2015 - 2016

2015 - 2016

AB 53 – Vehicles: Child Safety Seats
Would protect California’s youngest residents by requiring parents to keep their kids in rear-facing car seats until age two following the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 82 – Vehicles: Driver’s License: Selective Service
Would enroll men between the ages of 18-25 to the selective service when they apply for a new drivers license through the DMV. This bill would bring federal dollars for men that would like federal jobs and money for college from Cal-grant and FAFSA. Status: Vetoed by the Governor.
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AB 146 – Pupil Instruction: Social Sciences
Would encourage schools to teach the unconstitutional deportations that happened in the 1930’S to United States citizens of Mexican descent. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 188 – Alternative Payment Providers: Reimbursement Rates
This bill helps the children in California’s poorest working families by making sure that the programs that match these families with childcare are adequately funded. Status: Held in Assembly Appropriations.
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AB 216 – Product Sales to Minors: Vapor Products
Prohibits the sale of any device intended to deliver a non-nicotine product in a vapor state to people under the age of 18 years of age. Status: Signed by the Governor.

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AB 302 – Lactation Accommodation for Parenting Students
Specifies that high schools with one or more lactating students shall provide these students with access to a private, secure room to deal with any needs associated with breastfeeding or expressing milk. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 365 – Child Custody Proceedings: Testimony by Electronic Means
Would require the courts to allow any detained or deported parent to present testimony and evidence by electronic means in court-ordered child custody mediations upon request. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 548 – Nomination of Estate Administrators
Removes the “sunset” clause from the provision of Probate Code §8465 which permits non-resident beneficiaries of probate estates to nominate a person to serve as administrator, the same as a beneficiary who is a resident of California. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 609 – Residency and Ballot Statement
Creates a designation for those who wish to voluntarily declare that they will continue to reside within their district. In a process similar to that of voluntary expenditure limits, a candidate who elects to file the voluntary statement of continuing residency will have that designation printed in the state ballot pamphlet. Status: Held in Senate Appropriations.
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AB 656 – Mutual Water Companies: Joint Powers Agreements
Authorizes 2 or more mutual water companies and one or more public agencies that operate a public water system, to participate in joint powers agreement for insurance-pooling, technical support, and other similar services. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 701 – Gaming Policy: Advisory Committee
Expands the Advisory Committee from 10 to 12 members to include two members of the Department of Justice to advise the Committee on issues such as scope of authority, gaming law and areas of enforcement the Committee may wish to make recommendations on. Status: Held in Senate Public Safety.
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AB 779 – Infill Development Analysis Relief
Ensures guidelines meant to encourage infill building actually achieves that goal. Due to concerns, the measure presses a pause button the OPR CEQA guideline approval process by providing that they shall not be effective before July 1, 2017. Status: Held in Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.
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AB 832 – Child Abuse: Reportable Conduct
Seeks to clarify confusing mandated reporting laws on voluntary sexual acts. This bill will create an even playing field for the LGBT youth and heterosexual youth. This bill would create a uniform standard for mandated reporters. Status: Died in Assembly.
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AB 881 – Cyberbullying
Protects students from cyberbullying by making sure that the students forwarding messages through text or social media are just as responsible as those who created it. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 903 – Gambling: Employment Opportunities
Permits a person who is between 18 and 21 years of age to be employed in a gambling establishment as long as they do not work as dealers, floor personnel, or any other employment classification that involves working on the floor of a gambling establishment. Status: Senate Inactive File
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AB 952 – Special Elections
Seeks to balance the effective use of taxpayer dollars with maintaining the voice of the voters by requiring those who were appointed to fill a local government vacancy to run for election at the next regularly scheduled election. Status: Signed by the Governor.
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AB 1009 – Pension Tax Increment
Addresses the question of where voter approved pension tax revenues go since the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies (RDA). AB 1009 would distribute these taxes through the Redevelopment Property Tax Trust Fund (RPTTF) to the cities after the pass through payments, enforceable obligations of the former agency and the administrative costs of the cities are paid. Status: Held in Assembly Appropriations.
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AB 1074 – Clean Vehicle Infrastructure
Directs the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a refueling infrastructure plan that identifies any and all stations, locational sites or areas, and facilities necessary to ensure refueling options, in order to facilitate the adoption of cleaner vehicles. Status: Held in Assembly Appropriations.
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AB 1117 – Improving Preventive Care for Young Children in Medi-Cal Managed Care
Establishes a pilot program in Medi-Cal to reward Medi-Cal managed care organizations (MCOs) and providers for vaccinating children younger than two years of age. Status: Held in Senate Appropriations.
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AB 1232 – Insurance Commissioner: Administrative Hearings
This bill streamlines the process of administrative hearings for new insurance agents appealing license application decisions in order to better protect consumers and save government money. Status: Vetoed by the Governor.
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