Fri 5/31: Time’s up! Here are some winners & losers of the first half of the race to become a California law.

CA legislature progress update.

Our assemblymembers and state senators created a record 2,576 new bills on a strict timetable for the 2019 CA legislative term. Today, May 31st, is the deadline for bills to pass through all the committees in the house that created them and a floor vote. After that, surviving bills must pass a similar obstacle course in the opposite house. Bills that make it through both venues may get to meet the governor and his pen, for approval or a veto. Here’s a listing of 140 bills that are interesting to us and groups, like the Sierra Club, that we coalition with. You will recognize a number of these bills as the subject of calls or emails we’ve asked you to make.

  •  Black words – the bill has passed and will be assigned to a committee in the next house
  • Blue words –  the bill has NOT passed and won’t continue to the next house.
  • Red words means that a bad bill is continuing to the next house.

Economic/Finance/Commercial

  • AB-25 California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
  • AB-539 California Financing Law: consumer loans: charges.
  • AB-818 Local government finance: vehicle license fee adjustment amounts.
  • AB-857 Public banks.
  • AB-1525 Cannabis: financial institutions.
  • SB-203 Public bank.

Education

  • AB-2 Community colleges: California College Promise. (2 year free community college)
  • AB-39 Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports.
  • AB-123 Early childhood education: state preschool program: access: standards.
  • AB-1505 Charter schools: petitions. (Senate – Education)
  • AB-1506 Charter schools: statewide total: authorization restrictions. (Verify)
  • AB-1507 Charter schools: location: resource center. (Senate – Education)
  • AB-1578 School Pavement to Parks Grant Program. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
  • SB-468 Taxation: tax expenditures: California Tax Expenditure Review Board.
  • SB-756 Charter schools: moratorium.

Environmental 

  • Economic/Government Regulations
    • AB-296 Climate change: Climate Innovation Grant Program: voluntary tax contributions.
    • AB-1276 Green New Deal. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1673 California Environmental Quality Act: judicial challenge: litigation transparency: identification of contributors. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-1 California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-25 California Environmental Quality Act: projects funded by qualified opportunity zone funds or other public funds. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-632 California Environmental Quality Act: injunction: vegetation treatment projects. (Assembly – Natural Resources – Límon) (Sierra Club removed opposition after amendment – SUPPORT)
  • Energy
    • AB-56 Electricity: procurement by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority. (OPPOSE)
    • AB-961 Community Energy Benefits (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1083 Energy and energy infrastructure procurement requirements: California Council on Science and Technology.
    • AB-1690 Biomass electrical generation facilities: contract extension requirements – converted to 2 year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB 386 California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: irrigation districts. This one has been converted into a 2-year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-457  Biomethane: gas corporations. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE
    • SB-772 Long duration bulk energy storage: procurement. Converted to 2-year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
  • Emergency/Safety monitoring
    • AB-38 Fire safety: low-cost retrofits: Fire Hardened Homes Revolving Loan and Rebate Fund: regional capacity review. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-39 Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports. (Senate – Education) (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-191 Building standards: exemptions: rebuilding after disasters. Converted to 2-year bill (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • AB-936 Oil spills: response and contingency planning. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1083 Energy and energy infrastructure procurement requirements: California Council on Science and Technology. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-160  Emergency services: cultural competence. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-169 Pipeline safety: records. (Assembly Governmental Organization) (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-182 Local government: planning and zoning: wildfires. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-463 Natural gas storage wells: monitoring and reporting. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-551  Oil and gas: decommissioning, cleanup, and remediation: costs. Sierra Club SUPPORT)
  • Public lands
    • AB-342 Public lands: leasing: oil and gas: prohibition. (Sen. Natural Resources and Water  – Senator Jackson, June 11th) (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-345 Oil and gas: operations: location restrictions. Converted to 2 year bill (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-585 Public lands: oil, gas, and mineral leases. (Límon bill – Sen. Natural Resources and Water  – Senator Jackson, June 11th)
  • Vehicle standards/use
    • AB 40 Zero-emission vehicles: comprehensive strategy. Converted to 2-year bill. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-210 Smog check: exemption. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • AB-753 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program: fuels: fueling infrastructure.
    • AB-1411 Integrated action plan for sustainable freight. (Sierra Club (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1406 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. (Senate Transporation)
    • SB-44 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles: comprehensive strategy.
    • SB-210 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-402 Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation: County of Inyo. 
    •  (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • AB-753 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program: fuels: fueling infrastructure. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-767 Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area: Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
  • Waste Reduction /Pollution /monitoring
    • AB-161 Solid waste: paper waste: electronic proofs of purchase.
    • AB-966 Reducing emissions in cement plants. Converted to 2-year bill (Sierra Club endorsement)
    • AB-1080 California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-54 California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-463 Natural gas storage wells: monitoring and reporting.
  • Wildlife/Human health
    • AB-273 Fur-bearing and nongame mammals: recreational and commercial fur trapping: prohibition. (Sen. Natural Resources and Water  – Senator Jackson, June 11th)
    • AB-454 Migratory birds: California Migratory Bird Protection Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1254 Bobcats: take prohibition. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1788 Pesticides: use of anticoagulants. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-458 Public health: pesticide: chlorpyrifos (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
  • Water systems/Safety
    • AB-134 Safe Drinking Water Restoration.
    • AB-217 Safe Drinking Water for All Act. (verify passage)
    • AB-1204 Public water systems: primary drinking water standards: implementation date. Converted to 2-year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-200 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. (Indivisible CA)
    • SB-307 Water conveyance: use of facility with unused capacity. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-559 Department of Water Resources: grant: Friant-Kern Canal. (Sierra Club  OPPOSE)

Employment

  • AB-160 Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference. (Senate Judiciary Committee – Senator Jackson – no date listed)
  • AB-1022 California Antihunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019.

Guns

  • AB-12 Firearms: gun violence restraining orders.
  • AB-18 Firearms: excise tax.
  • AB-61 Gun violence restraining orders. (Sen. Public Safety – Senator Jackson to vote on this June 18th)
  • AB-893 22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (Sen. Public Safety – Senator Jackson to vote on this June 11)
  • AB-1669 Firearms: gun shows and events.
  • SB-281 Cow Palace Authority.

Health 

  • AB-4 Medi-Cal: eligibility. (CAUSE) (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-174 Health care coverage: financial assistance.
  • AB-333 Whistleblower protection: county patients’ rights advocates.
  • AB-414 Health care coverage: minimum essential coverage.
  • AB-666 Pupil mental health: model referral protocols.
  • AB-1246 Health care coverage: basic health care services.
  • AB-1611 Emergency hospital services: costs.
  • SB-29 Medi-Cal: eligibility. (CAUSE(Indivisible CA)
  • SB-361 Medi-Cal: Health Home Program.

Health – Women

  • AB-31 Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons: menstrual sponges and menstrual cups.
  • SB-24 Public health: public university student health centers: abortion by medication techniques. (Assembly Health – Assembly member Límon to vote on this – date unknown)
  • SB-464 California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act.

Homelessness/Poverty/Tenants Rights

  • AB-10  Income taxes: credits low-income housing: farmworker housing.
  • AB-58 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
  • AB-67 Homeless integrated data warehouse.
  • AB-302 Parking: homeless students.
  • AB-307 Homeless youth: grant program.
  • AB-344 New Beginnings California Program. (Senate – Human Services)
  • AB-694 Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2019.
  • AB-728 Homeless multidisciplinary personnel teams.
  • AB-816 California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program.
  • AB-1188 Dwelling units: persons at risk of homelessness. (Senate Judiciary Committee – Senator Jackson – no date listed)
  • AB-1434 Public social services: SSI/SSP.
  • AB-1481 Tenancy termination: just cause.
  • AB-1482 Tenancy: rent caps.
  • AB-1534 Regional Homeless Management Planning Act.
  • ACA-1 Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval. (verify)
  • SB-18 Keep Californians Housed Act.
  • SB-48 Low Barrier Navigation Center developments.
  • SB-248 Taxation: renters’ credit.
  • SB-282 Supportive housing for parolees.
  • SB-329 Discrimination: housing: source of income.
  • SB-330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019.
  • SB-450 California Environmental Quality Act exemption: supportive and transitional housing: motel conversion. (Assembly  – Natural Resources – Límon – no date listed)
  • SB-529 Tenant associations: eviction for cause.
  • SB-573 Homeless Emergency Aid program: funding.
  • SB-687 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
  • SB-744 Planning and zoning: California Environmental Quality Act: permanent supportive housing.
  • AB-816 California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program.
  • SCA-1 Public housing projects.

Housing

  • AB-68 Land use: accessory dwelling units.
  • AB-725 General plans: housing element: above moderate-income housing: suburban and metropolitan jurisdictions.
  • AB-1486 Surplus land.
  • ACA-1  Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.
  • SB-50 Planning and zoning: housing development: incentives.
  • SCA-3 Property taxation: change in ownership: inheritance exclusion.

Immigration

  • AB-1332 Sanctuary State Contracting and Investment Act. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-1378  Standby guardianship of minors.
  • ACR-1 Immigration: public charges. (CAUSE)

Law Enforcement

  • AB-392 Peace officers: deadly force. (Indivisible CA)
  • SB-22 Rape kits: testing. (Assembly Public Safety)
  • SB-230 Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies.

Prison Reform

  • AB-32 State prisons: private, for-profit administration services.
  • AB-45 Inmates: medical care: fees.
  • ACA-6 Elections: disqualification of electors.
  • AB-277 Parole: reintegration credits.

Transportation

  • AB-285 California Transportation Plan. (Senate Transportation Committee)

Voting/Elections/Campaign reform

  • AB-59 Elections: polling places: college and university campuses. (Senate Election and Constitutional amendments.)
  • AB-177 Election day holiday. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-363 Elections: vote by mail ballots. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-646 Elections: voter eligibility. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-1217 Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-1784 Elections: open-source paper ballot voting systems.
  • ACA-6  Elections: disqualification of electors.
  • SB-27 Primary elections: ballot access: tax returns. (Assembly Elections and Redistricting)
  • SB-47 Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: disclosures. (Indivisible CA)
  • SB-71 Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign expenditures: limitations.
  • SB-72 Conditional voter registration: provisional ballots. (Assembly Elections and Redistricting)
  • SB-139 Independent redistricting commissions.
  • SB-359 Elections: referendum. (Assembly Elections and Redistricting)

Here’s a map of the process…

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