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AB 1475 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 73 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Property taxes: new construction exclusion: active solar energy system

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 23, 2014.

The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cash value of that property. For purposes of this limitation, “full cash value” is defined as the assessor’s valuation of real property as shown on the 1975–76 tax bill under “full cash value” or, thereafter, the appraised value of that real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a… More
The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cash value of that property. For purposes of this limitation, “full cash value” is defined as the assessor’s valuation of real property as shown on the 1975–76 tax bill under “full cash value” or, thereafter, the appraised value of that real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a change in ownership has occurred. Pursuant to an authorization in the California Constitution, existing law excludes, through the 2015–16 fiscal year, from classification as “newly constructed” the construction or addition of an active solar energy system, as defined. This exclusion will be repealed on January 1, 2017. This bill would extend this exclusion through the 2023–24 fiscal year, and would also extend the repeal date to January 1, 2025. This bill would appropriate $10,000 from the General Fund to the State Board of Equalization for administrative costs related to the bill. By imposing new duties upon local county officials with respect to the administration of this exclusion, this 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. Section 2229 of the Revenue and Taxation Code requires the Legislature to reimburse local agencies annually for certain property tax revenues lost as a result of any exemption or classification of property for purposes of ad valorem property taxation. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding Section 2229 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made and the state shall not reimburse local agencies for property tax revenues lost by them pursuant to the bill.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1477 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Chapter 7 (Commencing with Section 155) to Title 1 of Part 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to Add Section 757 to the Evidence Code, to Amend Sections 1546.1, 1546.2, 1569.481, 1569.482, and 1569.682 of the Health and Safety Code, to Amend Sections 11461.3, 11462.04, 11477, and 12300.4 Of, and to Add Chapter 5.6 (Commencing with Section 13300) to Part 3 of Division 9 Of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, and to Amend Section 88 of Chapter 29 of the Statutes of 2014, Relating to Human Services, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Human services

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 29, 2014.

(1)Existing federal law, the Immigration and Nationality Act, establishes a procedure for classification of certain aliens as special immigrants who have been declared dependent on a juvenile court, and authorizes those aliens who have been granted special immigrant juvenile status to apply for an adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident within the United States. Under federal… More
(1)Existing federal law, the Immigration and Nationality Act, establishes a procedure for classification of certain aliens as special immigrants who have been declared dependent on a juvenile court, and authorizes those aliens who have been granted special immigrant juvenile status to apply for an adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident within the United States. Under federal regulations, state juvenile courts are charged with making a preliminary determination of the child’s dependency, as specified. Existing federal regulations define juvenile court to mean a court located in the United States having jurisdiction under state law to make judicial determinations about the custody and care of juveniles. Existing law establishes the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge a minor to be a dependent or ward of the court. Existing law also establishes the jurisdiction of the probate court. Existing law regulates the establishment and termination of guardianships in probate court, and specifies that a guardian has the care, custody, and control of a ward. Existing law establishes the jurisdiction of the family court, which may make determinations about the custody of children. This bill would provide that the superior court, including the juvenile, probate, or family court division of the superior court, has jurisdiction to make judicial determinations regarding the custody and care of juveniles within the meaning of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act. The bill would require the superior court to make an order containing the necessary findings regarding special immigrant juvenile status pursuant to federal law, if there is evidence to support those findings. The bill would require records of these proceedings that are not otherwise protected by state confidentiality laws to remain confidential, and would also authorize the sealing of these records. The bill would require the Judicial Council to adopt any rules and forms needed to implement these provisions. (2)Existing federal law, Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Safe Streets Act of 1968, prohibit national origin discrimination by recipients of federal assistance. The California Constitution provides that a person unable to understand English who is charged with a crime has the right to an interpreter throughout the proceedings. Existing law requires that court interpreters’ fees or other compensation be paid by the court in criminal cases, and by the litigants in civil cases, as specified. Existing law requires, in any action or proceeding under specified provisions of the Family Code relating to domestic violence, an interpreter to be provided by the court for a party who does not proficiently speak or understand the English language to interpret the proceedings in a language that the party understands and to assist communication between the party and his or her attorney. This bill would state that existing law and authority to provide interpreters in civil court includes providing an interpreter for a child in a proceeding in which a petitioner requests an order from the superior court to make the findings regarding special immigrant juvenile status. (3)Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services regulates the licensure and operation of various types of facilities, including community care facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly. Existing law authorizes the department to appoint a temporary manager to assume the operation of a community care facility or residential care facility for the elderly for 60 days, subject to extension by the department, when specified circumstances exist. To the extent department funds are used for the costs of the temporary manager or related expenses, existing law requires the department to be reimbursed from the revenues accruing to the facility or to the licensee, and to the extent those revenues are insufficient, requires that the unreimbursed amount constitute a lien upon the asset of the facility or the proceeds from the sale of the facility. Existing law also authorizes the department to apply for a court order appointing a receiver to temporarily operate a community care facility or a residential care facility for the elderly for no more than 3 months, subject to extension by the department, when certain circumstances exist. To the extent that state funds are used to pay for the salary of the receiver or other related expenses, existing law requires the state be reimbursed from the revenues accruing to the facility or to the licensee or the entity related to the license, and to the extent that those revenues are insufficient, requires the unreimbursed amount constitute a lien on the assets of the facility or the proceeds from the sale of the facility. This bill would instead provide that if the revenues are insufficient to reimburse the department for the costs of the temporary manager, the salary of the receiver, or related expenses, the unreimbursed amount shall constitute grounds for a monetary judgment in civil court and subsequent lien upon the assets of the facility or the proceeds from the sale thereof. The bill would make other related changes to these provisions. The bill would provide that liens placed against the personal and real property of a licensee for reimbursement of funds relating to the receivership be given judgment creditor priority. (4)Existing law requires each county to provide cash assistance and other social services to needy families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant program, state, and county funds. Existing law specifies the amounts of cash aid to be paid each month to CalWORKs recipients. Existing law continuously appropriates moneys from the General Fund to defray a portion of county costs under the CalWORKs program. Existing law establishes the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) program, under which counties provide payments to foster care providers on behalf of qualified children in foster care. Under existing law, a child is eligible for AFDC-FC if he or she is placed in the approved home of a relative and is otherwise eligible for federal financial participation in the AFDC-FC payment, as specified. Existing law, beginning January 1, 2015, establishes the Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program in counties choosing to participate, for the purpose of making the amount paid to relative caregivers for the in-home care of children placed with them who are ineligible for AFDC-FC payments equal to the amount paid on behalf of children who are eligible for AFDC-FC payments. Existing law requires that the related child placed in the home meet certain requirements in order to be eligible under the Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program and requires that specified funding be used for the program. This bill would require, for purposes of this program, that the care and placement of the child be the responsibility of the county welfare department or the county probation department. The bill would also, for purposes of funding the program, delete the requirement that the funding of the applicable per-child CalWORKs grant be limited to the federal funds received. (5)Under existing law, foster care providers licensed as group homes have rates established by classifying each group home program and applying a standardized schedule of rates. Existing law prohibits the establishment of a new group home rate or change to an existing rate under the AFDC-FC program, except for exemptions granted by the department on a case-by-case basis. Existing law also limits, for the 2012–13 and 2013–14 fiscal years, exceptions for any program with a rate classification level below 10 to exceptions associated with a program change. This bill would extend that limitation to the 2014–15 fiscal year. (6)Existing law requires each applicant or recipient to assign to the county, as a condition of eligibility for aid paid under CalWORKs, any rights to support from any other person the applicant or recipient may have on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other family member for whom the applicant or recipient is applying for or receiving aid, and to cooperate with the county welfare department and local child support agency in establishing the paternity of a child of the applicant or recipient born out of wedlock with respect to whom aid is claimed, and in establishing, modifying, or enforcing a support order with respect to a child of the individual for whom aid is requested or obtained. Existing law exempts from these provisions an assistance unit that excludes any adults pursuant to specified provisions of law, including a provision that makes an individual ineligible for CalWORKs aid if the individual has been convicted in state or federal court for a felony drug conviction, as specified, after December 31, 1997. This bill would provide that if the income for an assistance unit that excludes any adults as described above includes reasonably anticipated income derived from child support, the amount established in specified provisions of law of any amount of child support received each month shall not be considered income or resources and shall not be deducted from the amount of aid to which the assistance unit otherwise would be eligible. (7)Existing law establishes the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, administered by the State Department of Social Services and counties, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons are provided with services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid Program provisions. Existing law authorizes certain Medi-Cal recipients to receive waiver personal care services, as defined, in order to allow the recipients to remain in their own homes. Existing law requires that in-home supportive services and waiver personal care services be performed by providers within a workweek that does not exceed 66 hours per week, as reduced by a specified net percentage. This bill would, if certain conditions are met, deem a provider authorized to work a recipient’s county-approved adjusted hours for the week when a recipient’s weekly authorized hours are adjusted and at the time of adjustment the recipient currently receives all authorized hours of services from one provider.Existing law also requires the State Department of Health Care Services, if the provider of authorized waiver personal care services cannot provide authorized in-home supportive services to a recipient as a result of the above-described workweek limitation, to work with the recipient to engage additional providers, as necessary.This bill would delete that provision and instead require the State Department of Health Care Services to work with and assist recipients receiving services pursuant to the Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital Waiver who are at or near their individual cost cap to avoid a reduction in the recipient’s services that may result because of increased overtime pay for providers. The bill would require the department, as a part of this effort, to consider allowing the recipient to exceed the individual cost cap. The bill would require the department to provide timely information to waiver recipients regarding the steps that will be taken to implement this provision.(8)Existing federal law, the Homeland Security Act of 2002, empowers the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the federal Department of Health and Human Services with functions under the immigration laws of the United States with respect to the care of unaccompanied alien children, as defined, including, but not limited to, coordinating and implementing the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children who are in federal custody by reason of their immigration status, including developing a plan to be submitted to Congress on how to ensure that qualified and independent legal counsel is timely appointed to represent the interests of each child, as provided. Existing law designates the State Department of Social Services as the single agency with full power to supervise every phase of the administration of public social services, except health care services and medical assistance. This bill would require the State Department of Social Services, subject to the availability of funding, to contract with qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors, as defined, who are transferred to the care and custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and who are present in this state. The bill would require that the contracts awarded meet certain conditions. (9)Existing law authorizes the State Department of Social Services to implement specified provisions of Chapter 29 of the Statutes of 2014 through all-county letters or similar instructions and requires the department to adopt emergency regulations implementing these provisions no later than January 1, 2016. This bill would extend that authorization for all-county letters and similar instructions to additional provisions of Chapter 29 of the Statutes of 2014 that relate to the CalFresh program. (10)This bill would provide that its provisions are severable. (11)Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect. (12)This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1569.682 of the Health and Safety Code made by this bill and AB 1899, to take effect if both bills are chaptered and this bill is chaptered last. (13)Item 5180-151-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2014 appropriated $1,435,400,000 to the State Department of Social Services for local assistance for children and adult services, which includes, among other things, increased costs associated with cases of child abuse and neglect and revised federal requirements for child welfare case reviews, and funds for the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program. Item 5180-153-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2014 also appropriated $1,901,000 to the State Department of Social Services for local assistance for increased costs associated with revised county collection and reporting activities for cases of child abuse and neglect and revised federal requirements for child welfare case reviews. This bill would revise these items by increasing the appropriation in Item 5180-151-0001 by $1,686,000 for the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program, and by reducing the appropriation in Item 5180-153-0001 by $1,686,000. (14)This bill would provide that the continuous appropriation applicable to CalWORKs is not made for purposes of implementing the bill. (15)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1479 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 3042 and 3043 of the Penal Code, and to Amend Section 51 of Chapter 26 of the Statutes of 2014, Relating to Public Safety, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Public safety

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 14, 2014.

Existing law requires the Board of Parole Hearings, upon request, to notify the victim, or next of kin of the victim, of any crime committed by a prisoner, of any hearing to review or consider the parole suitability or the setting of a parole date for that prisoner. Existing law requires that this notice be given by telephone, certified mail, or electronic mail, using the method of communication… More
Existing law requires the Board of Parole Hearings, upon request, to notify the victim, or next of kin of the victim, of any crime committed by a prisoner, of any hearing to review or consider the parole suitability or the setting of a parole date for that prisoner. Existing law requires that this notice be given by telephone, certified mail, or electronic mail, using the method of communication selected by the requesting party, if that method is available. Existing law also requires the board to send, by certified mail, written notice of the parole hearing to the judge of the superior court before whom a prisoner was tried. This bill would instead require the board to send the notice to the judge of the superior court, and would authorize the board to send the notice to the victim or the victim’s next of kin, using United States mail.Existing law establishes the Board of State and Community Corrections to collect and maintain available information and data about state and community correctional policies, practices, capacities, and needs, as specified. Existing law also requires the board to develop incentives for units of local government to develop comprehensive regional partnerships whereby adjacent jurisdictions pool grant funds in order to deliver services to a broader target population and maximize the impact of state funds at the local level. This bill would appropriate $5,000,000 from the Recidivism Reduction Fund to the Board of State and Community Corrections for the establishment of a social innovation financing program for counties.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1480 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 8278.3, 8357, 8447, 8450, 48000, 51749.5, 53012, 84754.6, 89295, 92495, and 92675 of the Education Code, and to Amend Section 10502 of the Public Contract Code, Relating to Education Finance, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Education finance

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 14, 2014.

(1)Existing law establishes the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, to provide funding for the renovation, repair, or improvement of an existing building to make it suitable for licensure for child care and development services and for the purchase of new relocatable child care facilities for lease to local educational agencies and contracting agencies that… More
(1)Existing law establishes the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, to provide funding for the renovation, repair, or improvement of an existing building to make it suitable for licensure for child care and development services and for the purchase of new relocatable child care facilities for lease to local educational agencies and contracting agencies that provide child care and development services. Existing law requires local educational agencies and contracting agencies using facilities made available by the use of these funds to be charged a leasing fee, as specified, and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to deposit any revenue derived from the lease payments into the fund. Existing law requires augmentations to the fund made in the Budget Act of 2014 to be used for renovation or repair of existing local educational facilities or new relocatable child care facilities for lease to local educational agencies that provide California state preschool program services. This bill would require the funding for the renovation, repair, or improvement of an existing building to make it suitable for licensure for child care and development services to be used for loans, would require the loans to be repaid within a period that does not exceed 10 years, and would require the Superintendent to deposit all revenue derived from the loan repayments into the fund, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would also require augmentations to the fund made in the Budget Act of 2014 to be used for loans for renovation or repair of existing local educational agency facilities to ensure those facilities meet applicable health and safety standards or the purchase of new relocatable child care facilities for lease to local educational agencies, for the purpose of expanding access to California state preschool program services. (2)Existing law requires the cost of child care services provided for CalWORKs recipients to be governed by regional market rates and requires the regional market rate ceilings to be established at the 85th percentile of the 2005 regional market rate survey for that region. This bill, commencing January 1, 2015, would instead require the regional market rate ceilings to be established at the greater of either the 85th percentile of the 2009 regional market rate survey for that region, reduced by 10.11%, or the 85th percentile of the 2005 regional market rate survey for that region. (3)Existing law requires the Department of Finance and the Department of General Services to approve or disapprove annual state subsidized child care and development program contract funding terms and conditions, including both family fee schedules and regional market rate schedules that are required to be adhered to by contract. Existing law, commencing January 1, 2015, requires the State Department of Education to implement the regional market schedule based upon the county aggregates, as determined by the Regional Market survey conducted in 2009 and require the regional market rate schedule to be reduced by 13%, except as specified. This bill would instead require the regional market rate schedule to be reduced by 10.11%, except as specified. (4)Existing law authorizes a child development contractor to retain a reserve fund balance equal to 5% of the sum of the maximum reimbursable amount of all contracts to which the contractor is a party, or $2,000, whichever is greater, and authorizes a California state preschool program contracting agency to retain in the reserve fund an additional 10% of the sum of the maximum reimbursable amount of all preschool contracts to which the contracting agency is a party for purposes of professional development for California state preschool program staff. This bill would clarify the reserve fund balance limits that apply to child development contractors and California state preschool program contracting agencies, as specified. (5)Existing law requires a school district or charter school, as a condition of receipt of apportionment for pupils in a transitional kindergarten program, to ensure that teachers who are assigned to a transitional kindergarten class after July 1, 2015, be credentialed and, by August 1, 2020, have a minimum number of units in early childhood education or childhood development, comparable experience in a preschool setting, or a child development permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This bill would instead require a school district or charter school, as a condition of receipt of apportionment for pupils in a transitional kindergarten program, to ensure that credentialed teachers who are first assigned to a transitional kindergarten class after July 1, 2015, have, by August 1, 2020, a minimum number of units in early childhood education or childhood development, comparable experience in a preschool setting, or a child development teacher permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (6)Existing law, commencing with the 2015–16 school year, authorizes a school district, charter school, or county office of education to provide independent study courses for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in accordance with prescribed conditions. Existing law provides for the computation of the average daily attendance for pupils enrolled in courses offered pursuant to these provisions. This bill would revise the computation of the average daily attendance for those independent study courses by providing that if more than 10% of the total average daily attendance of a school district, charter school, or county office of education is claimed pursuant to those courses, the amount of average daily attendance for all pupils enrolled by that school district, charter school, or county office of education enrolled in those courses that exceeds 10% of the school district’s, charter school’s, or county office of education’s total average daily attendance shall be reduced, as specified. (7)Existing law establishes the California Career Pathways Trust as a state education and economic and workforce development initiative, requires the State Department of Education to administer the trust as a competitive grant program, as specified, and provides that a grant recipient may be a school district, county office of education, direct-funded charter school, or community college district. This bill would provide that a regional occupational center or program operated as a joint powers authority may also be a grant recipient. (8)Existing law requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to publicly post annual segmentwide and community college district goals, and requires the chancellor, in coordination with stakeholders, specified committees of the Legislature, and the Department of Finance, to develop, and the board of governors to adopt, a framework of indicators designed to measure and assess the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment in specified areas. Existing law requires, as a condition of the receipt of specified funds, each community college within a community college district to annually develop, adopt, and post a goals framework that addresses at least all of the specified areas referenced above in connection with the measurement and assessment of the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment. This bill would state legislative intent regarding these goals frameworks and would require the board of governors to annually develop, adopt, and publicly post a systemwide goals framework that addresses at least all of the specified areas referenced above in connection with the measurement and assessment of the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment. (9)Existing law requires the California State University and the University of California to report, by March 15 of each year, on specified performance measures, including various calculations of graduation rates and amounts spent per degree, for the preceding academic year. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature that the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature review these performance measures in a collaborative process with the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, individuals with expertise in statewide accountability efforts, the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, and consider any recommendations for their modification and refinement, as specified. (10)Existing law establishes procedures to be followed by the University of California if it plans to use any of the support appropriation in the annual budget for a subsequent fiscal year for capital expenditures, as specified. Under existing law, these procedures include the submission of specified data to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. This bill would revise these procedures to provide for the submission of this data to the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider the annual State Budget and the budget subcommittees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations for the University of California, instead of to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. (11)Existing law requires the Regents of the University of California to give public notice of a project to bidders by publication twice in one newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the major portion of the project is located and in one trade paper circulated in the county in which the major portion of the work is to be done, as specified, within the 60-day period preceding the day set for the receiving of bids. This bill would authorize the regents to give public notice of a project to bidders under this provision either in the newspaper and trade paper as indicated above or electronically on the Internet Web site of the university. (12)Existing law authorizes a school district or charter school to maintain a transitional kindergarten program and defines transitional kindergarten as the first year of a 2-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer all California state preschool programs. Existing law requires those programs to include part-day age and developmentally appropriate programs designed to facilitate the transition to kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-old children. Existing law requires the county board of supervisors and the county superintendent of schools to select members of a local planning council. Existing law requires a local planning council to conduct an assessment of child care needs in the county no less than once every 5 years. Of the moneys appropriated in the Budget Act of 2014, this bill would allocate certain of those moneys for purposes of professional development stipends, to be administered by local planning councils, for teachers in transitional kindergarten and teachers in the California state preschool program, as provided. By imposing a new duty on a local planning council, the bill would create a state-mandated local program. (13)This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. (14)Funds allocated by this bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, as provided. (15)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. (16)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1481 (2013-2014) - An Act to Repeal Chapter 3.131 (Commencing with Section 15820.93) of Part 10b of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Relating to Correctional Facilities, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Correctional facilities: construction

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 14, 2014.

(1)Existing law authorizes the Board of State and Community Corrections or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a participating county, as defined, and the State Public Works Board to acquire, design, and construct an adult local justice facility, as defined. Existing law authorizes the State Public Works Board to issue up to $500,000,000 in revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation… More
(1)Existing law authorizes the Board of State and Community Corrections or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a participating county, as defined, and the State Public Works Board to acquire, design, and construct an adult local justice facility, as defined. Existing law authorizes the State Public Works Board to issue up to $500,000,000 in revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes to finance the acquisition, design, and construction of the approved adult local criminal justice facilities and establishes the procedures for approving and funding these projects. Existing law includes duplicative provisions of this authorization. This bill would repeal the duplicative provision. (2)This bill would appropriate $5,000 from the General Fund to the Board of State and Community Corrections for purposes of administering the bond financing program established pursuant the above provisions. (3)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1482 (2013-2014) - An Act Relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

Budget Act of 2014

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 23, 2014.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

AB 1483 (2013-2014) - An Act Relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

Budget Act of 2014

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 23, 2014.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

AB 1484 (2013-2014) - An Act Relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

Budget Act of 2014

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 23, 2014.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

AB 1485 (2013-2014) - An Act Relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

Budget Act of 2014

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 23, 2014.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2014.

AB 1486 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 12722 and 12728 Of, and to Add Section 12559 To, the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Fireworks, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Fireworks: tax on distribution

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 23, 2014.

Existing law authorizes the annual retail sale of safe and sane fireworks from June 28 to July 6, inclusive, pursuant to a license issued by the State Fire Marshal, unless otherwise prohibited or regulated by law or ordinance. Existing law authorizes various entities, including the State Fire Marshal, to seize certain prohibited fireworks. Existing law requires an authority that seizes fireworks… More
Existing law authorizes the annual retail sale of safe and sane fireworks from June 28 to July 6, inclusive, pursuant to a license issued by the State Fire Marshal, unless otherwise prohibited or regulated by law or ordinance. Existing law authorizes various entities, including the State Fire Marshal, to seize certain prohibited fireworks. Existing law requires an authority that seizes fireworks to notify the State Fire Marshal of the seizure and to provide specified information. Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to dispose of the seized fireworks and requires dangerous fireworks to be disposed of according to specified procedures. Existing law establishes the State Fire Marshal Fireworks Enforcement and Disposal Fund (fund) in the State Treasury. Existing law requires moneys in the fund to be used by the State Fire Marshal for various purposes, including for the education of public safety agencies in the proper handling and management of dangerous fireworks and to further assist in public safety and education efforts within the general public as well as public safety agencies on the proper and responsible use of safe and sane fireworks. Existing law makes a violation of the law and regulations relating to fireworks a crime. This bill would require the moneys in the fund to be used for the training of public safety agencies in the proper handling and management of dangerous fireworks and to further assist in public safety efforts within the general public as well as public safety agencies on the proper and responsible use, seizure, and storage of safe and sane fireworks. The bill would also authorize moneys in the fund to be used for the disposal of any seized fireworks and any infrastructure requirements necessary for the disposal of fireworks as well as used for the administration of the fund by the Office of the State Fire Marshal or its contracted designee. This bill would require, commencing January 1, 2015, a distributor, as defined, to pay a tax upon distribution, as defined, of safe and sane fireworks, as provided. The bill would require the revenue from the tax to be deposited into the fund to be used for the purposes described above. The bill would authorize the State Fire Marshal to adjust the tax rate if the revenue in the fund is not estimated to cover expenses. The bill would specifically exclude a violation of these provisions from being a crime. The bill would also authorize the seizure of safe and sane fireworks distributed in this state by an unlicensed distributor for which the required tax has not been paid. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide