2017-2018

EDUCATION

  • AB 681 – Foreign Teacher Evaluations – Allows the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to determine that a country has academic and credentialing standards equivalent to those of regionally accredited institutions in the United States, to allow applicants from those countries to forego a foreign transcript evaluation by the CTC or an approved evaluator. Sponsor: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • AB 872 – School Employment: Sex Offenses – Updates the Education Code to reflect sexual offenses, involving a minor, that are listed in the Penal Code, so the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing can automatically suspend an employee’s teaching credential who has been charged with a sex offense, in order to keep them from being around minors until their case is resolved. Sponsor: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

ENVIROMENT

GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZTION

  • AB 1508 - Horse Racing – Requires the California Horse Racing Board to review the additional payments made to a city, from the betting handle at a racetrack, and satellite wagering facility, in order to ensure that the total amount that was waged by Advance Deposit Wagers, at the racetrack, is included. Sponsor: City of Arcadia

HEALTH

  • AB 850 – Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission – Expands the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), by requiring the Governor to appoint an additional member with knowledge and experience in reducing mental health disparities, especially for racial and ethnic communities. Sponsor: Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition.

JUDICIARY

  • AB 383 – Informal Discovery Conferences – Improves court efficiency by making Informal Discovery Conferences an available tool for judges and parties to use in resolving disputes and moving a case forward, rather than relying solely on motions to compel, as an action of first choice. Sponsor: Conference of California Bar Associations.
  • AB 1583 – Proposition 65 Lawsuits – Requires private enforcers of Proposition 65 to provide alleged violators with more information regarding the cause for filing a lawsuit, before having to spend tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees trying to figure it out. Sponsor: Author.

PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • AB 347 – County Sealer Fees – Extends the sunset date, until January 1, 2022, for the Commercial Weighing and Measuring Device Registration Program, which allows local governments to impose registration fees on weights and measure devices to offset the cost of inspection and testing. Sponsor: California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association.
  • AB 364 – Cybersecurity Industry Economic Impact Study – Requires the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBiz) to commission a study of the economic impact of California's cybersecurity industry.  Once completed, this data will give the State a comprehensive view of this new industry's size, growth, and economic contributions.  It will also form the basis for further efforts by the State to drive workforce and economic development and spur job growth in this critical new sector. Sponsor: Author.
  • AB 375 – Utility User Records – Increases and harmonizes the evidentiary standard for a law enforcement agency to obtain a utility customer’s personal information by requiring either a search warrant, or the written consent of the customer.Sponsor: Author.
  • AB 459 – Body Cameras – Protects the privacy of victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse by prohibiting the public disclosure of video and audio files from body-worn cameras used by peace officers without the victim's consent. Sponsor: Author.
  • AB 1034 – Communication Services – Provides that a government entity or service provider, acting on behalf of a government entity, may act to interrupt a communication service to prevent the service from being used illegally, or to protect public health, safety, or welfare, in extreme emergency situations. Sponsor: Author.
  • AB 1104 – Political Cyberfraud – Attacks the problem of “fake news” by creating a new state law designed to make it illegal for someone to knowingly and willingly publish false or deceptive statements, including those on the Internet, that are designed to influence the vote on a ballot measure or candidate. Sponsor: Author.
  • AB 1359 – Critical Infrastructure Breach Reporting – Requires critical infrastructure businesses in California that have a pre-existing requirement to report breaches of their computer systems to federal authorities to also report that breach to the state's Office of Emergency Services. Sponsor: Author.

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • AB 76 –Marijuana Marketing – Prohibits the operator of an Internet Web site or online service, online application, or mobile application from marketing marijuana products or services to a minor, or to a person under 21 years of age, in certain circumstances.  Sponsor: Author.
  • AB 175 – Marijuana Labeling –  Requires manufacturers of adult use marijuana, prior to releasing marijuana-infused edible products into California’s market, to receive approval for the labeling and packaging from the Bureau of Marijuana Control. This would ensure that the products are in compliance with the child safety and marketing provisions of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) (Proposition 64). Sponsor: Union of American Physicians and Dentists, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
  • AB 823 – Marijuana Seal – Requires each single serving of marijuana infused edible products to be stamped, marked, or otherwise imprinted with a universal symbol that makes it clear the product contains marijuana. Sponsor: Author.

TRANSPORTATION

  • AB 475 – Salvage Vehicles – Requires salvage vehicles to get inspected for structural integrity, prior to being registered by the Department of Motor Vehicles, to guarantee that safe vehicles are being driven on the road. Sponsor: Author.

RESOLUTIONS

  • HR 10 – California Data Privacy Day – Declares January 28, 2017, as California Data Privacy Day, to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations, and government officials. Sponsor: Author.