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Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 16–May 1

April 12, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise fast approaching in early April.
 
In addition, April 27 is the last day for policy committee to hear and report to fiscal committees on fiscal bills introduced in their house of origin.
 
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.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
April 16
 
Senate Natural Resources and Water, Upon Adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 112
  • HOT SB 834 (Jackson) State lands: leasing: oil and gas. League position: Support. 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 1153 (Stern) Local initiatives: Review. League position: Support
April 17
 
Assembly Judiciary, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • HOT  AB 3121 (Kalra) Evidentiary privileges: union agent-represented worker privilege. League position: Oppose.  
Assembly Health, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • HOT AB 3162 (Friedman) Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. League position: Support. 
Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • HOT  AB 2812 (Limόn) Data storage and protection standards: local agencies. League position: Sponsor. 
Senate Transportation and Housing, 3:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT  SB 827 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: transit-rich housing bonus. League position: Oppose. 
April 18
 
Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • HOT AB 1912 (Rodriguez) Public employees’ retirement: joint powers agreements: liability. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Environmental Quality, 9:30, State Capitol, Room 3191
  • SB 998 (Dodd) Discontinuation of residential water service: urban and community water. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.  
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 127
  • AB 2923 (Chiu) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District: transit-oriented development. League position: Oppose. 
April 23
 
Assembly Natural Resources, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 2411 (McCarty) Solid waste: use of compost: planning. League position: Support. 
April 26
 
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
  • Commission on State Mandates
  • Local Government Financing 
April 30
 
Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development, 12 p.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • Informational Hearing: Update on the Regulation of Massage Therapy in California: Business Oversight and Best Practices 
May 1
 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 1244 (Wiecokwski) Public records: disclosure. League position: Oppose.


 
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