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Assembly bills

AB 491-Muratsuchi (California Civil Liberties Public Education Act)
This program, that is housed at the State Library, was included in the Budget several years ago at the request of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus.  Then, for several years, the program was not funded.  This bill would continuously appropriate $1,000,000 in the Budget, each year for 3 years, in order to fund the program.

Position: Support with letter

 

AB 608-Irwin (Electronic Communications Privacy Act)
Clarifies the required procedures regarding handling or disposing of electronic evidence that is collected by law enforcement, but that which falls outside the scope of an issued warrant.  This is a recently amended version - 3/1/17, containing some technical changes from the first version.  Also, please see the fact sheet, provided by the author’s office.

 

AB 608 Fact Sheet
Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Position: Support

 

AB 622-Chavez (Library districts:  report)
This is a so-called “spot bill” pertaining to library districts.  The author’s office tells us that this is just a placeholder bill for the Assemblyman and he will not be amending the bill to pertain to anything regarding libraries or this code section.

Position: Watch close

 

AB 698-Chavez  (School libraries:  county superintendent of schools:  report)
This is a “spot bill” pertaining to school libraries.  However, similar to AB 622, the author’s office informs us that it will not be used for that purpose if the Assemblyman decides to move the bill.

Position: Watch close

 

AB 854-Aguiar-Curry (California Advanced Services Fund)
This measure repeals the condition that the Public Utilities Commission must collect more than $315,000 for the California Advanced Services Fund before $25,000 may be transferred to the Broadband Public Housing Account.

Position: Watch close (at this time)

 

AB 928-Quirk (Telecommunications:  California Advanced Services Fund) 
The California Advanced Services Fund intended to reach its goal of broadband deployment to 98% of California households by 2015.  This bill would extend that date to “no later than December 31, 2020.” 

Position: Watch close

 

AB 980-Wood (Department of Transportation:  broadband)
The author’s office tells us that this bill will be amended to contain language that will require the Department of Transportation, whenever they have a major trench open, to use the opportunity to drop in broadband cable, if appropriate.

 

AB 980 Fact Sheet
Broadband Fiber Optic Cables

Position: Support with letter

 

ACA 4-Aguiar-Curry (Local government financing:  affordable housing and public infrastructure)
Would lower the local vote requirement from two-thirds to 55% for bonds and special taxes to fund the construction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure or affordable housing. 

Position: Support with letter

 

AB 1194-Dababneh and Cooley:  Elections:  bond measures:  ballot text 
Would require that ballots used when voting upon a bond measure, proposed by a local governing body or submitted to the voters as an initiative measure, include a specified statement related to average property value and property taxes.

Position: Consensus to disapprove

 

AB 1333-Political Reform Act of 1974:  local government agency notices
Would require a local government agency that maintains an Internet Web site to prominently post on its site a notice of any upcoming election in which voters will vote on a tax measure or proposed bond issuance of the agency.  It would also require the same notice to be included in a local government agency e-newsletter.

Position: Watch close

 

AB 1665-E.Garcia:  Telecommunications:  California Advanced Services Fund
This is the measure sponsored by the California Emerging Technology Fund that the Legislative committee discussed in detail at the January meeting.  (At the time, the committee was only in possession of draft language from the sponsor.)

Position: Approve

 

ACR 25-Maienschein:  Sunshine Week 
Celebrating the national dialogue “about the importance of open government and freedom of information.”  The author notes that participants “include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofit entities, schools, and others interested in the public’s right to know.”

 Position: Approve

 

Senate Bills

SB 390-Mendoza:  Library services:  teacher librarians:   
Would require each county superintendent of schools to employ a teacher librarian who holds a valid credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Position: Support

 

SB 450-Hertzberg:  Public bodies:  bonds:  public notices:  
Prior to the issuance of a bond, a governing body of a public body shall obtain and disclose information to the public such as the annual percentage rate of the bond and cost of yearly interest, the finance charge of the bond, the total payment amount, etc.   

Position: Watch close

 

SB 460-Hueso:  California Advanced Services Fund 
Similar to AB 928, would postpone the goal for achieving 98% of broadband deployment to California households from 2015 to 2020. 

Position: Watch close

 

SB 514-Bradford:  Broadband services
Would define “high-speed broadband services” under the California Teleconnect Fund to mean a system for the wireless or wireline digital transmission of information over the Internet at a speed of at least 6 megabits per second.

Position: Wath and seek information

 

SB 579-Galgiani:  Collectibles:  sale of autographed memorabilia
Would exclude from the definition of “collectible” items, signed by the artist or maker – specified works of art or other items such as books and manuscripts.  

 Position: Watch close