NOTE: * denotes urgency legislation
Administrative Law SB 329 (Campbell-R) - Administrative Regulations: Legislative Notification Prohibits any state agency from adopting any regulation in an area over which a federal agency has jurisdiction unless the state agency notifies the Legislature 30 days prior to the effective date of the regulation. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 625 (Johannessen-R) - Administrative Regulations: Economic Impact Requires that an assessment of adverse economic impact be submitted to the Office of Administrative Law, in writing, with the notice of proposed action, and made available to the public upon request. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 690 (Mountjoy-R) - Administrative Regulations: Department of Personnel Administration Exempts the Department of Personnel Administration from the Administrative Procedure Act with respect to regulations that apply exclusively to state employees excluded from the Ralph Dills Act and as of the date this bill is agreed to by the employees' recognized employee organization in a written memorandum of understanding, to all state employees, as defined. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) A similar bill, AB 2570 (Margett-R), also failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee. SB 739 (Polanco-D) - Administrative Regulations Allows the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt a regulation that is different from a federal regulation addressing the same issue, upon a finding of specified justifications. (Died in Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee) SB 794* (Kopp-I) - Administrative Procedures Makes cleanup changes to the section of Proposition 103 which governs Department of Insurance hearing procedures to conform to changes made last year to the general laws of the state governing hearings contained in SB 523 of 1995. Requires the administrator of oil spill response to submit regulation licensing oil spill agents to the Office of Administrative Law for filing with the Secretary of State, as specified. Chapter 390, Statutes of 1996 SB 1507 (Petris-D) - Rulemaking Files: Public Records Prohibits an agency from removing, altering, destroying or otherwise disposing of any item contained in a rulemaking file as specified and requires the agency to maintain any rulemaking file not sent to the State Archives. Chapter 928, Statutes of 1996 SB 1910 (Johannessen-R) - Administrative Regulations Requires the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to make the California Code of Regulations available to the public on the Internet on and after July 1, 1998 and allows OAL to contract with another state agency or private entity in order to provide this service. Chapter 501, Statutes of 1996 AB 250 (Baldwin-R) - Administrative Regulations: Review Requires the Office of Administrative Law and Secretary of Trade and Commerce to recommend to the Legislature the suspension or repeal of all state regulations determined to be more stringent than federal regulations on the same subject. (Died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Development Committee) AB 1069 (Hauser-D) - Administrative Law: Decisions Requires that a decision made by an administrative law judge, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, is to be deemed adopted by an agency unless that agency files a petition for judicial review. (Died in Senate Judiciary Committee) AB 1135 (Morrissey-R) - Administrative Regulation: State Air Resources Board Requires the State Air Resources Board, until January 1, 1999, when proposing to adopt or substantially amend any regulation, to consider and respond to public comment on the cumulative economic impact of all regulations that became effective on or after January 1, 1990 on specific private sector entities and on state and local governmental entities that may be affected by the proposed adoption or amendment of the regulation, as specified. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 1142 (Baldwin-R) - Administrative Regulations Requires the Office of Administrative Law to review and repeal any existing regulations with specified timeframes that are not in compliance with standards required to adopt a regulation. (Died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Development Committee) AB 1179 (Bordonaro-R) - Administrative Regulations Specifies that no administrative regulation adopted after January 1, 1997 is to apply to businesses, unless the state agency adopting the regulation makes a finding that it is necessary for the health, safety or welfare of the people of the state, and it is the most cost-effective regulatory option, except as specified. Revises the duties of the Trade and Commerce Agency Secretary as they relate to industry findings and determinations required of any state agency that proposes to adopt regulations under the Administrative Procedure Act. Requires the Office of Administrative Law to return regulations to the adopting agency when the secretary has made certain findings pursuant to specified provisions. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 1659 (Woods-R) - Administrative Regulations Imposes additional requirements to the regulatory process for specified agencies when considering the adoption or amendment of a regulation which costs $2 million or more in any 1 year. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 1857 (Brewer-R) - Administrative Regulations Allows state agencies to adopt regulations that are different from corresponding federal regulations, as specified. (Died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Development Committee) AB 1859 (V. Brown-D) - Administrative Regulations: Workers' Compensation Makes the Division of Workers' Compensation subject to the Administrative Procedures Act for purposes of promulgating regulations. Chapter 14, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation, AB 1756 (Knowles-R), died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Development Committee. AB 2772 (Cortese-RFM) - Administrative Regulations: State Personnel Board Exempts specified State Personnel Board regulations from the Administrative Procedure Act. Establishes in statutes which regulations the board must submit to the Office of Administrative Law for review and approval. Requires board regulations covering contracting-out to be subject to the Administrative Procedures Act. Chapter 935, Statutes of 1996 AB 2793 (Baldwin-R) - State Agencies: Regulatory Review Requires state agencies, starting January 1, 1998, and every 4 years thereafter, to review their regulations which affect the private sector, identify those regulations suitable for modification or repeal, and prepare a statement thereto. (Failed passage on Senate Floor) AB 2896 (Goldsmith-R) - Administrative Regulations Requires boards, departments, or commissions within the Environmental Protection Agency, the Resources Agency, or the Office of State Fire Marshal to describe their efforts, in connection with a proposed rulemaking action, to avoid unnecessary overlap or inconsistency with federal regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations addressing the same issues, as specified. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) A similar bill, AB 3146 (Brewer-R), failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee. Legislature The 1994 elections left the Legislature with a Democratic Senate and a Republican Assembly. However, in the Assembly the Republicans were unable to replace Speaker Willie Brown with their leader James Brulte when Paul Horcher changed from Republican to Independent and voted for Willie Brown as Speaker. Assembly Member Horcher became subject to a successful recall election. It wasn't until June 5, 1995 that Speaker Brown was replaced with Doris Allen, who was elected by a 40-38 vote (39 Democrats and Allen), becoming the first woman in California history to become Speaker of the Assembly. Soon thereafter, she became embroiled in controversy with the other Republican members making her subject to a recall election. On September 15, 1995 Allen was replaced by Brian Setencich, a first-term member, as Speaker. In between events, an unsuccessful recall was made against Assembly Member Mike Machado, Majority Floor Leader James Brulte relinquished his leadership post, and Curt Pringle became the new Majority Floor Leader. HRs 1-8 were proposed Rule changes to reflect what became a 40-40 stalemate and all were defeated. In the Senate, the Republicans replaced Ken Maddy with Rob Hurtt as their minority leader. Doris Allen was successfully recalled in late 1995 and Scott Baugh was elected as her replacement. With Baugh's election, Curt Pringle made a successful attempt on January 4, 1996 to replace Brian Setencich as Speaker of the Assembly. In December of 1995, Willie Brown was elected Mayor of San Francisco. The former Speaker served in the Assembly for 30 years, half of those being Speaker of the Assembly. Carole Migden was elected in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by Willie Brown's election. Richard Katz replaced Brown as Minority Leader. In the Senate, Rob Hurtt replaced Ken Maddy as Minority Leader in 1995. Maurice Johannessen, who replaced Bill Leonard as Republican Caucus Chair in 1995, was replaced by Ross Johnson in 1996. Senator Charles Calderon replaced retiring Senator Henry Mello as Majority Leader. The 1996 Election will see the first major effect of the term limits placed upon legislative members. 10 Senate Members will be termed out along with 22 Assemblymen. Senate Members who are leaving are as follows: MEMBER LENGTH OF SERVICE Senate Assembly Alfred E. Alquist 29 4 Robert G. Beverly 20 9 Daniel E. Boatwright 16 8 Lucy Killea 7 7 Bill Leonard* 8 10 Milton Marks 29 8 Henry Mello 16 4 Nicholas C. Petris 29 8 Don Rogers 10 8 Newton R. Russell 22 10 *Running for State Assembly MEMBER YEARS OF SERVICE Dede Alpert 6 - Running for State Senate Marguerite Archie-Hudson 6 Tom Bates 20 Paula L. Boland 6 - Running for State Senate James L. Brulte 6 - Running for State Senate John Burton 18 - Running for State Senate Robert Campbell 16 - Unsuccessful candidate for State Senate in Primary Sal Cannella 6 Mickey Conroy 5-1/4 Dominic L. Cortese 16 - Running for State Senate Barbara Friedman 5-5/12 Tom Hannigan 18 Trice Harvey 10 - Running for U.S. Congress Dan Hauser 14 Phillip Isenberg 14 Richard Katz 16 David Knowles 6 Barbara Lee 6 - Running for State Senate Willard Murray 8 Jackie Speier 10 Curtis R. Tucker, Jr. 7-11/12 - Unsuccessful candidate for State Senate John Vasconcellos 29 - Running for State Senate Other Members of the Assembly who are leaving include: Phil Hawkins -- Running for State Senate William J. Knight -- Running for State Senate Bruce McPherson -- Running for State Senate Richard K. Rainey -- Running for State Senate James E. Rogan -- Running for U.S. Congress Tom Weggeland -- Retiring Brian Setencich lost the Republican Primary in the 1966 Primary Election and is running as an Independent in the General Election. Former Assembly Members who are staging a comeback and will most likely be elected are: Richard Floyd, Tricia Rae Hunter, Ted Lempert, Tom McClintock and Lou Papan. Steve Clute is also running in a marginal district. SB 1507 (Petris-D) - Legislative Records Requires Senate and Assembly Committees to preserve all legislative records relating to legislation assigned to the committees that are in its custody or to lodge the records with the State Archives, as specified. Chapter 928, Statutes of 1996 SB 1647 (Leslie-R) - Legislature: Regular Session Requires the Legislature to convene in regular session on the first Monday in March of each calendar year. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SCA 1 (Alquist-D) - Unicameral Legislature Provides for a modified single-house parliamentary system of government with a Governor elected by a majority of the Legislature. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SCA 2 (Kopp-I) - State Budget: Legislative Actions Requires the Legislature to pass a State Budget by midnight on June 30. Provides for forfeiture of pay by the Members of the Legislature if the Budget is not passed by that time. Provides that the Budget Bill be passed by a majority vote rather than 2/3 vote of the Legislature. (Died on Senate Inactive File) SCA 11 (Campbell-R) - Legislature: Exclusion of Members Excludes members of the Legislature from serving when convicted of bribery, perjury, forgery, malfeasance in office, or other high crimes. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SCA 26 (Thompson-D) - Budget Bill: Legislative Vote Provides requirement for enactment of a Budget Bill with a majority vote and requires statutes enacting Budget Bills to go into effect immediately. (Refused passage on Senate Third Reading) SCA 27 (Leslie-R) - Legislature: Regular Sessions Limits the matters to be considered by the Legislature at a regular session in December of each even-numbered year, or in an odd-numbered year, to the Budget Bill for the ensuing fiscal year, revenue acts for that Budget Bill, and acts necessary to provide expenses of the session. Reduces time period in which bills other than the Budget can be heard or acted upon from 31 days after introduction to 11 days. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SCA 31 (Haynes-R) - Legislators Sets annual salary of Legislators at $52,500 and allows the California Citizens Compensation Commission to continue to adjust the salary schedules. Changes the legislative sessions and definition of reimbursable living expenses, and the budgetary process. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SCA 39 (Killea-I) - Legislative Sessions ACA 49 (Isenberg-D) - Legislative Sessions Provides that the Legislative session end on July 31 of each year. Gives the Governor 45 days to sign or veto bills and return them to the Legislature. Between sessions, the Legislature will be constitutionally authorized to hold overnight hearings and studies as it deems necessary and appropriate committees in the house of origin could hear and act on legislation 10 days after a bill is in print. Requires bills to pass the house of origin by May 1. Bills not passed by May 1 of the first year of a biennial session from house of origin may not be heard in the other house until the following year. In any event, bills introduced in the first year must pass out of the house of origin by January 31 of the second year. Allows the Legislature to meet 5 days in the fall to consider veto legislation. (SCA 39 died in Conference Committee and ACA 49 failed passage on the Senate Floor) SR 11 (Polanco-D) - Qualifications of Senate Members Sets up a procedure whereby a person elected to the Senate must take the oath of office by a specified timeframe or become disqualified from holding the office of Senator, as specified. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SR 45 (Lockyer-D) - Secretary of Senate: Greg Schmidt Elects Gregory Palmer Schmidt to be Secretary of Senate replacing Rick Rollens who resigned for family reasons. (Read and Adopted) AB 116* (Speier-D) - Legislative Oversight: Reports Extends the sunset date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000 to provide that no state or local agency be required to prepare and submit any written report to the Legislature or Governor, unless exempted or certain circumstances exist. Chapter 970, Statutes of 1996 AB 673 (Hoge-R) - Legislative Sessions: Part-Time Sets up procedures for a part-time Legislature. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AB 879 (Rogan-R) - Bill Limitation Provides for a bill introduction limitation of 30 for each Senator and 25 for each Assembly Member. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) AB 1719 (Isenberg-D) - Public Officers: Compensation Requires the salary payable to a Member of the California State Legislature, the Governor and other state constitutional officers be reduced by the amount of any state or local monthly retirement allowance they are receiving. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2555 (Thompson-R) - Legislative Members: Jury Service States intent of the Legislature that each member of the Legislature perform jury service during each term he or she serves in the Legislature. (Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee) AB 3041* (Assembly Rules Committee) - Legislature: Independent Audits Requires that the Assembly Committee on Rules and the Senate Committee on Rules contract and conduct annual audits of their respective operating funds separately, as specified. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) ACA 1 (Burton-D) - Legislators: Retirement Allows members elected or serving after November 1, 1990 to participate in the Public Employees' Retirement System. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee) ACA 5 (Brulte-R) - Legislature: Procedures Adds to the California Constitution specific requirements relating to the internal affairs of the Legislature, including procedures relating to the organization of the houses and the committees thereof. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) ACA 26 (Goldsmith-R) - Assembly Sessions: Lt. Governor Provides that for Assembly organizational sessions, the Lt. Governor would preside until a Speaker is chosen, and would have a vote only for the election of the Speaker, as specified. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) ACA 27 (Goldsmith-R) - Legislature: Time of Oath Taking Requires that when a Member of one house of the Legislature is elected to a full or partial term in the other house, he or she must take the oath of office for the office in the other house within 60 calendar days following the issuance of the certificate of election. Provides that failure to do so would create a vacancy in the state seat. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) HR 18 (Bowler-R) - Assembly Elections: Recall Costs Specifies that the Assembly is to reimburse the election costs to counties for recall elections of Assembly Members from the Assembly Operating Fund. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) Affirmative Action Legislation One issue which has come to the forefront in California is the repeal of affirmative action programs. On July 20, 1995, the University of California Regents, with the Governor's urging, repealed affirmative action programs in the University of California system. The California voter will be voting at the 1996 General Election on Proposition 209 which prohibits discrimination or preferential treatment of individuals or groups on the basis of race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin by California public entities in employment, education or contracting. SB 576 (Dills-D) - State Employees: Hiring Goals: Disabilities Requires the State Personnel Board to survey the number of people with disabilities in each state department and compare those numbers with the ratio of disabled persons in the workforce to establish hiring goals for state agencies and departments starting in 1996-97. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee) SB 940 (Campbell-R) - Education: Race Neutral Determinations Prohibits, except under court orders, public schools or institutions from considering a person's race with respect to admission of that person to the educational institution, a decision to provide financial assistance to that person, and an evaluation of that person's academic performance. (Died in Senate Education Committee) SB 983 (Campbell-R) - Postsecondary Education Faculty: Employees Prohibits public institutions of higher education from using a person's race, color, religion, sex or national origin as a criterion for either discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to that person in faculty employment. (Died in Senate Education Committee) Similar legislation is AB 833 (Richter-R) which died in Assembly Higher Education Committee. SB 1657 (Dills-D) - Public Utilities: Disabled Veterans Preference Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish, by January 31, 1997, a reasonable participation goal for disabled veteran business enterprises for contracts for construction, professional services, materials, supplies, equipment, alteration repair or improvement. Vetoed by the Governor SCA 10 (Kopp-I) - Civil Rights Prohibits state and local governmental agencies from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the areas of public employment, public education, and public contracting, as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization) Similar legislation is ACA 2 (Richter-R) which died in Assembly Judiciary Committee. SCR 41 (Polanco-D) - Public Contracting Requests the Secretary of State and the Consumer Services Agency to establish an Interagency Advisory Council of Small and Disadvantaged Business in Public Contracting to assist state agencies in providing access to public contract opportunities in state government for California's small and disadvantaged firms. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 193 (K. Murray-D) - State Contracts: Participation Goals Requires state agencies to conduct periodic outreach activities to encourage minority, women or disabled veteran-owned enterprises to become qualified to bid on state contracts. (Died in Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee) AB 211 (Richter-R) - Public Officers and Employees: Employment Preference Repeals affirmative action requirements concerning minorities and women at state agencies, school districts and community college districts. Prohibits any public officer or employee from giving any preferences on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin to any person for hiring or promotional purposes, except that socioeconomic factors may be considered when evaluating applicants for entry level jobs. (Died in Assembly Higher Education Committee) AB 384 (Goldsmith-R) - Public Agency Contracts Repeals the authorization in the meeting of minority and women business enterprise participation goals in the state contracting bidding process. Repeals authorization for local agencies to require contract bidders to meet goals for hiring minority, women and disabled veteran-owned businesses. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) A similar bill was SB 938 (Campbell-R), which died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee. AB 727 (Richter-R) - Education: Race Neutral Determinations Prohibits public schools and colleges from considering a person's race, except as ordered by a court as a matter of federal law or state constitutional law, in determining admission or financial assistance in higher education or in evaluating academic performance. (Died in Assembly Higher Education Committee) AB 1001 (Kuehl-D) - Sexual Orientation Adds sexual orientation to a state requirement that public schools, colleges and universities ensure their program are free from discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, age, gender, color or physical or mental disability. (Failed passage in Assembly Education Committee) AB 1243 (Lee-D) - State Contracts Requires an awarding department, in evaluating a contract bid, to determine whether or not potential subcontractors that the bidder states were contacted in an effort to meet participation goals, were, in fact, actually contacted. (Died in Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee) AB 1676 (Lee-D) - Public Service Contracts: Progress Payments Allows all state departments, agencies or authorities to make advance payments of up to 25% of the annual allocation to be made pursuant to a public service contract to a nonprofit organization or a small minority, women or disabled veteran-operated business enterprise with which it has contracted for the delivery of services. (Died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Development Committee) AB 2468 (Brulte-R) - Civil Rights Prohibits preferential treatment on the basis of race, color, sex, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, public education and public faculty employment. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) ACA 16 (K. Murray-D) - Diversity Goals Adds a provision to the State Constitution specifically allowing the Legislature to establish diversity goals for state and local government activities, programs and contracting. (Died in Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee) State Government SB 96* (Greene-D) - Negotiable Notes Provides clarification as to the State Treasurer's authority to issue revenue bonds in the form of commercial paper. Chapter 23, Statutes of 1996 SB 168 (Hughes-D) - Teachers' Retirement Board: Composition Changes the status of 4 members of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) Board from being appointed by the Governor to being elected by members of specified STRS constituent groups. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) SB 174 (Killea-I) - California Constitution Revision Commission Extends the sunset date of the California Constitution Revision Commission from July 1, 1996 to January 1, 1997. Permits the commission to supplement its August 1, 1995, report to the Legislature as it deems necessary. Appropriates $149,000 from the General Fund for the commission's general operations through the 1996 calendar year. Makes other changes. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) SB 189 (Alquist-D) - Controller: Warrants Provides that, on and after January 1, 1996, whenever any warrant is unpaid for 1 year after it becomes payable, sufficient unapplied moneys having been available, the Controller would be required to cancel the warrant. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 279 (Lewis-R) - Expenditure of Public Moneys: Statewide Measures Precludes public officials from expending public monies to challenge any statewide ballot measure. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SB 286 (Polanco-D) - State Procurement: Performance Based Procurement Establishes Performance Based Procurement as an alternative acquisition mechanism to the existing competitive bid method, to be used by state government in its acquisition of electronic data processing and telecommunications goods and service, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor SB 322 (Costa-D) - California Debt Limit Allocation Committee Codifies an existing practice by placing the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency as nonvoting members of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC). Double- joined with AB 2599 (Thompson-R), which adds a nonvoting local representative on CDLAC. Chapter 832, Statutes of 1996 SB 482 (Calderon-D) - State Real Property: Department of General Services Creates a new process for pre-qualifying sites and acquiring state office buildings for 15 specified agencies in Sacramento through lease-purchase and lease with option to purchase. The Legislature would receive an estimate of the project costs. Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds, as specified. (Failed passage on Senate Floor) SB 611 (Killea-I) - State and Local Finance Consolidates, eliminates and renames financing authorities, commissions and committees within the purview of the State Treasurer's Office, as specified. (Died in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) Similar legislation is SB 1345 (Boatwright-D) which was vetoed by the Governor. SB 786* (Polanco-D) - Earthquake Safety: Public Buildings Appropriates $171,800,000 from the 1990 Earthquake Bond Act for 20 specified projects that have been recommended by the State Architect and the Department of General Services (DGS). Appropriates an additional $1,685,000 to DGS to cover its support costs in administering these projects and to conduct additional building surveys on 50 buildings. (Died in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) SB 854 (Killea-I) - State Contracts: Discriminatory Jurisdiction Requires the Director of Trade and Commerce to prepare a list of all jurisdictions that enforce a preference that discriminates against a business entity whose principal place of business is in this state in the procurement of goods or services. Requires the Director of Trade and Commerce to deliver a copy of this list to the Director of General Services. Prohibits a state agency from entering into a contract with a foreign business enterprise that has its principal place of business located in a discriminatory jurisdiction contained on the list prepared by the Director of Trade and Commerce. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 974* (Alquist-D) - State and Local Governments: Performance Audits Creates the Performance Audit Joint Task Force, consisting of the Governor and the Controller. The task force will, in consultation with the State Auditor, Director of Finance, Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and the Legislative Analyst, periodically identify state agencies, programs or practices that would likely benefit from performance audits, as specified. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) SB 1205 (Hughes-D) - California Museum of Science and Industry Authorizes specified safety officers of the California Museum of Science and Industry to have arrest powers and authorizes the Executive Director of the museum to appoint such persons. Double-joined with AB 2713 (Conroy-R). Chapter 709, Statutes of 1996 SB 1208 (Hughes-D) - Public Purchases: Preferences Requires certain public entities, when purchasing goods, to give preference to California and United States manufactured and processed goods when there is a choice and it is economically feasible to do so. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1225 (Johannessen-R) - Infrastructure Financing Authorizes state and local governmental agencies to enter into agreements with private entities to construct, maintain, and operate infrastructure facilities. The private entity would build, finance, and operate the project for up to 35 years after which title to the project would revert to the governmental agency. This proposal would be applicable to various infrastructure projects, as specified, for which a user fee could be charged for operation. Requires the governmental agency to use a "competitive negotiation process," as specified, for selection of the contractor, however, makes it explicit that existing "competitive bid" requirements are not applicable. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1266 (Kopp-I) - Department of Information Technology Adds clarifying language to the responsibilities of the Director of the Department of Information Technology. Requires that the director develop plans and policies in a coordinated manner with respect to the project management of state telecommunications and information technology. Vetoed by the Governor SB 1267 (Mountjoy-R) - Common Language of the State: English Recognizes English as the common language of the state and the language of official public documents and records and official public meetings of state agencies. Permits the use of a language other than the common language, as specified. Requires a state agency to delineate as a separate line item in its budget all costs related to the preparation, translation, printing, and recording of documents, records, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, or other informational materials in languages other than the common language. Provides that its provisions are severable. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1271 (Killea-I) - State and Local Governmental Finance Repeals provisions of existing law which specify the procedure by which state and local government may issue bonds and other evidences of indebtedness the interest from which is subject to federal taxation. Repeals the authority of any state or local government, in connection with the sale and issuance of bonds, or acquisition, or carrying of any investment or program of investment, to enter any contracts that the state or local government determines to be necessary and appropriate to place the investment in whole or in part, on the interest rate, currency, cash- flow, or other basis desired by the state or local government. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1368 (Kopp-I) - Governmental Tort Liability Provides that any civil complaint which seeks damages against an elected or appointed state or local officer in his or her individual capacity but acting under color of law, must allege with particularity sufficient facts demonstrating the individual's liability and the plaintiff's right to recover. Chapter 562, Statutes of 1996 SB 1390 (Johnston-D) - State Agencies: Written Communication Requires that any person submitting a written communication to a state agency in a quasi-judicial proceeding that is directly paid for by anyone other than the person submitting the communication to clearly indicate any person who paid for at least $5,000 or 5% of the cost of producing it, whichever is higher, as specified. (Died at Assembly Desk) SB 1412 (Johnston-D) - Conflicts of Interest: Public Contracts Modifies the definitions of "remote interests" and "interests" as they pertain to the participation of public officials in deliberations or voting on contracts. Chapter 1133, Statutes of 1996 SB 1500 (Mountjoy-R) - State Real Property Authorizes the Director of the Department of General Services (DGS), with the approval of the State Public Works Board, to dispose of specified parcels of state-owned surplus real property. Exempts the disposal of such properties from specified provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. Rescinds the authority of the Director of DGS to dispose of specified parcels that the director was previously authorized to dispose of. Chapter 417, Statutes of 1996 SB 1520 (Johnston-D) - Highways: Outdoor Advertising Displays Allows on-premise signs within a development project to continue to be deemed on-premise signs, and therefore not subject to reclassification upon the sale, transfer or conveyance of individual parcels or businesses within the development project. Exempts on-premises advertising displays from regulatory provisions, as specified. Sunsets January 1, 1999. Chapter 495, Statutes of 1996 SB 1572 (Monteith-R) - California State World Trade Commission: Membership Makes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture an ex-officio, non-voting, member of the California State World Trade Commission. Chapter 175, Statutes of 1996 SB 1605 (Leslie-R) - California State Library Foundation Allows the State Librarian, in consultation with an advisory committee, to annually award a gold medal for excellence in the humanities and science to an individual or organization for publication of a work that has enriched the collection of the State Library. Authorizes the State Librarian to enter into an agreement with the California State Library Foundation to provide copies and reproductions of rare and valuable State Library materials to the public for a fee consistent with the cost of providing these services. Chapter 213, Statutes of 1996 SB 1641 (Marks-D) - Pilotage Adds "inland pilots" to an existing provision of law that exempts certain vessels from all pilotage charges unless a pilot is actually employed. Makes it explicit that specified vessels must use a licensed pilot or inland pilot. Chapter 1036, Statutes of 1996 SB 1733 (Calderon-D) - State Property Requires the Department of General Services to prepare a report to the Legislature concerning its proposed strategy for building procurement needs in the Sacramento area. (Died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency, and Economic Development Committee) SB 1741 (Johnston-D) - San Francisco Bay Pilots Makes specified changes to the methodology for calculating mill rates charged for the pilotage of vessels in and out of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun Bays. Chapter 1115, Statutes of 1996 SB 1763* (Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) - State Government Authorizes the Department of General Services to enter into a performance budget contract that would include the authority, notwithstanding existing statutes and regulations, to contract for personal services comparable to state service, to waive provisions of the State Civil Service Act and provisions governing personnel administration, and to procure goods from the private sector even though the goods may be available through the Prison Industry Authority. Exempts state agencies from a requirement that all state printing be done in the Office of State Printing, as specified. These provisions would remain in effect until July 1, 1997, except for provisions relating to financial performance, which would remain in effect until January 1, 2000. Chapter 191, Statutes of 1996 SB 1770* (Johnston-D) - State-Owned Property Requires the Department of General Services (DGS) to undertake and complete an environmental impact report (EIR) on the area surrounding the State Capitol, known as the Capitol Area. The EIR will be used to determine the cost effectiveness of consolidating state offices for various Sacramento-based agencies into new site locations. Repeals the current mandate that DGS sell or lease unused or underutilized property, however, provides an exemption for certain properties, which are identified in this bill, that can be sold or leased. Chapter 193, Statutes of 1996 SB 1771 (Kopp-I) - Hawkins Data Center Separates the funding and the operational structure of the O.J. Hawkins Data Center from its parent, the Department of Justice. Establishes the Data Center as a new department, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor SB 1803 (Ayala-D) - Open Meetings Makes revisions to existing law providing for more disclosure of open and closed meetings of state bodies, as specified. Double-joined with AB 3358. Vetoed by the Governor SB 1814 (Leonard-R) - Public Agencies: Public Records: Contracts with Private Entities Permits a state or local agency, as defined, to enter into contracts with private entities to provide public records to private entities provided that the state or local agency provides the public with electronic access to the same public records, as specified (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1869 (Petris-D) - Historic State Capitol Commission Increases the membership of the Historic State Capitol Commission to 12 by adding 3 new appointed members and 2 new ex-officio nonvoting members. Appropriates $242,000 from the General Fund from January 1, 1997 to June 30, 1997. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) SB 1898 (Kopp-I) - Department of Information Technology Provides for gubernatorial appointment of exempt employees to the state Department of Informational Technology. Chapter 681, Statutes of 1996 SB 1969 (Kopp-I) - State Contracts: Legal Services: Lobbyists Prohibits an attorney, law firm or law corporation in this state, registered to lobby state agencies as specified, from entering into a contract to provide legal services for that state agency or any other state entity. Prohibits state entities otherwise authorized to employ legal counsel, from contracting for legal services with any attorney, law firm, or law corporation that is registered to lobby that state entity or any other state entity as specified. Does not apply to activities conducted in relation to the negotiation or renegotiation of a contract for legal services. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 2009 (Killea-I) - Treasurer: Duties Requires the State Treasurer to annually prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a debt affordability report, as specified. Chapter 1146, Statutes of 1996 SB 2118 (Monteith-R) - Building Standards: Fire Safety Requires adopted building standards to include all floor-level exit sign technologies identified and permitted by the model building code that the California Building Standards Code is based upon. Vetoed by the Governor SB 2168 (Johannessen-R) - Public Acquisitions Establishes the Best Value Purchasing Act that would apply in lieu of existing provisions governing the procurement of goods and services, with limited exceptions. The Best Value Purchasing Act would be applicable to government entities, namely state entities, with the intent to provide public goods and services at the "best value," as defined, available consistent with service and safety standards. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SCA 30 (Haynes-R) - Civil Rights Prohibits the state or any local governmental agency, from using race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin as a criterion for either discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group in the operation of the state's system of public employment, public education, or public contracting. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SCA 33 (Thompson-D) - Office of the Controller: Abolition Deletes the Office of the State Controller and transfers the duties and responsibilities of the office to the Lieutenant Governor as specified. Becomes effective on the Monday following January 1, 1999. (Died in Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee) AB 340* (Bowler-R) - State-Owned Property Reaffirms that the Capitol Area Plan, adopted by the Legislature in 1977, is the official master plan for state development activities in the Sacramento central city area and requires the Director of General Services to complete plans for the consolidation and acquisition of state office space within the Sacramento region. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 571 (Machado-D) - State Contracts: Procurement of Recycled Paper Products Deletes the definition of "recycled paper" for fine grades of paper and eliminates existing provisions of law that increase the postconsumer material content in fine grades of paper made of recycled content. Provides that for certain paper, the minimum content standard shall be no less than 20% of fiber weight of postconsumer materials, beginning December 31, 1994; and increases the standard to 30%, beginning December 31, 1998. Chapter 319, Statutes of 1996 AB 621 (Brulte-R) - Office of Child Development and Education Creates the Office of Child Development and Education to be administered by a secretary appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, as specified. Makes legislative findings and declarations. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 734 (Conroy-R) - Public Contracts: Nonresident Contractors Requires a nonresident contractor to disclose to the awarding agency at the time of bidding, any and all bid preferences provided to the nonresident contractor by the state or country where the nonresident contractor has its principal place of business. Chapter 279, Statutes of 1996 AB 907 (Vasconcellos-D) - Capital Outlay Planning: State Agencies Requires each state agency to prepare and submit annually to the Department of Finance a list of the capital outlay needs of the state agency for the next 5 years, as specified. Requires the Department of Finance to prepare and submit annually to the Legislature a multi-year capital outlay master plan, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor AB 926 (Rainey-R) - State Boards and Commissions: Members: Salaries Makes, after January 1, 1997, future pay increases for specified nonelected state board and commission members permissive, to be determined by the Department of Personnel Administration, and subject to the appropriation of funds in the annual budget act. Chapter 1004, Statutes of 1996 AB 1390 (W. Brown-D) - State Government: Performance Audits Changes the dates by which state fiscal agencies must complete an inventory of state agencies with strategic plans and recommended strategic plans are completed. Creates a state task force to establish a plan to conduct performance audits of agencies with completed strategic plans and requires that the audits begin, from funds appropriated for such purposes, on or after July 1, 1996. Identifies areas that the audits would address. (Died on Senate Inactive File) AB 2160 (Baldwin-R) - State Expenditures Transfers numerous fiscal oversight responsibilities from the State Board of Control to other state agencies, such as the Department of Personnel Administration, the Department of Finance and the State Treasurer. Chapter 360, Statutes of 1996 AB 2183 (Margett-R) - English as the Official State Language Implements the constitutional provision which declares that "English is the official language of the State of California." Requires the state and all political subdivisions to take steps to preserve, protect and enhance the role of the English language as the official language of the state. Specifies that the state shall not be required to act in any language other than English, with specified exceptions. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2260 (Kuykendall-R) - Treasurer: Securities Makes various changes to procedures for deposit of any payment, dividend, distribution or maximum amount of any claim payable to a creditor or other person of a dissolving corporation under the General Corporation Law, the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law, Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law, and Consumer Cooperative Corporation Law. Chapter 860, Statutes of 1996 AB 2300 (McPherson-R) - Joint Exercise of Powers Provides a specified exemption for described insurance and risk pooling arrangements within a joint powers agreement by public agencies which conduct fairs or exhibitions, from approval by the Department of General Services. Chapter 373, Statutes of 1996 AB 2379 (Margett-R) - State Mandates Requires the state to reimburse local governments, other than schools, for any acts or orders enacted after 1996 which reduce local revenue by creating exemptions, prohibiting the imposition of fees, taxes or assessments or reducing or redistributing state subventions. Limits the disclaiming of reimbursement for voter-approved mandates to those initiated by the voters. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 2402 (Miller-R) - State Agencies: Fines Requires each state agency, on or before December 31 of each year, to report to the Legislature regarding fines levied by that agency that were in excess of $5,000 per fine, including the entity against which the fine was levied and the reason for the fine. (Died in Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency, and Economic Development Committee) AB 2413 (Machado-D) - State Commissions: Membership Reduces the number of appointments by the Governor to the Commission of the Californias and to the California State World Trade Commission by 2 and replace those appointments with the Secretary of Trade and Commerce and the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. Vetoed by the Governor AB 2428 (Alpert-D) - Department of General Services: Building Rentals Requires the Department of General Services to develop a plan that would convert the existing "uniform" rental rate to a "market-based" rental system reflecting rents of each facility, while recovering the state's cost of occupying those facilities, including deferred maintenance. Vetoed by the Governor AB 2457 (Figueroa-D) - State Procurement: Forced, Convict, and Indentured Labor Requires state contracts to specify that no foreign-made equipment, materials, or supplies furnished to the state pursuant to the contract may be produced by forced labor, as defined, convict labor, or indentured labor under penal sanction, as specified. Chapter 1149, Statutes of 1996 AB 2570 (Margett-R) - State Civil Service: Administrative Regulations Modifies current law which exempts the Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) from the Administrative Procedure Act, and establishes a separate law governing administrative procedure for internal personnel administration. Clarifies existing law regarding DPA's responsibility to hold hearings. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 2599 (Thompson-R) - California Debt Limit Allocation Committee: Housing Allocation Adds a representative from local governments as a non-voting member of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee. Chapter 831, Statutes of 1996 AB 2796 (Baldwin-R) - State Funds Specifies that revenues derived from fines and penalties collected by state agencies must be deposited in the General Fund and not be expended unless the Legislature authorizes that expenditure in the Budget Act or other legislation. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 2962 (Firestone-R) - State Property Authorizes a state agency to employ a licensed real estate broker to sell surplus state-owned real property and pay the negotiated commission, as specified, earned by the broker when no state or other public entity seeks to obtain title to that property. Allows for the construction of office space for the Franchise Tax Board. Chapter 1152, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation containing provisions relating to the construction of office space for the Franchise Tax Board were SB 565 (Johnston-D), which died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, and SB 1517 (Johnston-D), which died on the Assembly Inactive File. AB 2992 (Napolitano-D) - Controller: Duties Requires the State Controller to transfer the balance in the Computer Software Refund Fund (CSRF) to the General Fund, not later than March 15, 1997. Abolishes the CSRF after the transfer is made. Makes technical changes to allow the controller sufficient time to transmit funds to the counties pursuant to the Timber Yield Tax Law. Deletes obsolete requirements of the controller related to the certification and discharge of accounts of persons indebted to the state. Chapter 248, Statutes of 1996 AB 3080 (Hoge-R) - Fire Protection: State Fire Marshal Makes technical changes to existing law to implement the consolidation of the State Fire Marshal and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1995). Chapter 332, Statutes of 1996 AB 3103 (Bowler-R) - California Highway Patrol: Executive Reorganization Amends current law to implement the provisions of the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1995, which merged the functions performed by the California State Police into the California Highway Patrol, as specified. Chapter 305, Statutes of 1996 AB 3220 (Archie-Hudson-D) - California Science Center Renames the California Museum of Science and Industry as the California Science Center; clarifies that the museum is a tax exempt organization as an instrumentality of the state; provides that no state entity, including the California Science Center, will incur any costs reflecting the changes made by this renaming act; and exempts California Science Center-owned parking facilities from any parking tax imposed by the City or County of Los Angeles. Chapter 841, Statutes of 1996 AB 3280 (Cunneen-R) - Health and Welfare Agency Data Center Grants the Director of General Services the authority to acquire the facilities currently occupied by the Health and Welfare Agency Data Center. Chapter 1032, Statutes of 1996 AB 3307 (Brewer-R) - Public Acquisitions Repeals existing statutory provisions governing the state procurement of technology, commodities, and services, and replaces them with a decentralized approach to governmental purchasing by establishing and implementing the California Acquisition Reform Act, as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 3324 (Richter-R) - Information Technology: Study Requires the Department of Information Technology, subject to the availability of funds appropriated for that purpose in the annual Budget Act, to conduct a feasibility study regarding a statewide modern management system; electronic data interchange for electronic ordering, invoicing, and payment of goods; and monthly unit cost, quality and service performance measures, and service effectiveness improvement strategies. (Died on Senate Inactive File) Similar legislation is AB 3307 (Brewer-R) 1996 Session which died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee. AB 3371 (Campbell-D) - State Agencies: Statistics Requires any form, application, questionnaire, or other document produced by a state agency and which requires the respondent to select from a list of racial or ethnic identifications to include the classification "multiracial" among the selections offered, as specified. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 3441 (Sweeney-D) - Controller: Financial Reports: Forfeitures Creates the Government Accountability Act which provides the State Controller the ability to assess penalties to local agencies that file late financial reports, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor AB 3458 (Speier-D) - State Legal Services: Contracts Requires the Department of General Services (DGS), when approving state agencies' contracts for legal services, to make the state agency demonstrate that the Attorney General has agreed to the use of outside counsel. Requires DGS to keep a detailed list of approved contracts for legal services valued in excess of $10,000, which then would be provided quarterly to the Legislature. Chapter 386, Statutes of 1996 Local Government SB 8 (Peace-D) - Sales and Use Taxes: Revenue Allocation: Local Public Safety Services Modifies the allocation formula in San Diego County for public safety funds (Proposition 172) beginning in fiscal year 1997-98. Removes the 5% cap imposed on the Public Safety Augmentation Fund allocations for certain cities' total share and establishes allocation factors for cities in the County of San Diego. Chapter 1021, Statutes of 1996 SB 19* (Johannessen-R) - State-Mandated Local Programs Makes technical changes to existing law relating to state-mandated local program reimbursement procedures and reporting requirements. Chapter 45, Statutes of 1996 SB 27 (Kopp-I) - County Assessors: Qualifications Requires any county assessor who takes office after January 1, 1997 to maintain a valid appraiser's certificate from the State Board of Equalization. Chapter 207, Statutes of 1996 SB 62 (Hayden-D) - Local Agencies: Contributions to Elected Officials Prohibits brokers, securities firms, and investment advisors from contributing to the reelection campaigns of the local agency officials who award contracts and requires more disclosure from local officials, agencies' treasurers, and brokers and dealers. (Failed passage in Assembly Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee) SB 78 (Mello-D) - Fort Ord Exempts the Redevelopment Agency of Ford Ord from the requirement to replace demolished housing units if they were built before January 1, 1970. (Died in Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee) SB 79 (Mello-D) - Fort Ord Repeals the tax increment payment schedule from Fort Ord Redevelopment Agency project areas (ROA) to school districts and community college districts. Substitutes a new formula which takes effect after the Fort Ord ROA receives $100,000 in tax increment funds. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 80* (Mello-D) - Fort Ord Allows the Fort Ord Reuse Authority to use a master environmental impact report for the Fort Ord Reuse Plan, and provides for specified projects to proceed during the environmental impact report process. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) SB 109 (Kopp-I) - Local Agency Finance Imposes standards on local agency investment practices, including limiting to one year a county board of supervisor's ability to delegate its authority to the county treasurer, to invest or reinvest the county's funds and other depositors' funds. Chapter 749, Statutes of 1996 SB 112 (Johnson-R) - Local Government: Detachment Provides an exception in the process for a city detachment. Excludes any city with a population of over two million, if the detachment from that city is part of a reorganization that includes a city incorporation, from the ability to terminate a city detachment process provided for in the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 1985. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee on a 29.10 violation) Similar legislation is AB 2043 (Boland-R), which failed passage on the Senate Floor. SB 167 (Polanco-D) - Local Agencies: Peace Officers' Time Banks Allows specified peace officers to donate up to 16 hours per year of vacation time or holiday compensation to a time bank for purposes of supporting their employee organization. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 192 (Mello-D) - Special Districts Allows a special district by ordinance or resolution to exempt religious property from any assessment it levies. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 196 (Kopp-I) - Local Government Finances Includes police protection districts, as specified, within the definition of qualified county service areas for purposes of allocation of property tax revenue. (Died in Assembly Banking and Finance Committee) SB 229* (Calderon-D) - Local Government Finance: Redevelopment Agencies: Subventions Reappropriates the unexpended balance of funds appropriated in the 1995 and 1996 Budget Acts to redevelopment agencies which experienced shortfalls in supplemental subvention allocations in 1994-95. Chapter 1070, Statutes of 1996 SB 263 (Kelley-R) - Public Funds: Accounts Receivable Requires public agency contracts to specify that debt collectors maintain an office in California for handling California-based debt. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 288 (Russell-R) - Parking and Business Improvement Assessment Areas: Disestablishment Requires the city council to disestablish an improvement area if requested to do so by 50% or more of the owners of businesses in that area. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) SB 340 (Craven-R) - Local Agency Financing Establishes the Local Agency Accounts Financing Act, which allows local agencies to convert accounts receivable into cash through sales or borrowings. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee on a 29.10 violation) SB 349 (Kopp-I) - Local Agencies: Bankruptcy Establishes the Local Agency Bankruptcy Committee and contains provisions relating to the appointment of an advisor for bankrupt local agencies. Vetoed by the Governor SB 362 (Kopp-I) - Public Financing Specifies criteria for choosing underwriting firms by local government agencies in issuing bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness. Chapter 309, Statutes of 1996 SB 366 (Rogers-R) - Local Government Finance Reallocates, from 3 counties to 4 community services districts, funds that were provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the state, but excluded these 4 districts. Chapter 704, Statutes of 1996 SB 417 (Hurtt-R) - Local Agencies' Investment Maturities Limits the maximum maturity of local agency investments, other than pension funds, deferred compensation funds and self-insurance funds. Specifically, 90% of the invested surplus funds would mature within one year. The remaining 10% of the funds would mature within 3 years. These latter funds could be reinvested for another 3 years, after which the funds would have to be spent for their intended purpose. Also limits the maturity for collateralized mortgage obligations and other specified investments for pensions, self-insurance funds and deferred compensation funds to 5 years, and to 1 year for other invested funds. (Failed passage in Senate Appropriations Committee) SB 441 (Johnston-D) - Sacramento Ballpark Authority Authorizes the creation of the Sacramento Ballpark Authority upon the adoption of a resolution declaring an intent to participate in such authority by any of the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo. Chapter 189, Statutes of 1996 SB 560 (Haynes-R) - Final and Parcel Maps: Amendment and Correction Adds to the purposes for which a map may be amended the correction or modification of any change in the information filed as part of a final or parcel map, as specified. Chapter 894, Statutes of 1996 SB 568 (Hurtt-R) - Government Treasurers Requires the State Treasurer and treasurers of any local agency to be registered as a broker or securities dealer if the treasurer has statutory authority to make investments or manage funds, as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 681 (Hurtt-R) - Local Government Assistance Reenacts provisions of AB 858 (Aguiar-R), a 1995 Budget trailer bill which was signed by the Governor, Chapter 916, Statutes of 1996. Makes changes concerning local government financing of juvenile facilities. Makes funds available from revenues derived from a per gallon tax on motor vehicle fuels to cities and counties that would not currently be eligible. Revises county realignment financial maintenance of effort responsibilities concerning health services, and makes changes in general assistance eligibility. Chapter 6, Statutes of 1996 SB 700 (Hayden-D) - Redevelopment: Northridge Earthquake Modifies the referendum procedures with respect to redevelopment activities conducted as a result of a disaster or Governor declared emergency within the City of Los Angeles. Expands the powers provided to project area committees. Allows project area committees to be created to replace any previously existing advisory committee. (Failed passage in Senate Housing and Land Use Committee) SB 738 (Hayden-D) - Local Agency Formation Commissions Modifies the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 1985, including establishment of additional requirements of petitions to detach any part of an incorporated city in a county with a population larger than 5 million as specified. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) SB 805 (Monteith-R) - Commission on State Mandates Membership Expands the membership of the Commission on State Mandates to 7 members by providing for the appointment by the Governor and approval by the Senate of 2 additional members. Specifies that those members shall serve a 4-year term subject to renewal, and receive a per diem allowance. Chapter 154, Statutes of 1996 SB 807 (Monteith-R) - Air Pollution Districts Allows an air pollution district to enter into a compliance agreement or mutual settlement agreement with noncomplying facilities in lieu of the imposition of criminal or civil penalties, as specified. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 836 (Lewis-R) - Air Pollution: South Coast District Declares specified existing rules and regulations of the South Coast Air Quality Management District void, and requires the district to provide for an immediate partial rollback of the district's Rule 2202, requiring large employers in the district to mitigate mobile source emission generated in the region. Amends the worksite employee threshold to be raised to 250, and allows an increase to 500 under specified conditions. Allows the State Air Resources Board to adopt regulations which define specified terms relating to employer-based trip reduction. Requires these terms to be used by air quality districts, county congestion management agencies, and other local agencies with employer-based trip reduction regulations or ordinances. Chapter 993, Statutes of 1996 SB 850 (Hayden-D) - Land Use: Developments Makes cities and counties that knowingly issue development permits within hazardous areas liable for hazard related injuries and death, as specified. (Died in Senate Judiciary Committee) SB 858 (Mountjoy-R) - Sales and Use Taxes: Local Agencies: Allocation Creates the Local Fiscal Relief Fund for purposes of transferring a portion of the state's 4-3/4% sales tax to local agencies. (Failed Passage on Assembly Floor) SB 862 (Kopp-I) - Broadmoor Police Protection District Detachment Reinstates until January 1, 2002, the special process for detaching territory from the Broadmoor Police Protection District, San Mateo County. Chapter 33, Statutes of 1996 SB 864* (Craven-R) - County Government: Treasury Oversight Provides a variety of technical clean-up changes relating to local agency investment policy. Chapter 156, Statutes of 1996 SB 867 (Craven-R) - Local Agency Investments Limits the terms of a re-purchase or reverse re-purchase to one year or less. Limits the type of securities that may be subject to a re-purchase or reverse re-purchase agreement, and stipulates that the market value of the securities purchased under a re-purchase agreement is required to be at 102% or greater of the dollars invested to be adjusted quarterly. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) SB 1001 (Craven-R) - Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund Requires county auditors to limit educational revenue augmentation fund (ERAF) revenues for special education to a county's proportionate share of $2.5 million. Requires auditor to allocate the funds of any additional ERAF revenues remaining after making special education allocations to the county and cities and special districts within the county in proportion to the amount each agency shifted to ERAF. Requires Department of Finance to annually adjust Proposition 98 state appropriations to schools to prevent net fiscal effect on school and community college districts. Chapter 1111, Statutes of 1996 SB 1058 (Johannessen-R) - Mello-Roos Districts: Land Use Documents Provides that a local agency may not require, as a condition of application for, or approval of, a general plan amendment, specific plan, rezoning, tentative map, parcel map, or final map, that the applicant or landowner agree to the establishment of, or annexation of the applicant's property to, a community facilities district. (Died in Senate Housing and Land Use Committee) SB 1073* (Costa-D) - Housing Elements Extends the deadlines for local jurisdictions to revise the housing element requirements of their general plans. Chapter 39, Statutes of 1996 SB 1081 (Leslie-R) - Land Use: Frontier Counties Designates specified counties as "frontier counties". Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the legislature its recommendations for adapting housing element requirements to suit the unique needs of those counties. Chapter 438, Statutes of 1996 SB 1167* (Craven-R) - Local Government Finance Freezes the property tax transfers from cities, counties, and special districts to K-12 schools at the 1994-95 level, and requires the funds which otherwise would be allocated to schools be allocated to other local agencies. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) SB 1187 (Maddy-R) - Tidelands Revenues: Local Apportionments Requires under certain conditions, 25% of state revenues from oil and gas wells from state tidelands be paid to the city or county within whose boundaries the revenue is generated, up to $200 million per year (adjusted annually to reflect Consumer Price Index increases) for up to 20 years. Chapter 613, Statutes of 1996 SB 1268 (Costa-D) - Resource Conservation Districts Authorizes the Department of Conservation to make grants to resource conservation districts. Chapter 994, Statutes of 1996 SB 1272 (Killea-I) - Local Governmental Finance Deletes certain investments that are presently permissible for local agency surplus funds and funds generally, as specified. Prohibits an investment structured to pay interest at other than a fixed rate at regular intervals, and prohibits an investment made on behalf of any other local agency, with specified exceptions. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 1273 (Killea-I) - School Districts: Funds Specifies that the provision generally pertaining to the deposit of money in the county treasury is not to be construed to impede the ability of, or prohibit a school district from, investing surplus funds as otherwise authorized by law. (Died in Senate Education Committee) SB 1274 (Killea-I) - Municipal Bankruptcy Provides that any municipality in this state is authorized to be a debtor and file for adjustment of debts pursuant to specific provisions of federal law relating to municipal bankruptcy. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) Similar legislation is AB 2XX* (Caldera-D), died in Assembly Rules Committee, and AB 29XX (Archie-Hudson-D), died in Assembly Rules Committee. SB 1278 (Killea-I) - Local Governmental Finance Prohibits a securities broker-dealer from acting as a combined broker, underwriter and lender to local governments with investment pools of surplus funds, and provides that a single broker- dealer may not act as the underwriter, broker or lender on no more than 20 percent of a local agency's total investments. Specifies the duties of a financial professional. (Died in Senate Financial Investment and International Trade Committee) SB 1366 (Beverly-R) - Transactions and Use Taxes: City of Avalon Permits the City of Avalon to levy a transactions and use tax at a rate of 0.5% to fund the Avalon Municipal Hospital and Clinic, subject to 2/3 voter approval. Chapter 1069, Statutes of 1996 SB 1389 (Craven-R) - Local Agencies: Open Meetings: Levy Powers Requires local agencies to obtain a majority or 2/3 voter approval for certain local taxes. Clarifies that local agencies are exempt from existing requirement for 45 days' public notice and an additional public meeting for local general tax proposals if that tax proposal is subject to voter approval. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) SB 1434 (Kelley-R) - District Dissolutions in San Diego County Makes special provisions for any proposal involving one or more district dissolutions of specified water districts within San Diego County, including requiring the conducting authority in San Diego County to call an election if required. Specifies the form of the ballot question on the reorganization. Sunsets January 1, 2002, unless deleted or extended by subsequent statute. Chapter 352, Statutes of 1996 SB 1471 (Russell-R) - Recording Delinquent Taxes and Assessments Requires a local agency to record a "Notice of Intent to Remove Delinquent Special Tax Installment from the Tax Roll" document (known as a "notice of stripped assessment"), when foreclosing on delinquent benefit assessments or special taxes. Requires the notice to contain specific information prior to receipt of "Proof of Recordation" and removal of the delinquency from the property tax roll. Chapter 625, Statutes of 1996 SB 1504 (Calderon-D) - Open Meetings: Local Agencies Modifies the Ralph M. Brown Act (Open Meeting Law). Subjects a body that receives funds from a local agency and has a governing board which includes a member of the local agency's legislative body to the Ralph M. Brown Act only if the local agency's member is appointed as a full voting member by the local agency. Chapter 1134, Statutes of 1996 SB 1513 (Kelley-R) - Sewer Revenue Bonds for Water Recycling Expands the definition of "works" authorized under the Sewer Revenue Bond Act to include treatment facilities, pumping facilities, storage facilities, and distribution and dispersal facilities for water recycling. Applies to bonds issued or reissued on or after January 1, 1997. Chapter 75, Statutes of 1996 SB 1518 (Hurtt-R) - Legislative Control of South Coast Air Quality Management District Budget Requires any district having an annual budget of $50 million or more, which includes the South Coast Air Quality Management District, as of July 1, 1997, to transmit its revenues to the Treasurer for deposit in the Air District Fund. Permits the fund money to become available, upon legislative appropriation, for administration of each such district. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 1538 (Johnson-R) - Compensation for Local Regulations Prohibits a city or county from adopting an ordinance or regulation that discontinues a legal, nonconforming use of a restaurant or retail food establishment or limits the manner of hours of operation of a lawfully established and operating restaurant or retail food establishment, on or after June 1, 1996 unless certain conditions are met. (Died in Senate Housing and Land Use Committee) SB 1554 (Kelley-R) - Public Health Facilities Provides that city, county or district medical professional staff that are members of the public hospitals governing board can contract with the board, under certain circumstances, without being deemed to have a conflict of interest. Chapter 447, Statutes of 1996 SB 1563* (Wright-R) - Property Tax Allocations to No and Low-Income Tax Cities Requires that if a "no or low property tax city" acquires a subsidiary district, then all of the property tax revenues from the district would be allocated to the city according to certain provisional requirements. Chapter 211, Statutes of 1996 SB 1565 (Senate Local Government Committee) - Local Government Omnibus Act of 1966 Enacts the Local Government Omnibus Act, and makes changes to local government laws to correct problems discovered with state statutes that affect cities, counties and special districts. Chapter 400, Statutes of 1996 SB 1566 (Monteith-R) - Redevelopment and Agricultural Land Provides that agricultural and open space lands that are enforceably restricted, as defined, are not to be included within a redevelopment area. Permits a redevelopment agency to include nonenforceably restricted agricultural land, larger than 2 acres, in a project area upon specified findings to include such property. Adds redevelopment agency reporting requirements. Chapter 617, Statutes of 1996 SB 1574 (Beverly-R) - Mosquito Abatement District Board Membership Allows any member of a city council to be appointed to the board of mosquito or vector control district as a city, county, or at-large member if that person is qualified under current law. Chapter 115, Statutes of 1996 SB 1590 (O'Connell-D) - Validation of Local Taxes Prohibits the retroactive application of the decision of the California Supreme Court in Santa Clara County Local Transportation Authority v. Guardino. Establishes that the Guardino decision would not be applicable to or control any tax levied or increased by an ordinance or resolution adopted before December 14, 1995. Prohibits filing of any action contesting validity of bill's provisions 30 days after effective date of bill. (Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) SB 1601 (Lewis-R) - South Coast District: Budget Limits the budget for the South Coast Air Quality Management District to its 1996-97 fiscal year amount, except when the amount is increased to reflect any increase in the California Consumer Price Index for the preceding calendar year as determined by the Department of Industrial Relations. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 1602 (Lewis-R) - South Coast Air Quality Management District Board Reduces the membership of the South Coast Air District's Governing Board from 12, appointed as specified, to 9 members, 5 of which are to be elected and 4 of which are to be appointed, as specified. Makes changes to quorum requirements and imposes new District residency requirements on all members of the board. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 1603 (Lewis-R) - Indirect Source Controls Defines indirect source. Prohibits, generally, regulations that are designed to reduce indirect source emissions. Authorizes air pollution control districts to establish programs to identify gross polluters and requires vehicles to be tested at test-only stations. (Died in Senate Transportation Committee) SB 1626 (Kopp-I) - Redevelopment Agencies: Reporting Makes various changes to existing community redevelopment law in order to increase the oversight of redevelopment agencies regarding reporting requirements. Vetoed by the Governor SB 1628 (Solis-D) - Land Use: Sexually Oriented Business: Regulation and Notice Defines "adult or sexually oriented business". Requires notice, hearing and regulation of sexually oriented businesses. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) SB 1691 (Craven-R) - Special District Consolidation and Reorganization Allows a local agency formation commission in approving a consolidation of districts or reorganization of 2 or more districts into a single district, the authority to increase the size of its board. Chapter 314, Statutes of 1996 SB 1693 (Monteith-R) - Developer Fees Amends state law for accounting procedures related to handling development fee revenue. Chapter 569, Statutes of 1996 SB 1708 (Alquist-D) - Subdivisions: Solar Energy Systems Requires tentative subdivisions to be designed, to the extent feasible, for future active heating or cooling opportunities. (Died in Assembly Housing and Community Development) SB 1748 (Senate Housing and Land Use Committee) - Housing and Land Use Omnibus Act of 1996 Enacts the Housing and Land Use Omnibus Act of 1996 to effect 20 relatively minor noncontroversial changes to the statutes that affect housing, land use and redevelopment issues. Chapter 799, Statutes of 1996 SB 1817 (Hurtt-R) - Air Pollution Districts Rules and Regulations Requires air pollution control districts and air quality management districts to establish procedures to identify duplicative, overlapping or conflicting regulations, policies and procedures of those established by federal law. Requires district review of its rules and regulations at least once every 3 years, and requires district compliance with federal law. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 1842 (Petris-D) - Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District: Directors: Special Taxes Authorizes the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District to levy special taxes on a portion of a district that is completely within the boundaries of a city or on a portion of a district that is completely within the boundaries of cities that border one another. Requires approval by a 2/3 vote of those voters residing within that designated portion and voting on the measure. (Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) SB 1845* (Leslie-R) - Teeter Plan Counties Modifies the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund reduction and transfer amount for counties that adopt a specified alternative (Teeter Plan) for distributing ad valorem property tax revenues. Chapter 1058, Statutes of 1996 SB 1861* (Johnson-R) - Redevelopment: Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Authorizes the adoption of a redevelopment plan for the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Redevelopment Project. Chapter 165, Statutes of 1996 SB 1865 (Craven-R) - Bonds: Local Agencies Removes language relating to the requirement that a public agency that will own or operate public facilities, financed by a joint powers authority's bond issuance, becomes a member of the authority. Chapter 834, Statutes of 1996 SB 1874 (Alquist-D) - General Plans: Safety Elements Requires Division of Mines and Geology to review draft safety elements and amendments to determine if they incorporate seismic hazards identified under the Seismic Hazards Mapping Act. Adds location of hazardous materials to the required contents of safety elements. Requires cities and counties' review of safety elements every 5 years, if necessary. (Failed passage in Senate Appropriations Committee) SB 1896 (Costa-D) - Local Agency Fees: Public Utilities Enacts the California Telecommunications Infrastructure Development Act which clearly states that permit fees related to telecommunications cannot exceed the reasonable costs of providing the service for which the fee is charged and cannot be levied for general revenue purposes. Chapter 300, Statutes of 1996 SB 1914 (Johannessen-R) - Cities of West Sacramento and Davis Construction Contracts Extends and makes applicable to the Cities of West Sacramento and Davis, until January 1, 2001, current law which allows specified counties, upon approval of their respective boards of supervisors, to solicit, design and build bids for building construction projects under $50 million. Chapter 356, Statutes of 1996 SB 1928 (Johnston-D) - Air Pollution Districts: Rules and Regulations Makes a number of changes to air quality emission requirements to provide more flexibility to stationary source polluters for reducing emissions. Chapter 442, Statutes of 1996 SB 1940* (Leslie-R) - Property Tax Allocations to Volunteer Fire Districts Requires county auditor to allocate additional property tax revenues to "volunteer fire protection" districts as defined. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) SB 1953 (Mello-D) - Monterey County: Courthouse Construction Fund Amends procedure for the courthouse construction fund for Monterey County. Provides that deposits collected in the Monterey County Courthouse Construction Fund shall continue through the 30th year after the initial year for which the surcharge or additional penalty, as defined, is collected, or through the 30th year after any borrowings are made for any courthouse construction. Chapter 317, Statutes of 1996 SB 1954 (Mello-D) - Local Government Finance Makes changes with regard to restrictions on the investment of Mello-Roos funds, the Mello- Roos Act, and the distribution of court fine and forfeiture moneys in Santa Cruz County between 1990 and 1995. Chapter 1161, Statutes of 1996 SB 1958 (Mello-D) - Transactions and Use Taxes: Counties Libraries Expands the taxing authority of all 58 counties, authorizing a county to levy a 0.125 or 0.25% sales tax, for not more than 16 years, for public library construction, acquisition, programs, and operations. Requires any county imposing a tax under these conditions to put to a vote of the people all taxes that are levied by the county and any other taxing jurisdiction within the county and were not approved by the voters in a manner consistent with the California Supreme Court decision in Santa Clara County Local Transportation Authority v. Guardino. (Died in Conference Committee) SB 1998 (Mountjoy-R) - County Free Libraries Establishes a process for the withdrawal of cities from the Los Angeles County free library system. Chapter 522, Statutes of 1996 A cleanup bill is AB 1767 (Margett-R), Chapter 523, Statutes of 1996. SB 2038 (Rogers-R) - Air Pollution Offset Transfers Renumbers an incorrectly numbered paragraph of the Health and Safety Code relating to criteria to be met for emissions offsets used in an air basin other than the originating air basin. Chapter 269, Statutes of 1996 SB 2070 (Hurtt-R) - Air Pollution: South Coast District Imposes requirements on the South Coast Air Quality Management District (District) to reduce its level of revenues and expenditures. Makes reductions in number of District staff employees. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 2072 (O'Connell-D) - Local Government - County Boundary Changes Requires county boards of supervisors of affected counties or the county boundary commission to file a description and map of new boundaries with the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. Prohibits any boundary change to take effect for purposes of assessment or taxation unless notice is filed by January 1 of the year when the assessments or taxes will be levied, when a county boundary is changed. (Died on Assembly Floor) SB 2092 (Haynes-R) - Medi-Cal Managed Care Counties and the Brown Act Authorizes specified agencies which provide health care services to their members to hold closed sessions to hear a charge or complaint from a member, if that member does not wish to disclose name, medical status, medical history or certain other personal information protected under federal law. Chapter 182, Statutes of 1996 SB 2111 (Beverly-R) - Water Utilities Sale or Lease Revises procedures whereby a municipal corporation may lease, sell or transfer a public utility owned and operated by it for furnishing water. Chapter 169, Statutes of 1996 SB 2112 (Leonard-R) - City of San Bernardino Redevelopment Agency Repeals statute which prohibits the mayor of a charter city in San Bernardino County from vetoing any order or resolution of the redevelopment agency or the community development commission. Chapter 1119, Statutes of 1996 SB 2113 (Haynes-R) - Local Agency Contracts: Eligibility Prohibits a local agency from directly suspending, debarring, or otherwise prohibiting a person from bidding on public works or services unless convicted in the last 3 years of specified violations of state or federal antitrust law. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 2130 (Hurtt-R) - Air Pollution: School Districts Prohibits regulation of air emissions from any school district, community college district or office of education by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Provides that specified laws requiring notice of release of hazardous air contaminants near school sites be unaffected by the exemption. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SB 2137 (Johannessen-R) - Community Service Districts' Powers Expands powers of community service districts (CSDs) to allow CSDs to construct, maintain and operate flood control protection works and facilities, provided these services are not being provided by another public agency and the governing body of the city or county in which improvement is to be made gives consent. Chapter 903, Statutes of 1996 SB 2169 (O'Connell-D) - Local Agency Investments Makes changes to provisions relating to local government finance. Permits local agencies to deposit surplus funds with the treasurer of any county. Changes existing law to include out-of- county depositors as entities to which the county owes a fiduciary responsibility. Vetoed by the Governor SB 2170 (Mountjoy-R) - Air Pollution: Market-Based Incentive Programs: Recordkeeping Requires market-based incentive programs to promote the "privatization of compliance". Allows stationary air pollution sources to use computer and electronic media for compliance with emissions monitoring and recordkeeping requirements. Limits the South Coast Air Quality Management District's ability to restrict petitions for variances. Prohibits all districts with a market-based incentive program from issuing variances from emission caps. Chapter 618, Statutes of 1996 SCA 13 (Hurtt-R) - Local Government: Taxes and Assessments Requires a 2/3 vote on general and special taxes, as well as certain benefit assessments. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) Similar legislation is SCA 15 (Haynes-R) which died in Senate Local Government Committee. SCA 36 (O'Connell-D) - Special Taxes with Majority Voter Approval Permits any local jurisdiction to impose any special tax with majority voter approval, if that jurisdiction is otherwise authorized by law to impose the tax, exclusively to fund transportation, public safety, or education projects and services. Permits jurisdictions to pay for debt issued to fund the projects and services authorized. (Died on Senate Floor) SCA 38 (Hurtt-R) - State and Local Taxes: Illegal Levies: Refunds Provides that if a state or local law imposes a tax, assessment, or fee determined by a court to be invalid, the amount collected unlawfully must be refunded with interest and remaining amounts returned by means of a reduction in a tax rate or tax rates in the future. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) SCA 39 (Killea-I) - Legislature: Statutes Provides for joint election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Makes changes to the legislative session dates, hearings and rules. Requires the Governor, beginning in the 2000-2001 fiscal year, to submit with the budget a statement of policy goals and outcome-base performance measures. Requires a balanced budget beginning fiscal year 1998-1999, and requires the budget to contain a minimum 2% General Fund Reserve. Removes the positions of county superintendents of schools, boards of education and the State Board of Education from the Constitution. Gives local school boards definition and authority under the Constitution. Requires the Governor to submit a State-Local Government Realignment Plan to the legislature by January 1, 1998 which must include allocation of property tax and other revenues, unfunded mandates, and assignment of responsibilities for program policy authority, administration and finance. (Died in Conference Committee) SB 1XX (Hurtt-R) - Orange County: Contracts for Service Allows Orange County to contract for service delivery, provided it can show the alternative service delivery would be more economical. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) Similar legislation is AB 6XX* (Conroy-R), which failed passage on Assembly Floor. SB 13XX (Kopp-I) - Local Agencies: Financial Affairs Requires that financial services contracts for bond counsel, underwriters and related service providers be awarded by competitive bid or, under specified circumstances, competitive negotiation. Requires that borrowing decisions involving at least $100,000 be discussed as a separate agenda item. Restricts to 1-year renewable periods the current authority of the local governing body to delegate investment decisions to the local treasurer. (Died at Assembly Desk) SB 14XX (Kopp-I) - Local Government Finances Limits local agency investments of surplus funds in repurchase and reverse repurchase agreements and derivatives. States the presumption that a local agency is an unsophisticated investor in transacting investment business with broker-dealers, and provides to the agency the right to rescind investment transactions which have been determined to be unsuitable. (Died at Assembly Desk) SB 15XX (Kopp-I) - Local Agencies: Financial Responsibility Makes local governing bodies, county treasurers, broker-dealers and investment advisers fiduciaries in the investment of public funds. Establishes priority obligations of safety, liquidity and yield when investing public funds. (Died at Assembly Desk) SB 19XX (Kopp-I) - Trustees for Bankrupt Local Agencies Allows the Governor, whenever any municipality files as a debtor under federal bankruptcy law, to appoint a trustee to oversee that municipality. Requires the Governor to issue an executive order indicating the specific powers to be assumed by the trustee. Provides that a municipality may only file under the federal bankruptcy law with the approval of the Local Agency Bankruptcy Committee that would consist of the Controller, the Treasurer, and Director of Finance, as specified. (Died at Assembly Desk) SB 20XX (Kopp-I) - Public Financing Allows the state, or any county or local agency, to suspend for up to 3 years from contracting with any financial securities broker, dealer, advisor or investment firm in any capacity who has been, or is, the subject of regulatory proceedings involving false or misleading statements, fraud, or other violations of federal or state securities law within the past 24 months. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) SB 21XX (Kopp-I) - Local Government Finances: Deposits Makes changes in the laws governing local agencies' deposits and investments, including allowing local agencies to deposit money in a credit union. Extends conflict-of-interest laws currently in place for credit unions to banks and associations. (Died at Assembly Desk) Similar legislation is SB 801 (Monteith-R), which died in the Senate Local Government Committee. AB 5 (Boland-R) - Local Agencies: Initiative Measures Prohibits local agencies from using public funds to prosecute, file, initiate, or join any legal process to challenge the constitutionality of an initiative measure that has been approved by the voters. (Died in Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee) Similar legislation is AB 52 (Johnson-R) which failed passage in Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee and AB 1865 (Baldwin-R) which failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee. AB 15 (Pringle-R) - County Contracts for Services Allows a general law county to contract for special services where practiced and more economically beneficial than existing methods. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 29 (Cannella-D) - Counties: Contracting In for Services Adds counties to list of counties that can contract in for services and deletes Ventura County from that list. Deletes January 1, 1997 sunset date. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 52 (Johnson-R) - Public Entities: Expenditure of Public Moneys: Statewide Measures Prohibits public officials at both state and local level from expending public moneys for the purpose of abrogating powers and rights of the public in voting for and approving statewide ballot measures. Authorizes Controller to offset public funding expended for purposes specified against any payments made by the state to that governmental entity. Defines certain terms. (Failed passage in Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee) AB 88 (Hoge-R) - Local Agencies: Economic Development Grants Allows local agencies, other than school districts, to make economic development grants measured by the amount of property tax revenues that would be allocated to that agency as a result of the taxation of economic revitalization services property . (Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 296 (Knight-R) - Economic Development Expands temporarily the City of Lancaster's (Los Angeles County) sphere of influence to include the territory on and around Edwards Air Force Base to facilitate the base's use as the "X-33" launch site. Chapter 953, Statutes of 1996 AB 317 (Granlund-R) - Shopping Cart Retrieval Authorizes cities and counties to impound shopping carts under certain conditions as specified. Chapter 291, Statutes of 1996 AB 318 (Katz-D) - Municipal Water and Power Rates Regulates municipal water and power agencies' rates and surplus fund transfers to cities as specified. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 342 (Hauser-D) - Municipal Functions Allows any local agency or special district to enter into a contract with any Indian tribe to provide the latter with municipal services, as specified. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 365 (Hannigan-D) - Transactions and Use Tax: Solano County Allows the County of Solano to levy a 1/8% tax for libraries, with voter approval as specified. (Failed passage in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 368 (Speier-D) - Redevelopment Agencies: Housing Battered Women Allows a redevelopment agency to use up to 30% of the monies in its Low and Moderate-Income Housing Fund to develop transitional housing or emergency shelter housing, or both, or a shelter for battered women, outside the territorial jurisdiction of the agency. (Died in Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee) AB 426 (K. Murray-D) - Business Names: Fees Allows the board of supervisors of any county to provide for a separate fee of up to $10 for filing fictitious business name statements to provide funding for consumer affairs protection and new business assistance within the county. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 459 (Ducheny-D) - Nuisance Abatement Allows recordings to have the same priority as municipal tax liens, with respect to recording abatement liens for collecting nuisance abatement costs against a parcel. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 477* (Katz-D) - Local Government Finance Increases from $20 to $25 the amount of revenue a county may forego collecting, except where the amount not collected exceeds the cost of collection as determined by the tax collector. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 545 (Mazzoni-D) - Nuisance Abatement Amends existing law relative to the recovery of costs, including attorney's fees in public nuisance cases. Chapter 718, Statutes of 1996 AB 584 (Rainey-R) - Municipal Utility Districts Provides that the Board of Directors of the East Bay Municipal Utility District may impose rates on a tiered or differential basis within specified parameters. (Died in Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee) AB 698 (Cannella-D) - Negative Bailout Counties' Property Tax Allocations Freezes the allocation of county property tax revenue to schools at the 1994-95 level, for counties which experienced "negative bailout". (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 771* (Aguiar-R) - Subdivisions: Tentative Maps: Time Extensions Revises provisions of the Subdivision Map Act relating to the duration and expiration of tentative maps. Chapter 46, Statutes of 1996 AB 896* (Knight-R) - Local Agencies Raises the dollar amount of unclaimed individual items that may be transferred to the general fund of a local agency from $10 to $15. Chapter 89, Statutes of 1996 AB 906* (Aguiar-R) - Local Government Assistance Provides for general assistance reduction. Gives relief from maintenance of effort requirements for public library funding, apportionments of certain gas tax revenues, Proposition 99 (cigarette and tobacco tax funds) allocations, and mental health funding. Provides a $32.7 million state subsidy to eligible counties that operate juvenile probation camps or ranches, as specified. Makes changes in funding allocations for Department of Youth Authority. Allows any county in which there are school entities that are not basic aid to participate in the State-County Property Tax Administration Program. Provides flexibility for counties that opt to use the "teeter plan" for handling the allocation of revenues attributable to delinquent property taxes. (Died in conference committee) A similar bill is AB 1143* (Villaraigosa-D) which died on the Assembly Inactive File. AB 924 (Rainey-R) - Air Pollution Control Districts: Air Quality Analyses and Reports Imposes new reporting, analysis and review requirements on air pollution control districts, air quality management districts, and the Air Resources Board. Chapter 603, Statutes of 1996 AB 1004 (Kuykendall-R) - Volunteer Firefighters Serving on Fire Agency Governing Boards Exempts volunteer firefighters from the prohibition against being employed by and serving on a local agency's legislative body if the salary that the firefighter would otherwise have received is applied directly by the local agency to the purchase of disability, life, health, or similar insurance coverage. Chapter 364, Statutes of 1996 AB 1055* (Caldera-D) - Taxation Allows counties to recover additional property tax administration costs from local entities that receive property tax revenues. Chapter 1073, Statutes of 1996 AB 1056*(Caldera-D) - Property: Redevelopment Project Areas: Public Nuisances: Historical Resources: Environmental Impact Reports Enacts intent language on the benefits of urban renewal. Exempts any structure located in the Downtown Central Business Redevelopment Project Area of the City of Los Angeles from current law prohibiting demolition of historic buildings damaged by earthquake, and exempts such structures from existing State Office of Historic Preservation waiver process. Provides that the act does not apply if the structure has been declared to be a public nuisance by Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety during the period from January 1, 1996 to July 31, 1996. Makes findings of the need for this special law in light of California Constitutional requirement that all laws apply generally. (Failed passage in Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee) AB 1076 (Katz-D) - Repeal of Unfunded Mandated Cost Reports Repeals requirement that Department of Finance submit an annual report to the Legislature on State mandates enacted during the calendar year for which no reimbursement was made or that may result in cost savings to local agencies. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 1089 (Olberg-R) - Redevelopment Allows the redevelopment agency of Victor Valley Economic Development Authority to temporarily use a different base year for the George Air Force Base redevelopment project. Chapter 929, Statutes of 1996 AB 1191 (Takasugi-R) - Local Government Finance: Public Safety Provides that factors used to allocate Public Safety Augmentation Funds to the cities would be recalculated to reflect actual data. Provides that these funds are to be allocated by the county to the cities no later than the 7th of each month. Chapter 876, Statutes of 1996 AB 1197 (Takasugi-R) - State Finance Makes numerous statutory changes, including abolishing the Housing Bond Credit Committee, renaming the California Debt Advisory Commission, eliminating the Local Agency Indebtedness Fund, and requiring a public agency for which public projects are funded under Marks-Roos Pooling Act to be a member of the finance authority prior to issuing bonds for projects. Chapter 833, Statutes of 1996 AB 1339 (Sweeney-D) - Development Taxes Prohibits local agencies from exempting or reducing an existing tax for a proposed abatement. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 1621* (Alby-R) - County Property Authorizes a county board of supervisors, by 4/5 vote, to sell or enter into a lease, concession, or managerial contract involving county property acquired from the federal government due to base closure without compliance with otherwise applicable procedures. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 1648 (Conroy-R) - Redevelopment: Military Base Conversion Makes numerous revisions to existing Military Base Redevelopment Law which includes expanding the definition of blight, altering school pass-through formulas, and deleting the requirement for a fiscal review committee. (Died in Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee) AB 1724 (McPherson-R) - School Facilities: Areas Zoned for Agricultural Production Requires school districts to make specified findings prior to acquiring school sites in agricultural areas after January 1, 1997. Chapter 509, Statutes of 1996 AB 1733 (Boland-R) - County Governments: Court Costs Allows counties and/or cities to require a private entity to bid for the right to provide a pool camera for the purpose of distributing televised images of court proceedings. (Failed passage in Assembly Judiciary Committee) AB 1762 (Goldsmith-R) - Indian Lands: Public Safety Services Provides that a city or county be specifically authorized to enter into a contract with an Indian tribe to provide fire protection services and police or sheriff protection services either solely on Indian lands, or on the Indian lands and territory adjacent to those Indian lands. Chapter 1085, Statutes of 1996 AB 1767 (Margett-R) - County Free Libraries Provides for a different process for withdrawal from the county free library system in Los Angeles County, including such specifications as notice provisions, reallocation of specified property tax revenues, facility and personal property acquisition procedures and service concerns. Chapter 523, Statutes of 1996 AB 1787 (Brewer-R) - County Services Prohibits the board of supervisors who are allowed to contract out for services from authorizing application for or accepting state funds for use in providing these contract services unless it has made the required finding. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 1799 (V. Brown-D) - Subdivision Map Act Reorganizes and revises the Subdivision Map Act in various respects, as it applies to lot line adjustments, parcel mergers, and the issuance of certificates of compliance and conditional certificates of compliance, as specified. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 1820 (McPherson-R) - Redevelopment Agencies: Replacement Dwelling Units Exempts specified housing in Fort Ord from the replacement housing requirements. Chapter 850, Statutes of 1996 AB 1844 (Alby-R) - Local Park Employees Prohibits local agencies from hiring a person to work in local parks who would be in a position having any direct contact with any minor if the person has been convicted of specified criminal offenses. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 1928* (Sweeney-D) - Multifamily Rental and Affordable Housing: Financing Extends sunset date that authorizes local governments to issue mortgage revenue bonds for multifamily housing. Clarifies existing authorization of local governments and the California Housing Finance Agency to finance acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing. Chapter 27, Statutes of 1996 AB 1929 (Sweeney-D) - Planning: Permit Streamlining Act Permit Process: Regional Planning Requires the Office of Permit Assistance to provide information to state and local agencies regarding requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act or in developing intergovernmental planning procedures. Permits local planning commissions or advisory agencies to enter into joint agreements to provide for regional management of shared resources, as described. (Died on Senate Inactive File) AB 1934 (Sweeney-D) - Property Tax Allocation and Cortese-Knox Act Makes a number of technical and clarifying changes to various statutes relating to local governments. Specifies the Legislature's intent to begin restoring fiscal health to counties, cities and special districts. Vetoed by the Governor AB 1953* (Baldwin-R) - Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations: Use of Public Beaches and Recreation Areas: Carrier Exemption Prevents local and state agencies from charging youth groups and camps a special group fee in order to use public beaches and recreation areas. Prevents transportation services provided by youth groups and camps for their youth activities from being regulated by the Public Utilities Commission. Vetoed by the Governor AB 1957 (Speier-D) - Public Safety Services: Funding Allows each jurisdiction to determine the Proposition 172 (sales tax for public safety service) maintenance of effort level to be either the budget chaptered in 1992-93 or the amount expended in 1992-93. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 1997* (House-R) - Annexations to the City of Chowchilla Allows annexation of noncontiguous territory by the City of Chowchilla. Chapter 234, Statutes of 1996 AB 2024 (Margett-R) - County Formation Authorizes the Legislature to initiate the creation of a new county. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 2063 (Isenberg-D) - Ban on Redevelopment Agency Assistance to Gambling and Gaming Prohibits redevelopment agencies from providing assistance to gambling or gaming enterprises. Chapter 136, Statutes of 1996 AB 2081 (Conroy-R) - County Contracts Expands the ability of counties to contract for services. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2083 (Miller-R) - Local Agencies: Contracts for Services Authorizes local agencies to contract with private entities for the provision of public services. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2109 (Pringle-R) - Special Districts: Orange County Requires the local agency formation commission (LAFCO) in Orange County to consolidate or merge sanitary districts, water districts, wholesale water services and city water service functions. Requires each entity to pay LAFCO costs. Specifies conditions for failure of the LAFCO of timely completion of proceedings or if a city or district fails to adopt a resolution in support of a merger. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 2158 (Burton-D) - Local Taxation: Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Authorizes any city, county, or city and county to levy a transactions and use tax subject to 2/3 voter approval, at an unspecified rate, for purposes of funding patient care, patient facilities, medical equipment and supplies, medication, medical research and public education with respect to breast cancer and prostate cancer. (Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 2203 (Rainey-R) - East Bay Municipal Utility District Provides that the Board of Directors of the East Bay Municipal Utility District may impose rates on a tiered or differential basis with specified parameters. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2300 (McPherson-R) - Joint Exercise of Powers Provides a specified exemption for described insurance and risk pooling arrangements within a joint powers agreement by public agencies which conduct fairs or exhibitions, from approval by the Department of General Services. Chapter 373, Statutes of 1996 AB 2346 (Rainey-R) - Local Government Organization Provides an exception in the process for a district detachment. Provides that in any matter involving the proposed detachment of Contra Costa County from the East Bay Municipal Utility District, the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission has exclusive jurisdiction for that proposal. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2369* (Takasugi-R) - Air Pollution Districts: Federal Permit Terms and Conditions Makes changes in the districts' process of establishing and separating federally enforceable permit terms and conditions. Chapter 984, Statutes of 1996 AB 2379 (Margett-R) - State Mandates Requires the state to reimburse local governments, other than schools, for any acts or orders enacted after 1996 which reduce local revenue by creating exemptions, prohibiting imposition of fees, taxes or assessments or reducing or redistributing state subventions. Limits the disclaiming of reimbursement for voter-approved mandates to those initiated by the voters. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 2403 (Miller-R) - Open Meetings of Local Agencies Modifies the Ralph M. Brown Act to provide that the legislative body of a local agency must require that a person declare under penalty of perjury that his or her testimony will be truthful prior to giving testimony. (Failed passage in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 2406* (Villaraigosa-D) - Income Taxes: Local Fiscal Restoration Restores the 2 highest personal income tax rates of 10% and 11% for purposes of generating revenues for local agencies. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 2455 (Battin-R) - Municipal Services and Functions: Contracts Allows cities to contract out any service, except those services performed by police departments or fire departments, when the contract will result in a more efficient and economical method of providing the service. Sunsets on January 1, 2002, unless extended by subsequent legislation. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 2461 (Takasugi-R) - Harbor Districts Authorizes harbor districts that do not operate on tide and submerged lands and to which tide and submerged lands have not been granted, to acquire, construct, own, operate, control or develop any harbor works or facilities within or outside the limits of its established boundaries. Makes technical modifications. Chapter 770, Statutes of 1996 AB 2469 (Cannella-D) - Subdivisions: Improvements: Security Provides for substitute security for improvements to subdivisions upon property transfer. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 2496 (Margett-R) - Public Works Lowers the force account limits for certain special districts. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 2523 (Cunneen-R) - Local Business Taxes: Nonprofit Organizations Prohibits a local agency from imposing any business license fee or business license tax on a tax- exempt, nonprofit organization. Specifies that no local flat business license tax or fee is to apply to clergy subject to the existing exemption from business license tax and fees. Prohibits a local agency from imposing a fee to cover the costs of a program or service. Chapter 692, Statutes of 1996 AB 2526 (Miller-R) - City Ordinances Specifies that any person arrested for violation of a city ordinance or any provision of a municipal code may be released upon issuance of a citation, according to prescribed procedures. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 2530 (Miller-R) - Real Estate: Time-share Projects Modifies regulation of time-share and qualified resort vacation clubs. Chapter 541, Statutes of 1996 AB 2552 (Battin-R) - Building Codes Requires repairs to residential improvements made as a result of an order, judgment, or settlement of a construction defect claim be made pursuant to specified provisions of the law. Makes its provisions applicable to actions filed on or after January 1, 1997. Requires local ordinances or regulations governing alterations and repair of existing buildings to permit replacement, retention and extension of original materials and use of original methods of construction under specified conditions. Revises the standards by which local government may permit specified construction. (Failed passage in Senate Housing and Land Use Committee) AB 2569 (Knowles-R) - Redevelopment: Eminent Domain Prohibits a redevelopment agency from acquiring any property by eminent domain if the project involves acquisition of a privately-owned parcel of land used at the time of the adoption of the preliminary plan for operation of a privately-owned business for the eventual use by another privately-owned business. Defines business. (Died in Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee) AB 2572 (Burton-D) - Local Agency Airports Expands authority of local agencies with respect to airports to authorize operation of "ground transportation systems," as undefined, in connection with an airport facility. Allows local agencies to engage in specified activities. (Died in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 2575 (Caldera-D) - Business Improvement Districts Makes several minor changes to the business improvement district laws Chapter 243, Statutes of 1996 AB 2648 (Thompson-R) - Local Planning Provides that Riverside County is not prohibited from enacting and enforcing zoning to provide housing for older persons, as specified. Chapter 295, Statutes of 1996 AB 2660 (Aguiar-R) - Infrastructure Financing Permits local agencies to enter into contracts with private entities to study, plan, design, develop, construct, maintain, rebuild, improve, repair, operate and lease revenue-generating infrastructure projects. Chapter 1040, Statutes of 1996 AB 2666 (Knight-R) - Antelope Valley Air Pollution Control District: Creation Creates, as of July 1, 1997, the Antelope Valley Air Pollution Control District, and would establish the composition of membership on the district's governing board. Chapter 542, Statutes of 1996 AB 2741 (Ackerman-R) - Sale or Lease of County Property and Orange County Property Permits counties to sell or lease property without specifying a minimum price or rental. Exempts Orange County Board of Supervisors from certain sale and lease provisions and permits the board of supervisors, with a 4/5 vote, to contract for the lease or sublease of the county data processing center for the General Services Agency. Chapter 655, Statutes of 1996 AB 2748 (Napolitano-D) - County Employees' Retirement Benefits Permits up to 5 years of Los Angeles County Employees Retirement System "general" service credit to be purchased by a member with at least 5 years of county employment and applied towards the computation of a "safety" retirement. Chapter 306, Statutes of 1996 AB 2754 (Kaloogian-R) - Fire Protection Services Authorizes any city, county, or fire protection district to contract with a private entity for furnishing of fire protection services. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 2784 (Hauser-D) - Highways: Vehicles: Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies Increases the number of call boxes in rural counties. (Sent to interim study) AB 2797 (Aguiar-R) - Property Tax Revenue Allocations Modifies the formula for the allocation of property taxes as it relates to the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF), including requiring each county auditor to continue reduction of property tax allocations for the county, cities, and special districts according to existing ERAF allocation factors at the 1996-97 level for fiscal year 1997-98 and every year thereafter. Limits ERAF shifts for special education programs to $2.5 million for fiscal year 1996-97 only. Provides that reductions made to the county's ERAF resulting from implementation shall be exclusively applied to school districts and county offices of education, and prohibits application to reduce the amount of revenues allocated from that fund to community college districts. Vetoed by the Governor AB 2823 (Harvey-R) - City and County Business Licenses for Contractors Requires a city or county, before it issues a business license to a contractor, to verify the contractor is licensed by the Contractors' State License Board. Chapter 936, Statutes of 1996 AB 2828* (Sweeney-D) - Local Agency Fiscal Relief Provides that beginning in the 1996-97 fiscal year, no county would be required to fund special education with excess Educational Revenue Augmentation (ERAF) funds. Returns to counties beginning the 1995-96 fiscal year, a portion of the ERAF calculated as a percentage of any state budget revenue surplus after Proposition 98 is fully funded. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 2838 (Hoge-R) - On-premises Advertising: Displays Revises and recasts certain provisions of existing law that provide for the removal or limitation of on-premises advertising displays, as specified. Chapter 1150, Statutes of 1996 AB 2845* (Sweeney-D) - Local Investment Reports and Audits Requires county treasurer to give to the agencies and judges that have deposited funds or assets in the county treasury any audit conducted regarding investment of funds in the county fund. Requires county treasurer to give quarterly investment report to officials responsible for funds on deposit in the county treasury. Repeals an obsolete code section regarding county treasurers' monthly investment reports. Chapter 81, Statutes of 1996 AB 2846 (Sweeney-D) - Local Agencies: Sphere of Influence Requires cities and counties to adopt and agree upon infrastructure development standards for territory outside a city's boundaries, yet within its sphere of influence, and planned for within the city's general plan. Amends procedure for adopting a property tax exchange agreement. (Failed passage in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 2850 (Cortese-RFM) - Redevelopment: Sale or Lease of Property: Exemption Exempts small housing projects, when sold or leased by a redevelopment agency, from specified reporting and approval requirements. Chapter 64, Statutes of 1996 AB 2864 (Sweeney-D) - Fremont City Council States that the legislative body of the City of Fremont may submit to the registered voters an ordinance providing for the election of a city council of 7 members. (Failed passage in Senate Local Government Committee) AB 2938 (Bates-D) - Taxation: Property Tax Rate Levies Allows cities to increase their property tax rate to make payments in support of pension programs. (Failed passage in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 2951 (Hannigan-D) - Transactions and Use Tax: Solano County Authorizes the Solano County Board of Supervisors to impose a transactions and use tax of 1/8% by ordinance, if certain conditions are met. (Failed passage in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 2981 (Brewer-R) - Air Pollution: Market-Based Incentive Programs: South Coast Air Quality Management District Defines the terms "trading program with capped emissions" and "emission-capped trading program." Prescribes instances in which South Coast Air Quality Management District Board may prohibit the south coast district hearing board from granting variances from specified provisions of a market-based incentive program or from specified requirements of federal law. Chapter 609, Statutes of 1996 AB 3025 (Hawkins-R) - Redevelopment Agencies' Housing Programs Extends the sunset date for provisions relating to redevelopment agencies and replacement housing dwelling units from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2001. Chapter 329, Statutes of 1996 AB 3026 (Bates-D) - Housing: Security Window Bars Authorizes cities and counties to adopt implementing ordinances to establish a date by which residential properties with security bars on bedroom windows must meet specified requirements for safety release mechanisms. Chapter 926, Statutes of 1996 AB 3047 (Olberg-R) - Air Pollution Prohibits an air district from requiring offsets or credits for activities relating to demolition of an emission source. Exempts an owner or operator of an existing permitted portable emissions unit from being required to obtain a new permit when that equipment is relocated within the same air basin. Chapter 284, Statutes of 1996 AB 3048 (Olberg-R) - Air Pollution Makes a number of clarifying changes to the California Clean Air Act requirements and deletes obsolete employer ridesharing statutes, as specified. Chapter 777, Statutes of 1996 AB 3053 (Brulte-R) - Development: Fees Reforms procedure for imposing taxes on new development. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 3070 (Granlund-R) - County Service Areas Provides that the board of supervisors may declare that any judgment rendered against the county or its officers, employees and agents, as a result of acts or omissions of a county service area or zone, would be deemed a judgment solely against the county service area, and would be enforceable solely against the county service area. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 3127* (Brewer-R) - Taxation: In-lieu Tax: Undocumented Vessels Creates the Vessel License Tax Law to establish an undocumented vessel license fee in-lieu of all existing ad valorem property taxes on those vessels. Establishes a new and substantive body of law within the Revenue and Taxation Code. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 3129 (Lee-D) - Redevelopment of the Alameda Naval Air Station Authorizes the adoption of a redevelopment plan for the Alameda Naval Air Station and the Fleet Industrial Supply Center in the City of Alameda. Chapter 222, Statutes of 1996 AB 3145 (Granlund-R) - Coroner's Inquests: Organ Donation Requires organ procurement organizations to adopt protocols, subject to the coroner's approval, for organ recovery in coroners' cases. Chapter 827, Statutes of 1996 AB 3149 (Bordonaro-R) - County Contracts for Services Authorizes a county board of supervisors to contract for park maintenance if the board finds that it is more cost effective than using county employee resources. Authorizes the board to contract for this service on behalf of the county, any county officer or department, or any district or court in the county. (Died on Senate Inactive File) AB 3161 (Hannigan-D) - Transactions and Use Tax: Woodland Authorizes the City of Woodland, subject to voter approval, to levy a transactions and use tax at a rate not to exceed 1/2%. (Failed passage in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 3168 (Martinez-D) - Los Angeles County Requires Legislative Analyst to prepare a report on the fiscal impact of dividing Los Angeles County into 3 separate counties, to be submitted to the Legislature and Governor no later than July 1, 1997. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 3169 (Martinez-D) - Law Enforcement: Vests Urges the legislative body of a local agency to furnish a protective vest to each newly hired police officer and deputy sheriff employed full time. Chapter 65, Statutes of 1996 AB 3174 (Brulte-R) - School Facilities: Development Fees Restricts the ability of state and local governments to impose school impact fees on housing projects in excess of statutory maximums, and resets the statutory maximums at new levels while requiring them to be updated every 2 years. Limits use of the Mello-Roos Act to finance new school facilities with special taxes after January 1, 1997. Makes technical changes to existing language. (Failed passage in Senate Housing and Land Use Committee) AB 3189 (Baugh-R) - Local Government: Borrowing Provides an alternative borrowing procedure by which local agencies may engage in short-term borrowing for Orange County Board of Supervisors. Specifies conditions under which the Board is authorized to issue notes. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 3190 (Friedman-D) - Cigarette Taxes: Counties Amends the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law to allow counties to impose their own cigarette taxes. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 3211 (Morrow-R) - Booking Fees Authorizes a local agency to petition the court in which an arrested person is arraigned to collect a deposit from that person for any booking fee imposed on that local agency. (Failed passage in Senate Judiciary Committee) AB 3223 (Brown-D) - Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act Allows school maintenance costs under the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act. Chapter 782, Statutes of 1996 AB 3229* (Brulte-R) - Local Law Enforcement: Supplemental Funding Enacts the Citizen's Option for Public Safety program to provide for the distribution of $100 million in General Fund monies, which would be appropriated by the Budget Act of 1996 to various local entities. Establishes the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund to receive funds allocated statewide pursuant to the $100 million appropriation, and limits those expenditures to front line enforcement services as specified. Chapter 134, Statutes of 1996 AB 3239 (Sher-D) - Taxation Authorizes San Mateo County to impose an additional 1/2% transactions and use tax for purposes of public elementary and secondary education, community colleges, parks, recreation, and libraries in that county, upon voter approval. (Failed passage in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) AB 3248 (Napolitano-D) - Air Pollution Expands duties and powers of the Public Advisor in the South Coast Air Quality Management District, providing that the District Board appoint the advisor rather than the executive officer. Reallocates $1.2 million in District funds to a newly created Local Government and Small Business Participation Committee, and reallocates $3 million in district funds received from the Agriculture Relations Board to the state vehicle scrappage program. (Sent to interim study) AB 3255* (Caldera-D) - Redevelopment Project Areas Allows the City of Los Angeles' and any other municipality's redevelopment project areas that include a disaster area due to the January 1994 Northridge earthquake and aftershocks to calculate their allocation of taxes based on the assessment roll as reduced by the percentage of damages and destruction computed according to law. Chapter 784, Statutes of 1996 AB 3296 (Brewer-R) - Property: Document Recording: Planning and Zoning Hearings Requires charter cities' zoning procedures to include the same procedures that counties and general law cities must follow. Permits specified counties to accept digitized images for recording. Chapter 842, Statutes of 1996 AB 3301 (Boland-R) - Counties: Fiscal Problems Creates, until July 15, 1998, the California Intergovernmental Efficiency Commission in state government with specified membership of appointees and ex officio members to assist a county subject to stated requirements to solve its budgetary and financial problems and make recommendations for reorganization of the county to solve those problems. Appropriates $500,000 from the General Fund for implementation. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 3352 (Weggeland-R) - Local Infrastructure: State Bonds Enacts the Local Infrastructure Bond Act of 1996 which, if approved by voters in the next statewide election, would authorize issuance of general obligation bonds in an unspecified amount for purposes of financing local infrastructure projects. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 3403 (W. Murray-D) - Redevelopment Agencies' Notices Requires redevelopment agencies to use nontechnical language in a clear and coherent manner with words that have common everyday meaning when they provide notice of a hearing on a redevelopment plan adoption or send property owners a notice that their property is subject to acquisition by the agency. Chapter 249, Statutes of 1996 AB 3435 (Bowen-D) - Local Munitions Tax Authorizes a city or county to impose a sales tax on munitions for the purpose of funding programs related to trauma care, hospital care, juvenile delinquency, gang intervention or gun safety. (Failed passage in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 3441 (Sweeney-D) - Controller: Financial Reports: Forfeitures Enacts the Government Accountability Act which provides the State Controller the ability to assess penalties to local agencies that file late financial reports, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor AB 3472 (Assembly Local Government Committee) - Assembly Omnibus Local Government Act of 1996 Enacts the Omnibus Local Government Act of 1996. Makes minor, non-controversial, statutory changes relating to local public agencies and various technical changes to numerous codes affecting local public agencies. Chapter 872, Statutes of 1996 ACA 7 (Pringle-R) - State Mandated Local Programs Provides a procedure for the suspension and elimination of all state-mandated programs where the Commission on State Mandates determines that sufficient funds have not been appropriated by the Legislature. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) ACA 8 (Goldsmith-R) - Funding of Local Government Creates the Government Reform and Accountability Act of 1996 which confirms the right of local government to decline to perform or comply with state mandates because of reductions in revenue or failure of the state to fully fund the cost of these mandates. (Died in Assembly Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee) ACA 13 (Johnson-R) - Taxes and Assessments: Taxpayers' Consent Requires a 2/3 vote on general and special taxes as well as certain benefit assessments. Specifies permissible types of taxes, assessments, and fees that may be levied on real property or a person incident to the ownership of real property. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) ACA 29 (Kaloogian-R) - State Taxation: Reform Restructures the current tax system to provide a new method for taxing personal and business income on and after January 1, 1997. Enacts the Personal and Business Flat Tax Law to limit state taxes to flat rate taxes, levied at unspecified percentages, on personal and business income, the ad valorem property tax, a gross premiums tax, an unemployment insurance tax, an inheritance or estate tax, a generation-skipping transfer tax, excise taxes on alcoholic beverages and cigarettes and tobacco products, and a tax on horseracing. (Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) ACA 34 (Conroy-R) - Term Limits: Elected Officers Amends the California Constitution to impose term limits for elected officers of local agencies, as defined. Requires all vacancies in these offices be filled by election and not by appointment. Provides that term limitations apply only to terms of offices held on or after November 5, 1996, except that they do not apply to the unexpired term of an office to which a person was elected or appointed prior to that date, if on that date, the remainder of the term is less than 1/2 of the full term. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) ACA 38 (Baldwin-R) - Taxes and Assessments: Taxpayers' Consent Amends the State Constitution to provide for voter approval for new and existing taxes. Establishes procedures and requirements for imposition of assessments on real property. Establishes procedures and requirements for imposition of fees and charges on persons. (Died in Assembly Local Government Committee) AB 3XX* (Johnson-R) - County Funding Suspends maintenance of effort requirements on various programs which counties must provide, as specified. Before the June 28, 1995 version, it applied only to Orange County. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 4XX* (Morrissey-R) - Orange County: Corrections Establishes a 2-year pilot project in Orange County to allow the sheriff to charge a fee of $10 for each inmate-initiated medical visit, except as limited by the inmate's ability to pay. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 10XX* (Brewer-R) - Orange County: Correctional Treatment Centers Allows Orange County to exempt itself from the application of state regulations governing the licensure of correctional treatment centers for a 2-year period after the initial statewide implementation date. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 11XX (Brewer-R) - Public Social Services Allows all counties to reduce or eliminate various public social services programs. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 14XX* (Pringle-R) - School Finance: Investment Policy Statement Requires the governing board of a school district or community college district which maintains an asset allocation portfolio to develop written investment policy statements. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AB 16XX* (Pringle-R) - County Funds Allows any county board of supervisors to borrow surplus funds not needed for immediate use or for debt service on revenue bonds from enterprise funds established by the county to use for general fund purposes. Sunsets January 1, 1998. Before the June 28, 1995 version, the bill applied only to Orange County. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 17XX* (Pringle-R) - Orange County: AFDC Fingerprinting Expands to Orange County the Automated Fingerprint Image Reporting and Match System of Los Angeles County. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 18XX (Pringle-R) - County Expenditures Provides fiscal relief to counties by reducing a county's share of costs in an amount reflective of the savings achieved in the 1994-95 fiscal year (FY) in state-county expenditures for programs compared to the budgeted level of spending for those programs in the same FY. Before the June 28, 1995 version, the bill applied only to Orange County. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 19XX* (Pringle-R) - South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Exempts counties and public agencies located in the South Coast Air Quality Management District from trip reduction plans or requirements adopted by the district for a period of 2 years. Before the June 28, 1995 version, the bill applied to Orange County. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 20XX* (Morrow-R) - Orange County: Solid Waste Fee Exempts Orange County, temporarily, from payment of the solid waste disposal fee. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 22XX* (Allen-R) - Local Agencies: Issuance of Notes Specifies that a note of indebtedness may be made payable during a fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year in which it is issued, but no later than 15 months after the date of issue, and that it may bear interest not to exceed the rate allowed for local agency bonds. (Died on Assembly Floor) AB 27XX* (Sweeney-D) - Local Governmental Finance Requires that various financial statements required by law be given to various officials. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AB 28XX* (Brewer-R) - Orange County: Local Agency Financing Allows Orange County to establish a transfer schedule for the Controller to make the apportionments from the Motor Vehicle License Fee Account in the Transportation Tax Fund to a trustee, as specified. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 30XX (Archie-Hudson-D) - Local Governmental Finance Specifies standards for management of local agency investments. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AB 42XX (Goldsmith-R) - Local Agencies: Financial Affairs Requires that any contract by a local agency with any party or parties for the performance of financial services be awarded by competitive bidding. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AB 53XX* (Bowen-D) - Los Angeles County: Finance Creates the California Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority to assist the County of Los Angeles in solving its budgetary and financial problems and helping it to achieve and maintain access to the capital markets, as specified. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) Public Employees SB 41 (Johannessen-R) - Tort Liability: Public Employees Provides that specified immunities from liability do not extend to intentional or reckless abuse of discretion by public employees, in investigations or proceedings pursuant to juvenile court law, other than the act of removing a child from the custody of his or her parents or guardians. (Failed passage in Senate Judiciary Committee) SB 48 (Lockyer-D) - Employees of Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Limits the opportunities for "high level" employees of the University of California (UC), the California State University and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to receive personal compensation for serving on corporate boards of directors. For such employees serving on corporate boards, specifies the conditions under which (a) compensation may be retained, (b) compensation must revert to the university or college, and (c) the employee would be prohibited altogether from serving on the board. Ceases to be operative if a court invalidates its application to UC. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) SB 211 (Haynes-R) - Public Pay Equity Act Establishes the Public Pay Equity Act of 1995 to establish a program of public pay equity in order to limit the annual percentage increase in average state employee compensation to that of private sector employees in the state. (Failed passage in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) Similar legislation was AB 872 (Baldwin-R) which died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. SB 217* (Beverly-R) - State Employees Authorizes legislative and executive branch employees to take promotional civil service examinations for up to 1 year after their separation from employment, under certain circumstances. Chapter 751, Statutes of 1996 SB 234 (Hughes-D) - Public Employees' Retirement System: Purchasing Power Protection Removes the 1.1% limit on employer contributions for funding the Purchasing Power Protection (PPPA) program and establishes that each employer will be responsible for its share of the program. Guaranties that current retirees' monthly allowances will not fall below 75% of their original purchasing power, and caps employer contributions for future retirees' PPPA benefit at a 6% cost-of-living adjustment. Vetoed by the Governor SB 238 (Haynes-R) - Deferred Compensation Plans: Notices to Employees Requires all public and private employers administering a deferred compensation program to provide written disclosure and financial reports to employees considering participation in the program. Chapter 1160, Statutes of 1996 SB 642 (Maddy-R) - Public Employees: Benefits Provides that persons who first become state members on and after January 1, 1996, would not be entitled to disability retirement allowances if they are offered a transfer, reassignment, or other change to a state position with duties within their capacity to perform. (Died in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) Similar legislation was AB 1554-(Kaloogian-R) which died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee. SB 759 (Dills-D) - Personal Service Contract Prohibits awarding state contracts relative to personal services if the contract would cause displacement of civil service employees. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1159 (Hayden-D) - Public Employees' Health Benefits: Domestic Partners Allows the Public Employees Medical and Hospital Care Act to provide coverage, under certain circumstances, to domestic partners of health plan participants. (Failed passage in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) Similar legislation is AB 1209 (Knox-D) which failed passage in Assembly Public Employment and Retirement and Social Security Committee. SB 1362* (Dills-D) - Public Employees' Retirement System: Benefits Specifies that purchasing power protection benefits payments of each employee's benefits be paid from the assets of the employer's plan. (Died in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) SB 1494 (Dills-D) - Judges: Retirement: Health: Benefits Provides technical cleanup to the Judges' Retirement System II (JRS II) Law. Amends the Public Employee's Medical and Hospital Care Act to allow judges, under specified circumstances, to continue health coverage upon assuming employer contributions. Clarifies that a nonmember shall have no further community property interest in the JRS II Fund upon dissolution of marriage to a member. Chapter 482, Statutes of 1996 SB 1699* (Johnson-R) - Special Elections: Costs Reinstates, as of January 1, 1996, the requirement that expenses incurred for conducting elections proclaimed by the Governor to fill vacancies in the office of Senator or Member of the Assembly, or U.S. Senator or Representative, be paid by the state until January 1, 2000. (Died on Senate Inactive File) SB 1703 (Dills-D) - Public Employees: Dental and Vision Care Transfers responsibility for administration of the state's dental and vision care programs for active and retired state employees from the Department of Personnel Administration to the Public Employees' Retirement System. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) SB 1808 (Polanco-D) - Civil Service: Mental Health Positions Declares legislative intent that the Department of Corrections and the Department of Youth Authority act to promote a "multi-disciplinary" approach to the hiring of mental health professionals. Requires that persons with specific mental health counseling qualification not be excluded as eligible candidates for examination for certain mental health positions within these state departments, unless prohibited by law. Vetoed by the Governor SB 1819 (Marks-D) - Public Employees: Communist Party Repeals provisions of existing law which provide that it is sufficient cause for dismissal of a state employee to be a member of the Communist Party, and repeals existing legislative findings about the existence of Communism. (Died in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) SB 1899 (Alquist-D) - Environmental Quality: Public Agency Budget Reductions Allows exemptions to the California Environmental Quality Act Environment Impact Report requirements, on or after July 1, 1995, for public transit agencies that propose to make transit service or program reductions as a result of agency revenue shortfalls if specified criteria can be met, as specified. Chapter 500, Statutes of 1996 SB 1945 (Craven-R) - Public Employees: Retirement Prohibits contracting agencies and public agencies that become subject to federal bankruptcy proceedings from rejecting retirement coverage contracts or assuming or assigning those contracts without the prior consent of the Public Employees Retirement System Board. Chapter 502, Statutes of 1996 SB 1946 (Leslie-R) - Public Employees: Health Benefits Permits the Calaveras County Water District to amend its contract to provide that a water district employees' entitlement to health benefits be based on credited service. Chapter 946, Statutes of 1996 SB 2039 (Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) - Public Employees: Retirement Updates the state safety membership classification titles in the Public Employees' Retirement Law. Chapter 907, Statutes of 1996 SB 2151 (Hughes-D) - Public Employees: Retirement Benefits Permits Public Employees' Retirement System members to receive service credit for maternity or paternity leaves of absence upon the payment of specified contributions. Chapter 914, Statutes of 1996 AB 166* (Cannella-D) - Public Employees: Medicare Extends current authority for school districts voluntarily to provide Medicare coverage administered by the Public Employees Retirement System for their certificated employees, hired before April 1, 1986, who are members of the State Teachers Retirement System. Chapter 318, Statutes of 1996 AB 205 (Cannella-D) - State Employees Repeals existing statute which allows the Director of the Department of Personnel Administration to authorize travel reimbursement rates in excess of those provided by regulations for state employees who traveled on official business to the greater Los Angeles area during or immediately before or after the 1984 Olympics. Chapter 253, Statutes of 1996 AB 276 (Cannella-D) - County Employees Retirement: Benefits Requires that, in '37 Act counties that provide group health care benefits, any officially established organization representing the retired employees of that county or district shall receive reasonable advance notice of any proposed changes in employee health care benefits and have an opportunity to comment. Vetoed by the Governor AB 277 (Cannella-D) - State Employees: Supervisors: Meeting and Conferring Gives full collective bargaining rights to supervisors in the California Highway Patrol, Department of Corrections, Department of the Youth Authority, and Department of Forestry and Fire Protection who are excluded from their respective bargaining units. Vetoed by the Governor AB 312 (Cannella-D) - Public Employees' Retirement System: Retirement Benefits Allows contracting agencies of Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) to elect to be subject to the $2,000 death benefit. Deletes a provision of PERS law limiting industrial disability retirement allowances; allows members and survivors to cancel their elections to contribute for additional service if they have retired or will retire for industrial disability or the special death benefit becomes payable. (Failed passage in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) AB 399 (Cannella-D) - Public Employees: Retirement Health Benefits Requires local public agencies that contract with the Public Employees Retirement System for retirement benefit services to increase retirement benefits to surviving spouses of deceased members who subsequently remarry. Requires local public agencies to provide additional health benefit coverage to surviving spouses and dependents of peace officers killed in the line of duty. Vetoed by the Governor AB 766 (Kaloogian-R) - Public Employees: Political Activities Prohibits state and local employees from participating in campaign activities while in uniform or during working hours. Does not apply to any state or local employee whose wages are paid by his or her recognized employee organization through agreements that permit the employee to engage in full-time employee representation while maintaining active status with the employer. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 777 (Speier-D) - State Tort Liability: Sexual Harassment Enacts special provisions governing the liability of the state for acts of sexual harassment by its officers and employees. Provides for the apportionment between the state and the officer or employee of judgments and settlements for claims of sexual harassment, prohibits promotion or increased compensation for a state officer or employee following discipline by an agency or a judgment against the officer or employee for such a claim, prohibits the state from making such a settlement confidential. (Failed passage in Assembly Judiciary Committee) AB 831 (Cortese-RFM) - Public Employees Retirement: Benefits Increases from 75 to 80 percent the limit on the service retirement allowance payable to local safety members of Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Eliminates the requirement of a local safety member to make contributions to PERS if he or she has reached the maximum service retirement benefit of 80% of final compensation. (Failed passage in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) AB 1537 (Aguiar-R) - Public Employees: Retirement: Health Benefits Requires local agencies to provide health benefits to the spouses and dependents of peace officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty, and removes the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) remarriage penalty prospectively and retroactively for all PERS local contracting agency employees. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 1553 (Kaloogian-R) - State Civil Service: Quality Demonstration Project Act Enacts the Quality Demonstration Project Act which allows the testing of alternative ideas and concepts in the state's classification and compensation programs by the state Department of Personnel Administration. (Failed passage in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) AB 1596 (Boland-R) - Liability: Public Employees Provides immunity for courts and local agencies and their judges, officers and employees, from suit for any injury proximately caused by a negligent act or omission, if the injury is to an individual performing community service without compensation. (Died in Assembly Judiciary Committee) AB 1910 (Campbell-D) - Public Employees Retirement: Benefits Allows local agencies contracting with the California Public Employees Retirement System to provide certain survivors of local members an actuarially determined monthly allowance in lieu of the lump-sum "basic death benefit." Vetoed by the Governor AB 1950 (Machado-D) - Public Employees Retirement Law: Additional Service Credit Provides a Golden Handshake program equal to 5 years additional service credit for employees already at retirement age in State Developmental Services Centers as an urgency statute. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) AB 2187 (Conroy-R) - State Civil Service: Military Service Permits those who served in the United States military after January 1, 1956, and voluntarily extended their terms of military service, to receive the same civil service "veteran's credit" benefits as veterans who served after that time and did not extend their terms of military service. Chapter 368, Statutes of 1996 AB 2195 (Baca-D) - Public Employee Retirement: Benefits Modifies the eligibility criteria for purchasing service credit from the Public Employees' Retirement System for military service rendered prior to becoming a state or school employee. Chapter 369, Statutes of 1996 AB 2400 (Miller-R) - Public Employees: Local Retirement Systems Allows, subject to collective bargaining, local public agencies and county superintendents of schools to provide retirement benefits through local pension trusts for those members of the Public Employees' Retirement System who work less than half-time, and provide an election procedure for those eligible local employees who are not covered by the collective bargaining process. Excludes safety members from this authority. Chapter 1164, Statutes of 1996 AB 2503 (Ackerman-R) - State Civil Service: Career Executive Assignment Positions Permits the State Personnel Board, when in the interest of civil service and upon the establishment of specific qualifications and selection criteria, to authorize open examinations for career executive assignment positions. States that individuals accepting a career executive assignment appointment with no previous state civil service employment shall have no right of return to the state civil service upon termination of the career executive assignment appointment. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 2519 (Kaloogian-R) - State Civil Service: Classification Authorizes the State Personnel Board to establish "broadband" classes of employees for which the same general title may be used to designate each position allocated to the class. The board is required to describe within the class specification various levels and specialty area and determine minimum qualifications. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 2528 (Miller-R) - Public Employees: Investigations and Hearings Requires the California State University and certain local agencies to reimburse the State Personnel Board for costs incurred for conducting hearings involving their employees, and replaces the current "transactional immunity" protection with the narrower "use immunity" protection. Chapter 472, Statutes of 1996 AB 2550 (Cannella-D) - Public Employees: Retirement Benefits Provides for the payment of survivor continuance benefits to the surviving spouses of state members, school and school safety members, and public agency members by contract amendment if the spouse was married to a retired person for 3 years prior to his or her death. Provides that changes to the existing survivor continuance benefit will only apply to agencies and employees that elect to amend a current contract or include the benefit change in a future contract. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 2582 (Burton-D) - County Employees Retirement: Benefits Provides San Mateo County with the statutory authority to calculate the allowance of retiring probation officers based on their highest 12 consecutive months' salary (1 year final compensation). Vetoed by the Governor AB 2584 (Kuykendall-R) - PERS: Purchasing Power Protection Guarantees the Purchasing Power Protection Account (PPPA) benefit at 75% of the initial retirement allowance payable from the Public Employees' Retirement System and provides that each employer's assets be utilized to fund the PPPA benefit for its retired employees, as specified. (Sent to interim study) AB 2633 (Firestone-R) - County Retirement Systems Allows county retirement boards, and/or boards of investment, in Santa Barbara, Orange, San Joaquin and Kern Counties, which operate pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, to contract with attorneys in private practice, or employ staff attorneys to provide legal services. Chapter 272, Statutes of 1996 AB 2655 (Kaloogian-R) - County Employees: Retirement Allows county retirement boards, and/or boards of investment, in Sacramento, San Diego, San Joaquin and Kern Counties, which operate pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, to exempt certain staff positions from civil service. Chapter 512, Statutes of 1996 AB 2675 (Burton-D) - Public Employees: Health Benefits Includes Protection and Advocacy, Incorporated, a private non-profit entity, within the definition of "contracting agency" allowing them to contract for healthcare coverage through the Public Employees' Retirement System-administered Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act. Vetoed by the Governor AB 2689 (Kuykendall-R) - State Civil Service: Vacation and Annual Leave Allows the Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) to modify the accumulation of vacation and annual leave, by rule, allowing DPA to create rules that will set a cap on how much leave may be accumulated, by managers and supervisors removing what is seen as a conflict between laws that govern the earning of leave versus the accumulation of leave. (Failed passage in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) AB 2705 (Morrissey-R) - Public Employees' Retirement System: Service Credit Converts, for purposes of Public Employees' Retirement System benefits, prior state service of former California Department of Forestry employees who transferred to the Orange County Fire Department. Currently, such employee service is under the State Safety retirement formula. Converts the service to the Peace Officer/Firefighter retirement formula. Vetoed by the Governor AB 2709 (Brulte-R) - State Civil Service: Salaries Allows the Department of Personnel Administration to establish performance-based salary reviews and adjustments for state civil service managers, supervisors and others who are excluded from collective bargaining. These provisions currently apply to employees in State Bargaining Unit 5 (California Highway Patrolmen). (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 2743 (Ackerman-R) - Public Employees' Retirement: Membership Prevents elected or appointed city or county officers, as defined, from qualifying for membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System. Chapter 378, Statutes of 1996 AB 2747 (Ackerman-R) - State Civil Service: Layoff Modifies the layoff process for excluded state employees and becomes effective for other state employees when agreed upon by the state and the employee organizations and the memoranda of understanding are ratified by the Legislature, as specified. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 2748 (Napolitano-D) - County Employees' Retirement: Benefits Permits up to 5 years of Los Angeles County Employees Retirement System "general" service credit to be purchased by a member with at least 5 years of county employment and applied towards the computation of a "safety" retirement. Chapter 306, Statutes of 1996 AB 2775 (Miller-R) - State Civil Service: Examination of Eligibles Allows the State Personnel Board (SPB) to limit the size of the candidate group in entry-level and non-promotional examinations when effective competition can occur among a smaller number of applicants, and when it is in the best interest of the state to do so, as determined by SPB. Chapter 772, Statutes of 1996 AB 2939 (Brulte-R) - Firefighter Salaries Requires the Department of Personnel Administration when setting salaries for firefighters in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to take into consideration the salaries and benefits paid by other large employers to their firefighters. (Failed passage in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 2954 (Knight-R) - State Civil Service: Examinations Prohibits the State Personnel Board (SPB) from examining or certifying as eligible for state civil service appointments any person who has been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces or has been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude if such conviction is job-related. Permits SPB or appointing authorities to make inquiries during the examination process regarding military discharge status and criminal convictions that are related to job requirements. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) AB 2998 (Richter-R) - Public Employees: Health Benefits Provides peace officers of the California Department of Corrections, Department of Youth Authority, Board of Prison Terms, or Youthful Offender Parole Board with a 3%, rather than 2% cost of living allowance increase to their retirement benefits. The provisions of this bill become operative on July 1, 1997, and inoperative on July 1, 1998, and repealed on January 1, 1999 unless a later statute is enacted to extend these provisions. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 3225 (Poochigian-R) - State Civil Service: Personal Service Contracts Expands the opportunity to contract for engineering and related services by the California Department of Transportation. Also expands the ability of state agencies to contract for personal services. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 3252 (Kaloogian-R) - Public Employees: Retirement Establishes the Public Employees' Defined Contribution Retirement Plan for state and local public agency employees whose employers elect to participate in the plan, which would be administered by the Public Employees' Retirement System, the State Teachers' Retirement System, a private company, or the public employer, and would be funded by employer and employee contributions negotiated between employers and employees. (Sent to interim study) AB 3254 (Kaloogian-R) - Public Employees: Benefits Requires the industrial disability allowances of persons who first become members on and after January 1, 1997, to be reduced. Provides that a person who first becomes a member on and after January 1, 1997, who is offered a position within the member's capacity to perform shall not be retired for disability. Requires the amount a person who first becomes a member on and after January 1, 1997, receives in disability benefits be reduced by the amount received in salary from an employer other than the county. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) AB 3282 (Cunneen-R) - State Civil Service: Disciplinary Action Revises the minor discipline process for state employees who are designated as "excluded" (managers and supervisors, who are not represented in collective bargaining by an employee organization). (Failed passage in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee) AB 3376 (Margett-R) - Public Employees: Organizational Security Prohibits any employee organization or employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, any employee to join, maintain membership in, or financially support any employee organization. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) AB 3427 (Baugh-R) - State Civil Service Allows the State Personnel Board (SPB) to limit the size of the candidate group in civil service examinations. Provides SPB with flexibility in establishing probationary periods, as specified. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 3453 (Kaloogian-R) - Retirement: California State University Provides cleanup language to the currently authorized Optional Retirement Program for California State University (CSU) faculty employees, a program that was authorized in 1991, but never implemented by CSU and the California Faculty Association. Chapter 385, Statutes of 1996 AB 3478* (Aguiar-R) - Public Employees: Retirement: Health Benefits Allows for survivor continuance allowances and special death benefits to be applicable to surviving spouses of deceased local safety members who were firefighters or peace officers who died in the line of duty. Deletes the collective bargaining exclusion thereby making those benefits available for collective bargaining by other local employees. Requires local employers to continue to provide health benefits to the spouses and dependents of firefighters and peace officers benefits to the spouses and dependents of firefighters and peace officers who died in the line of duty. Chapter 1120, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation is AB 1537 (Aguiar-R) which died on Assembly Inactive File. ACA 22 (Speier-D) - State Personnel Board Abolishes the State Personnel Board, as specified. (Died in Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee) Lottery SB 431 (Johnson-R) - State Lottery Permits the California State Lottery Commission to promulgate rules and regulations to authorize the use of an electronic or electromechanical device to dispense a lottery ticket, to be used in the play of any lottery game, that has an ascertainable prize value at the time it is dispensed or that has no value at the time it is dispensed but that may acquire a redemption value as the result of a draw that occurs after the ticket is dispensed, if the device satisfies certain specifications. (Died on Senate Floor) SB 1294 (Greene-D) - State Lottery: Video Gaming Requires the California State Lottery Commission to establish a statewide video gaming machine network in California, and to adopt regulations relating to the operation of the network, as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1604 (Leslie-R) - California State Lottery Act of 1984: Expenditure of Funds: Schools Requires school districts to spend lottery revenues that exceed the amount of lottery revenues received in the 1995-96 fiscal year, on nonrecurring educational expenses. This requirement takes effect commencing in the 1997-98 fiscal year. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 2157 (Bowen-D) - State Lottery Makes changes to the distribution of revenue generated by the state lottery and restricts the lottery's ability to contract for services, as specified. (Failed passage in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee) AB 2522 (Cunneen-R) - California State Lottery Requires the California State Lottery Commission to contract with the State Auditor for an annual audit and specifies items to be addressed in the audit. Requires a report to the Legislature by the commission on the findings of the State Auditor, including any proposed legislative changes. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) Gaming SB 5 (Hayden-D) - Gambling Repeals the authority of the California Horse Racing Board to negotiate Tribal-State Compacts governing horseracing activities on Indian lands; repeals the current Gaming Registration Act and, instead, enacts the Gambling Control Act, as specified. (Failed passage in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 10 (Kopp-I) - Gambling Repeals the authority of the California Horse Racing Board to negotiate Tribal-State Compacts governing horseracing activities on Indian lands; repeals the current Gaming Registration Act, and, instead, enacts the Gambling Control Act, as specified. (Failed passage in Senate Rules Committee) SB 838 (Alquist-D) - Gaming Clubs Requires certain applications for registration under the Gaming Registration Act and filed with the Department of Justice, to be acted upon by the Attorney General within 180 days of the application being submitted to the Attorney General as specified. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) SB 931 (Polanco-D) - Indian Gaming Designates the Governor as the state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state, compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes for conducting Class III gaming, other than horseracing activities, on Indian lands in the state. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1396 (Maddy-R) - License Fees: Satellite Wagering: Gaming: Supplementing Purses Reduces the license fee on wagers coming in from out-of-state betting systems from 8% to 1%. Allows racing associations and horsemen to form purse-supplementing agreements which offset any impact cardrooms operated by the racing associations may have on a racing meeting, whether or not the cardroom is at the track site. (Died in Conference Committee) SB 1469 (Johannessen-R) - Bingo Increases the amount of winnings from $250 to $2000 for bingo games conducted by certain organizations for charitable purposes. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 1800 (Polanco-D) - Indian Gaming With respect to gaming activities other than horseracing, requires the Governor to negotiate and execute a tribal-state compact with any Indian tribe requesting the Governor to do so if the scope of gaming does not exceed the scope of gaming authorized by this bill. Prohibits the Governor from negotiating any compact that permits gaming or any lands that were not within the boundaries of an Indian reservation on October 17, 1887 or title to which was not held in trust by the U.S. for the benefit of the tribe on October 17, 1888. Allows electronic gaming devices and non-house-banked card games to be operated under a tribal-state compact. Declares that the phrase "casinos of the type currently operating in Nevada and New Jersey," as used in Section 19 of Article IV of the California Constitution, does not include tribal government gaming facilities operating under a tribal-state compact. (Failed passage in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee) Similar legislation was AB 2438 (Battin-R) which failed passage on the Senate Floor. SB 1861* (Johnson-R) - Redevelopment: Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Contains provisions that prohibit the redevelopment agency for the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station from providing direct or indirect assistance to a gambling enterprise, as specified. Chapter 165, Statutes of 1996 SB 1887* (Lockyer-D) - Gambling Repeals the Gaming Registration Act, and recasts the provisions, in enacting the Gambling Control Act, as specified. Creates the Division of Gambling Control within the Department of Justice. Authorizes the division to regulate legal gambling in this state, as specified. Creates the California Gambling Control Board and delegates specified duties to the board. Designates the Governor as the state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state. Creates within the State Treasury the Gambling Control Fund, as specified. Makes other technical and substantive changes to the act. (Died at Senate Desk awaiting concurrence in Assembly amendments) Similar legislation is AB 3181 (Isenberg-D). The most significant differences between the two bills is that this bill provides for the full-time commission in the event that casino-type gaming is legalized in California and the provision in AB 3181 requiring a 2/3, rather than majority vote, to pass new ordinances allowing gambling. AB 19 (Tucker-D) - Gaming Repeals and recasts the Gaming Registration Act. Creates within the Department of Justice, the Department of Gambling Control. Creates a 5-member California Gaming Control Commission, with a 5-year term of office. States that the purpose of the bill is to regulate businesses that offer lawful forms of gaming, as specified. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 1049 (Tucker-D) - Indian Gaming Repeals the provision that designates the California Horse Racing Board as the state entity responsible for negotiating with a tribe for the purpose of entering into a compact governing horseracing activities on Indian lands, and instead designates the Governor as the state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state, compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes for conducting Class III gaming on Indian lands in the state. (Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee) AB 1133 (Hoge-R) - Gambling Allows California-based publicly-traded companies to be licensed by the Attorney General for ownership and operation of gaming clubs in California, even if those companies have an interest in gaming operations not authorized by California law outside of the state, as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 2063 (Isenberg-D) - Redevelopment Project Funding Prohibits a redevelopment agency from providing any form of direct or indirect assistance to a development or business for the acquisition, construction, improvement, rehabilitation, or replacement of property that is or would be used for any kind of gambling or gaming, including facilities for that purpose, other than the California State Lottery, as specified. Chapter 136, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation is SB 1626 (Kopp-I) which was vetoed by the Governor, and SB 1861* (Johnson-R),.Chapter 165, Statutes of 1996. AB 2770 (Cannella-D) - Bingo Authorizes a city, county, or city and county, to impose and collect an additional monthly fee for law enforcement and public safety costs that are directly related to bingo activities incurred by the city, county, or city and county. This fee will not exceed the actual costs incurred in providing the service. Chapter 283, Statutes of 1996 AB 2839 (Hoge-R) - Department of Motor Vehicles: Records: Indian Tribes Requires that specified Department of Motor Vehicles information be made available to an Indian tribe for background checks on specified employees relative to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Vetoed by the Governor AB 3181 (Isenberg-D) - Gambling Repeals the authority of the California Horse Racing Board to negotiate Tribal-State compacts governing horseracing activities on Indian lands; repeals the existing Gaming Registration Act and, instead, enacts the Gambling Control Act, as specified. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) AB 3183 (Isenberg-D) - Gaming Clubs: Report of Cash Transactions Includes gambling and gaming entities in the requirement to report any financial transaction over $10,000 to the Department of Justice. Chapter 1044, Statutes of 1996 Horseracing SB 398 (Dills-D) - Quarter Horse Racing Provides that a quarter horse race may be no longer than 5-1/2 furlongs. Provides that a California-bred quarter horse must be conceived in California by a stallion standing in the state at the time of conception. Contains language addressing a chaptering conflict with AB 3106 (Hoge-R). Chapter 595, Statutes of 1996 SB 518 (Dills-D) - Wagering: Out-of-State Races Permits the California Horse Racing Board to authorize any thoroughbred racing association conducting a meeting in this state to accept wagers on the results of out-of-state races, regardless of whether the race is a feature race and regardless of the amount of the gross purse. Provides for a license fee of 8% of the total amount remaining from the takeout after the contractual payment to the out-of-state host racing association, as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 782 (Lewis-R) - Wagering Permits a racing association disseminating races via satellite to accept out-of-state wagers on those races, as specified. Chapter 706, Statutes of 1996 SB 954 (Maddy-R) - Wagers: Satellite Wagering Facilities: License Fees Authorizes a licensed racing association that is conducting a racing meeting to transmit live audiovisual signals to, and accept wagers on horseraces from, 1 location in the northern zone and 2 locations in the combined central and southern zones where the association is conducting its racing meeting, if certain requirements are met , including the consent of the operator of any existing track or satellite wagering facility within 20 air miles, as specified. (Died on Senate Inactive File) SB 1373 (Maddy-R) - California-Bred Races Encourages quality race horse siring and breeding in California revising the existing distribution of owner and breeder awards, as specified. Chapter 393, Statutes of 1996 SB 1396 (Maddy-R) - License Fees: Satellite Wagering: Gaming: Supplementing Purses Reduces the license fee on wagers coming in from out-of-state betting systems from 8% to 1%. Allows racing associations and horsemen to form purse-supplementing agreements which offset any impact cardrooms operated by the racing associations may have on a racing meeting, whether or not the cardroom is at the track site. (Died in Conference Committee) SB 1397 (Maddy-R) - Horseracing: Fairs: Revenue Restructures the funding system and administration of the network of California fairs. Modifies spending priorities from the Satellite Wagering Account in the Fair and Exposition Account to include the creation of a specified "equipment and operating fund to produce and display a consolidated California signal at satellite wagering facilities", as specified. Chapter 1110, Statutes of 1996 SB 1439 (Ayala-D) - Horseracing: Parimutuel Pools Allows a quarter horse racing association to offer propositional wagering at its meeting. Defines "propositional parimutuel pool" as the total wagers under the parimutuel system on propositions approved by the board that are based on the results of a live quarter horse horserace, as specified. Chapter 551, Statutes of 1996 SB 1515* (Maddy-R) - Horseraces: Stabling and Vanning Permits any stabling and vanning reimbursement funds that are not expended during an association or fair horseracing meeting in which they are collected to be allocated to the organization representing racing fairs to offset its costs of maintaining the stalls contracted for by fairs. Chapter 53, Statutes of 1996 SB 1619 (Maddy-R) - Satellite Wagering: Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Races Enables thoroughbred racing associations to distribute the satellite signal for out-of-country thoroughbred races, providing certain conditions are met. Permits associations and fairs to exclude out-of-country and out-of-state races from their wagering program. Permits racing associations and fairs with satellite wagering facilities to forego offering satellite wagering on California races the California Horse Racing Board determines that the satellite facility is sustaining a loss on its live races by offering such wagering. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) SB 2000 (Maddy-R) - Horseracing: License Fees Reduces the license fee rate by 1/2 of 1% effective January 1, 1997. Provides for up to $450,000 from the unclaimed refunds to be distributed to horsemen's organization for purposes of negotiating an agreement with a jockeys' organization, as specified, for health and welfare benefits for jockeys. Chapter 1121, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation is AB 3205 (Hoge-R) which died on Senate Inactive File. AB 302 (Tucker-D) - Horseracing Redefines "pari-mutuel wagering" to allow for wagering on horseraces by means other than tickets at a racetrack or other facility permitted by law to conduct satellite wagering. Vetoed by the Governor Contains conforming language to SB 1397 (Maddy) pertaining to specified laboratory testing in order to prevent a chaptering-out problem. AB 455 (Hoge-R) - Horseracing Expands pari-mutuel wagering on horseraces to include betting on additional portions of races other than just the outcome (propositional wagering). Races must take place at racing associations authorized to conduct pari-mutuel wagering, as specified. (Died in Senate Appropriations Committee) AB 2011* (Hauser-D) - Horseracing Provides until January 1, 1999, that during calendar periods when the San Mateo County Fair and the Humboldt County Fair both conduct race meetings, the San Mateo County Fair shall be the association authorized to distribute the signal and accept wagers on out-of-zone races, as specified. Chapter 219, Statutes of 1996 AB 2267 (Harvey-R) - Satellite Wagering Requires fairs conducting satellite wagering in the County of Kern to be solely reimbursed specified amounts of funds by the racing associations located in the northern zone, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by each association. Chapter 1006, Statutes of 1996 AB 3090 (Machado-D) - Horseracing: Fairs Permits the California Horse Racing Board to allocate horseracing days for combined fair horseracing meetings, and permits dates to be allocated for a combined fair horseracing meeting between July 1 and October 31, as specified. Chapter 741, Statutes of 1996 AB 3106 (Hoge-R) - Horseracing: Organizations Representing Horsemen and Horsewomen Increases from 2/3 of 1% to 2/3 of 1.5%, and 1/3 of 1% to 1/3 of 1.5% respectively, the amount deducted from specified purses of horsemen and trainers for services rendered by the designated organization representing these parties. Provides that all organizations representing horsemen and horsewomen, and trainers, as defined, shall submit an audited report of all expenditures from the previous calendar year to the California Horse Racing Board, which report shall be published as part of the board's annual report. Sunsets January 1, 1999. Chapter 594, Statutes of 1996 AB 3147* (Margett-R) - Satellite Wagering: Out of State and Out of Country Races Allows a harness racing association or a quarter horse racing association to distribute the signal of, and accept wagers upon, out-of-country harness races when the racing association is conducting live racing without the consent of the horsemen's organization representing horsemen participating in the meeting, and without regard to purse amounts as specified. (Assembly refuses to concur in Senate Amendments) Similar legislation is SB 1619 (Maddy-R) which died on the Assembly Inactive File. AB 3179 (Brown-D) - Horseraces: Stabling and Vanning Requires any racing association or fair receiving reimbursement for stabling and vanning, to submit a detailed report of its expenditures of those funds to the California Horse Racing Board within 10 days of the conclusion of the racing meeting. (Failed passage on Senate Floor) AB 3205 (Hoge-R) - Horseracing: Health and Welfare Benefits: Jockeys Requires up to $450,000 of unclaimed refunds to be distributed to the organization that is responsible for negotiating specified types of agreements on behalf of the horsemen and horsewomen participating in the racing meeting for the purpose of negotiating, in good faith, an agreement of at least 3 years duration with a jockeys' organization certified by the California Horse Racing Board, as specified. (Died on Senate Inactive File) Alcoholic Beverage Control SB 632* (Thompson-D) - Alcoholic Beverage Licenses: Limited Liability Companies Enacts specified provisions to govern the operation of limited liability companies (LLC) that are in the business of producing, importing, distributing, selling, or re-selling alcoholic beverages (liquor, beer, or wine). Exempts members of an LLC which holds an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license from financial qualification investigations conducted by the ABC board into the shareholders of an ABC licensee, where an officer or member owns less than a 10% share of the LLC and does not participate in its management. Chapter 44, Statutes of 1996 SB 1879* (Rosenthal-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Delivery Allows beer and wine to be delivered to retail licensees between the hours of 3 a.m. and 8 p.m. any day other than Sunday. Chapter 334, Statutes of 1996 SB 1901 (Maddy-R) - Alcoholic Beverages: Licenses: Suspension Provides that delinquency of at least 3 months of any taxes and penalties due under the Sales and Use Tax Law, the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law or the Transactions and Use Tax Law shall be cause for the automatic suspension of the license to sell alcoholic beverages. Provides that the tax liability must have arisen in whole or part from the exercise of the privilege of an alcoholic beverage license. Chapter 409, Statutes of 1996 SB 1923 (Thompson-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Licenses: Beer Labeling Requirement Provides for issuance of alcoholic beverage licenses in excess of current limits under specified conditions. Allows winery owners to serve as an officer or hold ownership in an on-sale license under specified conditions. Provides that the label conform with alcohol content labeling requirements of Section 7.71 of Part 7 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations effective July 1, 1997. Repeals the prohibition of the sale of any product labeled beer, containing more than 4% alcohol by weight and substitutes a limit of 5.7% until July 1, 1997. Chapter 900, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation which also contained provisions relating to beer label requirements is SB 1796 (Thompson-D) which was vetoed by the Governor. SB 2021 (Dills-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Premiums: Gifts or Free Goods Clarifies that an alcoholic beverage licensee would be prohibited from giving refunds, in addition to giving any premium, gift, or free goods in connection with the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages, either directly or indirectly, except as specified. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) SB 2114 (Dills-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Brewpub-Restaurant License Creates a new license for on-sale premises, the brewpub-restaurant license, as a form of on-sale retail license, to persons or entities who manufacture not more than 5,000 barrels of beer annually on the licensed premises, subject to specified conditions and restrictions. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 385* (Tucker-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Licenses: Fee Revenues Eliminates the transfer of funds collected as annual alcoholic beverage license fees to the General Fund. Instead, the funds are to be allocated to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for enforcement and administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Chapter 339, Statutes of 1996 AB 682 (Tucker-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Tied-House Restrictions Permits a beer manufacturer or winegrower to provide sponsorship funds for or on behalf of a retail on-sale licensee who is the owner and manager of certain outdoor fairs, if certain conditions are met. Chapter 638, Statutes of 1996 AB 684 (Tucker-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Brewpub-Restaurant License Establishes and provides for the existence and issuance by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of a brewpub-restaurant license to persons or entities manufacturing not more than 5,000 barrels of beer annually on the licensed premises, subject to specified conditions and restrictions. Chapter 1098, Statutes of 1996 Similar legislation was SB 1796 (Thompson-D) which was vetoed by the Governor. AB 957 (Gallegos-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Local Ordinances: Open Containers Allows municipalities to enforce ordinances which would prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages in unopened containers in parks, when the intent is to consume, where possession of such beverages is prohibited. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 1042 (Alpert-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Licenses: Denial Codifies an existing Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulation that allows ABC to deny issuance of a license for any premises for which an application for a license has been denied or revoked for specified reasons pertaining to the premises unless 1 year has elapsed from the date the order becomes final. Prohibits a license from being issued for any premises for which a license has been denied 2 times within a 36-month period, unless 2 years have elapsed from the date the last order becomes final. Chapter 538, Statutes of 1996 AB 2091 (Alpert-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Licenses: Convention Centers and Event Centers Exempts convention centers and event centers from the limitations imposed on counties when issuing on-sale general alcoholic beverage licenses, as specified. Chapter 254, Statutes of 1996 AB 2118 (Hauser-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Tied-House Restrictions: Brewing Clarifies existing law and provides that specified paper beverage coasters are not included in the definition of supplies as it relates to those items currently prohibited from being given to retailers by manufacturers or wholesalers. Chapter 85, Statutes of 1996 AB 2126 (W. Murray-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Event Permit Authorizes on-sale general licensees to apply to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control for an event permit which would authorize the licensee to sell beer, wine or other distilled spirits only for consumption on property adjacent to property owned or controlled by the licensee, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor AB 2218 (Woods-R) - Alcoholic Beverages: Retail Licenses: Undue Concentration Allows the local governing body of a city, county, or city and county to adopt a resolution declining to make any determination as to public convenience or necessity being served by the issuance of a license. Requires the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to determine whether public convenience or necessity would be served by the issuance of a license. Chapter 811, Statutes of 1996 AB 2278 (Battin-R) - Alcoholic Beverages: Licenses: Club Provides that a club license for a golf club entitles the licensee to sell alcoholic beverages from any golf cart operating anywhere on the golf club premises. Chapter 82, Statutes of 1996 AB 2545 (K. Murray-D) - Alcoholic Beverages: Minors Makes it a misdemeanor for any person under the age of 21 years to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.05% or greater or to be under the influence of alcohol while in any public place or in any place open to the public or while a passenger in any motor vehicle. (Died in Senate Criminal Procedure Committee) AB 2625 (Morrissey-R) - Alcoholic Beverages: Purchases by Minors: Penalties Increases the penalty for any person under 21 years of age who attempts to purchase any alcoholic beverage to a $250 fine and/or up to 50 hours of community service for a first offense and a $500 fine and/or up to 60 hours of community service for a second offense. (Failed passage in Senate Criminal Procedure Committee) AB 2811 (Cortese-RFM) - Alcoholic Beverages: Beer: Return to Seller Authorizes, upon approval by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, retail licensees to return discontinued or seasonal brands of beer in exchange for beer produced or sold by the same manufacturer with the same or lesser value. Requires that such beers not be re-introduced in the same market area for specified periods. (Died on Senate Inactive File) AB 2841 (Hoge-R) - Alcoholic Beverages: Retail Licenses: Undue Concentration Requires that all local governing bodies be notified of all license applications in areas of undue concentration, as defined. Requires that a local governing body must consider whether an application for an alcoholic beverage license serves the public convenience or necessity, within 90 days of the application being completed. Chapter 869, Statutes of 1996 AB 3144 (Granlund-R) - Alcoholic Beverages: Electronic Data Services Makes alcoholic beverage wholesalers among those eligible to provide specified electronic data services to licensed retail premises. Allows specified electronic data services provided by manufacturers, winegrowers, or wholesalers, to include electronic invoice transmission. Allows a wholesaler to furnish acrylic table tent holders to retailers in addition to other specified permissible items. Chapter 99, Statutes of 1996 ACR 89 (Alpert-D) - Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Urges the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to investigate and take disciplinary action against any company that directly affects the marketing and labeling decisions for any alcoholic beverage if it is determined that the company's intent is to market "Hooper's Hooch" or any other alcoholic beverage to underage persons. (Died on Assembly Third Reading) Immigration Issues SB 173 (Alquist-D) - Income Taxes: Withholding Requires the Employment Development Department (EDD) and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to receive specified information from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding illegal alien employees. Requires EDD and FTB to determine whether those employees have paid, or their employers have withheld, the appropriate amount of income taxes. (Died in Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee) SB 277 (Polanco-D) - Education: Citizenship Centers Establishes a Citizenship Center Program to provide citizenship instruction, testing and the dissemination of information about naturalization to prospective U.S. citizens through the California Community Colleges, school district adult education programs, or community-based organizations. (Failed passage in Assembly Appropriations Committee) SB 608 (Leonard-R) - Employment: Report of Unauthorized Aliens Requires the Department of Industrial Relations and the Employment Development Department to notify the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding the employment of illegal aliens. (Died in Senate Industrial Relations Committee) SB 976 (Mountjoy-R) - Education: Private Schools Provides for the establishment of private school alternatives which require pupils receiving a scholarship to attend one of these schools to be a citizen, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, or a person otherwise allowed under federal law to be present in the U.S. (Failed passage in Senate Education Committee) SB 1113 (Russell-R) - Job Placement: Unauthorized Aliens Waives or reduces penalties against employers found in violation of employing undocumented aliens if they fill the job vacated by undocumented citizens with legal residents or aliens. (Died in Senate Industrial Relations Committee) SB 1353* (Solis-D) - Garment Manufacturers and Farm Labor Contractors Codifies a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Industrial Relations and the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service about information-sharing as it relates to garment manufacturers and farm labor contractors. (Died in Assembly Labor and Employment Committee) SB 1717 (Solis-D) - Drivers' Licenses: Legal, Nonimmigrant Applicant Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a 90-day temporary driver's license to a legal nonimmigrant applicant under specified circumstances. Chapter 531, Statutes of 1996 SB 2053 (Mello-D) - Medi-Cal: Immigrants Specifies that an alien is to be eligible for the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, if the alien has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence or is otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law, except to the extent expressly prohibited by federal law. (Died in Senate Health and Human Services Committee) SJR 3 (Johannessen-R) - Immigration: Undocumented Residents Requests the Congress to take specified action to address the illegal immigration problems of California and other states. (Failed passage in Senate Health and Human Services Committee) SCR 39 (Solis-D) - Foreign Investment: Investor Visa Program Requests the President and Congress to reduce the current investment threshold under the United States Investor Visa Program to allow greater flexibility in focusing investment funds to address specified economic needs. Resolution Chapter 28, Statutes of 1996 SJR 47 (Solis-D) - Border Enforcement Policies Requests the Governor to initiate a quad-state task force consisting of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas law enforcement representatives to develop and coordinate border enforcement policies, as specified, that would prevent future abuse and unlawful treatment of suspected undocumented immigrants, as well as protect the public, law enforcement officers, and suspects during high-speed pursuits. (Died on Senate Inactive File) AB 10 (Hoge-R) - Voting: Proof of Citizenship Sets up standards relative to persons showing proof of citizenship before registering to vote or being provided a ballot. (Died in Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee) AB 33 (Alpert-D) - Driver's Licenses: Deported Aliens Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to refuse to issue or renew a driver's license to a person reported by federal authorities to be a deported alien. Chapter 1168, Statutes of 1996 AB 81 (Napolitano-D) - Undocumented Aliens: Intimidation Provides that all persons within the jurisdiction of the state have the right to be free from criminal intimidation on the basis of citizenship or legal residency in the United States, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor AB 83 (Napolitano-D) - Crimes: Undocumented Aliens Provides that any person who coerces another person, believing that person is not a legal resident of the United States, to work for below minimum wage, to work in unsafe or unlawful conditions or to purchase food, housing, etc., is guilty of a wobbler. (Died on Senate Inactive File) AB 357 (Hoge-R) - National Guard: Border Patrol Allows the California National Guard to patrol the California border and enforce immigration law. (Died in Senate Governmental Organization Committee) AB 660 (Conroy-R) - Postsecondary Education: Citizenship Status Requires each institution under the jurisdiction of the Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to identify the citizenship status of every person enrolling in that institution. (Died in Assembly Higher Education Committee) AB 668 (Knowles-R) - Medi-Cal: Aliens Eliminates the provision of pregnancy-related services to undocumented women and continuation of long-term care and renal dialysis for aliens who have exhausted appeals to retain an entitlement to full Medi-Cal benefits. (Died in Conference Committee) AB 695 (Napolitano-D) - Hate Crimes: Immigration Adds immigration status and homelessness to the list of protected classes of persons, for the purposes of hate crimes law. (Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee) AB 1031 (Firestone-R) - Pupils: High School Students Requires persons who are issued a high school equivalency certificate to be U. S. citizens. (Died in Senate Education Committee) AB 1449 (Napolitano-D) - Community Colleges: Citizenship Project Establishes the “605-Corridor Distance Learning Citizenship Project” as a pilot to use distance learning to promote citizenship training. (Died on Assembly Inactive File) AB 2125 (Figueroa-D) - Female Genital Mutilation Requires the Department of Health Services, in consultation with the Department of Social Services, to establish and implement education and outreach activities focusing on new immigrant populations that traditionally practice female genital mutilation. Imposes a 1-year sentence enhancement for felony violations of existing law prohibiting abuse of a child if the act constituting the felony violation was female genital mutilation. Chapter 790, Statutes of 1996 AB 2185 (Conroy-R) - Illegal Aliens: Incarceration in Other Countries Requires the Attorney General to conduct a 2-year study, in correlation with the Department of Corrections, to examine all possible ways to reduce the financial burden of incarcerating illegal aliens accused and convicted of felonies in California. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AB 2186 (Conroy-R) - Postsecondary Education: Citizenship Prohibits any person who is not lawfully present in the United States pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act from being enrolled as a student in any public postsecondary education institution. (Died in Assembly Higher Education Committee) AB 2652 (Goldsmith-R) - Vehicles: Driver's Licenses: Deportable Aliens Allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to cancel the driver's license or identification card of any person who has been deemed to be deportable by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AB 3069 (Hawkins-R) - Public Social Services Provides that Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) payments for an eligible child will not be made in the form of cash payments to a caretaker relative who is ineligible for AFDC benefits due to his/her undocumented alien status. (Died in Senate Health and Human Services Committee) AB 3213 (Baugh-R) - Workers' Compensation: Aliens Specifies that only aliens legally present in the United States are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits. (Failed passage on the Assembly Floor) AB 3310 (Boland-R) - Birth Certificates: Non-Citizens Requires a birth certificate to contain a stamp reading "NON-CITIZEN" if the father and the mother are illegal aliens. (Died in Assembly Governmental Organization Committee) AJR 17 (Napolitano-D) - Employment: Unauthorized Aliens Requires the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to take appropriate action leading toward the execution of a memorandum of understanding with the California Labor Commissioner regarding sharing information about employers who have been fined, imprisoned or cited pursuant to violations of the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act and who have not paid the fine, completed the prison term, or the citation has not expired. (Died in Assembly Appropriations Committee) AJR 48 (Conroy-R) - Illegal Aliens Requests Congress and the President of the United States to station an Immigration and Naturalization Service Officer at each detention facility in California to begin the deportation proceedings of undocumented immigrants as soon as they are detected to ensure they are not released into the community. Resolution Chapter 24, Statutes of 1996 AJR 58 (Firestone-R) - Undocumented Alien Prisoners Requests that the President of the United States make treaties with foreign governments to provide for the incarceration of undocumented immigrant prisoners in their country of origin. Resolution Chapter 23, Statutes of 1996 AJR 72 (Conroy-R) - Illegal Aliens Requests Congress and the President to amend the federal law to make it a felony to illegally enter the United States, to support and encourage local and state law enforcement officers to arrest illegal aliens for deportation, and direct the Immigration and Naturalization Service to give complete cooperation to states and local law enforcement agencies. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) HR 46 (Hoge-R) - National Guard: Illegal Immigration Requests the Governor to send the National Guard to the California-Mexico border to be assigned to assist the federal Border Patrol in preventing illegal aliens from crossing into California. (Died on Assembly Third Reading File) HR 85 (Goldsmith-R) - U.S. Border Patrol Calls upon the federal government to rescind its policy of prohibiting U.S. Border Patrol agents from taking into custody illegal immigrants in need of medical care and, in its place, adopt a policy under which the federal government will take full responsibility for the cost of that medical care. (Adopted in Assembly) Federal Issues SCR 57 (Rogers-R) - U. S. Constitution Establishes a commission to make determinations whether the federal government intends to repeal the emergency powers of the President and reinstates the U. S. Constitution as the law of the land and to determine if amendments 11-26 were properly ratified. (Failed passage in Senate Judiciary Committee) SJR 1 (Rogers-R) - World Government Requests the President and Congress to stop appropriating funds for any military activity in support of any world organization unless the activity is specifically allowed by Congress, engaging in any military activity under the authority of the United Nations or of any world body, assisting in the formation of any form of global government, or taking further steps toward the economic or political merger of the U.S. into a world body or government. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SJR 4 (Leonard-R) - Federal Balanced Budget Requests the President and Congress to adopt a Congressional Joint Resolution proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. (Died in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) Similar legislation is SJR 11 (Leslie-R), which died in Senate Rules Committee, AJR 8 (Pringle- R) and AJR 13 (Richter-R), which both died in Assembly Rules Committee. SJR 6 (Alquist-D) - Federal Balanced Budget Requests Congress to amend the proposed balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution to the effect that such an amendment will guarantee to the states that additional unfunded mandates will not be permitted in federal-state participatory programs, as specified. (Died in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) SJR 8 (Hayden-D) - Professional Baseball Urges the Governor, President and Congress to seek resolution of the professional baseball strike before the 1995 professional baseball season begins. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) SJR 13 (Kelley-R) - Public Lands Requests the Secretary of the Interior to enact legislation that temporarily prevents the Secretary of Interior from implementing specified proposed rule governing right-of-way access across federal public lands. Resolution Chapter 12, Statutes of 1996 SJR 15 (Rogers-R) - Alaska-Russia Boundary States, again, support for the State of Alaska to participate in any future negotiations involving its boundaries with Russia. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) SJR 16 (Johnston-D) - Violent Crime Control Declares that the California Legislature supports funding for community police and crime prevention programs, and that it opposes block grants. (Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee) SJR 20 (Johnston-D) - Federal Minimum Wage Urges the federal government to increase the minimum wage from $4.25 per hour to $5.15 per hour by 1997. (Died in Senate Industrial Relations Committee) SJR 22 (Lewis-R) - Amending the U.S. Constitution Requests the Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that restricts any constitutional conventions called by the states to debate and vote on proposed constitutional amendments, as specified. (Died in Senate Judiciary Committee) SJR 27 (Costa-D) - Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve Requests the President and Congress to expedite the agreement by the Department of Energy for recognizing the state's valid claim to 2 school land sections within the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 1, and to compensate California retired teachers for their 9% interest in the reserve upon its sale. Resolution Chapter 68, Statutes of 1996 SJR 28 (Peace-D) - Federal Clean Water Act Requests the Congress and the President not to repeal or otherwise revoke the federal Clean Water Act by enacting HR 961 or similar legislation that would prove harmful to the health and safety of all Americans. (Died in Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee) SJR 31 (Polanco-D) - Child Labor in Foreign Countries Requests the President and Congress to take all steps necessary to ensure that all goods imported into the U.S. are certified by the importer to have been made without involuntary child labor. Condemns the murder of 12-year-old Iqbal Masih in Pakistan. (Died in Senate Industrial Relations Committee) SJR 32 (Monteith-R) - Endangered Species Requests Congress to enact and the President to sign the Endangered Species Conservation and Management Act of 1995. (Died in Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee) Similar legislation is AJR 16 (Setencich-R), which died in Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee. SJR 34 (Hughes-D) - Tobacco Use Expresses the Legislature's support for President Clinton's regulatory proposal to decrease tobacco use by children. (Died in Senate Health and Human Services Committee) SJR 36 (Kelley-R) - Pest Eradication Requests the President and Congress to take specified actions relating to the eradication of cotton pests. Resolution Chapter 25, Statutes of 1996 SJR 38 (Rogers-R) - Foreign Military Forces Requests the federal government to remove all foreign military and foreign born law enforcement forces from the United States and desist from deploying any foreign or domestic military forces on property owned by other than the federal government. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SJR 39 (Solis-D) - Foreign Divestment: Investor Visa Programs Requests the President and Congress to reduce the current investment threshold under the United States Investor Visa Program to allow greater flexibility in focusing investment funds to address specified economic needs. Resolution Chapter 38, Statutes of 1996 SJR 40 (Rogers-R) - Forced Military Service: United Nations Requests the Legislature's objection to American service personnel being forced to serve as members of the Armed Forces of the United Nations or other foreign command against their will, as specified. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) SJR 42 (Polanco-D) - Taiwan Requests the President and Congress to urge the People's Republic of China to cease missile tests immediately, not conduct future missile tests near Taiwan, and to begin a peaceful dialogue to help all parties to achieve a nonviolent mutually agreeable resolution to their political differences. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) SJR 43 (Rogers-R) - Federal Government: Unconstitutional Actions Declares that, if the President and Congress do not meet specified conditions, including providing a plan by which all unconstitutional activities will be phased out within 20 days of a resolution similar to the one by 38 state Legislatures, those Legislatures are to allow their governors to take over management of the affairs of the federal government. (Failed passage in Senate Judiciary Committee) SJR 44 (Mello-D) - 1998 World Exposition Encourages the President and Congress to take the necessary steps to ensure participation in the 1998 World Exposition to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. (Died in Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee) SJR 45 (Petris-D) - U.S.S. Hornet Requests the President and Congress and Department of Defense to support efforts of California and Alameda County to acquire the U. S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Hornet (CV-12) for a museum, educational, and entertainment complex. Resolution Chapter 48, Statutes of 1996 SJR 46 (Haynes-R) - 9th U.S. Court of Appeals Requests the President and Congress to approve HR 2935 which reorganizes the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals by creating a new 12th Circuit which consists of all states except Hawaii and California. (Died in Senate Judiciary Committee) SJR 48 (Kopp-I) - North American Free Trade Agreement Requests the President and Congress to provide financial assistance related to capital costs associated with building border infrastructure. Resolution Chapter 37, Statutes of 1996 SJR 50 (Haynes-R) - Federal Single Tax Rate Requests the President and Congress to replace the current income tax rate system with a single tax rate system. (Died in Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee) SJR 51 (Haynes-R) - Power to Tax Requests the President and Congress to submit a Constitutional Amendment providing that no court is to have the power to order a state or local government, or an official thereof, to levy or increase taxes. (Died in Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee) SJR 52 (Watson-D) - Postal Stamps: Breast Cancer Requests the President and Congress to enact legislation enabling postal stamp patrons to voluntarily donate 1-cent per stamp for supplemental breast cancer research. Resolution Chapter 50, Statutes of 1996 SJR 54 (Watson-D) - Liberia Urges the President and Congress to improve the situation in Liberia and seek a permanent resolution to Liberia's conflict. Resolution Chapter 51, Statutes of 1996 SJR 55 (Haynes-R) - Victim's Rights Amendment Requests Congress to act on the proposed Victim's Rights Amendment that is before it and submit to the states as an amendment to the Sixth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution. (Died in Senate Criminal Procedure Committee) Similar Resolutions were AJR 67 (Alby-R), which died in Assembly Public Safety Committee and AJR 69 (Bordonaro-R), which died in Senate Criminal Procedure Committee. SJR 56 (Watson-D) - Contract with California's Women Declares that the Legislature pledges to adopt the principles of the Beijing Platform for Action and take specified actions relative to the Contract with California's Women, salutes women's leading roles in peace movements and conflict resolution, and requests U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) Similar legislation was AJR 71 (Kuehl-D), which died in Assembly Rules Committee. SJR 57 (Killea-D) - California-Mexico Border Asks the President and Congress to support and approve the proposed federal Border Infrastructure, Safety and Congestion Relief Act of 1996. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AJR 6 (Olberg-R) - California Desert Protection Act Requests the President to support the repeal and Congress to repeal the California Desert Protection Act. (Died in Assembly Natural Resources Committee) AJR 18 (Caldera-D) - Semiautomatic Assault Weapons Requests the President and Congress not to repeal or otherwise weaken the federal Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act. (Died in Assembly Public Safety Committee) AJR 20 (Kuehl-D) - School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Requests the President and Congress to continue their support of the school day care food and nutrition programs as uncapped entitlement. (Died in Assembly Education Committee) AJR 32 (Frusetta-R) - Federal Endangered Species Act Requests Congress and the President to revise the federal Endangered Species Act in a manner that places as great an emphasis on human habitat and lives as it does on those endangered species protected by the act. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AJR 36 (Kaloogian-R) - Congressional Term Limits Expresses support of the Legislature for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution imposing term limits on Members of Congress. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AJR 38 (Conroy-R) - Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Requests the California State University to immediately restore the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) to good standing on all campuses, and urges the President to withhold funding from any state-funded college or university that bars the ROTC program. (Died in Senate Education Committee) AJR 46 (Margett-R) - U.S. Flag Ratifies a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to prohibiting the physical desecration of the United States flag. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AJR 47 (Archie-Hudson-D) - Los Angeles Police Department Requests the U.S. Department of Justice to commence a criminal investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department, as specified. (Died in Assembly Rules Committee) AJR 49 (Conroy-R) - Civil War Expenses Urges the President and Congress to enact legislation providing reimbursement for moneys actually expended in and of the U.S. Government during the Civil War. Resolution Chapter 64, Statutes of 1996 AJR 52 (Poochigian-R) - Endangered Species Act Requests Congress to adopt and the President to sign legislation amending the Federal Endangered Species Act requiring mitigation measures and restoration activities be first performed on public lands before any private lands are used for those purposes. (Failed passage on Assembly Floor) AJR 56 (Brulte-R) - Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement Requests the President and Congress to urge Chairman Yasser Arafat to exercise his authority and leadership to enforce the provisions of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement by moving forcefully to curtail terrorism. Resolution Chapter 10, Statutes of 1996 AJR 57 (Thompson-R) - Taiwan Requests the President in concert with Congress to take necessary actions to prepare to defend the sovereignty status of Taiwan and expresses an immediate response to China's threatening activities with a clear and unequivocal warning that the U.S. will defend Taiwan from invasion. (Died in Senate Rules Committee) AJR 66 (Hoge-R) - Death Penalty Permits the U.S. Attorney General, the California Attorney General, and the state and federal judiciary to seek new ways to expedite capital punishment cases. (Died on Assembly Third Reading File) AJR 73 (Caldera-D) - Civil Liberties Act: Japanese Relocation Urges the U. S. Attorney General to take administrative action, if possible, to adopt proposed amendments to regulations implementing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to redress U.S. citizens who were relocated to Japan from internment camps as minors during World War II. Resolution Chapter 81, Statutes of 1996 For federal issues relating to veterans, see Veterans section, for revenue and taxation issues see Revenue and Taxation section, and for immigration issues see Immigration sub-section of the Government section.