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AB 600 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 25503.6 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Alcoholic beverages: tied-house restrictions: advertising

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

Existing law generally prohibits a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages and a winegrower from paying, crediting, or compensating a retailer for advertising or paying or giving anything of value for the privilege of placing a sign or advertisement with a retail licensee. It authorizes, as an exception, the holder of a winegrower’s license, a beer manufacturer, a distilled spirits manufacturer, or… More
Existing law generally prohibits a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages and a winegrower from paying, crediting, or compensating a retailer for advertising or paying or giving anything of value for the privilege of placing a sign or advertisement with a retail licensee. It authorizes, as an exception, the holder of a winegrower’s license, a beer manufacturer, a distilled spirits manufacturer, or a distilled spirits manufacturer’s agent, to purchase advertising space and time from, or on behalf of, an on-sale retail licensee, under certain conditions, if the on-sale retail licensee is the owner, manager, agent of the owner, assignee of the owner’s advertising rights, or major tenant of specified facilities. Existing law specifies that any coercion or other illegal means to induce the purchase of advertising, permitted under this section by a specified licensee, is a crime. This bill would expand the exceptions to existing law to allow beer manufacturers, winegrowers, distilled spirits rectifiers, distilled spirits manufacturers, or distilled spirits manufacturer’s agents to purchase advertising space and time from, or on behalf of, on-sale retail licensees at specified facilities located in the City of Santa Clara, as provided. This bill would expand the scope of an existing crime thus imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Santa Clara. 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. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

SB 1222 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 1385 of the Penal Code, Relating to Dismissal.

Dismissal: criminal action

Marty Block / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law authorizes the judge or magistrate, either of his or her own motion or upon the application of the prosecuting attorney, and in furtherance of justice, to order a criminal action to be dismissed. Existing law requires the reasons for the dismissal to be set forth in an order entered upon the minutes. This bill would require the judge or magistrate to state the reasons for the… More
Existing law authorizes the judge or magistrate, either of his or her own motion or upon the application of the prosecuting attorney, and in furtherance of justice, to order a criminal action to be dismissed. Existing law requires the reasons for the dismissal to be set forth in an order entered upon the minutes. This bill would require the judge or magistrate to state the reasons for the dismissal orally on the record. The bill would also require the court to set forth the reasons for the dismissal in an order entered upon the minutes if requested by either party or in any case in which the proceedings are not being recorded electronically or reported by a court reporter. The bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. Hide

SB 978 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 264.2 of the Penal Code, Relating to Rape Victims.

Rape victims: local rape victim counseling centers: notice

Mark DeSaulnier / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires a law enforcement officer assigned to a sexual assault case, or his or her agency, to immediately notify the local rape victim counseling center, whenever a victim of an alleged rape or an alleged violation of other specified sex crimes is transported to a hospital for any medical evidentiary or physical examination. This bill would allow the hospital to notify the local… More
Existing law requires a law enforcement officer assigned to a sexual assault case, or his or her agency, to immediately notify the local rape victim counseling center, whenever a victim of an alleged rape or an alleged violation of other specified sex crimes is transported to a hospital for any medical evidentiary or physical examination. This bill would allow the hospital to notify the local rape victim counseling center when the victim is presented to the hospital for the medical or evidentiary physical examination, upon approval of the victim. Hide

AB 1101 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 35401.7 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: State Highway Route 101: carriers of livestock

Wesley Chesbro / The bill has become law (chaptered).

(1)Existing law exempts, until January 1, 2015, licensed carriers of livestock from certain limitations of access upon highways when those carriers are directly en route to or from a point of loading or unloading of livestock on specified portions of State Highway Route 101, if the travel is necessary and incidental to the shipment of the livestock, and certain conditions are met. This bill would… More
(1)Existing law exempts, until January 1, 2015, licensed carriers of livestock from certain limitations of access upon highways when those carriers are directly en route to or from a point of loading or unloading of livestock on specified portions of State Highway Route 101, if the travel is necessary and incidental to the shipment of the livestock, and certain conditions are met. This bill would extend the operation of that exemption until all specified route improvements are completed, and the Director of Transportation makes a determination that a certain combination of vehicles is authorized to operate on specified portions of State Highway Route 101. (2)Existing law requires the Director of Transportation to notify the Secretary of State if, prior to January 1, 2012, the director determines that the removal of certain trees is the only possible adjustment to State Highway Route 101 that would accommodate truck sizes allowed to travel on specified portions of State Highway Route 101 pursuant to the exemption described in (1) above, the notification of which would repeal that exemption. Existing law also requires the Director of Transportation to notify the Secretary of State if, prior to January 1, 2015, the director determines that safety improvements to specified portions of State Highway Route 101 have resulted in the reclassification of the entire segment as a terminal access route, as specified, the notification of which would repeal the exemption described in (1) above. This bill would extend the operation of those provisions to the date that all specified route improvements are completed, and the Director of Transportation makes a determination that a certain combination of vehicles is authorized to operate on specified portions of State Highway Route 101. Hide

AB 148 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 2940 and 2942 of the Fish and Game Code, Relating to the Salton Sea.

Salton Sea restoration

Manuel Perez / The bill has become law (chaptered).

(1)Existing law requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, in consultation and coordination with the Salton Sea Authority, to lead Salton Sea restoration efforts. Existing law requires the secretary and the Legislature to maintain full authority and responsibility for any state obligation under a specified Quantification Settlement Agreement. Existing law requires the secretary and… More
(1)Existing law requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, in consultation and coordination with the Salton Sea Authority, to lead Salton Sea restoration efforts. Existing law requires the secretary and the Legislature to maintain full authority and responsibility for any state obligation under a specified Quantification Settlement Agreement. Existing law requires the secretary and the Legislature to have final approval for any proposed restoration plan. This bill would revise language stating legislative intent regarding restoring the Salton Sea. The bill would eliminate the requirement that the secretary and the Legislature have final approval for any proposed restoration plan. The bill would recast the requirement that the secretary and the Legislature maintain full authority and responsibility for any state obligation under the Quantification Settlement Agreement to instead provide that specified provisions of law do not alter any state responsibility under the Quantification Settlement Agreement or the state’s authority to carry out that responsibility. (2)Existing law authorizes the Salton Sea Authority to lead a restoration funding and feasibility study, in consultation with the Natural Resources Agency, as prescribed. This bill would instead authorize the authority to lead a feasibility study, in coordination and under contract with the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, as prescribed. (3)Existing law prohibits an evaluation, study, review, or other activity undertaken pursuant to specified provisions of law from delaying the planning and implementation of ongoing and planned mitigation projects, including, but not limited to, the Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project or other mitigation measures pursuant to existing state and federal programs and agreements. This bill would also prohibit an evaluation, study, review, or other activity undertaken pursuant to those provisions of law from delaying the planning and implementation of ongoing and planned restoration projects. Hide

AB 1561 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 18804 and 18808 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation.

Taxpayer contributions: California firefighters’ and peace officer memorial funds

Freddie Rodriguez / The bill has become law (chaptered).

The Personal Income Tax Law authorizes an individual to contribute amounts in excess of his or her tax liability for the support of specified funds, including, among others, the California Firefighters’ Memorial Fund and the California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation Fund. Existing law provides for the repeal of the contribution provisions for these funds on January 1, 2016. This bill would… More
The Personal Income Tax Law authorizes an individual to contribute amounts in excess of his or her tax liability for the support of specified funds, including, among others, the California Firefighters’ Memorial Fund and the California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation Fund. Existing law provides for the repeal of the contribution provisions for these funds on January 1, 2016. This bill would instead repeal those provisions on January 1, 2021. Hide

AB 1627 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 11406 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: registration services: disclosure of service fees

Jimmy Gomez / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law defines the term “registration service” for purposes of the Vehicle Code and excludes from that definition certain activities. Existing law prohibits a person from acting as a registration service, engaging in the business of soliciting or receiving any application for the registration, renewal of registration, or transfer of registration or ownership of any vehicle of a type… More
Existing law defines the term “registration service” for purposes of the Vehicle Code and excludes from that definition certain activities. Existing law prohibits a person from acting as a registration service, engaging in the business of soliciting or receiving any application for the registration, renewal of registration, or transfer of registration or ownership of any vehicle of a type subject to registration under the Vehicle Code, or of soliciting or receiving an application for specified motor carrier permits, or transmitting or presenting any of those documents to the Department of Motor Vehicles, if any compensation is solicited or received for the service, without a license or temporary permit issued by the department. Under existing law, a registration service authorized by the department to engage in those activities is required to, among other things, display prominently at its place of business a sign indicating that the registration service is not a branch of the department and inform each customer of that fact. A violation of those provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would additionally require a registration service licensed by the department to engage in the activities described above to provide a disclosure to each customer that certain services may be provided by the department without an additional fee, as specified. By expanding the scope of an existing 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

AB 1722 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 21281.5 Of, and to Add Sections 20725 and 21051.6 To, the Food and Agricultural Code, Relating to Cattle, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Cattle protection

Frank Bigelow / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires any person who desires to use a brand in this state to record the brand with the Bureau of Livestock Identification. Existing law provides for the suspension and forfeiture of the right to use a brand under specified circumstances, including, among others, for failure to pay specified fees, and makes it unlawful for any person to use an unrecorded, forfeited, or canceled… More
Existing law requires any person who desires to use a brand in this state to record the brand with the Bureau of Livestock Identification. Existing law provides for the suspension and forfeiture of the right to use a brand under specified circumstances, including, among others, for failure to pay specified fees, and makes it unlawful for any person to use an unrecorded, forfeited, or canceled brand. Existing law requires cattle to be inspected prior to being moved or transported under certain circumstances, including whenever cattle are sold. A person who violates those provisions is liable to the Secretary of Food and Agriculture for a civil penalty, as specified, and a violation of the cattle protection laws is generally a misdemeanor. This bill would prohibit any person who is convicted of grand theft for feloniously stealing a horse, bovine animal, or specified other animals from registering and owning a brand for a period of 5 years following the date of conviction, and would require the secretary to terminate the person’s registration. The bill would require a person convicted of the offense specified above to submit to an inspection prior to any movement, transportation, or change in ownership. By expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law authorizes the secretary to impose a service charge not to exceed $10 for each site at which an inspection is performed, to be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund and continuously appropriated to the department for certain purposes relating to cattle protection and livestock. This bill would increase the ceiling amount the secretary is authorized to charge to $12. By increasing the amount of an existing fee, the revenue of which is deposited into a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation. 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 1768 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 8040 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Declaration of candidacy: residence address

Paul Fong / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires a candidate for public office to file a declaration of candidacy that contains, among other things, the residence address of the candidate. Existing law provides that a candidate for judicial office is not required to state his or her residence address on a declaration of candidacy. Existing law requires an elections official to verify whether a candidate’s residence… More
Existing law requires a candidate for public office to file a declaration of candidacy that contains, among other things, the residence address of the candidate. Existing law provides that a candidate for judicial office is not required to state his or her residence address on a declaration of candidacy. Existing law requires an elections official to verify whether a candidate’s residence address is within the appropriate political subdivision and add a specified notation on the declaration of candidacy if the candidate does not state his or her residence address on the declaration. Existing law provides specified procedures to make a voter’s registration information confidential, including a voter’s residence address. This bill would instead provide elections officials with the discretion to allow a candidate for judicial office to withhold his or her residence address from a declaration of candidacy. This bill would also provide elections officials with the discretion to allow a candidate for any office whose voter registration information is confidential, as specified, to withhold his or her residence address from a declaration of candidacy. Hide

AB 1796 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 19304 to the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation.

Franchise Tax Board: refunds: direct deposit: taxpayer form instructions

Eric Linder / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires the Franchise Tax Board to make a refund to a taxpayer of any overpayment of taxes. Existing law requires the Franchise Tax Board to revise returns to allow a taxpayer to designate more than one account for direct deposit of a refund. The Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust, California’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered by the Scholarshare Investment… More
Existing law requires the Franchise Tax Board to make a refund to a taxpayer of any overpayment of taxes. Existing law requires the Franchise Tax Board to revise returns to allow a taxpayer to designate more than one account for direct deposit of a refund. The Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust, California’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered by the Scholarshare Investment Board. Existing law authorizes the trust to enter into agreements with participants on behalf of beneficiaries subject to specified terms for higher education expenses. This bill would require the Franchise Tax Board to revise taxpayer form instructions for tax returns to include information about the ability of a taxpayer to directly deposit a portion of a refund into the Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust, as defined. This bill would require the Scholarshare Investment Board to provide the Franchise Tax Board with a description of that trust program before a date specified by the Franchise Tax Board, and that the revisions be completed in the most cost-effective manner. Hide