GOVERNOR CALLS FOR SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL RUBIO SEAT

Posted: March 15, 2013 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Governor Brown has issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 16th Senate District of the State of California on July 23, 2013. The primary for this special election will be held on May 21, 2013.  This election is to fill the seat of former Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) who suddenly resigned late last month.  Read More →

LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES

Posted: March 7, 2013 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
AB 227 (Gatto D)   Proposition 65: enforcement: chemical listing.           Summary: Would allow a person who receives a notice that alleges the person is in violation of the warning requirements of Proposition 65 to correct the violation within 14 days after receiving that notice and demonstrate to the Attorney General, the city attorney, or the district attorney in whose jurisdiction the notice is filed that the violation has been corrected. The bill would impose a state-mandated ...

GREEN ISSUES

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AB 215 (Chesbro D)   Solid waste recycling.           Summary: The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 requires that a rigid plastic packaging container be source reduced. This bill would revise the definitions of the various terms used in the those requirements, including revising the definition of the term “source reduced” to impose new requirements, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program by changing the definition of a crime. This ...

PARKING / SIDEWALKS

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AB 1092 (Levine D)   Electric charge stations: new construction projects.           Summary: Current law allows a local authority and a person in lawful possession of an offstreet parking facility to designate spaces for charging an electric vehicle. This bill would require a new construction project with 4 or more offstreet parking spaces to include one electric vehicle charge station per every 4 offstreet parking spaces included in the project. By imposing new duties ...

BUSINESS ISSUES

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AB 5 (Ammiano D)   Homelessness.           Summary: Would enact the Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, which would provide that no person’s rights, privileges, or access to public services may be denied or abridged because he or she is homeless, has a low income, or suffers from a mental illness or physical disability. The bill would provide that every person in the state, regardless of actual or perceived housing status, income level, mental ...

LAND USE

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  AB 116 (Bocanegra D)   Land use: subdivision maps: expiration dates.           Summary: Would extend by 24 months the expiration date of any approved tentative map or vesting tentative map that has not expired as of the effective date of the Subdivision Map Act and will expire prior to January 1, 2016. By adding to the procedures that local agency officials must follow, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions ...

WATER

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AB 30 (Perea D)   Water quality.           Summary: Existing law authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board, until 2014, to assess a specified annual charge in connection with any financial assistance made pursuant to the revolving fund program in lieu of interest that otherwise would be charged and requires the proceeds generated from the imposition of that charge to be deposited in the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Small Community Grant Fund, along ...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Posted: March 7, 2013 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
  AB 53 (John A. Pérez D)   Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: biennial California Economic Development Strategic Plan.           Summary: Would require the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to lead the preparation of a biennial California Economic Development Strategic Plan, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.   AB 311 (V. Manuel Pérez D)   Economic development ...

ENERGY EFFICIENCY/ON-SITE GENERATION

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AB 29 (Williams D)   Proposition 39: implementation.           Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would use a portion of funds available in the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund to create 3 revolving loan funds for the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges for energy efficiency retrofit projects, clean energy installations, and other energy system improvements to reduce costs ...

SPLIT ROLL / PROPERTY / PARCEL TAXATION

Posted: March 7, 2013 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
  AB 59 (Bonta D)   School districts: parcel taxes.   SPLIT ROLL BILL! Would specify that the provisions requiring uniform application of taxes shall not be construed as limiting a school district from assessing taxes in accordance with rational classifications among taxpayers or types of property within the school district. The bill would specify that the provision is declaratory of existing law. The bill would also express the Legislature’s intent to clarify, and not change, ...
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