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    Mar 6

    LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES

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    AB 227 (Gatto D)   Proposition 65: enforcement: chemical listing.    
       
      Summary: Would allow a person who receives a notice that alleges the person is in violation of the warning requirements of Proposition 65 to correct the violation within 14 days after receiving that notice and demonstrate to the Attorney General, the city attorney, or the district attorney in whose jurisdiction the notice is filed that the violation has been corrected. The bill would impose a state-mandated local program by imposing new duties upon local agencies with regard to concurring in that correction of a violation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 637 (Torres D)   Common interest developments.    
       
      Summary: Would provide that, unless otherwise provided in the declaration of a common interest development, an association association of the common interest development is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and replacing the common area, the owner of each separate interest is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and replacing the separate interest, and the owner of the separate interest is responsible for maintaining the exclusive use common area appurtenant to the separate interest while the association is responsible for repairing and replacing this area.

     

    AB 645 (Torres D)   Dwelling safety: smoke detectors.    
       
      Summary: Current law, commencing January 1, 2014, requires a smoke alarm to have certain features, including a feature that provides notice that the device needs to be replaced, in order to be approved and listed by the State Fire Marshal. This bill would delete this requirement and would extend to January 1, 2015, the date by which smoke detectors need to have certain features to be approved and listed. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 746 (Levine D)   Smoking: prohibition in multifamily dwellings.    
       
      Summary: Would prohibit the smoking of a cigarette or other tobacco products in all areas of multifamily dwellings, except those areas designated as areas where smoking is permitted, as specified. This bill would define, for the purposes of these provisions, multifamily dwellings to mean residential property containing 2 or more units with one or more shared walls, floors, ceilings, or ventilation systems. This bill would provide that any person who violates the requirements of the bill is guilty of an infraction. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    SB 752 (Roth D)   Commercial and industrial common interest developments.
      Summary: The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act provides for the creation and regulation of common interest developments, as defined, but exempts common interest developments that are limited to industrial or commercial uses from specified provisions of the act. This bill would establish the Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act, which would provide for the creation and regulation of commercial and industrial common interest developments. The bill would make various conforming changes.
    AB 893 (Daly D)   Sales and use taxes: lease: definition.    
       
      Summary: The Sales and Use Tax Law defines a “lease” for purposes of application of that law. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that definition.

     

    AB 968 (Gordon D)   Common interest developments: elections.    
       
      Summary: The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act governs the management and operation of common interest developments. These provisions require that a common interest development be managed by an association and that elections related to the governance or administration of the common interest development conform to specified requirements. This bill would, notwithstanding the election requirements referenced above, authorize a common interest development with not more than 6 separate interests to conduct an election of directors pursuant to other specified requirements.
    AB 969 (Ammiano D)   Landlord and tenant.    
       
      Summary: Would provide that a lessee is not in default as to the payment of rent when the lessee has made all payments or has exercised a right to deduct an amount from or withhold rent, or the lessor is prohibited from collecting rent.
    AB 1026 (Quirk D)   Toxic chemicals: listing.    
       
      Summary: Proposition 65 requires the Governor to publish a list of chemicals on or before March 1, 1987, that includes, at a minimum, substances identified as hazardous for the purposes of occupational safety and health laws and to revise the list annually.
    Mar 6

    GREEN ISSUES

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    AB 215 (Chesbro D)   Solid waste recycling.    
       
      Summary: The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 requires that a rigid plastic packaging container be source reduced. This bill would revise the definitions of the various terms used in the those requirements, including revising the definition of the term “source reduced” to impose new requirements, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program by changing the definition of a crime. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
    AB 221 (Quirk-Silva D)   Recycled concrete.    
       
      Summary: Existing law authorizes the use of recycled concrete materials, if the user has been fully informed, as defined, that the concrete may contain recycled concrete material and prohibits recycled concrete from being offered, provided, or sold to the Department of Transportation or the Department of General Services for any use unless specifically requested and approved by that department. This bill would revise the definition of concrete for purposes of these provisions to additionally include, as one of those specifications, the California Green Building Standards Code.

     

    AB 323 (Chesbro D)   Solid waste: recycling: diversion: green materials.    
       
      Summary: Would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to adopt regulations to provide that, no later than January 1, 2020, the use of green material as alternative daily cover or alternative intermediate cover does not constitute diversion through recycling and would be considered disposal for purposes of the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. The bill would authorize the department to delay the effective date of this requirement, as specified. The bill would impose a state-mandated local program by imposing new duties upon local agencies with regard to the diversion of solid waste. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 341 (Dickinson D)   Green building standards.    
       
      Summary: Would require the California Building Standards Commission to solicit recommendations for code updates relating to green building standards from state agencies with the authority and expertise to propose green building standards applicable to a particular occupancy. The bill would require these agencies to submit recommended code updates for the next 2 California Building Standards Code adoptions and to indicate whether the recommended code updates are intended to be voluntary or mandatory green building standards. The bill would require the commission to compile the recommendations by adoption cycle and by whether the recommendations are for voluntary or mandatory green building standards.
    Mar 6

    PARKING / SIDEWALKS

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    AB 1092 (Levine D)   Electric charge stations: new construction projects.    
       
      Summary: Current law allows a local authority and a person in lawful possession of an offstreet parking facility to designate spaces for charging an electric vehicle. This bill would require a new construction project with 4 or more offstreet parking spaces to include one electric vehicle charge station per every 4 offstreet parking spaces included in the project. By imposing new duties upon local entities in the approval of construction projects, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

     

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    AB 22 (Blumenfield D)   Sidewalks: repairs.    
       
      Summary: Would prohibit a city, county, or city and county that has an ordinance in operation that requires the city, county, or city and county to repair or reconstruct streets, sidewalks, or driveways that have been damaged as a result of tree growth from repealing the ordinance without the concurrence of the local electorate by majority vote. The bill would also declare that this is a matter of statewide concern.

     

    AB 61 (Gatto D)   Parking: parking meters.    
       
      Summary: Would prohibit a local authority from enacting an ordinance or resolution prohibiting or restricting the parking of a vehicle in a parking space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or inoperable parking payment center, as defined, until January 1, 2017.

     

    AB 898 (Ting D)   Zero-emission vehicles: infrastructure.    
       
      Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would reduce motor vehicle emissions through the construction of infrastructure to charge zero-emission electric vehicles, with the goal of expanding the travel range of zero-emission electric vehicles by January 2015 pursuant to a specified executive order.

     

    AB 1328 (Linder R)   Vehicles: offstreet parking: electric vehicles.    
       
      Summary: Current law authorizes a local authority, by ordinance or resolution, and a person in lawful possession of an offstreet parking facility, to designate stalls or spaces in an offstreet parking facility owned or operated by that local authority or person for the exclusive purpose of charging and parking a vehicle that is connected for electric charging purposes. Current law also authorizes the removal of a vehicle from an offstreet parking facility if the vehicle is not connected for electric charging purposes. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change in these provisions.

     

    Mar 6

    BUSINESS ISSUES

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    AB 5 (Ammiano D)   Homelessness.    
       
      Summary: Would enact the Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, which would provide that no person’s rights, privileges, or access to public services may be denied or abridged because he or she is homeless, has a low income, or suffers from a mental illness or physical disability. The bill would provide that every person in the state, regardless of actual or perceived housing status, income level, mental illness, or physical disability, shall be free from specified forms of discrimination and shall be entitled to certain basic human rights, including the right to be free from discrimination by law enforcement, in the workplace, while seeking or maintaining housing or shelter, and while seeking services. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

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    AB 909 (Gray D)   Metal theft and related recycling crimes.    
       
      Summary: On and after January 1, 2015, would require the Board of State and Community Corrections to establish a Metal Theft Task Force Program to provide grants to applicant regional task forces for the purpose of providing local law enforcement and district attorneys with the tools necessary to successfully interdict the commission of metal theft and related metal recycling crimes. The bill, on and after January 1, 2015, would establish the Metal Theft Task Force Fund, to be administered by the board, and, upon appropriation by the Legislature, would make moneys in the fund available for purposes of the program.

     

    Mar 6

    LAND USE

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      AB 116 (Bocanegra D)   Land use: subdivision maps: expiration dates.    
       
      Summary: Would extend by 24 months the expiration date of any approved tentative map or vesting tentative map that has not expired as of the effective date of the Subdivision Map Act and will expire prior to January 1, 2016. By adding to the procedures that local agency officials must follow, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 325 (Alejo D)   Land use and planning: cause of actions: time limitations.    
       
      Summary:  The Planning and Zoning Law requires an action or proceeding against local zoning and planning decisions of a legislative body to be commenced and the legislative body to be served within a year of accrual of the cause of action, if it meets certain requirements. Where the action or proceeding is brought in support of or to encourage or facilitate the development of housing that would increase the community’s supply of affordable housing, a cause of action accrues 60 days after notice is filed or the legislative body takes a final action in response to the notice, whichever occurs first. This bill would authorize the notice to be filed any time within 3 years after a specified action pursuant to existing law. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that its provisions modify a specified court opinion. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

     

    AB 551 (Ting D)   Land use: zoning.    
       
      Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would create incentives for owners of undeveloped property in urban residential areas to lease their land for agricultural use or the creation of urban green space, or both.
    Mar 6

    WATER

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    AB 30 (Perea D)   Water quality.    
       
      Summary: Existing law authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board, until 2014, to assess a specified annual charge in connection with any financial assistance made pursuant to the revolving fund program in lieu of interest that otherwise would be charged and requires the proceeds generated from the imposition of that charge to be deposited in the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Small Community Grant Fund, along with any interest earned upon the moneys in the grant fund. This bill would eliminate the requirement that the charge remain unchanged until 2014 and instead would authorize the board to assess the charge without change unless the board determines that application of the charge is not consistent with federal requirements regarding the fund, at which time the board would be required to replace the charge with an identical interest rate. This bill would eliminate the prohibition on the deposit of more than $50,000,000 collected by the charge into the grant fund .

     

    AB 115 (Perea D)   Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.    
       
      Summary: Would authorize the State Department of Public Health to fund projects, by grant, loan, or a combination of the two, where multiple water systems apply for funding as a single applicant for the purpose of consolidating water systems or extending services to households relying on private wells, as specified. The bill would authorize funding of a project to benefit a disadvantaged community that is not the applying agency. By authorizing the use of a continuously appropriated fund for new purposes, this bill would make an appropriation. This bill contains other existing laws.

     

    AB 142 (Perea D)   Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012.    
       
      Summary: Current law creates the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $11,140,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program. Current law provides for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to amend the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012.

     

    AB 1251 (Gorell R)   Water quality: stormwater.    
       
      Summary: Would require the Secretary for Environmental Protection to convene a stormwater task force to review, plan, and coordinate stormwater-related activity to maximize regulatory effectiveness in reducing water pollution. The bill would require the task force to meet on a quarterly basis. This bill contains other related provisions.

     

    AB 803 (Hueso D)   Water Recycling Act of 2013.    
       
      Summary: This bill, to be called the Water Recycling Act of 2013, would codify certain regulations to, among other things, (1) define various terms for the purpose of water recycling criteria, (2) require the use of certain quality recycled water for specified uses with prescribed prohibitions, and (3) modify prohibitions and requirements for dual-plumbed recycled water systems. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 1200 (Levine D)   Recycled water: landscaping.    
       
      Summary: Would require the Department of Water Resources to require 1,000,000 acre-feet of the water used for landscaping each year to be supplied by recycled water by 2020.
    Mar 6

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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      AB 53 (John A. Pérez D)   Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: biennial California Economic Development Strategic Plan.    
       
      Summary: Would require the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to lead the preparation of a biennial California Economic Development Strategic Plan, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 311 (V. Manuel Pérez D)   Economic development projects.    
       
      Summary: Would authorize the board of directors of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank to enter into development and financing agreements for projects within the California-Mexico border region, as defined. The bill would require the bank to develop guidelines for the selection, review, and approval of border region projects and authorize the bank to issue bonds, the proceeds of which would be deposited in the Binational Development Account, which the bill would create within the fund. The bill would state that certain provisions of this bill shall become operative only if the Executive Director of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank determines that there are sufficient funds available to implement those provisions and submits a letter to the Legislature to that effect.
      AB 495 (Campos D)   The California Fund.    
       
      Summary: Current law authorizes the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to, among other things, advance statewide economic goals. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to establish the California Fund, a socially responsible investment fund sponsored by the state, to encourage investment in historically underserved communities and, via these investments, to further encourage additional development activities of scale within these communities.

     

    AB 701 (John A. Pérez D)   California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.    
       
      Summary: Current law establishes the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank in the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. Current law establishes that the board of directors of the bank consists of 5 members, as specified. This bill would add a Member of the Assembly and a Member of the Senate as advisory members of the board. This bill would require the bank to serve as the primary state agency for purposes of developing an application for, and applying to, any federal infrastructure bank or financing authority. This bill contains other related provisions.

     

    Mar 6

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY/ON-SITE GENERATION

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    AB 29 (Williams D)   Proposition 39: implementation.    
       
      Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would use a portion of funds available in the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund to create 3 revolving loan funds for the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges for energy efficiency retrofit projects, clean energy installations, and other energy system improvements to reduce costs and achieve energy savings and environmental benefits. The revolving loan funds would be administered by the respective institutions, as specified. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations.

     

    AB 39 (Skinner D)   Proposition 39: implementation.    
       
      Summary: Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) to administer grants, loans, or other financial assistance to an eligible institution, defined as a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for the purpose of projects that create jobs in California by reducing energy demand and consumption at eligible institutions. This bill would require the Energy Commission to establish a prescribed system to prioritize eligible institutions for these grants, loans, and other financial assistance, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This bill contains other related provisions.

     

    AB 114 (Salas D)   Proposition 39: implementation.    
       
      Summary: Would require the Employment Development Department, using funds made available from the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for job training and workforce development purposes, to administer grants, no-interest loans, or other financial assistance for allocation to existing workforce development programs for the purposes of creating green energy jobs in California. The bill would require the California Conservation Corps, certified community conservation corps, YouthBuild, and other existing workforce development programs to give higher priority to disadvantaged youth and veterans who reside in an economically disadvantaged community or in a community with a higher unemployment rate than the statewide unemployment rate. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations.

     

    AB 122 (Rendon D)   Energy: energy assessment: nonresidential buildings: financing.    
       
      Summary: Would enact the Nonresidential Building Energy Retrofit Financing Act of 2012 and would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to establish the Nonresidential Building Energy Retrofit Financing Program and to develop a request for proposal for a third-party administrator by July 1, 2013, to develop and operate the program to provide financial assistance, through authorizing the issuance of, among other things, revenue bonds, to owners of eligible nonresidential buildings for implementing energy improvements for their properties. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 189 (Buchanan D)   Energy: solar energy systems: funding.    
       
      Summary: Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission, before collecting additional ratepayer funds to fund certain program shortfalls, to first allocate interest accumulated from customer collections and, for the remainder of the shortfall, to increase collections from customers of the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations for specified programs. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the latter provision.

     

    AB 284 (Quirk D)   Energy: Road to 2050 Board.    
       
      Summary: Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to convene the Road to 2050 Board consisting of representatives from specified entities. The bill would require the board to undertake specified studies regarding the achievement of a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of the 1990 emissions level by 2050. The bill would require the board to conduct a review and provide a full public accounting of energy efficiency programs, alternative energy programs, and alternative fuel programs administered by the members of the board.

     

    AB 489 (Skinner D)   Energy: conservation.    
       
      Summary: Current law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), by March 1, 2010, to establish a regulatory proceeding to develop a comprehensive program to achieve greater energy savings in the state’s existing residential and nonresidential building stock. The Energy Commission is required to fund these activities from the Federal Trust Fund consistent with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or other sources of nonstate funds available to the commission. This bill would repeal the provision requiring the commission to fund these activities in this manner.

     

    AB 834 (Williams D)   Energy efficiency standards: unfair business practice.    
       
      Summary: Current law authorizes the Contractors’ State License Board to issue a citation for a violation of the Contractors’ State License Law and to issue civil penalties. This bill would subject a licensee to discipline for the failure to comply with specified energy efficiency standards under the California Code of Regulations. The bill would require the Energy Commission to collaborate with the board to identify and investigate the failure of licensees and unlicensed contractors to comply with those standards.

     

     

    AB 905 (Ting D)   Energy: energy efficiency programs: financing.    
       
      Summary: Current law establishes various energy efficiency programs to assist public and private entities to implement energy efficiency projects to reduce the consumption of energy. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide an efficient financing mechanism for commercial property owners to make improvements to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources.

     

    AB 1104 (Salas D)   Energy: net energy metering.    
       
      Summary: Current law requires all electric service providers to develop a standard contract or tariff providing for net energy metering, and to make this contract available to eligible customer generators, upon request.

     

    AB 1131 (Skinner D)   Energy: renewable energy and energy efficiency projects: financial assistance.    
       
      Summary: Current law requires the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to administer a Clean Energy Upgrade Program to reduce overall costs to property owners of a loan provided by a financial institution to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, or energy or water efficiency improvements that are permanently fixed to real property by providing a reserve or other financial assistance at a level to be determined by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the authority. Current law requires the authority, until January 1, 2015, to submit a report to the Legislature regarding the implementation of the above programs. This bill would extend that appropriation and the reporting requirement to January 1, 2017.

     

    Mar 6

    SPLIT ROLL / PROPERTY / PARCEL TAXATION

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      AB 59 (Bonta D)   School districts: parcel taxes.
      SPLIT ROLL BILL! Would specify that the provisions requiring uniform application of taxes shall not be construed as limiting a school district from assessing taxes in accordance with rational classifications among taxpayers or types of property within the school district. The bill would specify that the provision is declaratory of existing law. The bill would also express the Legislature’s intent to clarify, and not change, existing law, and to abrogate the holding in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District, as specified.

     

    AB 188 (Ammiano D)   Property taxation: change in ownership.    
       
      SPLIT ROLL BILL! Would specify that if 100% of the ownership interests in a legal entity, as defined, are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as specified, the real property owned by that legal entity has changed ownership, whether or not any one legal entity or person that is a party to the transaction acquires more than 50% of the ownership interests. The bill would require the State Board of Equalization to notify assessors if a change in ownership as so described occurs. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    AB 483 (Ting D)   Property taxation: valuing property: comparable sales.    
       
      Summary: Current property tax law requires, when valuing property by comparison with sales of other properties, in order to be considered comparable, the sales to be sufficiently near in time to the valuation date, and the properties sold to be located sufficiently near, and sufficiently alike, to the property being valued, as specified. This bill would make a clarifying change to this provision.

     

    AB 561 (Ting D)   Taxation: documentary transfer tax.    
       
      Summary: Current law authorizes counties and cities and counties to impose a documentary transfer tax at a specified rate upon deeds, instruments, or writings by which any lands, tenements, or other realty sold are transferred. This bill would provide that “realty sold” for purposes of the imposition of a documentary transfer tax includes any acquisition or transfer of ownership interests in a legal entity that would constitute a change in ownerships of that legal entity’s real property, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

     

    AB 742 (Dahle R)   Property taxes: revenue allocation.    
       
      Summary: Current property tax law requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenue to local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to certain of these provisions.

     

    AB 920 (Ting D)   Property taxation: tax bill information: interest on refunds.    
       
      Summary:  Current property tax law requires that each county tax bill, or a statement accompanying that bill, include specified information. This bill would additionally require that each county tax bill, or a statement accompanying that bill, include a list of services funded by the general ad valorem property tax, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

     

    ACA 3 (Campos D)   Local government financing: public safety services: voter approval.    
       
      Summary: Would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, or special district to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund certain fire, emergency response, police, or sheriff buildings or facilities, and equipment, that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, or special district, as applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

     

    ACA 8 (Blumenfield D)   Local government financing: voter approval.    
       
      Summary: Would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, city and county, or special district, as defined, to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund specified public improvements and facilities, or buildings used primarily to provide sheriff, police, or fire protection services, that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, city and county, or special district, as applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    Mar 6

    INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING/POST-REDEVELOPMENT

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    AB 229 (John A. Pérez D)   Local government: infrastructure and revitalization financing districts.    
       
      Summary: Would authorize the creation of an infrastructure and revitalization financing district, as defined, and the issuance of debt with 2/3 voter approval. The bill would authorize the creation of a district for up to 40 years and the issuance of debt with a final maturity date of up to 30 years, as specified. The bill would authorize a district to finance projects in redevelopment project areas and former redevelopment project areas and former military bases. This bill contains other related provisions.

     

    AB 164 (Wieckowski D)   Infrastructure financing.    
       
      Summary: Would require a lease agreement between a governmental agency undertaking an infrastructure project and a private entity to include performance bonds as security to ensure the completion of the construction of the facility and payment bonds to secure the payment of claims of laborers, mechanics, and materialmen employed on the work under contract.

     

    AB 243 (Dickinson D)   Local government: infrastructure and revitalization financing districts.    
       
      Summary: Would authorize a district to finance projects in redevelopment project areas and former redevelopment project areas and former military bases. The bill would authorize a city to form a district to finance a project or projects on a former military base, if specified conditions are met. The bill would provide that the formation of the district and the issuance of debt by such a district on land of a former military base that is publicly owned is not subject to voter approval, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.

     

    AB 662 (Atkins D)   Local government: infrastructure financing districts.    
       
      Summary: Would delete the prohibition on infrastructure financing district including any portion of a redevelopment project area.

     

    AB 690 (Campos D)   Jobs and infrastructure financing districts: voter approval.    
       
      Summary: Would revise and recast the provisions governing infrastructure financing districts and instead provide for the creation of jobs and infrastructure financing districts (JIDs) with 55% voter approval. The bill would authorize a public financing authority to enter into joint powers agreements with affected taxing entities with regard to nontaxing authority or powers only. The bill would authorize a district to implement hazardous cleanup pursuant to the Polanco Redevelopment Act, as specified. This bill contains other existing laws.

     

    SB 1 (Steinberg D)   Sustainable Communities Investment Authority.    
       
      Summary:  The bill would require the Sustainable Communities Investment Authority to adopt a Sustainable Communities Investment Plan for a Sustainable Communities Investment Area and authorize the authority to include in that plan a provision for the receipt of tax increment funds provided that certain economic development and planning requirements are met. The bill would authorize the legislative body of a city or county forming an authority to dedicate any portion of its net available revenue, as defined, to the authority through its Sustainable Communities Investment Plan. The bill would require the authority to contract for an independent financial and performance audit every 5 years. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    SB 33 (Wolk D)   Infrastructure financing districts: voter approval: repeal.    
       
      Summary: Would revise and recast the provisions governing infrastructure financing districts. The bill would eliminate the requirement of voter approval for creation of the district and for bond issuance, and would authorize the legislative body to create the district subject to specified procedures. The bill would create a public accountability committee, as specified, to review the actions of the public financing authority. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

     

    Mar 6

    AND MORE BILLS!

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    Of the 2,000 plus bills, we are already tracking 403.  We expect that number to grow over the next few weeks as we work with other groups and compare notes.  Below are some of the more interesting bills, mainly from the Assembly this week, which we’d like to share.  More to follow next week, focusing on the Senate.

    Please send any thoughts/comments/analysis you have on these bills by replying to this email.  Our Legislative Committees will be meeting over the next three weeks to set positions and prioritize bills.  Your input is important.

    Mar 6

    BILLS BILLS AND MORE BILLS!

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    We are still wading through the hundreds of bills that were introduced by the Bill Introduction Deadline last week.  By the numbers, the Assembly introduced 1,392 bills; the Senate introduced 820 bills.  For a grand total of 2,212 Legislative bills introduced.