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Upcoming Bills in Committee, April 8 – 24

April 8, 2019
Legislative hearings are in full swing, and the Legislature continues to discuss policy areas of interest to cities.
 
The Legislature will be on Spring Break as of April 11 and will return on April 22. In addition, April 26 is the last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees on fiscal bills introduced in their house of origin.
 
Most hearings will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, and audio is always available online. Many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.
 
Below are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
April 8
 
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol. Room 126
  • AB 266 (Choi) Income taxes: credits: attic vent closures. League position: support. 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol. Room, 4203
  • SB 23 (Wiener) Unlawful entry of a vehicle. League position: support.
  • SB 266 (Leyva) Public Employees’ Retirement System: disallowed compensation: benefit adjustments. League position: oppose.
  • SB 287 (Nielsen) Commission on State Mandates: test claims: filing date. League position: support.
  • SB 416 (Hueso) Employment: workers’ compensation. League position: oppose. 
April 9
 
Senate Public Safety, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol. Room 3191
  • SB 257 (Nielsen) Firearms: prohibited persons. League position: pending support. 
Assembly Health, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 1116 (Grayson) Firefighters: peer support. League position: pending support.
  • AB 1117 (Grayson) Peace officers: peer support. League position: pending support. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 142 (Wiener) Employees: lactation accommodation. League position: oppose. 
Assembly Judiciary, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 628 (Bonta) Employment: victims of sexual harassment: protections. League position: oppose. 
Senate Governmental Organization, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 670 (McGuire) Telecommunications: outages affecting public safety. League position: support. 
Assembly Business and Professions, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • AB 1530 (Cooley) Unauthorized cannabis activity reduction grants: local jurisdiction restrictions on cannabis delivery. League position: support. 
April 10
 
Assembly Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 171 (Gonzalez) Employment: sexual harassment. League position: oppose.
  • HOT AB 213 (Reyes) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments. League position: support.
  • AB 297 (Gallagher) Emergency average daily attendance. League position: support.
  • AB 659 (Mullin) Transportation: emerging transportation technologies: California Smart City Challenge Grant Program. League position: support. 
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 13 (Wieckowski) Accessory dwelling units. League position: oppose unless amended.
  • SB 330 (Skinner) Housing Crisis Act of 2019. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 681 (Stern) Local referenda and charter amendments: withdrawal. League position: support. 
Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
  • SB 135 (Jackson) Paid Family leave. League position: oppose.
  • SB 542 (Stern) Workers’ compensation. League position: oppose. 
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 68 (Ting) Land use: accessory dwelling units. League position: oppose unless amended.
  • AB 881 (Bloom) Accessory dwelling units. League position: oppose unless amended. 
April 22
 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 137 (Dodd) Federal transportation funds: state exchange programs. League position: support.
  • SB 205 (Hertzberg) Business licensees: stormwater discharge compliance. League position: concerns. 
April 23
 
Assembly Judiciary, 8 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • AB 403 (Kalra) Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: complaint. League position: oppose. 
Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
  • SB 212 (Allen) Elections: local voting methods. League position: support. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 518 (Wieckowski) Public records: disclosure: court costs and attorney’s fees. League position: oppose. 
April 24
 
Assembly Insurance, 9 a.m., State Capitol, room 437
  • AB 1400 (Kamlager-Dove) Workers’ compensation: fire service personnel. League position: oppose. 
Assembly Public Employment and Retirement, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • AB 33 (Bonta) State public retirement systems: divestiture from private prison companies. League position: oppose. 
Senate Environmental Quality, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
  • SB 667 (Hueso) Greenhouse gases: recycling infrastructure and facilities. League position: pending support. 
Senate Governance and Finance Special Order, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 50 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: housing development: incentives. League position: oppose unless amended.


 
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