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SB 829 (2013-2014) - An Act Relating to Parks, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Local government: City of Escalon: sale of property

Cathleen Galgiani / The bill has become law (chaptered).

(1)Existing law provides for the acquisition of public park property and facilities and compensation for that transfer under specified circumstances. The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act) authorizes the issuance of bonds for the purpose of financing a program for the acquisition, development, improvement,… More
(1)Existing law provides for the acquisition of public park property and facilities and compensation for that transfer under specified circumstances. The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act) authorizes the issuance of bonds for the purpose of financing a program for the acquisition, development, improvement, rehabilitation, restoration, enhancement, and protection of park, recreational, cultural, historical, fish and wildlife, lake, riparian, reservoir, river, and coastal resources, as specified. The act allocates a portion of the revenues derived from the sale of those bonds to the Department of Parks and Recreation for grants to local agencies for the acquisition, development, improvement, rehabilitation, restoration, enhancement, and interpretation of local park and recreational lands and facilities, including renovation of recreational facilities conveyed to local agencies resulting from the downsizing or decommissioning of federal military installations. The act prohibits the use of the grant funds unless the applicant has agreed to certain conditions, including, but not limited to, using the property only for the purposes for which the grant was made and making no other use or sale or other disposition of the property, except as authorized by a specific act of the Legislature. The act requires that if the use of the property is changed to a use that is not permitted by the act or if the property is sold or otherwise disposed of, an amount equal to the amount of the grant, the fair market value of the real property, as specified, or the proceeds from the sale or other disposition be used by the grantee for a purpose authorized by the act or that this amount be reimbursed to the fund. This bill would authorize the City of Escalon to sell specified property acquired pursuant to this grant program, conditioned upon, among other things, a requirement that the city complies with the requirements of the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act. The bill would prohibit the transfer until the department determines that all required conditions have been met. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Escalon. (2)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

SB 845 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 69505.8 to the Education Code, Relating to Postsecondary Education.

Postsecondary education: electronic disbursement of student financial aid

Lou Correa / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides for the missions and functions of the private and public segments of postsecondary education in the state. Existing law establishes various student financial aid programs for students attending segments of postsecondary education. This bill would require the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University, and would… More
Existing law provides for the missions and functions of the private and public segments of postsecondary education in the state. Existing law establishes various student financial aid programs for students attending segments of postsecondary education. This bill would require the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University, and would request the Regents of the University of California and each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary educational institution, to develop, in consultation with stakeholders, one or more model contracts for use at their respective systems for the disbursement of a financial aid award, scholarship, campus-based aid award, or school refund on a debit, prepaid, or preloaded card, and to make these model contracts, and all binding contracts of this nature, publicly available on their respective Internet Web sites. The bill would also require that each model contract consider the best interests of students and contain provisions that reflect conditions required for compliance with federal regulations governing the disbursement of federal financial aid. The bill would also require the board of governors and the trustees, and would additionally request the regents and each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary educational institution, when developing each of their respective model contracts, to consider specified information. Hide

SB 988 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 410 to the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Act (Chapter 1023 of the Statutes of 1982), Relating to the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency.

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency

Hannah-Beth Jackson / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law, the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Act, creates the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency and authorizes the agency to perform groundwater management activities within its boundaries. Existing law establishes a board of directors to govern the agency and authorizes the board to adopt ordinances for the purpose of regulating, conserving, managing, and controlling the use… More
Existing law, the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency Act, creates the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency and authorizes the agency to perform groundwater management activities within its boundaries. Existing law establishes a board of directors to govern the agency and authorizes the board to adopt ordinances for the purpose of regulating, conserving, managing, and controlling the use and extraction of groundwater within the territory of the agency. Existing law provides that any person who intentionally violates any provision of the act or any agency ordinance is guilty of an infraction, as prescribed, and that any person who negligently or intentionally violates any provision of the act or any agency ordinance may also be liable civilly to the agency, as specified. This bill would authorize, for the purpose of investigating compliance with or enforcing any provisions of the act or any agency ordinance, the agency to inspect any extraction facility within the boundaries of the agency. The bill would require the inspection to be made with the consent of the operator of the extraction facility, or, if consent is refused, with a duly issued inspection warrant. Because the willful refusal of an inspection lawfully authorized by an inspection warrant is a misdemeanor, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the application of a crime. 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 1625 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 8753.6 to the Government Code, Relating to State Government, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

California Arts Council Contribution and Donations Fund

Adrin Nazarian / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law establishes the Arts Council to consist of 11 appointed members, sets forth the duties of the council, and authorizes the council to receive moneys for the purpose of promoting arts in the state. Existing law does not establish a specific fund into which these moneys are to be deposited. Existing law establishes the Special Deposit Fund in the State Treasury consisting of moneys paid… More
Existing law establishes the Arts Council to consist of 11 appointed members, sets forth the duties of the council, and authorizes the council to receive moneys for the purpose of promoting arts in the state. Existing law does not establish a specific fund into which these moneys are to be deposited. Existing law establishes the Special Deposit Fund in the State Treasury consisting of moneys paid in trust to fulfill the purposes for which payments are made. Within the Special Deposit Fund there is the Art Council Donations Account. This bill would establish the California Arts Council Contribution and Donations Fund to receive moneys donated to the Arts Council. This bill would also transfer any moneys in the Art Council Donations Account into this new fund. This bill would make a continuous appropriation from the California Arts Council Contribution and Donations Fund to the Arts Council. Hide

AB 1798 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 11106, 11108.9, 16190, 16540, 16850, 17170, 17180, 17190, 27210, 28480, and 28490 of the Penal Code, Relating to Deadly Weapons.

Deadly weapons

Senate Committee on Public Safety / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires the Attorney General to keep records of copies of fingerprints and licenses to carry concealed firearms and other documents relating to the transfer of firearms, and authorizes the dissemination of specified information relating to firearms transactions and possession by law enforcement agencies, the courts, and other specified officers if certain conditions are met.… More
Existing law requires the Attorney General to keep records of copies of fingerprints and licenses to carry concealed firearms and other documents relating to the transfer of firearms, and authorizes the dissemination of specified information relating to firearms transactions and possession by law enforcement agencies, the courts, and other specified officers if certain conditions are met. Existing law requires local law enforcement agencies to develop a plan for reduction in the number of recovered firearms that cannot be traced due to obliterated serial numbers. Existing law defines the terms “application to purchase,” “firearm safety device,” “locked container,” “short-barreled rifle,” “short-barreled shotgun,” and “shotgun” for purposes of firearms regulation. Existing law requires the producer and facility’s manager of a gun show or event to prepare an annual event and security plan regarding the show or event. Existing law authorizes the Department of Justice to conduct onsite inspections at the business premises of federal firearms licensees, and authorizes the department to adopt regulations necessary to maintain a centralized list of federal firearms licensees and regulate those licensees. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. Hide

AB 1851 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 46601 of the Education Code, Relating to School Attendance.

School attendance: interdistrict attendance

Steven Bradford / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law authorizes the governing boards of 2 or more school districts to enter into an agreement for the interdistrict attendance of pupils who are residents of the school districts. If the governing board of either of 2 school districts subject to such an agreement fails to approve a request for a permit to attend another school district that is also a party to the agreement within 30… More
Existing law authorizes the governing boards of 2 or more school districts to enter into an agreement for the interdistrict attendance of pupils who are residents of the school districts. If the governing board of either of 2 school districts subject to such an agreement fails to approve a request for a permit to attend another school district that is also a party to the agreement within 30 calendar days after the person having legal custody of a pupil has requested the permit, or, in the absence of an agreement between the school districts, fails or refuses to enter into an agreement, the person requesting the permit shall be advised of the right to appeal to the county board of education, as specified. Existing law requires the county board of education, within 30 calendar days after the appeal is filed, to determine whether the pupil should be permitted to attend the school district in which the pupil desires to attend and the applicable period of time, unless the county board of education is located in a class 1 or class 2 county, as defined, in which case the county board of education, until July 1, 2015, is required to make this determination within 40 schooldays. This bill would instead, until July 1, 2018, require a county board of education located in a class 1 or class 2 county, as defined, to determine within 40 schooldays whether the pupil should be permitted to attend the school district in which the pupil desires to attend and the applicable period of attendance. The bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. Hide

AB 2009 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Sections 8258, 8258.1, 8258.2, 8258.3, 8258.4, 9259, 9259.1, 9259.2, 9259.3, 9259.4, 30457, 30457.1, 30457.2, 30457.3, 30457.4, 32458, 32458.1, 32458.2, 32458.3, 32458.4, 40177, 40177.1, 40177.2, 40177.3, 40177.4, 41133, 41133.1, 41133.2, 41133.3, 41133.4, 43507, 43507.1, 43507.2, 43507.3, 43507.4, 45855.6, 45855.6.1, 45855.6.2, 45855.6.3, 45855.6.4, 46607, 46607.1, 46607.2, 46607.3, 46607.4, 50155.6, 50155.6.1, 50155.6.2, 50155.6.3, 50155.6.4, 55306, 55306.1, 55306.2, 55306.3, 55306.4, 60611, 60611.1, 60611.2, 60611.3, and 60611.4 to the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation.

State Board of Equalization: administration: managed audit program

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

The Sales and Use Tax Law provides for a managed audit program, in which, if the State Board of Equalization determines a taxpayer’s account is eligible for the program by meeting specified criteria and the taxpayer agrees to participate, the taxpayer examines its books, records, and equipment to determine if it has any unreported tax liability for the audit period, in compliance with the… More
The Sales and Use Tax Law provides for a managed audit program, in which, if the State Board of Equalization determines a taxpayer’s account is eligible for the program by meeting specified criteria and the taxpayer agrees to participate, the taxpayer examines its books, records, and equipment to determine if it has any unreported tax liability for the audit period, in compliance with the managed audit instructions provided by the board. Under that law, upon completion of the managed audit and verification by the board, interest on any unpaid liability is computed at 12 the rate that would otherwise be imposed for liabilities covered by the audit period. This bill would authorize a managed audit program for the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law, Use Fuel Tax Law, Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law, Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law, Energy Resources Surcharge Law, Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge Act, Hazardous Substances Tax Law, Integrated Waste Management Fee Law, Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and Administration Fees Law, Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee Law, fees collected pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law, and Diesel Fuel Tax Law. Hide

AB 2093 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 9014 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Petitions: filings

Shannon Grove / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides that an initiative or referendum measure may be proposed by filing with elections officials a petition signed by a specified number of voters. Under existing law, the proponents of an initiative measure have 150 days to gather signatures and file the initiative petition, and the proponents of a referendum measure have 90 days to gather signatures and file the referendum… More
Existing law provides that an initiative or referendum measure may be proposed by filing with elections officials a petition signed by a specified number of voters. Under existing law, the proponents of an initiative measure have 150 days to gather signatures and file the initiative petition, and the proponents of a referendum measure have 90 days to gather signatures and file the referendum petition. Under existing law generally, when the last day to perform an act falls on a holiday, the time in which to perform that act is extended to the next business day. This bill would specify that, if the final day to file an initiative or referendum petition falls on a holiday, as defined, the petition may be filed with the county elections official on the next business day. Hide

AB 2136 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 10148 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Section 1624 of the Civil Code, Relating to Contracts.

Contracts: statute of frauds

Tom Daly / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law prescribes the manner in which contracts may be created. Under existing law, certain contracts are invalid unless the contract, or some note or memorandum of the contract, is in writing and subscribed by the party to be charged. Under existing law, an agreement or contract that is valid in other respects and is otherwise enforceable is not invalid for lack of a note, memorandum, or… More
Existing law prescribes the manner in which contracts may be created. Under existing law, certain contracts are invalid unless the contract, or some note or memorandum of the contract, is in writing and subscribed by the party to be charged. Under existing law, an agreement or contract that is valid in other respects and is otherwise enforceable is not invalid for lack of a note, memorandum, or other writing and is enforceable by way of action or defense, provided that the agreement or contract is a qualified financial contract, as defined, and there is sufficient evidence to indicate that a contract has been made, including, among other alternatives, a written confirmation or the parties have agreed by some other means to be bound by the terms of the qualified financial contract from the time they reached agreement on those terms. This bill would provide that an electronic message of an ephemeral nature that is not designed to be retained or to create a permanent record, such as a text message or an instant message, is insufficient to constitute a contract to convey real property, in the absence of a written confirmation that conforms to a specified requirement of existing law. Existing law requires a licensed real estate broker to retain for 3 years copies of all listings, deposit receipts, canceled checks, trust records, and other documents executed by him or her or obtained by him or her in connection with any transactions for which a real estate broker license is required. This bill would prohibit this requirement from being construed to require retention of electronic messages of an ephemeral nature, as described in the bill. Hide

AB 2279 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 1676 and 1749.01 of the Insurance Code, Relating to Insurance.

Insurance: life agents

Curt Hagman / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law does not require an applicant for a life-only license or a life-only license limited to the payment of funeral and burial expenses, who is limited by the terms of a written agreement with an insurer that has filed on that life-only agent’s behalf a notice of appointment with the commissioner to transact only specific life insurance policies or annuities having an initial face… More
Existing law does not require an applicant for a life-only license or a life-only license limited to the payment of funeral and burial expenses, who is limited by the terms of a written agreement with an insurer that has filed on that life-only agent’s behalf a notice of appointment with the commissioner to transact only specific life insurance policies or annuities having an initial face amount of $15,000 or less that are designated by the purchaser for the payment of funeral and burial expenses, to take the full life agent examination to obtain a license. This bill would raise the initial face value of those life insurance policies or annuities to $20,000 or less. Existing law requires licensed life agents and applicants for licensure as a life agent to meet certain education standards unless they are limited by the terms of a written agreement with an insurer to transact only specified life insurance policies or annuities having an initial face value of $15,000 or less that are designated by the purchaser for the payment of funeral and burial expenses. This bill would raise the initial face value of those life insurance policies or annuities to $20,000 or less. Hide