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SB 367 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 564, 566, and 568 Of, and to Add Sections 562 and 569 To, the Food and Agricultural Code, to Amend Section 39719 of the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 75217.5 to the Public Resources Code, Relating to Agriculture, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Agricultural lands: greenhouse gases

Lois Wolk / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 13, 2015.

(1)Existing law, the Cannella Environmental Farming Act of 1995, requires the Department of Food and Agriculture to establish and oversee an environmental farming program to provide incentives to farmers whose practices promote the well-being of ecosystems, air quality, and wildlife and their habitat. The act requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to convene a 5-member Scientific Advisory… More
(1)Existing law, the Cannella Environmental Farming Act of 1995, requires the Department of Food and Agriculture to establish and oversee an environmental farming program to provide incentives to farmers whose practices promote the well-being of ecosystems, air quality, and wildlife and their habitat. The act requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to convene a 5-member Scientific Advisory Panel on Environmental Farming for the purpose of providing advice and assistance to federal, state, and local government agencies on issues relating to air, water, and wildlife habitat, as specified. This bill instead would authorize, rather than require, the environmental farming program to provide incentives, including loans, grants, research, technical assistance, or educational materials and outreach, to farmers whose practices promote the well-being of ecosystems, air quality, and wildlife and their habitat, and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon storage in agricultural soils and woody biomass, or both. The bill would rename the panel the Environmental Farming Science Advisory Panel and revise the panel’s membership and duties, as specified. The bill would require the panel to provide a biennial report describing its work to the Legislature and the Governor, among others. The bill would provide that $25,000,000 shall be made available to the department, upon appropriation, from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to support projects to demonstrate agricultural management practices and activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon storage in agricultural soils and woody biomass, as specified. The bill would require the department, in consultation with the panel, to develop and implement a grant program to carry out the purposes of the act and would require the State Air Resources Board, in consultation with the secretary and the panel, to consider and recommend, as appropriate, the use of available tools to demonstrate and quantify greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the grant program. (2)The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The act authorizes the state board to include the use of market-based compliance mechanisms. Existing law requires all moneys, except for fines and penalties, collected by the state board from the auction or sale of allowances as part of a market-based compliance mechanism to be deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Existing law continuously appropriates 20% of the annual proceeds of the fund to the Strategic Growth Council for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, as provided. This bill would require the council, no later than the 2015–16 fiscal year, to establish and administer a grant program, as part of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program established by the council in conjunction with the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, to provide financial incentives for the adoption and use of land management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon in soil and woody biomass, and provide other cobenefits on working agricultural operations, as specified. The bill would continuously appropriate 2% of the annual proceeds of the fund to the Strategic Growth Council to be expended for agricultural land protection consistent with the provisions of that grant program, thereby making an appropriation. Hide

SB 376 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 10507.7 Of, and to Add Section 10507.6 To, the Public Contract Code, Relating to Public Contracts.

Public contracts: University of California

Ricardo Lara / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 15, 2015.

Existing provisions of the California Constitution provide that the University of California constitutes a public trust and require the university to be administered by the Regents of the University of California (regents), a corporation in the form of a board, with full powers of organization and government, subject to legislative control only for specified purposes, including such competitive… More
Existing provisions of the California Constitution provide that the University of California constitutes a public trust and require the university to be administered by the Regents of the University of California (regents), a corporation in the form of a board, with full powers of organization and government, subject to legislative control only for specified purposes, including such competitive bidding procedures as may be applicable to the university by statute for the letting of construction contracts, sales of real property, and purchasing of materials, goods, and services. Existing law requires the regents, except as provided, to let all contracts involving an expenditure of $100,000 or more annually for goods and materials or services, excepting personal or professional services, to the lowest responsible bidder meeting certain specifications, or to reject all bids. Existing law, until January 1, 2018, also authorizes the bid evaluation and selection for these contracts to be determined by the best value. This bill would require a bidder, to qualify as a lowest responsible bidder or best value awardee on contracts for specified services, to certify in writing to the University of California (UC) that the bid includes a total employee compensation package that is valued on a per-employee basis at a level sufficient that it does not materially undercut the average per-employee value of total compensation for UC employees who perform comparable work at the relevant campus, medical center, or laboratory at which the bidder proposes to perform the work. The bill would require the UC to include in its request for proposals a calculation of the average per-employee value of total compensation for UC employees who perform comparable work at the relevant location, as prescribed. The bill would require contracts for services involving an expenditure of $100,000 or more annually to include any renewals or extensions of the contract that would result in an expenditure of $100,000 or more annually. This bill would exclude specified employees and public works from these provisions, as provided. Hide

SB 414 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 8670.12, 8670.13, 8670.28, and 8670.67.5 Of, and to Add Sections 8670.11 and 8670.13.3 To, the Government Code, Relating to Oil Spill Response.

Oil spill response

Hannah-Beth Jackson / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 15, 2015.

(1)The Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act generally requires the administrator for oil spill response, acting at the direction of the Governor, to implement activities relating to oil spill response, including emergency drills and preparedness, and oil spill containment and cleanup. The act authorizes the administrator to use volunteer workers in response, containment,… More
(1)The Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act generally requires the administrator for oil spill response, acting at the direction of the Governor, to implement activities relating to oil spill response, including emergency drills and preparedness, and oil spill containment and cleanup. The act authorizes the administrator to use volunteer workers in response, containment, restoration, wildlife rehabilitation, and cleanup efforts for oil spills in waters of the state. Existing law requires the administrator to evaluate the feasibility of using commercial fishermen and other mariners for oil spill containment and cleanup. This bill would require the administrator, in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard, to the extent possible, to establish a schedule of drills and exercises that are required under the federal Salvage and Marine Firefighting regulations. The bill would require the administrator to develop and implement regulations and guidelines requiring operators to allow rapid response to an oil spill by vessels of opportunity and provide for the means for them to participate in regularly scheduled emergency drills, equipment deployment exercises, and training. The bill would require the administrator, on or before July 1, 2016, to submit to the Legislature a report assessing, among other things, the best achievable technology of equipment for oil spill prevention and response, including an independent vessel traffic risk assessment for all deepwater ports that may inform an area rescue towing plan for the approaches to the ports, as provided, and to update regulations based on the report before July 1, 2017. (2)The act requires the administrator to study the use and effects of methods used to respond to oil spills and to periodically update the study to ensure the best achievable protection from the use of those methods. This bill would require the administrator to update the California Dispersant Plan by January 1, 2017, and, in conducting the study and updates, to consult current peer-reviewed published scientific literature. (3)The act requires the administrator to license oil spill cleanup agents for use in response to oil spills.This bill would require the administrator, if dispersants are used in response to an oil spill, to submit to the Legislature a written justification for the use of dispersants and a report on the effectiveness of the dispersants used, as provided. (4)The act makes a person who causes or permits a spill or inland spill strictly liable for specified penalties for the spill on a per-gallon-released basis. The act provides that the amount of penalty is reduced by the amount of released oil that is recovered and properly disposed of. This bill would provide that the above reduction in the penalty for spills, including inland spills, of greater than 500 gallons is only applicable to the amount of oil recovered and properly disposed of within 2 weeks of the start of the spill. Hide

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SB 447 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 1222.1 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Amend Sections 14043.17 and 24005 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Medi-Cal.

Medi-Cal: clinics: enrollment applications

Benjamin Allen / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 7, 2015.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. The Medi-Cal program administers a program known as the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT)… More
Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. The Medi-Cal program administers a program known as the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program, to provide comprehensive clinical family planning services to any person who has a family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and who is eligible to receive those services. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to approve the application of an affiliate clinic, as defined, for enrollment into the Family PACT Program within 30 days of receiving the application, as specified. Existing law also requires the State Department of Public Health to implement a process that allows an applicant for licensure as a primary care clinic, as defined, to submit an application for review of the clinic’s qualifications for enrollment and certification in the Medi-Cal program, and, among others, the Family PACT Program. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services, within 30 days after receiving confirmation of certification for enrollment of an affiliate clinic in the Medi-Cal program, to enroll the clinic in the Medi-Cal program retroactive to the date of certification. This bill would eliminate the requirement that the State Department of Health Care Services approve an application for enrollment into the Family PACT Program, and would instead require a primary care clinic or an affiliate clinic that is seeking to enroll in the program to submit an application to the State Department of Public Health. The bill would require a clinic not enrolled in the Medi-Cal program to submit a consolidated application for enrollment in both the Medi-Cal program and the Family PACT program, and would require a clinic already enrolled in the Medi-Cal program to submit an application for enrollment in the Family PACT Program. The bill would require the State Department of Public Health to review that application to certify the clinic for enrollment in those programs, as applicable, and to notify the State Department of Health Care Services of that certification within 15 days after it is granted. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to enroll the clinic in those programs within 15 days after receiving notification from the State Department of Public Health, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of Public Health to develop consolidated application forms, as specified. Hide

SB 464 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 2242.2 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

Healing arts: self-reporting tools

Ed Hernandez / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on August 20, 2015.

The Medical Practice Act provides for licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California, and authorizes a physician and surgeon to, among other things, use drugs or devices in or upon human beings. The Medical Practice Act makes it unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon to prescribe, dispense, or furnish dangerous drugs without an appropriate prior… More
The Medical Practice Act provides for licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California, and authorizes a physician and surgeon to, among other things, use drugs or devices in or upon human beings. The Medical Practice Act makes it unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon to prescribe, dispense, or furnish dangerous drugs without an appropriate prior examination and medical indication. The act prohibits, with specified exceptions, a person or entity from prescribing, dispensing, or furnishing, or causing to be prescribed, dispensed, or furnished, dangerous drugs or dangerous devices on the Internet for delivery to a person in California without an appropriate prior examination and medical indication.The Nursing Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of registered nurses, including nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives, by the Board of Registered Nursing within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Nursing Practice Act authorizes a registered nurse to dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives, as specified, in accordance with standardized procedures, including demonstration of competency in providing the appropriate prior examination comprised of checking blood pressure, weight, and patient and family health history, including medications taken by the patient. The Nursing Practice Act also authorizes certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to furnish or order drugs or devices, as specified.The Physician Assistant Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of physician assistants by the Physician Assistant Board within the jurisdiction of the Medical Board of California, and authorizes a physician assistant to administer or provide medication to a patient or to transmit a drug order, as specified.The Pharmacy Law provides for the licensing and regulation of pharmacists by the California State Board of Pharmacy within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and authorizes a pharmacist to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives in accordance with standardized procedures and protocols. The Pharmacy Law requires the standardized procedures and protocols to require a patient to use a self-screening tool that will identify patient risk factors for the use of self-administered hormonal contraceptives, as specified.This bill, notwithstanding any other law, would authorize a physician and surgeon, a registered nurse acting in accordance with the authority of the Nursing Practice Act, a certified nurse-midwife acting within the scope of specified existing law relating to nurse-midwives, a nurse practitioner acting within the scope of specified existing law relating to nurse practitioners, a physician assistant acting within the scope of specified existing law relating to physician assistants, or a pharmacist acting within the scope of a specified existing law relating to pharmacists to use a self screening tool that will identify patient risk factors for the use of self-administered hormonal contraceptives by a patient, and, after an appropriate prior examination, prescribe, furnish, or dispense, as applicable, self-administered hormonal contraceptives to the patient. The bill would authorize blood pressure, weight, height, and patient health history to be self-reported using the self-screening tool. Hide

SB 466 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 2701, 2708, and 2786 Of, to Add Sections 2718 and 2786.1 To, and to Repeal Section 2736.5 Of, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Nursing.

Registered nurses: Board of Registered Nursing

Jerry Hill / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 14, 2015.

The Nursing Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of registered nurses by the Board of Registered Nursing within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. Existing law repeals the board and the executive officer position on January 1, 2016.This bill would extend the repeal date… More
The Nursing Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of registered nurses by the Board of Registered Nursing within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. Existing law repeals the board and the executive officer position on January 1, 2016.This bill would extend the repeal date to January 1, 2018.The act authorizes the board to take disciplinary action against a certified or licensed nurse or to deny an application for a certificate or license for certain reasons, including unprofessional conduct. Existing law establishes the California State Auditor’s Office, which is headed by the California State Auditor, to conduct financial and performance audits as directed by statute. This bill would require the board, by February 1, 2016, to contract with the California State Auditor’s Office to conduct a performance audit of the board’s enforcement program, as specified. The bill would require the board to reimburse the office for the cost of the performance audit. The bill would require the office to report the results of the audit to the Governor, the department, and the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature by January 1, 2017. The bill would require the board’s staff and management to cooperate with the office and provide the office with access to data, case files, employees, and information. The act authorizes any person who has served on active duty in the medical corps of the Armed Forces of the United States and who successfully completed the course of instruction to qualify him or her for rating as a medical service technician—independent duty, or other equivalent rating, and whose service in the Armed Forces was under honorable conditions to submit the record of that training to the board for evaluation. The act requires the board to grant a license to that person if he or she meets specified qualifications and the board determines that his or her education would give reasonable assurance of competence to practice as a registered nurse in this state. The act requires the board to maintain records of those applicants, including, but not limited to, applicants who are rejected from examination. This bill would repeal those provisions. The act requires the board to maintain a list of approved schools or programs of nursing in this state, as specified, and provides that an approved school or program of nursing is one that has been approved by the board and meets certain academic requirements. The act requires the board to deny an application for approval of, and to revoke the approval given to, any school of nursing that does not give student applicants credit for previous education and the opportunity to obtain credit for other acquired knowledge by the use of challenge examinations or other methods of evaluation. This bill would require the board to deny or revoke approval of a school of nursing that does not give student applicants credit in the field of nursing for military education and experience by the use of challenge examinations or other methods of evaluation. The bill would require the board, by January 1, 2017, to adopt regulations requiring schools seeking approval to have a process to evaluate and grant credit, as defined, for military education and experience. The bill would require the board to review a school’s policies and practices regarding granting credit for military education and experience at least every 5 years to ensure consistency in evaluation and application across schools. The bill would require the board to post on its Internet Web site information related to the acceptance of military coursework and experience at each approved school. Hide

SB 471 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 39712 of the Health and Safety Code, to Add Section 25229 to the Public Resources Code, and to Add Section 189.5 to the Water Code, Relating to Water.

Water, energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: planning

Fran Pavley / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 13, 2015.

The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. Existing law requires all moneys, except for fines and penalties, collected by the State Air Resources Board from the auction or sale of allowances as part of a market-based compliance mechanism relative… More
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. Existing law requires all moneys, except for fines and penalties, collected by the State Air Resources Board from the auction or sale of allowances as part of a market-based compliance mechanism relative to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, commonly known as cap and trade revenues, to be deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and to be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for specified purposes, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with water use and supply. This bill would include reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with water treatment among the investments that are eligible for funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations, and a statement of legislative intent, with regard to the nexus between water and energy and water and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in cooperation with the State Water Resources Control Board, the State Air Resources Board, the Public Utilities Commission, and the Department of Water Resources, to conduct a study of water-related energy use in California. This bill would require the State Water Resources Control Board, upon an appropriation from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and in cooperation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the State Air Resources Board, the Public Utilities Commission, and the Department of Water Resources, to establish a grant and loan program for water projects that result in the net reduction of water-related greenhouse gas emissions. Hide

SB 475 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 1771, 1788, and 1788.4 Of, and to Add Section 1788.5 To, the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Continuing Care Contracts.

Continuing care contracts: cancellation: payments

Bill Monning / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on August 26, 2015.

Existing law requires a continuing care retirement facility, as defined, to possess a certificate of authority issued by the State Department of Social Services before it can enter into a continuing care contract, as defined. Existing law requires that a continuing care contract be in writing and contain specified information. Existing law provides that a continuing care contract may be canceled… More
Existing law requires a continuing care retirement facility, as defined, to possess a certificate of authority issued by the State Department of Social Services before it can enter into a continuing care contract, as defined. Existing law requires that a continuing care contract be in writing and contain specified information. Existing law provides that a continuing care contract may be canceled without cause by written notice from either party within 90 days of the resident’s initial occupancy. Existing law requires a provider to pay, during the cancellation period, all refunds owed to a resident within 14 days after a resident makes possession of the living unit available to the provider. Existing law requires a provider to pay a lump-sum payment that is conditioned upon resale of a unit to a resident within 14 days after resale of the unit. This bill would require a continuing care retirement facility to pay the full lump-sum payment that is conditioned upon resale of a unit to a resident within 14 days after resale of a unit. The bill would require a continuing care retirement facility, for contracts signed after January 1, 2016, to pay a resident or his or her estate a specified portion of the full lump-sum payment, notwithstanding a provider’s documented good-faith effort to resell the unit, if the unit remains vacant 120 days after the resident’s termination. The bill would require any payment balance not paid to a resident within 120 days to accrue compound interest every 30 days at a rate not lower than 4% until the full lump-sum payment is made. The bill would require any payment balance not paid to a resident within 180 days to accrue compound interest every 30 days at a rate not lower than 6% until the full lump-sum payment is made. The bill would require a facility to make the lump-sum payment to a resident’s estate if the resident is deceased. The bill would provide that the repayment by a provider of all or a portion of an entrance fee before the resale of a unit would not subject any other entrance fee to the refund reserve requirements, except as provided.The bill would authorize any resident whose contract calls for a lump-sum payment conditioned upon resale of a unit to file a complaint with the department if the unit has not been resold for more than 12 months after possession of the unit was made available to the provider. The bill would require the department, in response to the complaint, to perform an investigation, as specified, to determine whether the provider made a sufficient good faith effort to resell or reoccupy the unit. The bill would authorize a resident or a provider to submit a written request to the department for a formal review of the determination. The bill would require the provider to repay the full lump-sum payment owed to the resident within 20 business days of the department’s final determination that the provider did not make a sufficient good faith effort to reoccupy or resell the unit, and would require the provider to reimburse the department for reasonable costs associated with the investigation, as specified.The bill would make corresponding changes to require a continuing care contract to contain a statement that a provider is prohibited from charging the resident or his or her estate a monthly fee once a unit has been permanently vacated by the resident, unless the fee is part of an equity interest contract. The bill would also require a continuing care contract that provides for a refund or repayment of a lump sum of all or part of the entrance fee to include a statement that the provider will make a good faith effort to reoccupy or resell a unit for which a lump-sum payment is conditioned upon resale of the unit. Hide

SB 476 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 18897 and 18897.4 Of, to Add Section 18897.8 To, and to Repeal and Add Section 18897.1 Of, the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Housing.

Organized camps

Tony Mendoza / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 14, 2015.

Existing law requires the State Public Health Officer to establish rules and regulations establishing minimum standards for organized camps, and regulations governing the operation of organized camps that he or she determines are necessary to protect the health and safety of the campers. Existing law establishes minimum standards for the operation, regulation, and enforcement of organized camps,… More
Existing law requires the State Public Health Officer to establish rules and regulations establishing minimum standards for organized camps, and regulations governing the operation of organized camps that he or she determines are necessary to protect the health and safety of the campers. Existing law establishes minimum standards for the operation, regulation, and enforcement of organized camps, as defined. This bill would recast those provisions and instead define an “organized camp” to include an “organized resident camp” and an “organized day camp,” as specified, that provides activities that promote environmental awareness and education. The bill would require the included camps to issue a written notice of intent to operate, develop a written operating plan, and submit the plan, or written verification that the camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, to the local public health officer at least 45 days prior to commencing operation of the camp. The bill would also require those camps to comply with applicable safety and supervision requirements relating to camp directors and counselors, install a carbon monoxide detector in specified buildings, and store firearms in a locked storage cabinet when not in use, as specified. The bill would also require those camps to obtain a permit to operate, or, for an organized day camp that does not have a fixed location, to register with the local public health officer and receive authorization to operate, from the local public health officer, and to post the permit or authorization, as specified. The bill would authorize the local public health officer to inspect the camp and charge fees for camp oversight activities. The bill would also authorize a person alleging health and sanitation violations to file a complaint with the local public health officer, and to require the local public health officer to investigate. The bill would also require the State Department of Public Health, in adopting or amending the rules and regulations pertaining to organized camps, to make reasonable efforts to obtain the input and advice of prescribed organizations. Because this bill would impose additional duties upon local public health officers in cities and counties, it 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 with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide

SB 477 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 16181, 16182, 16184, and 16186 of the Government Code, and to Amend Section 20583 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to State Government, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Property tax postponement: mobilehomes

Connie M. Leyva / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on July 13, 2015.

Existing law, on and after February 20, 2009, prohibited a person from filing a claim for postponement, and prohibited the Controller from accepting applications for postponement of ad valorem taxes, under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Postponement Law. Existing law, as of July 1, 2016, makes inoperative the prohibition against a qualifying person, as specified, filing a… More
Existing law, on and after February 20, 2009, prohibited a person from filing a claim for postponement, and prohibited the Controller from accepting applications for postponement of ad valorem taxes, under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Postponement Law. Existing law, as of July 1, 2016, makes inoperative the prohibition against a qualifying person, as specified, filing a claim for postponement and the Controller from accepting applications for postponement under the program and repeals this prohibition on January 1, 2017. Existing law does not allow owners of mobilehomes, houseboats, and floating homes to seek postponement of ad valorem taxes when the prohibition is lifted. This bill would authorize an owner of a mobilehome, who is a qualified person, to seek postponement of ad valorem taxes under provisions similar to other owners of real property. Because this bill would provide for additional categories of expenditures from the Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Postponement Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, it would make an appropriation. Because this bill would require local entities to process property liens under the expansion of the property tax postponement program, it 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