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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 17 – 26

April 14, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is in full gear and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. 
 
The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel

Additional information about the important bills the League is tracking is available in the 2017 Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List. Published on April 12, this list will continually be updated throughout the remainder of the Legislative Session. Bill language and the League’s position letters and sample letters can be found at www.cacities.org/billsearch by plugging the bill number into the search function.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
April 17
 
Assembly Natural Resources Committee, Upon Adjournment of Session, State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 663 (Bloom) Coastal resources: housing. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1180 (Holden) California tire fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund. League position: Support.
Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 181 (Lackey) Taxation: renters’ credit. League position: Support.
April 18
 
Assembly Public Safety, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 887 (Cooper) Public safety officers: investigations and interviews. League position: Preliminary Oppose.
  • HOT AB 1326 (Cooper) Petty theft: subsequent convictions. League position: Support.
Senate Public Safety, 8:30 a.m. State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT SB 75 (Bates) Violent felonies. League position: Support.
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 167 (Skinner) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Concerns.
April 19
 
Senate Environmental Quality Committee, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • SB 79 (Allen) Sales and use taxes: exemption: used electric vehicles. League positon: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • HOT SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone. League position: Support.
  • SB 589 (Hernandez) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capability analysis. League position: Support.
  • SB 618 (Bradford) Land-serving entities: integrated resource plans. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 780 (Wiener) Water Conservation in Landscaping Act. League position: Oppose.
Assembly Housing and Community Development, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 346 (Daly) Redevelopment: housing successor: Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund. League positon: Support.
  • AB 879 (Grayson) Planning and zoning: housing element. League position: Support.
  • AB 1585 (Bloom) Planning and zoning: affordable housing: single application. League position: Oppose.
Assembly Insurance Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • AB 44 (Reyes) Workers’ compensation: medical treatment: terrorist attacks: workplace violence. League position: Oppose.
Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • AB 20 (Kalra) Public employee retirement systems: divestment: Dakota Access Pipeline. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 52 (Cooper) Public employee: orientation and informational programs: exclusive representatives. League positon: Support in Concept.
  • AB 561 (Voepel) Sales and use taxes: exclusion: public safety first responder vehicle and equipment: local public employee retirement: employer contributions. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) Counties and cities: contracts for personal services. League position: Oppose.
Senate Education Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts. League position: Support.
Senate Governance and Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 242 (Skinner) Property Assessed Clean Energy program: program administrator. League position: Support.
Assembly Education Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 45 (Thurmond) California School Employee Housing Assistance Grant Program. League position: Support.
Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 1548 (Fong) Occupational safety and health: penalties. League position: Support.
Assembly Local Government Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 1333 (Dabaneh) Political Reform Act of 1974: Local Government Agency Notices. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1414 (Friedman) Solar energy systems: permits. League position: Oppose.
Senate Health Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 17 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support.
  • HOTSB 786 (Mendoza) Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities: overconcentration. League position: Support.
April 24
 
Assembly Natural Resources, Upon Adjournment of Session, State Capitol, Room 447
  • HOT AB 890 (Medina) Local land use initiatives: environmental review. League position: Oppose.
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • HOT AB 252 (Ridley-Thomas) Local government: taxation: prohibition: video streaming services. League position: Oppose.
April 25
 
Senate Public Safety Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support.
Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 378 (Portantion) Alcoholic beverages: licenses: emergency orders. League position: Support.
Assembly Judiciary Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • HOT AB 1479 (Bonta) Public records: supervisor of records: fines. League position: Oppose.
April 26
 
Senate Governance and Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Concerns.
  • HOT SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless telecommunications facilities. League position: Oppose.


 
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