Thursday, October 17, 2013

Libertarian Guide to Sacramento Law Making: First Half of October 2013

Once upon a time, aided by no more than the equivalent of a double expresso, obsessive-compulsive disorders, unbridled ambition, naivete, and hazy memories of "Economics in One Lesson," Jake endeavored to demystify Sacramento lawmaking for the entire first half of October, 2013.  It proved too much.  California in 2013 is a one-party state with no effective political opposition.  So, laws are passed at a dizzying pace, with only the judgement of an experienced but very socialist politician (Jerry Brown) to restrain the flood.  A part-time blogger cannot keep up with the resulting volume of legislative vomit  spewing forth from Sacramento.  It is doubtful whether the job will ever be finished, so a progress report is being posted now.  If there is enough interest it can always be updated with more reviews later, but Jake needs to move on to other things now.

SCORE as of this posting:  26 "Loses," 11 "Newses," 14 "Snoozes," and 299 unreviewed. More than one fifth (11) of the actions reviewed were rated as "news"; most of these were vetoes of horribly bad bills.  This is surprisingly high.  Nonetheless, the net score so far is -15 out of 51 acts reviewed.  Rather dismal for liberty, but could be worse.  (That phrase pretty much sums up the state of affairs in California now, doesn't it?)

His methodology:  Jake briefly reviewed each bill signed or vetoed by Governor Brown, and prepared a summary no longer than two sentences.  He then scored the act of signing or vetoing, as the case may be, as a "lose," "snooze," or "news," in some cases providing a brief justification for the assigned score.

"Lose" means that, on the whole, the action is deemed destructive to personal or economic freedom.  "Snooze" means the action is, on the whole, deemed of negligible effect on anyone's freedoms. "News" means that, surprise, surprise, something has happened in Sacramento that has a decent chance of increasing some sort of freedom, somewhere; or in the case of a veto, the governor has vetoed a liberty-limiting measure.  "Deemed" means in Jake's sole, lightly informed and possibly mistaken opinion.  Critical feedback is welcome.  Finally, a numeric score of -1, 0, or +1 was assigned based on the scores (+1 for "news," you figure out the rest), and a cumulative numeric score for the sample Jake managed to finish tallied up.



10-13-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 128 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Peace officers: airport law enforcement.
• AB 494 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Prisoners: literacy and education.
• AB 537 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) – Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: impasse procedures.
• AB 607 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Workers' compensation: dependent children.
• AB 651 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Convictions: expungement.
• AB 986 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Postrelease community supervision: flash incarceration: city jails.
• AB 1019 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – State prisons: correctional, educational and vocational training.
• AB 1217 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 1325 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Vandalism: punishment.
• AB 1336 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier (D-Oakley) – Prevailing wages: payroll records.
• AB 1376 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – Workers' compensation: medical treatment: interpreters.
• SB 7 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Public works: charter cities.
• SB 54 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Hazardous materials management: stationary sources: skilled and trained workforce. A signing message can be found here.
• SB 341 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Redevelopment.
• SB 458 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Gangs: statewide database.
• SB 513 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Diversion programs: sealed records.
• SB 569 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Interrogation: electronic recordation.
• SB 618 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Wrongful convictions.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 302 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) – Public works: public subsidies. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 454 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Workers' compensation benefits: prevailing wages. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 564 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – Community redevelopment: successor agencies. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 566 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Courts: personal services contracting. A veto message can be found here. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 662 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Local government: redevelopment: successor agencies to redevelopment agencies. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 855 by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) – State employees: Absence without leave: reinstatement. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 994 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Postplea misdemeanor diversion programs. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1113 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier (D-Oakley) – Provisional driver's licenses: restrictions. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1140 by Assemblymember Tom F. Daly (D-Anaheim) – Public works: prevailing wages. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1165 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Occupational safety and health: violations. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1229 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Land use: zoning regulations. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1263 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Medi-Cal: CommuniCal. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1373 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 36 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) – Internet Web site: workers' compensation insurers: workers' compensation data. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 258 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Workers' compensation. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 448 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Energy: petroleum supply and pricing. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 615 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) – Public works: prevailing wages. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 746 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Health care coverage: premium rates. A veto message can be found here.

10-12-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

AB 16 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Domestic violence: corporal injury.  Extends special criminal penalties for "corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition" for such inflicted on a finance, former finance, or anyone in a present or former dating relationship with the accused.  More meddling by the state in personal relationships and grandstanding on "domestic violence", will probably result in enhanced sentences for more clueless schmucks and increased costs for imprisoning them.  LOSE -1 
AB 68 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) – Parole. Requires "the Department of  Corrections and Rehabilitation to give notice of any medical parole hearing and any medical parole release to the county of commitment, and the county of proposed release, at least 30 days, or as soon as feasible, prior to a medical parole hearing or a medical parole release."  Creates more delay, obstacles and opportunities for bureaucratic meddling in prisoner releases for medical reasons.  LOSE -1
AB 184 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) – Statute of limitations.  Extends statute of limitations in hit-and-run cases involving serious injury or worse, for up to a year after the defendant is  identified but not exceeding six years from the alleged crime.  A very small part of pernicious trend of gradually increasing the statute of limitations for everything, for no good reason.  LOSE -1
AB 205 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Public employees' retirement: pension fund managementAllows county retirement investment boards "consistent with their fiduciary duties and the standard for prudent investment, to prioritize investment in an in-state infrastructure project over a comparable out-of-state infrastructure project;" certain state retirement boards already have this discretion.  Rearranging the deck chairs.  SNOOZE 0
AB 325 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Land use and planning: cause of actions: time limitationsSomebody was upset about the court’s opinion in Urban Habitat Program v. City of Pleasanton (2008) 164 Cal.App.4th 1561, so they passed this bill to make it easier or harder for developers of affordable housing to challege local zoning and planning decisions.  I can't tell which in 60 seconds and it would take too much research to figure this out, so I'll guess it's just another power squabble over bureacratic procedures.  SNOOZE 0
AB 373 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – Public Employees' Long-Term Care ActMakes domestic partners and adult children of public employees eligible to enroll in long term care insurance plans offered to the public employee.  Assuming the cost of such plans is subsidized or guaranteed by the state somehow (or else why would this law be necessary) this is just another way of increasing the benefits of public employment at the expense of taxpayers.  Passing out more perks to the public employees who largely control California politics.  LOSE -1
AB 532 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) – Local Housing Trust FundTweaks how CA hands out cash for "affordable housing" -- another bill where the interests at stake are not clear.  It doesn't increase or decrease the market-distorting slush fund so  SNOOZE 0
AB 637 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Housing assistanceDiverts funds set aside to subsidize "first time home buyers" down payments for the "construction and development of housing developments."  Puts funds more directly into pockets of the special interests, now that the banks aren't making loans to marginal borrowers anymore.  Distorts housing markets at the expense of middle-class taxpayers.   LOSE -1
AB 952 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Low-income housing tax creditsComplicated tax stuff.  Impossible for anybody but a tax lawyer to figure out.  My guess is that it is increasing taxes by reducing credits somehow, or perhaps reallocating tax credits to some preferred interest group.  In either case, LOSE -1
AB 1108 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Sex offenders: foster care homes: prohibitions. Criminalizes the act of being a former sex offender and "residing, working, or volunteering in specified foster homes or facilities."  More pointless persecution of the politicians' current pet villains, most of whom are, on average, far less dangerous than the public employees who deign to criminalize everything these poor saps will ever do. We do not need more victimless crimes; that's the last thing we need.  LOSE -1
AB 1346 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Postemployment health benefits: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District: employer contributions.  Apparently this increases employer contributions required for Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District employees hired after 2011, to be eligible for post employment health benefits.  I fail to understand why this is a State matter, not a Municipal matter.  SNOOZE 0
SB 39 by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles)Local agencies: public officers: claims and liability. Requires the forfeiture of a contractual, common law, constitutional, or statutory claims against local public agency employers for retirement or pension rights or benefits, by any local public officer who exercised discretionary authority and who was convicted of a felony for conduct arising out of, or in the performance of, his or her official duties.  Prevents felons from claiming California pensions on the stated bases, at least when acting with "discretionary authority."  NEWS +1
SB 57 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Electronic monitoring: removing or disabling GPS device: offense.  It was already a violation of parole for a sex offender to remove a tracking device; this makes it a crime with an 180-day minimum sentence.  Just more piling on the politicians favorite villain, creating new victimless crimes, and supplying more inmates for California's already overcrowded prisons.  LOSE -1
SB 145 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Sex offenders: child pornographyTailor made to increase convictions in cases of police stings and entrapment operations, this bill makes it a felony, if providing pornography to anyone, merely to believe that the recipient is a minor, even if the recipient actually is not a minor and the defendant was stupid to believe otherwise.  I pity the poor schmucks who are going to be convicted under this statute, and myself for my tax enslavement to California funding their imprisonment.  To them I say, please never, ever, email anything even slightly prurient to anybody, it's just a very dangerous habit to get into.  LOSE -1
SB 215 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Public employee benefitsMakes numerous tweaks to regulations governing Cal-PERS, too many to list.  A couple caught my eye: carving out a specific exception to mandatory retirement at age 60 for a Commisioner of the CHP until 2018, and freeing the board to sell uncovered call options outside of regulated option exchanges.  I detect the foul scent of special-interest lobbying.  LOSE -1.
SB 313 by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) – Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights ActProtects police from discipline for being on the DA's "Brady" list, thereby removing a huge disincentive for the police to share exculpatory information with the DA; police can still be disciplined for proven misconduct.  NEWS +1
SB 377 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Public works: project determinations: wage and penalty assessments. A signing message can be found hereMakes it easier for unions to force developers to follow enhanced labor rules required for "public works" by increasing the period of time in which the union must take action; increases uncertainty for developers.  LOSE -1
SB 496 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Improper governmental activity: disclosure: protection. A mixed bag.  Increases some protections for state employee whistle blowers, but also expands the definition of criminal conduct against non-goverment employers for "making, adopting, or enforcing any rule, regulation, or policy preventing an employee from disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency" basically, ever.  So for example, enforcing a rule that employees can't use a cellphone at work could make the employer subject to criminal prosecution if the employee says the rule prevents them from disclosing information.  On balance, LOSE -1
SB 543 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Petty theft: enhancements for prior convictions. Puts more petty thieves in prison, an immoral and socially self-destructive idea. If you want approval from Jake, you will need to set up a restitutionary system for thieves that enables them to learn new productive skills, repay their victims, and avoid imprisonment.  LOSE -1
SB 594 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Use of public resourcesMore campaign finance laws designed to protect incumbents by making it more difficult for non-incumbents to get the word out.  Again, a mixed bag but in general, complicates election laws and increases burdens for new candidates and non-profits that support them.  LOSE -1

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

AB 822 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Local government retirement plans. A veto message can be found here.  Would have imposed requirements on local governments anytime local an "ordinance or measure qualifies for the ballot that proposes to alter, replace, or eliminate the retirement benefit plan of employees of a local government entity."  Just a public employee protection measure that deserved to be vetoed.  NEWS +1
AB 857 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) – Initiatives: petition circulators. A veto message can be found hereWould have imposed various detailed requirements to make it more difficult, especially for moneyed interests lacking grassroots volunteer support, to gather signatures to place initiatives on the ballot.  Would have make the rules for petitioners more complex.  Brown may have vetoed this for the wrong reasons, but the result is correct.  Jake believes state-sponsored elections are a flawed concept, but making them harder to participate in is moving in the wrong direction.  NEWS +1
AB 917 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Charter schools: authorization: petition: signatures. A veto message can be found hereTerminology is a bit confusing, but apparently this would have made it easier to satisfy petition requirements for converting a regular school to a charter school, without support of at least one-half the teachers at the school.  Schools should be a service offered to parents; since this wouldn't have changed signature requirements for parents of prospective pupils, I'll rate it a SNOOZE 0
AB 921 by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) – Child welfare services. A veto message can be found hereAnother mixed bag; would have made various procedural reforms to the relationship between State and County institutions for child welfare.  It would have increased protections and freedom for social worker "whistle blowers," which seems positive.  Since it was largely directed to increasing the freedom of speech of social workers, the veto is a LOSE -1
AB 999 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) – Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act. A veto message can be found hereThree words: condoms for prisoners.  Governor Brown has presided over a reduction in prison population to about 60,000 people (about what it was in 1990), without increasing violent crime.  I'll give him credit for that.  That still leaves about 60,000, mostly men, housed under conditions where the incidence of sodomy, some of which is rape, can foreseeably be expected to be relatively high.  The State has an obligation to protect prisoners from HIV and other STD's; making condoms available to prisoners reduces the spread of disease.  The veto is a LOSE -1
AB 1127 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) – Legal aid: court interpreters. A veto message can be found here. "This bill would require the Judicial Council, by March 1, 2014, to establish a working group to review, identify, and develop best practices to provide interpreters in civil actions and proceedings, as specified."  The State judicial system is a territorial monopoly and as such, incapable of providing quality customer service under any conditions.  Veto is SNOOZE 0
AB 1128 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – Alcoholic beverages: underage drinking. A veto message can be found hereCurrent law states "every person who sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age, or who purchases any alcoholic beverage for, or furnishes, gives, or gives away any alcoholic beverage to, a person under 21 years of age who thereafter consumes the alcohol and then causes great bodily injury or death to himself, herself, or any other person, is guilty of a misdemeanor."  This bill would have made essentially the same acts a felony.  We don't need to put more peaceful people in prison.  Veto is NEWS +1
SB 131 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitations. A veto message can be found hereTailor made for predatory trial attorneys, this bill would have extended the already extremely long and open-ended statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse ("within 8 years of the date the plaintiff attains the age of majority or within 3 years of the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that psychological injury or illness occurring after the age of majority was caused by sexual abuse, whichever occurs later") in specified cases, and done so retroactively for cases already being heard.  Yuck.  Veto is NEWS +1
SB 467 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Privacy: electronic communications: warrant. A veto message can be found hereWould have expanded privacy protection by requiring government disclosure of information obtained by warrant, among other things.  The disclosure requirement would have made criminal investigations based on electronic records more difficult and less routine.  That would have been a good thing. Veto is therefore a LOSE -1
SB 598 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Biosimilars. A veto message can be found hereA high-tech law from a high-tech district.  Provides complex rules for pharmacists filling prescriptions with "biosimilars" and therefore intrudes into the patient-pharmacist relationship.  Jake is not leaping for joy and recognizes the veto was for the wrong reason, but nonetheless this law deserved it.  NEWS +1
SB 649 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Possession of controlled substances: penalties. A veto message can be found hereWould have reduced penalties for "unlawful possession of certain controlled substances, including, among others, opiates, opium, opium derivatives, mescaline, peyote, tetrahydrocannabinols, and cocaine base" and made a misdemeanor charge possible is such cases.  Veto message implies that a misdemeanor would never be appropriate in cases of heroin or cocaine, and claims this issue should be deferred for consideration with SB 150.  LOSE -1
SB 744 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) – Pupils: involuntary transfer: county community schools and community day schools. A veto message can be found hereWould have limited and controlled imprisonment of children in certain schools, even if only partially.  Children should never be forced to attend school; this bill would not have prevented that in all cases but would have in some.  Veto is a LOSE -1

10-11-2013
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

AB 48 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Firearms: large-capacity magazines. "This bill would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed 6 months, or by both that fine and imprisonment, to knowingly manufacture, import, keep for sale, offer or expose for sale, or give, lend, buy, or receive any large capacity magazine conversion kit that is capable of converting an ammunition feeding device into a large-capacity magazine."  LOSE -1
• AB 170 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles. "This bill would limit “person” to an individual for . . permit purposes for assault weapons, .50 BMG rifles, and machineguns, and other purposes related to the regulation of assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles"  Not such a big deal, but LOSE -1
AB 231 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) – Firearms: criminal storage. Establishes "the offense of criminal storage of a firearm in the 3rd degree, when a person keeps a loaded firearm within any premises under his or her custody or control and negligently stores or leaves a loaded firearm in a location where the person knows, or reasonably should know, that a child is likely to gain access to the firearm . . " The Watertown reactionary bill, as if it would have made a difference.  In practice will just be another excuse to prosecute and criminalize gun ownership.  LOSE -1
• AB 260 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) – Individualized county child care subsidy plans.
• AB 263 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – Employment: retaliation: immigration-related practices.
• AB 274 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) – Child care and development services.
• AB 290 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Child day care: childhood nutrition training.
• AB 442 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) – Employees: wages.
• AB 466 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Federal transportation funds.
AB 500 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Firearms. Requires the state DOJ "to immediately notify the dealer to delay the transfer of a firearm to a purchaser if the records of the department, or if specified records available to the department, indicate that the purchaser has been taken into custody and placed in a facility for mental health treatment or evaluation, that he or she has been arrested for, or charged with, a crime, or that the purchaser is attempting to purchase more than one firearm within a 30-day period."  LOSE -1
AB 538 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – FirearmsAmong fairly technical tweaks to hand gun carry laws, makes it a misdemeanor omit "any applicable waiting period exemption information" from a firearms transfer record.  LOSE -1
AB 539 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Firearm possession: prohibitions: transfer to licensed dealer. Allows anyone who is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm pursuant to certain laws "to transfer any firearm or firearms in his or her possession, or of which he or she is the owner, to a licensed firearms dealer for the duration of the prohibition if the prohibition on owning or possessing the firearm will expire on a date specified in the court order."  Very slight loosening of the manacles. NEWS +1
• AB 562 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Economic development subsidies: review by local agencies.
• AB 628 by Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) – Energy management plans for harbor and port districts. A signing message can be found here.
AB 711 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) – Hunting: nonlead ammunition. A signing message can be found here. Limits all amunition for hunting to specified types of center-fire non-lead ammunition.  Jake is not a hunter, and has no opinion as to whether this is a reasonable restriction or likely to have any discernible public benefit.  Whatever the reasons, this bill limits hunters' freedom of action without any discernible offsetting increase in freedom elesewhere.  LOSE -1
• AB 848 by Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) – Adoption.
• AB 906 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Personal services contracts.
• AB 1039 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Local gambling control.
• AB 1042 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 1131 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Firearms.
• AB 1213 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – Bobcat Protection Act of 2013. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 1257 by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) – Energy: State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: natural gas.
• AB 1386 by the Committee on Labor and Employment – Employment: employee complaints: final orders.
• AB 1387 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – Car washes.
• SB 109 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward) – Charter-party carriers: limousines: emergency exits.
• SB 127 by Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) – Firearms: mentally disordered persons.
• SB 194 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) – Vehicles: electronic wireless communications device: prohibitions.
• SB 277 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – State Peace Officers' and Firefighters' Defined Contribution Plan.
• SB 288 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Employment protections: time off.
• SB 335 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Expenditures: service contracts.
• SB 363 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Firearms: criminal storage: unsafe handguns: fees.
• SB 400 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) – Employment protections: victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
• SB 472 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Gaming: licenses.
• SB 683 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Firearms: firearm safety certificate.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 12 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) – State government: Administrative Procedure Act: standardized regulatory impact analyses. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 169 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Unsafe handguns. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 180 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) – Registration and licensing of firearms: City of Oakland. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 199 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Institutional purchasers: sale of California produce. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 729 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – Evidentiary privileges: union agent-represented worker privilege. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1208 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Insurance affordability. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1290 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) –Transportation planning. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 110 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – East Span, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Safety Review Task Force. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 299 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Firearms: lost or stolen: reports. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 338 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Charter-party carriers of passengers: limousines: fire extinguishers. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 374 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Firearms: assault weapons. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 475 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Agricultural District 1-A: firearm sales at the Cow Palace. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 516 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Foreign labor contractors: registration. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 567 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) – Firearms: shotguns. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 654 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Ballot measure petitions: recall petitions: translations. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 755 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Firearms: prohibited persons. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 804 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) – Solid waste: energy. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 811 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) – State Highway Route 710. A veto message can be found here.

10-10-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 218 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Employment applications: criminal history.
• AB 256 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Pupils: grounds for suspension and expulsion: bullying.
• AB 389 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Private schools: employees: criminal background checks.
• AB 514 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) – The Safe Schools for Safe Learning Act of 2013.
• AB 547 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program.
• AB 595 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles) – Community colleges: priority enrollment.
• AB 610 by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) – State hospitals: involuntary treatment.
• AB 626 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – School nutrition.
• AB 635 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Drug overdose treatment: liability.
• AB 647 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) – The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act: beer manufacturers: containers.
• AB 753 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Cognitively impaired adults: caregiver resource centers.
• AB 899 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) – Academic content standards: English language development standards.
• AB 955 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Community colleges: intersession extension programs. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 974 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Patient transfer: nonmedical reasons: notice to contact person or next of kin.
• AB 1025 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Public postsecondary education: credit by examination.
• AB 1068 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – Pupil records.
• AB 1358 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) – Student body association: student representation fees.
• SB 168 by William W. Monning (D-Carmel) – Farm labor contractors: successors: wages and penalties.
• SB 236 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – School districts: four-day school week: Moorpark Unified School District.
• SB 368 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Teachers: added authorization in special education.
• SB 390 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Employee wage withholdings: failure to remit.
• SB 435 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Compensation: meal and rest or recovery periods.
• SB 440 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Public postsecondary education: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act.
• SB 530 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Criminal offenders: rehabilitation.
• SB 534 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – Health and care facilities.
• SB 590 by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) – School personnel: professional development for classified school employees.
• SB 651 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Developmental centers and state hospitals.
• SB 669 by Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) – Emergency medical care: epinephrine auto-injectors.
• SB 681 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – Community college districts: personal property.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 300 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 375 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) – School employees: dismissal or suspension: hearing. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 622 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – School districts: charter school petitions: Internet posting. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 704 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) – Emergency medical services: military experience. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1287 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Student financial aid: Cal Grant Program eligibility. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1409 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Public utilities: voice communications: Moore Universal Telephone Service Act. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 284 by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) – Income taxes: credits: contributions to education funds. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 285 by Senator Kevin[url"> De León (D-Los Angeles) – Student financial aid: Cal Grant Program. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 398 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) – Horse racing: distribution of proceeds. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 655 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Fair Employment and Housing Act: unlawful practices. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 723 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Veterans. A veto message can be found here.

10-9-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 140 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Undue influence.
• AB 191 by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) – CalFresh: categorical eligibility.
AB 247 by Assemblymember Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contribution: California Fund for Senior CitizensIf they made all taxes voluntary, that would be news.  SNOOZE 0
AB 394 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: Alzheimer's diseaseDitto SNOOZE 0
• AB 498 by Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) – Medi-Cal.
• AB 602 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Mentally and developmentally disabled persons: reporting abuse.
• AB 620 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) – Health and care facilities: missing patients and participants.
• AB 663 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles) – Care facilities: training requirements.
• AB 849 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Protection of victims: address confidentiality.
• AB 1041 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) – Developmental services: Employment First Policy.
• AB 1202 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Occupational safety and health standards: hazardous drugs.
• AB 1232 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Developmental services: quality assessment system.
• SB 126 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Health care coverage: pervasive developmental disorder or autism.
• SB 345 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Attorneys: annual membership fees.
• SB 367 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Developmental services: regional centers: cultural and linguistic competency.
SB 468 by Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) – Developmental services: statewide Self-Determination ProgramImplements "state Self-Determination Program"  "to provide participants and their families, within an individual budget, increased flexibility and choice, and greater control over decisions, resources, and needed and desired services and supports to implement their IPP."  "State self-determination program" -- what irony.  What doublespeak.  SNOOZE 0
SB 494 by Senator William W. Monning (D-Carmel) – Health care providers.Honestly, Jake doesn't have the time it would take to understand this bill.  But because the Digest includes the sentence "By imposing new requirements on health care service plans, the willful violation of which would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program" it is scored as a LOSE -1
SB 555 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Developmental services: regional centers: individual program plans and individualized family service plansRequires state agencies providing developmental disability "services" to families that produce certain "planning" documents to do so in the language of the family.  SNOOZE 0

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

AB 50 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Health care coverage: Medi-Cal: eligibility. A veto message can be found here. Provided "that a woman shall be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits if her income is less than 100% of the federal poverty level as determined, counted, and valued in accordance with federal law" currently cutoff is 60-100%.  Newsflash: Jerry and the Dems will expand Medi-Cal, but in another set of bills.  This veto merely delays things slightly.  SNOOZE 0
AB 174 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) – Public school health centers. A veto message can be found hereRequires the State Department of Public Health to establish, within the County of Alameda, a grant pilot program within the Public School Health Center Support Program that would be known as Promoting Resilience: Offering Mental Health Interventions to Support Education (PROMISE).  Anything with such a sick acronym can't be good.  NEWS +1
AB 477 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) – Elder and dependent adult abuse: mandated reporting. A veto message can be found hereExtends mandated reporting requirement for elder abuse to notary publics, subject to a civil penalty.  The phrase "mandated reporting" is all you need to know.  NEWS +1
AB 888 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – State Bar of California: enforcement actions. A veto message can be found hereAmong other things, would have enable the State Bar to bring civil actions for "unlicensed practice of law."  This would have benefited establishment lawyers but not freedom.  NEWS +1
AB 1231 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Regional centers: telehealth. A veto message can be found here. Requires the state to "inform all regional centers that any appropriate health care service and dentistry may be provided through the use of telehealth, as defined, to consumers of regional center services."  Bureaucrats controlling Bureaucrats.  SNOOZE 0
SB 158 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Autism services: demonstration program. A veto message can be found hereWould have set up a Regional Center Excellence in Community Autism Partnerships (RE CAP) and centralized what is already being done by other legislation; as such not of great significance.  SNOOZE 0
SB 582 by Senator Stephen T. Knight (R-Palmdale) – Tax information: administration. A veto message can be found here. Required the Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department to collaborate and focus the agencies’ current and future information technology efforts to conduct a feasibility study on the development of a single Internet Web site portal and, upon a joint determination by the agencies that a need exists to improve cost-effective services to taxpayers and an appropriation by the Legislature, to consolidate forms, applications, and other documents to reduce or eliminate the number of multiple submissions of the same information by taxpayers.  Pass or fail, this bill makes no difference in personal liberty, at most just in appearances.  SNOOZE 0
10-8-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 34 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – State historical resources.
• AB 361 by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Medi-Cal: Health Homes for Medi-Cal Enrollees and Section 1115 Waiver Demonstration Populations with Chronic and Complex Conditions.
• AB 409 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Political Reform Act of 1974: statements of economic interests: online filing.
• AB 460 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Health care coverage: infertility.
• AB 552 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) – Political Reform Act of 1974: collection of fines.
• AB 720 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Inmates: health care enrollment.
• AB 744 by Assemblymember Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) – Timber harvesting plans: exempt activities.
• AB 904 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) – Forest practices: working forest management plans.
• AB 1047 by Assemblymember Eric F. Linder (R-Corona) – Commercial driver's licenses.
• AB 1090 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) – Public officers: conflicts of interest: contracts.
• AB 1121 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Gender identity: petition for change of name.
• AB 1253 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) – Vehicles: mobile advertising displays.
• AB 1309 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Workers' compensation: professional athletes.
• AB 1418 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting – The Political Reform Act of 1974: omnibus bill.
• SB 142 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Public transit.
• SB 208 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) – Public social services: contracting.
• SB 239 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – Medi-Cal: hospitals: quality assurance fees: distinct part skilled nursing facilities.
• SB 346 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Public social services: records.
• SB 470 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Community development: economic opportunity.
• SB 484 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Tax preparers.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 411 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Medi-Cal: performance measures. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 3 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Political Reform Act of 1974. A veto message can be found here.  

10-7-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 32 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Insurance taxes: income taxes: credits: community development financial institution investments.
• AB 217 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Electricity: solar electricity: low-income households.
• AB 270 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Public utilities: ratepayer-funded energy efficiency assistance.
• AB 327 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Electricity: natural gas: rates: net energy metering: California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 415 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Solar energy: water heating.
• AB 417 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier (D-Oakley) – Environmental quality: California Environmental Quality Act: bicycle transportation plan.
• AB 576 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team Act: pilot program. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 650 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) – State government: general services: Natural Gas Services Program.
• AB 719 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – Energy: energy efficiency: street light pole.
• AB 796 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) – Advanced electrical distributed generation technology.
• AB 924 by Assemblymember Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) – Grand theft.
• AB 979 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) – Peace officers: Maritime Peace Officer Standards Training Act of 2013.
• AB 1000 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Physical therapists: direct access to services: professional corporations.
• AB 1060 by Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) – Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
• AB 1132 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Agriculture: livestock drugs and commercial feed.
• AB 1319 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Agriculture.
• SB 298 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Local government: supplemental law enforcement services.
• SB 365 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Jail construction: funding.
• SB 562 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) – Dentists: mobile or portable dental units.
• SB 667 by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) – Retail sale of shelled eggs.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 571 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) – Agricultural pest control: citrus disease prevention. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1200 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-San Rafael) – Recycled water: agricultural irrigation impoundments: pilot project. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1235 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) – Local agencies: financial management training. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 1401 by the Committee on Judiciary – Jury duty: eligibility. A veto message can be found here


10-5-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 66 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) – Electricity: system reliability.
• AB 127 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Fire safety: fire retardants: building insulation.
• AB 149 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) – Voting rights: county probation departments.
• AB 227 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) – Proposition 65: enforcement.
• AB 272 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) – Rabies: vaccinations.
• AB 297 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) – Primary care clinics.
• AB 304 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Pesticides: toxic air contaminant: control measures.
• AB 341 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Green building standards.
• AB 401 by Assemblymember Tom F. Daly (D-Anaheim) – Transportation: design-build: highways.
• AB 425 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Pesticides: copper-based antifouling paint: leach rate determination; mitigation measure recommendations.
• AB 440 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) – Hazardous materials: releases: local agency cleanup.
• AB 446 by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – HIV testing.
• AB 482 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – California Cultural and Historical Endowment.
• AB 633 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – Emergency medical services: civil liability.
• AB 691 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) – State lands: granted trust lands: sea level rise.
• AB 755 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Suicide barriers.
• AB 1097 by Assemblymember Brian Nestande (R- Palm Desert) – Fish and Game Commission: Mirage Trail.
• AB 1112 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Transportation transactions and use taxes: Bay Area.
• AB 1177 by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) – Structural fumigation.
• AB 1274 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Privacy: customer electrical or natural gas usage data.
• AB 1329 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Hazardous waste.
• AB 1382 by the Committee on Health - Reporting.
• SB 191 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Emergency medical services.
• SB 291 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Public Utilities Commission: safety enforcement: gas and electrical corporations.
• SB 360 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Certification of voting systems.
• SB 613 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Bay Area Toll Authority.
• SB 656 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Electrical restructuring: natural gas restructuring: information practices.
• SB 752 by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) – Commercial and industrial common interest developments.
• SB 758 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) – General plans: City of Coronado.
• SB 825 by the Committee on Governance and Finance – Government finance.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 340 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Public utilities: Electric Program Investment Charge: contracting. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 683 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – Local government: fines and penalties: assessments. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 714 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 912 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Health care coverage: fertility preservation. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 695 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – California Science Center: parking facilities. A veto message can be found here.   

10-4-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 58 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Medical experiments: human subjects.
• AB 64 by Assemblymember Tim M. Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) – Vehicles: fifth-wheel travel trailers.
• AB 359 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Vehicle rental agreements: customer facility charge.
• AB 402 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Disability income insurance: mental illness.
• AB 410 by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) – Public employee health benefits: enrollment.
• AB 451 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Healing arts: therapists and counselors: licensing.
• AB 483 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) – Local government: taxes, fees, assessments, and charges: definitions.
• AB 908 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) – Unemployment insurance: use of information.
• AB 1094 by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) – CalWORKs: eligibility.
• AB 1168 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Safe body art.
• AB 1252 by the Committee on Health – Retail food safety.
• AB 1280 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Public assistance payments and unemployment compensation benefits: electronic fund transfer: qualifying accounts.
• AB 1379 by the Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security – Teachers' Retirement Law.
• AB 1381 by the Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security – State Teachers’ Retirement Law: pension reform.
• AB 1417 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting – Elections.
• AB 1428 by Assemblymember Connie Conway (R-Tulare) – California Health Benefit Exchange: employees and contractors.
• SB 13 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Public employees’ retirement benefits.
• SB 118 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Unemployment insurance: education and workforce investment systems.
• SB 220 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013: administration.
• SB 252 by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) – CalWORKs: welfare-to-work requirements.
• SB 274 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Family law: parentage: child custody and support.
• SB 294 by Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) – Sterile drug products.
• SB 362 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Voting procedures: natural disasters.
• SB 364 by Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Mental health.
• SB 672 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – CalFresh: eligibility: guidelines.
• SB 806 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) – Department of Motor Vehicles: license plate alternatives pilot program.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 53 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development: biennial California Economic Development Strategic Plan. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 285 by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) – Microenterprises: economic development. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 205 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward) – Prescription drugs: labeling. A veto message can be found here.
 
 
10-3-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 214 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Voting: state of emergency.
• AB 513 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier (D-Oakley) – Tire recycling program: rubberized asphalt.
• AB 529 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Vehicles: motor carriers: inspections and fees.
• AB 530 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Vote by mail ballots: telephone applications.
• AB 593 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – Alcoholic beverages: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
• AB 664 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Gold Coast Transit District.
• AB 721 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Controlled substances: transporting with intent to sell.
• AB 826 by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) – State property: surplus.
• AB 1186 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) – State Athletic Commission.
• AB 1299 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Telecommunications: universal service programs: California Advanced Services Fund.
• AB 1398 by the Committee on Natural Resources – Solid waste: recycling: enforcement agencies.
• AB 1403 by the Committee on Judiciary – Family law.
• AB 1419 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting - Presidential general elections: party qualifications.
• SB 155 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Vehicles: motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors.
• SB 211 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – Tax administration: disclosure of information: Franchise Tax Board and cities.
• SB 279 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority.
• SB 304 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Healing arts: boards.
• SB 305 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Healing arts: boards.
• SB 328 by Senator Stephen T. Knight (R-Palmdale) – Counties: public works contracts.
• SB 463 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Sentencing.
• SB 485 by Senator Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) – Weighmasters: junk dealers and recyclers.
• SB 558 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) – Reporters' shield law.
• SB 591 by Senator Anthony J. Cannella (R-Ceres) – Renewable energy resources: local publicly owned electric utility: hydroelectric generation facility.
• SB 609 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
• SB 740 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Telecommunications: universal service programs: California Advanced Services Fund.
• SB 788 by the Committee on Transportation and Housing – Transportation.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 841 by Assemblymember Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) – Junk dealers and recyclers: nonferrous materials: payment. A veto message can be found here.
• AB 909 by Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) – Metal theft and related recycling crimes. A veto message can be found here.


10-1-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

• AB 234 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) – Claims against the state: payment.
• AB 351 by Assemblymember Tim M. Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) – Civil liberties: suspension of habeas corpus for American citizens.
• AB 511 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Income taxes: voluntary contributions: American Red Cross, California Chapters Fund.
• AB 619 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Court facilities.
• AB 630 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Architects.
• AB 648 by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) – Court reporters.
• AB 681 by Assemblymember Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) – Spousal support.
• AB 884 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) – County Board of Parole Commissioners: parole terms.
• AB 934 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) – Local agencies: unclaimed money.
• AB 971 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Public agency employers: paratransit providers: criminal history information.
• AB 989 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – State teachers' retirement: account statements.
• AB 1004 by Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) – Criminal procedure.
• AB 1116 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Alcoholic beverages: licensees.
• AB 1245 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Tribal gaming: compact ratification.
• AB 1425 by the Committee on Governmental Organization – Alcoholic beverages.
• SB 203 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Local transportation funds: Ventura County.
• SB 243 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Professional clinical counselors.
• SB 255 by Senator Anthony J. Cannella (R-Ceres) – Disorderly conduct: invasion of privacy.
• SB 318 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – Consumer loans: Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans.
• SB 416 by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) – Surplus residential property.
• SB 493 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – Pharmacy practice.
• SB 563 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) – Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development: hospital construction.
• SB 679 by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) – Licensees: reporting requirements.
• SB 814 by the Committee on Natural Resources and Water - Natural resources: administration.
• SB 821 by the Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development – Healing arts.
• SB 823 by the Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development – Professions and vocations: licensure.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bills.

• AB 374 by Assemblymember Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine) – Eminent domain: compensation: loss of goodwill. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 399 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – California Prompt Payment Act. A veto message can be found here.