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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

AB 1817 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 49040 Of, and to Add Section 49041 To, the Education Code, Relating to Voter Registration.

Voter registration: high school pupils

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

Existing law permits a county elections official to deputize as registrars of voters qualified citizens, and permits a deputy registrar to register persons to vote. Existing law requires the last two full weeks in April and in September to be known as “high school voter weeks,” during which time deputy registrars of voters are allowed to register to vote students and school personnel on high… More
Existing law permits a county elections official to deputize as registrars of voters qualified citizens, and permits a deputy registrar to register persons to vote. Existing law requires the last two full weeks in April and in September to be known as “high school voter weeks,” during which time deputy registrars of voters are allowed to register to vote students and school personnel on high school campuses in areas designated by the school administration. This bill would instead designate the last two full weeks in April and in September to be “high school voter education weeks,” during which time persons authorized by the county elections official are allowed to register to vote students and school personnel on high school campuses in areas designated by the administrator of the high school, or his or her designee. Under existing law, a person may not be registered as a voter except by affidavit of registration. A person is entitled to register to vote if he or she is a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election. Existing law requires a properly executed affidavit of registration to be deemed effective upon receipt of the affidavit by the county elections official, if received on or before the 15th day prior to an election, or as otherwise specified. Existing law, operative when the Secretary of State certifies that the state has a statewide voter registration database that complies with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, authorizes a person who is at least 17 years of age and otherwise meets all voter eligibility requirements to submit his or her affidavit of registration. The affidavit of registration is deemed effective as of the date the affiant will be 18 years of age. This bill would permit the administrator of a high school, or his or her designee, to appoint one or more pupils who are enrolled at that high school to be voter outreach coordinators. This bill would permit a voter outreach coordinator to coordinate voter registration activities on the high school campus that would encourage eligible persons to apply to register to vote by submitting an affidavit of registration. This bill would permit the voter outreach coordinator, with the approval of the administrator or his or her designee, to coordinate other election-related activities on his or her high school campus, as specified. Hide

AB 2749 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend and Renumber Sections 13997.2 and 13997.7 Of, to Amend Sections 12098.3, 63035, 63040, 63056, and 63089.5 Of, and to Add the Heading of Article 6.5 (Commencing with Section 12100) to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 Of, the Government Code, and to Amend Section 44559.1 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Economic Development.

Economic development

Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy / The bill has become law (chaptered).

(1)Existing law defines specified terms relating to economic development and authorizes the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and its secretary to expend specified funds. This bill would renumber these provisions, and would instead authorize the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and its director to expend these funds. (2)The Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and… More
(1)Existing law defines specified terms relating to economic development and authorizes the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and its secretary to expend specified funds. This bill would renumber these provisions, and would instead authorize the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and its director to expend these funds. (2)The Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act establishes the Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, governed by a board of directors composed of 5 members. The act requires the bank to annually submit to the Governor and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee a report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year. The act also requires the bank to establish criteria, priorities, and guidelines for the selection of projects to receive its assistance that includes compliance with the State Environmental Goals and Policy Report, or its successor. Existing law prohibits review of the expenditures of the bank’s infrastructure bank fund, except for by the Legislature, as specified. This bill would modify the bank’s annual reporting requirement to, among other requirements, be instead transmitted to the Governor and the Legislature, and require the executive director of the bank to post the report on the bank’s Internet Web site. This bill would waive compliance with the State Environmental Goals and Policy Report, or its successor, as a factor for receiving the banks’s assistance, if the report has not been updated, as specified. This bill would modify the Legislature’s review of the bank relating to the infrastructure bank fund, to among other things, include the amount of credit and liabilities of the fund, based on an audit of the fund at the close of the prior fiscal year. (3)Existing law, the Small Business Financial Assistance Act of 2013, until January 1, 2018, continues in existence the California Small Business Expansion Fund, a continuously appropriated fund which includes General Fund moneys, and authorizes all or a portion of the funds in the expansion fund to be paid out to a financial institution or financial company that will establish a trust fund and act as a trustee of the funds, as specified. Existing law authorizes the program manager, as defined, to create one or more accounts in the expansion fund and the trust fund for corporations participating in one or more programs authorized by the Small Business Financial Assistance Act of 2013 and the California Disaster Assistance Act, as specified. Existing law, on and after January 1, 2018, eliminates the authorization to utilize funds in the expansion fund and the trust fund for corporations participating in one or more programs pursuant to the California Disaster Assistance Act. This bill would continue the authorization to utilize funds in the expansion fund and the trust fund for corporations participating in one or more programs pursuant to the California Disaster Assistance Act, as specified. Hide

AB 474 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 30324 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Coastal Resources.

California Coastal Commission: ex parte communications: disclosure forms

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

Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, establishes the California Coastal Commission and prohibits a member of the commission from conducting an ex parte communication unless the commission member fully discloses and makes public that communication, as specified. The act further requires the commission to adopt standard disclosure forms for reporting ex parte communications that… More
Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, establishes the California Coastal Commission and prohibits a member of the commission from conducting an ex parte communication unless the commission member fully discloses and makes public that communication, as specified. The act further requires the commission to adopt standard disclosure forms for reporting ex parte communications that include specified information relating to the date, time, and location of the communication, the identity of the person or persons initiating and the person receiving the communication, and a complete description of the content of the communication. This bill would revise the information to be included in those standard disclosure forms to also include the identity of the person on whose behalf the communication was made, the identity of all persons present during the communication, and a complete, comprehensive description of the content of the ex parte communication, including a complete set of all text and graphic material that was part of the communication. Hide

ACR 117 (2013-2014) - Relative to the Hanren Chang Memorial.

Hanren Chang Memorial

Phil Ting / The bill has become law (chaptered).

This measure would request the Department of Transportation to grant, without charge, an encroachment permit or permits, if required, authorizing an appropriate memorial plaque, funded by nonstate sources, to be placed within the right-of-way of State Highway Route 35 within the vicinity of the pedestrian beacon between Vale Avenue and Forest View Drive in San Francisco in memory of Hanren Chang.

ACR 126 (2013-2014) - Relative to Women Veterans.

Women veterans

Toni Atkins / The bill has become law (chaptered).

This measure would proclaim June 12, 2014, as Women Veterans’ Day and urge all citizens to join in celebrating the many contributions of women to our military forces.

ACR 143 (2013-2014) - Relative to the Buffalo Soldiers.

Buffalo Soldiers: Yosemite National Park

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

This measure would recognize the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and would honor the important role they played in the history of our national parks.

ACR 148 (2013-2014) - Relative to Maternal Mental Health Care.

Task Force on the Status of Maternal Mental Health Care

Bonnie Lowenthal / The bill has become law (chaptered).

This measure would request the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, a nonprofit organization, to establish a task force on the status of maternal mental health care.