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CLA Bill Watch

Updated 6/13/2011

To learn more about each bill, click on the bill header. For more information on the legislator who has introduced the measure, click on the author’s name. For more information regarding CLA position on the California legislation CLA is watching, please contact Deborah Doyle, CLA Legislative Chair.

 
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(Williams D)  County free libraries: withdrawal: use of private contractors.
 
Introduced: 2/14/2011
 
Last Amend: 8/18/2011
 
Status: 8/22/2011-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
 
Location: 8/22/2011-S. THIRD READING
 
Summary: Would impose specified requirements if the board of trustees, common council, or other legislative body of a city or the board of trustees of a library district intends to withdraw from the county free library system and operate the city's or library district' s library or libraries with a private contractor that will employ library staff to achieve cost savings, unless the library or libraries are funded only by the proceeds of a special tax imposed by the city or library district. These requirements, until January 1, 2019 , would include, but not be limited to, publishing notice of the contemplated action in a specified manner, clearly demonstrating that the contract will result in actual overall cost savings to the city or library district for the duration of the entire contract, prohibiting the contract from causing current city or l ibrary district employees to incur a loss of employment or specified benefits or an involuntary transfer , and imposing specified requirements on contracts for library services in excess of $100,000 annually. The bill would also provide that its provisions do not preclude a city, library district, or local government from adopting more restrictive rules regarding the contracting of public services.


 

 
 
 
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(Eng D)  California Financial Literacy Fund.
 
Introduced: 2/16/2011
 
Last Amend: 7/12/2011
 
Status: 8/15/2011-In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
 
Location: 8/16/2011-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
 
Summary: Would establish the California Financial Literacy Fund in the State Treasury for the purpose of enabling partnerships with the financial services community and governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders to improve Californians' financial literacy. The bill would require the fund to be administered by the Controller and would authorize the Controller to deposit private donations into the fund. The bill would require those moneys to be made available upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act and would require donations to be returned to contributors if not appropriated within 18 months. The bill would authorize the Controller to convene an advisory committee to provide additional oversight of the fund and develop strategies to improve financial literacy. The bill would prohibit use of donations to promote or market the financial products of any contributor. The bill would require the Controller, beginning in 2013, to provide an annual summary to specified committees of the Legislature on the use of those moneys appropriated from the fund.


 

 
 
 
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(Blumenfield D)  Local government financing: voter approval.
 
Introduced: 12/6/2010
 
Status: 7/6/2011-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
 
Location: 7/6/2011-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
 
Summary:  The California Constitution prohibits the ad valorem tax rate on real property from exceeding 1% of the full cash value of the property, subject to certain exceptions. This measure 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 current laws.


 

 
 
 
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Support, if amended to include libraries 
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
 
(Brownley D)  Read Across California Month.
 
Introduced: 5/23/2011
 
Last Amend: 7/1/2011
 
Status: 7/5/2011-In Senate. To Com. on RLS.
 
Location: 7/5/2011-S. RLS.
 
Summary: This measure would proclaim the month of March of every year as Read Across California Month and request that public and private stakeholders work together to raise awareness of the importance of reading to young children and the importance of independent reading among our pupils and citizens of California by encouraging everyone to read for 30 minutes for 30 days during the month of March of every year, in conjunction with the Read Across America campaign held annually on March 2.


 

 
 
 
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(Leno D)  2011-12 Budget.
 
Introduced: 1/10/2011
 
Last Amend: 2/18/2011
 
Status: 6/16/2011-Vetoed by the Governor
 
Location: 6/16/2011-S. VETOED
 
Summary: This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2011-12 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.


 

 
 
 
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(Simitian D)  California Public Records Act: library records.
 
Introduced: 2/16/2011
 
Last Amend: 3/21/2011
 
Status: 7/12/2011-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 80, Statutes of 2011
 
Location: 7/12/2011-S. CHAPTERED
 
Summary: The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make their records available for public inspection and, upon request of any person, to provide a copy of any public record unless the record is exempt from disclosure. The act provides that all registration and circulation records of any library which is in whole or in part supported by public funds are confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person, except as provided. This bill would, instead, provide that patron use records, as defined, of any library which is in whole or in part supported by public funds shall remain confidential and not be disclosed, except as provided.


 

 
 
 
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(Yee D)  Reader Privacy Act.
 
Introduced: 2/17/2011
 
Last Amend: 8/15/2011
 
Status: 8/23/2011-Action From SECOND READING: Read second time and amended.To SECOND READING.
 
Location: 8/23/2011-A. SECOND READING
 
Summary: Would enact the Reader Privacy Act, which would, among other things, prohibit a commercial provider of a book service, as defined, from disclosing, or being compelled to disclose, any personal information relating to a user of the book service, subject to certain exceptions. The bill would require a provider to disclose personal information of a user only if a court order has been issued, as specified, and certain other conditions have been satisfied. The bill would also require a provider to disclose personal information of a user if the user has consented to the disclosure and would authorize a provider to disclose the personal information of a user to a government entity, as defined, if an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury exists, as specified, or if the provider in good faith believes the information is directly relevant to a crime against the provider or user. The bill would require a provider, upon request by a law enforcement entity, to preserve records and other evidence in its possession of a user's personal information pending issuance of a court order or warrant. The bill would impose civil penalties on a provider of a book service for knowingly disclosing a user's personal information to a government entity in violation of these provisions, except as otherwise provided. The bill would require that any provider of a book service , except as specified, prepare a specified report relating to demands for disclosure of personal information of users of the book service, and publish that information in a searchable format on the Internet or if the provider does not have an Internet Web site, to prominently post the report on its premises or send the report annually to the Office of Privacy Protection. The bill would specify additional requirements for publishing the repor t for a provider that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers in the state. This bill contains other current laws.


 

 
 
 
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(Hancock D)  West Contra Costa Healthcare District: certificates of participation: lien.
 
Introduced: 2/18/2011
 
Last Amend: 8/22/2011
 
Status: 8/22/2011-Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
 
Location: 8/22/2011-A. RLS.
 
Summary: The Local Health Care District Law authorizes health care districts in the state to provide for various forms of financing for the purpose of carrying out their duties under the law, including financing secured by public revenues. This bill would require that all obligations of the West Contra Costa Healthcare District in connection with specified certificates of participation be secured by a statutory lien on all of the revenues generated from certain dedicated parcel taxes, according to specified criteria. This bill contains other related provisions.


 

 
 
 
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(Steinberg D)  Local taxation: counties: school districts: community college districts: county offices of education: general authorization.
 
Introduced: 2/18/2011
 
Last Amend: 6/6/2011
 
Status: 8/22/2011-Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Steinberg.
 
Location: 8/22/2011-S. INACTIVE FILE
 
Summary: Would authorize the governing board of any county or city and county, any school district, any community college district, and any county office of education subject to specified constitutional and voter approval requirements, to levy, increase, or extend a local personal income tax, transactions and use tax, vehicle license fee, and excise tax, including, but not limited to, an alcoholic beverages tax, a cigarette and tobacco products tax, a sweetened beverage tax, and an oil severance tax, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions.


 

 
 
 
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(Lieu D)  California Financial Literacy Initiative.
 
Introduced: 2/18/2011
 
Status: 5/10/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was B. & F. I. on 3/3/2011)
 
Location: 5/10/2011-S. 2 YEAR
 
Summary: Would establish the California Financial Literacy Initiative in the Controller's office for the purpose of providing resources and instruction to Californians to improve financial literacy. The initiative would be administered by the Controller. The bill would establish the California Financial Literacy Fund in the State Treasury and would authorize the Controller to deposit private donations into the fund from entities with no direct financial interest in any financial products. The bill would require those moneys to be made available upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act. The bill would require the Controller, beginning in 2012, to report to specified committees of the Legislature annually on or before August 30 on the implementation of the initiative, as specified.


 

 
 
 
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(Evans D)  Master Plan for Infrastructure Financing and Development Commission.
 
Introduced: 2/18/2011
 
Last Amend: 5/3/2011
 
Status: 7/8/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was J., E.D. & E. on 6/13/2011)
 
Location: 7/8/2011-A. 2 YEAR
 
Summary: Would create the Master Plan for Infrastructure Financing and Development Commission, consisting of specified members, and would require the commission to prepare and submit a strategy and plan for infrastructure development in California that meets certain criteria to the Legislature and the Governor by December 1, 2013. This bill would provide that the commission would dissolve 30 days after submission of its final report. This bill would repeal these provisions upon the dissolution of the commission. The bill would provide that these provisions become operative only if the funds required to support the commission are appropriated and made available in the annual Budget Act.


 

 
 
 
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(DeSaulnier D)  Constitutional Convention.
 
Introduced: 12/6/2010
 
Last Amend: 4/7/2011
 
Status: 4/7/2011-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
 
Location: 4/7/2011-S. RLS.
 
Summary: Under the California Constitution, the Legislature by rollcall vote entered in the journal, two-thirds of the membership of each house concurring, may submit at a general election the question whether to call a convention to revise the Constitution. If the majority vote yes on that question, within 6 months the Legislature is required to provide for the convention. This measure would propose that the people of the State of California vote at the next statewide general election on the question of whether to call a convention to revise the California Constitution.


 

 
 
 
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Total Measures: 12
Total Tracking Forms: 12