Legislative Update 2019-07-21T23:00:01.128Z

UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS!

Upcoming committee hearings

AB 1217 – Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee – August 12, 2019 9:30 AM (Requires issue ads to disclose top funders/endorsers)

Legislative Update 2019-06-30T23:00:03.872Z

UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS!

Upcoming hearings of our priority bills

AB 32 – Senate Judiciary Committee – July 2, 2019 8:30 AM (Prohibits California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing contracts with private, for-profit prisons)

AB 1217 – Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee – July 2, 2019 9:30 AM (Requires issue ads to disclose top funders/endorsers)

SB 200 – Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee – July 2, 2019 1:30 PM (Ensure that every Californian has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible drinking water)

SB 47 – Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee – July 3, 2019 9:30 AM (Requires ballot initiative, referendum, or recall signature gatherers to disclose top funders/endorsers)

SB 29 – Assembly Health Committee – July 9, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

AB 4 – Senate Health Committee – July 10, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

Legislative Update 2019-06-23T23:00:01.625Z

UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS!

Upcoming committee hearings of our priority bills

SB 29 – Assembly Health Committee – June 25, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

AB 4 – Senate Health Committee – June 26, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

AB 32 – Senate Public Safety Committee – July 2, 2019 8:30 AM (Prohibits California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing contracts with private, for-profit prisons)

AB 1217 – Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee – July 2, 2019 9:30 AM (Requires issue ads to disclose top funders/endorsers)

SB 200 – Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee – July 2, 2019 1:30 PM (Ensure that every Californian has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible drinking water)

Legislative Update 2019-06-16T23:00:03.185Z

UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS!

Upcoming committee hearings of our priority bills

AB 392 – Senate Public Safety Committee – June 18, 2019 8:30 AM (Redefines the circumstances in which use of police use of deadly force would be considered justifiable to be in self-defense)

ACA 6 – Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee – June 19, 2019 9:30 AM (Restores voting rights to people on parole)

SB 29 – Assembly Health Committee – June 25, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

AB 4 – Senate Health Committee – June 26, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

AB 32 – Senate Public Safety Committee – July 2, 2019 8:30 AM (Prohibits California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing contracts with private, for-profit prisons)

Legislative Update 2019-06-09T23:00:03.599Z

UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS!

Upcoming Committee Hearings for our priority bills!

ACA 6 – Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee – June 19, 2019 9:30 AM (Restores voting rights to people on parole)
SB 29 – Assembly Health Committee – June 25, 2019 1:30 PM (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)

Legislative Update 2019-05-22T22:43:05.063Z

UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS!

*Upcoming committee hearings*

*AB 4 – Assembly Appropriations Committee – May 1, 2019 9:00 AM* (Expands medicaid to undocumented immigrants of all ages)
*SB 47 – Senate Appropriations Committee – May 6, 2019 10:00 AM* (Requires ballot initiative, referendum, or recall signature gatherers to disclose top funders/endorsers)

AB3131 Vetoed by Governor Brown – Sept 2018

We are devastated to share the news that on Thursday, 9/29 Governor Brown vetoed AB 3131, which would have held law enforcement accountable to their communities when they wanted to get military-grade weapons. In his veto message, he said that AB 3131 was “overbroad” and “creates an unnecessary bureaucratic hurdle” for law enforcement.

We strongly disagree. We all deserve a say in how our communities are policed, and we deserve a legally mandated venue for telling law enforcement that we don’t want them to use sniper rifles on us and our neighbors. (If that sounds overwrought, consider that over 6,000 rifles have been transferred to local law enforcement agencies in California since the military transfer program began.)

But even in our disappointment, we are proud to have co-sponsored AB 3131 with the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy, American Friends Service Committee, and the Anti Police-Terror Project. We are proud of the members of Indivisible chapters across California who made calls, wrote letters, and met with their legislators. This was our first attempt at co-sponsoring legislation, and we never could have gotten so far without YOUR help. Thank you so much! We are also incredibly grateful to authors Assemblymembers Todd Gloria and David Chiu, who shepherded the bill through the legislature, and Senator Jerry Hill, who advocated for it on the Senate floor.

We will fight again when the legislative session restarts in January, and with your help we will be savvier and stronger.

Legislative Update – July 2018

The California legislature is on summer recess until August. But before they left, there was a flurry of activity to meet a critical deadline: policy committees had to pass all bills to either the Appropriations Committee or to the floor of the current house.

Of the priority bills that we are following, the majority passed those deadlines and are now awaiting action in the Appropriations Committees of the second house (i.e., Assembly bills are in the Senate Appropriations Committee and vice versa).

Senate Appropriations Committee

Most of these bills are scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 6, 2018. You can stream the gory details on The California Channel.

If your Senator is on this committee, it’s time to let them know how you want them to vote! There’s no need to call sponsors of the bill, so check the link before you call.

Senate Appropriations Committee
SenatorDistrictPhone #
PortantinoSD 25(916) 651-4025
BatesSD 36(916) 651-4036
BeallSD 15(916) 651-4015
BradfordSD 35(916) 651-4035
HillSD 13(916) 651-4013
NielsenSD 4(916) 651-4004
WienerSD 11(916) 651-4011

Police Reform

Gun Violence Prevention

  • 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

Criminal Justice Reform

  • AB 1793 – Bonta, Rob (D, AD 18) – Allows automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction

Healthcare and Immigration

  • AB 2965 – Arambula, Joaquin (D, AD 31) – Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status

Women’s and Reproductive Rights

  • AB 3118 – Chiu, David (D, AD 17) – Requires statewide audit of existing rapekit backlog

Environment

  • 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

Assembly Appropriations Committee

If your Assemblymember is on this committee, it’s time to let them know how you want them to vote! There’s no need to call sponsors of the bill, so check the link before you call.

Assembly Appropriations Committee
AssemblymemberDistrictPhone #
Gonzalez FletcherAD 80(916) 319-2080
BigelowAD 5(916) 319-2005
BloomAD 50(916) 319-2050
BontaAD 18(916) 319-2018
BroughAD 73(916) 319-2073
CalderonAD 57(916) 319-2057
CarrilloAD 51(916) 319-2051
ChauAD 49(916) 319-2049
EggmanAD 13(916) 319-2013
FongAD 34(916) 319-2034
FriedmanAD 43(916) 319-2043
GallagherAD 3(916) 319-2003
GarciaAD 56(916) 319-2056
NazarianAD 46(916) 319-2046
ObernolteAD 33(916) 319-2033
QuirkAD 20(916) 319-2020
ReyesAD 47(916) 319-2047

Police Reform

  • 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
  • SB 1421 – Skinner, Nancy (D, SD 09) – Permits public disclosure of records of police officers using firearms or other weapons, or involved sexual assault

Gun Violence Prevention

  • 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

Criminal Justice Reform

  • SB 10 – Hertzberg, Robert M. (D, SD 18) – 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

Healthcare and Immigration

  • SB 974 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status

Women’s and Reproductive Rights

  • SB 320 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Requires every student health center at public universities to offer abortion by medication
  • SB 1449 – Leyva, Connie M. (D, SD 20) – Requires testing of rape kits

Environment

  • 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
  • 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

Net Neutrality

  • 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

Passed all committees 🙂

Two bills have passed all committees and are awaiting action on the floor of the Assembly:

  • SB 183 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – Prohibits ICE from entering public schools, community college campuses, and state buildings without a warrant
  • SB 1346 – Jackson, Hannah-Beth (D, SD 19) – Bans bump stocks

One bill has passed all committees and has been returned to the Assembly Rules Committee with the recommendation that it is placed on the consent calendar:

  • SB 419 – Portantino, Anthony J. (D, SD 25) – Protects legislative staff and legislative advocates from retaliation for reporting all forms of harassment in the Capitol

Dead 🙁

Four of our priority bills have died in the legislature:

  • AB 1745 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Requires all new vehicle registrations (under 10,000 gvw) to be zero-emission by 2040
    • Never made it out of the Assembly Transportation Committee
  • AB 2066 – Stone, Mark (D, AD 29) – Remove eligibility barriers to immigrants for California Earned Income Tax Credit
    • Died in the Assembly Appropriations Suspense file
  • SB 562 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – CA single-payer healthcare
    • Held in the Assembly Rules Committee (last year)
  • SB 651 – Allen, Benjamin (D, SD 26) – Requires state and local initiative, referendum, and recall petitions to include a statement identifying the three largest contributors of $50,000 or more
    • Died in the Assembly inactive file

Upcoming Hearings – 7/2/2018

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 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: 7/2/2018, Senate Appropriations 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

SB 183 – Lara, Ricardo (D, SD 33) – Prohibits ICE from entering public schools, community college campuses, and state buildings without a warrant
Hearing Date: 7/3/2018, Assembly Judiciary Committee

SB 419 – Portantino, Anthony J. (D, SD 25) – Protects legislative staff and legislative advocates from retaliation for reporting all forms of harassment in the Capitol
Hearing Date: 7/3/2018, Assembly Judiciary 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: 7/2/2018, Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 2103 – Gloria, Todd (D, AD 78) – Requires live training to get a concealed carry permit
Hearing Date: 7/2/2018, Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 2888 – Ting, Philip Y. (D, AD 19) – Expands list of people who can seek gun violence restraining order
Hearing Date: 7/2/2018, Senate Appropriations 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: 7/3/2018, Assembly Judiciary Committee

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