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SB 897 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 66452 of the Government Code, Relating to Land Use.

Subdivision maps

Dave Cox / The bill has been introduced.

The Subdivision Map Act establishes a statewide regulatory framework for controlling the subdividing of land. It generally requires a subdivider to submit and file a tentative or vesting tentative map, which is made for the purpose of showing the design and improvement of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around it. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to… More
The Subdivision Map Act establishes a statewide regulatory framework for controlling the subdividing of land. It generally requires a subdivider to submit and file a tentative or vesting tentative map, which is made for the purpose of showing the design and improvement of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around it. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the vesting tentative map requirement. Hide

SB 896 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 56011 of the Government Code, Relating to Local Government.

Local government: organization

Dave Cox / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 defines various terms for purposes of the act, including, among others, “affected city.” This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to this definition.

SB 893 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 8121 of the Probate Code, Relating to Decedent’s Estates.

Decedent’s estates: publication of notice of hearing

Tom Harman / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law provides that prior to the hearing of a petition for administration of a decedent’s estate, the petitioner is required to serve notice of the hearing on each heir of the decedent or executor named in the will, as specified. Under existing law, that notice of hearing is also required to be published in a newspaper of general circulation prior to the hearing, as specified. This bill… More
Existing law provides that prior to the hearing of a petition for administration of a decedent’s estate, the petitioner is required to serve notice of the hearing on each heir of the decedent or executor named in the will, as specified. Under existing law, that notice of hearing is also required to be published in a newspaper of general circulation prior to the hearing, as specified. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision. Hide

SB 892 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 1569.17 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Care Facilities.

Care facilities

Elaine Alquist / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 29, 2010.

Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure of residential care facilities by the department. Existing law requires a criminal record check of applicants for a license, special permit, or certificate of approval to operate a residential care facility for the elderly, or for other persons, including nonclients who reside in those… More
Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure of residential care facilities by the department. Existing law requires a criminal record check of applicants for a license, special permit, or certificate of approval to operate a residential care facility for the elderly, or for other persons, including nonclients who reside in those facilities and staff and employees. Existing law requires that an application be denied if it is found that the applicant or any of the other designated persons has been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation. Existing law authorizes the Director of Social Services to grant an exemption from disqualification under these provisions, but prohibits the director from granting an exemption in the case of certain crimes. This bill would add additional specified crimes with respect to which the director is prohibited from granting an exemption. This bill would also add specified crimes with respect to which the director is prohibited from granting an exemption within 10 years of either the date the person was convicted of the offense or the date the person was released from incarceration for the offense, whichever is later. Hide

SB 891 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 12309.5 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to In-Home Supportive Services.

In-Home Supportive Services program: needs assessment

Carol Liu / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on May 24, 2010.

Existing law provides for the county-administered In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons receive services enabling them to remain in their own homes. Under existing law, personal care services provided to a qualified individual who is eligible for Medi-Cal benefits are a Medi-Cal covered benefit, under the Personal Care Services Program… More
Existing law provides for the county-administered In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons receive services enabling them to remain in their own homes. Under existing law, personal care services provided to a qualified individual who is eligible for Medi-Cal benefits are a Medi-Cal covered benefit, under the Personal Care Services Program (PCSP). Under existing law, the department is responsible for procuring and implementing a new Case Management Information and Payroll System (CMIPS) for the IHSS/PCSP program, including specified minimum requirements, to provide case management, payroll, and management information for the program. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to develop a uniform assessment tool to ensure that IHSS services are delivered in all counties in a uniform manner. Existing law requires counties to use the needs assessment tool to evaluate a recipient’s functioning in various activities, as prescribed, and to quantify the recipient’s functioning using a 5-point scale to rank each function. Under existing law, a recipient is assigned a functional index score, which is a weighted average based on the recipient’s individual rankings, that is used in the assessment of IHSS services. This bill would require the department and the State Department of Health Care Services to jointly convene a stakeholder review process, as specified, to obtain information and comments regarding imposition of a tax on payments received by in-home care providers, or entities that arrange for the provision of that care, and the potential for increased federal financial participation as a result of these tax revenues, and alternatives to the state’s methodology for deriving a functional index score for IHSS consumers.This bill would require the department and the State Department of Health Care Services to jointly report stakeholder recommendations to the Legislature no later than August 1, 2011, and to submit an implementation plan based on the stakeholder recommendations no later than November 1, 2011. This bill would require the department, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services, to obtain funding from private or public sources to finance the stakeholder review process and implementation plan. This bill would specify that no General Fund moneys shall be used for this purpose. Hide

SB 890 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 1389.5 Of, and to Add Sections 1366.5, 1367.001, and 1367.003 To, the Health and Safety Code, and to Amend Section 10119.1 Of, and to Add Sections 10112.1, 10112.3, and 10112.58 To, the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.

Health care coverage

Elaine Alquist, Darrell Steinberg / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

Existing law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on and after January 1, 2014, requires a health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in the individual or group market to accept every employer and individual in the state that applies for that coverage, as specified, and requires issuers in the individual and small group markets to ensure that the coverage… More
Existing law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on and after January 1, 2014, requires a health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in the individual or group market to accept every employer and individual in the state that applies for that coverage, as specified, and requires issuers in the individual and small group markets to ensure that the coverage includes a specified essential benefits package. The act requires an essential health benefits package to provide coverage in one of 5 levels based on actuarial value, as specified. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law imposes various requirements with respect to individual contracts and policies issued by health care service plans and health insurers. Existing law requires a health care service plan to permit, at least once each year, an individual who has been covered for at least 18 months under an individual plan contract issued by the health care service plan to transfer, without medical underwriting, as defined, to another individual plan contract offered by the health care service plan having equal or lesser benefits, as specified. Existing law imposes a parallel requirement with respect to individual policies issued by health insurers. This bill would eliminate the 18-month requirement and would require plans and insurers to allow an individual to transfer to another individual contract or policy without medical underwriting on the annual renewal date of his or her contract or policy. Commencing July 1, 2011, the bill would require plans and insurers to categorize all products offered in the individual market into 5 tiers according to actuarial value, as specified, and would require plans and insurers to disclose this value and other information in certain disclosure forms. Existing law prohibits a health care service plan from expending for administrative costs, as defined, an excessive amount of the payments the plan receives for providing health care services to its subscribers and enrollees. The Insurance Commissioner is required to withdraw approval of an individual or mass-marketed policy of disability insurance if the commissioner finds that the benefits provided under the policy are unreasonable in relation to the premium charged, as specified. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prohibits a health insurance issuer issuing health insurance coverage from establishing lifetime limits or unreasonable annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary, as specified. The act also requires a health insurance issuer issuing health insurance coverage to provide an annual rebate to each enrollee if the ratio of the amount of the revenue expended by the issuer on costs to the total amount of premium revenue is less than a certain percentage, as specified. This bill would require health care service plans and health insurers to comply with the requirements imposed under those provisions to the extent required under federal law. Because a willful violation of the bill’s requirements with respect to health care service plans would be a crime, the bill 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

SB 889 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 5653.2 to the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Fish and Wildlife, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Vacuum or suction dredge equipment: permits: refund

Sam Aanestad / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 15, 2010.

Existing law prohibits the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment by any person in any river, stream, or lake of this state without a permit issued by the Department of Fish and Game. Existing law designates the issuance of permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment to be a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and suspends the issuance of permits, and… More
Existing law prohibits the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment by any person in any river, stream, or lake of this state without a permit issued by the Department of Fish and Game. Existing law designates the issuance of permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment to be a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and suspends the issuance of permits, and mining pursuant to a permit, until the department has completed an environmental impact report for the project as ordered by the court in a specified court action. Existing law prohibits the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment in any river, stream, or lake, for instream mining purposes, until the Director of Fish and Game certifies to the Secretary of State that (1) the department has completed the environmental review of its existing vacuum or suction dredge equipment regulations as ordered by the court, (2) the department has transmitted for filing with the Secretary of State a certified copy of new regulations, as necessary, and (3) the new regulations are operative. This bill would require the department, upon request, to refund the amount of the permit fee paid in 2009 by a person issued a vacuum or suction dredge equipment permit and subject to the latter prohibition. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

SB 886 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 12301.26 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Social Services.

In-home supportive services providers: electronic timekeeping

Dean Florez / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 15, 2010.

Existing law provides for the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons receive services enabling them to remain in their own homes. Existing law permits services to be provided under the IHSS program either through the employment of individual providers, a contract between the county and an entity for the provision of services, the… More
Existing law provides for the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons receive services enabling them to remain in their own homes. Existing law permits services to be provided under the IHSS program either through the employment of individual providers, a contract between the county and an entity for the provision of services, the creation by the county of a public authority, or a contract between the county and a nonprofit consortium. Counties are responsible for administering the program. Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons, including specified in-home services. Under existing law, IHSS recipients who are eligible for the Medi-Cal program, are provided with personal care option services, as defined, in lieu of receiving these services under the IHSS program. Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services is required, in consultation and coordination with county welfare departments, to establish and implement statewide hourly task guidelines and instructions to provide counties with a standard tool for consistently and accurately assessing service needs and authorizing service hours to meet those needs. This bill would authorize a county human services department responsible for administering specified in-home services, at its option, to use electronic timekeeping, as defined, for purposes of verifying hours completed for in-home recipients, as defined. The bill would authorize a provider of the specified services to retain the option of using paper timesheets, as specified. This bill would authorize the State Department of Social Services to implement and administer the bill through all-county letters or similar instructions from the director, as specified. This bill would require electronic timekeeping procedures under the bill to comply with information and data requirements of the existing Case Management Information and Payroll System (CMIPS) or its successor system, when it is implemented. The bill would provide that, if any part of the bill conflicts with federal requirements prescribing conditions for the allocation of federal funds to the state, the conflicting part shall not be implemented, solely to the extent of the conflict. Hide

SB 884 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Sections 6225 and 6459 Of, and to Add Section 6225.1 To, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Sales and use taxes: use tax: administration

Roy Ashburn / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 9, 2010.

The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property. In order to facilitate the collection of the use tax, a qualified purchaser, as defined, is required to register with the State Board of Equalization and to report and pay by April 15 the use tax owed for the previous… More
The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property. In order to facilitate the collection of the use tax, a qualified purchaser, as defined, is required to register with the State Board of Equalization and to report and pay by April 15 the use tax owed for the previous calendar year, as provided. This bill, for reporting periods commencing on and after January 1, 2010, would revise the above requirements to instead provide that a qualified purchaser is subject to other related provisions governing returns and payments and would authorize the board, for the 2009 calendar year reporting period only, to grant a reasonable extension of time for filing a return when it determines that good cause exists pursuant to these provisions. The bill would declare that its provisions and retroactive application serve a public purpose, as specified. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

SB 883 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 21073.1 of the Government Code, Relating to Public Employees’ Retirement.

Public employees’ retirement: service credit

Roy Ashburn / The bill has been introduced.

The Public Employees’ Retirement Law provides a comprehensive set of rights and benefits for members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System based upon age, service credit, and final compensation. That law establishes retirement formulas, known as the Second Tier, modified First Tier, and First Tier, that are applicable to specified members of the retirement system. Under that law, a… More
The Public Employees’ Retirement Law provides a comprehensive set of rights and benefits for members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System based upon age, service credit, and final compensation. That law establishes retirement formulas, known as the Second Tier, modified First Tier, and First Tier, that are applicable to specified members of the retirement system. Under that law, a member who elects to be subject to Second Tier benefits shall be paid his or her accumulated contributions plus interest, subject to specified conditions. Under that law, effective January 1, 2000, a member who received service credit subject to Second Tier benefits may elect to become subject to First Tier benefits and contribution rates. That law requires a member who elects to become subject to First Tier benefits to deposit accumulated contributions the member withdrew while he or she was subject to Second Tier benefits, plus interest, as specified. This bill would make a technical, and nonsubstantive change to these provisions. Hide