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AB 993 (2011-2012) -

Mediation and counseling services: discipline and immunity

Don Wagner / The bill has been introduced.

AB 992 (2011-2012) - An Act to Amend Section 3346 of the Civil Code, to Amend Section 733 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to Amend Section 13007 of the Health and Safety Code, and to Amend Section 4435 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Civil Liability.

Civil liability: wildfires

Jim Nielsen / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 28, 2011.

Existing law specifies the measure of damages available for wrongful injuries to timber, trees, or underwood upon the land of another person, or removal of that wood, and for any trespass committed while acting in reliance upon a survey that improperly fixes the location of a boundary line. This bill would provide that damage caused by an escaping fire, other than an arson fire, shall not be… More
Existing law specifies the measure of damages available for wrongful injuries to timber, trees, or underwood upon the land of another person, or removal of that wood, and for any trespass committed while acting in reliance upon a survey that improperly fixes the location of a boundary line. This bill would provide that damage caused by an escaping fire, other than an arson fire, shall not be deemed a trespass for purposes of these provisions. The bill would provide that the amount of monetary damages recoverable by any person, including a governmental entity, for fire escaping to the land of another, other than arson, shall be limited to the fair market value of the land and timber affected by the fire in its prefire condition, less the fair market value of the land and timber in its postfire condition. The bill would provide that non-fee-based public benefit use, land conservation management activity, and timber operations conducted in compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining or related to fire safety shall not be deemed a foreseeable risk in the context of any damage related to fire or its escape onto the property of another. Existing law provides that any person who cuts down or carries off any wood, underwood, tree, or timber, or girdles or otherwise injures any tree or timber without lawful authority, as specified, is liable for treble the amount of damages that may be assessed therefor in a civil action. This bill would provide that this provision shall not apply to damages caused by any wildfire, other than an arson fire. Existing law provides that any person who personally or through another willfully, negligently, or in violation of law sets fire to, allows fire to be set to, or allows a fire kindled or attended by him or her to escape to the property of another is liable to the owner of that property for any damages to the property caused by the fire. This bill would apply to a person who negligently, or in violation of law, commits any of the acts described above, instead of a person who personally or through another willfully or negligently commits any of those acts. The bill would require an action for damages under this provision to be brought within 3 years of the date of official extinguishment of the fire. The bill would require a public entity to give notice within 90 days of the official extinguishment of a fire to any person it has probable cause to believe may be liable for damages caused by the fire so that the entity may bring a civil action to recover those damages. By increasing the duties of local fire protection agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Under existing law, if a fire originates from the operation or use of an engine, machine, barbecue, incinerator, railroad rolling stock, chimney, or any other device that may kindle a fire, the occurrence of the fire is prima facie evidence of negligence in the maintenance, operation, or use of that engine, machine, barbecue, incinerator, railroad rolling stock, chimney, or other device. If the fire escapes from the place where it originated and it can be determined which person’s negligence caused the fire, that person is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill, instead, would provide, if a fire originates from the operation or use of an engine, machine, barbecue, incinerator, railroad rolling stock, chimney, or any other device that may kindle a fire, and that fire escapes from the place where it originated, and it is proven that a person’s negligence proximately caused that fire, that person is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be held civilly liable for his or her negligence.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide

AB 991 (2011-2012) - An Act to Add Section 12019.5 to the Government Code, Relating to State Government.

State government: licenses: California Licensing and Permit Center

Kristin Olsen / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 26, 2011.

Existing law requires members of the public to obtain license, permits, or to register with state agencies prior to undertaking certain types of tasks. This bill would require the Governor to establish a Internet Web site, known as the California Licensing and Permit Center (CLPC), to assist the public with licensing, permitting, and registration requirements of state agencies. This bill would… More
Existing law requires members of the public to obtain license, permits, or to register with state agencies prior to undertaking certain types of tasks. This bill would require the Governor to establish a Internet Web site, known as the California Licensing and Permit Center (CLPC), to assist the public with licensing, permitting, and registration requirements of state agencies. This bill would require the Governor to operate, via both e-mail and telephone methods, a help center to assist applicants with licensing, permitting, and registration requirements. This bill would require state agencies that the Governor determines has licensing authority to cooperate with this program by providing accurate updated information about their licensing requirements. This bill would create the California License and Permit Fund in the State Treasury, and require state agencies that are required to participate in the CLPC to reallocate a portion of their operating budget, as specified, to pay for the operating cost of the CLPC. This bill would state that upon appropriation by the Legislature, revenues from the fund will be used only for purposes of the bill. This bill would require the CLPC to be provided to the public free of charge. Hide

AB 990 (2011-2012) - An Act to Amend Section 69954 of the Government Code, Relating to Court Transcripts.

Court transcripts

Michael Allen / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law authorizes a court, party, or person who has purchased a transcript to reproduce a copy or portion thereof as an exhibit, pursuant to court order or rule, or for internal use, without paying a further fee to the reporter, but prohibits otherwise providing or selling a copy or copies to any other party or person. This bill would additionally prohibit distributing, publishing, or… More
Existing law authorizes a court, party, or person who has purchased a transcript to reproduce a copy or portion thereof as an exhibit, pursuant to court order or rule, or for internal use, without paying a further fee to the reporter, but prohibits otherwise providing or selling a copy or copies to any other party or person. This bill would additionally prohibit distributing, publishing, or emailing a copy or copies of the transcript to any other party or person. The bill also would prohibit a court, party, or person that does not purchase a transcript, but, pursuant to a specified rule of court, requests another party to lend it that party’s copy of the transcript or is temporarily in possession of the transcript, from distributing, publishing, emailing, selling, or reproducing a copy or portion thereof without paying a fee to the reporter. The bill would provide that a transcript loaned pursuant to that rule of court may be used only to submit an appellate brief, as specified. Hide

AB 988 (2011-2012) - An Act to Amend Sections 1773, 1773.1, 1773.9, and 1776 of the Labor Code, Relating to Public Works.

Prevailing wages

Shannon Grove / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on January 4, 2012.

Existing law defines the term “public works” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages, the regulation of working hours, and the securing of workers’ compensation for public works projects. Existing law further requires that, except as specified, not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, determined by the Director of Industrial Relations as… More
Existing law defines the term “public works” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages, the regulation of working hours, and the securing of workers’ compensation for public works projects. Existing law further requires that, except as specified, not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, determined by the Director of Industrial Relations as specified, be paid to workers employed on public works projects, and imposes misdemeanor penalties for certain violations of this requirement. This bill would revise the manner in which the director determines the rate of general prevailing wages, including deleting the requirement that he or she consider the applicable wage rates established by collective bargaining agreements and the rates that may have been predetermined for federal public works, and deleting the requirement that the director consider further data from labor organizations and employers or employer associations and concerns where the rates do not constitute the rates actually paid in the locality. The bill would also revise the methodology that the director is required to use in determining the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which the public work is to be performed, including deleting certain requirement, and requiring the director to conduct a survey of the wages paid for work performed in each locality in which the public work is to be performed. Existing law requires the body awarding a contract for public work or undertaking a public work to pay holiday rates for all specified holidays or all holidays recognized in the applicable collective bargaining agreement, and provides that awarding bodies are not required to specify the holidays upon which holiday rates are paid in the contract for public work. This bill would require the holiday rates to be paid on all specified holidays, and would delete the authorization that they be paid instead on those dates recognized in a collective bargaining agreement. The bill would delete the provision stating that awarding bodies are not required to specify holidays in the contract for public work. Existing law provides that per diem wages for purposes of public works include employer payments for, among other things, specified worker protection and assistance programs or committees, industry advancement, collective bargaining agreements administrative fees, and any purposes similar to the other purposes specified for employer payments. This bill would delete these categories of employer payments from per diem wages for purposes of public works. Existing law requires, for purposes of per diem wage payments, that the credit for employer payments be computed on an annualized basis where the employer seeks credit for payments that are higher for public works projects than for private construction by that employer, except as specified. Existing law also requires a representative of any craft, classification, or type of worker needed to execute public works contracts to file with the Department of Industrial Relations copies of collective bargaining agreements and all modifications and extensions affecting per diem wages or holidays. This bill would delete these requirements. This bill would make related technical, nonsubstantive changes. Hide

AB 987 (2011-2012) - An Act to Add Section 35169 to the Education Code, to Amend Section 63036 of the Government Code, and to Amend Sections 1720, 1771, 1772, 1777.5 Of, to Add Sections 1771.1 and 1771.15 To, to Repeal Section 1720.3 Of, and to Repeal and Amend Section 1720.4 Of, the Labor Code, Relating to Public Works.

Public works: prevailing wages

Shannon Grove / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on January 4, 2012.

Existing law defines the term “public works” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages, the regulation of working hours, and the securing of workers’ compensation for public works projects. Existing law further requires that, except as specified, not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages be paid to workers employed on public works projects, and… More
Existing law defines the term “public works” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages, the regulation of working hours, and the securing of workers’ compensation for public works projects. Existing law further requires that, except as specified, not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages be paid to workers employed on public works projects, and imposes misdemeanor penalties for a violation of this requirement. Existing law exempts certain projects from the prevailing wage requirements, including public works projects of less than $1,000. This bill would specify that workers must be employed directly at the site of the work to be deemed employed upon public work. The bill would exempt from the prevailing wage requirements public projects of less than $100,000. The bill would also exempt from the prevailing wage requirements the governing board of a school district with regard to the construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of school facilities, any fabrication or prefabrication work done at a permanent offsite facilities of a contractor, a public work project of a local agency that adopts a resolution or ordinance, as specified, workers employed on a hospital seismic retrofitting project. The bill would also exempt from the definition of “public works,” for purposes of the prevailing wage requirements, work performed during the design and preconstruction phases of construction, including inspection and land surveying work and would delete provisions of existing law specifying that “public works” includes the hauling of refuse from a public works site to an outside disposal location. This bill would revise the definition of “public works,” as provided. This bill would exempt from the prevailing wage requirements contracts for which the state or any political subdivision pays a cumulative amount of less than 50% of the total payment under the contract directly to or on behalf of the contractor, subcontractor, or developer executing the contract, as provided. This bill would also exempt from the prevailing wage requirements contracts let for maintenance work. Existing law, the Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act, establishes the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank in the Trade and Commerce Agency, which requires public works financed by the bank to comply with those laws relating to payment of prevailing wages. This bill would remove the requirement that public works financed under that act comply with the prevailing wage requirements. Existing law, until January 1, 2017, specifies that the prevailing wage requirement does not apply to work performed on or after January 1, 2002, by a volunteer, a volunteer coordinator, or a member of the California Conservation Corps or of a certified community conservation corps, as defined. This bill would delete the January 1, 2017, date upon which this provision is repealed thus extending this provision indefinitely. Existing law imposes specified requirements on contracts of $30,000 or more of general contractors or specialty contractors with regard to the use of apprentices or journeymen on public works projects. This bill would instead impose these requirements on contracts of $100,000 or more.Because this bill would expand the application of the prevailing wage requirements, the violation of which are a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

AB 986 (2011-2012) - An Act to Amend Section 22361 of the Financial Code, Relating to Finance Lenders.

Finance lenders

Mike Eng / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law requires the Commissioner of Corporations to submit a report, on or before January 1, 2014, to the Senate Committee on Banking, Finance and Insurance and the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance summarizing the utilization of the Pilot Program for Affordable Credit-Building Opportunities and including recommendations relative to the continuation of the program. This bill would… More
Existing law requires the Commissioner of Corporations to submit a report, on or before January 1, 2014, to the Senate Committee on Banking, Finance and Insurance and the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance summarizing the utilization of the Pilot Program for Affordable Credit-Building Opportunities and including recommendations relative to the continuation of the program. This bill would specify that the report is required to be submitted to the Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions and the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance. Hide

AB 984 (2011-2012) - An Act Relating to Taxation.

Income taxes: credits: Mojave Air and Space Port Region

Shannon Grove / The bill has been introduced.

The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow a taxpayer to claim certain tax incentives for activities conducted in an enterprise zone, the Los Angeles Revitalization Zone, or in a targeted tax area, including credits for the amount of sales or use tax paid or incurred in connection with the purchase of qualified property and for certain wages paid to specified employees,… More
The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow a taxpayer to claim certain tax incentives for activities conducted in an enterprise zone, the Los Angeles Revitalization Zone, or in a targeted tax area, including credits for the amount of sales or use tax paid or incurred in connection with the purchase of qualified property and for certain wages paid to specified employees, treatment of the cost of certain depreciable property as an expense that is deductible, and a deduction for net operating losses. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact similar tax incentives for activities conducted in the Mojave Air and Space Port Region. Hide

AB 980 (2011-2012) -

School attendance review boards: communications

Susan Bonilla / The bill has been introduced.

AB 979 (2011-2012) -

Sales and use taxes: exemption: manufacturing

Jim Silva / The bill has been introduced.