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SB 1182 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Sections 11350.5 and 11377.5 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Controlled Substances.

Controlled substances

Cathleen Galgiani / The bill has become law (chaptered).

(1)Existing law generally provides that the possession of ketamine, gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and flunitrazepam is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year. This bill would make it a felony, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years, to possess ketamine, flunitrazepam, or GHB, with the intent to commit sexual… More
(1)Existing law generally provides that the possession of ketamine, gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and flunitrazepam is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year. This bill would make it a felony, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years, to possess ketamine, flunitrazepam, or GHB, with the intent to commit sexual assault, as defined for these purposes to include, among other acts, rape, sodomy, and oral copulation. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

AB 2888 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 1203.065 of the Penal Code, Relating to Probation.

Sex crimes: mandatory prison sentence

Evan Low, Bill Dodd / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law prohibits a court from granting probation or suspending the execution or imposition of a sentence if a person is convicted of violating specified provisions of law, including rape by force, pandering, aggravated sexual assault of a child, and others. This bill would prohibit a court from granting probation or suspending the execution or imposition of a sentence if a person is… More
Existing law prohibits a court from granting probation or suspending the execution or imposition of a sentence if a person is convicted of violating specified provisions of law, including rape by force, pandering, aggravated sexual assault of a child, and others. This bill would prohibit a court from granting probation or suspending the execution or imposition of a sentence if a person is convicted of rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object, or oral copulation if the victim was either unconscious or incapable of giving consent due to intoxication. Hide

SB 1458 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 205.5 and 5097 Of, and to Add Sections 4831.1 and 5097.3 To, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy.

Property taxation: exemptions: disabled veterans

Patricia C. Bates / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing property tax law provides, pursuant to the authorization of the California Constitution, a disabled veteran’s property tax exemption for the principal place of residence of a veteran or a veteran’s spouse, including an unmarried surviving spouse, if the veteran, because of an injury incurred in military service, is blind in both eyes, has lost the use of 2 or more limbs, or is… More
Existing property tax law provides, pursuant to the authorization of the California Constitution, a disabled veteran’s property tax exemption for the principal place of residence of a veteran or a veteran’s spouse, including an unmarried surviving spouse, if the veteran, because of an injury incurred in military service, is blind in both eyes, has lost the use of 2 or more limbs, or is totally disabled, as those terms are defined, or if the veteran has, as a result of a service-connected injury or disease, died while on active duty in military service. That law defines a veteran for its purposes as a person who, among other things, is serving in or has served in and has been discharged under honorable conditions from service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. This bill, for property tax lien dates for the 2017–18 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, would expand that definition of veteran to include a person who has been discharged in other than dishonorable conditions from service under those same conditions and who has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be eligible for federal veterans’ health and medical benefits. Existing property tax law allows the correction of certain errors resulting in incorrect entries on the property tax roll within 4 years after the making of the assessment. This bill would extend the time for correcting errors to the roll related to the disabled veterans’ exemption to 8 years. Existing law requires property taxes to be refunded upon the filing of a claim within 8 years after making the payment sought to be refunded if the claim relates to the disabled veterans’ exemption. This bill would instead require a refund on a claim filed within 8 years after making the payment sought to be refunded, or within 60 days of the date of a specified notice, whichever is later. Existing property tax law authorizes any taxes paid before or after delinquency to be refunded by the county tax collector within 4 years after the date of payment under specified conditions. This bill would authorize any taxes paid before or after delinquency to be refunded by the county tax collector within 8 years after the date of payment if the amount paid exceeds the amount due on the property as a result of corrections to the roll that relate to the disabled veterans’ exemption. By changing the manner in which local county officials administer property tax refunds with respect to the disabled veterans’ exemption, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Section 2229 of the Revenue and Taxation Code requires the Legislature to reimburse local agencies annually for certain property tax revenues lost as a result of any exemption or classification of property for purposes of ad valorem property taxation. This bill would provide that, notwithstanding Section 2229 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made and the state shall not reimburse local agencies for property tax revenues lost by them pursuant to the bill. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy. Hide

SB 1442 (2015-2016) - An Act to Repeal Section 261 of the Education Code, and to Amend Sections 11135, 11136, 11137, 11139, 12930, and 12935 Of, to Add Section 12957 To, to Add Chapter 18 (Commencing with Section 7400) and Chapter 18.1 (Commencing with Section 7405) to Division 7 of Title 1 Of, and to Repeal Sections 11138, 11139.3, 11139.5, 11139.6, and 11139.7 Of, the Government Code, Relating to Discrimination.

Discrimination: regulations and enforcement

Carol Liu / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and eligibility for government programs and benefits based upon specified personal characteristics. Under existing law, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency is charged with enforcement of civil rights violations, including discrimination. Existing law requires the… More
Existing law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and eligibility for government programs and benefits based upon specified personal characteristics. Under existing law, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency is charged with enforcement of civil rights violations, including discrimination. Existing law requires the department and other state agencies that administer programs or activities funded by the state or that receive financial assistance from the state and that enter into contracts for services to be provided to the public, as specified, to promulgate regulations to prohibit discrimination. This bill would reorganize various statutes regarding discrimination. The bill would also remove the requirement that those state agencies promulgate regulations to prohibit discrimination under these provisions and would require the investigation and enforcement of the above-described antidiscrimination provisions to be performed by the department. The bill would require that specified regulations implementing these provisions be transferred to the portion of the California Code of Regulations that is under the authority of the department and would authorize the department to add to, amend, or repeal the regulations, as necessary. Existing law authorizes the provision of housing for homeless youth, as defined, and occupies the field of regulation of housing for homeless youth. This bill would reorganize these provisions by making them part of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The bill would also make conforming changes. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 12930 of the Government Code, proposed by AB 2707, to be operative only if AB 2707 and this bill are both chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last. Hide

SB 1439 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Sections 87604.5, 89521, and 92612.1 to the Education Code, Relating to Postsecondary Education.

Postsecondary education: academic and administrative employees: disclosure of sexual harassment

Marty Block / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

(1)Under existing law, the segments of postsecondary education in this state include the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University to employ persons in academic and administrative positions in order to carry out… More
(1)Under existing law, the segments of postsecondary education in this state include the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University to employ persons in academic and administrative positions in order to carry out the functions of their respective institutions. The California Constitution provides that the University of California constitutes a public trust administered by the Regents of the University of California, a corporation in the form of a board, with full powers of organization and government, subject to legislative control only for specified purposes. This bill would require the Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of the California State University, and the community college district governing boards to require as part of the hiring process for an appointment to an academic or administrative position that the applicant disclose any final administrative decision, as defined, or final judicial decision, as defined, determining that the applicant committed sexual harassment. The bill would prohibit the University of California, the California State University, or a community college district from asking an applicant to disclose, orally or in writing, information concerning any final administrative decision or final judicial decision described above, including any inquiry about an applicable decision on any employment application, until it has determined that the applicant meets the minimum employment qualifications stated in the notice issued for the position. To the extent that these provisions would impose new requirements on community college district governing boards, this bill would constitute a state-mandated local program. (2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide

SB 1406 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 54.27 to the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 8299.08 of the Government Code, Relating to Disability Access.

Construction-related accessibility: education entities

Tony Mendoza / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides that individuals with disabilities or medical conditions have the same right as the general public to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices, public facilities, and other public places. Existing law requires an attorney who provides a demand letter or… More
Existing law provides that individuals with disabilities or medical conditions have the same right as the general public to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices, public facilities, and other public places. Existing law requires an attorney who provides a demand letter or sends or serves a complaint containing a claim of a violation of any construction-related accessibility standard, as defined, with respect to a place of public accommodation, to send a copy of the demand letter or complaint to the California Commission on Disability Access within 5 business days of providing the demand letter or sending or serving the complaint. Existing law further requires an attorney who sends or serves that complaint to notify the commission of judgment, settlement, or dismissal of the claim or claims alleged in the complaint and other specified information within 5 business days of the judgment, settlement, or dismissal. This bill, with specified exceptions, would also require an attorney who provides a prelitigation letter or sends or serves a complaint alleging a construction-related accessibility claim, as defined, against an education entity, as defined, to send a copy of the prelitigation letter or complaint to the commission within 5 business days of providing the prelitigation letter or sending or serving the complaint, would require the attorney to also submit information about the complaint with the copy of the complaint, and would further require the attorney to submit the notification of judgment, settlement, or dismissal to the commission, as described above. The bill would subject an attorney who fails to comply with these requirements to discipline and would require the commission to review and report on the prelitigation letters, complaints, and notifications of case outcomes the commission receives pursuant to these requirements, as specified. Hide

SB 1379 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 87482.3 of the Education Code, Relating to Community Colleges.

Community colleges: part-time, temporary employees

Tony Mendoza / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. Existing… More
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Existing law authorizes the establishment of community college districts under the administration of community college governing boards, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at community college campuses throughout the state. Existing law requires that a person employed to teach adult or community college classes for not more than 67% of the hours per week of a full-time employee having comparable duties, excluding substitute service, be classified as a temporary employee and not a contract employee. A.B. 1690 of the 2015–16 Regular Session would require community college districts without a collective bargaining agreement with part-time, temporary faculty in effect as of January 1, 2017, to, on or after January 1, 2017, commence negotiations with the exclusive representatives for part-time, temporary faculty regarding certain terms and conditions. This bill would instead, among other things, require that minimum standards be established for the terms of reemployment preference for part-time, temporary faculty assignments, extend the time frame for compliance to July 1, 2017, and make compliance with the provisions a condition of receiving funds allocated for the Student Success and Support Program in the annual Budget Act. To the extent that this bill would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide

SB 1336 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 358 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Dependent Children.

Dependent children: investigation: relatives

Hannah-Beth Jackson / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires a county social worker to investigate the circumstances of each child taken into temporary custody by a peace officer who has reasonable cause to believe the child is the victim of abuse or neglect. Existing law requires the social worker to conduct an investigation to identify and locate adult relatives of the child and to provide him or her with a specified relative… More
Existing law requires a county social worker to investigate the circumstances of each child taken into temporary custody by a peace officer who has reasonable cause to believe the child is the victim of abuse or neglect. Existing law requires the social worker to conduct an investigation to identify and locate adult relatives of the child and to provide him or her with a specified relative information form. Existing law further requires the social worker to initiate an assessment of the suitability of a relative who requests that the child be placed with him or her. Under existing law, the juvenile court is required to hold a hearing to determine the proper disposition to be made of a child adjudged a dependent of the juvenile court. Existing law requires the court to consider the social study of the child made by the social worker before the court arrives at its judgment. This bill would require the juvenile court to make a finding as to whether the social worker exercised due diligence in conducting his or her investigation to identify, locate, and notify the child’s relatives. Hide

SB 1311 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 1808.4 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: confidential home address

Steven M. Glazer / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law makes confidential, upon request, the home addresses of specified governmental officials, peace officers, state employees, and certain other persons that appear in the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Existing law also makes confidential, upon request, the home address of the spouse or child of any of those persons, or the surviving spouse or child of a peace officer if… More
Existing law makes confidential, upon request, the home addresses of specified governmental officials, peace officers, state employees, and certain other persons that appear in the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Existing law also makes confidential, upon request, the home address of the spouse or child of any of those persons, or the surviving spouse or child of a peace officer if the peace officer died in the line of duty, except for a spouse, surviving spouse, or child who was convicted of a crime and is on active parole or probation. Existing law prohibits the disclosure of the confidential home addresses described above, except as specified. Existing law requires a record of the department containing a confidential home address to be open to public inspection, as specified, if the address is completely obliterated or otherwise removed from the record. Existing law also provides that the home address of the surviving spouse or child of a peace officer, as specified, shall be withheld from public inspection for 3 years following the death of the peace officer. This bill would require the department to discontinue holding a home address confidential, pursuant to the above provisions, for a child or spouse of specified persons if the child or spouse is convicted of a felony in this state or is convicted of an offense in another jurisdiction that, if committed in California, would be a felony. Hide

AB 2826 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 44662.3 to the Education Code, Relating to Teachers.

Teachers: evaluation and assessment

Shirley N. Weber / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

Existing law requires the State Board of Education to develop guidelines that school districts may use in the development of certain teacher evaluation procedures and to distribute those guidelines to every school district. Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that governing boards of school districts establish a uniform system of evaluation and assessment of the performance of all… More
Existing law requires the State Board of Education to develop guidelines that school districts may use in the development of certain teacher evaluation procedures and to distribute those guidelines to every school district. Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that governing boards of school districts establish a uniform system of evaluation and assessment of the performance of all certificated personnel within each school district of the state. Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to establish standards of expected pupil achievement at each grade level in each area of study and to evaluate and assess certificated employee performance on a continuing basis as it reasonably relates to specified matters, including the progress of pupils, as provided, instructional techniques and strategies, and adherence to curricular objectives. Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district to develop and adopt additional evaluation and assessment guidelines or criteria. This bill would specifically authorize and encourage the evaluation and assessment of certificated employee performance as it reasonably relates to the progress of pupils, instructional techniques and strategies, and adherence to curricular objectives to include certain things, as provided. The bill would also provide that it shall not be construed to require the state board to revise its guidelines, to limit a school district governing board’s authority to adopt additional guidelines or criteria, or to limit the right of certificated employees or their exclusive representative to bargain concerning evaluation procedures. Hide