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Summary:Would expand the authorization for a district attorney or interested party to seek a judicial determination that an action taken by a legislative body is null and void if the legislative body violated the requirement that every agenda for a regular meeting or notice for a special meeting provide an opportunity for members of the public to address the legislative body on items being considered, as specified.
(GattoD) The Information Practices Act of 1977: local government.
Status:1/30/2014-Referred to Coms. on JUD. and ED.
Summary:The Information Practices Act of 1977 provides a civil action against an agency for specified failures under the act. The act prohibits an individual's name and address from being distributed for commercial purposes, as specified, unless specifically authorized by law. This bill would expand the definition of "agency" to include local governmental entities. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Status:2/7/2014-From printer. May be heard in committee March 9.
Summary:Current law requires the governing board of each school district to provide school library services for the pupils and teachers of the district by establishing and maintaining school libraries or by contractual arrangements with another public agency. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
Summary:Current law establishes the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program within the California State Library to reduce illiteracy among children and adults by providing English language literacy instruction and related services to native and nonnative English speaking youth and adults residing in California. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to literacy rate improvement in California.
Summary:Current law generally makes it a crime for anyone who knowingly sends or causes to be sent, or brings or causes to be brought, into this state for sale or distribution, or in this state possesses, prepares, publishes, produces, develops, duplicates, with intent to distribute or to exhibit to, or to exchange with, others, or who offers to distribute, distributes, or exhibits to, or exchanges with, others, any obscene matter, knowing that the matter depicts a person under the age of 18 years personally engaging in or personally simulating sexual conduct. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
Summary:Would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to limit the public display of sexualized images of female minors by restricting the advertising of products, services, and entertainment that portray female minors in a sexualized manner.
(BlumenfieldD) Local government financing: voter approval.
Status:7/10/2013-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Location:6/27/2013-S.G. & F.
Summary:Would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, city and county, or special district, as defined, to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund specified public improvements and facilities, or buildings used primarily to provide sheriff, police, or fire protection services, that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, city and county, or special district, as applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Status:3/13/2014-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on U. & C. Amended.
Location:3/13/2014-A.U. & C.
Summary:This measure would call on the United States Congress to amend a specified federal law to allow states and their municipalities to determine the best use of public, educational, and government channel support.