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SB 497 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 41857 to the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Transportation.

Pupil transportation: data

Andy Vidak / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law authorizes the governing board of any school district to provide for the transportation of pupils to and from school whenever, in the judgment of the governing board of the school district, the transportation is advisable and good reasons for it exist. Existing law further authorizes the governing board of any school district to contract with the county superintendent of schools to… More
Existing law authorizes the governing board of any school district to provide for the transportation of pupils to and from school whenever, in the judgment of the governing board of the school district, the transportation is advisable and good reasons for it exist. Existing law further authorizes the governing board of any school district to contract with the county superintendent of schools to provide necessary transportation services. This bill would, commencing with data for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, require the State Department of Education to request specified pupil transportation data from each school district, charter school, county office of education, joint powers authority, and regional occupational center or program that provides pupil transportation. The bill would require the department to post the data received on its Internet Web site, and would require the data to be separated between home-to-school transportation and special education transportation. Hide

SB 502 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 701.8 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Electricity.

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District: purchase and delivery of electricity

Mark Leno / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Existing law authorizes the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART) system to elect to obtain electricity from multiple sources, including (1) preference power purchased from a federal power marketing agency or its successor, (2) electricity… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Existing law authorizes the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART) system to elect to obtain electricity from multiple sources, including (1) preference power purchased from a federal power marketing agency or its successor, (2) electricity supplied by one or more direct transactions, and (3) electricity supplied by any electric utility regulated by the commission that owns and operates transmission and distribution facilities that deliver electricity at one or more locations to the BART District’s system. Existing law requires any electrical corporation that owns and operates transmission and distribution facilities that deliver electricity to BART, upon request by BART, to deliver preference power purchased from a federal power marketing agency, or its successor, or deliver electricity purchased from a local publicly owned electric utility without discrimination or delay. This bill would additionally require any electrical corporation that owns and operates transmission and distribution facilities that deliver electricity to BART, upon request by BART, to deliver electricity generated by an eligible renewable energy resource without discrimination or delay. For these purposes, an “eligible renewable energy resource” would have the same meaning as defined in a specified provision of the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. Hide

SB 516 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 2550 and 2557 of the Streets and Highways Code, Relating to Highways.

Transportation: motorist aid services

Jean Fuller / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law authorizes the establishment of a service authority for freeway emergencies in any county if the board of supervisors of the county and the city councils of a majority of the cities within the county adopt resolutions providing for the establishment of the service authority. Existing law authorizes a service authority to impose a fee of $1 per year on vehicles registered in the… More
Existing law authorizes the establishment of a service authority for freeway emergencies in any county if the board of supervisors of the county and the city councils of a majority of the cities within the county adopt resolutions providing for the establishment of the service authority. Existing law authorizes a service authority to impose a fee of $1 per year on vehicles registered in the counties served by the service authority. Existing law generally requires moneys received by a service authority to be used for the implementation, maintenance, and operation of a motorist aid system of call boxes and authorizes moneys received by a service authority in excess of what is needed for that system to be used for additional motorist aid services, including, among other things, changeable message signs and lighting for call boxes. Existing law requires the Department of Transportation and the Department of the California Highway Patrol to review and approve plans, and amendments to plans, for implementation of a motorist aid system of call boxes. This bill would require each service authority to determine how those moneys received by it are to be used by the service authority for the implementation, maintenance, and operations of a motorist aid system, including call boxes. The bill would additionally authorize the use of those moneys for traveler information systems, Intelligent Transportation System architecture and infrastructure, and other transportation demand management services, and safety-related hazard and obstruction removal. The bill would require the Department of Transportation and the Department of the California Highway Patrol to review and approve plans, and amendments to plans, for implementation of a motorist aid system of call boxes pursuant to specified guidelines. Hide

SB 525 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 3701, 3702, and 3702.7 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

Respiratory care practice

Jim Nielsen / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law, the Respiratory Care Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of respiratory therapy by the Respiratory Care Board of California. A violation of the act is a crime. Existing law declares it is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the existence of overlapping functions between physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, physical therapists,… More
Existing law, the Respiratory Care Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of respiratory therapy by the Respiratory Care Board of California. A violation of the act is a crime. Existing law declares it is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the existence of overlapping functions between physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory care practitioners, and other licensed health care personnel, and to permit additional sharing of functions within organized health care systems, as specified. Existing law also states that nothing in the act shall be construed to authorize a respiratory care practitioner to practice medicine, surgery, or any other form of healing, except as authorized by the act. This bill, for intent purposes, would define “overlapping functions” to include providing therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, and care for nonrespiratory-related diagnoses or conditions provided certain requirements are met. Under existing law, respiratory care as a practice means a health care profession employed under the supervision of a medical director in the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the pulmonary system and associated aspects of cardiopulmonary and other systems functions, and includes, among other things, direct and indirect pulmonary care services that are safe, aseptic, preventive, and restorative to the patient. Existing law provides for the registration and regulation of certified polysomnographic technologists by the Medical Board of California. Under existing law governing polysomnographic technologists, the practice of polysomnography is defined to include the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control, education, and care of patients with sleep and wake disorders. Existing law governing polysomnographic technologists exempts from those provisions, among others, respiratory care practitioners working within the scope of practice of their license. This bill would provide that associated aspects of cardiopulmonary and other systems functions includes patients with deficiencies and abnormalities affecting the heart and cardiovascular system. The bill would further define the respiratory care practice to include, among other things, the administration of medical gases and pharmacological agents for the purpose of inducing conscious or deep sedation under specified supervision and direct orders, all forms of specified life support, and the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control, education, and care of patients with sleep and wake disorders. By changing the definition of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

SB 531 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Sections 4990.31 and 4990.33 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

Board of Behavioral Sciences

Pat Bates / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of marriage and family therapists, licensed educational psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional clinical counselors by the Board of Behavioral Sciences within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law authorizes licensees whose license or registration has been revoked, suspended, or placed on… More
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of marriage and family therapists, licensed educational psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional clinical counselors by the Board of Behavioral Sciences within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law authorizes licensees whose license or registration has been revoked, suspended, or placed on probation to petition the board for reinstatement or modification of the penalty, including modification or termination of probation. This bill would authorize the Board of Behavioral Sciences to deny without a hearing a request to petition for termination of probation or modification of penalty for specified reasons including, but not limited to, when the petitioner has failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the disciplinary order. Under existing law, the suspension, expiration, or forfeiture by operation of law of a license issued by a board in the department, or its suspension, forfeiture, or cancellation by order of the board or by order of a court of law, or its surrender without the written consent of the specific board, does not, during any period in which it may be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated, deprive that board of its authority to institute or continue a disciplinary proceeding against the licensee upon any ground provided by law or to enter an order suspending or revoking the license or otherwise taking disciplinary action against the licensee on any such ground. This bill would provide that, subject to specific limitation periods imposed on the filing of accusations, the expiration, cancellation, forfeiture, or suspension of a license, or other authority to practice by operation of law or by order or decision of the Board of Behavioral Sciences or a court of law, the placement of a license on a retired status, or the voluntary surrender of a license by a licensee, of any license within its authority, does not deprive the Board of Behavioral Sciences of jurisdiction to commence or proceed with any investigation of, or action or disciplinary proceeding against, the licensee or to render a decision suspending or revoking the license. Hide

SB 561 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 7067.6, 7152, 7153, 7153.2, 7153.3, 7154, 7155.5, and 7156 Of, and to Add Section 7156.6 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Professions and Vocations.

Contractors: home improvement salespersons

Bill Monning / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors, including home improvement contractors, by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law also provides for the registration and regulation of home improvement salespersons by the board. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar… More
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors, including home improvement contractors, by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law also provides for the registration and regulation of home improvement salespersons by the board. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar of contractors who is the executive officer and secretary of the board and is responsible for carrying out specified administrative duties. Under existing law, a home improvement salesperson is a person employed by a licensed home improvement contractor to solicit, sell, negotiate, or execute contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation, or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs. This bill would provide that such a salesperson is a person who is registered and engaged in the business of soliciting, selling, negotiating, or executing contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs on behalf of a licensed home improvement contractor. The bill would require a home improvement salesperson to register with the board in order to engage in the business of, or act in the capacity of, a home improvement salesperson. Existing law makes it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of home improvement salesperson for one or more home improvement contractors without a registration for each of the home improvement contractors by whom he or she is employed. Existing law makes it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of salesperson of home improvement goods or services, as defined, without a registration. This bill would instead make it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of home improvement salesperson for one or more home improvement contractors without having, at the time of the sales transaction, a current and valid registration. The bill would instead make it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of salesperson of home improvement goods or services without having, at the time of the sales transaction, a current and valid registration. By changing the definitions of these crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Under existing law, home improvement salesperson registrations expire subject to board determination, as described. This bill would provide that these registrations expire 2 years from the last day of the month in which the registration was issued or 2 years from the date on which the renewed registration last expired. Under existing law, a home improvement contractor who employs a person to sell home improvement contracts while that person is not registered by the registrar as a home improvement salesperson is subject to disciplinary action. This bill would require a home improvement contractor to notify the registrar in writing about the employment of a registered home improvement salesperson. The bill would also require a home improvement contractor to notify the registrar when a registered home improvement salesperson ceases to be employed by the contractor. The bill would make a home improvement contractor who fails to report this information subject to disciplinary action by the registrar. Existing law authorizes the board to make rules and regulations as are reasonably necessary to carry out the law and requires the rules and regulations to be adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.This bill would authorize the board, by regulation, to implement a system to provide for the electronic transmission of contractor applications for licensure, home improvement salesperson applications for registration, and those aforementioned notices required to be made by a home improvement contractor, as specified. 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

SB 590 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 4209 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Pharmacy.

Pharmacy: intern pharmacists

Jeff Stone / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law, the Pharmacy Law, establishes the California State Board of Pharmacy within the Department of Consumer Affairs and sets forth its powers and duties over the licensing and regulation of the practice of pharmacies, pharmacists, intern pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. A knowing violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law requires an intern pharmacist to complete 1,500… More
Existing law, the Pharmacy Law, establishes the California State Board of Pharmacy within the Department of Consumer Affairs and sets forth its powers and duties over the licensing and regulation of the practice of pharmacies, pharmacists, intern pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. A knowing violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law requires an intern pharmacist to complete 1,500 hours of pharmacy practice or intern experience before applying for the pharmacist licensure examination. Existing law authorizes an applicant for examination who has been licensed as a pharmacist in any state for at least one year to submit certification to satisfy the required 1,500 hours of intern experience if that applicant has obtained a minimum of 900 hours of pharmacy practice experience in a pharmacy as a pharmacist. This bill would instead require, for all applicants, that 900 hours of the 1,500 required pharmacy practice experience include experience in a pharmacy, including experience in both a community and institutional pharmacy practice setting. Existing law requires the pharmacy practice to comply with the Standards of Curriculum established by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or with regulations adopted by the board. Existing law requires an intern pharmacist to submit proof of his or her experience under penalty of perjury. This bill would require that an applicant for the licensure examination who has graduated after January 1, 2016, from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy or school of pharmacy recognized by the board, be deemed by the board to have satisfied the required hours of pharmacy practice experience, as specified. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

SB 598 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add and Repeal Section 6018.10 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy.

Sales and use taxes: consumer designation: all volunteer fire department

Jerry Hill / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

The Sales and Use Tax Law, among other things, imposes a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from their sales of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, and specifies that certain sellers of tangible personal property are consumers, and not retailers, of the tangible personal property they sell. This bill would provide, until January 1, 2021, that an all volunteer… More
The Sales and Use Tax Law, among other things, imposes a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from their sales of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, and specifies that certain sellers of tangible personal property are consumers, and not retailers, of the tangible personal property they sell. This bill would provide, until January 1, 2021, that an all volunteer fire department, as defined, is a consumer, and not a retailer, of all tangible personal property sold by it, if the profits are used solely and exclusively in furtherance of the purposes of the all volunteer fire department, subject to specified limitations, so that the retail sale subject to tax is the sale of tangible personal property to the all volunteer fire department. The Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law authorizes counties and cities to impose local sales and use taxes in conformity with the Sales and Use Tax Law, and existing law authorizes districts, as specified, to impose transactions and use taxes generally in accordance with the Transactions and Use Tax Law, which conforms to the Sales and Use Tax Law. Amendments to state sales and use taxes are incorporated into these laws. Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code provides that the state will reimburse counties and cities for revenue losses caused by the enactment of sales and use tax exemptions. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made and the state shall not reimburse local agencies for sales and use tax revenues lost by them pursuant to this bill. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy, but its operative date would depend on its effective date. Hide

SB 601 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 3016 Of, and to Add Section 5055.5 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Prisons.

Corrections: prisons: reports

Loni Hancock / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law provides that the supervision, management, and control of the state prisons, and the responsibility for the care, custody, treatment, training, discipline, and employment of persons confined therein are vested in the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Existing law requires the Secretary to establish the Case Management Reentry Pilot Program for specified… More
Existing law provides that the supervision, management, and control of the state prisons, and the responsibility for the care, custody, treatment, training, discipline, and employment of persons confined therein are vested in the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Existing law requires the Secretary to establish the Case Management Reentry Pilot Program for specified offenders who are likely to benefit from a case management reentry strategy. Existing law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to submit a final report of the findings from its evaluation of the pilot program to the Legislature and the Governor by a specified date.This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to submit a final report of the findings from its evaluation of the Case Management Reentry Pilot Program to the Legislature and the Governor by no later than July 31, 2017.The bill would also require the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a Data Dashboard on a quarterly basis containing specified information regarding each institution, including, among other information, the total budget, including actual expenditures, staff vacancies and the number of authorized staff positions, overtime, sick leave, and the number of use of force incidents, and to post those reports on the department’s Internet Web site, as provided. Hide

SB 620 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 4980.03, 4980.42, 4980.43, 4980.44, 4996.23, and 4999.46 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

Board of Behavioral Sciences: licensure requirements

Marty Block / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on July 16, 2015.

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and professional clinical counselors by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Existing law requires applicants for licensure in those professions to comply with specified educational and experience requirements, including, but not limited to, hours of supervised experience, and sets… More
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and professional clinical counselors by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Existing law requires applicants for licensure in those professions to comply with specified educational and experience requirements, including, but not limited to, hours of supervised experience, and sets forth terms, conditions, and limitations for those hours of experience, as specified. This bill would revise those experience requirements and provide that individuals who submit applications for examination eligibility between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2020, may alternatively qualify under the current requirements. The bill would also make other technical and conforming changes. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 4980.43 of the Business and Professions Code made by this bill and AB 250 to take effect if both bills are chaptered and this bill is chaptered last. Hide