2019 Legislation

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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AB 40: Requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop a comprehensive strategy to move toward complete electrification of new passenger vehicles sold in the state by 2040.

AB 61: Strengthens an existing tool to prevent gun-related tragedies by authorizing school employees, employers and co-workers to petition the courts for a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), which temporarily takes away someone’s firearm if they pose a danger to themselves or others.

AB 68 and 69: Removes more red tape to make it easier for property owners to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which are commonly known as “granny flats” and “in-law” units, to help ease the state’s housing crisis.

AB 161: Makes e-receipts the default practice for businesses by 2022, unless customers request a hard copy, to reduce the environmental and public impacts from paper receipts.

AB 512: Requires every county's mental health plan data reporting to include the following: disparities in access, utilization, and outcomes by race, ethnicity, language, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and immigration status - to ensure all get quality care.

AB 697: Prohibits preferential admissions treatment for students related to a college's donors or alumni, if that institution participates in the state's Cal Grant program, making the college admissions process more equitable and fair for all hardworking students across California.

AB 792: Establishes a timeframe for plastic bottle beverage manufacturers to phase-in the use of recycled materials and get to 100% by 2035 in effort to stabilize recycling market.

AB 794: Require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to conduct a study on the changes to the international recycling market and provide recommendations to the Legislature by January 2021 on how to foster more recycling of beverage container materials within the state.

AB 828: Expands the definition of a human trafficking caseworker to include a person who is employed by a human trafficking services program or a domestic violence shelter-based program for the purposes of establishing caseworker-victim privilege.

AB 841: Instructs the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to adopt and complete a work plan assessing which substances in the class of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances should assessed as a potential risk to human health.

AB 953: Authorizes cannabis businesses to pay taxes in stable virtual currencies, as an alternative to cash, to improve compliance and public safety.

AB 995: Reduces homelessness among former foster youth by expanding eligibility for the successful THP-Plus supportive housing program, increasing access to this vital program.

AB 1001:  Strengthens California’s existing early care and education (ECE) strategic planning process by bringing data systems into the 21st century; also addresses existing gaps in ECE by requiring local bodies to identify investment priorities, report on available facilities, and facilitate transition of children between programs

AB 1046: Calls on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to annually forecast the state’s progress toward getting five million clean cars on the road by 2030. If we are in jeopardy of missing that goal, the ARB could consider changes to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) incentive program, which has not seen a rate change in more than five years.

AB 1076: Requires Department of Justice (DOJ) to automate arrest and conviction relief so it is less burdensome to obtain employment and housing, giving individuals with criminal records a second chance.

AB 1208: Extends the sunset date on the prohibition of local jurisdictions' ability to impose a utility users tax (UUT) on clean electricity to January 1, 2027.

AB 1215:  Protects civil liberties by banning law enforcement agencies and officials from using, installing, or activating facial recognition and biometric scanners in body cameras.

AB 1311: Helps local small businesses by allowing them to transfer liquor licenses received under previous Ting legislation to new location within same census tract.

AB 1356: Requires local jurisdictions where voters supported Proposition 64 to adopt licensing structures for legal cannabis retail outlets.

AB 1360: Establishes basic food safety standards for grocery delivery drivers who are working through an online food delivery platform; requires them to obtain a food handler card so operations would be consistent with safety requirements imposed on brick and mortar grocery stores.

AB 1486: Gives affordable housing projects the first right of refusal to build on public surplus land, both local and state.

AB 1493: Permits the subject of a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) to submit a court form stating they will willingly relinquish their firearms and will not be contesting the order.

AB 1605: Allows the City and County of San Francisco to pilot a Reservation and Pricing System for drivers who want to experience the crooked segment of Lombard Street.