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AB 2562 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Sections 25420 and 25421 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Hazardous Materials.

Hazardous material: landfill gas

Felipe Fuentes / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to specify the maximum amount of vinyl chloride that may be found in landfill gas. Existing law prohibits a gas producer from knowingly selling, supplying, or transporting to a gas corporation, and a gas corporation from knowingly purchasing, landfill gas containing vinyl chloride in a concentration exceeding the maximum amount determined by… More
Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to specify the maximum amount of vinyl chloride that may be found in landfill gas. Existing law prohibits a gas producer from knowingly selling, supplying, or transporting to a gas corporation, and a gas corporation from knowingly purchasing, landfill gas containing vinyl chloride in a concentration exceeding the maximum amount determined by the commission. Existing law requires a person who produces, sells, supplies, or releases landfill gas for sale offsite to a gas corporation to sample and test, bimonthly, the gas at the point of distribution for chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. This bill would, on and after January 1, 2011, restrict the above provisions to gas collected at a Class I landfill. Hide

AB 2561 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 1250.310 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to Amend Section 14074 of the Corporations Code, to Repeal Sections 17925 and 41304 Of, and to Repeal Part 10.7 (Commencing with Section 17910) of Division 1 of Title 1 Of, the Education Code, to Amend Sections 32940 and 32942 of the Financial Code, to Amend Sections 9100 and 9101 of the Fish and Game Code, to Amend Sections 11041, 11550, 11553, 11553.5, 12802.5, 12805, 14450, 14684, 14684.1, 15814.22, 15814.23, 15814.30, 15814.34, 16366.2, 16366.35, 16366.6, 16366.7, 66645, and 66646 Of, to Amend and Renumber Section 15814.25 Of, to Repeal Sections 16366.3, 16366.4, 16366.5, 16366.8, 16366.9, and 16367.8 Of, the Government Code, to Amend Sections 44270.3, 44271, 44272, 44272.5, 44273, and 44274 of the Health and Safety Code, to Amend Sections 3808, 3810, 3822, 3822.1, 3822.2, 4799.16, 6815.2, 14584, 25000.1, 25005.5, 25104, 25106, 25205, 25207, 25209, 25210, 25211, 25212, 25213, 25214, 25215 25216, 25216.3, 25216.5, 25217.1, 25218, 25218.5, 25220, 25221, 25222, 25223, 25224, 25225, 25226, 25301, 25302, 25303, 25304, 25305, 25305.5, 25306, 25310, 25320, 25321, 25322, 25323, 25324, 25331, 25332, 25333, 25334, 25335, 25336, 25337, 25338, 25339, 25340, 25341, 25354, 25356, 25357, 25358, 25362, 25364, 25366, 25400, 25401, 25401.2, 25401.5, 25401.6, 25401.7, 25401.9, 25402, 25402.1, 25402.2, 25402.3, 25402.4, 25402.5, 25402.5.4, 25402.6, 25402.7, 25402.8, 25402.9, 25403, 25403.5, 25403.8, 25404, 25405.5, 25405.6, 25410.5, 25410.6, 25412, 25413, 25414, 25415, 25416, 25417, 25417.5, 25419, 25420, 25422, 25426, 25433, 25433.5, 25434, 25434.5, 25441, 25442, 25442.5, 25442.7, 25443, 25443.5, 25445, 25449.1, 25449.2, 25449.3, 25449.4, 25450, 25450.1, 25450.3, 25450.4, 25450.5, 25460, 25461, 25462, 25463, 25470, 25471, 25472, 25473, 25474, 25494, 25495, 25496, 25500, 25500.5, 25501, 25501.7, 25502, 25502.3, 25504, 25504.5, 25505, 25506, 25506.5, 25507, 25508, 25509, 25509.5, 25510, 25511, 25512, 25513, 25513.3, 25514, 25514.3, 25514.5, 25516, 25516.1, 25516.5, 25516.6, 25517, 25518, 25519, 25520, 25520.5, 25521, 25522, 25523, 25524.1, 25524.2, 25524.5, 25525, 25526, 25527, 25528, 25529, 25530, 25531, 25532, 25534, 25534.1, 25534.2, 25537, 25538, 25539, 25540, 25540.1, 25540.2, 25540.3, 25540.4, 25540.5, 25540.6, 25541, 25541.5, 25542, 25543, 25601, 25602, 25603, 25605, 25605.5, 25608, 25609, 25609.5, 25610, 25616, 25617, 25618, 25620, 25620.1, 25620.2, 25620.3, 25620.4, 25620.5, 25620.6, 25620.7, 25620.8, 25620.11, 25630, 25650, 25678, 25679, 25696, 25696.5, 25697, 25700, 25701, 25702, 25703, 25704, 25705, 25720, 25721, 25722, 25722.5, 25722.6, 25722.7, 25723, 25740.5, 25741, 25742, 25743, 25744, 25744.5, 25747, 25748, 25751, 25770, 25771, 25772, 25773, 25782, 25783, 25784, 25802, 25803, 25806, 25900, 25901, 25902, 25910, 25911, 25912, 25942, 25943, 25960, 25961, 25962, 25963, 25964, 25965, 25967, 25968, 26004, 26011.5, 26011.6, and 30404 Of, to Amend the Heading of Chapter 3 (Commencing with Section 25200) of Division 15 Of, to Amend and Repeal Section 25449 Of, to Add Sections 3806.5, 25104.1, 25104.2, 25205.5, 25207.5, and 25219 To, to Add Chapter 3.5 (Commencing with Section 25227) to Division 15 Of, to Add and Repeal Section 25208 Of, to Repeal Sections 3805.5, 25217, 25217.5, and 25603.5 Of, to Repeal Article 3 (Commencing with Section 25435) of Chapter 5.3 of Division 15 Of, and to Repeal and Add Sections 25200, 25201, 25202, 25203, 25204, and 25206 Of, the Public Resources Code, to Amend Sections 348, 352, 384, 398.3, 398.5, 399.2.5, 399.8, 399.11, 399.12, 399.12.5, 399.13, 399.15, 399.16, 399.17, 454.5, 464, 848.1, 1822, 2774.6, 2827, and 9502 Of, to Add Sections 345.1, 345.2, and 411 To, to Repeal Sections 346, 350, 360, and 365 Of, to Repeal Article 2 (Commencing with Section 334) of Chapter 2.3 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, and to Repeal Division 1.5 (Commencing with Section 3300) Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

Energy: commission and department

Mike Villines, Felipe Fuentes / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 29, 2010.

(1)Existing law establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the Electricity Oversight Board with jurisdiction related to energy matters. Existing law also provides the Office of Planning and Research, the Department of General Services, and the Office of the State Architect with jurisdiction over certain energy-related matters. This bill would abolish the… More
(1)Existing law establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the Electricity Oversight Board with jurisdiction related to energy matters. Existing law also provides the Office of Planning and Research, the Department of General Services, and the Office of the State Architect with jurisdiction over certain energy-related matters. This bill would abolish the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the Electricity Oversight Board. The bill would create the Department of Energy, headed by a Secretary of Energy, and would create the California Energy Board within the department. The bill would provide for the creation of various divisions and subdivisions as deemed necessary by the secretary. The secretary would be appointed by, and hold office at the pleasure of, the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. The bill would require the Governor to appoint the initial secretary by January 31, 2011. The bill would authorize the Governor to appoint an Assistant Secretary of Energy who would serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The bill would require the department to create a legal subcommittee comprised of specified members to develop a single statewide position on litigation concerning energy matters. The bill would provide that the California Energy Board consists of the following members: the Secretary of Energy who would be the chair of the board, 4 members of the public with qualifications, as specified, appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate, the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, and the President of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency and the President of the California Public Utilities Commission would serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the board. The bill would specify that the public members shall serve for a term of 4 years. The bill would require the board to nominate, for appointment by the Governor, a public adviser to the board who would serve for a 3-year term and may be removed upon the joint concurrence of 4 board members and the Governor. The bill would transfer certain authority and duties of the former Electricity Oversight Board to the Secretary of Energy and the Department of Energy. The bill would vest the new department and the California Energy Board with the powers, duties, responsibilities, obligations, liabilities, jurisdiction, and rights and privileges of the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, as specified. The bill would also transfer jurisdiction of certain energy-related matters from the Office of Planning and Research, the Department of General Services, and the Office of the State Architect to the Department of Energy or the California Energy board, as specified. (2)Existing law established the Katz Safe Schoolbus Clean Fuel Efficiency Demonstration Program to assist local educational agencies in replacing older schoolbuses with schoolbuses meeting federal safety standards that operate with greater efficiency and fewer adverse air emissions. This bill would repeal this program. (3)Existing law establishes the Small Business Energy Efficient Refrigeration Program and the State Solar Medallion Passive Design Competition. This bill would repeal the program and competition. (4)The California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Act establishes the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority and authorizes the authority to take various actions related to the generation and transmission of electricity and renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation programs. This bill would repeal that act. (5)Existing law requires the Department of Community Services and Development to administer federal funds for programs to provide energy assistance to qualified low-income households and to administer the community services block grant program. This bill would delete obsolete provisions. (6)The bill would make conforming changes in existing law. (7)The bill would provide that the provisions of the bill are severable. Hide

AB 2559 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 1798.17 Of, and to Add Section 1798.87 To, the Civil Code, Relating to Information Practices.

Social security numbers

John Perez / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law, the Information Practices Act of 1977, regulates the power of certain state agencies to possess and disclose personal information. Existing law, with certain exceptions, prohibits the disclosure of a person’s social number. This bill would prohibit a state agency, as defined, from requiring an applicant for any benefit, service, or privilege, or for participation in any program to… More
Existing law, the Information Practices Act of 1977, regulates the power of certain state agencies to possess and disclose personal information. Existing law, with certain exceptions, prohibits the disclosure of a person’s social number. This bill would prohibit a state agency, as defined, from requiring an applicant for any benefit, service, or privilege, or for participation in any program to provide his or her social security number unless the agency is otherwise expressly required by law to require that the applicant provide the social security number as a precondition to participation in the program or for receipt of the benefit, service, or privilege. This bill would similarly prohibit the agency from retaining the person’s social security number, and require the agency to conform their application forms. Hide

AB 2558 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 20160 of the Public Contract Code, Relating to Public Contracts.

Public contracts: cities

Kevin De Leon / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law establishes provisions governing contracts awarded to cities, as specified. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

AB 2557 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 820.27 to the Government Code, Relating to Liability.

Government tort claims: dentists

Mary Salas / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law governs the tort liability and immunity of public entities and their officers and employees, claims and actions against public entities and their officers and employees, insurance indemnification, and the defense and indemnification of public officers and employees. Existing law provides that a public employee is not liable for an injury resulting from his or her act or omission… More
Existing law governs the tort liability and immunity of public entities and their officers and employees, claims and actions against public entities and their officers and employees, insurance indemnification, and the defense and indemnification of public officers and employees. Existing law provides that a public employee is not liable for an injury resulting from his or her act or omission where the act or omission was the result of the exercise of the discretion vested in him or her, whether or not that discretion is abused. This bill would provide that a licensed dentist, as defined, is entitled to all of the immunities from liability provided a public employee when treating or diagnosing a patient at no cost to the patient, as specified. The bill would provide instead that the state may be held liable for any injury or damages resulting from that treatment or diagnosis. Hide

AB 2556 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 6593.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation.

State Board of Equalization: administration: interest waiver: foreign purchases

Jean Fuller / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 19, 2010.

The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. That law exempts from use tax, the storage, use, or the consumption of… More
The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. That law exempts from use tax, the storage, use, or the consumption of the first $800 of tangible personal property that is purchased in a foreign country and hand-carried into this state within a 30- day period. That law requires the payment of interest at a specified rate on a failure to timely pay taxes, from the date on which those amounts became due and payable to the state until the date of payment. That law authorizes the State Board of Equalization, in its discretion, to relieve all or any part of interest imposed under specified circumstances. This bill would allow the members of the board, meeting as a public body, to relieve, for a taxpayer, as described, all or any part of the interest imposed on the failure to timely pay use tax on the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property, where the board discovered the nonpayment as a result of obtaining information with respect to the liability from the United States Customs Service, if the tax is remitted within 90 days of notification by the board. Hide

AB 2555 (2009-2010) - An Act Relating to Aging, Making an Appropriation Therefor, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Ombudsman programs: appropriation

Mike Feuer, Dave Jones, Jim Nielsen / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 28, 2010.

Existing law establishes the State Health Facilities Citation Penalties Account into which moneys derived from civil penalties for violations of state law are deposited. Moneys in this account may be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the protection of health or property of residents of long-term health care facilities, as specified. Existing law, the Mello-Granlund Older… More
Existing law establishes the State Health Facilities Citation Penalties Account into which moneys derived from civil penalties for violations of state law are deposited. Moneys in this account may be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the protection of health or property of residents of long-term health care facilities, as specified. Existing law, the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act, establishes the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in the California Department of Aging. Existing law requires the department to allocate all federal and state funds for local ombudsman programs according to a specified schedule. This bill would appropriate the sum of $1,600,000 from the State Health Facilities Citation Penalties Account to the department to fund local ombudsman programs in accordance with the distribution schedule during the 2010–11 fiscal year.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

AB 2553 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Article 19.6 (Commencing with Section 8433) to Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, Relating to Kindergarten Readiness.

Kindergarten readiness

Julia Brownley / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 21, 2010.

Existing law requires the State Department of Education to develop prekindergarten learning development guidelines, focusing on preparing 4- and 5-year-old children for kindergarten. The guidelines are required to identify appropriate developmental milestones for each age, how to assess where children are in relation to the milestones, and suggested methods for achieving the milestones.This bill… More
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to develop prekindergarten learning development guidelines, focusing on preparing 4- and 5-year-old children for kindergarten. The guidelines are required to identify appropriate developmental milestones for each age, how to assess where children are in relation to the milestones, and suggested methods for achieving the milestones.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature that California establish a statewide kindergarten readiness data collection tool, or set of tools. The bill would require that if the State Department of Education commences the process for the development of a data collection tool or tools, that certain components be included and that a plan for implementation of the tool or tools address specified issues. The bill would establish a group of representatives to collaborate with the department on the development of the data collection tool or tools. Hide

AB 2552 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Sections 15268 and 15270 Of, and to Add Section 15151 To, the Education Code, Relating to Education Finance.

Education finance: cash out refinancing

Brian Nestande / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law establishes the system of public elementary and secondary schools and public institutions of higher education in this state. Under existing law, part of the funding for the public institutions of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions in this state is derived from the sale of bonds whose issuance is approved by voters either statewide or within the jurisdiction of a… More
Existing law establishes the system of public elementary and secondary schools and public institutions of higher education in this state. Under existing law, part of the funding for the public institutions of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions in this state is derived from the sale of bonds whose issuance is approved by voters either statewide or within the jurisdiction of a local educational agency. This bill would authorize a portion of the proceeds of the sale of refunding bonds to be set aside and applied solely to the purposes for which the bonds to be refunded were authorized to be issued by the voters and limits that amount to the net present value if the amount by which the total debt service to maturity on the bonds to be refunded exceeds the total debt service to maturity on the refunding bonds. Existing law authorizes the issuance of school district bonds if the tax rate would not exceed $30 per $100,000, or $60 per $100,000 in the case of a unified school district, of taxable property when the assessed valuation is projected to increase in accordance with specified constitutional provisions.This bill would authorize those bonds at those rates when the assessed valuation of the taxable property is projected to increase, instead, at an annual rate no greater than the average annual rate of growth in assessed value in the issuing district over a 20-year period preceding the issuance. Hide

AB 2550 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 11503 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Public Utilities.

Municipal utility districts

Cameron Smyth / The bill has been introduced.

The Municipal Utility District Act governs the formation and governance of a municipal utility district. The act defines for its purposes the terms “district,” “special district,” and “board.” This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those definitions.