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AB 37

(Campos D) Libraries: 3D printers.

Introduced: 12/1/2014
Last Amend: 3/17/2015
Status: 5/1/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was JUD. on 4/13/2015)
Location: 5/1/2015-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would require every public library that provides public access to a 3D printer, as defined, to post a notice on or near the 3D printer that would alert users of the 3D printer of the potential liability of the user for misuse of the 3D printer, as specified. This bill would require the Department of Justice to draft and distribute this notice, as specified, and annually review and revise the notice for accuracy. By imposing additional duties upon local officials, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Seek Info

 

 

AB 57

(Quirk D) Telecommunications: wireless telecommunication facilities.

Introduced: 12/2/2014
Last Amend: 4/6/2015
Status: 5/22/2015-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Location: 5/22/2015-S. RLS.

Summary: Would provide that a colocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility is deemed approved, if the city or county fails to approve or disapprove the application within the time periods established by the commission and all required public notices have been provided regarding the application. This bill contains other existing laws.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

AB 103

(Weber D) Budget Act of 2015.

Introduced: 1/9/2015
Last Amend: 5/27/2015
Status: 5/28/2015-Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Location: 5/28/2015-A. BUDGET

Summary: This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

Position: Watch

 

 

AB 238

(Stone, Mark D) Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund

Introduced: 2/5/2015
Last Amend: 4/6/2015
Status: 5/1/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was U. & C. on 4/7/2015)
Location: 5/1/2015-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer the CASF to encourage deployment of high-quality advanced communications services to all Californians that will promote economic growth, job creation, and substantial social benefits of advanced information and communications technologies, as provided in specified decisions of the commission and in the CASF statute. This bill would define "broadband" for purposes of these provisions as advanced telecommunication services with specified advertised speeds.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

AB 737

(Hern√°ndez, Roger D) Sales and use taxes: seller's permit: determinations.

Introduced: 2/25/2015
Last Amend: 3/26/2015
Status: 5/29/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. on 4/28/2015)
Location: 5/29/2015-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law authorizes a city, county, or city and county to collect information from persons seeking to engage in the business of selling tangible personal property in that jurisdiction and requires that collected information to be transmitted to the State Board of Equalization, as provided, to be used as the preliminary application for a seller's permit. Current law requires the board to issue a determination regarding the issuance of a seller's permit, if a determination can be made based on the information submitted, within 30 days of receipt of the information. This bill would increase the amount of time the board has to make that determination from 30 days to 35 days within receipt of the information.

Position: DROP, as amended

 

 

AB 891

(CamposD) Pupil services: transportation.

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Last Amend: 5/21/2015
Status: 5/29/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/27/2015)
Location: 5/29/2015-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law authorizes the governing board of a school district to provide for the transportation of pupils to and from school whenever in the judgment of the board the transportation is advisable and good reasons exist to do so. This bill would require a pupil entitled to free or reduced-price meals, or who attends a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Option, to be entitled to free transportation to and from school provided by the local educational agency, if certain conditions are met.

Position: Refer to Legis Committee, as amended

 

 

AB 1112

(LopezD) Adult education: consortia: parenting education: family literacy education.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 3/26/2015
Status: 5/1/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was HIGHER ED. on 4/28/2015)
Location: 5/1/2015-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law requires adult schools and evening high schools to consist of classes for adults. Current law authorizes minors to be admitted into those classes pursuant to policies adopted by the governing board of the school district if those minors meet certain eligibility requirements. This bill would specify that, for the purposes of funding from the adult education fund or from program-based community college funding, as described above, parenting education includes family literacy education, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

AB 1262

(Wood D) Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 5/21/2015-Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
Location: 5/21/2015-S. E. U., & C.

Summary: Would require that of the moneys collected for the California Advanced Services Fund on and after January 1, 2011, $15,000,000 is to be deposited into the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account and used for specified purposes, and $10,000,000 is to be deposited into the Broadband Infrastructure Revolving Loan Account and used for specified purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

AB 1369

(FrazierD) Special education: dyslexia.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 5/4/2015
Status: 5/28/2015-From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 28). Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 5/28/2015-A. THIRD READING

Summary: Would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, and to complete in time for use no later than the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year , program guidelines for dyslexia to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services, as defined, to pupils with dyslexia. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

AB 1503

(Perea D) Telecommunications universal service programs: teleconnect fund.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 4/30/2015
Status: 5/29/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. on 5/28/2015)
Location: 5/29/2015-A. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop and implement a program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund to advance universal service by providing discounted rates to qualifying schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, community colleges, libraries, hospitals, health clinics, and community organizations. This bill would require the commission to include auxiliary organizations of the California State University, as defined, in the program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund. This bill contains other existing laws.

Position: Watch Close, Work with other organizations

 

 

ACR 39

(Dababneh D) Financial Aid and Literacy Month.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 4/6/2015
Status: 4/29/2015-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 34
Location: 4/29/2015-A. CHAPTERED

Summary: This measure would declare the month of April 2015 as Financial Aid and Literacy Month, with the theme of "Prosperity Through Education," to raise public awareness about the continuing need for increased financial literacy.

Position: Support

 

 

HR 7

(Lopez D) Relative to adult education.

Introduced: 2/19/2015
Last Amend: 3/23/2015
Status: 3/23/2015-Read. Amended. Adopted. (Page 655.).
Location: 3/23/2015-A. ADOPTED

Summary: Would recognize the week of March 22, 2015, to March 28, 2015, inclusive, as Adult Education Week, and the teachers, administrators, classified staff, and students of adult education programs statewide be honored for their efforts and accomplishments.

Position: Support

 

 

SB 69

(Leno D) Budget Act of 2015.

Introduced: 1/9/2015
Last Amend: 5/27/2015
Status: 5/27/2015-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
Location: 5/27/2015-S. BUDGET & F.R.

Summary: This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.

Position: Important - Watch Close

 

 

SB 75

(Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review) Budget Act of 2015.

Introduced: 1/9/2015
Last Amend: 3/24/2015
Status: 3/24/2015-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Location: 3/24/2015-A. BUDGET

Summary: The Budget Act of 2014 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2014-15 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2014 by amending, adding, and repealing items of appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions.

Position: Important - Watch Close

 

 

SB 178

(Leno D) Privacy: electronic communications: search warrant.

Introduced: 2/9/2015
Last Amend: 4/22/2015
Status: 5/28/2015-Do pass as amended.
Location: 5/28/2015-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

Summary: Would prohibit a government entity from compelling the production of or access to electronic communication information or electronic device information, as defined, without a search warrant or wiretap order, except for emergency situations, as defined. The bill would define a number of terms for those purposes, including, among others, "electronic communication information" and "electronic device information," which the bill defines collectively as "electronic information." This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Support

 

 

SB 272

(Hertzberg D) The California Public Records Act: local agencies: inventory.

Introduced: 2/19/2015
Last Amend: 4/6/2015
Status: 5/22/2015-Referred to Coms. on JUD. and L. GOV.
Location: 5/22/2015-A. JUD.

Summary: Would require each local agency, in implementing the California Public Records Act, to create a catalog of enterprise systems, as defined, to make the catalog publicly available upon request in the office of the clerk of the agency's legislative body, and to post the catalog on the local agency's Internet Web site. The bill would require the catalog to disclose a list of the enterprise systems utilized by the agency, and, among other things, the current system vendor and product. Because the bill would require local agencies to perform additional duties, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

SB 343

(Hancock D) Corrections: inmates.

Introduced: 2/24/2015
Last Amend: 6/1/2015
Status: 6/1/2015-Action From SECOND READING: Read second time and amended.To THIRD READING.
Location: 6/1/2015-S. THIRD READING

Summary: In implementing literacy programs, current law requires the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to give strong consideration to computer-assisted training and other innovations that have proven to be effective in reducing illiteracy among disadvantaged adults. This bill would also require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to give strong consideration to the use of libraries and librarians for that literacy program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

SB 608

(Liu D) Homelessness.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 5/1/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was T. & H. on 3/12/2015)
Location: 5/1/2015-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would enact the Right to Rest Act, which would afford persons experiencing homelessness the right to use public space without discrimination based on their housing status. Because the bill would require local agencies to perform additional duties, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Inactive, No Position

 

 

SB 645

(Hancock D) After school programs: grant amounts.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 4/6/2015
Status: 5/28/2015-Do pass as amended.
Location: 5/28/2015-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

Summary: Would, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, appropriate $54,000,000 more to the department for purposes of the program and would require the department to proportionately adjust the maximum grant amounts and those related amounts to reflect this appropriation . Commencing with the 2016-17 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the bill would appropriate $72,000,000 more to the department for purposes of the program and would require the department to proportionately adjust the maximum grant amounts and those related amounts to reflect this appropriation . The bill would, commencing with the 2017-18 fiscal year, require the Department of Finance to annually adjust that amount using a specified calculation, provided that adjustment does not result in a reduction. The bill would, also commencing with the 2017-18 fiscal year, require the State Department of Education to annually adjust the maximum grant amounts and those related amounts to reflect the percentage change in the California Consumer Price Index, provided that adjustment does not result in a reduction. The bill also would provide that funds appropriated by the bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

Position: Watch Close

 

 

SB 683

(WolkD) Public library services: foundation program.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 5/18/2015-Referred to Com. on ED.
Location: 5/18/2015-A. ED.

Summary: Current law declares that certain provisions relating to public library finance effects a state policy that each public library provide a minimum level of service, known as the foundation program, to the extent state funds are made available for that purpose. This bill would include technology services in the definition of the foundation program. The bill would also exclude from the meaning of major capital improvements, the purchase of equipment and the payment of fees or other costs in connection with the same.

Position: Sponsored - Important - Support

 

 

SB 711

( Wolk D) Law libraries: charges.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 5/22/2015-In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Location: 5/22/2015-A. DESK

Summary: Current law authorizes the board of law library trustees to provide for the levy of fines and charges for violation of the rules, and authorizes the board to impose charges to cover the cost of special services, such as the making of photocopies of pages of library books and messenger service. This bill would additionally authorize the board to impose charges for electronic delivery, other delivery services, educational programs, special events, and provision of supplies or food services.

Position: Support

 

 

SB 745

(Hueso D) Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 5/15/2015-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(3). (Last location was E. U., & C. on 3/19/2015)
Location: 5/15/2015-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law provides that moneys in the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account are available for grants to eligible consortia to fund the cost of broadband deployment activities other than the capital cost of facilities, as specified by the commission. This bill would specifically include representatives of workforce organizations and air pollution control or air quality management districts amongst the persons that can be included in an eligible consortium.

Position: Watch

 

 

SCR 31

(Wolk D) California Library Week.

Introduced: 3/12/2015
Status: 4/21/2015-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 25, Statutes of 2015
Location: 4/21/2015-S. CHAPTERED

Summary: Would declare April 12, 2015, to April 18, 2015, inclusive, as California Library Week.

Position: Sponsored - Important - Support