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AB 1436 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 1569.33 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Community Care Facilities.

Community care facilities

Marie Waldron / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 8, 2014.

Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly by the State Department of Social Services. Existing law requires that every residential care facility for the elderly be subject to unannounced visits by the department, that reports on the results of each inspection, evaluation,… More
Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly by the State Department of Social Services. Existing law requires that every residential care facility for the elderly be subject to unannounced visits by the department, that reports on the results of each inspection, evaluation, or consultation shall be kept on file by the department, and that all inspection reports, consultation reports, lists of deficiencies, and plans of correction shall be open to the public. This bill would require the department to post, on the department’s Internet Web site, all inspection reports, consultation reports, violations, and plans of correction. This bill would also require the department to post on the department’s Internet Web site the number and nature of complaints filed against a facility within each calendar year, including whether a complaint is undergoing investigation, whether it has been substantiated or unsubstantiated, and whether it has been found to be inconclusive. Hide

AB 1437 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Chapter 4.6 (Commencing with Section 19060) to Part 3 of Division 9 of the Food and Agriculture Code, Relating to Medically Important Antimicrobials.

Medically important antimicrobials: livestock and poultry

Kevin Mullin / The bill has been introduced.

Under existing law, the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for enforcing provisions relating to the importation of animals, milk and milk products, produce dealers, and other agricultural regulations. Existing law, the California Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, establishes a meat and poultry inspection program and, in connection with the operation of that program by the… More
Under existing law, the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for enforcing provisions relating to the importation of animals, milk and milk products, produce dealers, and other agricultural regulations. Existing law, the California Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, establishes a meat and poultry inspection program and, in connection with the operation of that program by the department, authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to adopt, by regulation, standards and requirements that meet those prescribed by the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act.This bill would prohibit a livestock or poultry product from being sold in California if the livestock or poultry product is constituted of livestock or poultry that was administered a medically important antimicrobial for nontherapeutic use, such as growth promotion, feed efficiency, weight gain, or disease prevention. The bill would also prohibit a livestock or poultry product sold in California to be constituted of livestock or poultry that was administered a medically important antimicrobial for nonroutine disease control unless certain conditions are met. The bill would prohibit a livestock or poultry product from being sold in California unless the livestock or poultry product is constituted wholly or in part of livestock or poultry that was slaughtered at a registered slaughter facility and the slaughter facility annually reports specified information to the department regarding the use of medically important antimicrobials. The bill would also prohibit a medically important antimicrobial from being administered to a food-producing animal unless the medically important antimicrobial is administered for a therapeutic use and consistently with specified veterinarian provisions. The bill would require the department to establish, by regulation, a schedule for the implementation of these provisions and require that they be fully implemented on or before on January 1, 2020. The bill would require the department to post the information reported by the slaughter facilities on an Internet Web site commencing on or before December 31, 2017. This bill would require the department to adopt any regulations necessary to implement the provisions of the bill. Hide

AB 1441 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 49069.5 and 51225.2 of the Education Code, Relating to Foster Care Pupils.

Pupils in foster care: transfers between schools: educational record: course credit

Mark Stone / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on March 26, 2014.

Existing law establishes procedures for the transfer of pupils in foster care between schools and, among other things, requires the local educational agency from which the pupil is transferring to compile the complete educational record of the pupil, including a determination of seat time, full or partial credits earned, and current classes and grades. This bill would require a local educational… More
Existing law establishes procedures for the transfer of pupils in foster care between schools and, among other things, requires the local educational agency from which the pupil is transferring to compile the complete educational record of the pupil, including a determination of seat time, full or partial credits earned, and current classes and grades. This bill would require a local educational agency, as defined, in determining credits earned for coursework completed in a course that satisfies the requirements for graduation, to calculate and award credit for that course in proportion to the period of time the pupil attended the course and achieved a grade of D or higher. Existing law requires a school district and county office of education to which a pupil in foster care is being transferred to accept coursework satisfactorily completed by that pupil while attending another school, and requires credits accepted to be applied to the same or equivalent course, if applicable. Existing law prohibits a school district or county office of education from requiring the pupil in foster care to retake a course if the pupil has satisfactorily completed the entire course at another school, as specified. This bill would instead require a local educational agency, defined to also include a charter school, to accept full or partial credit and grades for coursework for which a pupil in foster care received a passing grade, as defined, while attending another school, and would prohibit a local educational agency from requiring a pupil in foster care to retake a course if the pupil has received a passing grade and completed the entire course in another school. The bill would specify that coursework completed in a course required for graduation shall be awarded in the same or an equivalent course that satisfies the requirements for graduation. The bill would require each local educational agency, at a regularly scheduled public hearing, to adopt a policy that establishes a method for awarding full or partial credit to pupils in foster care transferring between schools, and would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to issue a letter each year to each local educational agency notifying the agency of its responsibility to award all full and partial credit for courses to pupils in foster care who transfer between schools in accordance with specified provisions. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, 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 1445 (2013-2014) - An Act to Repeal and Add Division 26.7 (Commencing with Section 79700) of the Water Code, and to Repeal Section 2 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, Relating to Public Benefits Associated with Water Storage and Water Quality Improvement Projects, by Providing the Funds Necessary Therefor Through an Election for the Issuance and Sale of Bonds of the State of California, and for the Handling and Disposition of Those Funds, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

California Water Infrastructure Act of 2014

Dan Logue / The bill has been introduced.

(1)Existing law creates the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $11,140,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program. Existing law provides for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the… More
(1)Existing law creates the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $11,140,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program. Existing law provides for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. This bill would repeal these provisions. (2)Under existing law, various measures have been approved by the voters to provide funds for water supply and protection facilities and programs. This bill would enact the California Water Infrastructure Act of 2014, which, if adopted by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $5,800,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance public benefits associated with water storage and water quality improvement projects. This bill would provide for the submission of this bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

AB 1448 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 50034 to the Government Code, Relating to Local Government.

Local government: part-time elected officials: lifetime healthcare benefits

Kevin Mullin / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law provides for the creation and regulation of cities, counties, and cities and counties. Existing law permits these agencies to form retirement and pension systems, and also permits these agencies to become contracting members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Existing law permits a city, a county, and other local governmental entities to provide compensation, including… More
Existing law provides for the creation and regulation of cities, counties, and cities and counties. Existing law permits these agencies to form retirement and pension systems, and also permits these agencies to become contracting members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Existing law permits a city, a county, and other local governmental entities to provide compensation, including health care benefits, to its elected officials. This bill would prohibit the legislative or governing body of a city, county, city and county, school board, special district, or any other entity of local government from granting lifetime healthcare benefits to an elected official who serves part time, as specified. The bill would specify that these provisions do not prevent the award of, or continuation of, health care benefits that are entirely paid for by the individual. Hide

AB 145 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Sections 116271, 116272, 116272.5, and 116760.25 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Drinking Water.

State Water Resources Control Board: drinking water

Henry Perea, Anthony Rendon / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 12, 2013.

The California Safe Drinking Water Act (state act) provides for the operation of public water systems and imposes on the State Department of Public Health various duties and responsibilities. Existing law requires the department to conduct research, studies, and demonstration projects relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking water, to adopt regulations to implement the… More
The California Safe Drinking Water Act (state act) provides for the operation of public water systems and imposes on the State Department of Public Health various duties and responsibilities. Existing law requires the department to conduct research, studies, and demonstration projects relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking water, to adopt regulations to implement the state act, and to enforce provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. This bill would transfer to the State Water Resources Control Board the various duties and responsibilities imposed on the department by the state act. The bill would require these provisions to be implemented during the 2014–15 fiscal year. The Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Law of 1997 establishes the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to provide grants or revolving fund loans for the design and construction of projects for public water systems that will enable suppliers to meet safe drinking water standards. Under that law, the department is responsible for administering the fund. This bill would also transfer to the state board the authority, duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the department for the purposes of that law. The bill would require these provisions to be implemented during the 2014–15 fiscal year.This bill would require the California Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with the California Health and Human Services Agency, to prepare a project initiation document for the transfer of the state drinking water program of this part from the State Department of Public Health to a Division of Drinking Water Quality of the State Water Resources Control Board, to be delivered to specified legislative committees by April 1, 2014, and included in the May Revision of the 2014−15 fiscal year budget. Hide

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AB 1451 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 48800 and 76001 Of, and to Add and Repeal Sections 48803 and 76004 Of, the Education Code, Relating to Public Schools.

Public schools: concurrent enrollment in secondary school and community college

Chris Holden / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 4, 2014.

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to allow pupils whom the district has determined would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work to attend community college as special part-time or full-time students, subject to parental permission. Existing law, until January 1, 2014, required credit to be awarded to these pupils, as specified, made the authority of a… More
Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to allow pupils whom the district has determined would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work to attend community college as special part-time or full-time students, subject to parental permission. Existing law, until January 1, 2014, required credit to be awarded to these pupils, as specified, made the authority of a school principal to recommend a pupil for community college summer session contingent upon a determination that the pupil met various criteria, and prohibited the principal from recommending more than 5% of the total number of pupils from any particular grade level who completed that grade immediately before the time of recommendation for summer session attendance, except as specified. This bill would reinstate these provisions until January 1, 2017. The bill would, until July 1, 2020, authorize the governing board of a school district to enter into a concurrent enrollment partnership agreement with a community college district located within its immediate service area to allow pupils to attend community college. The bill would require a community college district and a school district, as a condition of, and before adopting, a concurrent enrollment partnership agreement, to take testimony from the public and approve or disapprove the proposed agreement at a regularly scheduled open public hearing of its respective governing board after having presented the agreement at a prior open public hearing. The bill would require the concurrent enrollment partnership agreement to outline the terms of the partnership, as specified. The bill would prohibit a school district from receiving a state allowance or apportionment for an instructional activity for which a community college district has been, or will be, paid an allowance or apportionment under a concurrent enrollment partnership agreement. The bill would authorize a participating high school to monitor the progress of its pupils attending a community college and to obtain the pupils’ records from a community college district to do so. The bill would require, for each concurrent enrollment partnership agreement entered into under the bill, the affected community college district and school district to file an annual report, containing specified data, with the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. The bill would also authorize the governing board of a community college district to enter into a partnership with the governing board of a school district located within its service area with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer. The bill would require the partnership agreement to outline the terms of the partnership, as specified, and would require copies of the partnership agreement to be filed with the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The bill would authorize a community college district to limit enrollment in a community college course to solely high school pupils under specified circumstances. The bill would authorize specified high school pupils to enroll in up to 15 units if those units are required for these pupils’ partnership programs and specified circumstances are satisfied, and would authorize a community college district to exempt special part-time and full-time students taking up to a maximum of 15 units per term from specified fee requirements. The bill would prohibit a community college district from receiving a state allowance or apportionment for an instructional activity for which a school district has been, or will be, paid an allowance or apportionment under a concurrent enrollment partnership agreement. The bill would require, for each partnership agreement entered into under the bill, the affected community college district and school district to file an annual report, containing specified data, with the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. The bill would also make related and conforming changes. Hide

AB 1452 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 11450 and 11453 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Social Services.

CalWORKs: temporary homeless assistance

Mark Stone / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 30, 2014.

(1)Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states. Existing law provides for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program under which, through a combination of state and county funds and federal funds received through the TANF program, each… More
(1)Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program to eligible states. Existing law provides for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program under which, through a combination of state and county funds and federal funds received through the TANF program, each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families. Existing law establishes maximum aid grant amounts to be provided under the CalWORKs program, and generally prohibits cost-of-living adjustments to those maximum aid grant amounts. Under existing law, after a family has used all available liquid resources in excess of $100, the family is entitled to receive an allowance for nonrecurring special needs, including homeless assistance. Under existing law, homeless assistance is provided in the amount of $65 per day for families of up to 4 members, with an additional $15 provided for the 5th and each additional member, up to a daily maximum of $125. This bill would increase the amount of homeless assistance to $75 per day for families of up to 4 members, and would increase the daily maximum to $135. The bill would require that this amount be adjusted annually to reflect any increases or decreases in the cost of living. The bill would also require the State Department of Social Services to issue an all-county letter or similar instructions by April 1, 2015, and to adopt regulations to implement the provisions of the bill by July 1, 2016. By increasing the amount of cash aid provided by counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2)Existing law continually appropriates money from the General Fund to pay for a share of aid grant costs under the CalWORKs program. This bill would declare that no appropriation would be made for purposes of the bill pursuant to the provision continuously appropriating funds for the CalWORKs program. (3)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 1454 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 1534, 1569.20, 1569.33, 1597.09, and 1597.55a of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Care Facilities.

Care facilities: regulatory visits

Ian Calderon / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 30, 2014.

Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services regulates the licensure and operation of community care facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, child day care centers, and family day care homes. Existing law requires that these facilities be subject to unannounced visits by the department that occur at least once every 5 years. Existing law requires the department to… More
Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services regulates the licensure and operation of community care facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, child day care centers, and family day care homes. Existing law requires that these facilities be subject to unannounced visits by the department that occur at least once every 5 years. Existing law requires the department to conduct an annual unannounced visit under specified circumstances, including when a license is on probation, and to conduct annual unannounced visits to no less than 20% of the facilities not subject to an evaluation under those specified circumstances. This bill would instead make every facility of the types described above subject to an annual unannounced visit by the department on and after July 1, 2017. The bill would revise the provisions requiring the department to conduct annual unannounced visits to no less than 20% of the facilities by instead requiring the department to conduct annual unannounced visits to no less than 30% of facilities on or before July 1, 2015, and no less than 20% of those facilities on or before July 1, 2016. The bill would also delete the provisions requiring an unannounced visit at least once every 5 years. Existing law requires the department to immediately request a fire clearance and notify an applicant to arrange a time for the department to conduct a prelicensure survey if an application for initial licensure is complete. This bill would provide that the prelicensure survey is optional at the discretion of the department if the department determines that an application is for licensure of a currently licensed facility for which there will be no material change to the management or operations of the facility. Hide

AB 1456 (2013-2014) - An Act Relating to Higher Education.

Higher education: tuition and fees: study

Reggie Jones-Sawyer / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 28, 2014.

Existing law provides for a public postsecondary education system in this state. This system consists of the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes these institutions to require that mandatory systemwide fees and tuition, among other fees, be paid by enrolled students. Existing law establishes the Student Aid… More
Existing law provides for a public postsecondary education system in this state. This system consists of the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes these institutions to require that mandatory systemwide fees and tuition, among other fees, be paid by enrolled students. Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. This bill would require the Student Aid Commission and the Legislative Analyst to conduct a study of the effects of enacting, in future legislation, a Pay it Forward, Pay it Back Pilot Program and would designate the Legislative Analyst as the lead agency in charge of preparing the study. The study would evaluate a pilot program designed to provide an additional option for students to finance the costs of their education, by paying the costs of upfront tuition, fees, and room and board, for enrollment at institutions of higher education, for admitted resident students who sign a binding contract to, upon graduation, pay 2 to 4%, inclusive, of their annual adjusted gross incomes to the state or the institution for a specified number of years, as provided. The bill would further specify that the pilot program could vary by institution. This bill would require the study to, among other things, identify at least one campus of each segment of public higher education and one campus of a nonprofit private postsecondary educational institution to participate in the pilot program and establish an immediate source of funding for the first 15 to 20 years, inclusive, of the pilot program, as provided. The bill would require that the study be presented for consideration by the Legislature, and would require the Student Aid Commission to submit a report on the study to the Assembly Committee on Higher Education and the Senate Committee on Education on or before September 30, 2015. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations related to these provisions. Hide