2015 - 2016

2015 - 2016

AB 28 - Bicycle Safety: Rear Lights

Existing law requires that a bicycle operated during darkness upon a highway, a sidewalk where bicycle operation is not prohibited by the local jurisdiction, or a bikeway, be equipped with a red reflector on the rear that is visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. This bill would instead require that a bicycle operated under those circumstances be equipped with a red flashing or red solid light on the rear that is visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle.

AB 385 - Newby Island

Requires the local enforcement agency (LEA) of any jurisdiction that has a solid waste facility located within one-quarter of a mile of another municipality or municipalities to hold a public meeting, at least every six months, to report violations, investigations, and remedial actions that have occurred since the previous meeting and to receive information regarding odor and other nuisance impacts of the facility, unless waived in writing by the other municipalities.

AB 433 -Bereavement leave

This proposal would ensure that women receiving CalWORKs benefits who experience late-term miscarriages, stillbirths, or whose children die are able to continue to receive aid for the remainder of the month and one additional month, and it would require the county to provide appropriate referrals to grief counseling and burial services.

AB 470 - IHSS Providers

Would authorize all monies collected for background checks on IHSS providers to be deposited into a special account in the General Fund, and made available for expenditure by the Department of Justice to offset costs pursuant to their background check obligations.

AB 613 - Automatic Renewal

Requires a cancellation policy of an automatic renewal contract to include the right of the consumer to cancel for any reason upon 30 days' written notice to the business and also include a statement describing the procedure to cancel the contract. The bill would permit the company to charge a cancellation fee, not to exceed 2 months of charges, for a cancellation within the contract term.

AB 697

AB 697 creates a demonstration project in specified counties to provide a tax credit for qualifying seniors who experience a rent increase in the County of Alameda, the City and County of San Francisco, the County of Ventura, and the County of Santa Clara. The bill would create a pilot program that will provide necessary data on how our State can lessen the effects of the rising costs of housing.

AB 718 - Homelessness

States that no person can be cited and fined for needing to sleep in their vehicle and the vehicle cannot be impounded.

AB 788 - Prescriptions: Purpose of Medication: Labeling

Require all prescribers to include the purpose of the medication in prescriptions so that the prescription drug label may include that purpose, unless the patient or the prescriber requests this information be omitted.

AB 1206 - CA Collaborative for Education Excellence

Adds two school board members to the California Collaborative for Education Excellence (CCEE). Specifically, this bill: 1)Adds one school board member to the CCEE from a school district with more than 2,500 total pupils; 2)Adds one school board member to the CCEE from a school district with fewer than 2,500 total pupils; 3)Provides that both school board representatives shall be appointed by a majority of the CCEE board members; 4)Provides that the CCEE may provide assistance to a district if a state-appointed trustee or administrator requests it.

AB 1387

Follow-up bill to last year's AB 2236 (Stone/Maienschein) - This bill cleans up AB 2236 and will revise the appeals process included in AB 2236 for community care licensing facilities to decrease delays in the process and ensure residents'/clients' rights, health and safety are upheld.

ACR 24

Relating to Child Abuse Prevention Month. Recognizes April, 2015 as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

ACR 61

This measure would recognize May 2015 as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.