Sea freight & passenger services
|Topic||Bill number||Author||Interest position||Became law|
|An Act to Amend Sections 7071, 7072, 7073.1, 7076, 7076.1, 7081, 7085, 7085.1, and 7085.5 of the Government Code, Relating to Economic Development, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.||AB 28 (2013-2014)||Perez||Support||No|
The Enterprise Zone Act provides for the designation and oversight by the Department of Housing and Community Development of various types of economic development areas throughout the state,… More
The Enterprise Zone Act provides for the designation and oversight by the Department of Housing and Community Development of various types of economic development areas throughout the state, including enterprise zones, targeted tax areas, and manufacturing enhancement areas, collectively known as geographically targeted economic development areas, or G-TEDAs. Pursuant to these provisions, qualifying entities in those areas may receive certain tax and regulatory incentives. This bill would revise various definitions for purposes of the act and modify specified requirements for designating and administering enterprise zones and G-TEDAs, collectively. The bill would impose new requirements on the Department of Housing and Community Development with respect to the enterprise zone program and modify department and Franchise Tax Board reporting requirements. Existing law, the Enterprise Zone Act, authorizes the Department of Housing and Community Development to assess a fee of not more than $15 on each enterprise zone and manufacturing enhancement area for each application for issuance of a certificate pursuant to specified tax credit provisions. This bill would instead authorize the department to charge a fee for those applications not to exceed the reasonable cost of administering the Enterprise Zone Act, but not to exceed $20. The bill would require any increase in the fee higher than the amount that was charged by the department as of January 1, 2014, to be adopted by regulation.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
|An Act to Add and Repeal Division 4 (Commencing with Section 64140) of Title 6.7 of the Government Code, and to Add and Repeal Sections 17053.60, 17053.65, 17053.66, 23660, 23665, and 23666 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy.||AB 2656 (2011-2012)||Calderon||Support||No|
Existing law creates the California Transportation Financing Authority, with various powers and duties relative to the financing of transportation projects. This bill would authorize the authority to… More
Existing law creates the California Transportation Financing Authority, with various powers and duties relative to the financing of transportation projects. This bill would authorize the authority to award tax credit certificates to exporters and importers, as defined, that demonstrate to the satisfaction of the authority that, during the taxable year, they have increased their cargo tonnage or value through California ports and airports by specified amounts or had a net increase in qualified full-time employees hired in California or have incurred capital costs for a cargo facility in California. The bill would authorize $500 million in tax credit certificates to be awarded by the authority for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and before January 1, 2018, as provided. The bill would authorize the authority to impose fees to cover its costs in that regard, with fees to be deposited in the Job and Trade Competitiveness Fee Account, which the bill would create in the State Treasury. The bill would authorize the authority to borrow money until the time that sufficient fee revenue is available, with loans made to the authority to be repayable solely from revenues in the account. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations. The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and before January 1, 2018, allow a credit or credits in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250,000 for a taxable year against the taxes imposed by those laws if a taxpayer receives a tax credit certificate from the authority. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.
|An Act to Amend Sections 8670.40 and 8670.41 Of, and to Add Section 8670.17.3 To, the Government Code, and to Add and Repeal Section 6226 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Oil Spills.||AB 234 (2009-2010)||Huffman||Oppose||No|
(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… 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 drills and preparedness, and oil spill containment and cleanup, and to represent the state in any coordinated response efforts with the federal government. Existing law requires the administrator to adopt and implement regulations regarding the equipment, personnel, and operation of vessels to and from marine terminals that are used to transfer oil. This bill would require the administrator to adopt regulations governing oil transfers that would require a transfer unit, as defined, to provide, at the point of transfer, appropriate equipment and supplies for the containment and removal of spills of oil in water adjacent to the transfer site. The regulations would require the transfer unit, prior to beginning an oil transfer, to preboom each oil transfer for the duration of the transfer, unless prebooming is determined not to be safe and effective. (2)Existing law imposes an oil spill prevention and administration fee in an amount determined by the administrator to implement oil spill prevention activities, but not to exceed $0.05 per barrel of crude oil or petroleum products, on persons owning crude oil or petroleum products at a marine terminal. The fee is deposited into the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund in the State Treasury. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, moneys in the fund are available for specified purposes. This bill would revise that fee to an amount not to exceed $0.06 per barrel of crude oil or petroleum products. The bill would also authorize the administrator to adjust the maximum fee annually as measured by the California Consumer Price Index. (3)Existing law requires the administrator to charge a nontank vessel owner or operator a reasonable fee, to be collected with each application to obtain a certificate of financial responsibility, in an amount that is based upon the administrator’s costs in implementing certain provisions relating to nontank vessels. Revenue from the fee is deposited into the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund for appropriation by the Legislature for specified purposes. This bill would establish that fee at $3,000 per nontank vessel. (4)Under existing law, the State Lands Commission has jurisdiction over state lands and ungranted tidelands and submerged lands owned by the state. This bill would require the State Lands Commission, on or before March 1, 2011, to report to the Legislature on regulatory action, pending or already taken, and statutory recommendations for the Legislature to ensure maximum safety and prevention of harm during offshore oil drilling. This provision would be repealed on January 1, 2015.