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Senate and Assembly Committees Decide Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes

August 17, 2018
The Appropriations Committees of both houses met on Thursday, Aug. 16 to decide the fate of hundreds of bills requiring significant funding before the final two weeks of the legislative session. 
 
The committees approved many bills, including some with amendments.
 
Below is a complete listing of all bills on which the League has a position that were pending on either the Senate or Assembly Appropriations Suspense Files. Those that passed are listed as Pass and those that failed to move are listed as Held. The held measures were tabled ineligible for further action this session.
 
To access bill language, the League’s position letters and sample letters, go to www.cacities.org/billsearch and plug in the bill number into the search function.
 
Senate Appropriations
 
Oppose
  • AB 748 (Ting) Peace officers: video and audio recordings: disclosure — Passed with amendments
  • AB 924 (Bonta) Indian tribes: commercial cannabis activity — Held
  • AB 1395 (Chu) State highways: Department of Transportation: litter cleanup and abatement: report — Held
  • AB 1597 (Nazarian) Public employee retirement systems: prohibited investments: Turkey — Pass
  • AB 2544 (Lackey) Parking penalties — Pass
  • AB 2681 (Nazarian) Seismic safety: potentially vulnerable buildings — Passed with amendments
  • AB 2923 (Chiu) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District: transit-oriented development — Passed with amendments
  • AB 3081 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Employment: sexual harassment — Passed with amendments
Oppose unless amended
  • AB 1771 (Bloom) Planning and zoning: regional housing needs assessment — Pass
  • AB 1870 (Reyes) Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices — Passed with amendments
Concerns
  • AB 2061 (Frazier) Near-zero-emission and zero-emission vehicles — Pass
Removal of Opposition
  • AB 1912 (Rodriguez) Public employees’ retirement: joint powers agreements: liability — Passed with amendments  
Support
  • AB 1766 (Maienschein) Swimming pools: public safety — Pass
  • AB 1775 (Muratsuchi) State lands: leasing: oil and gas — Pass
  • AB 1804 (Berman) California Environmental Quality Act: categorical exemption: infill development – Passed with amendments
  • AB 1959 (Wood) Telecommunications: universal service programs — Pass
  • AB 1968 (Low) Mental health: firearms — Passed with amendments
  • AB 2258 (Caballero) Local agency formation commissions: grant program — Pass
  • AB 2415 (Calderon) Public Employees’ Retirement System: officers and directors: appointment and compensation — Pass
  • AB 2538 (Rubio) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capability analysis — Passed with amendments
  • AB 2749 (Bonta) State agencies: state entities: Internet Web site accessibility: standards — Passed with amendments
 
Bills Re-Referred to Senate Rules Committee
  • AB 931 (Weber) Criminal procedure: use of force by peace officers — Oppose
  • AB 2890 (Ting) Land use: accessory dwelling units — Oppose
Assembly Appropriations
 
Oppose
  • SB 1077 (Wilk) Construction contracts: wrap-up insurance and indemnification — Passed with amendments
  • SB 1186 (Hill) Law enforcement agencies: surveillance: policies — Held
  • SB 1300 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practices: discrimination and harassment — Passed with amendments
Oppose Unless Amended
  • SB 828 (Wiener) Land use: housing element — Passed with amendments
  • SB 937 (Wiener) Lactation accommodation — Pass
  • SB 1086 (Atkins) Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers — Pass
  • SB 1421 (Skinner) Peace officers: release of records — Passed with amendments
Support
  • SB 25 (Portantino) Elections: alternate ballot order: Los Angeles County pilot program — Passed with amendments
  • SB 834 (Jackson) State lands: leasing: oil and gas — Pass
  • SB 919 (Dodd) Water resources: stream gages — Held
  • SB 966 (Wiener) Onsite treated nonpotable water systems — Passed with amendments
  • SB 1343 (Mitchell) Employers: sexual harassment training: requirements — Passed with amendments
  • SB 1413 (Nielsen) Public employees’ retirement: pension prefunding — Pass


 
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