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AB 2040 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 12463 and 53892 Of, and to Add Article 10.5 (Commencing with Section 53908) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 Of, the Government Code, Relating to Local Government.

Compensation of elected officials, officers, and employees: reporting and disclosure

Cristina Garcia / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires the officer of each local agency, as specified, who has charge of the financial records of the local agency to furnish to the Controller a report of specified information that includes, among other things, all the financial transactions of the local agency during the next preceding fiscal year. Existing law requires the Controller to compile and publish reports of the… More
Existing law requires the officer of each local agency, as specified, who has charge of the financial records of the local agency to furnish to the Controller a report of specified information that includes, among other things, all the financial transactions of the local agency during the next preceding fiscal year. Existing law requires the Controller to compile and publish reports of the financial transactions of each county, city, city and county, and special district, respectively, together with any other matter he or she deems of public interest. This bill would require a local agency to additionally report to the Controller the annual compensation of its elected officials, officers, and employees. This bill would also require a local agency that is required to submit a financial report to the Controller and that maintains an Internet Web site to post the annual compensation information of its elected officials, officers, and employees that is submitted to the Controller and posted on the Controller’s Government Compensation in California Internet Web site. This bill would require the Controller to display the financial reports and the public official compensation on the Controller’s Internet Web site in a format that may be printed and downloaded. This bill would require the Controller and local agencies to consult regarding the reporting instructions for the disclosure of compensation information. By requiring a local agency to report and disclose additional information regarding its public officials in a specified manner, 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

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AB 2048 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4221, and 4225 Of, and to Add Sections 4213.1 and 4220.1 To, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Fire Prevention.

Fire prevention fees: state responsibility areas

Brian Dahle, Wesley Chesbro, Rich Gordon / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, on or before September 1, 2011, to adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee in an amount not to exceed $150 to be charged on each structure, defined as a building used or intended to be used for human habitation, on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area. This bill would delete the definition… More
Existing law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, on or before September 1, 2011, to adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee in an amount not to exceed $150 to be charged on each structure, defined as a building used or intended to be used for human habitation, on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area. This bill would delete the definition of “structure” for purposes of the fire prevention fee and instead use “habitable structure,” which the bill would define to mean a building that contains one or more dwelling units that can be occupied for residential use, as provided. The bill would also include the definition of “person” and “owner of a structure,” as provided. The bill would require the fee to be levied upon the owner of a habitable structure identified by the department as located within the state responsibility area if that person owns the habitable structure on July 1 of the year for which the fee is due. The bill would authorize the board to exempt from the fire prevention fee any habitable structure that is subsequently deemed uninhabitable as a result of a natural disaster during the year the fee is due if certain conditions are met. Existing law requires the board to adjust the fire prevention fee annually using prescribed methods. This bill would instead authorize the board to adjust the fee using those methods. Existing law establishes the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund and requires the board to report to the Legislature every January 1 on the status and uses of the fund. This bill would instead require the board to report to the Legislature every January 31. Existing law authorizes a person from whom the fire prevention fee is determined to be due to petition for a redetermination of whether the fee applies to that person within 30 days after service upon the person of a notice of determination. Existing law requires the petition for redetermination to be in writing and be sent to the department, the board, and the State Board of Equalization. This bill would, if a petition for redetermination is filed after the expiration of the 30-day time period, authorize the petition to be treated as an administrative protest or claim for refund if the department determines that the facts presented indicate that the fire prevention fee originally determined may have been excessive or the amount or the application of the fee may have been the result of an error by the department, its agent, or the State Board of Equalization. This bill would delete the requirements that the petition for redetermination be sent to the board and the State Board of Equalization. Existing law requires a penalty of 20% of the fee determined to be due to be added to the amount due and payable for each 30-day period in which the fee remains unpaid. This bill would prohibit the above penalty from being imposed or added after January 1, 2015, to any fee that remains unpaid or any fee that is not paid when due and payable. The bill would instead add a penalty of 10% to the amount due in accordance with existing law relating to late fee payments. Hide

AB 2056 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Part 9 (Commencing with Section 12880) to Division 2 Of, the Insurance Code, Relating to Insurance.

Insurance: pet insurance

Matt Dababneh / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law governs the business of insurance and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to provide oversight over the insurance industry including, life and disability insurance, health insurance, workers’ compensation, and liability insurance. The commissioner is authorized to, among other things, conduct investigations and bring enforcement actions against insurers for violations of the laws… More
Existing law governs the business of insurance and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to provide oversight over the insurance industry including, life and disability insurance, health insurance, workers’ compensation, and liability insurance. The commissioner is authorized to, among other things, conduct investigations and bring enforcement actions against insurers for violations of the laws governing the business of insurance. This bill would regulate pet insurance policies that are marketed, issued, amended, renewed, or delivered, whether or not in California, to a California resident, on or after July 1, 2015, regardless of the situs of the contract or master group policyholder, or the jurisdiction in which the contract was issued or delivered. The bill would define certain terms and specify certain disclosures a pet insurer is required to make to consumers. The bill would also require an insurer transacting pet insurance in this state to disclose, among other things, whether the policy excludes coverage because of a preexisting condition, a hereditary disorder, a congenital anomaly, or a chronic condition, and would require that pet insurance policies have a free look cancellation period of not less than 30 days, as provided. This bill would authorize the commissioner to hold a hearing to determine if an insurer is in violation of the provisions governing pet insurance and to assess a civil penalty, which is to be determined by the commissioner but not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, or $10,000 for a willful violation. The hearing would be required to be conducted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, except as specified, and a person found to be in violation may have the proceedings reviewed by means of any remedy pursuant to a specified statute or the Administrative Procedure Act. The bill would authorize the commissioner to adopt reasonable rules and regulations, as necessary, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act in order to implement these requirements. Hide

AB 2062 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 1316.1 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Health Facilities.

Health facilities: surgical technologists

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

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health facilities by the State Department of Public Health. A violation of the provisions governing health facilities constitutes a misdemeanor. Existing law requires specified health facilities to employ a dietitian and requires health facilities owned and operated by the state offering care within the scope of practice of a psychologist… More
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health facilities by the State Department of Public Health. A violation of the provisions governing health facilities constitutes a misdemeanor. Existing law requires specified health facilities to employ a dietitian and requires health facilities owned and operated by the state offering care within the scope of practice of a psychologist to establish rules and medical staff bylaws that include provisions for medical staff membership and clinical privileges for clinical psychologists, as specified. This bill would prohibit a health facility, as defined, from employing a surgical technologist or contracting with an individual to practice surgical technology at the facility, unless the individual possesses specified training and certification or was practicing surgical technology at a health facility at any time prior to January 1, 2015. The bill would exempt a facility from this requirement if the facility documents its inability to recruit a sufficient number of individuals that meet the requirements regarding training and certification or prior practice, as specified, and would require that certain individuals complete specified continuing education or skills training in surgical technology. The bill would provide that a violation of these requirements is not a crime. Hide

AB 2122 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 653w of the Penal Code, Relating to Crimes.

Crimes: audiovisual work: recordings

Raul Bocanegra / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law makes it a crime for a person who knowingly advertises or offers for sale or resale, or sells or resells, or causes the rental, sale, or resale of, or rents, or manufacturers, or possesses for these purposes, any recording or audiovisual work, the outside cover, box, jacket, or label of which does not clearly and conspicuously disclose the actual true name and address of the… More
Existing law makes it a crime for a person who knowingly advertises or offers for sale or resale, or sells or resells, or causes the rental, sale, or resale of, or rents, or manufacturers, or possesses for these purposes, any recording or audiovisual work, the outside cover, box, jacket, or label of which does not clearly and conspicuously disclose the actual true name and address of the manufacturer of the recording or audiovisual work and the name of the actual author, artist, performer, producer, programmer, or group, as specified. If the offense involves at least 100 articles of audio recordings or 100 articles of audiovisual works, existing law makes the offense punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony. This bill would make the above provisions applicable to the commercial equivalent of 100 articles of audio recordings or 100 articles of audiovisual works. By expanding the definition of a crime, 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

AB 2126 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 3505.2 and 3505.4 of the Government Code, Relating to Public Employment.

Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: mediation

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

The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act requires the governing body of a local public agency to meet and confer in good faith regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment with representatives of a recognized employee organization. The act requires, if a tentative agreement is reached and the governing body adopts the tentative agreement, that the parties prepare jointly a nonbinding… More
The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act requires the governing body of a local public agency to meet and confer in good faith regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment with representatives of a recognized employee organization. The act requires, if a tentative agreement is reached and the governing body adopts the tentative agreement, that the parties prepare jointly a nonbinding written memorandum of understanding of the agreement. Under existing law, if representatives of the public employee agency and the recognized employee organization fail to reach agreement, the parties may agree together upon the appointment of a mutually agreeable mediator. This bill instead would permit either party to request mediation and would require the parties to agree upon a mediator, if either party has provided the other with a written notice of declaration of impasse. If the parties cannot agree upon a mediator, the bill would authorize either party to request the board to appoint a mediator. The bill would require the board to appoint a mediator within 5 days after receipt of the party’s request, as prescribed. A public agency would not be required to proceed to mediation in its negotiations with respect to a bargaining unit under the above-described circumstances if the public agency has an impasse procedure that includes, at a minimum, a process for binding arbitration. The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act requires the Public Employment Relations Board to determine in disputed cases whether a particular item is within or without the scope of representation. Existing law requires the governing body of a local public agency, or those boards, commissions, administrative officers, or other representatives as may be properly designated by law or by a governing body, to meet and confer in good faith regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment with representatives of recognized employee organizations. Existing law authorizes an employee organization to request that the parties’ differences be submitted to a factfinding panel not sooner than 30 days or more than 45 days following the appointment or selection of a mediator pursuant to the parties’ agreement to mediate or a mediation process required by a public agency’s local rules. Existing law authorizes an employee organization, if the dispute was not submitted to a mediation, to request that the parties’ differences be submitted to a factfinding panel not later than 30 days following the date that either party provided the other with a written notice of a declaration of impasse. Existing law prohibits an employee organization’s procedural right to request a factfinding panel from being waived expressly or voluntarily. This bill would authorize differences under these provisions to include those differences that arise from any dispute over any matter within the scope of representation as to which an obligation to meet and confer exists, and are not limited to negotiations after impasse after collective bargaining for a new or successor memorandum of understanding. The bill would limit the criteria that the factfinders would be required to consider to those criteria that the factfinders deem relevant to the dispute. The bill would authorize an employee organization to voluntarily waive the right to request a factfinding panel, in writing. The bill would include legislative findings and declarations that certain of these amendments are clarifying and declaratory of existing law. Hide

AB 2141 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 48297 to the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Attendance.

Pupil attendance: truancy: referrals for prosecution

Isadore Hall, Rob Bonta / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law defines a truant as any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse 3 full days in one school year, or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the schoolday without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof. Existing law provides that a… More
Existing law defines a truant as any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse 3 full days in one school year, or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the schoolday without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof. Existing law provides that a pupil who is required to be reported as a truant is subject to specified penalties for the first to 4th instances that a truancy report is issued to a pupil, and, under certain circumstances, he or she may be judged a ward of the juvenile court. Existing law provides that a parent, guardian, or other person having control of or charge of any pupil who is a truant or chronic truant is guilty of, among other things, an infraction and subject to specified penalties for the first to 3rd or subsequent convictions. Existing law provides that any minor pupil who is a habitual truant, is irregular in attendance at school, or is habitually insubordinate or disorderly during attendance at school may be referred to a school attendance review board or to the probation department for services if the probation department has elected to receive these referrals. Existing law, under specified circumstances, authorizes a school attendance review board to notify the district attorney or the probation officer, or both, if the district attorney or the probation officer has elected to participate in a truancy mediation program, as specified. Existing law, under specified circumstances, also authorizes a school attendance review board or probation officer to direct the county superintendent of schools to request a petition on behalf of the pupil in the juvenile court of the county. This bill would require a state or local agency conducting a truancy-related mediation or prosecuting a pupil or a pupil’s parent or legal guardian pursuant to these provisions, among others, to provide the school district, school attendance review board, county superintendent of schools, probation department, or any other agency that referred the truancy-related mediation, criminal complaint, or petition with the outcome of each referral, as specified. By imposing additional duties on local officials, 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, 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 2155 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 19851.2 to the Government Code, Relating to State Employees.

Nurses and certified nurse assistants: overtime

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

Existing law generally requires the workweek of state employees to be 40 hours, and the workday of state employees to be 8 hours. Under existing law, it is the policy of the state to avoid the necessity for overtime work whenever possible. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2016, prohibit a nurse, defined as a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse, or a certified nursing assistant… More
Existing law generally requires the workweek of state employees to be 40 hours, and the workday of state employees to be 8 hours. Under existing law, it is the policy of the state to avoid the necessity for overtime work whenever possible. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2016, prohibit a nurse, defined as a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse, or a certified nursing assistant (CNA), employed by the State of California in a state facility, as defined, from being compelled to work in excess of the regularly scheduled workweek or work shift, except under certain circumstances, including the occurrence of a catastrophic event in a state facility. This bill would prohibit a state facility from discriminating, dismissing, discharging, or making an employment decision adverse to the nurse or CNA for his or her refusal to accept those additional hours, and would specify that a refusal to accept those additional hours does not constitute patient abandonment or neglect, as specified. The bill would require management and supervisors to consider employees in a specified order of priority in order to fulfill the additional staffing needs of a facility. This bill would enact other related provisions. The bill would make a statement of legislative intent with regards to prohibiting mandatory overtime for nurses and CNAs employed by the State of California in a state facility. Hide

AB 2195 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 256, 257, and 258 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Juveniles.

Juveniles: truancy

Katcho Achadjian / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides that a juvenile hearing officer may hear and dispose of any case in which a minor is alleged to have committed any one of specified misdemeanors or infractions. In those cases, the juvenile court is known as the Informal Juvenile and Traffic Court. Existing law also provides that a minor may be adjudged to be a ward of the juvenile court on the basis of certain noncriminal… More
Existing law provides that a juvenile hearing officer may hear and dispose of any case in which a minor is alleged to have committed any one of specified misdemeanors or infractions. In those cases, the juvenile court is known as the Informal Juvenile and Traffic Court. Existing law also provides that a minor may be adjudged to be a ward of the juvenile court on the basis of certain noncriminal conduct, including truancy, as specified. This bill would authorize a juvenile hearing officer to hear cases in which a minor is alleged to come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court on the basis of truancy, as specified. The bill would authorize a hearing before a juvenile hearing officer, referee, or judge to be conducted upon a written notice to appear for truancy, with the consent of the minor. The bill would prohibit a judge, referee, or juvenile hearing officer from proceeding with a hearing of a minor on the basis of truancy unless the court has been presented with evidence that the minor’s school has undertaken certain actions to address the minor’s truancy and the available record of previous attempts to address the minor’s truancy. The bill would provide that a court in these cases may restrict the minor’s driving privilege, order the minor to pay a fine of not more than $50, and order the minor to perform community service. The bill would, among other things, authorize the judge, referee, or juvenile hearing officer to give the minor the opportunity to demonstrate improved attendance before imposing those orders. Hide

AB 2243 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 2105.5 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Elections: voting rights guide: incarcerated persons

Shirley Weber / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides that in order to be entitled to register to vote a person must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, 18 years of age, and not be incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction. Existing law also requires each county probation department to either establish and maintain on the county probation department’s Internet Web site a hyperlink to the Secretary of… More
Existing law provides that in order to be entitled to register to vote a person must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, 18 years of age, and not be incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction. Existing law also requires each county probation department to either establish and maintain on the county probation department’s Internet Web site a hyperlink to the Secretary of State’s voting rights guide for incarcerated persons or post a notice with the Internet Web site address that contains the Secretary of State’s voting rights guide for incarcerated persons in each probation office where probationers are seen. This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to either establish and maintain on the department’s Internet Web site a hyperlink to the Internet Web site at which the Secretary of State’s voting rights guide for incarcerated persons may be found or post in each parole office a notice that contains the Internet Web site address at which the voting rights guide may be found. Hide