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SB 682 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add and Repeal Section 52377.5 of the Education Code, Relating to Individuals with Exceptional Needs.

Individuals with exceptional needs: academic and occupational training: pilot program

Alex Padilla / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 17, 2009.

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish the capacity to provide transition services such as employment and academic training, strategic planning, interagency coordination, and parent training for a broad range of individuals with exceptional needs, including autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. This bill, contingent upon the availability of federal… More
Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish the capacity to provide transition services such as employment and academic training, strategic planning, interagency coordination, and parent training for a broad range of individuals with exceptional needs, including autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. This bill, contingent upon the availability of federal funds for this purpose, would authorize a county office of education or consortium of county offices of education to establish pilot programs for the purposes of providing combined academic and occupational training to secondary school pupils with autism spectrum disorders and other exceptional needs. The bill would require a county office of education or consortium of county offices of education that establishes a pilot program pursuant to these provisions to submit an evaluation containing specified information about the program to the State Department of Education, the Assembly Committee on Education, and the Senate Committee on Education on or before January 1, 2014. These provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2015. Hide

SB 675 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add and Repeal Article 5.5 (Commencing with Section 54698) of Chapter 9 of Part 29 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, Relating to Partnership Academies.

Partnership academies: Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Job Training, Career Technical Educatio

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

Existing law establishes the partnership academies program as a school-business partnership program to provide occupational training to educationally disadvantaged high school pupils. Under existing law, the Superintendent of Public Instruction is required to award grants to school districts maintaining high schools to plan, establish, and maintain these partnership academies. Existing law… More
Existing law establishes the partnership academies program as a school-business partnership program to provide occupational training to educationally disadvantaged high school pupils. Under existing law, the Superintendent of Public Instruction is required to award grants to school districts maintaining high schools to plan, establish, and maintain these partnership academies. Existing law requires the surcharge imposed on the consumption of electricity in the state to be transferred to the Energy Resources Programs Account in the General Fund, which is available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for ongoing energy programs and projects. This bill would require the Controller annually to allocate $8,000,000 from the Energy Resources Program Account, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for expenditure in the form of local grants to be allocated pursuant to the existing provisions for creating and maintaining partnership academies. The bill would require a grantee to implement or maintain a partnership academy that focuses on employment in clean technology businesses and renewable energy businesses and provides skilled workforces for the products and services for energy or water conservation, or both, renewable energy, pollution reduction, or other technologies. The bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to develop guidelines, that would be exempted from the Administrative Procedure Act, to ensure that programs receiving grants reflect current state energy policies and priorities as well as provide skills and education linked to the needs of relevant industries. The bill would authorize a school district to apply for planning grants for implementing a partnership academy and would allow the Superintendent to expend up to 5% of the funds transferred to the Superintendent to pay the costs incurred in the administration of this program. The bill would require the State Department of Education in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to provide a report to the Legislature that includes a description of the curriculum and substance of the programs funded by grants awarded pursuant to these provisions, and specified data. The bill would provide that the bill’s provisions would become inoperative on June 30, 2016, and, as of January 1, 2017, would repeal these provisions. Hide

SB 662 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Sections 26840.7 and 26840.8 of the Government Code, and to Amend Sections 18293, 18304, and 18305 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence: marriage license fees

Leland Yee, Ellen Corbett / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

Existing law requires the collection of fees for issuing marriage licenses and for confidential marriage licenses. Existing law requires the collection of a fee in addition to the basic fee for the issuance of a marriage license and for the issuance of an authorization for the performance of marriages without a license, in the amount of $23. Existing law requires the additional $23 fee to be… More
Existing law requires the collection of fees for issuing marriage licenses and for confidential marriage licenses. Existing law requires the collection of a fee in addition to the basic fee for the issuance of a marriage license and for the issuance of an authorization for the performance of marriages without a license, in the amount of $23. Existing law requires the additional $23 fee to be collected by the county clerk for deposit into county domestic violence shelter-based programs special funds. Existing law requires fees collected in the special funds to be disbursed to approved domestic violence shelter-based programs that meet certain requirements on a yearly or more frequent basis. This bill would authorize a county board of supervisors to authorize an increase of the above-described fee from $23 to $33. Existing law provides that proposed or existing domestic violence shelter-based programs that meet the aforementioned requirements shall receive funding from the county domestic violence shelter-based programs special funds. This bill would, instead, provide that only existing domestic violence shelter-based programs that meet the requirements shall receive funding. Existing law allows specified local jurisdictions to retain fees received at the time of issuance of a marriage license in excess of the $23 fee. This bill would add Sonoma County as a jurisdiction to whom this provision applies. Existing law requires the money in the special funds to be disbursed using a request for qualification (RFQ) process. This bill would require the RFQ process to involve a determination of whether a domestic violence shelter-based program meets the aforementioned requirements. If a domestic violence shelter-based program meets those requirements, the bill would provide that the program has successfully completed the RFQ process. The bill would provide that an RFQ process shall not be construed to mean a competitive bidding process. Existing law authorizes a county to establish a program for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in the county by establishing or funding domestic violence shelter-based programs that meet the aforementioned requirements. Existing law authorizes geographically adjacent counties to combine their respective domestic violence shelter-based programs funds in order to establish one or more domestic violence shelter-based programs, in order to provide services to the clients of each county that combines its funds with another county. This bill would provide that a county may only fund a domestic violence shelter-based program that is located outside of the county if the funding county is funding all domestic violence shelter-based programs located within its borders that meet the aforementioned requirements and the program located outside of the funding county provides services to residents of the funding county. Hide

SB 660 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 1923.1 to the Civil Code, Relating to Reverse Mortgages.

Reverse mortgages

Lois Wolk / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 1, 2010.

Existing law defines and regulates reverse mortgage loans. This bill would provide that a lender, broker, person, or entity that recommends the purchase of a reverse mortgage in anticipation of financial gain owes the prospective borrower a duty of honesty, good faith, and fair dealing, as defined. This bill would provide that a person or entity shall not attempt to avoid the application of… More
Existing law defines and regulates reverse mortgage loans. This bill would provide that a lender, broker, person, or entity that recommends the purchase of a reverse mortgage in anticipation of financial gain owes the prospective borrower a duty of honesty, good faith, and fair dealing, as defined. This bill would provide that a person or entity shall not attempt to avoid the application of these provisions, as specified. Hide

SB 655 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 6369 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy.

Sales and use taxes: exemption: diabetic supplies

Alex Padilla / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on August 19, 2009.

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 provides various exemptions from that tax, including an… 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 provides various exemptions from that tax, including an exemption for insulin and insulin syringes furnished by a registered pharmacist to a person for treatment of diabetes as directed by a physician. This bill would expand this exemption to be applicable to insulin, insulin syringes, skin puncture lancets, and glucose test strips furnished by a registered pharmacist or any retailer, as provided. Counties and cities are authorized to impose local sales and use taxes, and districts, as defined, are authorized to impose transactions and use taxes, in conformity with state sales and use taxes. Exemptions from state sales and use taxes enacted by the Legislature are incorporated into these taxes. Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code provides that the state will reimburse counties and cities for revenue losses caused by the enactment of sales and use tax exemptions. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made and the state shall not reimburse local agencies for sales and use tax revenues lost by them pursuant to this bill. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy, but its operative date would depend on its effective date. Hide

SB 653 (2009-2010) - An Act Relating to State Employees.

State employees: memorandum of understanding

Lou Correa / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 17, 2010.

Under existing law, a provision of a memorandum of understanding reached between the state employer and a recognized employee organization representing state civil service employees that requires the expenditure of funds does not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act. This bill would approve provisions that require the expenditure of funds of a memorandum of… More
Under existing law, a provision of a memorandum of understanding reached between the state employer and a recognized employee organization representing state civil service employees that requires the expenditure of funds does not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act. This bill would approve provisions that require the expenditure of funds of a memorandum of understanding entered into between the state employer and an unspecified bargaining unit, and would provide that these provisions will become effective even if these provisions are approved by the Legislature in legislation other than the annual Budget Act. This bill would provide that provisions of the memorandum of understanding approved by this bill that require the expenditure of funds will not take effect unless funds for these provisions are specifically appropriated by the Legislature, and would require the state employer and the affected employee organization to meet and confer to renegotiate the affected provisions if funds for these provisions are not specifically appropriated by the Legislature. Hide

SB 632 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 54957.6 Of, and to Add Sections 34096 and 54957.05 To, the Government Code, and to Add Section 33138 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Public Officers.

Government compensation: disclosure

Lou Correa / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on August 31, 2010.

(1)Existing law charges the Controller with various duties, including, among others, superintending the fiscal concerns of the state. Existing law authorizes a city council to enact an ordinance providing each member of the city council a salary based on the population of the city, and to provide for other forms of compensation, as specified. This bill would require the Controller to determine,… More
(1)Existing law charges the Controller with various duties, including, among others, superintending the fiscal concerns of the state. Existing law authorizes a city council to enact an ordinance providing each member of the city council a salary based on the population of the city, and to provide for other forms of compensation, as specified. This bill would require the Controller to determine, based on a review of public records or reported salary information, whether a city is an excess compensation city, as defined. The bill would authorize a city to request a hearing, as specified, to contest the Controller’s determination. The bill would require the Controller, if the city does not request a hearing or if the Attorney General concurs with the Controller’s determination after a hearing, to notify the city and the redevelopment agency in the city of the city’s status as an excess compensation city, as prescribed. (2)The Community Redevelopment Law authorizes the establishment of redevelopment agencies in communities to address the effects of blight, as defined, in blighted areas in those communities known as project areas, and authorizes the agency to issue bonds. This bill would prohibit the agency, once the agency has received written notice from the Controller that the city is an excess compensation city, from adopting a redevelopment plan for a new project area or amending an existing redevelopment plan for existing project areas; from issuing new bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations, as specified; and from encumbering any funds or expending any moneys derived from any source except as specified. (3)Existing law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, requires that all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency be open and public and all persons be permitted to attend unless a closed session is authorized. The act authorizes a legislative body to hold a closed session with the local agency’s designated representatives regarding various issues, including compensation, regarding its represented and unrepresented employees, but the legislative body is prohibited from taking final action on the proposed compensation of one or more unrepresented employees. Existing law also requires that all contracts of employment with a local agency, as defined, for certain positions be ratified in an open session of the governing body and be reflected in the governing body’s minutes. This bill would require that any individual contract of employment or amendment to a contract of employment with an employee who is or will be employed by, and report directly to, the legislative body of the local agency be ratified in an open session of the legislative body after prescribed information regarding the contract or amendment to the contract is made available in a conspicuous location on the local agency’s Internet Web site, if it maintains one, and in a location that is freely accessible to the public, no later than 5 days prior to the meeting to ratify the contract or amend the contract. By expanding the duties of local officials, these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would also specify that final action on the proposed compensation of one or more unrepresented employees who are to be employed by, and report directly to, the legislative body of the local agency only be taken in open session, consistent with the prescribed disclosure requirements. By expanding the duties of local officials, these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program. (4)The bill would express a legislative finding and declaration that, to ensure the statewide integrity of local government, disclosure of compensation paid to officers and designated employees is an issue of statewide concern and not a municipal affair and that, therefore, all cities, including charter cities, would be subject to the provisions of the bill. (5)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

SB 629 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 3260.3 to the Civil Code, Relating to Works of Improvement.

Private works of improvement: retention proceeds

Carol Liu / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on August 20, 2009.

Existing law generally regulates the terms and conditions of contracts for private works of improvement. Existing law requires that, within 45 days after the date of completion, as defined, retention proceeds withheld from any payment by the owner to the original contractor, or by the original contractor to any subcontractor, be released, except as specified. Existing law provides that, if a bona… More
Existing law generally regulates the terms and conditions of contracts for private works of improvement. Existing law requires that, within 45 days after the date of completion, as defined, retention proceeds withheld from any payment by the owner to the original contractor, or by the original contractor to any subcontractor, be released, except as specified. Existing law provides that, if a bona fide dispute exists between an original contractor and a subcontractor, the original contractor may withhold from the retention payment up to 150% of the disputed amount. This bill, applicable to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2010, would prohibit retention proceeds withheld from any payment made by the owner to the original contractor from exceeding 5% of the amount of the payment otherwise due under the contract. The bill would prohibit the percentage of the retention proceeds withheld from any payment made by the original contractor to any subcontractor, or by a subcontractor to another subcontractor, from exceeding 5% of the amount of the payment otherwise due under the contract, or the percentage of each payment that may be withheld under the contract between the owner and the original contractor, whichever is less. This bill would require that with respect to a contract between an owner and an original contractor, between an original contractor and a subcontractor, or between 2 subcontractors, any retention proceeds withheld shall be released within 45 days after the party seeking payment serves a fully executed conditional waiver and release, as provided. The bill would provide that it does not prohibit the withholding of funds pursuant to the above provisions of law governing amounts in dispute. This bill would also provide that these provisions shall not apply if the owner or original contractor provides written notice to the original contractor or subcontractor, prior to or at the time that the bid is requested, that performance and payment bonds may be required. Hide

SB 625 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Sections 1270, 1270.1, 1272.1, 1275, and 1319 of the Penal Code, Relating to Crime.

Crimes: bail: release on own recognizance

Rod Wright / The bill was voted on by the Senate on June 2, 2009.

Existing law requires a defendant who is in custody and is arraigned on a complaint alleging a misdemeanor, including a defendant arrested pursuant to an out-of-county warrant involving only misdemeanors, to be released on his or her own recognizance, unless the court makes a finding on the record that the release will compromise public safety or will not reasonably assure the appearance of the… More
Existing law requires a defendant who is in custody and is arraigned on a complaint alleging a misdemeanor, including a defendant arrested pursuant to an out-of-county warrant involving only misdemeanors, to be released on his or her own recognizance, unless the court makes a finding on the record that the release will compromise public safety or will not reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant as required. This bill would require a court, in deciding consistent with specified constitutional provisions whether to make one of these findings, to also consider the defendant’s record of appearance at past court hearings or of flight to avoid prosecution, the maximum potential sentence that could be imposed, and the ties of the defendant to the community. Existing law provides that before any person who has been arrested for a violent felony or certain other crimes is released on bail in an amount other than that specified in the schedule of bail for the offense, or is released on his or her own recognizance, a hearing shall be held at which the court shall consider certain enumerated factors including any evidence offered by the detained person regarding his or her ties to the community and his or her ability to post bond. This bill would also require the court, in determining consistent with specified constitutional provisions whether to change the bail or release the detained person, to consider what will reasonably assure the appearance of the detained person as required. Existing law requires a court to order release of a defendant on bail pending appeal if the defendant demonstrates certain matters, including, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant is not likely to flee. For purposes of determining whether the defendant is not likely to flee, existing law requires the court to consider specified criteria. This bill would also require the court to consider, consistent with specified constitutional provisions, whether bail would provide reasonable assurance of the appearance of the defendant as required. Existing law requires a judge or magistrate to take specified information, including the seriousness of the offense charged, into consideration when setting, reducing, or denying bail. This bill would require the court, consistent with specified constitutional provisions, to also consider the maximum potential sentence that could be imposed and the ties of the defendant to the community. Existing law provides that a defendant charged with a violent felony shall not be released on his or her own recognizance where it appears, by clear and convincing evidence, that he or she previously has been charged with a felony offense and has willfully and without excuse from the court failed to appear in court as required while that charge was pending. In all other cases, in making a determination as to whether or not to grant release under these provisions, the court is required to consider specified information. This bill would also require the court to consider, consistent with specified constitutional provisions, whether the release would provide reasonable assurance of the appearance of the defendant as required, the defendant’s record of appearance at past court hearings or of flight to avoid prosecution, the maximum potential sentence that could be imposed, and the ties of the defendant to the community. Because these provisions could result in more jail time for those awaiting trial or appeal, this 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, 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

SB 624 (2009-2010) - An Act to Repeal Section 425.2 of the Government Code, Relating to the State Rock.

State rock

Gloria Romero / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 21, 2010.

Existing law establishes various animals, vegetables, and minerals as emblematic of the state and provide that serpentine is the official state rock and lithologic emblem. This bill would remove serpentine as the state rock and lithologic emblem.