Upcoming Hearings – 6/18/18

Upcoming committee hearing dates

The next important legislative deadline is Friday, June 22. That’s the last day for bills to pass out of policy committees, so it’s going to be a busy two weeks!

This information is from LegInfo, which sometimes can be out of date. Check the committee web page for the full hearing agenda.

Priority bills

AB 3 – Bonta, Rob (D, AD 18) – Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 931 – Weber, Shirley N. (D, AD 79) – Permit lethal force by police only when it’s “necessary,” meaning when there’s no other way to prevent “imminent” injury
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 3131 – Gloria, Todd (D, AD 78) – Requires police and sheriffs to hold open public hearings and transparency reporting when acquiring military-grade equipment. Indivisible CA: StateStrong is proud to be co-sponsoring this bill with the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy and American Friends Service Committee
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

SB 974 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Assembly Health Committee

SB 1100 – Portantino, Anthony J. (D, SD 25) – Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 1186 – Hill, Jerry (D, SD 13) – Requires law enforcement agencies to develop and publicise a proposed Surveillance Use Policy for the use of each type of surveillance technology
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

AB 2965 – Arambula, Joaquin (D, AD 31) – Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Senate Health Committee

SB 822 – Wiener, Scott D. (D, SD 11) – Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic if they use state-provided funding or infrastructure, like utility poles
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee

SB 834 – Jackson, Hannah-Beth (D, SD 19) – Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission
Hearing Date: 6/25/2018, Assembly Natural Resources Committee

AB 1775 – Muratsuchi, Al (D, AD 66) – Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee

AB 1793 – Bonta, Rob (D, AD 18) – Allows automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 3118 – Chiu, David (D, AD 17) – Requires statewide audit of existing rapekit backlog
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

SB 183 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – Prohibits ICE from entering public schools, community college campuses, and state buildings without a warrant
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 320 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Requires every student health center at public universities to offer abortion by medication
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Assembly Health Committee

SB 1449 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Requires testing of rape kits
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 100 – de León, Kevin (D, SD 24) – Establishes a state policy that renewable and “zero-carbon” generating facilities supply all electricity procured to serve California end-use customers no later than December 31, 2045
Hearing Date: 7/3/2018, Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee

Other bills we’re following

AB 1870 – Reyes, Eloise Gómez (D, AD 47) – Extends the period to 3 years (up from 1 year) for which complaints alleging unlawful employment or housing practices may be filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

AB 2888 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Expands list of people who can seek gun violence restraining order
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

SB 460 – de León, Kevin (D, SD 24) – Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic within California.
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee

SB 700 – Wiener, Scott D. (D, SD 11) – Energy Storage Initiative. Require PUC to provide rebates to customers who install energy storage systems
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee

SB 937 – Wiener, Scott D. (D, SD 11) – Expands existing law providing access to private rooms for lactating mothers and protects mothers from retaliation for exercising their rights
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

SB 1303 – Pan, Richard (D, SD 06) – Replaces county coroners and sheriff-coroners with independent, appointed medical examiners to ensure transparency and eliminate potential bias in the conduct of autopsies, especially in the case of officer-involved shootings
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Assembly Local Government Committee

AB 2605 – Gipson, Mike A. (D, AD 64) – Prohibits foster care facilities from contacting police to have youth arrested for minor behavioral transgressions
Hearing Date: 6/25/2018, Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 2943 – Low, Evan (D, AD 28) – Defines sexual orientation change efforts as a fraudulent business practice
Hearing Date: 6/25/2018, Senate Appropriations Committee

SB 227 – de León, Kevin (D, SD 24) – Creates California Excellence Fund to accept charitable donations to the state with offsetting state income tax credit
Hearing Date: 6/25/2018, Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee

AB 748 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Limits length of time law enforcement agencies can withhold video recording of a peace officer’s use of force to a maximum of 90 days
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 1045 – Wiener, Scott D. (D, SD 11) – Conservatorship for Incapacitated Mentally Ill Homeless
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Assembly Health Committee

SB 1094 – Skinner, Nancy (D, SD 09) – Expands eligibility for compensation for people who were wrongfully imprisoned
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 759 – McGuire, Mike (D, SD 02) – Streamlines the process for election officials to notify voters when signatures don’t match up and allow them the opportunity to cast their vote
Hearing Date: 6/27/2018, Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee

Upcoming Hearings – 6/11/2018

Upcoming committee hearing dates

This information is from LegInfo, which sometimes can be out of date. Check the committee web page for the full hearing agenda.

Priority bills

AB 1775 – Muratsuchi, Al (D, AD 66) – Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee

AB 931 – Weber, Shirley N. (D, AD 79) – Permit lethal force by police only when it’s “necessary,” meaning when there’s no other way to prevent “imminent” injury
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 3 – Bonta, Rob (D, AD 18) – Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

SB 1100 – Portantino, Anthony J. (D, SD 25) – Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 974 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Assembly Health Committee

SB 320 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Requires every student health center at public universities to offer abortion by medication
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Assembly Health Committee

SB 1346 – Jackson, Hannah-Beth (D, SD 19) – Bans bump stocks
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

Other bills we’re following

AB 748 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Limits length of time law enforcement agencies can withhold video recording of a peace officer’s use of force to a maximum of 90 days
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

AB 2888 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Expands list of people who can seek gun violence restraining order
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 1870 – Reyes, Eloise Gómez (D, AD 47) – Extends the period to 3 years (up from 1 year) for which complaints alleging unlawful employment or housing practices may be filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

AB 3022 – Gonzalez Fletcher, Lorena S. (D, AD 80) – Allows high school seniors who are deported before finishing to be eligible for diplomas
Hearing Date: 6/13/2018, Senate Education Committee

AB 2943 – Low, Evan (D, AD 28) – Defines sexual orientation change efforts as a fraudulent business practice
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

AB 1584 – Gonzalez Fletcher, Lorena S. (D, AD 80) – Prohibits collection of cheek swabs of minors for DNA testing without prior consent (unless required by DNA Act)
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 2103 – Gloria, Todd (D, AD 78) – Requires live training to get a concealed carry permit
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 2605 – Gipson, Mike A. (D, AD 64) – Prohibits foster care facilities from contacting police to have youth arrested for minor behavioral transgressions
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Human Services Committee

SB 937 – Wiener, Scott D. (D, SD 11) – Expands existing law providing access to private rooms for lactating mothers and protects mothers from retaliation for exercising their rights
Hearing Date: 6/20/2018, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

SB 460 – de León, Kevin (D, SD 24) – Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic within California.
Hearing Date: 6/13/2018, Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee

SB 759 – McGuire, Mike (D, SD 02) – Streamlines the process for election officials to notify voters when signatures don’t match up and allow them the opportunity to cast their vote
Hearing Date: 6/13/2018, Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee

SB 1393 – Mitchell, Holly J. (D, SD 30) – Provides judges discretion in imposing 5-year sentence enhancements for prior convictions
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 820 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Prohibits inclusion of non-disclosure clauses in civil agreements in cases of sexual assault, harassment or discrimination
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Assembly Health Committee

Upcoming Hearings – 6/4/2018

Upcoming committee hearing dates

The following hearings are happening this month. If you care about these bills and your rep is on the committee, call your rep!

This information is from LegInfo, which sometimes can be out of date. Check the committee web page for the full hearing agenda.

Priority bills

AB 3 – Bonta, Rob (D, AD 18) – Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

SB 320 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Requires every student health center at public universities to offer abortion by medication
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Assembly Health Committee

Other bills we’re following

AB 2943 – Low, Evan (D, AD 28) – Defines sexual orientation change efforts as a fraudulent business practice
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

AB 1584 – Gonzalez Fletcher, Lorena S. (D, AD 80) – Prohibits collection of cheek swabs of minors for DNA testing without prior consent (unless required by DNA Act)
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 2103 – Gloria, Todd (D, AD 78) – Requires live training to get a concealed carry permit
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 3022 – Gonzalez Fletcher, Lorena S. (D, AD 80) – Allows high school seniors who are deported before finishing to be eligible for diplomas
Hearing Date: 6/13/2018, Senate Education Committee

AB 2888 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Expands list of people who can seek gun violence restraining order
Hearing Date: 6/19/2018, Senate Public Safety Committee

AB 748 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Limits length of time law enforcement agencies can withhold video recording of a peace officer’s use of force to a maximum of 90 days
Hearing Date: 6/26/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 1393 – Mitchell, Holly J. (D, SD 30) – Provides judges discretion in imposing 5-year sentence enhancements for prior convictions
Hearing Date: 6/12/2018, Assembly Public Safety Committee

SB 460 – de León, Kevin (D, SD 24) – Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic within California. This bill may be vulnerable to preemption by the FCC
Hearing Date: 6/13/2018, Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee

Floor Vote Update – May 2018

CALL TO ACTION: Bills heading to a floor vote this week!

Senate Bills

Assembly Bills

CALL TO ACTION: Bills to a floor vote this week!

Twelve of our priority bills have passed all the required committee hearings in their house of origin and are heading to a floor vote! A floor vote means your representative will be voting on these bills this week. These bills must pass the first house by June 1, 2018, or they will be dead for this legislative session.

Call your Senator or Assemblymember and ask that they support these bills when they show up for a floor vote. June 1st is this Friday, so call today!

There’s no need to call the authors and co-authors!

It is especially important to call your representative if they voted against the bill in committee. We’ve included committee votes in the list below. We consider not voting (“No Vote Recorded”) to be as bad as, or worse than, a “No” vote. If your representative did vote against a bill, be clear when you call that you know and that you want a “Yes” vote on the floor. You could also ask why they voted against the bill.

Don’t assume that if a legislator voted for a bill in committee that they will vote the same way on the floor – the bill may have been amended since the committee vote in such a way that they no longer support it.

Here are some suggestions for personalizing your call, depending on your representative’s voting record in committee.

If your representative voted for the bill in a committee:

I would like to thank [Senator / Assemblymember] [Name] for their vote for [Bill Number] in the [Senate / Assembly] [Committee Name] and ask that they continue to support the bill when it reaches the [Senate / Assembly] floor by voting aye.

If your representative voted against, or did not vote for, the bill in a committee:

I notice that [Senator / Assemblymember] voted against [Bill Number] in the [Senate / Assembly] [Committee Name] but ask that they reconsider their vote and support the bill when it reaches the [Senate / Assembly] floorby voting aye

If the staffer says that the Senator/Assemblymember did not vote for the bill in committee you could say that not voting is an abdication of the legislator’s responsibilities and duties as an elected representative of their constituents.

So, look up your California Senator and Assemblymember on our website and start calling!

SENATE BILLS

SB 822 – Net Neutrality

Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic if they use State-provided funding or infrastructure, like utility poles

Authors and co-authors

Wiener, Allen, Dodd, Hill, McGuire, Monning, Skinner, Leyva</p

Committee votes

  • Senate Judiciary
    • Ayes: Hertzberg, Jackson, Monning, Stern, Wieckowski
    • Noes: Anderson, Moorlach
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

SB 822 would show California’s leadership by crafting strong legislation to protect consumers and ensure that all Californians have access to a free and fair internet. Can I count on Senator [SENATOR NAME] to vote YES on this bill?

SB 834 – Offshore Drilling

Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission

Authors and co-authors

Jackson, Lara, McGuire, Allen, Stern, Wiener

Committee votes

  • Senate Natural Resources and Water
    • Ayes: Allen, Hertzberg, Jackson, McGuire, Monning, Stern
    • Noes: Stone, Vidak
    • No Vote Recorded: Hueso
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Nielsen
    • No Vote Recorded: Bates

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 834, which bans development of infrastructure to support new offshore drilling. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 974 – Health4All

Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status

Authors and co-authors

Lara, Beall, Bradford, De León, Galgiani, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hueso, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Skinner, Wiener

Committee votes

  • Senate Health
    • Ayes: Hernandez, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Newman, Pan
    • Noes: Nguyen, Nielsen
    • No Vote Recorded: Roth
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 974, which would extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1100 – Age and Quantity Limit for Gun Purchases

Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month

Authors and co-authors

Portantino, Wiener, Skinner

Committee votes

  • Senate Public Safety
    • Ayes: Bradford, Jackson, Mitchell, Skinner, Wiener
    • Noes: Anderson, Stone
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Nielsen
    • No Vote Recorded: Bates

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 1100, which would set a minimum age of 21 for all gun purchases & prevent more than one gun purchase in a 30 day period. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1186 – Police Surveillance

Requires law enforcement agencies to develop and publicise a proposed Surveillance Use Policy for the use of each type of surveillance technology

Authors and co-authors

Hill

Committee votes

  • Senate Judiciary
    • Ayes: Hertzberg, Jackson, Monning, Wieckowski
    • Noes: Anderson, Moorlach
    • No Vote Recorded: Stern
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask Senator to support SB 1186 that would require law enforcement to get permission and hold open hearings anytime they wanted to acquire surveillance equipment. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1421 – Police Misconduct Disclosure

Permits public disclosure of records of police officers using firearms or other weapons, or involved sexual assault

Authors and co-authors

Skinner, Lara, Mitchell, Bradford, Glazer, Hill, Moorlach, Wieckowski

Committee votes

  • Senate Public Safety
    • Ayes: Bradford, Jackson, Mitchell, Skinner, Wiener
    • Noes: Anderson, Stone
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask Senator to support SB 1421 that will honor the public’s right to know about confirmed officer misconduct and serious uses of force. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1449 – Rape kits

Requires testing of rape kits

Authors and co-authors

Leyva

Committee votes

  • Senate Public Safety
    • Ayes: Bradford, Jackson, Mitchell, Skinner, Stone, Wiener
    • Noes: {None}
    • No Vote Recorded: Anderson
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bates, Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Nielsen, Wiener
    • Noes: {None}

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 1449, which would require that the hundreds of untested rape kits in this state are finally tested. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

ASSEMBLY BILLS

AB 1793 – Clear Marijuana Convictions


Allows automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction

Authors and co-authors

Bonta, Gonzalez Fletcher, Quirk

Committee votes

  • Assembly Public Safety
    • Ayes: Carrillo, Gonzalez Fletcher, Jones-Sawyer, Kiley, Quirk, Santiago
    • Noes: {None}
    • No Vote Recorded: Lackey
  • Assembly Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bloom, Bonta, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
    • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Obernolte
    • No Vote Recorded: Brough, Calderon

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of AB 1793, which would automatically expunge prior cannabis convictions. Can I count on Assemblymember to vote YES on this bill?

AB 1775 – Offshore Drilling

Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission

Authors and co-authors

Muratsuchi, Limón

Committee votes

  • Assembly Natural Resources
  • Ayes: Bloom, Chau, Eggman, Limón, McCarty, Muratsuchi, Mark Stone
  • Noes: Acosta, Flora, Melendez

Assembly Appropriations

  • Ayes: Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
  • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Obernolte
  • No Vote Recorded: Brough

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN. I am calling in support of AB 1775, which bans offshore drilling. Can I count on Assemblymember to vote YES on this bill?

AB 2965 – Health4All

Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status

Authors and co-authors

Arambula, Thurmond, Burke, Carrillo, Chiu, Friedman, Gonzalez Fletcher, Wood

Committee votes

  • Assembly Health
    • Ayes: Aguiar-Curry, Bonta, Burke, Carrillo, Limón, McCarty, Nazarian, Rodriguez, Santiago, Thurmond, Wood
    • Noes: Bigelow, Flora, Mayes, Waldron
  • Assembly Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
    • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Obernolte
    • No Vote Recorded: Brough

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of AB 2965, which would extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants. Can I count on Assemblymember to vote YES on this bill?

AB 3118 – Rape Kits

Requires statewide audit of existing rape kit backlog

Authors and co-authors

Chiu, Gonzalez Fletcher, Lackey, Rodriguez, and Mullin

Committee votes

  • Assembly Public Safety
    • Ayes: Carrillo, Gonzalez Fletcher, Jones-Sawyer, Kiley, Lackey, Quirk, Santiago
  • Assembly Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bigelow, Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Fong, Friedman, Gallagher, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Obernolte, Quirk, Reyes
    • Noes: {None}
    • No Vote Recorded: Brough

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of AB 3118, which would require all law enforcement agencies to audit all sexual assault evidence kits and report the findings to the Department of Justice. Can I count on Assemblymember [NAME] to vote YES on this bill?

AB 3131 – Police Demilitarization

Requires police and sheriffs to hold open public hearings and transparency reporting when acquiring military-grade equipment.

Authors and co-authors

Gloria, Chiu

Committee votes

  • Assembly Public Safety
    • Ayes: Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer, Kamlager-Dove, Quirk, Santiago
    • Noes: Kiley, Lackey
  • Assembly Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bloom, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
    • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Mathis, Obernolte
    • No Vote Recorded: Bonta

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask Assemblymember to support AB 3131 that would require law enforcement to get permission and hold open hearings anytime they wanted to cquire military equipment. Can I count on Assemblymember [NAME] to vote YES on this bill?

Legislature Update – May 2018

You know what they say — April policy committee votes bring May Appropriations suspense file fights! Just kidding, but May is upon us and that means that we have passed the first big legislative deadline. All non-urgency bills with a fiscal impact had to pass policy committees in the originating house by April 27. Now these bills head to the Appropriations committees where they must pass by May 25, and then to the floor of the originating house where they must pass by June 1.

This month, the Appropriations committee will put together a fiscal analysis of the bills, outlining how much each bill will cost the state. All bills that require more than $150K will automatically be referred to the Appropriations suspense file (aka, “the zombie file”).

Priority bills that are headed to Appropriations in their house of origin:

Policing

  • AB 3131 (Gloria) Requires police and sheriffs to hold open public hearings and transparency reporting when acquiring military-grade equipment. Indivisible CA: StateStrong is proud to co-sponsor this bill with the ACLU of California, American Friends Service Committee, Anti-Police Terror Project, and the Friends Committee on Legislation.
  • SB 1421 (Skinner) Permits public disclosure of records of police officers using firearms or other weapons, or involved in sexual assault.
  • SB 1186 (Hill) Requires law enforcement agencies to develop and publicize a proposed Surveillance Use Policy for each type of surveillance technology.

Gun violence prevention

  • SB 1100 (Portantino) Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month.

Criminal justice

  • AB 1793 (Bonta) Allows automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction.

Health care

  • AB 2965 (Arambula) Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status.
  • SB 974 (Lara) Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status.

Privacy & civil rights

  • SB 822 (Wiener) Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing paid tiers of traffic if they use state-provided funding or infrastructure, such as utility poles.

Women’s & reproductive rights

  • AB 3118 (Chiu) Requires statewide audit of existing rape kit backlog.

After the Senate and Assembly Budget committees release their budgets in mid-May, the chairs of the Budget Committees (Assembly: Ting, Senate: Mitchell), the chairs of the Appropriations Committees (Assembly: Gonzalez-Fletcher, Senate: Lara), the leadership (Assembly: Rendon, Senate: Atkins), and Governor Brown will get together and decide which bills are deserving of our great state’s money. The chosen ones will get moved off of the suspense file for a vote in the Appropriations Committee.

This process is opaque. However, as you probably already know, about half a dozen legislators with an enormous amount of power and several more who are members of the Appropriations Committees hold the keys to the progress of the bills we care about.

So, for the next week, the call to action is for the folks in the following districts:

Senate

Lara* –  SD 33 Bates –  SD 36 Beall –  SD 15 Bradford –  SD 35 Hill –  SD 13 Nielsen  –  SD 4 Wiener –  SD 11

Assembly

Gonzalez Fletcher* – AD 80 Bigelow –  AD 5 Bloom –  AD 50 Bonta –  AD 18 Brough –  AD 73 Calderon –  AD 57 Carrillo –  AD 51 Chau –  AD 49 Eggman –  AD 13 Fong –  AD 34 Friedman –  AD 43 Gallagher  –  AD 3 Garcia –  AD 56 Nazarian –  AD 46 Obernolte –  AD 33 Quirk –  AD 20 Reyes –  AD 47

The other bills we are following are in the following states. If you live in one of these districts, give your representative a call about the bills you care about. Let them know what’s important to you!

In the Zombie “Suspense File”

Environment

  • AB 1775 (Muratsuchi) Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission.
  • SB 834 (Jackson) Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission.

Women’s & reproductive rights

  • SB 1449 (Leyva) Requires testing of rape kits.

Moving fast! Have passed the first House

  • AB 3 (Bonta) Raises age to 21 for buying a gun or ammunition.
  • SB 183 (Lara) Prohibits ICE from entering public schools, community college campuses, and state buildings without a warrant.
  • SB 419 (Portantino) Protects legislative staff and legislative advocates from retaliation for reporting any form of harassment in the Capitol.
  • SB 320 (Leyva) Requires student health centers at public universities to offer abortion by medication.

Dead 🙁

  • AB 1745 (Ting) Requires all new vehicle registrations (under 10,000 gvw) to be zero-emission by 2040.
  • SB 562 (Lara) CA single-payer healthcare.

Died last year when Speaker Rendon refused to move it forward. Although it is dead, we kept it on the priority list because our groups voted for it! We are focusing our efforts on SB 974 & AB 2965 this year because extending Medi-Cal to undocumented folks will single-handedly cut California’s uninsured rate in half and bring us that much closer to universal coverage.

Held over from last year and moving by a different and somewhat mysterious timeline

  • SB 100 (de León) Establishes a state policy that renewable and “zero-carbon” generating facilities supply all electricity procured to serve California end-use customers no later than December 31, 2045.
  • SB 10 (Hertzberg) California money bail reform. Bases a person’s eligibility for pretrial release on community safety and that person’s likelihood of showing up in court, not on their ability to post bail.
  • SB 651 (Allen) Requires state and local initiative, referendum, and recall petitions to include a statement identifying the three largest contributors of $50,000 or more.

Special cases

  • AB 2066 (Stone) Remove eligibility barriers to immigrants for California Earned Income Tax Credit. This bill would go into effect right after passing and is not subject to any legislative deadlines!
  • SB 1346 (Jackson) Bans bump stocks.This bill is non-fiscal so it is skipping Appropriations and heading straight for the floor.
  • AB 931 (Weber) Permit lethal force by police only when it’s “necessary,” meaning when there’s no other way to prevent “imminent” injury. This was a “gut and amend” bill from last year, the result of completely changing a previous bill that had gone through a partial process. The new bill, although it has different content, can inherit the status of its parent bill and pick up where that bill left off in the process.. As a result,  this bill is already in the Senate.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Legislative Update – April 26, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened to our priority bills in the legislature this week! For our full list of priority bills, click here.

The deadline for fiscal bills to pass out of policy committee is tomorrow, April 27. These fiscal bills will head to Appropriations Committee next! Non-fiscal bills must pass out of policy committee by May 11.

Last Week’s Wins

Priority bills

AB3131 – Requires police and sheriffs to hold open public hearings and transparency reporting when acquiring military-grade equipment
Passed Assembly Public Safety Committee (5:2:0)
This was a huge victory for us since we are co-sponsoring this bill and have been working hard to get it through policy committees!

Congratulations to @AsmToddGloria and @DavidChiu on the passage of #AB3131 – Police demilitarization – through the Assembly Public Safety Committee (5:2:0). Now on the Assembly Appropriations Committee. pic.twitter.com/JGLcwIJGO2 — Indivisible CA: StateStrong (@CAStateStrong) April 24, 2018

SB822 – Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic if they use state-provided funding or infrastructure, like utility poles
Passed Senate Judiciary Committee (5:2:0)

SB1186 – Requires law enforcement agencies to develop and publicise a proposed Surveillance Use Policy for the use of each type of surveillance technology
Passed Senate Judiciary Committee (4:2:1)

SB1346 – Bans bump stocks
Passed Senate Public Safety Committee (5:2:0)

Other bills we’re following

AB2828 – Expands list of people who can seek gun violence restraining order
Passed Assembly Public Safety Committee (4:0:3)

SB785 – Prevents immigration status being revealed in open court in civil cases unless so directed by the judge
Passed Assembly Judiciary Committee (10:0:0)

SB937 – Expands existing law providing access to private rooms for lactating mothers and protects mothers from retaliation for exercising their rights
Passed Senate Transportation and Housing Committee (8:1:4)

SB1045 – Conservatorship for Incapacitated Mentally Ill Homeless
Passed Senate Public Safety Committee (7:0:0)

SB1303 – Replaces county coroners and sheriff-coroners with independent, appointed medical examiners to ensure transparency and eliminate potential bias in the conduct of autopsies, especially in the case of officer-involved shootings
Passed Senate Public Safety Committee (5:2:0)

SB1399 – Encourages rooftop solar production on commercial properties by sharing credits with other electricity users
Passed Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (8:0:3)

Upcoming Votes

This information is from http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/, which sometimes can be out of date. Check the committee web page for the full Hearing agenda.

Priority bills

AB2066 – Stone, Mark (D, AD 29) – Remove eligibility barriers to immigrants for California Earned Income Tax Credit
Hearing Date: 5/7/2018, Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee

SB1100 – Portantino, Anthony J. (D, SD 25) – Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
Hearing Date: 4/30/2018, Senate Appropriations Committee

SB834 – Jackson, Hannah-Beth (D, SD 19) – Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission
Hearing Date: 4/30/2018, Senate Appropriations Committee

Other bills we’re following

AB3022 – Gonzalez Fletcher, Lorena S. (D, AD 80) – Allows high school seniors that are deported before finishing to be eligible for diplomas
Hearing Date: 5/9/2018, Assembly Education Committee

SB820 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Prohibits inclusion of non-disclosure clauses in civil agreements in cases of sexual assault, harassment or discrimination
Hearing Date: 5/1/2018, Senate Judiciary Committee

AB1950 – Levine, Marc (D, AD 10) – Bans operators of social media sites with a physical presence in California from selling of advertising with computer software account or user that performs an automated task, unless the operator verifies that it is controlled by a person
Hearing Date: 5/1/2018, Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee