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California – Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through Monday, October 10, 2011 – 1:00 a.m.

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Monday, 10-10-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

AB 9 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Pupil rights: bullying.
AB 22 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) – Employment: credit reports.
AB 144 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) – Firearms.
AB 183 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Alcoholic beverage licenses: self-service checkouts.
AB 242 by Committee on Revenue and Taxation – Taxation.
AB 361 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Benefit corporations.
AB 604 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Needle exchange programs. A signing mesage can be found here.
AB 641 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) – Long-term care.
AB 809 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) – Firearms. A signing message can be found here.
AB 882 by Assemblymember Paul Cook (R-Yucaipa) – Veterans and military: public postsecondary education.
AB 1069 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Income taxes: credits: film: extension.
AB 1156 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) – Pupils: bullying.
AB 1247 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Public retirement systems: reporting.
AB 1307 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – State Board of Equalization: administration: collections.
AB 1352 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chico) – Taxation: vehicle license fees.
AB 1417 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Tribal gaming: local agencies. A signing message can be found here.
SB 15 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – State budget.
SB 41 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Hypodermic needles and syringes.
SB 183 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Ballots: identifying information.
SB 201 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Flexible purpose corporations.
SB 610 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Firearms: license to carry concealed firearm.
SB 644 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – West Contra Costa Healthcare District: certificates of participation: lien.
SB 819 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Firearms.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 275 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Rainwater Capture Act of 2011. A veto message can be found here.
AB 767 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – State Capitol Sustainability Task Force. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1210 by Assemblymember Martin Garrick (R-Carlsbad) – Water quality: stormwater discharge: civil engineering activities. A veto message can be found here.
SB 14 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – State Budget. A veto message can be found here.
SB 416 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Health: survey. A veto message can be foundhere.
SB 427 by Senator Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) – Ammunition and firearms. A veto message can be found here.
SB 469 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Land use: development project review: superstores. A veto message can be found here.
SB 508 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Income and corporation taxes: credits: information and operative time period. A veto message can be found here.
SB 833 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Solid waste: disposal facilities: San Diego County. A veto message can be found here.
SB 931 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Payroll cards. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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10-9-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

AB 74 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Public event action plans and cooperative agreements for agricultural inspector services.
AB 126 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Courts: judicial appointments.
AB 138 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011.
AB 180 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) – Education: academic performance.
AB 228 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – State Compensation Insurance Fund: out-of-state risks.
AB 243 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Labor contractors.
AB 319 by Assemblymember Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) – Alcoholic beverage control: public schoolhouses.
AB 433 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Birth certificates: issuance.
AB 456 by Assemblymember Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) – Mechanics liens.
AB 501 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – Public school employment.
AB 506 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Local government: bankruptcy: neutral evaluation. A signing message can be found here.
AB 514 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – Roger Public works: prevailing wage: hauling refuse.
AB 551 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – Public contracts: prevailing wage requirements: violations.
AB 592 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Employment: leave: interference, restraint, and denial.
AB 622 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Civil grand juries.
AB 646 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Local public employee organizations: impasse procedures.
AB 688 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Food and drugs: sale.
AB 692 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Los Angeles) – Civil service: employee hearings.
AB 720 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Los Angeles) – Public contracts: uniform construction cost accounting provisions: alternative procedures.
AB 740 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Personal services contracts.
AB 841 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Telecommunications: universal service: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
AB 878 by Assemblymember Bill Berryhill (R-Stockton) – Bill Contractors: workers’ compensation insurance.
AB 887 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Gender.
AB 973 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – Trial courts: budget process: public notice.
AB 1042 by Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) – Public employees’ retirement.
AB 1088 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) – State agencies: collection of demographic data.
AB 1219 by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) – Credit cards: personal information.
AB 1236 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Employment: hiring practices: electronic employment verification.
AB 1344 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) – Local governance.
AB 1346 by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) – Division of Apprenticeship Standards: certification of electricians.
AB 1388 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Earnings withholding orders.
SB 3 by Senator Alex Padilla (D -Pacoima) – Telecommunications: universal service.
SB 6 by Senator Ron Calderon (D -Montebello) – Real estate: appraisal and valuation.
SB 53 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Real estate licensees.
SB 56 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Apprenticeship oversight.
SB 126 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Agricultural labor relations.
SB 136 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Public contracts: prevailing wages.
SB 164 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: State Children’s Trust Fund: Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program: extension.
SB 182 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Judiciary: demographic data.
SB 293 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Payment bonds: laborers.
SB 294 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Public employees’ retirement: emerging investment managers.
SB 339 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Alcoholic beverage control: on-sale beer and wine licenses: bona fide public eating place: public schoolhouses.
SB 349 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – State Teachers’ Retirement Plan.
SB 398 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) – Retirement: placement agents.
SB 405 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Judgeships.
SB 459 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Employment: independent contractors.
SB 474 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Commercial construction contracts: indemnity.
SB 507 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Property taxation: change in ownership statement.
SB 510 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Real estate brokers: corporate officers: designating branch managers.
SB 536 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Property tax revenue allocations: public utilities: qualified property: City of Oakley.
SB 583 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease Research Fund.
SB 651 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Family law: domestic partnerships.
SB 706 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Business and professions.
SB 757 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Discrimination.
SB 841 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Solid waste: enterprises: contracts.
SB 850 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Medical records: confidential information.
SB 861 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Public contracts: contract eligibility: conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 38 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) – Banking: underserved communities. A veto message can be found here.
AB 172 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) – State agencies: information: Internet Web site. A veto message can be found here. A link to Executive Order B-12-11, issued in conjunction with the veto, can be found here.
AB 267 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Employment contracts. A veto message can be found here.
AB 325 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Employee’s right to bereavement leave. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1044 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina Del Rey) – Registered warrants: taxation. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1055 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Public Utilities Commission: solicitation of contributions from regulated persons or corporations. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1220 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Land use and planning: cause of actions: time limitations. A veto message can be found here.
SB 127 by Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside) – Official medical fee schedule: physician services. A veto message can be found here.
SB 503 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Judges’ retirement. A veto message can be foundhere.
SB 538 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Nursing. A veto message can be found here.
SB 586 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Banks and credit unions: signature stamps. A veto message can be found here.
SB 747 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Continuing education: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has taken action on legislation to improve public safety and help law enforcement in California.

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

AB 353 by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) – Vehicles: checkpoints.
AB 366 by Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) – Defendants: involuntary antipsychotic medication. A signing statement can be found here.
AB 469 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Employees: wages.
AB 486 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Controlled substances.
AB 520 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Vehicles: reckless driving: suspension of licenses.
AB 665 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) – Disorderly conduct.
AB 1010 by Assemblymember Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach) – Law enforcement: communications.
AB 1016 by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) – Inmates: state hospitals: reimbursement of costs.
AB 1114 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Inmates: involuntary administration of psychotropic medications.
AB 1122 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – Juvenile offenders: tattoo removal.
AB 1358 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Vehicles: misdemeanor violations: amnesty.
SB 61 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Wiretapping: authorization.

The Governor announced that he has also vetoed the following bills:

AB 239 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Crime laboratories: oversight. A veto message can be found here.
AB 322 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) – Forensic evidence: rape kits. A veto message can be found here.
AB 568 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Pregnant inmates and wards: least restrictive restraints. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1116 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Emergency services: populations with limited English proficiency. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1389 by Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) – Vehicles: sobriety checkpoints: impoundment. A veto message can be found here.
SB 139 by Senator Elaine Alquist (D-Santa Clara) – Corrections: state prisons: searches. A veto message can be found here.
SB 601 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Corrections: prisons: accountability report. A veto message can be found here.
SB 676 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Industrial hemp. A veto message can be found here.
SB 914 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Search warrants: portable electronic devices. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has taken action on legislation to improve the health and wellbeing of Californians.

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

AB 300 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Safe Body Art Act.
AB 499 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Minors: medical care: consent.
AB 673 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – Office of Multicultural Health: LGBT communities.
AB 989 by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Mental health: children’s services.
AB 1296 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Health Care Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention Act.
AB 1297 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Medi-Cal: mental health.
AB 1329 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry.
AB 1382 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – HIV counselors.
SB 51 by Senator Elaine K. Alquist (D- Santa Clara) – Health care coverage.
SB 100 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Healing arts.
SB 431 by Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside) – Pharmacies: regulation.
SB 695 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Medi-Cal: county juvenile detention facilities.
SB 746 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Tanning facilities.
SB 866 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) – Health care coverage: prescription drugs.
SB 930 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – In-home supportive services: enrollment and fingerprinting requirements.
SB 946 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Health care coverage: mental illness: pervasive developmental disorder or autism: public health. A signing message can be found here.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

SB 408 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) – Health facilities: licensure. A veto message can be found here.
SB 442 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Hospitals: interpreters. A veto message can be found here.
SB 791 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Health care: mammograms. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Legislative Update #1 – Saturday, October 8, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Taking action to expand educational opportunity to all qualified students, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Dream Act.

AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) allows top students who are on the path to citizenship to apply for college financial aid.

“Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking. The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us,” said Governor Brown.

Under current law, undocumented students pay resident tuition rates if they have graduated from a California high school and affirmed that they are in the process of applying to legalize their immigration status. Effective January 1, 2013, AB 131 will make this limited pool of students eligible to apply for Cal Grants and other state aid.

The legislation builds on AB 130, also authored by Assemblymember Cedillo, signed into law by Governor Brown on July 25, 2011. AB 130 makes financial aid from private sources available to the same pool of students. The two laws are collectively known as the “California Dream Act.”

The California Department of Finance estimates that 2,500 students will qualify for Cal Grants as a result of AB 131, at a cost of $14.5 million. The overall Cal Grant program is funded at $1.4 billion, meaning that 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds will be potentially impacted by AB 131 when the law goes into effect.

For full text of the bill, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Legislative Update #2 – Saturday, October 8, 2011

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

AB 291 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Underground storage tanks: petroleum: charges.
AB 320 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Environmental quality: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): determination: dispute.
AB 358 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) – Hazardous substances: underground storage tanks: releases: reports.
AB 359 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Groundwater management plans.
AB 408 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Environment: hazardous substances and materials: hazardous waste transportation: paint recycling.
AB 525 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Solid waste: tire recycling: architectural paint recovery program.
AB 681 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Aboveground storage tanks: funds.
AB 703 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Property taxation: welfare exemption: nature resources and open-space lands.
AB 712 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Recycling: beverage containers.
AB 849 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Water: use efficiency: graywater building standards.
AB 913 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) – Hazardous waste: source reduction: certified green business program.
AB 964 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Water rights: appropriation.
AB 1027 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) – Local publicly owned electric utilities: utility poles and support structures.
AB 1036 by Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) – Parks: regional park, park and open-space, and open-space districts: employee relations.
AB 1077 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) – State parks: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
AB 1112 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Oil spill prevention and administration fee: State Lands Commission. A signing message can be found here.
AB 1414 by Committee on Natural Resources – Forestry: timber harvesting.
SB 152 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Public lands: general leasing law: littoral landowners.
SB 170 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Air districts: adverse effects of air pollution: intellectual property.
SB 224 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Public contracts: Department of Water Resources.
SB 267 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Water supply planning: renewable energy plants.
SB 328 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Eminent Domain Law: conservation easement.
SB 436 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Land use: mitigation lands: nonprofit organizations.
SB 454 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Energy efficiency standards.
SB 456 by Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) – Household hazardous waste: transportation.
SB 482 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Public beach contamination: standards: testing: closing.
SB 489 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Electricity: net energy metering.
SB 567 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Recycling: plastic products.
SB 595 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Tidelands and submerged lands: removal of vessels.
SB 618 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Local government: solar-use easement.
SB 679 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Energy: energy conservation projects: financial assistance: local governments and public institutions.
SB 771 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.
SB 790 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Electricity: community choice aggregation.
SB 836 by Senator Alex Padilla (D -Pacoima) – Renewable energy resources: cost reporting.
SB 909 by Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Butte) – Treated wood waste: disposal.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 306 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Energy: piezoelectric transducers: study. A veto message can be found here.
SB 263 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Wells: reports: public availability. A veto message can be found here.
SB 752 by Senator Tom Berryhill (R- Stanislaus) – Entitlements: voluntary donations. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Legislative Update #3 – Saturday, October 8, 2011

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

AB 124 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Academic content standards: English language development standards.
AB 189 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) – Education funding.
AB 199 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – School curriculum: social sciences: Filipinos in World War II.
AB 250 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Instructional materials: pupil assessment.
AB 339 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Instructional materials: social content reviews: fees.
AB 387 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Pupils: excused absences: military deployment activities.
AB 438 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – County free libraries: withdrawal: use of private contractors.
AB 597 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) – California Financial Literacy Fund.
AB 620 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Public postsecondary education: nondiscrimination and training: sexual orientation.
AB 668 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – California State University: examinations: undue hardship.
AB 684 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Community college districts: trustee elections.
AB 743 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – California Community Colleges: common assessment system. A signing message can be found here.
AB 790 by Assemblymember Warren T. Furutani (D-Long Beach) – Career technical education: Linked Learning Pilot Program.
AB 795 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Public postsecondary education: smoke-free campuses.
AB 815 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Instructional programs: State Seal of Biliteracy.
AB 844 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Student government: students qualifying for exemption from nonresident tuition: California Community Colleges: governing board membership.
AB 1056 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Public postsecondary education: community colleges.
AB 1330 by Assemblymember Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach) – Graduation requirements: career technical education.
SB 128 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – School facilities funding: high-performance schools.
SB 140 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Instructional materials.
SB 300 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Pupil instruction: instructional materials: content standards.
SB 361 by Senator Tom Berryhill (R- Stanislaus) – School funding: minimum schoolday: Center for Advanced Research and Technology.
SB 429 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Before and after school programs: After School Education and Safety Program: supplemental grants.
SB 451 Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Student financial aid: Cal Grant C awards.
SB 461 by Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) – High school equivalency certificates.
SB 509 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Instructional materials.
SB 537 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – California Cadet Corps.
SB 611 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Public postsecondary education: University of California. A signing message can be found here.
SB 612 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Postsecondary education: instructional strategies. A signing message can be found here.
SB 650 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Postsecondary education: the College Promise Partnership Act.
SB 753 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Pupils: English learners: assessment.
SB 821 by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) – School district reorganization: fiscal actions affecting newly organized or reorganized school districts.
SB 835 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Public contracts: University of California: pilot program: best value procedures.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 47 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Schools: open enrollment. A veto message can be found here.
AB 86 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) – Charter schools: authorization: petition. A veto message can be found here.
AB 165 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Pupil fees. A veto message can be foundhere.
AB 202 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Local educational agencies: reimbursable state mandates. A veto message can be found here.
AB 203 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Public schools: parent empowerment: school intervention. A veto message can be found here.
AB 288 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Public postsecondary education: community colleges: expulsion hearing. A veto message can be found here.
AB 450 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – California State University: food service contracts. A veto message can be found here.
AB 532 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez (D-Coachella) – Pupil assessments. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1021 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Ballot measures: fiscal analysis. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1034 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Charter schools. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1310 by Assemblymember Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach) – Career technical education and workforce development. A veto message can be found here.
SB 185 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) – Public postsecondary education.A veto message can be found here.
SB 512 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Academic Performance Index: pupil subgroups: performance data. A veto message can be found here.
SB 547 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Public school performance accountability. A veto message can be found here.
SB 737 by Senator Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) – Organized camps. A veto message can be foundhere.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

10-7-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has taken action on legislation to maintain and improve transportation systems in California.

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

AB 238 by Assemblymember Alyson L. Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) – Motor vehicle conditional sale contracts.
AB 427 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – Transportation bond funds: transit system safety.
AB 529 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Vehicles: speed limits: downward speed zoning.
AB 607 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Vehicles: public transit buses: illuminated signs.
AB 615 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – High-speed rail.
AB 621 by Assemblymember Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) – Vehicle rental agreements.
AB 628 by Assemblymember Connie Conway (R-Visalia) – Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation: County of Inyo.
AB 706 by Assemblymember Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) – Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.
AB 716 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit districts: prohibition orders: Sacramento Regional Transit District: Fresno Area Express: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
AB 957 by Committee on Transportation – Transportation omnibus bill.
AB 1143 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Sacramento Regional Transit District: bonds.
AB 1298 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Vehicles: parking: mobile billboard advertising displays.
SB 468 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Department of Transportation: north coast corridor project: high-occupancy toll lanes.

The Governor also Announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

SB 29 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Vehicles: automated traffic enforcement systems. A veto message can be found here.
SB 910 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

10-7-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

AB 186 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Reportable diseases and conditions.
AB 221 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) – The Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Acts of 2002 and 2006: supportive housing.
AB 258 by Assemblymember Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) – Rabies: vaccinations.
AB 309 by Assemblymember Paul Cook (R-Yucaipa) – Public officers: removal from office.
AB 335 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Workers’ compensation: notices.
AB 378 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Workers’ compensation: pharmacy products.
AB 397 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Workers’ compensation insurance: contractors.
AB 415 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chico) – Healing arts: telehealth.
AB 420 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Redistricting.
AB 564 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) – Income taxes: voluntary contributions: Municipal Shelter Spay-Neuter Fund.
AB 585 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Workers’ compensation: cancer presumption.
AB 873 by Assemblymember Warren T. Furutani (D-Long Beach) – Political Reform Act of 1974: postgovernment employment restrictions. A signing message can be found here.
AB 922 by Assemblymember William Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Office of Patient Advocate.
AB 1117 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) – Animal abuse: penalties.
AB 1136 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Employment safety: health facilities.
AB 1168 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Workers’ compensation: vocational expert fee schedule.
AB 1396 by Committee on Labor and Employment – Employment contract requirements.
AB 1401 by Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media – Employment: minors.
AB 1426 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Workers’ compensation: court administrator.
SB 161 by Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) – Schools: emergency medical assistance: administration of epilepsy medication.
SB 202 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Elections: ballot measures. A signing message can be found here.
SB 397 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Online voter registration.
SB 425 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Cruelty to animals: fighting.
SB 441 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Elections: contributions.
SB 457 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) -Workers’ compensation: liens.
SB 470 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Commercial fishing: salmon stamp.
SB 684 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Workers’ compensation insurance: dispute resolution: arbitration clauses.
SB 818 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Food labeling: olive oil.
SB 826 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) -Workers’ compensation: data reporting requirement: administrative penalties.
SB 857 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Public employment: unlawful strike damages. A signing message can be found here.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 65 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Elections: statewide ballot pamphlet. A veto message can be found here.
AB 211 by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) – Workers’ compensation: permanent disability benefits. A veto message can be found here.
AB 584 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Workers’ compensation: utilization review. A veto message can be found here.
AB 651 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Initiatives: paid circulators. A veto message can be found here.
AB 862 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) – Developmental services: regional centers. A veto message can be found here.
AB 894 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – State government: economic development. A veto message can be found here.
AB 947 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Workers’ compensation: temporary disability payments. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1121 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Dog licensing: issuance: puppy licenses. A veto message can be found here.
AB 1155 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Workers’ compensation. A veto message can be found here.
SB 199 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Elections: vote by mail ballots. A veto message can be found here.
SB 205 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Voter registration: paid registration activities. A veto message can be found here.
SB 334 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Elections: statewide ballot pamphlet. A veto message can be found here.
SB 364 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) –Income taxes: business tax credits: reporting information and penalty. A veto message can be found here.
SB 439 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – Political Reform Act of 1974: PERS: STRS: gift limits. A veto message can be found here.
SB 702 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Dog licensing: microchip implants. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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 0-7-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to protect the oceans and the environment. AB 376, by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), bans the possession and sale of shark fins in California. The practice of “finning” for culinary purposes has led to substantial declines in shark populations worldwide.

“The practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean is not only cruel, but it harms the health of our oceans,” said Governor Brown. “Researchers estimate that some shark populations have declined by more than 90 percent, portending grave threats to our environment and commercial fishing. In the interest of future generations, I have signed this bill.”

While many countries have already banned the practice, it continues unabated in unregulated international waters. By banning the possession and sale of shark fins, California joins Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and Guam in an effort to reduce demand and protect shark populations.

In addition to AB 376, Governor Brown also signed a companion bill by Assemblyman Fong, AB 853, which allows existing stocks of on-hand shark fins to be sold until July 1, 2013.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

 

10-7-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to strengthen maintenance and oversight of natural gas transmission pipelines and improve coordination between gasline operators and first responders. This legislation was developed in response to the explosion in San Bruno on September 9, 2010, which killed eight people, injured numerous others and destroyed dozens of homes.

“We learned very important lessons from the tragic explosion in San Bruno. Pipeline operators and the Public Utilities Commission must take every possible step to keep it from happening again,” said Governor Brown. “These bills protect California’s communities by setting new standards for emergency preparedness, placing automatic shut-off valves in vulnerable areas and ensuring that gas companies pressure test transmission lines.”

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

AB 56 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Gas corporations: rate recovery and expenditure: intrastate pipeline safety.

SB 44 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Public utilities: gas pipeline emergency response standards.

SB 216 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Public utilities: intrastate natural gas pipeline safety.

SB 705 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Natural gas: service and safety.

SB 879 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Natural gas pipelines: safety.

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10-7-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed a series of bills to help ensure the availability of clean drinking water to all Californians.

“Clean drinking water is a basic human right,” said Governor Brown. “The bills I have signed today will help ensure that every Californian has access to clean and safe sources of water. Protecting the water we drink is an absolutely crucial duty of state government.”

Following is a list of the bills signed by Governor Brown:

AB 54 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Drinking water.

AB 938 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez (D-Coachella) – Public water systems.

AB 983 by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) – Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

AB 1194 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Drinking water.

AB 1221 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – State Water Quality Control Fund: State Water Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account.

AB 1292 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: revenue bonds.

SB 244 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Local government: land use: general plan: disadvantaged unincorporated communities.

Reported Previously….

10-6-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed four bills to protect pregnant women and new mothers. The bills ensure maternity services are covered by health insurers and new mothers can no longer lose their health insurance as a result of taking maternity leave.

“Healthy mothers mean healthy babies. I want the next generation of Californians to get the best possible start in life. The bills I signed today require that insurance companies cover maternity services for pregnant women,”said Governor Brown, “and ensures that mothers who take maternity leave no longer have to fear losing their medical coverage.”

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

SB 222 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and AB 210 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – Together, these bills require that every individual and group health insurance policy must provide coverage for maternity services.

SB 299 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – This bill prohibits employers from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under group health plans for women who take maternity leave.

Governor Brown also signed SB 502 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), the Hospital Infant Feeding Act. This bill will help hospitals promote breast feeding.

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10-6-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills to boost California’s economic competitiveness, bring greater fiscal stability to the state and reform the regulatory process to promote business growth:

AB 29 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. A signing message can be found here.

AB 341 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka)- Solid waste: diversion.

AB 410 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Regulations: adoption: disability access.

AB 418 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Tidelands and submerged lands: City and County of San Francisco: Pier 70.

AB 512 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Local government renewable energy self-generation program.

AB 554 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Employment: workforce services.

AB 565 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Conservation: State Coastal Conservancy.

AB 631 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Public utilities: electric vehicle charging stations.

AB 766 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Public works: payroll records.

AB 892 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) – Department of Transportation: environmental review process: federal pilot program.

AB 901 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez (D-Coachella) – Economic development: small business.

AB 981 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – California Pollution Control Financing Authority: Capital Access Loan Program.

AB 982 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Energy: land exchange for renewable energy-related projects.

AB 1149 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Beverage containers: recycling and litter reduction: funds.

AB 1314 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Air resources: Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

AB 1392 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) – Energy.

AB 1398 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Employment of minors: agricultural packing plants.

AB 1423 by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) – Income taxes: federal conformity: Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2010.

SB 108 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Surface mining: idle mines.

SB 225 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – California Pollution Control Financing Authority: Capital Access Loan Program.

SB 555 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Local government: community facilities districts.

SB 570 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District: high polluter vehicles: schoolbuses.

SB 617 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – State government: financial and administrative accountability.

SB 698 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Workforce development: high-performance boards.

SB 734 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – State and local workforce investment boards: funding.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 696 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act. A veto message can be found here.

AB 700 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. A veto message can be found here.

AB 1379 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) – Economic development: public pension funds. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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10-6-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed a package of bills to improve food security and support for lower-income seniors and working families.

–> AB 6 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – CalWORKs and CalFresh.

–> AB 69 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Senior nutrition benefits.

–> AB 152 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Income tax credits for voluntary donations to food banks and State Emergency Food Assistance Program.

–> AB 402 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – CalFresh program: School Lunch Program information.

–> AB 581 by Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – California Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

–> AB 959 by Assemblymember Brian Jones (R-La Mesa) – CalWORKs and CalFresh: reporting.

–> SB 43 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – CalFresh Employment and Training program.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Previously reported updates follow…

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GOVERNOR BROWN ACTS TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA AGAINST CRIMINALS AND PRISON GANGS

10-6-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed SB 26 and Executive Order B-11-11, to help deprive criminals and gang leaders in California’s prisons of one of their favorite means of organizing criminal activity: the contraband cellular phone. Brown said these measures would help “break up an expanding criminal network” that uses cellular phones to plan crimes both inside and outside of prison walls.

“Prisons exist to remove individuals from our communities who would otherwise do harm to their fellow citizens,” said Governor Brown. “When criminals in prison get possession of a cell phone, it subverts the very purpose of incarceration. They use these phones to organize gang activity, intimidate witnesses and commit crimes. Today’s action will help to break up an expanding criminal network and protect law-abiding Californians.”

Existing law prohibits all unauthorized communication with inmates in state prison and provides for accumulation, loss, or denial of time credits based on inmate behavior. SB 26 by Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) strengthens this by making it a misdemeanor to deliver or attempt to deliver a cell phone to an inmate, punishable by six months in jail and up to $5,000 in fines per device. Furthermore, the bill specifies a loss of time credit for inmates found in possession of phones, and facilitates deployment of technologies to block or disrupt unauthorized cellular transmissions from prisons.

Executive Order B-11-11 complements this legislation by mobilizing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to use existing resources to crack down on the prison cell phone problem. The order calls for an increase in physical searches of people who enter prisons, development of technologies to disrupt unauthorized transmissions and a report on the feasibility of creating “airport-style” security at all prison entrances. The full text of the Executive Order follows:

EXECUTIVE ORDER B-11-11

WHEREAS inmates in prisons throughout the United States have increasingly been able to access contraband cell phones and other cellular devices; and

WHEREAS staff in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) discovered nearly 10,700 contraband cellular devices in 2010, and 7,300 through the first six months of this year; and

WHEREAS inmates’ access to these devices presents a risk to public safety and security, and is contrary to correctional and rehabilitative goals; and

WHEREAS these devices can provide inmates with unrestricted and unmonitored access to the Internet, text messaging, and electronic mail; and

WHEREAS hundreds of incidents across the country have occurred in which inmates have used these devices to conduct criminal or gang activities or to victimize law-abiding people; and

WHEREAS controlling inmates’ access to these devices is challenging because 1) the CDCR lacks airport-style security screening for people who enter prisons and instituting it could be costly at a time when the state is facing severe budget restrictions; 2) the CDCR is one of the largest prison systems in the world, and there are hundreds of entry points through which these devices can be smuggled; and 3) federal law prohibits blocking or jamming all cellular-device transmissions originating inside correctional facilities; and

WHEREAS strong measures must nonetheless be taken immediately to ensure the safety of the public and the secure operations of California prisons; and

WHEREAS these measures should include improving the thoroughness by which people entering prisons are searched, increasing the number of random searches of inmates’ cells, penalizing prisoners who are caught with a contraband device, and increasing the use of canines and state-of-the-art technology to find contraband devices; and

WHEREAS these measures should also include implementing a system to intercept and block prisoners’ unauthorized cellular transmissions in a way that complies with federal law by not interfering with authorized wireless devices, radios, and other emergency response communications.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the State of California, do hereby issue the following orders to become effective immediately:

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the CDCR use existing budget resources and pursue all available grants to conduct more thorough searches of people who enter prisons; to increase the number of random searches of inmates’ cells, prison property, and employees; to increase penalties for inmates in possession of contraband devices and anyone who illegally provides contraband devices to inmates; and to increase the use of canines and state-of-the-art technology to find and confiscate contraband cellular devices.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the CDCR develop and deploy a cost-efficient system to interrupt unauthorized cellular transmissions at California’s prisons in a manner consistent with federal law.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Technology Agency collaborate and cooperate with the CDCR to accelerate the approval process for the procurement of a system to interrupt unauthorized cellular transmissions, and that the DGS further facilitate the expedited purchase by the CDCR of any other necessary materials, equipment and services to comply with the directives of this Executive Order.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the CDCR immediately review and prepare an analysis of any barriers to implementing airport-style security screening at all points of entry to California’s correctional institutions, and that this analysis be submitted to the Governor’s Office by December 31, 2011.

This Order is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, against the State of California, its agencies, departments, entities, officers, employees, or any other person.

I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this Order be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this Order.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 6th day of October 2011.

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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.

Governor of California

ATTEST:

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DEBRA BOWEN

Secretary of State

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Legislative Update #2 for Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills to protect children in California:

AB 25 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) – School districts: athletics: concussions and head injuries.

AB 90 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Human trafficking: minors.

AB 194 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Public postsecondary education: priority enrollment: foster youth.

AB 212 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – California Fostering Connections to Success Act.

AB 301 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Medi-Cal: managed care.

AB 395 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Newborn screening program.

AB 687 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Adoption.

AB 709 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Foster children: school placement: immunization records.

AB 717 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Child Abuse Central Index.

AB 735 by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Interns and student assistants: hiring preference.

AB 764 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: Child Victims of Human Trafficking Fund.

AB 1111 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Debt collection: homeless youth.

AB 1319 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina Del Rey) – Product safety: bisphenol A.

SB 309 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – Child day care facilities: school age child care centers: nonminor students.

SB 368 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – Developmental services: decision making.

SB 578 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – Schools: pupils in foster care: course credit.

SB 646 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Toxics: enforcement: lead and cadmium jewelry.

SB 929 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Vehicles: child passenger restraints.

The Governor announced that he has vetoed the following bill:

AB 200 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) – Physical education: Health and Fitness Award Program. A veto message can be found here.

The Governor also signed the following bill to encourage solar power in California:

SB 226 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Environmental quality. A signing message can be foundhere.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

Legislative Update – Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 3:00 p.m.

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed and vetoed the following bills to protect the state budget and strengthen fiscal stability in California:

The Governor has signed the following bills:

AB 42 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – State parks.

AB 187 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – State Auditor: audits: high-risk local government agency audit program.

AB 509 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Federal earned income tax credit: notification: state departments and agencies.

AB 732 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Bond measures: ballot pamphlet: Legislative Analyst: table.

AB 1369 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Personal and corporate income taxes: deductions: illegal activities.

AB 1424 by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) – Franchise Tax Board: delinquent tax debt.

The Governor has also vetoed the following bills:

AB 101 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – Child care: family child care providers: bargaining representative. A veto message can be found here.

AB 1182 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – CalWORKs eligibility: asset limits: vehicles. A veto message can be found here.

AB 1429 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Disaster relief: March 2011 tsunami. A veto message can be found here.

SB 223 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Voter-approved local assessment: vehicles. A veto message can be found here.

SB 356 by Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) – State parks: local operating agreements. A veto message can be found here.

SB 450 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Redevelopment. A veto message can be foundhere.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

10-3-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

AB 143 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Pupil records: privacy rights.

AB 207 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – School attendance: residency requirements.

AB 624 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – California Organized Investment Network.

AB 648 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Clemency.

AB 680 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Pupil safety: comprehensive school safety plans.

AB 751 by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) – Freeway construction.

AB 1028 by Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security – State employees’ retirement.

AB 1151 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) – Public retirement systems: investments: Iran.

AB 1211 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) – Not-for-profit corporations.

AB 1386 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) – Women, minority, and disabled veteran business enterprise procurement.

SB 217 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Mortgage loan originators: licensure.

SB 306 by Senator Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) – Accountancy.

SB 310 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Local development.

SB 381 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – School attendance: residency requirements.

SB 543 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Business and professions: regulatory boards.

SB 933 by Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) – Speech-language pathology and audiology: hearing aid dispensers.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 91 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) – Community colleges: student financial aid: pilot program. A veto message can be found here.

AB 656 by Assemblymember Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) – Committees and commissions: repeal. A veto message can be found here.

SB X1 8 by Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Redevelopment. A veto message can be foundhere.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

10-2-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

• AB 89 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – County employees’ retirement.

• AB 136 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Telecommunications: universal service: speech disabilities.

• AB 156 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Gambling control.

• AB 215 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Emergency services: Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act.

• AB 270 by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) – Satellite wagering.

• AB 396 by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Medi-Cal: juvenile inmates.

• AB 431 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) Retired public accountants.

• AB 507 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) – Controlled substances: pain management.

• AB 634 by Assemblymember Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) – Vertebrate pest control: carbon monoxide.

• AB 678 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Medi-Cal: supplemental provider reimbursement.

• AB 768 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Male circumcision.

• AB 930 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – The California Building Standards Commission.

• AB 946 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Public contracts: Los Angeles County: regional interoperable communications system.

• AB 1024 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Insurance: low-cost automobile insurance: sales.

• AB 1053 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Local government: penalties and fees.

• AB 1059 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Emergency medical care.

• AB 1097 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Transit projects: domestic content.

• AB 1164 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Federal transportation funds.

• AB 1222 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – California Housing Finance Agency.

• AB 1350 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Property taxation: override rates: validation by auditor.

• AB 1403 by Committee on Judiciary – Civil actions.

• AB 1407 by Committee on Judiciary – Liability: social hosts: alcoholic beverages.

• AB 1416 by Committee on Insurance – Insurance omnibus.

• AB 1418 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Tribal gaming: compact ratification.

• AB 1420 by Committee on Governmental – Organization Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

• AB 1425 by Committee on Insurance – Insurance.

• SB 20 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Food facilities: menu labeling.

• SB 36 by Senator Joseph Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – County Health Initiative Matching Fund.

• SB 163 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Attorneys: board of trustees: annual membership fee.

• SB 360 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System.

• SB 384 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Civil actions.

• SB 420 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) – Synthetic cannabinoid compounds.

• SB 550 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Business: manufactured optical discs.

• SB 551 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – State property: tidelands transfer: City of Pittsburg.

• SB 599 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Life insurance: retained-asset account.

• SB 602 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Reader Privacy Act.

• SB 621 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Insurance: life: disability: discretionary clauses.

• SB 712 by Committee on Insurance – Insurance.

• SB 739 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Ports: congestion relief: air pollution mitigation.

• SB 860 by Committee on Natural Resources and Water – Tidelands and submerged lands: public trust lands: mineral rights.

• SB 869 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Automotive repair dealers: airbags.

• SB 922 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Public contracts: public entities: project labor agreements. A signing message can be found here.

• SB 944 by Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development – Business and professions.

• SB 945 by Committee on Health – Medi-Cal: electronic records.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

• AB 129 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Local government: fines and penalties: assessments. A veto messgae can be found here.

• AB 952 by Assemblymember Brian Jones (R-La Mesa) – High-speed rail. A veto message can be found here.

• AB 1147 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D- Davis) – Dependent children: status reports. A veto message can be found here.

• SB 834 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Integrated regional water management plans: contents. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

9-30-2011 #2

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

• AB 436 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Public works: labor compliance.

• AB 536 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Physicians and surgeons.

• AB 655 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) – Healing arts: peer review.

• SB 146 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Healing arts: professional clinical counselors.

• SB 194 by Committee on Government and Finance – Local government: omnibus bill.

• SB 337 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Tenancy: political signs.

• SB 363 by Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside) – Marriage and family therapists.

• SB 540 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Dentistry.

• SB 658 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – Licensed funeral establishments: price list: Internet posting.

• SB 704 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – Healing arts: licensees: Board of Behavioral Sciences.

• SB 824 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) – Opticians: regulation.

The following bill has a signing message attached:

• SB 769 by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) – Mountain lions: display, exhibition, or storage. A signing message can be found here.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bill:

• SB 671 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) – Shorthand reporters: continuing education requirements. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

9-30-2011 #1

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills to protect senior citizens and veterans in California:

• AB 313 by Assemblymember William Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Residential care facilities for the elderly.

• AB 332 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina Del Rey) – Elder abuse.

• AB 574 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

• AB 697 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Veteran: acquisition of home: interest of record.

• AB 1084 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Veterans’ farm and home purchases: shared equity cooperative housing.

• AB 1090 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Taxation: property tax deferment.

• AB 1288 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Public guardians and conservators: authority: property held in trust.

• AB 1293 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Elder abuse: theft or embezzlement: restitution.

• SB 33 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Elder and dependent adult abuse.

• SB 718 by Senator Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) – Elder and dependent adult abuse: mandated reporting.

• SB 806 by Committee on Veterans Affairs – State employees: military leave: salary overpayment.

• SB 813 by Committee on Veterans Affairs – Public postsecondary education: veterans’ enrollment.

• SB 897 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Residential care facilities for the elderly.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bill:

• SB 590 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Life insurance. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

 

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

 

9-29-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills to strengthen public safety in California:

AB 44 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chico) – Inmates: release: notification.

AB 220 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Interstate Compact for Juveniles.

AB 813 by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Sex offenders: punishment: parole.

AB 898 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Crime victims: restitution: fine.

SB 179 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Sex offenders: parole.

SB 534 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Victims of sexual assault.

SB 576 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Sentencing.

SB 622 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Sex offenders: registration.

SB 756 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) –Sex offender registration.

SB 852 by Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) – Corrections: victim notification.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bill:

SB 296 by Senator Roderick Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Criminal street gangs: injunction: petition for exemption. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS LEGISLATION TO STREAMLINE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND FAST-TRACK JOB CREATION

LOS ANGELES – Taking action to fast-track the creation of thousands of jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to streamline environmental review for key construction projects. The two bills, signed during a ceremony at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium, are expected to drive hundreds of millions in economic investment while ensuring all projects meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria.

“It’s time for big thinking and big projects that put Californians back to work,” said Governor Brown. “Projects like Farmers Field can create thousands of jobs during a tough economic time, so it is imperative for the state to cut the red tape that could delay projects like this for years. These bills strike the right balance between protecting our environment and kick-starting jobs and investment in California.”

Governor Brown signed the Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011, AB 900, during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), establishes an expedited regulatory review for projects designated by the Governor as “leadership projects.”

Under AB 900, these projects are not exempt from CEQA, but will go through a fast-track judicial review process in California’s Court of Appeal.

The Governor also signed SB 292 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which designates the Farmers Field NFL football stadium as a leadership project subject to a streamlined review that mirrors AB 900. It enacts a strict set of criteria for the stadium’s construction, requires the project to be carbon neutral, mitigates impacts on traffic and air quality, and establishes a less onerous review process. The only review timeframe reduced by SB 292 impacts the City of Los Angeles and the developer, who will now have 5 days—rather than 30—to reply to project challengers, who retain the timeframes already laid out by CEQA.

“I’m pleased the Governor has signed the legislation to move the Farmers Field and Convention Center Project forward in a way consistent with California’s environmental laws,” said Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). “This project will create 23,000 jobs for our economy while building the most environmentally advanced stadium in the United States. This stadium will be a source of pride for every Californian.”

“There is no more important priority than creating jobs for Californians and growing our economy,” said Senator Steinberg. “These bills will create tens of thousands of new jobs for hardworking people in Los Angeles and throughout our state, while also respecting the quality of life and environment California is famous for around the world.”

Construction of the 68,000 seat stadium is expected to generate more than 10,000 jobs, bringing in an estimated $40 million a year to the city, county and state. AEG’s design for Farmers Field would make it “the most environmentally friendly stadium in the nation,” a LEED-certified facility with a net zero carbon footprint.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

AB 28 by Assemblymember Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) Governmental reorganization.

AB 241 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Los Angeles) Gambling: moratorium.

AB 316 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) Grand theft: copper materials.

AB 424 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) Pawnbrokers.

AB 468 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) Property taxes: TEA formula allocation: maintenance or improvement districts: City of Simi Valley.

AB 563 by Assemblymember Warren T. Furutani (D-Long Beach) Property taxation: assessor: disclosure: appraisal information.

AB 905 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) Disposition of remains: authorized agent.

AB 914 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) State Commissions: market information.

AB 997 by Assemblymember Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) Professional fiduciaries.

AB 1025 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Harbors and ports: inland pilots.

AB 1041 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) Vehicles: delinquent parking violations: video imaging: transit-only lanes.

AB 1076 by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) Credit unions.

AB 1086 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) Transactions and use taxes: County of Alameda.

AB 1102 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) State Auditor.

AB 1215 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) Vehicles: electronic processing of documents: titling and registration.

AB 1394 by Committee on Health Health care facilities: financing.

SB 177 by Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) Congregate living health facilities.

SB 215 by Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) Invasive aquatic species: mussels.

SB 233 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) Emergency services and care.

SB 305 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) Satellite wagering: minisatellite facilities.

SB 369 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) Dungeness crab.

SB 484 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) Public records: health care services contract records.

SB 513 by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) Renderers and farmers’ markets: regulatory fees.

SB 539 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) Nursing.

SB 541 by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) Regulatory boards: expert consultants.

SB 549 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) Eggs: assessment fees.

SB 565 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) Transportation.

SB 642 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) Vehicles: manufacturers and distributors.

SB 773 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) Accountants.

SB 792 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) Surface mining: mineral resource management policies.

SB 859 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) Vehicles: records: confidentiality.

SB 940 by Committee on Education Education.

SB 941 by Committee on Education Teachers: credentialing.

SB 942 by Committee on Education Education.

SB 943 by Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development Healing arts.

SB 947 by Committee on Governance and Finance Property taxation.

SB 948 by Committee on Governance and Finance Property taxation.

The following bill has a signing message attached:

SB 707 by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) Agricultural development. A signing message can be found here.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

AB 135 by Assemblymember Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) State Air Resources Board: membership: small business owner. A veto message can be found here.

AB 559 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) Civil actions: costs. A veto message can be found here.

AB 650 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) Blue Ribbon Task Force on Public Transportation for the 21st Century. A veto message can be found here.

AB 750 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) Finance: investment trust blue ribbon task force. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

Legislative Update – Saturday, September 23, 2011 – GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO CREATE CALIFORNIA JOBS, LEVEL THE RETAIL PLAYING FIELD AND GUARANTEE FUTURE REVENUE FROM ONLINE SALES

9-23-2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Approving a landmark legislative compromise that creates jobs and ensures that online retailers do not receive an unfair tax advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a bill that requires Amazon and other internet retailers to collect sales taxes starting next year.

AB 155 (Calderon) paves the way for a nationwide solution by giving internet retailers time to push for passage of a federal bill that mirrors California’s legislation.

“A prolonged, costly ballot battle is a benefit to no one,” Governor Brown said. “This landmark legislation not only levels the playing field between online retailers and California’s brick-and-mortar businesses, it will also create tens of thousands of jobs and inject hundreds of millions of dollars back into critical services like education and public safety in future years. It’s time for Washington to follow our lead and forge a bipartisan national solution.”

AB X1 28, passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor in June as part of the budget, affirmed that out-of-state online retailers like Amazon must collect sales tax. Today’s compromise legislation delays those tax collection obligations to give online companies time to seek an alternative national solution. In exchange for the additional window of time the bill provides, Amazon has pledged to create at least 10,000 full-time jobs and hire 25,000 seasonal employees in California by the end of 2015. This will generate an estimated half billion dollars of capital investment in California. Amazon will also drop its referendum challenge to AB X1 28.

“Amazon is grateful for Governor Brown’s support of this bill and enactment of federal legislation, and we look forward to creating thousands of jobs in California,” said Paul Misener, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Amazon.

If Congress fails to act on nationwide legislation, online sales tax collection in California will begin September 15, 2012.

The Board of Equalization has estimated that California loses over $1 billion annually from uncollected use taxes. Their analysis also shows that California currently loses at least $83 million annually in uncollected state and local use tax attributed to Amazon’s sales in California.

Today’s compromise is supported by thousands of businesses, including Barnes & Noble Inc., Best Buy Inc., Crate & Barrel, Daniel’s Jewelers, Gap Inc., The Home Depot Inc., J.C. Penney Company Inc., Lowe’s Companies Inc., Safeway Inc., Sears Holding Corporation, Target Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Westfield Group, and many other small and medium sized businesses across California.

“This is a major victory for brick-and-mortar businesses in this state. We thank Governor Jerry Brown and the leaders in the California State Legislature who have demonstrated their commitment to our businesses by passing and signing e-fairness into law,” said California Retailers Association President and CEO Bill Dombrowski. “Amazon’s concession to finally begin collecting sales tax in California is a groundbreaking moment that sends a strong message to Washington that it is time to stop giving special treatment to a select few. All retailers deserve the chance to compete, grow and create jobs on a level playing field, without government picking winners and losers.”

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September 21, 2011 – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 214 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Professional photocopiers.

–> AB 261 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Property tax: tax-defaulted property.

–> AB 289 by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) – Sales and use taxes: exemption: charitable thrift stores.

–> AB 348 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Highways: Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone.

–> AB 560 by Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) – Professional limited liability partnerships.

–> AB 623 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Alcoholic beverage licensees: limited off-sale retail wine license.

–> AB 636 by Assemblymember Stephen T. Knight (R-Lancaster) – Military service: benefits.

–> AB 667 by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Medi-Cal: subacute care program.

–> AB 689 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Insurance: annuity transactions.

–> AB 1023 by Assemblymember Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine) – Maintenance of the codes.

–> AB 1074 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Personal liability immunity: telecommunications service providers.

–> AB 1128 by Assemblymember Warren T. Furutani (D-Long Beach) – Vehicles: Terminal Island Freeway: special permits.

–> AB 1338 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – Redevelopment.

–> AB 1430 by Committee on Local Government – The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 omnibus bill.

–> AB X1 16 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Local Revenue Fund 2011.

–> AB X1 17 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Criminal Justice Realignment of 2011.

–> AB X1 30 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Budget Act of 2011: revisions.

–> AB X1 32 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Education finance.

–> AB 32 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Alcoholic beverages: definitions: rectifiers.

–> SB 131 by Senator Ted Gaines (R-Fair Oaks) – Insurance: surplus line brokers: statement of business transacted.

–> SB 193 by Committee on Governance and Finance – Validations.

–> SB 428 by Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) – Lester’s Law of 2011.

–> SB 495 by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) – Unclaimed property.

–> SB 506 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – State finance: warrants.

–> SB 608 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Prison Industry Authority: nonprofit organizations: prison-made goods.

–> SB 619 by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) – California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009: exemptions.

–> SB 647 by Committee on Judiciary – Civil law: omnibus bill.

–> SB X1 4 by Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Account.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> SB 386 by Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) – State parks: proposed closures: public notice. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 715 by Senator Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) – Annuity transactions. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 847 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Medical Marijuana Program: zoning restrictions: residential use. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

9-16-2011 – SACRAMENTO – Moving swiftly to keep California’s fiscal house in order, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed two bills that will help maintain the state’s balanced budget and vetoed a third bill that would have undermined investor confidence in California’s bonds.

“Job number one is protecting the integrity of our balanced budget, because it directly impacts California’s financial stability,” said Governor Brown. “The two bills I signed today provide critical revenues that will keep our budget balanced, and I thank the Legislature—both Republicans and Democrats—for working together to pass them.”

“I am vetoing a third bill that would have undermined investor confidence in California by altering the budget’s mechanisms for automatic trigger cuts. The trigger mechanisms were adopted when I signed the budget and were essential to improving our credit standing. Indeed, our no-gimmick, on-time budget was the reason S&P assigned its highest rating to the short-term notes sold this past week—the first time that’s happened since 2007,” said Governor Brown.

The Governor signed SB 335 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). This law will provide additional funds to hospitals and protect health care services for low-income, vulnerable patients and children by extending the Hospital Quality Insurance Fee. SB 335 will raise $7 billion in revenue, bring in an additional $6.1 billion in new federal funds and will save the state’s General Fund more than $850 million over a 30-month period. This amounts to over $500 million more in savings to the State General Fund than previously estimated.

Governor Brown also signed ABX1 21 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys), which extends a tax on Medi-Cal managed health care plans for an additional year. This law will help maintain health coverage for thousands of children and teenagers through the Healthy Families Program. It will raise more than $200 million in new revenue, bring in an additional $300 million in federal funds, and save the General Fund $103 million this year.

“These bills represent a solid partnership between private business and the state to fund vital healthcare services while continuing to live within our means during these difficult economic times,” said Governor Brown. “They also show what the legislators can accomplish when they work together as Californians, not mere party members.”

The Governor vetoed SBX1 6 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, which alters the trigger cuts mechanism in the 2011-2012 state budget. The bill would have required the Director of the Department of Finance to consult with legislative leaders on alternatives to the cuts outlined in the budget and thereby raise questions that could affect the sales of Revenue Anticipation Notes and General Obligation bonds.

A signing message for SB 335 and ABX1 21 can be found here. A veto message for SBX1 6 can be found here.

9-7-2011 (#2)

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 75 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Documents: notaries public: solicitations.

–> AB 151 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Medicare supplement coverage.

–> AB 195 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-Baldwin Park) – Local public employee organizations.

–> AB 240 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Compensation recovery actions: liquidated damages.

–> AB 337 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Ocean resources: Ocean Protection Council: sustainable seafood.

–> AB 475 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina Del Rey) – Vehicles: offstreet parking: electric vehicles.

–> AB 483 by Assemblymember Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) – Housing finance.

–> AB 504 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – School districts: County of Santa Barbara: special taxes.

–> AB 516 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) – Safe routes to school.

–> AB 654 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Local government: historical property.

–> AB 818 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Solid waste: multifamily dwellings.

–> AB 1152 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Groundwater.

–> AB 1163 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Education: California Educational Facilities Authority.

–> AB 1384 by Assemblymember Steven C. Bradford (D-Inglewood) – Expungement standards.

–> AB 1402 by Committee on Public Safety – Deadly weapons.

–> AB 1408 by Committee on Banking and Finance – General obligation bonds.

–> AB 1428 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Disaster relief: tsunami.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> AB 446 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) – Juveniles: restorative justice program. A veto message can be found here.

–> AB 1216 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Land use: notice of proposed change: assisted housing developments. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

9-7-2011  (#1)

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 177 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) – Juveniles: parenting classes.

–> AB 307 by Assemblymember Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert) – Joint powers agreements: public agency: federally recognized Indian tribe.

–> AB 547 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Voting.

–> AB 629 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Veterans cemetery.

–> AB 1304 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Linked learning.

–> SB 8 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Public records: auxiliary organizations and UC campus foundations.

–> SB 10 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Military and veterans: Veterans’ Home Allied Council.

–> SB 110 by Senator Michael J. Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Real property disclosures: mining operations.

–> SB 327 by Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments – Elections: procedure.

–> SB 332 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Rental dwellings: smoking.

–> SB 374 by Senator Tony A. Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) – Gambling control: key employee licenses.

–> SB 390 by Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Butte) – Crimes: assault and battery: search and rescue teams.

–> SB 406 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – Battery: security officers and custodial officers.

–> SB 493 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – State surplus property.

–> SB 557 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego)– Family justice centers.

–> SB 559 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Discrimination: genetic information.

–> SB 563 by Committee on Transportation and Housing – Common interest developments: meetings.

–> SB 668 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Local government: Williamson Act.

–> SB 674 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Telecommunications: master-metering: data security.

–> SB 801 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego)– Political Reform Act of 1974: statement of economic interests.

–> SB 913 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Juvenile offenders: medical care.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> AB 142 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) n Criminal procedure: pleas. A veto message can be found here.

–> AB 274 by Assemblymember Martin Garrick (R-Carlsbad) n Unemployment insurance benefits: claims: right to respond. A veto message can be found here.

–> AB 293 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) n Vote by mail ballots. A veto message can be found here.

–> AB 390 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) n Vehicles: identification cards: notification of renewal. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 28 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) n Vehicles: electronic wireless communications devices: prohibitions. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 88 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) n Elections: names of candidates. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 105 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) n Public safety: snow sport helmets. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 111 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) n Civil rights: language restrictions. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 350 by Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) n Public Employees’ Retirement System: preretirement death benefits. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 448 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) n Elections. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 745 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) n Pupils: school attendance: school districts of choice. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 888 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) n Crime: picketing. A veto message can be found here.

The following bill has been chaptered without the Governoris signature:

–> AB 412 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) n Emergency medical services. A message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

9-6-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 134 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Appropriation of water: Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District.

–> AB 147 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Subdivisions.

–> AB 255 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Hazardous waste: latex paint: collection facility.

–> AB 362 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Elections: specified local offices: write-in candidate.

–> AB 398 by Assemblymember Mike L. Morrell (R-Redlands) – State Fire Marshal: certification.

–> AB 462 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Air pollution districts: fees: schoolbuses.

–> AB 528 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Fish and game: steelhead trout.

–> AB 566 by Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Tracy) – Resources: surface mining.

–> AB 587 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Public works: volunteers.

–> AB 711 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Property taxation: administration: rebuttable presumption: owner-occupied.

–> AB 749 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control: report.

–> AB 762 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) – Public health: medical waste.

–> AB 793 by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) – Insurance producers: reverse mortgages.

–> AB 835 by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Community colleges: Economic and Workforce Development Program.

–> AB 897 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Horse racing: quarter horse racing.

–> AB 936 by Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) – Redevelopment: debt forgiveness.

–> AB 1400 by Committee on Human Services – Public social services.

–> SB 4 by Senator Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) – Mortgages.

–> SB 107 by Senator Curren D. Price (D-Los Angeles) – Physical education: California Interscholastic Federation.

–> SB 117 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Public contracts: prohibitions: discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.

–> SB 264 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Recreational activities: skateboard parks.

–> SB 303 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Food safety: food handlers.

–> SB 325 by Senator Michael J. Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Central California Railroad Authority.

–> SB 341 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Vehicles: construction vehicles: backup alarms.

–> SB 380 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Continuing medical education.

–> SB 423 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – School facilities: local bond measures.

–> SB 532 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) – Pupil instruction: high school curriculum: advanced placement courses: International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

–> SB 562 by Committee on Transportation and Housing – Housing omnibus bill.

–> SB 596 by Senator Curren D. Price (D-Los Angeles) – Insurance: disclosures.

–> SB 607 by Senator Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) – State Water Resources Control Board: water quality: brackish groundwater treatment.

–> SB 609 by Senator Goria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) – Public Employment Relations Board: final orders.

–> SB 664 by Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions – Financial institutions.

–> SB 751 by Senator Ted Gaines (R-Fair Oaks) – Health care coverage: provider contracts.

–> SB 774 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Public postsecondary education: parking fees.

–> SB 805 by Committee on Veterans Affairs – Sales and use taxes: consumers: veterans: itinerant vendors.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> SB 211 by Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside) – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: tire inflation regulation. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 724 by Senator Bob Dutton (R-Inland Empire) – State Air Resources Board: mobile source certification. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

9-1-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 188 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Property tax exemption: principal residence: veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses.

–> AB 571 by Assemblymember Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) – Corporations: distributions.

–> AB 657 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Corporations: statement of information: Secretary of State.

–> AB 674 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Vehicles: registration fees.

–> AB 708 by Assemblymember Stephen T. Knight (R-Lancaster) – Crimes involving hidden recordings: statute of limitations.

–> AB 771 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Torrance) – Common interest developments: requests for documents: fees.

–> AB 820 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Property taxation: fee: preparation of certificate.

–> AB 902 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Taxation: property tax delinquency and sales.

–> AB 971 by Assemblymember William W. Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: California Sea Otter Fund.

–> AB 1103 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Land use: housing element.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

8-31-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

—> AB 139 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – State claims.

—> AB 434 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chico) – County penalties: forensic laboratories.

—> AB 1300 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Medical marijuana.

—> SB 24 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Personal information: privacy.

—> SB 207 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – State claims.

—> SB 514 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Dextromethorphan: sale to minors prohibited.

—> SB 636 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Personal information: Internet disclosure prohibition.

—> SB 796 by Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) – State hospitals: prohibited items: misdemeanor penalty.

8-30-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill:

—> AB 110 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Courts.

For full text of these and other bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

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8-8-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 84 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Elections: new citizens.

–> AB 413 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Elections: all-mailed ballot elections.

–> AB 459 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Electoral college: interstate compact.

–> AB 461 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Write-in candidates.

–> AB 503 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Processing write-in votes.

–> AB 1343 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Vote by mail: procedures: permanent vote by mail voters: failure to return ballot.

–> AB 1357 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Voter registration.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bill:

–> AB 1395 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Public employment. A veto message can be found here.

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8-5-2011 – 11:45 a.m.

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 140 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Claims against the state: payment.

–> AB 141 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Jurors: electronic communications.

–> AB 364 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Martinez) – Restitution: asset seizures: fraud and embezzlement.

–> AB 1026 by Assemblymember Stephen Knight (R-Lancaster) – Assault: force likely to produce great bodily injury.

–> AB 1133 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) – Grand jurors: conflict of interest.

–> AB 1349 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Paternity: conflicting presumptions.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> AB 201 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Torrance) – Veterans courts. A veto message can be found here.

–> AB 312 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Civil rights: homeless persons. A veto message can be found here.

8-4-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 61 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Riverside) – Neighborhood electric vehicles.

–> AB 209 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Environment: CEQA: lead agency: documents.

–> AB 349 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Vehicles: State Highway Route 101: licensed carriers of livestock.

–> AB 384 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – State forest land: Jackson Demonstration State Forest.

–> AB 470 by Assemblymember Linda Halderman (R-Clovis) – Air pollution districts: fees: schoolbus retrofits.

–> AB 561 by Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) – Ventura County Watershed Protection District: indebtedness.

–> AB 686 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Local sales and use taxes: transaction and use taxes.

–> AB 1125 by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) – Public health: County of San Luis Obispo and Los Osos Community Services District.

–> AB 1272 by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Torrance) – State property: surplus.

–> AB 1390 by Committee on Utilities and Commerce – Energy crisis litigation.

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8-3-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 55 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Unemployment compensation: employer: motion picture industry.

–> AB 123 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) – School safety: disruption threatening pupil’s immediate physical safety.

–> AB 619 by Assemblymember Linda Halderman (R-Clovis) – Massage therapy.

–> AB 670 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – California State University: admissions.

–> AB 677 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Education finance: Oakland Unified School District: sale of surplus property.

–> AB 690 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Portable electronics insurance.

–> AB 956 by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Baldwin Park) – Marriage and family therapy: interns and trainees: advertisements.

–> AB 1013 by Committee on Higher Education – Private postsecondary education.

–> AB 1091 by Assemblymember Mike Morrell (R-Redlands) – Contractors.

–> AB 1267 by Assemblymember Linda Halderman (R-Clovis) – Physicians and surgeons: certificate.

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8-2-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill:

–> AB X1 14 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Energy: energy upgrade financing.

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08-01-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 494 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chico) – Alcoholic beverages: possession: Sacramento River.

–> AB 1014 by Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Food facilities: definition.

–> SB 38 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Radiation control: health facilities and clinics: records.

–> SB 39 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Alcoholic beverages: caffeinated beer beverages.

–> SB 62 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – Local government: Los Angeles County: notice of recordation.

–> SB 79 by Committee on Budget – State funds: State Agency Investment Fund.

–> SB 93 by Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Health and human services.

–> SB 112 by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) – State mandates: claiming instructions.

–> SB 133 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Natural resources: Cache Creek Resource Management Plan.

–> SB 238 by Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) – Athlete agents.

–> SB 272 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Leave of absence: organ donation.

–> SB 274 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Healing arts.

–> SB 285 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Massage therapy instruction: fraud: criminal prosecutions.

–> SB 290 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – Neighborhood electric vehicles.

–> SB 422 by Senator Roderick Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Reporting of certain communicable diseases.

–> SB 593 by Senator Ted Gaines (R-Fair Oaks) – Political Reform Act of 1974: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: members: statement of economic interests.

–> SB 687 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Criminal procedure: informants.

–> SB 720 by Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) – Vehicles: drivers’ licenses: military personnel and their spouses.

–> SB 723 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Restraining orders.

–> SB 732 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Horse racing: northern zone: vanning of starters.

–> SB 741 by Senator Bob Dutton (R-Inland Empire) – Alternative Protest Pilot Project.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> SB 168 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Petitions: compensation for signatures. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 582 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) – Commute benefit policies. A veto message can be found here.

–> SB 627 by Senator Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) – Vehicles: driving schools and traffic violator schools: licensees. A veto message can be found here.

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07-29-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill:

–> AB 80 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – Presidential primary: election date.

For full text of the bill, visit: [url]http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html[/url].

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California Governor’s Legislative Updates 7/25/2011 – 7/27/2011

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Wednesday, 7-27-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 116 by Committee on Budget – Criminal justice realignment.

–> AB 193 by Assemblymember Stephen Knight (R-Lancaster) – Polling place designation.

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Tuesday, 7-26-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 107 by Committee on Budget – Public resources.

–> AB 108 by Committee on Budget – Education.

–> AB 120 by Committee on Budget – Public resources.

–> SB 203 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – County employee retirement: boards.

–> SB 206 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Claim against the state: appropriation.

–> SB 220 by Senator Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles) – Life insurance: group policies.

–> SB 424 by Senator Mike Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Mechanics liens: design professionals.

–> SB 426 by Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) – Tenancy: eviction: notices.

–> SB 430 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Strangulation.

–> SB 713 by Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) – Insurance: proceeds: disclosure.

–> SB 917 by Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) – Animal abuse.

–> SB 926 by Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) – Dependent children: relative placements: disclosure.

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Monday, 7-25-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills:

–> AB 23 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) – Local agency meetings: simultaneous meetings: compensation disclosure.

–> AB 82 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Riverside) – Vehicles: firefighting equipment.

–> AB 130 by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) – Student financial aid: eligibility: California Dream Act of 2011. Video of today’s signing can be found here.

–> AB 159 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Community care facilities: foster family agencies.

–> AB 169 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) – Education finance.

–> AB 182 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Political Reform Act of 1974: statements of economic interests.

–> AB 222 by Committee on Agriculture – Food and Agriculture: omnibus bill.

–> AB 280 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) – Horse racing: California-bred horses and parimutuel tickets.

–> AB 417 by Assemblymember Bill Berryhill (R-Stockton) – Structural pest control.

–> AB 426 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Transit fare evasion.

–> AB 454 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) – Protective orders: early termination.

–> AB 458 by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) – Guardianship.

–> AB 611 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Private postsecondary education: unaccredited doctoral degree program.

–> AB 612 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Parks and recreation: districts: repayment of indebtedness.

–> AB 713 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Military service: legal benefits.

–> AB 741 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Onsite wastewater disposal.

–> AB 782 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Public employee benefits: audits.

–> AB 807 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Vehicles: taxicab transportation services: periodic reports.

–> AB 912 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Local government: organization.

–> AB 943 by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Public contracts: California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission: local contracts: alternative procedures.

–> AB 966 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Public cemetery districts: nonresident burial.

–> AB 1029 by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) – Community colleges: course approval.

–> AB 1082 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Powers of attorney: statutory form power of attorney.

–> AB 1105 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – High-occupancy toll lanes: roadway markings.

–> AB 1127 by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) – Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct.

–> AB 1269 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) – Classified school employees: layoff: reemployment.

–> AB 1305 by Assemblymember Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) – Decedents’ estates: smaller estates.

–> AB 1412 by Committee on Elections and Redistricting – Vote by mail.

–> SB 91 by Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Adult day health care centers.

–> SB 154 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) – Marriage licenses: vital records: fees: domestic violence: Solano County.

–> SB 209 by Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) – Common interest developments: electric vehicle charging stations. A signing messasge can be found here.

–> SB 235 by Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) – Water conservation districts: reduction in number of directors.

–> SB 614 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Childhood immunization.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

–> AB 96 by Committee on Budget – Keeping Adults Free from Institutions program. A veto message can be found here.

–> AB 455 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – Public employment: local public employee organizations. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

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