Fri 9/13: This is it – the last day for bills to pass out of the CA legislature.

Action #1 – Ask the Governor to sign AB 1282 – “No Private ICE Act”

AB 1282 will prohibit the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), our state prison system, from facilitating or allowing private security corporations to conduct immigration enforcement arrests of individuals in CDCR custody.  Currently, private security corporations, specifically notorious global private prison corporation G4S, conduct about 1/3 of the immigration arrests of individuals who have earned their release from CDCR and are subjecting them to inhumane conditions on ICE’s behalf without legal authority to make arrests.

Minimal script: My name is [___], and I am calling to urge Governor Newsom to sign AB 1282, the ‘No Private ICE’ Act. I support AB 1282 because this bill protects immigrants who have earned their release from state prison from being unlawfully arrested by private prison contractors paid by ICE. California should not allow private corporations to profit off of mass deportations.

Action – Call the Governor about the bills heading to his desk and find out how your favorites did in our bill update below.

  • Today 9/13:last day for bills to fight their way through both houses of the CA legislature.
  • Oct. 13: Last day for Governor Newsom to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 13 and in the Governor’s possession after Sept. 13

Let’s call him to ask him to vote “NO” on these bills.

  • AB-1083 Energy and energy infrastructure procurement requirements: California Council on Science and Technology. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  •  SB-457  Biomethane: gas corporations. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) – Utilities and Energy – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.

Let’s call him to ask him to vote “YES” on these bills. (There’s more below…)

  • AB-12 Firearms: gun violence restraining orders. (post) – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-61 Gun violence restraining orders. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-893 22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-1482 Tenancy: rent caps.Anti-rent gouging & just cause eviction – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-230 Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR

Go find your other favorites below and add them to your call.

Contact: Governor Gavin Newsomemail(916) 445-2841

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. Here’s a update 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 is still “live and waiting for additional votes or enrollment.
  • Purple words –  Next step for bills
  • Gray crossed out – the bill is dead.
  • Black crossed out – bill most likely dead
  • Green means that the bill has been signed into law.
  • “suspense file”: A bill or set of bills, with a fiscal impact above a set limit, are set aside in Appropriations Committee and are then considered at one hearing after the state budget has been prepared and the committee has a better sense of available revenue. No testimony is presented – author or witness – at the Suspense File hearing. Bills which are “moved out of suspense” go to the floor while “bills held in suspense” die.
  • Senate Rule 28.8 = if the Chair determines that any state costs of a bill are not significant, the measure will be sent directly to the Senate Floor for Second Reading without a hearing in the committee.
  • APPR. = “Appropriations Committee”. Because we are now in “opposite land”, Assembly Bills (AB) are now being heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee, while Senate Bills (SB) being reviewed by the Assembly’s version.
  • ENGROSSING AND ENROLLINGWhenever a bill passes both Houses of the Legislature, it is ordered enrolled. Upon enrollment, the bill is again proofread for accuracy and then delivered to the Governor. Call now!
  • ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNORWaiting for Governor Newsom’s signature. Call now!
  • APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR – chapter. – After a bill has been signed by the Governor, the Secretary of State assigns the bill a Chapter Number, for example, “Chapter 123, Statutes of 1998,” which subsequently may be used to refer to the measure.

Look for your favorites here!

Economic/Finance/Commercial

  • AB-25 California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. (“In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending)
  • AB-37 Personal income taxes: deductions: business expenses: commercial cannabis activity. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-539 California Financing Law: consumer loans: charges. – (Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.)
  • AB-818 Local government finance: vehicle license fee adjustment amounts.
  • AB-857 Public banks. – Banking (In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.)
  • AB-1066 Unemployment insurance: trade disputes: eligibility for benefits – (Read second time. Ordered to third reading..)
  • AB-1525 Cannabis: financial institutions.
  • SB-203 Public bank.

Education

  • AB-2 Community colleges: California College Promise. (2 year free community college)  ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-39 Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports. – (Read second time. Ordered to third reading)
  • AB-123 Early childhood education: state preschool program: access: standards. – (In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.)
  • AB-1505 Charter schools: petitions.ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-1506 Charter schools: statewide total: authorization restrictions. (Verify)
  • AB-1507 Charter schools: location: resource center. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-1578 School Pavement to Parks Grant Program. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Education   ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING. 
  • SB-468 Taxation: tax expenditures: California Tax Expenditure Review Board. – Rev. and Tax –ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-756 Charter schools: moratorium.

Environmental 

  • Economic/Government Regulations
    • AB-296 Climate change: Climate Innovation Grant Program: voluntary tax contributions. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
    • 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) – (From committee with author’s amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.)
    • + SB-25 California Environmental Quality Act: projects funded by qualified opportunity zone funds or other public funds. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) – (July 8 hearing: Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee.. )
    • SB-632 California Environmental Quality Act: injunction: vegetation treatment projects.  (Sierra Club removed opposition after amendment – SUPPORT) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • 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. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • 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) – Utilities and Energy – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • 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(Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)
    • AB-39 Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports. (Senate – Education) (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – (Referred to APPR. suspense file.)
    • 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) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • AB-1083 Energy and energy infrastructure procurement requirements: California Council on Science and Technology. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • SB 160 Emergency services: cultural competence  – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • SB-169 Pipeline safety: records. (Assembly Governmental Organization) (Sierra Club SUPPORT)  – (Referred to Com. on G.O. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 8. Noes 5.) Reconsideration granted. Call your assemblymember)
    • SB-182 Local government: planning and zoning: wildfires. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)(September 12 hearing postponed by committee)
    • SB-463 Natural gas storage wells: monitoring and reporting. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – (Re-referred to Com. on APPR. – Set FOR Hearing ON 14-AUG-19 9 a.m.)
    • SB-551  Oil and gas: decommissioning, cleanup, and remediation: costs. Sierra Club SUPPORT) – (Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)
  • Public lands
    • AB-342 Public lands: leasing: oil and gas: prohibition. (Sen. Natural Resources and Water  – Senator Jackson, June 11th) (Sierra Club SUPPORT) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • 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. APPROVED BY THE GOVERNORChaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 123, Statutes of 2019.)
  • 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-753Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program: fuels: fueling infrastructure. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) (Referred to Coms. on TRANS. and EQ.- Hearing postponed by committee. – Now a two year bill)
    • AB-1411 Integrated action plan for sustainable freight. (Sierra Club (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1406 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. – Transportation – (In committee: Held under submission)
    • SB-44 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles: comprehensive strategy. – Transportation –ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • SB-210 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program (Sierra Club SUPPORT) (From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.)
    • SB-402 Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation: County of Inyo. 
    •  (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 211, Statutes of 2019.
    • SB-767 Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area: Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – (August 30 hearing postponed by committee)
  • Waste Reduction /Pollution /monitoring
    • AB-161 Solid waste: paper waste: electronic proofs of purchase. – (In committee: Held under submission.) More information here.
    • AB-936 Oil spills: response and contingency planning. (Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)
    • 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) Ban single use plastics – (From committee: That the measure be returned to Senate Floor for consideration. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (September 10) Post here.
    • AB 1299Petroleum refineries: air monitoring systems. (Read second time. Ordered to third reading.)
    • SB-54 California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) Ban single use plastics – (Read second time. Ordered to third reading) Post here.
    • SB-463 Natural gas storage wells: monitoring and reporting. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • Wildlife/Human health
    • AB-273 Fur-bearing and nongame mammals: recreational and commercial fur trapping: prohibition. APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 216, Statutes of 2019.
    • AB-454 Migratory birds: California Migratory Bird Protection Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
    • AB-1254 Bobcats: take prohibition. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
    • AB-1788 Pesticides: use of anticoagulants. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) (In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.)
    • + SB-458 Public health: pesticide: chlorpyrifos (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • SB-574 Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019. (August 30 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.)
  • Water systems/Safety
    • AB-134 Safe Drinking Water Restoration. – (In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.)
    • 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) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 120, Statutes of 2019.)
    • SB-307 Water conveyance: use of facility with unused capacity. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 169, Statutes of 2019.)
    • SB-559 Department of Water Resources: grant: Friant-Kern Canal. (Sierra Club  OPPOSE) –Water/Parks/Wildlife (August 30 hearing postponed by committee.)

Employment

  • AB 5  Worker status: employees and independent contractors. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-160 Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference. (Coms. on JUD. and V.A. – In committee: Set, first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.)
  • AB-1022 California Antihunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019. – (In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author)

Guns

  • AB-12 Firearms: gun violence restraining orders. (post) – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-18 Firearms: excise tax.
  • AB-61 Gun violence restraining orders. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-893 22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-1669 Firearms: gun shows and events. – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-281 Cow Palace Authority.

Health 

  • AB-4 Medi-Cal: eligibility. (CAUSE) (Indivisible CA) (Hearing in Health committee cancelled)
  • AB-174 Health care coverage: financial assistance. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-333 Whistleblower protection: county patients’ rights advocates. – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-414 Health care coverage: minimum essential coverage. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-666 Pupil mental health: model referral protocols.
  • AB-1246 Health care coverage: basic health care services. – (In committee: Held under submission)
  • AB-1611 Emergency hospital services: costs. Prohibits surprise emergency room billing  (In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.)
  • SB-29 Medi-Cal: eligibility. (CAUSE(Indivisible CA) (Read second time. Ordered to third reading.)
  • SB 276 Immunizations: Medical Exemptions (post) – APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR.Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 278, Statutes of 2019.
  • SB-361 Medi-Cal: Health Home Program.(Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)

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. (Ordered to third reading.)
  • SB-464 California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.

Homelessness/Poverty/Tenants Rights

  • AB-10  Income taxes: credits low-income housing: farmworker housing. – (In committee: Held under submission.)
  • AB-58 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-67 Homeless integrated data warehouse. (In committee: Held under submission..)
  • AB-302 Parking: homeless students. (Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Hill..)
  • AB-307 Homeless youth: grant program. (In committee: Held under submission.) 
  • AB-344 New Beginnings California Program. – ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-694 Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2019. – (Com. on APPR. – Hearing ON 19-AUG-19 10 a.m.)
  • AB-728 Homeless multidisciplinary personnel teams. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR
  • AB-816 California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program.
  • AB-1188 Dwelling units: persons at risk of homelessness. – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-1434 Public social services: SSI/SSP.
  • AB-1481 Tenancy termination: just cause.
  • AB-1482 Tenancy: rent caps.Anti-rent gouging & just cause eviction – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • 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. APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 134, Statutes of 2019.)
  • SB-48 Low Barrier Navigation Center developments.
  • SB-248 Taxation: renters’ credit. (August 30 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.)
  • SB-282 Supportive housing for parolees. (August 30 hearing postponed by committee.)
  • SB-329 Discrimination: housing: source of income. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-450 California Environmental Quality Act exemption: supportive and transitional housing: motel conversion.ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-529 Tenant associations: eviction for cause.
  • SB-573 Homeless Emergency Aid program: funding.  (Referred to Com. on H. & C.D. First hearing canceled at the request of author.)
  • SB-687 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.  ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-744 Planning and zoning: California Environmental Quality Act: permanent supportive housing. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-816 California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program.
  • SCA-1 Public housing projects.

Housing

  • AB-68 Land use: accessory dwelling units.  (Read second time. Ordered to third reading)
  • AB-725 General plans: housing element: above moderate-income housing: suburban and metropolitan jurisdictions.
  • AB-1486 Surplus land. – Gov. Finance – (Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)
  • 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) – (In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.)

Law Enforcement

  • AB-392 Peace officers: deadly force. (post(Indivisible CA) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-22 Rape kits: testing. (Assembly Public Safety) – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-230 Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies. ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR

Prison Reform

  • AB-32 State prisons: private, for-profit administration services. (Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)
  • AB-45 Inmates: medical care: fees.  (Re-referred to Com. on APPR.)
  • AB 1282 Immigration enforcement: private transportation. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • ACA-6 Elections: disqualification of electors.
  • AB-277 Parole: reintegration credits.
  • SB-136 Sentencing – Repeal unnecessary sentencing enhancement for people with prior prison conviction (Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.)

Transportation

  • AB-285 California Transportation Plan. (Senate Transportation Committee) ENROLLED and PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR

Voting/Elections/Campaign reform

  • AB-59 Elections: polling places: college and university campuses.  ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • AB-177 Election day holiday. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB 201 Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosure: text messages. (Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended.) (Post here)
  • 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. DISCLOSE Act for issue ads /ballots (Indivisible CA)(In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.)
  • AB-1784 Elections: open-source paper ballot voting systems. – (Re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A. Hearing canceled at the request of author.)
  • ACA-6  Elections: disqualification of electors. Rights restoration for people on parole (In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment)
  • SB-27 Primary elections: ballot access: tax returns. APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR –  Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 121, Statutes of 2019.
  • SB-47 Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: disclosures. DISCLOSE Act for issue ads /ballots (Indivisible CA) ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-71 Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign expenditures: limitations. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-72 Conditional voter registration: provisional ballots. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-139 Independent redistricting commissions. – ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.
  • SB-359 Elections: referendum. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING.

 

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