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					                                   CALCHIEFS Legislative Status Report
                                         Report Date: 8/12/2008
AB 36              (Niello) Public employees' retirement: fraud. (A-05/05/2008 html pdf)
Status:06/24/2008-In committee: Set first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.
Current Location:06/23/2008-S P.E. & R.
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Existing law provides that it is a crime to make a knowingly false material statement or
                   representation for the purpose of obtaining workers' compensation, or supporting or denying a
                   workers' compensation claim. The Public Employees' Retirement Law, the Teachers' Retirement
                   Law, and the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 prescribe the rights, benefits, and
                   duties of members of the retirement systems established by those laws. This bill would make it a
                   crime for a person to make or present false material statements and representations in
                   connection with those retirement systems' benefits and applications, as specified, or to aid or
                   abet someone in this regard. The bill would also make it a crime for a person to knowingly
                   accept, with the intent to keep for personal benefit, a payment from any of those retirement
                   systems with the knowledge that one was not entitled to the benefit. The bill would provide that a
                   violation of these provisions is punishable by up to one year in a county jail, or a fine, or both, and
                   restitution, as specified. The bill would require any restitution order imposed to be satisfied before
                   any criminal fine imposed may be collected, and would further provide that its provisions are
                   cumulative. By creating a new crime or expanding an existing crime, the bill would create a state-
                   mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

                    Organization        Assigned            Position            Priority      Subject     Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Watch



AB 38              (Nava) State agencies: California Emergency Management Agency. (A-08/11/2008 html
                   pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time, amended, and to third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-S THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 361 SEN THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law provides for the Office of Homeland Security within the office of the Governor. The
                   Governor is required to appoint a Director of Homeland Security to perform specified duties in
                   coordinating all homeland security activities in the state. This bill would delete the provisions of
                   law governing the Office of Homeland Security, establishing the Office of Emergency Services,
                   and providing for the appointment of their respective directors. It would instead establish, under
                   the provisions of the California Emergency Services Act, the California Emergency Management
                   Agency (Cal EMA) , in the office of the Governor, which would succeed to and be vested with the
                   duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction vested with the Office of Homeland
                   Security and the Office of Emergency Services. The bill would specify that the agency would be
                   under the supervision of the Secretary of California Emergency Management appointed by the
                   Governor, who would succeed to and be vested with the duties, powers, purposes,
                   responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the directors of the respective offices. It would additionally set
                   forth the duties and authority of the agency and the secretary with respect to specified homeland
                   security activities in the state. It would make various conforming changes. This bill contains other
                   related provisions and other existing laws.

                    Organization        Assigned            Position            Priority      Subject     Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Support



AB 108             (Benoit) Political Reform Act of 1974. (A-06/13/2007 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2007-In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Current Location:07/10/2007-S E.,R. & C. A.
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Summary:            The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign
                    financing and related matters, including placing limits on campaign contributions. Existing law
                    prohibits a person from making any monetary contribution beyond a specified limit per election to
                    any candidate for elective state office, statewide elective office, or Governor. Further, existing law
                    prohibits a small contributor committee from making any monetary contribution beyond a
                    specified limit per election to any candidate for elective state office, statewide elective office, or
                    Governor. This bill would require that, in the case of a candidate for elective state office
                    simultaneously running for an elective office other than an elective state office, contributions to all
                    committees controlled by the candidate be aggregated and that those contributions not exceed
                    the elective state office limits. This bill would provide an exception for those committees whose
                    primary activity is the support or opposition of one or more ballot measures and those
                    committees established for a candidate's legal defense account for civil, criminal, or
                    administrative proceedings arising directly out of the conduct of an election campaign. The bill
                    would provide an exception for contributions made after the election if those contributions meet
                    other specified limitations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

                    Organization         Assigned            Position            Priority        Subject         Groups
                    CALCHIEFS            RHeim               Support



AB 213              (Fuentes) Workers' compensation: claim adjudication: venue sites. (A-09/05/2007 html pdf)
Status:09/11/2007-In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. Re-referred to Com. on INS. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
(Page 3314.)
Current Location:09/11/2007-A INS.
Calendar Events:

Summary:            Existing law establishes a workers' compensation system to compensate an employee for injuries
                    sustained in the course of his or her employment, and prescribes procedures for the processing
                    and payment of claims, and the adjudication of claim disputes. This bill would prohibit an
                    employer from objecting to the selection of venue pursuant to those provisions where the claim is
                    filed on behalf of an injured employee or a deceased employee who is either a peace officer, as
                    defined, or a firefighter, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing
                    laws.

                    Organization         Assigned            Position            Priority        Subject         Groups
                    CALCHIEFS            RHeim



AB 231              (Eng) Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge Act. (A-07/10/2007 html pdf)
Status:07/16/2007-To inactive file on motion of Senator Ridley-Thomas.
Current Location:07/16/2007-S INACTIVE FILE
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Summary:            The Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge Act requires any person supplying intrastate
                    telephone communication services, as specified, in the state to collect a surcharge imposed on
                    amounts paid by every person in the state for intrastate telephone communication service
                    including "toll telephone service," as defined. It requires the Department of General Services to
                    annually determine a surcharge rate that it estimates will produce sufficient revenue to fund the
                    current fiscal year's costs, but prohibits the surcharge rate in any year to be greater than 3/4 of
                    1% nor less than 1/2 of 1%. It establishes the State Emergency Telephone Number Account into
                    which the payments made pursuant to the act are deposited. It requires, upon appropriation,
                    funds in the account to pay, among other things, bills submitted to the department by service
                    suppliers or communications equipment companies for the installation of, and ongoing expenses
                    for, specified communications services. This bill would specify that a "toll telephone service"
                    would include a telephonic quality communication as specified, or a service that entitles the
                    subscriber to the privilege of a predetermined amount of units or dollars of telephonic
                    communications or an unlimited number of telephonic communications, as specified . This bill
                    would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision. This bill contains other
                    related provisions.

                    Organization         Assigned            Position            Priority        Subject         Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Watch



AB 419             (Lieber) Workers' compensation: public employees: leaves of absence. (A-04/17/2008 html
                   pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-S THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 369 SEN THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing workers' compensation law requires employers to secure the payment of workers'
                   compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out
                   of, or in the course of, employment. This bill would, for purposes of these provisions, require that
                   these employees be employed on a regular, or full-time basis, but would eliminate the
                   requirement that these employees be members of the Public Employees' Retirement System or
                   the Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System or subject to the County Employees'
                   Retirement Law of 1937. The bill would also include local park rangers, community college police,
                   and police of a school district among the public employees entitled to the above-described leave
                   of absence. The bill would provide that the provisions pertaining to a leave of absence shall not
                   apply to certain public safety personnel who are employees of the City and County of San
                   Francisco. This bill contains other existing laws.

                    Organization        Assigned            Position        Priority          Subject            Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Watch



AB 424             (Gaines) Income and corporation taxes: credit: defensible space. (A-08/28/2007 html pdf)
Status:08/28/2007-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and
re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.
Current Location:08/28/2007-S REV. & TAX
Calendar Events:

Summary:           The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law authorize various credits against the
                   taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would, under both laws, allow for taxable years beginning
                   on or after January 1, 2007, and before January 1, 2011, a credit in an amount equal to the
                   qualified costs, as defined, not to exceed $500 per qualified property , paid or incurred for the
                   creation of a defensible space, which would be defined as a specified area around a qualified
                   property, as defined, that is created by removing all brush, flammable vegetation, and
                   combustible growth. This bill contains other related provisions.

                    Organization        Assigned            Position        Priority          Subject            Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim



AB 503             (Swanson) Public agencies: overtime: notice. (A-06/01/2007 html pdf)
Status:06/14/2007-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Current Location:06/14/2007-S RLS.
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Summary:           Existing law generally regulates the working hours of public and private employees. Existing law
                   provides that 8 hours constitutes a day's work, except as specified. This bill would require the
                   California Research Bureau to conduct a study, to be submitted to the Legislature by June 30,
                   2008, on issues related to a requirement that state and local agencies provide eight hours' written
                   notice to employees who are required to work overtime. The bill would require the study to
                   address the impacts of such a requirement on both employers and employees .

                    Organization        Assigned            Position        Priority          Subject            Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Oppose



AB 525             (De Leon) Homeland security: training center. (A-08/31/2007 html pdf)
Status:09/11/2007-To inactive file on motion of Senator Perata.
Current Location:09/11/2007-S INACTIVE FILE
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Existing law sets forth the duties of the Director of Homeland Security, including the coordination
                   of homeland security activities in the state. This bill would require the director, in conjunction with
                   the Director of the Office of Emergency Services, and other state, local, and nongovernmental
                   entities, as appropriate, to examine the utilization of federal funding options for the development
                   of a State Emergency Operations Center for the Southern Region .

                   Organization        Assigned            Position           Priority           Subject      Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Watch



AB 706             (Leno) Fire retardants. (A-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/06/2008-From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) . Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/06/2008-S THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 346 SEN THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law, the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act, requires all mattresses and box
                   springs manufactured for sale in this state to be fire retardant, as defined to meet the federal
                   standards for resistance to open-flame test, and authorizes the Bureau of Home Furnishings and
                   Thermal Insulation to adopt regulations to implement those standards. The act requires other
                   bedding products to comply with regulations adopted by the bureau specifying that those
                   products be resistant to open-flame ignition , requires all seating furniture to be fire retardant and
                   labeled as specified, and, except as specified, requires all flexible polyurethane foam offered for
                   retail sale to be fire retardant. The bureau has adopted, by regulation, a flame retardance test of
                   the filling materials of residential upholstered furniture . This bill would include legislative findings,
                   and would make a related change involving the assessment of administrative fines pursuant to
                   the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act. This bill contains other existing laws.

                   Organization        Assigned            Position           Priority           Subject      Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Concerns



AB 749             (Wolk) Residential care facilities for the elderly: emergency plans. (A-08/06/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 13 pursuant to
Assembly Rule 77. Ordered to Special Consent Calendar.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A CONSENT CALENDAR
Calendar Events:08/12/08 394 ASM SPECIAL CONSENT CALENDAR-FIRST LEGISLATIVE DAY CONCURRENCE IN AMENDMENTS

Summary:           Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly by
                   the State Department of Social Services. A violation of these provisions is a crime. This bill would
                   require, as of March 1, 2009, those facilities to have an emergency plan that includes specified
                   provisions and is available, upon request, to residents onsite and available to local emergency
                   responders. Additionally, the bill would require the department to confirm, during comprehensive
                   licensing visits, that the plan is on file at the facility. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill
                   would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and
                   other existing laws.

                   Organization        Assigned            Position           Priority           Subject      Groups
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AB 759             (Karnette) Fire protection: residential care facilities for the elderly. (A-06/17/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 108 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law establishes the State Fire Marshal within the Department of Forestry and Fire
                   Protection. This bill would, on and after July 1, 2009, require local fire enforcing agencies or the
                   State Fire Marshal, whichever has primary jurisdiction, to conduct an annual inspection of all
                   licensed residential care facilities for the elderly within their jurisdiction. The bill would provide
                   that these annual inspections shall occur not less than 9 months and not more than 15 months
                   following the previous inspection, unless a violation is detected during the annual inspection. This
                   bill would require the inspecting agency to report violations that are not corrected within 60
                   calendar days to the State Department of Social Services. This bill contains other related
                   provisions and other existing laws.

                   Organization        Assigned            Position           Priority           Subject      Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Support                                            FIRE I.C.: Haberek
AB 1115            (Runner, Sharon) Peace officers: accidents. (C-07/10/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 85, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/10/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           Existing law provides that no peace officer, member of the Department of the California Highway
                   Patrol, or firefighter shall be required to report any accident in which he or she is involved while
                   operating an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined, in the performance of his or her duty
                   during the hours of his or her employment, to any person who has issued that peace officer,
                   member of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, or firefighter a private automobile
                   insurance policy. This bill would provide that no peace officer, member of the Department of the
                   California Highway Patrol, or firefighter shall be required to report any accident in which he or she
                   is involved while operating any employer-leased or employer-rented vehicle, in the performance
                   of his or her duty during the hours of his or her employment, to any person who has issued that
                   peace officer, member of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, or firefighter a private
                   automobile insurance policy. This bill would make a conforming change relating to proof of
                   financial responsibility, in the event of an accident involving a vehicle operated on behalf of a
                   public agency.

                   Organization        Assigned           Position           Priority         Subject            Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim              Support



AB 1170            (Krekorian) State mandates. (A-06/05/2008 html pdf)
Status:06/05/2008-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and
re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Current Location:06/05/2008-S APPR.
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Under the California Constitution, whenever the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new
                   program or higher level of service on any local government, including school districts, the state is
                   required to provide a subvention of funds to reimburse the local government, with specified
                   exceptions. Existing law establishes a procedure for local governmental agencies to file claims
                   for reimbursement of these costs with the Commission on State Mandates. Under this procedure,
                   the commission is required to hear and decide upon each claim for reimbursement and then
                   determine the amount to be subvened for reimbursement, which the Controller shall pay to
                   eligible claimants. The procedure also provides that a reimbursement claim for actual costs filed
                   by a local agency or school district is subject to an audit by the Controller no later than 3 years
                   after the date that the actual reimbursement claim is filed or last amended, whichever is later, but
                   that, if no funds are appropriated or no payment is made to a claimant for the fiscal year for which
                   the claim is filed, the audit shall be commenced no later than 3 years from the date of the initial
                   payment of the claim. This bill would, with respect to a reimbursement claim that is filed or last
                   amended on or after January 1, 2009, and no later than December 31, 2013, delete the provision
                   that authorizes the Controller to commence an audit no later than 3 years from the date of the
                   initial payment of the claim if certain conditions exist.

                   Organization        Assigned           Position           Priority         Subject            Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim



AB 1239            (Garrick) Property taxation: exclusion from newly constructed: fire safety devices. (A-
                   08/28/2007 html pdf)
Status:08/28/2007-Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.
Current Location:08/28/2007-S REV. & TAX
Calendar Events:

Summary:           The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full
                   cash value of that property. For purposes of this limitation, "full cash value" is defined as the
                   assessor's valuation of real property as shown on the 1975-76 tax bill under "full cash value" or,
                   thereafter, the appraised value of that real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a
                   change in ownership has occurred. The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to
                   exclude from classification as "newly constructed" the construction or installation on or after
                   November 7, 1984, of any fire sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing system, fire detection
                    system, or fire-related egress improvement, as defined by the Legislature. Existing property tax
                    law implementing this exclusion provides that the exclusion only applies to the construction or
                    installation of these items in an existing building. This bill would provide that this exclusion from
                    "newly constructed" also applies to the construction or installation, on and after the operative date
                    of the bill, of any fire sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing system, or fire detection system in
                    a new building. This bill would also specify, for purposes of this exclusion, that "the construction
                    or installation of any fire sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing system, or fire detection
                    system" includes the construction of any fire sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing system, or
                    fire detection system in a new building , as defined, in which the owner-builder incorporated the
                    fire sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing system, or fire detection system in the initial
                    construction of the building and the owner-builder does not intend to occupy or use the building.
                    This bill would provide this exclusion to the initial purchaser of the new building, but only if the
                    owner-builder did not receive an exclusion for the same system. In the case of a new
                    nonresidential building, this bill would specify that "fire sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing
                    system, or fire detection system" does not include such items that are required by the California
                    Fire Code to be included in the new building. This bill would require the county assessor to
                    reduce the base-year value of these buildings by the value of such items, as specified. This bill
                    would require the State Board of Equalization, in consultation with the California Assessor's
                    Association, to prescribe the manner and form for a taxpayer to claim this exclusion. This bill
                    contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

                    Organization        Assigned             Position            Priority            Subject             Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim                Support



AB 1576             (Silva) State mandates: reimbursement procedures; alternate procedure. (I-02/23/2007
                    html pdf)
Status:06/10/2008-In committee: Set, final hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. From committee without further action
pursuant to Joint Rule 62(a).
Current Location:05/23/2007-A L. GOV.
Calendar Events:

Summary:            Under the California Constitution, whenever the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new
                    program or higher level of service on any local government, including school districts, the state is
                    required to provide a subvention of funds to reimburse the local government, with specified
                    exceptions. Existing law establishes a procedure for local governmental agencies to file claims
                    for reimbursement of these costs with the Commission on State Mandates. The procedure
                    requires the commission to hear and decide upon each claim for reimbursement and then
                    determine the amount to be subvened for reimbursement and adopt parameters and guidelines
                    for payment of claims. It requires the commission to consult with the Department of Finance,
                    among other state officials, when adopting parameters and guidelines for reimbursement. This
                    bill would provide that, notwithstanding these provisions, within 30 days of the commission's
                    adoption of a statement of decision on a test claim, the test claimant and the Department of
                    Finance may notify the executive director of the commission of their intent to use an alternate
                    process to draft negotiated parameters and guidelines based on a reasonable reimbursement
                    methodology, as defined. This bill would establish the requirements of this alternate process,
                    which would include a requirement that the test claimant and department develop a reasonable
                    reimbursement methodology that is supported by a wide range of affected local governments. It
                    would authorize the test claimant or department to opt out of the alternate process at any time.
                    This bill contains other related provisions.

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                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim                Watch



AB 1626             (Mullin) County employees' retirement: conformance with federal law. (C-08/01/2008 html
                    pdf)
Status:08/01/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 212, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:08/01/2008-A CHAPTERED
Calendar Events:

Summary:            The County Employees' Retirement Act of 1937 prescribes the rights, benefits, and duties of
                    members of the retirement systems established pursuant to its provisions. Existing federal law
                    regulates the provision of pension benefits and a retirement system providing pension benefits
                   must meet prescribed requirements to maintain its tax qualified status. Federal law requires, in
                   this regard, that a defined benefit plan prohibit the application of forfeitures to increase the
                   benefits any employee would otherwise receive under the plan. Federal law also establishes
                   requirements for the distribution of benefits by a pension trust, including the timing of those
                   benefits and their form, and requirements for the transfer of eligible rollover distributions. This bill
                   would specify that a retirement system established pursuant to the County Employees
                   Retirement Act of 1937 shall act in accordance with the requirements of federal law described
                   above.

                   Organization        Assigned           Position           Priority         Subject     Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim              Watch



AB 1781            (Laird) Budget Act of 2008. (A-07/17/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/18/2008-From printer.
Current Location:07/17/2008-A UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Calendar Events:08/12/08 76 ASM CONFERENCE REPORTS PENDING
08/12/08 161 SEN CONFERENCE REPORTS AT THE DESK

Summary:           This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2008-09 fiscal year.
                   This bill contains other related provisions.

                   Organization        Assigned           Position           Priority         Subject     Groups
                   CALCHIEFS



AB 1812            (Arambula) Taxpayer contributions: California firefighters' and peace officer memorial
                   funds. (C-07/21/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/21/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 160, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/21/2008-A CHAPTERED
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Under existing law regulating the administration of personal income taxes and corporation taxes,
                   individual taxpayers are allowed to contribute amounts in excess of their tax liability for the
                   support of specified funds or accounts, including, among others, the California Firefighters'
                   Memorial Fund and the California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation Fund. Existing law
                   provides for the repeal of the contribution provisions for these funds on January 1, 2011. This bill
                   would instead repeal those provisions on January 1, 2016.

                   Organization        Assigned           Position           Priority         Subject     Groups
                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim              Support



AB 1844            (Hernandez) Public employee benefits. (A-06/11/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 130 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law provides that it is a crime to make a knowingly false material statement or
                   representation for the purpose of obtaining workers' compensation, or supporting or denying a
                   workers' compensation claim. The Public Employees' Retirement Law, the Teachers' Retirement
                   Law, and the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 prescribe the rights, benefits, and
                   duties of members of the retirement systems established by those laws. This bill would make it a
                   crime for a person to make or present false material statements and representations in
                   connection with those retirement systems' benefits and applications, as specified, or to aid or
                   abet someone in this regard. The bill would also make it a crime for a person to knowingly
                   accept, with the intent to keep for personal benefit, a payment from any of those retirement
                   systems with the knowledge that he or she was not entitled to the benefit. The bill would provide
                   that a violation of these provisions is punishable by up to one year in a county jail, or a fine, or
                   both, and restitution, as specified. The bill would require any restitution order imposed to be
                   satisfied before any criminal fine imposed may be collected, and would further provide that its
                   provisions are cumulative. By creating a new crime or expanding an existing crime, the bill would
                   create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other
                   existing laws.
                    Organization        Assigned            Position         Priority         Subject     Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Watch



AB 1859            (Adams) Theft: fire hydrant parts. (A-06/24/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 10 pursuant to
Assembly Rule 77. Ordered to Special Consent Calendar.
Current Location:08/07/2008-A CONSENT CALENDAR
Calendar Events:08/12/08 422 ASM SPECIAL CONSENT CALENDAR- SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY CONCURRENCE IN AMENDMENTS

Summary:           Existing law provides that every person who buys or receives any property that has been stolen
                   or that has been obtained in any manner constituting theft or extortion, knowing the property to
                   be so stolen or obtained, or who conceals, sells, withholds, or aids in concealing, selling, or
                   withholding any property from the owner, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained, shall
                   be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year.
                   This bill would specifically provide that any person who buys or receives, for purposes of salvage,
                   any part of a fire hydrant or fire department connection that has been stolen or obtained in any
                   manner constituting theft or extortion, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained, shall, in
                   addition to any other penalty provided by law, be subject to a criminal fine of not more than
                   $3,000 . By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill
                   contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

                    Organization        Assigned            Position         Priority         Subject     Groups
                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Support



AB 1883            (Keene) Fire: inmate crews: nonprofit organizations. (C-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/04/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 259, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:08/04/2008-A CHAPTERED
Calendar Events:

Summary:           The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is required to use inmates and wards assigned to
                   conservation camps for fire prevention, fire control, and other work of the department. The
                   department is authorized to enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with public agencies
                   for the performance of other conservation projects appropriate for that public agency, under the
                   policies established by the Prison Industry Authority. This bill would enact the Wildfire Prevention
                   Assistance Act of 2008 and would expand the department's authority to include entering into
                   contracts and cooperative agreements with qualified nonprofit organizations that have a
                   demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and complete a conservation project and meet other
                   criteria, as determined by the department.

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                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim               Watch



AB 1930            (Torrico) Emergency services: populations with limited English proficiency. (A-07/10/2008
                   html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In committee: Set, first hearing. Held under submission.
Current Location:07/10/2008-S APPR.
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, creates the Office of Emergency Services in
                   the office of the Governor. Under the act, the Director of Emergency Services is required to
                   coordinate the emergency services of all state agencies in connection with emergencies, and the
                   office is required to establish a standardized emergency management system for use by all
                   emergency response agencies. This bill would require the Director of Emergency Services to
                   consider the multiple languages and needs of populations who have limited proficiency in the
                   English language and to incorporate their needs in t he curricula and scenarios related to critical
                   emergency preparedness planning, response, and recovery training. The bill would also require
                   the director to incorporate e thnic media and local ethnic community-based organizations in
                   communication strategies and to use a registry of qualified bilingual persons in public contact
                   positions, as defined, to assist in emergencies. The bill would require the director to disseminate
                   guidance to local and regional governmental entities for assisting emergency preparedness,
                   response, and recovery for populations who have limited proficiency in the English language.
                    Organization        Assigned            Position         Priority          Subject           Groups
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AB 1963            (Carter) Public employees' retirement: service credit. (C-08/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/01/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 219, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:08/01/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           Existing law prohibits a person from receiving credit for the same service in two retirement
                   systems supported wholly or in part by public funds, with specified exceptions. Existing law
                   excepts from this prohibition concurrent participation and credit for service in the defined benefit
                   plan provided by the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and a supplemental defined
                   benefit plan offered by an employer, provided that supplemental defined benefit plan meets
                   specified federal tax requirements and certain conditions exist. The County Employees
                   Retirement Law of 1937 permits a participant in specified deferred compensation plans to
                   participate also in a retirement system established pursuant to its provisions. This bill would
                   specify that a participant in a retirement system established under the County Employees
                   Retirement Law of 1937 is permitted to concurrently participate in individual account retirement
                   plans and is permitted to concurrently participate in, and to receive credit for service in, a
                   supplemental defined benefit program maintained by his or her employer, provided that the
                   supplemental program meets specified requirements.

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AB 1976            (Benoit) Emergency telephone system: abuse. (C-07/10/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 89, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/10/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           Under existing law, any person who knowingly allows the use of, or who uses, the 911 telephone
                   system for any reason other than because of an emergency is guilty of an infraction. The penalty
                   for a first or 2nd violation of that provision is a written warning, as specified. The penalty for a 3rd,
                   4th, or 5th violation, depending upon the violator's ability to pay, is $50, $100, and $200,
                   respectively. This bill would make a written warning the penalty for a first violation only and would
                   make the penalties for a 2nd and each subsequent violation monetary fines, as specified.

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AB 1995            (Jeffries) Arson: aggravated: punishment. (A-05/23/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In committee: Set, first hearing. Held under submission.
Current Location:07/14/2008-S APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
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Summary:           Existing law defines the crime of aggravated arson, and makes a person guilty of that crime if the
                   fire caused property damage and other losses in excess of $5,650,000. Existing law specifies
                   costs to be included in calculating property damage for purposes of these provisions and states
                   legislative intent to review the property damage threshold in light of inflation within 5 years.
                   Existing law repeals the provisions relating to property damage on January 1, 2010. This bill
                   would increase the amount of damage required for a person to be guilty of aggravated arson from
                   $5,650,000 to $6,500,000. This bill would extend the repeal date for the provisions relating to
                   property damage until January 1, 2014, and would make a conforming change in the statement of
                   legislative intent . By extending the operative effect of an existing crime, this bill would create a
                   state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2023            (Houston) Public employee disability benefits. (A-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 10 pursuant to
Assembly Rule 77. Ordered to Special Consent Calendar.
Current Location:08/07/2008-A CONSENT CALENDAR
Calendar Events:08/12/08 425 ASM SPECIAL CONSENT CALENDAR- SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY CONCURRENCE IN AMENDMENTS

Summary:           The Public Employees' Retirement System provides for the granting of disability benefits to
                   members in state service. Existing law generally provides that if a medical examination and other
                   available information show to the satisfaction of the Board of Administration of the Public
                   Employees' Retirement System that a member in state service is incapacitated physically or
                   mentally for the performance of his or her duties and is eligible to retire for disability, the board
                   shall immediately retire him or her for disability. The State Teachers' Retirement System permits
                   the board of administration of the system to authorize payment of a disability allowance or
                   disability retirement allowance, requires a member to provide medical documentation to
                   substantiate the claim qualifying the member for the disability allowance or disability retirement
                   allowance, and permits the board to order a medical examination in this regard, as specified. The
                   County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 permits a member permanently incapacitated for
                   duty to retire for disability only if specified criteria are met. Existing law permits the legislative
                   body of a local agency to establish a pension trust, as specified, for the benefit of its officers and
                   employees and permits that legislative body to establish reciprocal retirement benefits with other
                   specified retirement systems. This bill would restrict the board or body administering a retirement
                   system or a pension trust, as described above, with respect to the medical opinion or
                   documentation used to determine whether a member is eligible to retire for disability, as
                   specified, and would prohibit the use of disability retirement as a substitute for the disciplinary
                   process.

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AB 2031            (Hancock) Oil spill prevention and response. (A-07/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 111 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           The Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act generally requires the
                   administrator for oil spill response, acting at the direction of the Governor, to implement activities
                   relating to oil spill response, including emergency drills and preparedness, and oil spill
                   containment and cleanup, and to represent the state in any coordinated response efforts with the
                   federal government. This bill would require, when a unified command is established pursuant to
                   the plan, a representative of the regional office of the Office of Emergency Services to serve as a
                   member of that command to inform about, coordinate, and integrate local response actions, and
                   would require the administrator, upon request by a local government, to provide a program for
                   training and certification of a local emergency responder designated as a local spill response
                   manager by a local government with jurisdiction over or directly adjacent to marine waters. This
                   bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2041            (Fuentes) County employees' retirement: noncontributory plans: death of member. (C-
                   07/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/08/2008-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 72, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/08/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 establishes noncontributory retirement plans for
                   employees in specified counties. Under existing law, if approved by the county board of
                   supervisors, members of those plans in the Counties of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara who
                   have completed at least 5 years of credited service may elect to purchase retirement service
                   credit. This bill would require, with respect to members of the noncontributory retirement plans in
                   the Counties of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, that, upon the death of an active or former
                   member of the plan, the accumulated contributions made by the member, with interest, be paid to
                   the member's beneficiaries.

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AB 2050            (Garcia) Mobilehomes and manufactured homes. (A-07/10/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/05/2008-In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 7 pursuant to Assembly
Rule 77.
Current Location:08/05/2008-A CONCURRENCE
Calendar Events:08/12/08 17 ASM CONCURRENCE IN AMENDMENTS

Summary:           The Mobilehomes-Manufactured Housing Act of 1980 requires the Department of Housing and
                   Community Development to enforce various laws pertaining to the structural, fire safety,
                   plumbing, heat-producing, or electrical systems and installations or equipment of a manufactured
                   home, mobilehome, special purpose commercial coach, or commercial coach. Under existing
                   law, a knowing violation of the act, as specified, is punishable as a misdemeanor offense. This
                   bill would require all fuel-gas-burning water heater appliances installed in new manufactured
                   homes or new multifamily manufactured homes, or installed as replacement fuel-gas-burning
                   water heater appliances in existing mobilehomes, existing manufactured homes, or existing
                   multifamily manufactured homes that are offered for sale, rent, or lease, would be required to be
                   seismically braced, anchored, or strapped. All new or used mobilehomes, manufactured homes,
                   or multifamily manufactured homes that are sold would be required to have the fuel-gas-burning
                   water heater appliances seismically braced, anchored, or strapped. The Department of Housing
                   and Community Development would be required to promulgate rules and regulations that include
                   standards for water heater seismic bracing, anchoring, or strapping. By creating a new crime or
                   expanding an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill
                   contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2060            (Jeffries) Vehicles: fee exemption: tribal firefighting equipment. (C-07/10/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 92, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/10/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           Existing law exempts certain firefighting and rescue vehicles and ambulances owned by a public
                   fire department or a voluntary fire department, as prescribed, from certain vehicle fees. This bill
                   would extend those fee exemptions to these vehicles and ambulances that are owned by
                   federally recognized Indian tribes that have entered into a mutual aid agreement with a state,
                   county, city, or other governmental municipality for fire protection and emergency response.

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AB 2131            (Niello) Peace officers and firefighters: canine units. (C-08/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/01/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 226, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:08/01/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           Existing law provides that individuals with disabilities are entitled to full and equal access, as
                   other members of the general public, to accommodations, advantages, facilities, medical
                   facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices, and privileges of all common
                   carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motorbuses, streetcars, boats, or any other
                   public conveyances or modes of transportation (whether private, public, franchised, licensed,
                   contracted, or otherwise provided), telephone facilities, adoption agencies, private schools,
                   hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places
                   to which the general public is invited, as specified. Existing law also permits disabled individuals
                   to be accompanied in those places by guide dogs, signal dogs, or service dogs without paying an
                   extra charge. Existing law provides that any person, firm, association, or corporation, or the agent
                   of any person, firm, association, or corporation, who prevents a disabled person from exercising,
                   or interferes with a disabled person in the exercise of, the rights to have with him or her a
                   specially trained guide dog, signal dog, or service dog, as specified, is guilty of a misdemeanor,
                   punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,500. This bill would provide that a peace officer or
                   firefighter assigned to a canine unit, who is assigned to duty away from his or her home
                   jurisdiction because of a declared federal, state, or local emergency, and in the course and scope
                   of his or her official duties, may not be discriminated against in hotels, lodging establishments,
                   eating establishments, or public transportation by being required to pay an extra charge or
                   security deposit for the peace officer's or firefighter's dog. This bill contains other related
                   provisions.

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AB 2148            (Jeffries) Firefighters. (C-07/03/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/03/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 65, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/03/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           Existing law permits fire companies in unincorporated towns to be organized by recording with
                   the county recorder a certificate signed by the foreman or presiding officer and by the secretary.
                   This bill would instead permit fire companies in unincorporated towns to be organized by filing a
                   certificate signed by the foreman or presiding officer and by the secretary, with the Fire and
                   Rescue Operational Area Coordinator in the same county, or other county agency as designated
                   by ordinance of the county board of supervisors. This bill contains other related provisions and
                   other existing laws.

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AB 2156            (Hernandez) Public employee benefits. (C-07/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/08/2008-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 74, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/08/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           The Public Employees' Retirement Law provides a comprehensive set of rights and benefits
                   based upon age, service credit, and final compensation to members of the Public Employees'
                   Retirement System. The law provides that a special death benefit is payable if the deceased was
                   a patrol, state peace officer/firefighter, state safety, state industrial, or local safety member, if his
                   or her death was industrial, and if there is a survivor who qualifies, as specified. This bill would
                   provide that the special death benefit described above is payable if the death of the member
                   occurred from a single event injury arising out of and in the course of his or her official duties
                   which, based on competent medical opinion, rendered the member into a persistent vegetative
                   state devoid of cognitive function at the time of injury until the time of death. The bill would apply
                   only to a member who retired and then died on or after July 3, 2006.

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AB 2262            (Torrico) Child protection: safe surrender. (A-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 89 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law designates certain locations as safe-surrender sites for the safe surrender of
                   newborn children who are 72 hours of age or younger. This bill would expand the scope of those
                   provisions to apply to children who are 7 days old or younger. The bill would permit a local fire
                   agency, upon the approval of the appropriate local governing body of the agency, to designate a
                   safe-surrender site. The bill would specify certain circumstances in which a safe-surrender site
                   and its personnel have no liability for a surrendered child. This bill contains other related
                   provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2286            (Feuer) Unified hazardous waste and hazardous materials. (A-08/06/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/07/2008-S THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 354 SEN THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law requires the Secretary for Environmental Protection to implement a unified
                   hazardous waste and hazardous materials management regulatory program. A city or local
                   agency that meets specified requirements is authorized to apply to the secretary to implement the
                   unified program, and every county is required to apply to the secretary to be certified to
                   implement the unified program. This bill would, instead, require that in addition to any other
                   funding that becomes available, the secretary shall increase the oversight surcharge by an
                   amount necessary to establish the data system, but not to exceed $25 each year for 3 years, to
                   establish the statewide information management system, and would provide that not less than
                   75% of that funding shall be provided to certified unified program agencies and participating
                   agencies through grant funds for the purposes of the system. The bill would require the secretary
                   to establish milestones to measure the implementation of the information management system
                   and provide periodic status updates to interested parties. This bill contains other related
                   provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2287            (Evans) Firefighters: benefits. (A-06/11/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From inactive file. To second reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 106 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           The Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act provides continuing health benefit
                   coverage to the surviving spouse, as defined, or eligible family member of a firefighter or peace
                   officer who dies as a result of an injury or disease sustained in the line of duty, including a
                   firefighter employed by the federal government who was a resident of, and whose regular duty
                   assignment was to perform firefighting services in, this state. Contributions paid by those persons
                   and the state are deposited into one of 2 continuously appropriated funds to provide that
                   coverage. Existing law requires the employer of the deceased firefighter or peace officer to notify
                   the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System within 10 days of the
                   death of the employee if a spouse or family member may be eligible for enrollment in a health
                   benefit plan under those provisions. This bill would instead require the employer of the deceased
                   firefighter or peace officer to make that notification within 10 business days of the employee's
                   death. The bill would also make technical, clarifying changes to that definition of a surviving
                   spouse.

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AB 2288            (Torrico) Automatic fire extinguishing systems: certificate of registration. (A-06/16/2008
                   html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In committee: Set, first hearing. Held under submission.
Current Location:07/14/2008-S APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
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Summary:           Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to adopt and administer the regulations and building
                   standards he or she deems necessary in order to establish and control a program for servicing,
                   testing, and maintaining all automatic fire extinguishing systems, including, but not limited to, fire
                   sprinkler systems. These regulations and building standards are required to consider the
                   requirements of the applicable standards of the National Fire Protection Association and
                   specified voluntary standards published by the State Fire Marshal. This bill would require the
                   State Fire Marshal to expand these regulations and building standards to include the installation
                   of automatic fire extinguishing systems, and would no longer require consideration of the
                   voluntary standards. The bill would provide that any licensed contractor who violates any of the
                   building laws or standards enacted or adopted pursuant to these provisions shall be subject to
                   disciplinary action by the Contractors' State License Board. This bill contains other related
                   provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2327            (Caballero) Emergency services: humanitarian and relief services. (A-05/21/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 10 pursuant to
Assembly Rule 77.
Current Location:08/07/2008-A CONCURRENCE
Calendar Events:08/12/08 40 ASM CONCURRENCE IN AMENDMENTS

Summary:           Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, creates the Office of Emergency Services in
                   the office of the Governor. Under the act, the Director of Emergency Services is required to
                   coordinate the emergency services of all state agencies in connection with emergencies, and the
                   office is required to establish a standardized emergency management system for use by all
                   emergency response agencies. Existing law requires state entities and employees to render all
                   possible assistance to the director and cooperate with each other and other specified relief
                   agencies. This bill would require all entities providing disaster-related services and assistance to
                   strive to ensure that victims receive the assistance they need and are eligible to receive, and
                   would require public employees to provide assistance without eliciting information or documents
                   that are not strictly necessary to determine eligibility under state or federal law.

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AB 2447            (Jones) Subdivision maps: denial of approval. (A-07/10/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-Do pass as amended.
Current Location:08/08/2008-S APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
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Summary:           The Subdivision Map Act requires the legislative body of a city or county to deny approval of a
                   tentative map, or a parcel map for which a tentative map was not required, if it makes certain
                   findings. This bill would require the legislative body of a county to deny approval of a tentative
                   map, or a parcel map for which a tentative map was not required, if the proposed map is in a
                   state responsibility area or a very high fire hazard sensitivity zone unless the legislative body of
                   the county makes specified findings and obtains written verification from each fire protection
                   agency that has jurisdiction over the project site that there is or will be sufficient structural fire
                   protection for the lots created by the subdivision, as specified. It would also authorize the State
                   Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to adopt a regulation that provides for exceptions to the
                   above requirement.

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AB 2554            (Mullin) Housing: local enforcement: relinquishment. (C-07/17/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/17/2008-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 138, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/17/2008-A CHAPTERED
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Summary:           The Employee Housing Act, the Mobilehome Parks Act, and the Special Occupancy Parks Act
                   authorize enforcement by a city, county, or city and county upon compliance with certain
                   procedural requirements, and authorize relinquishment of local enforcement authority upon
                   provision of written notice to the Department of Housing and Community Development. The
                   department is required to assume responsibility for local enforcement within 30 days after receipt
                   of the written notice. This bill would require the department to assume responsibility for local
                   enforcement within 90 days after receipt of the written notice. This bill contains other related
                   provisions.

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AB 2742            (Furutani) Firefighting equipment: leased or rented. (I-02/22/2008 html pdf)
Status:06/26/2008-To inactive file on motion of Senator Perata.
Current Location:06/26/2008-S INACTIVE FILE
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Summary:           Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a restricted driver's license for
                   the appropriate class of vehicle to a firefighter for the operation of firefighting equipment. Existing
                   law defines firefighting equipment as a motor vehicle used to travel to and from the scene of any
                   emergency situation, or to transport equipment used in the control of any emergency situation,
                   and that is owned by, or under the exclusive control of, a federal or state agency, a regularly
                   organized fire department of a city, county, city and county, or district, or a volunteer fire
                   department having official recognition of the city, county, city and county, or district in which the
                   fire department is located. This bill would add leased or rented firefighting equipment to this
                   definition.

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AB 2754            (Bass) Public safety personnel: MRSA skin infections. (A-05/23/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 4.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 57 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law establishes a presumption that if certain safety members, firefighters, county
                   probation officers, or members in active law enforcement who have completed 5 years of service
                   under specified pension or retirement systems develop a blood-borne infectious disease, the
                   disease arises out of, and in the course of, employment. Existing law extends this presumption to
                   blood-borne infectious diseases that occur within 3 calendar months after termination for each
                   year of service, up to 60 months. Existing law requires those who are permanently incapacitated
                   for the performance of duty as a result of a blood-borne infectious disease to receive a service-
                   connected disability retirement. This bill would expand the scope of this provision to include any
                   methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infection. The bill would make the
                   MRSA presumption applicable for up to 90 days after termination of service, and would also
                   make the presumption applicable to any of the above safety members, regardless of service
                   under the pension or retirement systems. This bill contains other related provisions and other
                   existing laws.

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AB 2796            (Nava) Office of Emergency Services: statewide registry. (A-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/06/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/06/2008-S THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 326 SEN THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           The California Emergency Services Act authorizes the Office of Emergency Services to include
                   private businesses and nonprofit organizations within its responsibilities to prepare the state for
                   emergencies and disasters. The act provides certain registered volunteers and individuals
                   impressed into service during a state of war emergency, a state of emergency, or a local
                   emergency with specified legal immunities. Violation of the provisions of the act is punishable as
                   a misdemeanor. Existing law prohibits certain entities from being held civilly liable for civil
                   damages alleged to have resulted from specified emergency medical services training. This bill
                   would authorize the office to establish a statewide registry of private businesses and nonprofit
                   organizations that are interested in donating, under certain conditions, services, goods, labor,
                   equipment, resources, or dispensaries or other facilities to prepare the state for emergencies and
                   disasters, and would impose certain duties on these entities in this regard. By making these
                   entities subject to a criminal penalty for violation of the act, this bill would impose a state-
                   mandated local program. This bill would relieve a private business or nonprofit organization
                   included on the statewide registry from civil liability for a death, injury, illness, or other damage to
                   a person or property caused by its donation of services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or
                   dispensaries or other facilities during a declared state of war, state of emergency, or state of local
                   emergency , except for liability caused by its grossly negligent act or omission, or willful or
                   wanton misconduct. This bill would also prohibit a private business or nonprofit organization
                   included on the statewide registry from being held civilly liable for civil damages alleged to have
                   resulted from specified emergency medical services training. This bill contains other related
                   provisions and other existing laws.
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AB 2817            (Torrico) Disaster assistance: California Fire Warning Assistance Act of 2008. (A-
                   07/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-In committee: Set, first hearing. Held under submission.
Current Location:08/05/2008-S APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
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Summary:           Existing law, the California Disaster Assistance Act, authorizes the Director of Emergency
                   Services to allocate funds, as specified, to local agencies for disaster-related expenses. This bill
                   would enact the California Fire Warning Assistance Act of 2008 , to authorize the Office of
                   Emergency Services and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL-FIRE), during a
                   specified fire warning issued by the National Weather Service, to request a local agency to
                   preposition fire apparatus and personnel to assist in the initial attack of a potential wildfire in a
                   state responsibility area, as defined. It would require the local agency to be reimbursed according
                   to specified criteria, from funds appropriated to the office in the annual Budget Act or other
                   statute. The bill would make various findings and declarations by the Legislature concerning
                   wildfire disasters in the state.

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AB 2859            (Gaines) Public resources: fire prevention and control: forest protection. (A-08/11/2008
                   html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read third time, amended. To second reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 121 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law, the Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973, is intended to create and maintain
                   an effective and comprehensive system of regulation and use of all timberlands to ensure, among
                   other things, that productivity of timberlands is restored, enhanced, and maintained, where
                   feasible. The act defines timber operations to mean the cutting or removal, or both, of timber or
                   other solid wood forest products, including Christmas trees, from timberlands for commercial
                   purposes, together with all the incidental work, including, but not limited to, construction and
                   maintenance of roads, fuelbreaks, firebreaks, stream crossings, landings, skid trails, and beds for
                   the falling of trees, fire hazard abatement, and site preparation that involves the disturbance of
                   soil or burning of vegetation following timber harvesting activities conducted after a certain date,
                   but excludes preparatory work such as treemarking, surveying, or roadflagging. This bill would
                   exclude from the definition of timber operations the removal of certain size trees from firebreaks
                   and fuelbreaks that meet specified criteria, including that the project and project-based review for
                   projects on forested landscapes be prepared by or in consultation with a registered professional
                   forester. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2917            (Torrico) Emergency medical services personnel. (A-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 62 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:           Under existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency
                   Medical Care Personnel Act, the Emergency Medical Services Authority is responsible for
                   establishing minimum standards and promulgating regulations for the training and scope of
                   practice for emergency medical technicians-paramedic (EMT-P). Violation of the act is a
                   misdemeanor. Under existing law, these standards and regulations would be applicable to local
                   governments, agencies, and other organizations that provide this training. This bill would , among
                   other things, require the authority to establish and maintain a centralized system for monitoring
                   and tracing EMT-I and EMT-II certification status and EMT-P licensure status to be used by
                   certifying entities, as defined, and would require specified fees to be collected and expended,
                  upon appropriation, for related purposes. The bill would require the authority to adopt regulations
                  regarding the submission of fingerprint images and related information to the Department of
                  Justice. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 2935           (Huffman) Oil spill prevention and response. (A-07/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 5.) .
Current Location:08/08/2008-S SECOND READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 118 SEN SECOND READING FILE

Summary:          The Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act generally requires the
                  administrator for oil spill response, acting at the direction of the Governor, to implement activities
                  relating to oil spill response, including emergency drills and preparedness, and oil spill
                  containment and cleanup, and to represent the state in any coordinated response efforts with the
                  federal government. Existing law requires the administrator to amend, on a triennial basis, the
                  California oil spill contingency plan containing specified elements, including an environmentally
                  and ecologically sensitive element for the preparation and distribution of maps depicting
                  environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas in marine waters or along the coast. This bill
                  would additionally require the environmentally and ecologically sensitive element to include the
                  identification and prioritization of environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas, a plan for
                  protection actions to be taken in the event of an oil spill in those areas, the location of available
                  response equipment and personnel to deploy the equipment to protect priority environmentally
                  and ecologically sensitive areas, and a program for testing protection strategies for each of the
                  priority environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas. The bill would additionally require the
                  California oil spill contingency plan to include an element that would consider the utilization of
                  specified private working craft and mariners in plans for containment and cleanup. This bill
                  contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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AB 3075           (Committee on Governmental Organization) Office of Emergency Services: firefighting
                  apparatus and equipment. (I-03/13/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:07/10/2008-S THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 221 SEN THIRD READING FILE

Summary:          Existing law authorizes the Office of Emergency Services to contract with a local agency that
                  serves a rural area for the resale of new or used firefighting apparatus and equipment, and
                  specifies certain contract terms. This bill would require the office to give first priority for the sale of
                  new or used firefighting apparatus and equipment to a local agency that serves a rural area, and
                  would allow the office to sell the apparatus and equipment to public agencies outside California
                  and the federal government, under certain circumstances. The bill would also make various
                  technical, nonsubstantive changes.

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ACA 2             (Walters) Eminent domain. (A-07/05/2007 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2007-ASM. JUD. Vote - Be adopted and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules.
Current Location:07/09/2007-A RLS.
Calendar Events:

Summary:          The California Constitution authorizes private property to be taken or damaged for public use only
                  when just compensation has been paid to, or into court for, the owner of the property. This
                  measure would prohibit the taking or damaging of private property without the express written
                  consent of the owner for purposes of economic development, increasing tax revenue, or private
                  use, or when the same use will be maintained following the taking. The measure would require
                  that, prior to the commencement of eminent domain proceedings, the public use for which the
                  property is to be taken be stated in writing. The measure would provide that a property owner's
                    acceptance of money deposited as the probable amount of just compensation does not prejudice
                    the owner's right to challenge the amount of compensation or whether the taking is for a private
                    use. The measure would entitle a property owner to an award of attorney's fees from the
                    condemnor upon a court finding that the condemnor's actions were not in compliance with the
                    measure's provisions. The measure would define "public use" for these purposes, and would
                    permit the leasing of limited space for privately owned and operated business activity incidental
                    to, and compatible with, the public work or improvement, subject to specified restrictions. The
                    measure would permit private property to be taken to eliminate a specific, recurring, and ongoing
                    threat to public safety, if certain conditions exist on each parcel to be taken, and pursuant to a
                    certain process. The measure would provide that if property taken by eminent domain ceases to
                    be used for the public use stated at the time of the taking, or fails to be put to that use within 10
                    years following the date of the taking, the former owner and heirs shall have the right to acquire
                    the property at fair market value at the time of the reconveyance. The measure would provide
                    that it applies to both new and pending projects that involve the exercise of the power of eminent
                    domain, except if a resolution of necessity was adopted, as specified, prior to the effective date of
                    the measure. The measure would except from the application of its provisions real property that
                    is within a duly formed redevelopment project as of January 1, 2008, that has a specific
                    connection with a military facility.

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ACA 8               (De La Torre) Eminent domain. (A-09/06/2007 html pdf)
Status:01/10/2008-Motion to reconsider continued until next Legislative day.
Current Location:08/30/2007-A UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Calendar Events:08/12/08 93 ASM RECONSIDERATION

Summary:            The California Constitution conditions the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a
                    local government, as defined, upon the approval of 2/3 of the voters of the local government
                    voting on that tax, except in the case of special ad valorem property taxes imposed by certain
                    school entities that may impose these taxes with the approval of 55% of their voters. This
                    measure would instead condition the imposition, extension, or increase, of special taxes by a
                    local government that has adopted a specified ordinance upon the approval of 55%, rather than
                    2/3, of the entity's voters voting on the tax. This bill contains other related provisions and other
                    existing laws.

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                    CALCHIEFS           RHeim                Support



ACR 149             (Keene) Firefighters. (A-08/05/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/05/2008-Amended. To third reading.
Current Location:08/05/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 108 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:            This measure would recognize and commend the bravery and selflessness of the firefighters of
                    CAL-FIRE.

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SB 323              (Kehoe) Telecommunications: broadband report. (I-02/16/2007 html pdf)
Status:05/17/2007-To Com. on U. & C.
Current Location:05/17/2007-A U. & C.
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Summary:            Existing law required the Public Utitilities Commission to consider ways to ensure that advanced
                    telecommunications services are made available as ubiquitously and economically as possible, in
                    a timely fashion to California's citizens, institutions, and businesses and to develop rules,
                    procedures, orders, or strategies, to provide all citizens and businesses with access to the widest
                    possible array of advanced communications services, to provide the state's educational and
                    health care institutions with access to advanced communications services, and to ensure cost-
                    effective deployment of technology so as to protect ratepayer's interests and the affordability of
                   telecommunications service. This bill would require the commission, by January 1, 2009, and by
                   January 1 of each year through 2013, to report to the Legislature on the availability of two-way
                   broadband telecommunications access in the state.

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SB 360             (Negrete McLeod) Redevelopment agencies: payments to taxing entities. (A-08/08/2008
                   html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 273 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law requires a redevelopment agency to make specified payments of property tax
                   increment funds in specified fiscal years to taxing entities, and requires that these payments be
                   allocated among these entities in proportion to the percentage share of property tax revenues
                   received by these entities in these fiscal years. This bill would require the county auditor, on
                   behalf of a redevelopment agency, to calculate and make these payments and would specify that
                   in doing so, the county auditor is acting in the interest of the respective redevelopment agency
                   and affected taxing entities and is performing a ministerial function. A county would be authorized
                   to require a redevelopment agency to reimburse the county for any expenses incurred by the
                   county when making these calculations and payments. The county auditor would be required to
                   provide, within 60 days after the close of the fiscal year, to each redevelopment agency in the
                   county, the Controller, and the Department of Finance a statement providing specified
                   information about the prior fiscal year and would be required to submit to the Superintendent of
                   Public Instruction and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges information on
                   payments considered to be property tax revenue for specified educational funding purposes. A
                   redevelopment agency would be required to provide a statement within 60 days after the close of
                   the fiscal year to each taxing entity, the State Department of Education, the Chancellor of the
                   California Community Colleges, the Controller, and the Department of Finance containing
                   specified information concerning the prior fiscal year. A redevelopment agency would be required
                   to reimburse the county for all actual and reasonable costs incurred in providing a statement,
                   information, or clarification. These changes would become operative on July 1, 2009. By adding
                   to the duties of the county auditor, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.
                   Beginning on January 1, 2009, the Controller would be authorized to convene an advisory
                   committee, as specified, to develop a simple, uniform, and consistent methodology for the
                   calculation, payment, and reporting of passthrough payments, as specified. This bill contains
                   other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 619             (Migden) Public contracts: retention proceeds. (A-03/29/2007 html pdf)
Status:09/11/2007-Placed on inactive file on request of Assembly Member Bass.
Current Location:09/11/2007-A INACTIVE FILE
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Summary:           Existing law authorizes the Department of General Services, or any other department with
                   authority to enter into contracts, to contract with suppliers for goods and services. Existing law
                   provides that in a contract between the original contractor and a subcontractor, and in a contract
                   between a subcontractor and any subcontractor thereunder, the percentage of retention
                   proceeds withheld cannot exceed the percentage specified in the contract between the public
                   entity and the original contractor. This bill would instead require that retention proceeds not
                   exceed 5% of the payment, as specified, for all contracts entered into on or after January 1,
                   2008, between a public entity, as defined, and an original contractor, between an original
                   contractor and a subcontractor, and between all subcontractors thereunder. This bill contains
                   other related provisions and other existing laws.

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                   CALCHIEFS           RHeim              Oppose
SB 726             (Alquist) Workers' compensation: benefits: presumption: blood-borne infectious disease.
                   (A-07/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-Set, second hearing. Held in committee and under submission.
Current Location:08/08/2008-A APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Existing law provides that an injury to an employee arising out of, and in the course of,
                   employment is generally compensable through the workers' compensation system. Existing law
                   provides that, in the case of certain firefighting and law enforcement personnel, the term "injury"
                   includes, among other conditions, any blood-borne infectious disease that develops or manifests
                   itself during a period while the member is in the service of the governmental entity, and
                   establishes a disputable presumption in this regard. This bill would provide that the above-
                   described definition of injury would apply to claims for benefits filed or pending in the County of
                   Santa Clara on and after April 1, 1995 , for injuries that occurred within that county, but only
                   claims filed prior to January 1, 2010 . The bill would declare that, due to the unique
                   circumstances pertaining to the County of Santa Clara that the bill is intended to remedy, a
                   general statute within the meaning of specified provisions of the California Constitution cannot be
                   made applicable and a special statute is necessary.

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SB 902             (Padilla) Firefighters: accelerant detecting dogs. (A-01/28/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/03/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:07/03/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 141 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law requires peace officer and civilian drug detection canine trainers working under the
                   direction of a law enforcement agency to follow specified protocols of behavior. This bill would
                   require the State Fire Marshal, in conjunction with recognized statewide fire investigation entities,
                   to update and amend standards and procedures for accelerant detecting canines and their
                   handlers, as specified. The bill would require these standards and procedures to be updated and
                   amended on or before January 1, 2011 , and to consider information from , and publications by ,
                   recognized statewide fire investigation entities, as specified.

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                   CALCHIEFS          RHeim               Support



SB 997             (Ridley-Thomas) Emergency medical services: certification and licensure. (A-08/08/2008
                   html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 304 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical
                   Care Personnel Act, provides for the certification of emergency medical technicians through the
                   issuance of certificates, including EMT-I and EMT-II certificates, by local entities, known as local
                   EMS agencies, which are designated by counties. Under existing law, an Emergency Medical
                   Technician II or EMT-II is defined as an EMT-I with additional training in limited advanced life
                   support according to prescribed standards and who has a validly issued certificate. This bill would
                   also define an EMT-I with the additional training in limited advanced life support described above
                   as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced EMT. This bill contains other
                   related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1123            (Wiggins) Public employee benefits. (A-08/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 307 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law requires a state or local retirement system to secure, not less than triennially, the
                 services of an enrolled actuary, who is to perform a valuation of the system. Existing law requires
                 the Legislature and local legislative bodies to secure the services of an enrolled actuary to
                 provide a statement of the actuarial impact upon future annual costs before authorizing increases
                 in public retirement plan benefits. Existing law requires the future annual costs of the public
                 retirement plan benefits, as determined by the actuary, to be made public at a public meeting at
                 least 2 weeks prior to the adoption of any increases in the benefits. This bill would revise and
                 recast provisions regarding the services of an enrolled actuary and the disclosure of public
                 retirement plan benefits, as described above. The bill would redefine the qualifications of
                 actuaries for these purposes. The bill would include other postretirement benefits, with specified
                 exceptions, within the subject matter of the actuary's statement that is provided before the
                 Legislature or a local legislative body may authorize an increase in benefits. The bill would
                 require the future annual costs of other postemployment benefits to be made public, as specified,
                 and would require local legislative bodies to have an actuary present to provide information at the
                 meeting where the adoption of a new benefit will be considered, subject to certain exceptions.
                 The bill would prohibit the adoption of any benefit to which its provisions apply by means of a
                 consent calendar. The bill would require, upon the adoption of any benefit change to which its
                 provisions apply, that the person with the responsibilities of a chief executive officer acknowledge
                 in writing that he or she understands the current and future cost of the benefit as determined by
                 the actuary, and would specify that the Director of the Department of Personnel Administration
                 perform this function for the adoption of benefit changes by the state. By increasing the duties of
                 local entities, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would except from
                 these provisions a school district or a county office of education and specify that these entities
                 remain subject to other regulations. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing
                 laws.

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SB 1141          (Margett) Emergency medical services: public aircraft. (A-08/07/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/08/2008-To Special Consent Calendar.
Current Location:08/08/2008-A CONSENT CALENDAR
Calendar Events:08/12/08 404 ASM SPECIAL CONSENT CALENDAR-SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY THIRD READING FILE

Summary:         Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical
                 Care Personnel Act, establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority and requires it to
                 develop planning and implementation guidelines for local emergency medical services systems
                 which address, among other components, transportation, system organization and management,
                 and disaster response. This bill would prohibit a construction of the act that regulates, or
                 authorizes the regulation of, specified matters relating to public aircraft. This bill contains other
                 existing laws.

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SB 1271          (Cedillo) Workers' compensation: cancer presumption: firefighters and fire and rescue
                 services coordinators. (A-06/17/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/03/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:07/03/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 145 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:         Existing law establishes a workers' compensation system to compensate an employee for injuries
                 sustained in the course of his or her employment, and requires an employer to provide, or pay for
                 all reasonable costs of, medical services necessary to care for or relieve work-related injuries.
                 Existing law further provides that in the case of active firefighting members of certain state and
                 local fire departments and in the case of certain peace officers, a compensable injury includes
                 cancer that develops or manifests itself during the period when the firefighter or peace officer
                 demonstrates that he or she was exposed, while in the service of the public agency, to a known
                 carcinogen, as defined, and the carcinogen is reasonably linked to the disabling cancer. Existing
                 law establishes a presumption that the cancer in these cases is presumed to arise out of, and in
                 the course of, employment, unless the presumption is controverted by evidence that the primary
                 site of the cancer has been established and that the carcinogen to which the member has
                 demonstrated exposure is not reasonably linked to the disabling cancer. This bill would extend
                   the application of these provisions to active firefighting members of a fire department that serves
                   a United States Department of Defense installation and who are certified by the Department of
                   Defense as meeting its standards for firefighters and to fire and rescue services coordinators, as
                   defined, who work for the Office of Emergency Services .

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SB 1346            (Calderon) Fireworks. (A-04/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-Set, second hearing. Held in committee and under submission.
Current Location:08/08/2008-A APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
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Summary:           Existing law provides that if dangerous fireworks are seized pursuant to a local ordinance that
                   provides for administrative fines or penalties and these fines or penalties are collected, the local
                   government entity collecting the fines or penalties shall forward 65% of the collected moneys to
                   the Controller for deposit in the State Fire Marshal Fireworks Enforcement and Disposal Fund.
                   This bill would delete this provision. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing
                   laws.

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SB 1386            (Lowenthal) Residential building safety. (A-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/07/2008-Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Current Location:08/07/2008-A APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to adopt regulations and standards regarding the
                   quality and installation of burglar bars and safety release mechanisms for emergency escape and
                   rescue windows, the approval and installation of smoke detectors, and the approval of portable
                   fire extinguishers for marketing, distribution, and sale in this state. Existing law requires a smoke
                   detector approved and listed by the State Fire Marshal to be installed in a dwelling unit intended
                   for human occupancy. Existing law also requires the transferor of real property containing a
                   single-family dwelling to provide transferees written notice of compliance with specified
                   requirements for the installation of smoke detectors. This bill would instead require the transferor
                   to disclose to the prospective purchaser the transferor's compliance with that provision, as
                   specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1473            (Calderon) Building standards. (A-08/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 323 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           The California Building Standards Law provides for the adoption of building standards by state
                   agencies by requiring all state agencies that adopt or propose adoption of any building standard
                   to submit the building standard to the California Building Standards Commission for approval or
                   adoption. This bill would require the commission to adopt, approve, codify, update, and publish
                   green building standards for any occupancy for which no state agency has the authority or
                   expertise to propose those standards. This bill contains other related provisions and other
                   existing laws.

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SB 1500            (Kehoe) Environment: CEQA: fire hazards: state responsibility areas. (A-08/08/2008 html
                   pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 326 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:          Existing law requires the state to have the primary financial responsibility for preventing and
                  suppressing fires in areas that the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has determined
                  are state responsibility areas. This bill would require, on and after July 1, 2009, if the legislative
                  body of a county considers entering into development contracts, approving certain permits or
                  entitlements, or approving a tentative map or parcel map for a subdivision, for a project, as
                  defined, located within a state responsibility area, the county to notify the State Fire Marshal of
                  the proposed project when the application is deemed complete. The State Fire Marshal would
                  then be required to evaluate the project, within 60 days, as to whether it is eligible to remain
                  within a state responsibility area or be removed and become a local responsibility for structural
                  fire protection services. In evaluating the project, the State Fire Marshal would be required to
                  consider residential density, and if the project's residential density would not exceed 3 residential
                  dwelling units per acre averaged across a prescribed area, the project would remain in a state
                  responsibility area. If a county is notified that a project would remain in a state responsibility area,
                  the county would be prohibited from acting on the proposed project until the county ensures the
                  provision of structural fire protection by complying with certain requirements to ensure that
                  structural fire protection is or will be provided, including, but not limited to, contracting with the
                  Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to provide structural fire protection services. This bill
                  contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1537           (Kehoe) Disaster assistance: 2007 southern California wildfires. (A-08/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 289 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:          Under existing law, the California Disaster Assistance Act, the state share for eligible project
                  costs is no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, and for specific incidents, the state share
                  is up to 100% of total eligible state costs. This bill would include, as eligible for 100% state share,
                  the wildfires that occurred in southern California commencing on or about October 20, 2007, as
                  specified in agreements between the state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
                  This bill would become effective only if SB 1764 of the 2007-08 Regular Session is enacted.

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SB 1595           (Kehoe) Public resources: fire protection: fuels management: forest protection. (A-
                  06/24/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/04/2008-From Consent Calendar to third reading.
Current Location:08/04/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 197 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:          Existing law requires that a person who owns, leases, controls, operates, or maintains an
                  occupied dwelling or occupied structure in, upon, or adjoining certain terrains that is within a very
                  high fire hazard severity zone, as designated by a local agency, maintain at all times a firebreak
                  by removing all brush, flammable vegetation, or other combustible growth for a prescribed
                  number of feet from the occupied dwelling or occupied structure, with exceptions, as well as take
                  other required fire prevention actions. This bill would delete certain terrain qualifications thereby
                  applying these provisions to any land within a very high fire severity zone as designated by a
                  local agency without regard to the type of terrain. The bill would also change the current brush
                  clearance requirements and would instead require the owner or person in control of a qualified
                  property to significantly reduce the risk of ignition of a habitable structure by maintaining
                  defensible space, as prescribed, within a certain number of feet from the above-described
                  dwellings, buildings, or structures. The bill would require the Department of Forestry and Fire
                  Protection to develop, periodically update, and post on its Internet Web sites a guidance
                  document on fuels management . This bill contains other related provisions and other existing
                  laws.

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SB 1617            (Kehoe) State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees. (A-08/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 336 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law requires the state to have the primary financial responsibility for preventing and
                   suppressing fires in areas that the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has determined
                   are state responsibility areas. This bill would require the board, on or before July 1, 2009, to
                   adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee of $50 to be charged on each
                   structure on a parcel that is subject to property taxes and is within a state responsibility area. The
                   board would be required to adjust the fire prevention fee annually using the prescribed methods.
                   This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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SB 1668            (Migden) State Fire Marshal: fire and panic safety requirements. (A-06/17/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on G.O. pursuant to
Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) Re-referred to Com. on G.O. Set for hearing August 12.
Current Location:08/11/2008-S G.O.
Calendar Events:08/12/08 9:30 a.m. - Room 3191 SEN GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

Summary:           Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal, with the advice of the State Board of Fire Services,
                   to prepare, adopt, and submit building standards for approval, as specified, and to prepare and
                   adopt other regulations establishing minimum requirements for the prevention of fire, and for the
                   protection of life and property against fire and panic, in any building or structure used or intended
                   for use as an asylum, jail, mental hospital, hospital, home for the elderly, children's nursery,
                   children's home or institution, as specified, school, or any similar occupancy of any capacity, and
                   in any assembly occupancy where 50 or more persons may gather together in a building, room,
                   or structure for the purpose of amusement, entertainment, instruction, deliberation, worship,
                   drinking or dining, awaiting transportation, or education. This bill would require the State Fire
                   Marshal to prepare and adopt regulations establishing minimum requirements for the prevention
                   of fire, and for the protection of life and property against fire and panic, for any laboratory or
                   research and development facility that stores, handles, or uses regulated hazardous materials.

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SB 1727            (Negrete McLeod) Highway safety: flares: electronic beacons. (C-07/10/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/10/2008-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 120, Statutes of 2008
Current Location:07/10/2008-S CHAPTERED
Calendar Events:

Summary:           Existing law makes it unlawful to traverse a flare pattern, cone pattern, or combination of flare
                   and cone pattern, provided for the regulation of traffic or emergency scene management. This bill
                   would additionally make it unlawful to traverse an electronic beacon pattern, thereby imposing a
                   state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. This bill contains other related provisions
                   and other existing laws.

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SB 1764            (Kehoe) Disaster assistance: certification. (A-08/08/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/11/2008-Read second time. To third reading.
Current Location:08/11/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 345 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:           Existing law, the California Disaster Assistance Act, limits the state share for any eligible project
                   to no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, except that the state share may be up to 100%
                   for costs connected with certain events only if the local agency has adopted a local hazard
                    mitigation plan in accordance with specified federal law. This bill would additionally require, in
                    response to a fire disaster, a local agency, as defined, on or after January 1, 2010, to choose
                    whether or not to obtain and pay the actual costs for a certification by the Director of Forestry and
                    Fire Prevention to be eligible to receive a percentage for a state share in excess of 75%. This bill
                    would require the Director of Forestry and Fire Prevention to specify the possible percentage a
                    local agency may receive in excess of the 75% based upon certain criteria and regulations to be
                    promulgated by the director on or before July 1, 2009. This bill contains other related provisions
                    and other existing laws.

                    Organization         Assigned            Position               Priority   Subject   Groups
                    CALCHIEFS            RHeim



SCA 19              (Kehoe) Property tax: new construction exclusion: fire safety retrofitting improvements. (I-
                    02/21/2008 html pdf)
Status:04/02/2008-Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Current Location:03/13/2008-S REV. & TAX
Calendar Events:

Summary:            The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full
                    cash value of that property. For purposes of this limitation, "full cash value" is defined as the
                    assessor's valuation of real property as shown on the 1975-76 tax bill under "full cash value" or,
                    thereafter, the appraised value of that real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a
                    change of ownership has occurred. The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to
                    exclude from classification as "newly constructed" the construction or installation of any fire
                    sprinkler system, other fire extinguishing system, fire detection system, or fire-related egress
                    improvements, as defined by the Legislature. This measure would authorize the Legislature to
                    additionally exclude from classification as "newly constructed" the construction or installation of
                    any fire safety retrofitting improvement that meets fire safety building standards, as defined by
                    the Legislature.

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                    CALCHIEFS            RHeim               Support



SCA 21              (Kehoe) Public safety services: local government. (I-03/11/2008 html pdf)
Status:04/23/2008-Set, first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.
Current Location:03/27/2008-S REV. & TAX
Calendar Events:

Summary:            The California Constitution prohibits any ad valorem tax on real property from exceeding 1% of
                    the full cash value of the property, subject to certain exceptions. This measure would create an
                    additional exception to the 1% limit on ad valorem tax on real property for a city, county, or city
                    and county to pay for bonded indebtedness incurred to fund essential services buildings and local
                    emergency and public safety buildings, and related costs, if approved by 55% of the voters of the
                    city, county, or city and county, as applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other
                    existing laws.

                    Organization         Assigned            Position               Priority   Subject   Groups
                    CALCHIEFS            RHeim



SCR 80              (Cogdill) Fire Safe Councils. (A-07/01/2008 html pdf)
Status:07/01/2008-Amended. To third reading.
Current Location:07/01/2008-A THIRD READING
Calendar Events:08/12/08 137 ASM THIRD READING FILE

Summary:            This measure would recognize that Fire Safe Councils serve as leading community-based wildfire
                    preparedness organizations and the vital services provided by Fire Safe Councils for the citizens
                    of California.

                    Organization         Assigned            Position               Priority   Subject   Groups
                    CALCHIEFS            RHeim               Support
SCR 130           (Ridley-Thomas) California Firefighters Memorial Day. (I-08/04/2008 html pdf)
Status:08/04/2008-Introduced. To Com. on RLS.
Current Location:08/04/2008-S RLS.
Calendar Events:

Summary:          This measure would proclaim Saturday, October 18, 2008, as California Firefighters Memorial
                  Day, and urge all Californians to remember those firefighters who have given their lives in the line
                  of duty and to express appreciation to those who every day continue to protect our families,
                  hopes, and dreams.

                   Organization      Assigned       Position        Priority         Subject         Groups
                   CALCHIEFS         RHeim          Support

				
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