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Bills in Committee May 8 – 15

May 5, 2017
The Legislative hearing committee schedule is in full swing and Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to release his revised FY 2017-18 budget proposal next week.
 
The League continues to track 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 and measures of interest to cities:

May 8
 
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 53 (Steinorth) Personal income taxes: deduction: homeownership savings accounts. League position: Support.
  • AB 479 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Sales and use taxes: exemption: menstrual and incontinence products: alcoholic beverage taxes: distilled spirits: additional surtax. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 960 (Brough) Sales and use taxes: exemptions: textbooks. League position: Oppose unless Amended. 
Assembly Transportation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 302 (Gipson) South Coast Air Quality Management District: fleets. League position: Concerns. 
May 9
 
Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 182 (Bradford) Transportation network company: participating drivers: single business license. League position: Oppose. 
May 10
 
Assembly Appropriations Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 72 (Santiago) Housing. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 181 (Lackey) Taxation: renters’ credit. League position: Support.
  • AB 535 (Aguiar-Curry) State Board of Equalization: offer in compromise: extension. League position: Support.
  • AB 879 (Grayson) Planning and zoning: housing element. League position: Support.
  • AB 1180 (Holden) California tire fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) Counties and cities: contracts for personal services. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 1479 (Bonta) Public records: custodian of records: civil penalties. League position: Oppose.  
Assembly Elections and Redistricting, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • AB 943 (Santiago) Land use regulations: local initiatives: voter approval. League position: Oppose unless Amended.  
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 678 (Bocanegra) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Oppose. 
May 15
 
Senate Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 17 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 35 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: affordable housing: streamlined approval process. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts. League position: Support.
  • SB 242 (Skinner) Property Assessed Clean Energy program: program administrator. League position: Support.
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone. League position: Support.
  • SB 589 (Hernandez) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capacity analysis: pilot project. League position: Support.
  • SB 618 (Bradford) Load-serving entities: integrated resource plans. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless telecommunications facilities. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 9 (Garcia, C) Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons: menstrual sponges and menstrual cups. League position: Oppose unless Amended.


 
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