AB 44 (Reyes D)   Workers’ compensation: medical treatment: terrorist attacks: workplace violence.
  Summary: Would require employers to provide immediately accessible advocacy services to employees injured in the course of employment by an act of domestic terrorism, as defined, would require employer-appointed advocates to assist employees and others to obtain approval for medical treatments, as specified, and would require an employer to provide a prescribed notice to claimants, as specified. The bill would make its provisions applicable only if the Governor declares a state of emergency, as defined, in connection with the act of domestic terrorism.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ND/ST     
 
  AB 90 (Weber D)   Criminal gangs.
  Summary: The California Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act defines a “shared gang database” as having various attributes, including, among others, that the database contains personal identifying information in which a person may be designated as a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate, or for which entry of a person in the database reflects a designation of that person as a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate. Current law establishes a review and appeal process for a person to challenge his or her inclusion in a gang database. This bill would revise the definition of “shared gang database” for its purposes to mean any gang database that is accessed by an agency or person outside of the agency that created the database.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 239 (Ridley-Thomas D)   California Environmental Quality Act: urbanized areas.
  Summary: CEQA defines the terms “urban area” and “urbanized area” to mean, among other things, an unincorporated area that is completely surrounded by one or more incorporated cities and the population density of the unincorporated area at least equals the population density of the surrounding city or cities. This bill would instead specify that the population density of the unincorporated area be at least 1,000 persons per square mile.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  AB 641 (Harper R)   Water conservation and reclamation projects.
  Summary: Current law, the Water Conservation Projects Act of 1985, declares that the intent of the act is to encourage local agencies and private enterprise to implement potential water conservation and reclamation projects by establishing a state program to finance or assist in financing projects that meet state criteria and will result in an additional supply of water for use in areas of need.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
               
 
  SB 31 (Lara D)   California Religious Freedom Act: state agencies: disclosure of religious affiliation information.
  Summary: Current law prohibits a state agency from including a question regarding an applicant's race, sex, marital status, or religion in any application form for employment. This bill would prohibit a state or local agency or a public employee acting under color of law from providing or disclosing to the federal government personal information regarding a person's religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation, as specified, when the information is sought for compiling a database of individuals based on religious belief, practice, or affiliation, national origin, or ethnicity for law enforcement or immigration purposes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  SB 49 (De León D)   California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2017.
  Summary: The Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act regulates the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the state. The California Safe Drinking Water Act establishes standards for drinking water and regulates drinking water systems. The California Endangered Species Act requires the Fish and Game Commission to establish a list of endangered species and a list of threatened species and generally prohibits the taking of those species. The Protect California Air Act of 2003 prohibits air quality management districts and air pollution control districts from amending or revising their new source review rules or regulations to be less stringent than those rules or regulations that existed on December 30, 2002. This bill would prohibit state or local agencies from amending or revising their rules and regulations implementing the above state laws to be less stringent than the baseline federal standards, as defined, and would require specified agencies to take prescribed actions to maintain and enforce certain requirements and standards pertaining to air, water, and protected species.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS, LAT     
 
  SB 239 (Wiener D)   Infectious and communicable diseases: HIV and AIDS: criminal penalties.
  Summary: Would make the intentional transmission of an infectious or communicable disease, as defined, a misdemeanor, if certain circumstances apply, including that the defendant knows he or she or a 3rd party is afflicted with the disease, that the defendant acts with the specific intent to transmit or cause an afflicted 3rd party to transmit the disease to another person, that the defendant or the afflicted 3rd party engages in conduct that poses a substantial risk of transmission, as defined, that the defendant or the afflicted 3rd party transmits the disease to the other person, and if the exposure occurs through interaction with the defendant and not a 3rd party, that the person exposed to the disease during voluntary interaction with the defendant did not know that the defendant was afflicted with the disease.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  SB 785 (Wiener D)   Evidence: immigration status.
  Summary: Current law provides that all relevant evidence is admissible in an action before the court, including evidence relevant to the credibility of a witness or hearsay declaring, subject to specified exceptions. Current law also provides that, in civil actions for personal injury or wrongful death, evidence of a person’s immigration status is not admissible and discovery of a person’s immigration status is not permitted. In civil actions other than those specified above, this bill would prohibit the disclosure of a person’s immigration status in open court unless the party seeking the disclosure first requests a confidential in camera hearing and the presiding judge determines that the evidence is relevant and not otherwise inadmissible because its probative value is outweighed by other considerations.
      Position    Assigned     
      Concern    JS/ST     


  Arbitration



 
  AB 1017 (Santiago D)   Collective bargaining agreements: arbitration: litigation.
  Summary: Current law, with regard to disputes concerning collective bargaining agreements for private employment, requires a court to award attorney’s fees to a prevailing party in an action to compel arbitration of the disputes unless the other party has raised substantial and credible issues involving complex or significant questions of law or fact regarding whether or not the dispute is arbitrable. Current law also creates, in this context, a right to attorney’s fees for a prevailing party in a court action to compel compliance with the decision or award of an arbitrator or grievance panel regarding the disputes, or for a prevailing appellee in the appeal of the decision of an arbitrator regarding the disputes, unless the other party or appellant, respectively, has raised substantial issues involving complex or significant questions of law. This bill would apply these provisions to public employment.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  SB 33 (Dodd D)   Arbitration agreements.
  Summary: Current law requires a court, on petition of a party to an arbitration agreement alleging (1) the existence of a written agreement to arbitrate a controversy and (2) that a party to the agreement refuses to arbitrate the controversy, to order the petitioner and the respondent to arbitrate the controversy if the court determines that an agreement to arbitrate exists, unless the court makes other determinations. This bill would add to these determinations instances in which a financial institution, as defined, is seeking to apply a written agreement to arbitrate, contained in a contract consented to by a consumer, to a purported contractual relationship with that consumer that was created by the petitioner fraudulently without the consumer’s consent and by unlawfully using the consumer’s personal identifying information, as defined.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 76 (Nielsen R)   Excluded employees: arbitration.
  Summary: The Bill of Rights for State Excluded Employees permits, among other things, excluded employee organizations to represent their excluded members in their employment relations, including grievances, with the state. That law defines excluded employees as all managerial employees, confidential employees, supervisory employees, as well as specified employees of the Department of Personnel Administration, the Department of Finance, the Controller’s office, the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Bureau of State Audits, the Public Employment Relations Board, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the State Athletic Commission. This bill would enact the Excluded Employee Arbitration Act to permit an employee organization that represents an excluded employee who has filed certain grievances with the Department of Human Resources to request arbitration of the grievance if specified conditions are met.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    JS     
 
  SB 538 (Monning D)   Hospital contracts.
  Summary: This bill, the Health Care Market Fairness Act of 2017, would prohibit contracts between hospitals and contracting agents, health care service plans, or health insurers from containing certain provisions, including, but not limited to, setting payment rates or other terms for nonparticipating affiliates of the hospital, requiring the contracting agent, plan, or insurer to keep the contract’s payment rates confidential from any payor, as defined, that is or may become financially responsible for the payment, and requiring the contracting agent, plan, or insurer to submit to arbitration, or any other alternative dispute resolution program, any claims or causes of action that arise under state or federal antitrust laws after those claims or causes of action arise, except as provided.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     


  Asbestos



 
  AB 1056 (Kiley R)   Asbestos Tort Trust Transparency Act and trial preferences.
  Summary: Would enact the Asbestos Tort Claim Trust Transparency Act, which would establish additional procedures with respect to civil actions pertaining to asbestos tort claims, as defined. The bill would, among other things, require that a plaintiff disclose specified information with respect to any asbestos trusts, as defined, against which the plaintiff has or could pursue a claim, and entitle a defendant to discovery with respect to relevant information pertaining to the plaintiff held by other asbestos trusts and to pursue various motions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 632 (Monning D)   Civil discovery: depositions.
  Summary: Would require that, in any civil action for injury or illness that results in mesothelioma, a deposition examination of the witness by counsel other than the witness’ counsel of record be limited to 7 hours of total testimony if a licensed physician attests in a declaration that the deponent suffers from mesothelioma and is either (1) over 70 years of age and his or her health is such that a deposition of more than 7 hours will prejudice the deponent’s well-being, or (2) without regard to age of the deponent, the deponent’s mesothelioma raises substantial medical doubt of the survival of the deponent beyond 6 months.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    JS/LAT     


  Attorney Fees



 
  AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Counties: contracts for personal services.
  Summary: Would establish specific standards for the use of personal services contracts by counties. Beginning January 1, 2018, the bill would allow a county or county agency to contract for personal services currently or customarily performed by employees, as applicable, when specified conditions are met. Among other things, the bill would require the county to clearly demonstrate that the proposed contract will result in actual overall costs savings to the county and also to show that the contract does not cause the displacement of county workers. The bill would require a contract entered into under these provisions to specify that it may be terminated upon material breach, if notice is provided, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    LAT/ST     


  Auto



 
  AB 87 (Ting D)   Autonomous vehicles.
  Summary: Current law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations no later than January 1, 2015, setting forth requirements for the submission of evidence of insurance, surety bond, or self-insurance, and for the submission and approval of an application to operate an autonomous vehicle. Under current law, it is unlawful and constitutes an infraction for any person to violate, or fail to comply with any provision of the Vehicle Code, unless otherwise specified. This bill would provide that violation of this section is not an infraction and would instead, among other things, require the department to revoke the registration of a vehicle that is being operated in violation of those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ND     
 
  AB 399 (Grayson D)   Autonomous vehicles: Contra Costa Transportation Authority: pilot project.
  Summary: Current law, until 180 days after the operative date of regulations promulgated by the Department of Motor Vehicles to allow testing of autonomous vehicles without a driver, authorizes the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to conduct a pilot project for the testing of autonomous vehicles that do not have a driver seated in the driver’s seat and are not equipped with a steering wheel, a brake pedal, or an accelerator if the testing is conducted only at specified locations and the autonomous vehicle operates at speeds of less than 35 miles per hour. This bill would extend the authorization for the pilot project to 12 months after the operative date of regulations promulgated by the department.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/ND     
 
  AB 623 (Rodriguez D)   Autonomous vehicles: accident reporting.
  Summary: Would require the operator of an autonomous vehicle who is involved in an accident that results in damage to the property of any one person in excess of $1,000, or in bodily injury, or in the death of a person, to make that report. The bill would require a traffic collision report prepared by a member of the Department of the California Highway Patrol or any other peace officer to specify if an autonomous vehicle was involved in the traffic collision in any manner. Because a violation of the bill’s reporting requirement would be an infraction, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/ND     
 
  AB 1141 (Berman D)   Autonomous vehicles: freight vehicles.
  Summary: Current law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations no later than January 1, 2015, setting forth requirements for the submission of evidence of insurance, surety bond, or self-insurance, and for the submission and approval of an application to operate an autonomous vehicle. Under current law, a violation of the Vehicle Code is an infraction, unless otherwise specified. This bill would require the department, on or before September 30, 2018, to adopt regulations setting forth standards for the testing of autonomous vehicles used to transport freight and, in the development of those regulations, to consult with the Department of Transportation and the Department of the California Highway Patrol on related topics, including appropriate routes for autonomous vehicles used to transport freight and compliance with state and federal requirements for commercial drivers.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS, ND     
 
  AB 1152 (Dahle R)   Vehicles: motor carriers.
  Summary: Would change the definition of a pickup truck, for purposes of the Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act, to include a motor truck with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of less than 16,000 pounds that is equipped with an open box-type bed not exceeding 9 feet in length that may be equipped with a bed-mounted storage compartment unit commonly called a "utility body."
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 145 (Hill D)   Autonomous vehicles: testing on public roads.
  Summary: Current law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to notify the Legislature if it receives an application from a manufacturer seeking approval to operate an autonomous vehicle capable of operating without the presence of a driver inside the vehicle. Current law prohibits such an application from becoming effective any sooner than 180 days after that application is submitted. This bill would repeal the requirement that the department notify the Legislature of receipt of an application seeking approval to operate an autonomous vehicle capable of operating without the presence of a driver inside the vehicle.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/ND     
 
  SB 369 (Hertzberg D)   Autonomous vehicles.
  Summary: Current law authorizes the operation of an autonomous vehicle on public roads for testing purposes by a driver who possesses the proper class of license for the type of vehicle being operated if specified requirements are met. Current law defines an “autonomous vehicle: for this purpose as any vehicle equipped with autonomous technology that has been integrated into that vehicle. This bill would specify that a vehicle equipped with a collision avoidance system, as specified, that is not capable of driving the vehicle without a human driver remaining fully engaged in the driving task is not an autonomous vehicle.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/ND     
 
  SB 802 (Skinner D)   Emerging vehicle technology: advisory study group.
  Summary: Would direct the Office of Planning and Research to convene an Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group on or before April 1, 2018, to review policies regarding new types of motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, autonomous vehicles and shared-use vehicles, and provide recommendations to the Legislature. The bill would require the Emerging Vehicle Advisory Study Group to meet at least quarterly, consult with specified institutions, include at least one member each from 4 specified state agencies, who shall be appointed by the Governor, and include 3 members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/ND     


  Business Litigation



 
  AB 1123 (Dababneh D)   Virtual currency: regulation.
  Summary: Would enact the Virtual Currency Act. The bill would prohibit a person from engaging in any virtual currency business, as defined, in this state unless the person is licensed by the Commissioner of Business Oversight or is exempt from the licensure requirement, as provided. The bill would require applicants for licensure, including an applicant for licensure and approval to acquire control of a licensee, to pay the commissioner a specified nonrefundable application fee and complete an application form required to include, among other things, information about the applicant, prior virtual currency services provided by the applicant, a sample form of receipt for transactions involving the business of virtual currency, and specified financial statements.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1517 (Muratsuchi D)   Securities transactions: qualifications by permit: liability.
  Summary: The Corporate Securities Law of 1968 requires securities offered or sold in this state in an issuer or nonissuer transaction to be qualified through an application filed with the Commissioner of Business Oversight, unless exempt from the qualification requirements. This bill would authorize an applicant to file an application for qualification of the offer or sale of a security by crowdfunding permit if certain conditions are met, including that the total offering of securities by the applicant to be sold in a 12-month period, within or outside this state, is limited $2,000,000, less a specified amount; the aggregate amount of securities sold to any investor, including any amount sold during the 12-month period preceding the date of the transaction, does not exceed the lesser of $5,000 or 10% of the net worth of that natural person; the transaction is conducted through an intermediary, the issuer will not, directly or indirectly, conduct any unsolicited telephone solicitation of the securities offered; and the issuer will not require specified dispute procedures.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1535 (Maienschein R)   Corporations: dissolutions: separate shareholder agreements.
  Summary: Current law governs suits concerning the dissolution of corporations. Under this law, subject to any contrary provision in the articles, in a suit for involuntary dissolution or a proceeding for voluntary dissolution initiated by a shareholder vote representing only 50% of the voting power, the corporation or, if it does not elect to purchase, the holders of 50% or more of the voting power, as purchasing shareholders, may avoid the corporation’s dissolution and appointment of a receiver by purchasing the plaintiff’s or shareholder’s shares at fair value. This bill would specify that those contrary provisions in the articles may include a reference to a separate written agreement between 2 or more shareholders pertaining to the purchase of shares.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  SB 428 (Vidak R)   California Finance Lenders Law.
  Summary: The California Finance Lenders Law defines charges for its purposes to include aggregate interest, fees, bonuses, commissions, brokerage, discounts, expenses, and other forms of costs charged, contracted for, or received by a licensee or any other person in connection with the investigating, arranging, negotiating, procuring, guaranteeing, making, servicing, collecting, and enforcing of a loan or forbearance of money, credit, goods, or things in action, or any other service rendered. The CFLL also specifies that charges do not include, among other things, fees paid to a licensee for the privilege of participating in an open-end-credit program, as provided.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision specifying items that are not charges for purposes of the CFLL.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 739 (Galgiani D)   Reverse mortgages: lender notice requirements.
  Summary: Current federal law authorizes the nonborrowing spouse of a reverse mortgage borrower to exercise an option, sometimes referred to as a mortgagee optional election (MOE), to further defer the due and payable status of the reverse mortgage upon the death of the borrower, upon meeting specified conditions. This bill would prohibit a lender from making a reverse mortgage loan on a principle residence without informing the borrower, and nonborrowing spouse, as defined, of the opportunity for a nonborrowing spouse to exercise the option described above to permit that spouse to remain in the residence following the death of the borrowing spouse, upon the satisfaction of specified conditions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     


  Civil Procedure



 
  AB 366 (Obernolte R)   Civil actions: fee recovery.
  Summary: Current law enumerates the costs that a prevailing party may recover in a civil action. Current law provides that costs for models and enlargements of exhibits and photocopies of exhibits may be recovered if the items were reasonably helpful to aid the trier of fact.This bill would authorize a prevailing party to recover fees for the costs associated with the electronic presentation of exhibits, including costs of rental equipment and electronic formatting.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/Pev     
 
  AB 380 (Dababneh D)   Electronic transactions: motor vehicle finance.
  Summary: The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) generally allows parties to contract to conduct transactions by electronic means, imposes specified requirements on electronic transactions in order to comply with the act, and provides specified protections for electronic transactions conducted pursuant to the act. Current law defines and regulates the form and content of conditional sale contracts and lease contracts for motor vehicles and excepts these contracts from the application of the UETA. This bill would delete the exemption from the UETA for conditional sale and lease contracts for motor vehicles.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND/ST     
 
  AB 383 (Chau D)   Civil actions: discovery status conference.
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2023, authorize a court to conduct an informal discovery conference between the parties to a civil action upon request by a party or on the court’s own motion to discuss discovery matters in dispute between the parties, as specified. The bill would authorize a court that grants or orders an informal discovery conference to toll the deadline for filing a discovery motion, or make any other appropriate discovery order. If an informal discovery conference is not held within 30 calendar days from the date the court granted the request, the bill would require that the request for an informal discovery conference be deemed denied, and that any tolling period previously ordered by the court would continue to apply.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND/ST     
 
  AB 644 (Berman D)   Civil procedure: pleadings.
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2021, authorizes a party to amend its pleading once without leave of the court at any time before the answer or demurrer is filed, or after a demurrer is filed but before it is heard if the amended complaint, cross-complaint, or answer is filed and served no later than the date for filing an opposition to the demurrer. Current law authorizes a party to amend the complaint, cross-complaint, or answer after the date for filing an opposition to the demurrer, upon stipulation by the parties. This bill, until January 1, 2021, would additionally authorize a party to amend its pleading without leave of the court any time before a motion to strike is filed, or after a motion to strike is heard, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    ND/ST     
 
  AB 1692 (Committee on Judiciary)   Judiciary omnibus.
  Summary: Current law requires a court to set the contested issues for mediation when it appears on the face of a petition, application, or other pleading to obtain or modify a temporary or permanent custody or visitation order that custody, visitation, or both are contested. This bill, until January 1, 2020, would authorize a party, prior to filing the petition, application, or other pleading to obtain or modify a temporary or permanent custody or visitation order, to request that the court set a custody or visitation issue for mediation and would authorize the court to do so.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1693 (Committee on Judiciary)   Civil actions: intervention.
  Summary: Current law provides that a third person may become a party to an action or proceeding between other persons, either by joining the plaintiff in claiming what is sought by the complaint, uniting with the defendant in resisting the claims of the plaintiff, or demanding anything adversely to both the plaintiff and the defendant, by filing a complaint setting forth the grounds upon which the intervention rests, as specified. This bill would require that a nonparty seeking to intervene in an action or proceeding, deemed the intervenor, petition the court for leave to intervene by noticed motion or ex parte application setting forth the grounds upon which the intervention rests, and would require the intervenor to include a copy of the proposed complaint in intervention or answer in intervention with the petition.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 218 (Dodd D)   The Qualified ABLE Program: tax-advantaged savings accounts.
  Summary: Would authorize the transfer of all amounts in the designated beneficiary’s ABLE account to an ABLE account for another eligible individual specified by either the designated beneficiary or the estate of the designated beneficiary upon the death of the designated beneficiary. The bill would require the California ABLE Act Board to notify all designated beneficiaries or the estates of the designated beneficiaries of the potential tax consequences of transferring funds from one ABLE account to another pursuant to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    LAT/ST     
 
  SB 241 (Monning D)   Medical records: access.
  Summary: Would change the basis of the fee that a health care provider is authorized to charge from clerical costs to specified costs for labor, supplies, postage, and preparing an explanation or summary of the patient record. The bill would require the health care provider to provide the patient or patient’s personal representative with a copy of the records in a paper or electronic copy, in the form or format requested if the records are readily producible in that form or format. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 755 (Beall D)   Civil discovery: mental examination.
  Summary: Current law requires a party to obtain leave of court to conduct a mental examination of a party, and requires a court to grant a motion for a mental examination only for good cause shown. Current law also requires a mental examination to be performed by a licensed physician or licensed clinical psychologist with specified training. This bill would, in any action involving allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, further require that a mental examination of a child less than 15 years of age be conducted by a licensed physician or clinical psychologist with expertise in child abuse and trauma and limit the examination to no more than 3 hours, including any breaks, unless the court grants an extension for good cause.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    Pev/ST     


  Civil Rights



 
  AB 150 (Mathis R)   Disabled persons: rights: liability.
  Summary: Would establish notice requirements for a plaintiff to follow before bringing an action against a small business, as defined, for an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The bill would require the plaintiff to provide notice to a business at least 6 months before filing the complaint. The bill would also preclude commencement of an action against a small business for an alleged ADA violation if the small business has made a good faith effort to correct the alleged violation.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 913 (Gray D)   Construction-related accessibility claims: extremely high-frequency litigants.
  Summary: Would authorize a court to enter a prefiling order prohibiting an extremely high-frequency litigant, as defined, from filing any new litigation in the courts of this state without first obtaining leave of the presiding justice or presiding judge of the court where the litigation is proposed to be filed. The bill would require the clerk of the court to provide the Judicial Council with a copy of all prefiling orders, and would require the Judicial Council to maintain and annually disseminate a record of extremely high-frequency litigants subject to those prefiling orders, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1148 (Steinorth R)   Commercial property: disclosures: disability access.
  Summary: Current law requires the State Architect to establish a program for the voluntary certification by the state of any person who meets criteria as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). Current law also requires a commercial property owner or lessor to state on every lease form or rental agreement executed on or after January 1, 2017, whether or not the premises have undergone inspection by a CASp. This bill would define commercial property for the purposes of that provision as property that is offered for rent or lease to persons operating, or intending to operate, a place of public accommodation, as specified, or a facility to which the general public is invited at those premises.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 1379 (Thurmond D)   Certified access specialist program: funding.
  Summary: Current law requires the State Architect to establish and publicize a program for voluntary certification by the state of any person who meets specified criteria as a certified access specialist (CASp), as provided. Current law, on and after January 1, 2013, and until December 31, 2017, inclusive, requires that any applicant for an original or renewal of a local business license or equivalent instrument or permit to pay an additional fee of $1 for that license, instrument, or permit, to be collected by the city, county, or city and county that issued the license, instrument, or permit.This bill would extend the operation of this fee indefinitely and, on and after January 1, 2018, and until December 31, 2023, increase the amount from $1 to $4.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1615 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Gender discrimination: civil actions.
  Summary: Would enact the Small Business Gender Discrimination in Services Compliance Act, and would define a “gender discrimination in pricing services claim” as a civil claim in a civil action with respect to a business establishment, including, but not limited to, a claim brought under the Unruh Civil Rights Act or the Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1995, based on an alleged price difference charged for services of similar or like kind against a person because of the person’s gender.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 491 (Bradford D)   Civil rights: discrimination: enforcement.
  Summary: The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and employment on specified bases and provides procedures for enforcement by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (department). Current law specifies that while it is the intent of the Legislature that the California Fair Employment and Housing Act occupy the field of regulation of discrimination in employment and housing, nothing in the act shall be construed to limit or restrict the application of the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This bill would provide that a local government entity is permitted under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to refer a person alleging discrimination to the department and to provide the person with relevant information and resources, as appropriate.
      Position    Assigned     
          JS/ST     


  Class Action



 
  AB 945 (Melendez R)   Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 authorizes an aggrieved employee who complies with certain notice and filing requirements, to bring a civil action to recover specified civil penalties. Current law provides that the court and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency review and approve any penalties sought as part of a proposed settlement of a claim. Current law until January 1, 2021, authorizes the agency to extend the time to complete its investigation by 60 days when the agency determines an extension is necessary and issues a notice, as specified. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 1045 (Flora R)   Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Summary: The Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 authorizes an aggrieved employee on behalf of himself or herself and other current or former employees to bring a civil action, under specified circumstances, to enforce provisions of the Labor Code that provide for a penalty to be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Current law provides that civil penalties assessed against an employer as the result of the civil action are allocated 75% to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and 25% to the aggrieved employee. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 1429 (Fong R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Summary: This bill would limit the violations for which an aggrieved employee is authorized to bring a civil action under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 and would require the employee to follow specified procedures before bringing an action. The bill would cap the civil penalties recoverable under these provisions at $10,000 per claimant and would exclude the recovery of filing fees by a successful claimant. The bill would require the superior court to review any penalties sought as part of a settlement agreement under these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 1430 (Fong R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Summary: Under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, an employee is authorized to bring an action for an alleged violation after the agency notifies the employer and the aggrieved employee or representative that it does not intend to investigate the alleged violation, if the agency proceeds with an investigation and no citation is issued, or the agency fails to provide notification as prescribed. This bill would revise those procedural provisions to require the agency, after receiving notification of an alleged violation, to investigate the alleged violation and either issue a citation or determine if there is a reasonable basis for a civil action.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 626 (Newman D)   Military and veterans: enlisted persons.
  Summary: Current law establishes within state government a Military Department that includes the office of the Adjutant General, the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, the California Cadet Corps, and the Naval Militia. Current law also generally governs the administration of military and veterans’ affairs, including those relating to enlisted men and women.This bill would make technical amendments to modify references throughout the code to “enlisted man or woman” or “enlisted men or women” to instead refer to “enlisted person” or “enlisted persons.”
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     


  Construction Defects



 
  AB 1278 (Low D)   Contractor licensing: judgment debtor prohibition.
  Summary: The Contractors’ State License Law requires a licensee to notify the registrar in writing of a specified unsatisfied final judgment imposed on the licensee within 90 days of the imposition, and to file or have on file with the board a bond sufficient to guarantee payment of an amount equal to specified unsatisfied judgments within 90 days from date of notification. That law requires the license of a licensee who does not comply with these requirements to be automatically suspended. That law prohibits the suspension from being removed until proof of satisfaction of the judgment, or in lieu thereof, a notarized copy of an accord, is submitted to the registrar. The bill would revise and recast the provisions relating to notice of an unsatisfied judgment, a sufficient bond for that judgment, and suspension for failure to comply.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    ND     
 
  AB 1489 (Brough R)   Architects Practice Act.
  Summary: Under current law, a licensed architect who signs and stamps plans, specifications, reports, or documents is not responsible for damage caused by subsequent changes to or uses of those plans, specifications, reports, or documents, where the subsequent changes or uses are not authorized or approved in writing by the licensed architect who originally signed the plans, specifications, reports, or documents, as provided. This bill would additionally provide that a licensed architect is not responsible for damage caused by construction deviating from a permitted set of plans, specifications, reports, or documents.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ND     
 
  SB 292 (Bates R)   Counties: contract legal counsel: auditor-controller.
  Summary: Current law requires a county board of supervisors, upon request of the county assessor or sheriff, to contract with legal counsel to assist the assessor or sheriff with duties for which the district attorney or county counsel would have a conflict of interest in representing the assessor or sheriff. In the event the board of supervisors does not concur with the assessor or sheriff that a conflict of interests exists, current law authorizes the county assessor or sheriff to initiate an ex parte proceeding before the presiding judge of the superior court, as provided. This bill would extend these provisions to additionally require the board of supervisors to contract with legal counsel to assist the auditor-controller, as described above.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  SB 496 (Cannella R)   Indemnity: design professionals.
  Summary: Current law provides, with respect to contracts and amendments to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2011, with a public agency, as defined, for design professional services, that all provisions, clauses, covenants, and agreements contained in, collateral to, or affecting these contracts or amendments to contracts that purport to require the design professional to defend the public agency under an indemnity agreement, including the duty and the cost to defend, are unenforceable, except for claims that arise out of, pertain to, or relate to the negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of the design professional. This bill would instead make these provisions applicable to all contracts for design professional services entered into on or after January 1, 2018.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  SB 721 (Hill D)   Contractors: decks and balconies: inspection.
  Summary: Current law provides authority for an enforcement agency to enter and inspect any buildings or premises whenever necessary to secure compliance with or prevent a violation of the building standards published in the California Building Standards Code and other rules and regulations that the enforcement agency has the power to enforce. This bill would require an inspection of building assemblies and associated waterproofing elements, as defined, including decks and balconies, for buildings with 3 or more multifamily dwelling units by a licensed architect, licensed civil or structural engineer, or an individual certified as a building inspector or building official, as specified
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ND     


  Consumer



 
  AB 25 (Nazarian D)   Tour buses: modified tour buses.
  Summary: Current law defines “tour bus” for purposes of regulation under the Vehicle Code. Current law requires an operator of a tour bus to use a safety belt and to report any accidents involving the tour bus to the Department of the California Highway Patrol.This bill would provide that the definition includes a tour bus that has had its roof substantially structurally modified or removed. This bill contains other related provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 295 (Eggman D)   Skydiving or sport parachuting operations.
  Summary: Would enact Tyler’s law. The bill would, to the extent allowed by federal law, provide that owners and operators of a skydiving or sport parachuting operation have a duty to ensure that the parachutist in command of a tandem jump and the parachute rigger responsible for packing a parachute are in compliance with all federal laws relating to parachute safety and certification.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 299 (Calderon D)   Hiring of real property: immigration or citizenship status.
  Summary: Current law prohibits any city, county, or city and county from compelling a landlord or any agent of the landlord to take any action, as specified, based on the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property.This bill would revise this prohibition to include a “public entity,” which the bill would define to include the state, as defined, a city, county, city and county, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/ST     
 
  AB 314 (Mullin D)   Dating service contracts: online services.
  Summary: Current law requires that a dating service contract contain a conspicuous statement, placed as specified, regarding the right of the buyer to cancel the agreement. Current law establishes procedures for cancellation, including providing that cancellation occurs when the buyer gives written notice of cancellation by mail, telegram, or delivery to the seller at the address specified in the agreement or offer. This bill would establish specific alternate provisions for a dating service contract with an online dating service, as defined. The alternate provisions would include requirements regarding entering into a contract online, providing an electronic copy of the contract to the buyer, and including a version of the conspicuous statement in the online contract.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral After Amendments    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 334 (Cooper D)   Sexual assault.
  Summary: Would set the time for commencement of any civil action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of sexual assault, as defined, where the assault occurred on or after the plaintiff’s 18th birthday, to the later of within 10 years from the date of the last act, attempted act, or assault with intent to commit an act, of sexual assault by the defendant against the plaintiff or within 3 years from the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that an injury or illness resulted from an act, attempted act, or assault with intent to commit an act, of sexual assault by the defendant against the plaintiff.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 580 (Cunningham R)   Security services: limited liability companies.
  Summary: The Private Security Services Act authorizes an individual, a qualified manager, a partner of a partnership, or an officer of a corporation to apply for a license, as prescribed. Under the Private Security Services Act, an application is required to be verified and contain specific information, including an identification form signed under penalty of perjury, and is also required to be subscribed, verified, and signed by specific persons under penalty of perjury. This bill would additionally authorize a limited liability company to apply for licensure and make conforming changes to the provisions of the Private Security Services Act.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND/ST     
 
  AB 587 (Chiu D)   State government: pharmaceuticals: procurement: collaborative.
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Department of General Services to explore additional strategies for managing prescription drug costs and investigate and implement those strategies in consultation with other specified state agencies. This bill would revise these provisions and instead require the department to convene the California Pharmaceutical Collaborative cochaired by the Deputy Director of the Procurement Division of the department and the Assistant Secretary of California Health and Human Services to address the rising cost of pharmaceuticals.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ST     
 
  AB 638 (Caballero D)   Immigration consultants.
  Summary: Would, beginning on January 1, 2019, make it unlawful for a person, for compensation, other than a person authorized to practice law in this state, including a paralegal who is supervised by a person authorized to practice law, or a person authorized to represent others under federal law in an immigration matter, or a paralegal acting under the active supervision of an attorney, to engage in the business or act in the capacity of an immigration consultant in this state.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ST     
 
  AB 672 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Utility services.
  Summary: Current law authorizes an electrical, gas, or water corporation, or any electrical, gas, or water system operated by a public agency, to bring a civil action for damages against any person who commits, authorizes, solicits, aids, abets, or attempts, among other things, the diversion of utility services by any means whatsoever. Current law authorizes the utility to recover as damages 3 times the amount of actual damages, plus the cost of the suit and reasonable attorney’s fees, in any civil action brought pursuant to these provisions. This bill would authorize a defendant that prevails upon judgment to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of the suit from the utility.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 692 (Chu D)   Schoolbuses: passenger restraint systems.
  Summary: Would require, on or before January 1, 2020, the State Department of Education, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, and any other appropriate or necessary entities to form a stakeholder workgroup to formulate and report to the Legislature a plan for school districts to have their entire schoolbus fleets equipped with passenger restraint systems on or before January 1, 2023. The bill would encourage a school district to comply with the January 1, 2023, passenger safety restraint plan either through retrofitting existing schoolbuses or purchasing new schoolbuses.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 694 (Ting D)   Bicycles.
  Summary: Current law requires any person operating a bicycle under specified conditions to ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except under specified conditions. This bill would recast those provisions to instead require a person operating a bicycle to ride in the right-hand lane or bicycle lane, if one is present, and would additionally require a person operating a bicycle in a lane that is wide enough for a vehicle and bicycle to travel safely side by side within the lane to ride far enough to the right in order to allow vehicles to pass, except when it is reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that make it hazardous to continue along the right-hand edge of the lane, and when approaching a place where a right turn is authorized.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 784 (Dababneh D)   Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans.
  Summary: Would apply the prescribed limits on charges and administrative fees that a licensee under the California Finance Lenders Law may contract for, and receive, described above, to loans of up to $5,000.This bill would delete the repeal of the Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans, thereby extending the program indefinitely. The bill would increase the amount of a permissible loan under the program from $2,500 to $5,000, make conforming changes, and revise the statement of legislative findings for the program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/LAT     
 
  AB 814 (Bloom D)   Consumer protection: enforcement powers: investigatory subpoena.
  Summary: Current law authorizes a district attorney, upon reasonable belief there has been a violation of the Unfair Competition (UCL) or various other laws related to unfair business practices, to exercise all the powers granted to the Attorney General as a head of department to investigate the potential violation, including the authority to issue subpoenas. This bill would specify that this investigatory power granted to the Attorney General as a head of a department applies to a city attorney of a city having a population in excess of 750,000 or to a city attorney of a city and county when those city attorneys reasonably believe that there may have been a violation of the UCL.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 889 (Stone, Mark D)   Secrecy agreements.
  Summary: Current law generally permits the parties to a civil action to include, as a condition to a settlement, a provision requiring that information about the settlement or the underlying dispute be kept confidential; however, existing law prohibits a confidential settlement agreement in a civil action with a factual foundation establishing a cause of action for civil damages for an act that may be prosecuted as a felony sex offense. Current law also establishes that flouting this prohibition is grounds for professional discipline for an attorney, and it requires the State Bar of California to investigate and take appropriate action in any case brought to its attention. This bill would instead authorize but not require the State Bar to investigate these cases of attorney misconduct.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 984 (Calderon D)   Courts: frivolous actions or tactics.
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2018, authorizes a trial court to order a party, the party’s attorney, or both, to pay the reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred by another party as a result of bad-faith actions or tactics, as defined, that are frivolous or solely intended to cause unnecessary delay. Current law requires a party filing a motion pursuant to those provisions to promptly transmit specified information to the California Research Bureau of the California State Library. This bill would extend indefinitely the authorization of the trial court to order the payment of those reasonable expenses, but would not extend, and instead delete, the requirements on the filing party and the bureau relating to transmitting and maintaining the specified information, respectively.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 1103 (Obernolte R)   Bicycles: yielding.
  Summary: Current law, subject to exceptions, provides that a person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the laws applicable to the driver of a vehicle.This bill would, notwithstanding those provisions, authorize a person operating a bicycle approaching a stop sign, after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way, to cautiously make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping, unless safety considerations require otherwise.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1109 (Kalra D)   Consumer loans.
  Summary: Under the California Finance Lenders Law, a licensee is generally prohibited from taking a deed of trust, mortgage, or lien upon real property as security for a consumer loan unless the loan is for a bona fide principal amount of $5,000 or more. Current law provides that this provision, among others that contain a regulatory ceiling provision, only applies to a loan for a bona fide principal amount, as specified, if the amount and purpose of that loan is not used to evade regulation under the California Finance Lenders Law. This bill would remove the prohibition described above, and would thereby authorize payments for those types of credit insurance to be used to calculate whether a loan exceeds the bona fide principal amount under provisions of the California Finance Lenders Law that include a regulatory ceiling provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 1138 (Maienschein R)   Sale of cats or dogs.
  Summary: Current law regulates the sale of dogs and cats in this state, including provisions governing the retail sale of dogs and cats. This bill would make it unlawful for specified people and entities, in specified mediums, to advertise, call attention to, or give publicity to the sale or transfer of a dog or cat for which the statements about or pictures of the dog or cat are made or presented without the actual intent to sell or offer the exact dog or cat advertised or the statements about the dog or cat being advertised or offered for sale are known to be untrue or misleading.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1185 (O'Donnell D)   Rental passenger vehicles.
  Summary: Current law requires a rental car agent, if it sells insurance, or its endorsee, to make specified disclosures to the renter relating to that insurance, that may be displayed by clear and conspicuous signs posted where rental agreements are executed. Existing law also requires a car rental agency to inform each customer of a state law regarding child restraint systems by posting in a conspicuous place a notice not smaller than 15 by 20 inches with a specific statement. This bill would authorize a rental company to comply with these sign posting requirements or the above-described child restraint systems notice requirement by using an electronic sign.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1236 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Surnames before first marriage.
  Summary: Current law, for the purpose of prohibiting false personation, among other things, defines the terms "person" and "personal identifying information." Current law defines terms for the purpose of authorizing a county, the district attorney, and the courts, in consultation with a local law enforcement agency, to establish a mutually agreeable procedure to protect confidential personal information regarding any witness or victim contained in a police report, arrest report, or investigative report, as specified. This bill would make changes to these provisions by, among other things, replacing the term "maiden name" with the term "surname before first marriage" and, in the case of some provisions, requiring that an individual's parents surnames before first marriage, rather than only the mother's maiden name, either be recorded, disclosed, or withheld, as specified. Because the bill would require local officials to perform additional duties relating to vital records and reports, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ST     
 
  AB 1316 (Quirk D)   Public health: childhood lead poisoning: prevention.
  Summary: The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 1991 required the State Department of Public Health (formerly the State Department of Health Services) between July 1, 1992, and July 1, 1993, to adopt regulations establishing a standard of care at least as stringent as the most recent United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening guidelines, whereby all children are evaluated for risk of lead poisoning by health care providers during each child’s periodic health assessment. This bill, among other things, would change the definition of “lead poisoning” to include concentrations of lead in arterial or cord blood.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 1435 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   The College Athlete Protection Act.
  Summary: Would establish the College Athlete Protection Act, until January 1, 2023, under the administration of the College Athlete Protection Commission, which would be established by the bill, for the protection of college or university athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs offered by institutions of higher education located in California. The act would charge the commission with specified duties related to the protection of these athletes and would subject individuals who commit violations of the act to penalties, which may include civil penalties or a temporary or permanent prohibition from employment at institutions of higher education, pursuant to regulations to be adopted by the commission.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1491 (Caballero D)   Sales of dogs and cats: contracts and advertising.
  Summary: Current law regulates the sale of dogs and cats in this state, including provisions governing the retail sale of dogs and cats. This bill would declare a contract entered into on or after January 1, 2018, to transfer ownership of a dog or cat in which ownership is contingent upon the making of payments over a period of time subsequent to the transfer of possession of the dog or cat void as against public policy unless those payments are on an unsecured loan for the purchase of that animal.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1495 (Maienschein R)   Civil liability: sexual abuse: children.
  Summary: Would impose civil liability and specific penalties upon a person over the age of majority who, in exchange for property or money, commits an act that would violate certain criminal provisions pertaining to sexual acts upon a child, solicitation of a child, or aiding or abetting in one of these acts. The bill would authorize a victim of the unlawful act, his or her parent or guardian, or guardian ad litem to bring an action for civil penalties, damages, injunctive relief, equitable remedies, and for the cost of the suit and reasonable attorney’s fees, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1576 (Levine D)   Gender discrimination: pricing: goods.
  Summary: Would amend the Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1995 to additionally prohibit a business from discriminating with respect to the price charged for the same, or substantially similar, goods because of the gender of the targeted user of the good, as specified. The bill would authorize specifically the Attorney General, a district attorney, or a city attorney to prosecute a civil action for preventive relief for a violation of the Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1995.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/ST     
 
  AB 1600 (Chen R)   Consumer credit reporting agencies.
  Summary: The Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act requires every consumer credit reporting agency, upon request and proper identification of any consumer, to allow the consumer to visually inspect all files maintained regarding that consumer at the time of the request. The act requires every consumer reporting agency, upon contact by a consumer regarding information which may be contained in the agency files regarding that consumer, to inform the consumer of specified rights and agency obligations. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1690 (Committee on Judiciary)   Personal rights: compensatory relief.
  Summary: Current law finds and declares that for the purposes of enforcing state labor, employment, civil rights, and employee housing laws, a person’s immigration status is irrelevant to the issue of liability, and no inquiry shall be permitted into a person’s immigration status, except when necessary to comply with federal immigration law. This bill instead would find and declare that for the purposes of enforcing state labor, employment, civil rights, consumer protection, and housing laws, a person’s immigration status is irrelevant to the issue of liability, and that no inquiry shall be permitted into a person’s immigration status, unless it is necessary in order to comply with federal immigration law.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    JS/ST     
 
  SB 17 (Hernandez D)   Health care: prescription drug costs.
  Summary: Current law requires health care service plans and health insurers to file specified rate information with DMHC or DOI, as applicable, for health care service plan contracts or health insurance policies in the individual or small group markets and for health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies in the large group market. This bill would require health care service plans or health insurers that file the above-described rate information to report to DMHC or DOI, on a date no later than the reporting of the rate information, specified cost information regarding covered prescription drugs, including generic drugs, brand name drugs, and specialty drugs, dispensed as provided.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    LAT/ST     
 
  SB 158 (Monning D)   Commercial driver’s license: education.
  Summary: Would require the Department of Motor Vehicles, no later than June 5, 2020, to adopt regulations related to entry-level driver training requirements for drivers of commercial motor vehicles including specified minimum hours of behind-the-wheel training and in compliance with the requirements of specified federal regulations.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  SB 178 (Wieckowski D)   Parklands: Centerville Park.
  Summary: Would authorize the City of Fremont to transfer to the Fremont Unified School District up to 4.6 acres of parkland in Centerville Park if certain conditions are met, including that the transferred property only be used for a public school facility. The bill would require the city to sign an agreement with the department relating to the transfer that includes a requirement that the city spend no less that $5,000,000 to develop a replacement neighborhood park by June 30, 2023.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ST     
 
  SB 258 (Lara D)   Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017.
  Summary: Current law regulates the existence of, and disclosure of, specified chemicals and components in consumer products, including phthalates and bisphenol A. This bill would require a manufacturer of a designated product, as defined, that is sold in the state to disclose on the product label and on the product-specific Internet Web site information related to chemicals contained in the designated product, as specified. The bill would authorize a manufacturer to protect certain chemicals from disclosure by use of a generic name, as specified. The bill would prohibit the sale in the state of a designated product that does not satisfy these requirements.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 266 (Dodd D)   Armed service members: consumer loans.
  Summary: The Military Lending Act prohibits a creditor who extends consumer credit to a covered member of the armed forces or a dependent of such a member from requiring that member or dependent to pay interest with respect to the extension of such credit, unless an exception to that rule applies. Current law makes it unlawful under the California Finance Lenders Law and the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law to violate the provision of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 that added the Military Lending Act. This bill would amend the laws described above to update the references to the Military Lending Act in order to incorporate amendments to that act, and its applicable regulations.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 313 (Hertzberg D)   Advertising: automatic renewal and continuous service offers.
  Summary: This bill would require a business that makes an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer that includes an introductory or new customer offer, or a free gift or trial, to receive a consumer's explicit opt-in authorization for the automatic renewal or continuous service in a standalone form and would prohibit any form of agreement or consent to accept the introductory or new customer offer, or the free gift or trial, from being included in the explicit opt-in authorization form. The bill would prohibit a business from charging a consumer's credit or debit card, or the consumer's account with a 3rd party, for an automatic renewal or continuous service that is made at a promotional or discounted price for a limited period of time without first obtaining the consumer's consent to the agreement. The bill would also specify that if the automatic service offer or continuous service offer includes a free gift or trial, the business is required to disclose how to cancel, and allow the consumer to cancel, the automatic renewal or continuous service before the consumer pays for the goods or services. The bill would also require a business to provide a consumer who has accepted an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer as part of accepting an introductory or new customer offer, or a free gift or trial, 3 to 7 days' notice before the first charge to the consumer's credit or debit card, or the consumer's account with a 3rd party, is made. The bill also would require a consumer who accepts an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer online to be allowed to terminate the contract online. The bill would also make other clarifying and nonsubstantive changes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 442 (Newman D)   Public health: pools: drownings.
  Summary: Would require, when a building permit is issued, that the pool or spa be equipped with at least 2 of 7 specified drowning prevention safety features. The bill would revise the characteristics of some of those safety features. The bill would also delete the exemption from the act of political subdivisions that adopt ordinances for swimming pools. By imposing additional duties on local officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  SB 613 (De León D)   Immigration status.
  Summary: Current law requires the Division of Juvenile Justice to cooperate with the United States Bureau of Immigration in arranging for the deportation of all aliens who are committed to it. This bill would repeal that provision. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/ST     


  Courts



 
  AB 296 (Cervantes D)   Task force: health of women veterans.
  Summary: Would, until July 1, 2023, require the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a task force to study the health of California women veterans comprised of members with specified qualifications. The bill would prohibit task force members from receiving compensation or reimbursement of expenses for their service. The bill would require the task force to study the health care needs of women veterans in the state, as specified. The bill would also require the task force to submit 2 reports to the Governor and the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature that includes the task force’s findings and recommendations.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  AB 414 (Medina D)   Suspension and allocation of vacant judgeships.
  Summary: Would require the suspension of 4 vacant judgeships, as defined, from superior courts with more authorized judgeships than their assessed judicial need and would require the allocation of 4 judgeships to superior courts with fewer authorized judgeships than their assessed judicial need. The bill would require the suspension and allocation of judgeships to be based on a superior court’s assessed judicial need in accordance with the uniform standards as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  AB 452 (Bloom D)   Courts.
  Summary: Current law creates the position of Clerk of the Supreme Court, and Clerk/Administrator of the Court of Appeal. This bill would change references to the Clerk of the Supreme Court to the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Supreme Court, and would change references to the Clerk/Administrator of the Court of Appeal to the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court of Appeal. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  AB 535 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Trial jurors: eligibility.
  Summary: Current law excludes from jury service a person who has been convicted of malfeasance in office. Current law also excludes from jury service a felon whose civil rights have not been restored. This bill would instead exclude a felon who has not completed probation, parole, post-release community supervision, or mandatory supervision. This bill would also categorically exclude a person who has been convicted of bribery, perjury, forgery, or other high crimes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  AB 701 (Gallagher R)   Access to judicial and nonjudicial proceedings: hearing impaired.
  Summary: Would require the Court Reporters Board of California, no later than January 1, 2019, to adopt rules and identify standards to certify operators of computer-aided transcription systems, as defined, and, on or before July 1, 2019, would require operators of those systems to be certified pursuant to those rules and standards. The bill would prohibit the official reporter or pro tem reporter assigned by the court to produce the official transcript of the proceeding from acting as the operator of the computer-aided transcription system.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  AB 976 (Berman D)   Electronic filing and service.
  Summary: Under current law, the Orange County Superior Court is authorized until July 1, 2014, to establish a pilot project to require parties to specified civil actions to file and serve documents electronically, subject to certain requirements. This bill would remove the authorization of the Orange County Superior Court to establish the aforementioned pilot project, and would instead authorize all trial courts in the State of California to, by local rule, require the electronic filing and service of documents in civil actions, as specified, in accordance with certain requirements.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ND/ST     
 
  AB 1078 (Cunningham R)   Superior courts.
  Summary: Under the Superior Court Security Act of 2012, a sheriff’s department is responsible for providing the necessary level of court security services in all counties, except as specified. Current law requires the sheriff to attend all superior court sessions held within his or her county except for a noncriminal, nondelinquency action if the presiding judge or his or her designee determines that the sheriff’s attendance is not necessary for reasons of public safety. Existing law authorizes the court to use court attendants, as defined, in courtrooms hearing noncriminal, nondelinquency actions. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  AB 1093 (Chen R)   Service of process.
  Summary: Under current law, if a copy of a summons and complaint cannot with reasonable diligence be personally delivered to the person to be served, as specified, a summons and complaint may be served by leaving a copy with certain people at the person’s dwelling house, usual place of abode, usual place of business, or usual mailing address, other than a United States Postal Service box, and mailing a copy of the summons and complaint by first-class mail to the place where a copy was left. This bill would, if the only address reasonably known for the person to be served is a private mailbox obtained through a commercial mail receiving agency, allow service of process to be effected on the first delivery attempt by leaving a copy of the summons and complaint with the commercial mail receiving agency, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    ND     
 
  AB 1159 (Chiu D)   Cannabis: legal services.
  Summary: Under current law a contract that is contrary to an express provision of law, contrary to the policy of express law, or that is otherwise contrary to good morals is not lawful. This bill would provide that commercial activity relating to medicinal cannabis or adult-use cannabis activity conducted in compliance with state law and any applicable local standards and regulations is a lawful object of a contract, is not contrary to an express policy or provision of law or to good morals, and is not against public policy.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ST     
 
  AB 1450 (Obernolte R)   Court reporters: electronic transcripts.
  Summary: Current law authorizes a court, party, or other person entitled to a transcript to request that it be delivered in computer-readable form, except as specified. This bill would instead require an official reporter or official reporter pro tempore to deliver a transcript in electronic form, in compliance with the California Rules of Court, to any court, party, or person entitled to the transcript, as specified, unless, among other things, the party or person requests the transcript in paper form.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  AB 1463 (Levine D)   Election of judges: working group.
  Summary: Would establish, until January 1, 2021, a working group with a membership appointed by the Judicial Council, as specified, to improve voter education of candidates for judicial election. The bill would require the working group to meet to consider what information would be useful to voters in a judicial election and how to make this information accessible to voters. The bill would require the Judicial Council to report the working group’s findings to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    ND     
 
  AB 1541 (Kalra D)   Examination of prospective jurors.
  Summary: Current law requires the court, in a criminal case, to conduct an initial examination of prospective jurors. Upon completion of this initial examination, existing law grants counsel for each party the right to examine any of the prospective jurors, as specified. Current law authorizes the court to limit the oral and direct questioning of prospective jurors, as specified. This bill would require a trial judge to permit counsel for each party to conduct a jury examination that is calculated to discover bias or prejudice with regard to the circumstances of a particular case or the parties before the court.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND/ST     
 
  AB 1631 (Salas D)   Shorthand reporters: shorthand reporting service corporation.
  Summary: Would prohibit a shorthand reporting service corporation or its owners, managers, or employees person or entity employing shorthand reporters, or contracting with shorthand reporters for services, from giving or otherwise providing cash or cash equivalents, including gift cards, for marketing purposes. This bill would prohibit its provisions from being construed to limit a shorthand reporting service corporation from entering into long-term or multi-case contracts with attorneys, law firms, or 3rd parties, as specified. This bill would require its provisions to be enforced by the Attorney General.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  AB 1660 (Kalra D)   Court reporter providers.
  Summary: This bill, on and after January 1, 2019, would authorize an individual or entity to engage in the business of providing or arranging for court reporters for the transcription of court proceedings if specified conditions are met, including that an individual be licensed by the Court Reporters Board of California as a court reporter, that an entity be a shorthand reporting corporation or that the individual or entity be registered as a court reporter provider, as defined.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  SB 10 (Hertzberg D)   Bail: pretrial release.
  Summary: Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would safely reduce the number of people detained pretrial, while addressing racial and economic disparities in the pretrial system, and to ensure that people are not held in pretrial detention simply because of their inability to afford money bail. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  SB 36 (Jackson D)   Attorneys: State Bar: Sections of the State Bar.
  Summary: The State Bar Act requires 6 members of the 19-member board to be attorneys elected from State Bar Districts. The act requires the board of trustees to elect or select the president, vice president, and treasurer of the State Bar, as specified. This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature that the board transition to a 13-member board, as specified. The bill would require that a maximum of 6 members of the board be public members, appointed as specified, and would require members of the board to serve a term of 4 years. The bill would require the California Supreme Court to appoint a chair and vice chair, as specified, instead of the board electing a president and vice president.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  SB 38 (Roth D)   Courts: judgeships.
  Summary: Would increase the number of judges in the division of the 4th Appellate District of the Court of Appeal located in the San Bernardino/Riverside area to 8 judges. The bill would appropriate $1,202,000 from the General Fund to the judicial branch for the purpose of funding the cost of that new appellate court justice and accompanying staff. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 39 (Roth D)   Suspension and allocation of judgeships.
  Summary: Would require the suspension of 4 vacant judgeships, as defined, in superior courts with more authorized judgeships than their assessed judicial need. The bill would require the allocation of 4 judgeships to superior courts with fewer authorized judgeships than their assessed judicial need and would require the judgeships to be funded using existing appropriations for the compensation of superior court judges.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 316 (Wieckowski D)   Attorneys: pro bono legal aid services.
  Summary: The State Bar Act, with specified exceptions, requires a law firm that contracts with the state for legal services exceeding $50,000 to certify that it agrees to make a good faith effort to provide a minimum number of hours of pro bono legal services, as defined, during each year of the contract. The act provides that failure of a firm to make a good faith effort to provide those hours may be cause for nonrenewal of a state contract and may be taken into account when determining the award of future contracts with the state. This bill would revise references to “pro bono legal services” in those provisions to instead refer to “pro bono legal aid services” and would define pro bono legal aid services for those purposes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 339 (Roth D)   Veterans treatment courts: Judicial Council assessment and survey.
  Summary: Would require the Judicial Council, if certain funding is provided, to report to the Legislature, on or before June 1, 2020, on a study of veterans and veterans treatment courts that includes a statewide assessment, as specified, of veterans treatment courts currently in operation and a survey of counties that do not operate veterans treatment courts that identifies barriers to program implementation and assesses the need for veterans treatment courts in those counties. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2021.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 467 (Wilk R)   Civil actions: appearance by electronic means.
  Summary: Current law regulates the procedure of civil actions and permits a party who has provided notice to appear by telephone at specified conferences, hearings, and proceedings, in a general civil case, defined as all civil cases except probate, guardianship, conservatorship, juvenile, and family law proceedings. This bill would permit a party who has provided notice to appear by electronic means that provide remote access to a conference, hearing, or proceeding in all civil cases, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  SB 484 (Roth D)   Deposition reporting services: unlawful business practices.
  Summary: Would provide that it is unlawful for a person who is employed by or who independently contracts with an entity that arranges for deposition officers to report or transcribe deposition testimony to offer, pursuant to any agreement or understanding, oral or otherwise, any gift, incentive, reward, or anything of value to any person or entity, as defined, associated with a proceeding being reported or transcribed. The bill would also provide that a violation of this provision is punishable by a civil fine not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, and would authorize the Attorney General, a district attorney, or a city attorney to bring a civil action for a violation of this provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 543 (Morrell R)   Civil actions: service of documents.
  Summary: Current law provides that a party to an action in which it is alleged that 2 or more parties are joint tortfeasors or co-obligors on a contract debt is entitled to a hearing on the issue of the good faith of a settlement entered into by the plaintiff or other claimant and one or more alleged tortfeasors or co-obligors, upon giving a specified notice. In the alternative, a settling party may give notice of settlement to all parties and to the court, together with an application for a determination of good faith settlement and a proposed order. Current law requires that the notice, application, and proposed order be given by certified mail, return receipt requested. This bill would provide that the notice, application, and proposed order may additionally be given by personal service.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 576 (Wiener D)   Jury commissioners: juror data collections and maintenance.
  Summary: Would require a jury commissioner to develop a form for the purpose of determining if the pool of prospective jurors who appear for jury service accurately represents a cross section of the population of the area served by the court. This bill would require the jury commissioner to use the form solely to collect specified demographic information, and would prohibit using the form to collect personal identifying information or disclosing the form to any person, organization, or agency. The bill would require the jury commissioner to biannually produce a report that aggregates the data collected from the forms, and would require each county court to make these reports public.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 642 (Wieckowski D)   Civil actions: renewal of judgments.
  Summary: Current law provides that the period of enforceability of a money judgment or a judgment for possession or sale of property may be extended by renewal of the judgment. Current law provides a mechanism for a judgment debtor to apply by noticed motion for a court order vacating the renewal of the judgment. Current law requires the judgment debtor to serve notice of the motion on the judgment creditor personally or by mail.This bill would specify that mail service of the notice must be made by first-class mail and within three days of the application for the order.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     
 
  SB 658 (Wiener D)   Jury selection.
  Summary: The Trial Jury Selection and Management Act prohibits a court from arbitrarily or unreasonably refusing to submit a reasonable written questionnaire to the jury if requested by counsel and states that the parties should be provided reasonable time to evaluate the responses to the questionnaire, if utilized, before oral questioning commences. The act states that the trial judge should consider, among other criteria, any unique or complex elements in the case when exercising his or her discretion as to the form and subject matter of voir dire questions. This bill would require that the parties be provided reasonable time to evaluate the responses to a questionnaire, if utilized, before oral questioning commences.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    ND, Pev, ST     
 
  SB 811 (Committee on Public Safety)   Public safety: omnibus.
  Summary: Current law provides that, in a criminal action, expert testimony is admissible by either the prosecution or the defense regarding the effects of human trafficking on human trafficking victims. Current law defines the term “human trafficking” pursuant to a specified provision of the Penal Code.This bill would clarify that the term “human trafficking victim” is defined as a victim of an offense as described in that provision of the Penal Code. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND     


  CURES



 
  AB 1048 (Arambula D)   Health care: pain management and Schedule II drug prescriptions.
  Summary: Would, beginning July 1, 2018, authorize a pharmacist to dispense a Schedule II controlled substance as a partial fill if requested by the patient or the prescriber. The bill would require the pharmacy to retain the original prescription, with a notation of how much of the prescription has been filled, the date and amount of each partial fill, and the initials of the pharmacist dispensing each partial fill, until the prescription has been fully dispensed. The bill would authorize a pharmacist to charge a professional dispensing fee to cover the actual supply and labor costs associated with dispensing each partial fill associated with the original prescription.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 176 (Bates R)   Controlled substances: fentanyl and carfentanil.
  Summary: Current law classifies controlled substances into 5 schedules and places the greatest restrictions and penalties on the use of those substances placed in Schedule I. The drug fentanyl, an opiate, is classified in Schedule II. Current law prohibits a person from possessing for sale or purchasing for purposes of sale specified controlled substances, including fentanyl, and provides for imprisonment in a county jail for 2, 3, or 4 years for a violation of this provision. This bill would classify carfentanil, an opiate, in Schedule II.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 419 (Portantino D)   Medical practice: pain management.
  Summary: Would require a specified health care practitioner, before prescribing, ordering, or furnishing specified narcotic pain medications, including controlled substances, to a minor, as defined, to educate the guardian of the minor on all other available medical treatments, specified nonopioid treatment alternatives to be tried before and alongside opioid therapy, the risks and benefits of narcotic medications and alternatives to narcotic medications, the safe storage of opioid medications, the proper disposal of unused medications, and the illegality of sharing or misusing prescribed medications.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/LAT     


  Elder Abuse



 
  AB 275 (Wood D)   Long-term care facilities: requirements for changes resulting in the inability of the facility to care for its residents.
  Summary: Current law imposes various notice and planning requirements upon a long-term health care facility before allowing a change in the status of the license or operation of the facility that results in the inability of the facility to care for its patients or residents, including a requirement for written notification to the affected patients or their guardians at least 30 days prior to the change. Under existing law, these requirements also include taking reasonable steps to medically, socially, and physically assess each affected patient or resident prior to a transfer due to the change, and, when 10 or more residents are likely to be transferred due to a change, the preparation and submission of a proposed relocation plan to the department for approval. This bill would expand the notice and planning requirements that a long-term health care facility provides before any change in the status of the license or in the operation of the facility that results in its inability to care for its residents.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/Pev     
 
  AB 329 (Cervantes D)   Elder Abuse.
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor for a person who knows or reasonably should know that a person is an elder or dependent adult and who, under circumstances or conditions other than those likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any elder or dependent adult to suffer or inflict thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering. This bill would make it a felony for a person to commit those acts against a resident of an unlicensed residential care facility for the elderly while operating that facility. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 611 (Dababneh D)   Mandated reporters of suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult: powers of attorney.
  Summary: Would authorize a mandated reporter of suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult to not honor a power of attorney as to an attorney-in-fact about whom he or she made a report to an adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency of any state that the natural person who executed the power of attorney may be an elder or dependent adult subject to financial abuse.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 853 (Choi R)   Continuing care retirement communities.
  Summary: Current law provides for different types of continuing care contracts, including, among the others, a repayable contract. A repayable contract is a continuing care contract that includes a promise to repay all or a portion of an entrance fee that is conditioned upon reoccupancy or resale of the unit previously occupied by the resident. This bill would expand the definition of a “repayable contract” to include a promise to repay all or a portion of an entrance fee that is based on the sequential order of termination of all repayable contracts at the facility previously occupied by the resident. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev     
 
  AB 859 (Eggman D)   Elders and dependent adults: abuse or neglect.
  Summary: The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act provides for the award of attorney’s fees and costs to, and the recovery of damages by, a plaintiff when it is proven by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is liable for physical abuse or neglect, and the defendant has also been found guilty of recklessness, oppression, fraud, or malice in the commission of that abuse. This bill would instead apply a preponderance of the evidence standard to any claim brought against a residential care facility for the elderly or a skilled nursing facility, except as specified, for remedies sought pursuant to the above provisions, upon circumstances in which spoliation of evidence has been committed by the defendant, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Sponsor    JS/Pev     
 
  AB 940 (Weber D)   Long-term health care facilities: notice.
  Summary: Would require a long-term health care facility to notify the local long-term care ombudsman if a resident is notified in writing of a facility-initiated transfer or discharge from the facility, as specified. The bill would provide that a failure to timely provide a copy of that notice would constitute a class B violation for purposes of a department-issued citation.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 941 (Voepel R)   Residential care facilities for the elderly.
  Summary: Current law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, 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 misdemeanor. Current law establishes specified rights for residents of residential care facilities for the elderly.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to a provision of the act.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1335 (Kalra D)   Long-term health facilities.
  Summary: Current law provides for the licensure and regulation of long-term health facilities by the State Department of Public Health and establishes an inspection and reporting system to ensure that long-term health care facilities are in compliance with state statutes and regulations pertaining to patient care and a system for the imposition of prompt and effective civil sanctions against long-term health care facilities in violation of the laws and regulations of this state. This bill would redefine a class “AA” violation as a class “A” violation that the department determines to have been a substantial factor, as described, in the death of a patient or resident of a long-term health care facility.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 1373 (Daly D)   Insurance: annuity.
  Summary: Current law requires insurance producers, who are otherwise entitled to engage in the sale of annuity products, to complete training approved by the Insurance Commissioner and provided by a commissioner-approved education provider consisting of specified topics, including, but not limited to, the types of annuities and various classifications of annuities and how fixed, variable, and indexed annuity contract provisions affect consumers. This bill would require an insurance producer soliciting the sale of an annuity product to provide the applicant with the appropriate deferred annuities buyer’s guide, as defined, adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and would add those buyer’s guides to the list of training topics.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev     
 
  AB 1398 (Kalra D)   Annuities: cash surrender benefits.
  Summary: Current law governs annuities and, for those insurance contracts that provide cash surrender benefits, prescribes the cash surrender benefit available prior to maturity. Current law requires, with exceptions, that no contract of annuity be delivered or issued for delivery in this state unless it contains, in substance, specified provisions, or corresponding provisions that in the opinion of the commissioner are at least as favorable to the contractholder, upon cessation of payment of considerations under the contract. This bill, among other things, would require the insurer, for an individual annuity contract issued on or after January 1, 2019, to return to the owner all moneys due for annuity contracts that are surrendered by the contract owner as expeditiously as possible after the request for surrender is received, as defined, but no later than 45 days from the date of surrender, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1437 (Patterson R)   California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act: licensing.
  Summary: Would prohibit an individual who is employed at a residential care facility for the elderly operated by a licensee and who possesses a current criminal record clearance from being required to transfer his or her current criminal record clearance to another facility operated by the same licensee. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1513 (Kalra D)   Registered home care aides: disclosure of contact information.
  Summary: Would require, beginning September 1, 2018, an electronic copy of a registered home care aide’s name, mailing address, telephone number, cellular telephone number, and email address on file with the State Department of Social Services to be made available, upon request, to a labor organization, as specified. The bill would prohibit a labor organization from using this information for any purpose other than employee organizing, representation, and assistance activities.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  SB 219 (Wiener D)   Long-term care facilities: rights of residents.
  Summary: Would enact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights. Among other things, the bill would make it unlawful, except as specified, for any long-term care facility to take specified actions wholly or partially on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, including, among others, willfully and repeatedly failing to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns, or denying admission to a long-term care facility, transferring or refusing to transfer a resident within a facility or to another facility, or discharging or evicting a resident from a facility.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/Pev     
 
  SB 481 (Pan D)   Long-term health facilities: informed consent.
  Summary: Current law requires the attending physician of a resident in a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility who prescribes or orders a medical intervention of a resident that requires the informed consent of a patient who lacks the capacity to provide that consent, as specified, to inform the skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility. Current law requires the facility to conduct an interdisciplinary team review of the prescribed medical intervention prior to the administration of the medical intervention. This bill would, before implementing a medical intervention that requires informed consent for a resident who lacks capacity to make health care decisions and there is no person with legal authority able and willing to make those decisions, require the physician, skilled nursing facility, or intermediate care facility, to promptly notify the resident, orally and in writing, that it has been determined that the resident lacks capacity, and other information, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  SB 648 (Mendoza D)   Health and care facilities: private referral agencies.
  Summary: Current law requires an employee of a placement agency who knows, or reasonably suspects, that a facility that is not exempt from licensing requirements is operating without a license to report the name and address of the facility to the State Department of Social Services. Failure to report the facility is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would expand the definition of placement agencies to include private referral agencies that refer persons for remuneration to an adult residential facility, a residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illness, or a residential care facility for the elderly.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     


  Employment



 
  AB 5 (Gonzalez)   Employers: Opportunity to Work Act.
  Summary: Would create the Opportunity to Work Act. The bill would require an employer with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or subcontractor, except as specified, would require an employer to post a notice of employee rights, as specified, and would require the employer to maintain certain documentation. The bill would authorize an employee to file a complaint for violation of these provisions with the division and to, in the alternative, bring a civil action for remedies under the act.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  AB 46 (Cooper D)   Employers: wage discrimination.
  Summary: Under current law, an employer or other person who violates or causes a violation of that prohibition, or who reduces the wages of any employee in order to comply with that prohibition, is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would define “employer” for those purposes to include public and private employers. The bill would specify that a public employer is not subject to the misdemeanor provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/Pev     
 
  AB 168 (Eggman D)   Employers: salary information.
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment and would require an employer, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant for employment. The bill would apply to all employers, including state and local government employers and the Legislature. The bill would specify that a violation of its provisions would not be subject to the misdemeanor provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  AB 263 (Rodriguez D)   Emergency medical services workers: rights and working conditions.
  Summary: Would require an employer that provides emergency medical services as part of an emergency medical services system or plan to authorize and permit its employees engaged in prehospital emergency services to take prescribed rest periods, including specifying grounds for interruption of a rest period and compensation for an interrupted rest period. The bill also would require the employer to provide these employees with prescribed meal periods, including specifying grounds for interruption of a meal period and compensation for an interrupted meal period.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/Pev     
 
  AB 281 (Salas D)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004: right to cure.
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 authorizes an aggrieved employee who complies with specified notice and filing requirements to bring a civil action to recover specified civil penalties that would otherwise be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (agency). The act provides an employer a right to cure violations under the act, except for certain specified violations, including health and safety violations, before the aggrieved employee may bring a civil action. This bill would extend the period of time in which the employer may cure the violation from 33 to 65 calendar days.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS     
 
  AB 353 (Voepel R)   Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference.
  Summary: Would enact the Voluntary Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy Act to authorize a private employer to establish and maintain a written veterans’ preference employment policy, to be applied uniformly to hiring decisions, to give a voluntary preference for hiring or retaining a veteran over another qualified applicant or employee. The bill would provide that the granting of a veterans’ preference pursuant to the bill, in and of itself, shall be deemed not to violate any local or state equal employment opportunity law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the antidiscrimination provisions of FEHA.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/ST     
 
  AB 403 (Melendez R)   Legislature: Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act.
  Summary: Would prohibit interference with the right of legislative employees, as defined, to make protected disclosures of ethics violations and would prohibit retaliation against legislative employees who have made protected disclosures. This bill would establish a procedure for legislative employees to report violations of the prohibitions to the Legislature. The bill would also impose civil and criminal liability on a person who interferes with a legislative employee’s right to make a protected disclosure or who engages in retaliatory acts, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS     
 
  AB 442 (Frazier D)   Employer liability: small business and microbusiness.
  Summary: Would prohibit the Division of Occupational Safety and Health from commencing any enforcement action for any nonserious violation, as defined, against any employer where the employer is a small business or microbusiness, as defined, without first giving the employer written notice and providing the employer 30 days to correct the violation. The bill would authorize the division to assess a reasonable fee to cover its costs not to exceed $50.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/Pev     
 
  AB 450 (Chiu D)   Employment regulation: immigration worksite enforcement actions.
  Summary: Would impose various requirements on public and private employers with regard to federal immigration agency immigration worksite enforcement actions. Except as otherwise required by federal law, the bill would prohibit an employer from providing a federal immigration enforcement agent access to nonpublic areas of a place of labor without a warrant, except as specified, and, except as otherwise provided by federal law, would prohibit an employer from providing voluntary access to a federal government immigration enforcement agent to the employer’s employee records without a subpoena.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/ST     
 
  AB 518 (Harper R)   Discrimination: state employees: travel.
  Summary: Current law prohibits a state agency and the Legislature from requiring any of its employees, officers, or members to travel to, or approving a request for state-funded or state-sponsored travel to, any state that has enacted a law that voids or repeals, or has the effect of voiding or repealing, existing state or local protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression or has enacted a law that authorizes or requires discrimination against same-sex couples or their families or on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, as specified. Current law excepts from these provisions travel that is required for specified purposes. This bill also would exempt travel that is required to attend or to participate in an academic conference or competition, or an athletic event, and travel that is required to further recruitment of a prospective student athlete, from these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  AB 543 (Chen R)   Employment: resident apartment manager wages.
  Summary: Current law provides that an employer is not in violation of specified orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission if he or she charges, pursuant to a voluntary written agreement, a resident apartment manager up to 2/3 of the fair market rental value of the apartment supplied to the manager, if the rental value is not applied to satisfy the employer’s minimum wage obligation to the manager. This bill would extend the exemption from those orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission to an employer who does not charge the resident apartment manager any rent and, pursuant to a voluntary written agreement, applies up ½ of the fair market rental value of the apartment to meet his or her minimum wage obligations to the manager.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 569 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Discrimination: reproductive health.
  Summary: Would make legislative findings and declarations relating to the right to privacy. The bill would amend provisions of labor law relating to the obligations of an employer to prohibit an employer from taking any adverse employment action, as defined, against an employee based on the employee’s reproductive health care decisions, methods, or the use of any drug, device, or medical service related to reproductive health by an employee or employee’s dependent. The bill would also prohibit requiring an employee to sign, agree to, or adhere to a code of conduct or similar document that purports to deny any employee the right to make the employee’s own reproductive health care decisions, including the use of a particular drug, device, or medical service.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ST     
 
  AB 817 (Flora R)   Compensation: rest or recovery periods.
  Summary: Would permit an employer providing emergency medical services to the public to require employees to monitor and respond to pagers, radios, station alert boxes, intercoms, cell phones, or other communication methods during rest or recovery periods without penalty, to provide for the public health and welfare. The bill would require mandated rest or recovery periods interrupted for emergency response purposes to be rescheduled. The bill would state that it is declaratory of existing law.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 912 (Obernolte R)   Small business: California Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act.
  Summary: Would require a state agency to assist a small business, as defined, in complying with all statutes and regulations administered by the state agency and in any enforcement action by the state agency. The bill would require a state agency to establish a policy, by December 31, 2018, that provides for the reduction of civil penalties for violations of regulatory or statutory requirements by a small business under appropriate circumstances. The bill would authorize the state agency to update the policy to reflect current issues and conditions affecting small businesses and the state agency.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/ST     
 
  AB 1008 (McCarty D)   Employment discrimination: prior criminal history.
  Summary: Would repeal the prohibition on a state or local agency from asking an applicant for employment to disclose information regarding a criminal conviction, as specified. The bill would, instead, provide it is an unlawful employment practice under FEHA for an employer with 5 or more employees to include on any application for employment any question that seeks the disclosure of an applicant’s criminal history, to inquire into or consider the conviction history of an applicant until that applicant has received a conditional offer, and, when conducting a conviction history background check, to consider, distribute, or disseminate information related to specified prior arrests, diversions, and convictions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  AB 1099 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Compensation: gratuities.
  Summary: Would also require an entity, as defined, that permits a patron to pay for services performed by a worker by debit or credit card to also accept a debit or credit card for payment of gratuity. The bill would require payment of a gratuity made by a patron using a debit or credit card to be made to the worker not later than the next regular payday following the date the patron authorized the debit or credit card payment. Because a violation of these provisions would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  AB 1102 (Rodriguez D)   Health facilities: whistleblower protections.
  Summary: Current law prohibits a health facility from discriminating or retaliating against a patient, employee, member of the medical staff, or any other health care worker of the health facility because that person has presented a grievance, complaint, or report to the facility, as specified, or has initiated, participated, or cooperated in an investigation or administrative proceeding related to the quality of care, services, or conditions at the facility, as specified. Existing law makes a person who willfully violates those provisions guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $20,000 and makes a violation of those provisions subject to a civil penalty. This bill would increase the maximum fine for a misdemeanor violation of these provisions to $75,000.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  AB 1111 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Removing Barriers to Employment Act: Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative.
  Summary: Would enact the Removing Barriers to Employment Act, which would establish the Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative administered by the California Workforce Development Board. The bill would specify that the purpose of the initiative is to create a grant program to provide individuals with barriers to employment the services they need to enter, participate in, and complete broader workforce preparation, training, and education programs aligned with regional labor market needs. The bill would specify that people completing these programs should have the skills and competencies to successfully enter the labor market, retain employment, and earn wages that lead to self-sufficiency and economic security.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1173 (Harper R)   Employment: work hours: holiday season: overtime.
  Summary: Would establish an overtime exemption for an employee-selected holiday season flexible work schedule. The exemption would allow during the holiday season, as defined, at the request of an individual nonexempt employee working in the retail industry, and upon employer approval, an employee-selected flexible work schedule providing for workdays up to 10 hours per day within a 40-hour workweek. The employer would be obligated to pay overtime based on the employee’s regular rate of pay, as prescribed, for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek or over 10 hours in a workday, whichever is greater.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    ST     
 
  AB 1174 (Harper R)   Right to work: labor organizations.
  Summary: Would, commencing January 1, 2018, prohibit a person from requiring an employee, as a condition of obtaining or continuing employment, to contribute financial support to a labor organization or financially support a charity or other organization sponsored by, or at the behest of, a labor organization. This bill would permit an employee or potential employee to seek injunctive relief or monetary damages, or both, for violations or threatened violations of these provisions. This bill would exempt specified employers and employees covered by federal law and would exempt circumstances that would be preempted by federal law from these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    ST     
 
  AB 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employers: gender pay differentials.
  Summary: Would require, on and after July 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, that an employer that is required to file a statement of information with the Secretary of State and that has 500 or more employees to in California collect specified information on gender pay differentials. The bill would require the employer to submit the information annually to the Secretary of State as specified. The bill would require the Secretary of State to publish the information described above on an Internet Web site available to the public upon receiving necessary funding and establishing adequate mechanisms and procedures.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 1241 (Flora R)   Employment: work hours.
  Summary: Current law, with certain exceptions, establishes 8 hours as a day’s work and a 40-hour workweek, and requires payment of prescribed overtime compensation for additional hours worked. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1388 (Chen R)   Employers: wage discrimination.
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, and performed under similar working conditions, unless the employer demonstrates that one or more specific factors, reasonably applied, account for the entire wage differential. Current law also similarly prohibits an employer from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1556 (Stone, Mark D)   Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices.
  Summary: The Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer, as defined, to refuse to grant a request by an eligible employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period (1) to bond with a child who was born to, adopted by, or placed for foster care with, the employee, (2) to care for the employee’s parent, spouse, or child who has a serious health condition, as defined, or (3) because the employee is suffering from a serious health condition rendering him or her unable to perform the functions of the job. This bill would revise these provisions by deleting gender-specific personal pronouns and by making other conforming changes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1565 (Thurmond D)   Work hours: overtime compensation: executive, administrative, or professional employees.
  Summary: Current law, with certain exceptions, establishes 8 hours as a day's work and a 40-hour workweek, and requires payment of prescribed overtime compensation for additional hours worked. Current law authorizes the Industrial Welfare Commission to establish exemptions from overtime pay requirements for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees, as prescribed. This bill would exempt from overtime compensation an executive, administrative, or professional employee, if the employee earns a monthly salary equivalent to either $3,956 or an amount no less than twice the state minimum wage for full-time employment, as defined, whichever amount is higher.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1701 (Thurmond D)   Labor-related liabilities: original contractor.
  Summary: Would require a direct contractor, as defined, making or taking a contract in the state for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other work, to assume, and be liable for, specified debt owed to a wage claimant that is incurred by a subcontractor, at any tier, acting under, by, or for the direct contractor for the wage claimant’s performance of labor included in the subject of the original contract. The bill would authorize the Labor Commissioner to bring an action under specified statutes or in a civil action to enforce this liability, as provided.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1702 (Committee on Labor and Employment)   Employment.
  Summary: Current law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, protects and safeguards the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination, abridgment, or harassment on account of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1703 (Committee on Labor and Employment)   Employee wages.
  Summary: Current law requires that employers pay wages to their employees, twice per calendar month, on days designated in advance as regular paydays. However, employees defined as executive, administrative, or professional may be paid once per month.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1704 (Committee on Labor and Employment)   Employment: Labor Standards Enforcement.
  Summary: Current law requires the Labor Commissioner, defined as the Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, to establish and maintain a field enforcement unit in order to ensure that minimum labor standards are met. Current law requires the Labor Commissioner to report annually to the Legislature, not later than March 1, concerning the effectiveness of the field enforcement unit, as specified. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those reporting requirements.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1710 (Committee on Veterans Affairs)   Prohibited discrimination against service members.
  Summary: Current law prohibits various types of discrimination against an officer, warrant officer, or enlisted member of the military or naval forces of the state or of the United States because of his or her membership or service, including, among others, discrimination with respect to his or her employment. Current law provides criminal penalties and civil remedies for violations of these prohibitions. This bill would include, within these prohibitions, discrimination in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 62 (Jackson D)   Affordable Senior Housing Act of 2017.
  Summary: Would enact the Affordable Senior Housing Act of 2017, which would establish the Affordable Senior Housing Program within the jurisdiction of the Department of Housing and Community Development. The bill would declare that the purpose of this program is to guide and serve as a catalyst for the development of affordable senior housing and supportive care campuses within this state and would require the director of the department to undertake various actions in implementing this program, including establishing and implementing a process for identifying and convening public and private stakeholders, assisting program participants in identifying suitable locations and potential sources of public and private funding for the development of affordable senior housing.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ST     
 
  SB 63 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The bill would also prohibit an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes this leave.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ST     
 
  SB 306 (Hertzberg D)   Retaliation actions: complaints: administrative review.
  Summary: Current law requires a discrimination complaint investigator to investigate, and submit a report on, each complaint to the Labor Commissioner; authorizes the commissioner to designate specified officers to review the report; and authorizes the commissioner to hold an investigative hearing on the report if, after reviewing the report, the commissioner determines that a hearing is necessary. This bill would authorize the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to commence an investigation of an employer, with or without a complaint being filed, when specified retaliation or discrimination is suspected during the course of a wage claim or other specified investigation being conducted by the Labor Commissioner.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/Pev     
 
  SB 387 (Jackson D)   The False Claims Act.
  Summary: Would specify that the fines imposed for violation of the False Claims Act shall be imposed as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/Pev     
 
  SB 391 (Vidak R)   Employment: workers’ compensation and piece-rate compensation.
  Summary: Would require the Labor Commissioner to post each month on the commissioner’s Internet Web site information regarding payments made to the commissioner described above, the total number of employees located for whom the Labor Commissioner has collected payments and the total amount remitted to those employees, and the balance remaining from the amounts paid to the commissioner after remitting payments to employees. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    LAT/ST     
 
  SB 396 (Lara D)   Employment: training and education: harassment: gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
  Summary: FEHA requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide at least 2 hours of prescribed training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees within 6 months of their assumption of a supervisory position and once every 2 years, as specified. This bill would additionally require employers with 50 or more employees to include, as a component of that prescribed training and education for supervisors, training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ST     
 
  SB 490 (Bradford D)   Wages: Barbering and Cosmetology Act: licensees.
  Summary: Would require commission wages paid to any employee who is licensed under the Barbering and Cosmetology Act to be due and payable at least twice during each calendar month on a day designated in advance by the employer as the regular payday and authorizes the employee and employer to agree to a commission in addition to the base hourly rate. This bill contains other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    LAT/ST     
 
  SB 524 (Vidak R)   Employment: violations: good faith defense.
  Summary: Under current law, an employer may face administrative sanctions, civil fines and penalties, and criminal penalties for violations of employment statutes or regulations. This bill would permit a person to raise as an affirmative defense that, at the time of an alleged violation of statute or regulation in a judicial or administrative proceeding, the person was acting in good faith, had sought, relied upon, and conformed with a published opinion letter or enforcement policy of the division, and had provided true and correct information to the division in seeking the opinion letter or enforcement policy.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/ST     
 
  SB 550 (Pan D)   Public school employment: meeting and negotiating: legal actions: settlement offer: attorney’s fees.
  Summary: Current law gives public school employees the right to form, join, and participate in the activities of employee organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation on all matters of employer-employee relations. Current law gives an employee organization standing to sue in an action or proceeding instituted on behalf of one or more of its members. This bill would require an employer, if an employee organization makes an offer to settle a dispute alleging an employer’s failure to provide wages, benefits, or working conditions required by state law, and the employer does not accept the offer and fails to obtain a more favorable judgment or award, to pay the employee organization’s attorney’s fees and expenses incurred after the offer was made, subject to specified procedural requirements and exceptions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 556 (Nguyen R)   Employees: regulation and supervision.
  Summary: Current law regulates the wages, hours, and working conditions of employees with specified exceptions. Under current law, these provisions apply to and include men, women, and minors employed in any occupation, trade, or industry, except as provided.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/Pev     
 
  SB 662 (Berryhill R)   Employment: work hours.
  Summary: Current law, with certain exceptions, establishes 8 hours as a day’s work and a 40-hour workweek, and requires payment of prescribed overtime compensation for additional hours worked. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/Pev     


  Evidence



 
  SB 217 (Wieckowski D)   Evidence: admissibility.
  Summary: Current law requires that in marital nullity, dissolution, and legal separation matters, each party serve on the other party a declaration of disclosure that includes a characterization of all assets and liabilities, as specified. This bill would provide that the above-described declarations of disclosure are admissible as evidence even if they are prepared for the purpose of, in the course of, or pursuant to, a mediation or a mediation consultation. The bill would also declare the intent of the Legislature that the bill codify the holding of a specified court case.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/Pev     
 
  SB 575 (Leyva D)   Patient access to health records.
  Summary: Existing law generally governs a patient's access to his or her health records. Existing law requires a health care provider to provide any patient, former patient, or the representative of a patient or former patient a copy, at no charge, of the relevant portion of the patient's health records upon presenting to the health care provider a written request and proof that the health records are needed to support an appeal regarding eligibility for specified public benefit programs. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions by certain health care providers an infraction. This bill would make those health care providers provide those patients with a copy of those health records at no charge to support a claim for eligibility for a public benefit program. The bill would specify additional public benefit programs to which these requirements would apply. The bill would make related conforming changes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     


  Health



 
  AB 251 (Bonta D)   Health and care facilities: dialysis clinics.
  Summary: Would, for each fiscal year starting on or after January 1, 2019, require a chronic dialysis clinic to submit a report to the State Department of Public Health detailing the total treatment revenue of the clinic, and the percentages of that total treatment revenue the clinic has expended on direct patient care services costs, health care quality improvements costs, federal and state taxes, facility license fees, and all other costs.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  SB 538 (Monning D)   Hospital contracts.
  Summary: This bill, the Health Care Market Fairness Act of 2017, would prohibit contracts between hospitals and contracting agents, health care service plans, or health insurers from containing certain provisions, including, but not limited to, setting payment rates or other terms for nonparticipating affiliates of the hospital, requiring the contracting agent, plan, or insurer to keep the contract’s payment rates confidential from any payor, as defined, that is or may become financially responsible for the payment, and requiring the contracting agent, plan, or insurer to submit to arbitration, or any other alternative dispute resolution program, any claims or causes of action that arise under state or federal antitrust laws after those claims or causes of action arise, except as provided.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 647 (Pan D)   Health care coverage: consumer complaints: reporting.
  Summary: This bill would require the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance, no later than July 1, 2018, and annually on July 1 thereafter, to submit to the Legislature, and post on each department’s Internet Web site, a record of all complaints received by each department regarding employee welfare benefit plans as defined under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 743 (Hernandez D)   Medi-Cal: family planning providers.
  Summary: This bill would prohibit a Medi-Cal managed care plan from restricting the choice of the qualified provider, as defined, from whom a Medi-Cal beneficiary enrolled in the plan may receive family planning services. The bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan to reimburse an out-of-plan or out-of-network qualified provider at the applicable fee-for-service rate. The bill would make related legislative findings and declarations.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/ST     
 
  SB 799 (Hill D)   Nursing.
  Summary: The Nursing Practice Act establishes the Board of Registered Nursing within the Department of Consumer Affairs and sets forth its powers and duties regarding the licensure and regulation of registered nurses. The act requires the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. The act on January 1, 2018, repeals the provisions establishing the board and the executive officer position. This bill would extend the repeal date of those provisions to January 1, 2022.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     


  Higher Education



 
  AB 1468 (Chiu D)   Community colleges: student equity plans.
  Summary: The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 specifies the responsibilities of students and institutions in entering into the matriculation process, and requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to develop a formula for allocating funding for the Student Success and Support Program that would be implemented under the act. This bill would authorize the use of funding from the Student Equity Program not to exceed 7.5% of a district’s total allocation for that program, up to $25,000 of apportionment funds per campus, or both, for the provision of emergency student financial assistance, as defined, to eligible students, as defined, to overcome unforeseen financial challenges, as specified, that would directly impact a student’s ability to persist in his or her course of study, if emergency student financial assistance is included in an institution’s plan for interventions to students.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     
 
  AB 1619 (Berman D)   Private postsecondary education.
  Summary: The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 provides, among other things, for student protections and regulatory oversight of private postsecondary institutions in the state. This bill would require the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to prohibit institutions that are subject to the act’s provisions from enrolling new students in an educational program that receives a fail rating for 2 out of 3 consecutive years, or receives a combination of zone or fail ratings for 4 consecutive years, based on the federal debt-to-earnings rates.
      Position    Assigned     
          Pev     
 
  SB 16 (Wieckowski D)   Wage garnishment restrictions: exempt earnings: student loans.
  Summary: Would establish a reduced maximum amount of disposable earnings of an individual judgment debtor subject to levy under an earnings withholding order for a judgment based in whole or in part on a claim for debt on a student loan that is not made, insured, or guaranteed by the United States Government pursuant to the Federal Family Education Loan Program or the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. This bill contains other existing laws.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev     


  Immunity



 
  AB 326 (Salas D)   State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology: physical and sexual abuse awareness training.
  Summary: Current law requires the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to develop or adopt a health and safety course on hazardous substances which is required to be taught in schools approved by the board. Current law, commencing July 1, 2017, requires the health and safety course to additionally cover basic labor laws. This bill, commencing July 1, 2019, would require the health and safety course to additionally cover physical and sexual abuse awareness.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND     
 
  AB 909 (Steinorth R)   Emergency response: trauma kits.
  Summary: Current law exempts from civil liability any person who, in good faith and not for compensation, renders emergency medical or nonmedical care or assistance at the scene of an emergency other than an act or omission constituting gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. This bill would define “trauma kit” to mean a first aid response kit that contains specified items, including, among other things, at least 2 tourniquets. The bill would require a person or entity that supplies a trauma kit to provide the person or entity that acquires the trauma kit with all information governing the use, installation, operation, training, and maintenance of the trauma kit.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/ST     
 
  AB 1116 (Grayson D)   Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services Act.
  Summary: Would create the Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services Act. The bill would, for purposes of the act, define a “peer support team” as a local critical incident response team composed of individuals from emergency services professions, emergency medical services, hospital staff, clergy, and educators who have completed a peer support training course developed by the Office of Emergency Services, the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee, or the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose Unless Amended    JS/ST     
 
  AB 1219 (Eggman D)   Food donations.
  Summary: Current law specifies that a food facility that donates any food that is fit for human consumption at the time it was donated to a nonprofit charitable organization or a food bank is not liable for any damage or injury resulting from the consumption of the donated food, unless the injury resulted from negligence or a willful act in the preparation or handling of the donated food. This bill, the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, would expand these provisions to persons and gleaners who donate food, as defined. The bill would narrow the exception to protection from liability to injury resulting from gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1389 (Bigelow R)   Employment safety: boiler and tank inspections.
  Summary: Current law authorizes a permit to be issued by or on behalf of the division for the operation of a tank or boiler if it is found to be in a safe condition. Current law requires the inspection required by these provisions to be made either by qualified safety engineers employed by the division or by certified inspectors. This bill would, in the same manner as provided by law for a public entity, exempt an insurer, its agents, employees, or service contractors from liability for injury caused by failure to make an inspection, or by reason of making an inadequate or negligent inspection, of a tank or boiler, for the purpose of determining whether it is in a safe condition for operation.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1412 (Choi R)   Common interest developments: notices: volunteer officers: liability.
  Summary: Current law requires a common interest development to be managed by an association, which is incorporated or unincorporated. Current law requires the owner of a separate interest in a common interest development to annually provide the association with specified written information, including an address for the purpose of receiving notices from the association This bill would authorize the association, when an owner fails to provide the required notice, to use the last address provided in writing by the owner, except as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 242 (Skinner D)   Property Assessed Clean Energy program: program administrator.
  Summary: Current law authorizes a public agency, or an entity that administers a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program on behalf of and with the written consent of a public agency, to issue PACE bonds that are secured by voluntary contractual assessments, voluntary special taxes, or special taxes on property to assist property owners in financing the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, or energy or water efficiency improvements. This bill would prohibit a program administrator from waiving or deferring the first payment on an assessment contract, and would require that a property owner’s first assessment payment be due no later than the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the installation of the efficiency improvement is completed.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS/ST     


  Insurance



 
  AB 374 (Melendez R)   Insurance.
  Summary: Current law defines surety insurance to include, among other things, guaranteeing of behavior of persons and the guaranteeing of performance of contracts other than insurance policies and other than for payments secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other instrument constituting a lien or charge on real estate.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 380 (Dababneh D)   Electronic transactions: motor vehicle finance.
  Summary: The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) generally allows parties to contract to conduct transactions by electronic means, imposes specified requirements on electronic transactions in order to comply with the act, and provides specified protections for electronic transactions conducted pursuant to the act. Current law defines and regulates the form and content of conditional sale contracts and lease contracts for motor vehicles and excepts these contracts from the application of the UETA. This bill would delete the exemption from the UETA for conditional sale and lease contracts for motor vehicles.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND/ST     
 
  AB 506 (Voepel R)   Insurance: long-term care insurance.
  Summary: Current law provides for the regulation of long-term care insurance, as defined, and requires the Insurance Commissioner to review and approve individual and group policies, certificates, riders, and outlines of coverage.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 566 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Insurance.
  Summary: Current law requires each admitted insurer with annual premiums written in California equal to or in excess of $100,000,000 for any reporting year to provide information to the Insurance Commissioner by July 1, 2016, on all of its community development investments, community development infrastructure investments, and green investments, as defined, in California. This bill would require each admitted insurer described above to report that information between June 1, 2018, and July 1, 2018, for the reporting years of 2016 and 2017. The bill would require the information to be reported only through a data call.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND/ST     
 
  AB 601 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Insurers: data reporting.
  Summary: Current law requires each admitted insurer with premiums written equal to or in excess of $100,000,000 to periodically submit to the Insurance Commissioner a report on its minority, women, and disabled veteran-owned business procurement efforts, as specified, and subjects an insurer to a civil penalty if the insurer fails to file the report. Existing law requires the commissioner to maintain a link on the Internet Web site of the Department of Insurance that provides public access to the contents of each report. Existing law provides that these provisions shall remain in effect until January 1, 2019. This bill would add veteran and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business enterprises to the entities for which the reporting described above is required.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND/ST     
 
  AB 762 (Waldron R)   Title insurers: finances and investments.
  Summary: Current law requires every title insurer to annually set apart a sum equal to 10% of its premiums collected during the year. Those sums are required to be allowed to accumulate until a fund is created equal to 25% of the aggregate of the subscribed capital stock of the insurer, or $1,000,000, whichever is the lower amount. The fund is known as the “title surplus fund.” This bill would increase the annual sum required to be set apart by the title insurer to 12% of its premiums collected during the year and would provide that the monetary amount required to be allowed to accumulate in the title surplus fund, as provided, be increased to $1,250,000.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 778 (Caballero D)   Community development investment tax credits.
  Summary: Current law imposes an annual tax on the gross premiums of an insurer, as defined, doing business in this state at specified rates. Current law, until January 1, 2017, allows a credit under the Personal Income Tax Law, the Corporation Tax Law, and a credit against the tax imposed on an insurer in an amount equal to 20% of a qualified investment, as defined, made in a community development financial institution, as defined, but not to exceed, in the aggregate amount under all those laws, $50,000,000 per year and authorizes the California Organized Investment Network to certify investments for the credit until January 1, 2017. This bill would establish similar credits under the Personal Income Tax Law, the Corporation Tax Law, and the tax imposed on an insurer for taxable years or years, as specified, beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2022.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ND/ST     
 
  AB 938 (Cooley D)   Reinsurance.
  Summary: Would authorize the Insurance Commissioner to adopt regulations applicable to reinsurance arrangements for certain life insurance policies, long-term care insurance policies, and annuities, as specified. The bill would authorize the commissioner, with regard to credit for reinsurance ceded by a domestic insurer to an assuming insurer not meeting certain requirements, to adopt by regulation, pursuant to specified provisions, specific additional requirements relating to or setting forth the valuation of assets or reserve credits, the amount and forms of security supporting reinsurance arrangements for certain life insurance policies, long-term care insurance policies, and annuities, and the circumstances pursuant to which a credit as specified would be reduced or eliminated.
      Position    Assigned     
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  AB 1557 (Garcia, Cristina D)   Fire insurance: indemnity.
  Summary: Current law defines the measure of indemnity for a loss under an open fire insurance policy and specifies time limits under which an insured must collect the full replacement cost of the loss. Current law prohibits a fire insurance policy issued or delivered in the state from limiting or denying payment of the replacement cost of property in the event the insured decides to rebuild or replace the property at a location other than the insured premises.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
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  AB 1657 (Gomez D)   Insurance adjusters.
  Summary: Current law, the Insurance Adjuster Act, sets forth various requirements with respect to operation as an insurance adjuster in this state, among others, licensing, emergency licenses, and discipline. Current law authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to appoint inspectors, investigators, and other personnel as necessary to enforce the provisions of the act.This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1672 (Limón D)   Insurance: fraud.
  Summary: Under current law, certain governmental agencies are authorized to request that an insurer or other specified person release to the agency any relevant information deemed important relating to a workers’ compensation fraud investigation. Current law also authorizes insurers to notify any of those governmental agencies of suspected fraud. Those governmental agencies are precluded from releasing this information to any person not authorized to receive the information, and a violation of this prohibition is a crime.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1679 (Burke D)   Motor vehicle insurance: auto body repair.
  Summary: Current law requires any insurer that conducts an auto body repair labor rate survey to determine and set a specified prevailing auto body repair labor rate in a specific geographic area to report the results of that survey to the Department of Insurance, which is required to make the information available upon request. This bill would delete the above-described provisions regarding an auto body repair labor rate survey and instead would require an insurer that conducts or uses a survey that establishes a prevailing auto body repair labor rate in a specific geographic area to report the results of the survey to the department at least every 24 months and would require the survey results to contain specified information, including, among other things, the name and physical address of each auto body repair shop surveyed, the total number of auto body repair shops surveyed, and a description of the geographic area covered.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    ND/ST     
 
  SB 74 (Gaines R)   Insurance brokers and agents: notice of appointment.
  Summary: Current law, among other things, prohibits a person acting as a licensee from acting as an agent of an insurer, unless the insurer has filed a notice of appointment with the Insurance Commissioner, as specified. Current law also requires that specified agents acting in the capacity of an insurance solicitor have filed with the commissioner on his or her behalf a notice of appointment, as specified. Current law requires that each appointment, by its terms, continue in force until the occurrence of a specified event. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND/ST     
 
  SB 301 (Berryhill R)   Insurance: licensing.
  Summary: Current law generally governs the business of insurance in the state, and sets forth provisions, including licensing requirements, that govern production agents, administrators, surplus line brokers, bail licensees, life and disability insurance analysts, insurance adjusters, and public insurance adjusters. Current law provides that a license for any of those persons shall be applied for and renewed by filing a written application on a form prescribed by the Insurance Commissioner, as specified.This bill would make nonsubstantive, technical changes to that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 444 (Gaines R)   Property insurance: insurable interest.
  Summary: Current law regulates insurance and the business of insurance in the state. Current law provides that an insurable interest in property may consist in an current interest, an inchoate interest founded on an current interest, or an expectancy, coupled with an current interest in that out of which the expectancy arises.This bill would make nonsubstantive, technical changes to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 569 (Monning D)   Insurance: disasters: identification of insurer.
  Summary: Would require the Insurance Commissioner, in the case of a declaration of a disaster and at the request of a property owner, or the owner’s legal representative, that is unable to identify the insurer for property located in the disaster area, to electronically provide the owner’s name, any contact information provided to the commissioner, and property location information to insurers who issue homeowners’ fire insurance policies. The bill would deem that information to be provided with the voluntary written consent of the owner or his or her legal representative, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ST     


  Liability



 
  AB 695 (Bocanegra D)   Avoidance of on-track equipment.
  Summary: Current law requires the driver of a vehicle or pedestrian to cross a railroad, a rail transit grade crossing, or a railroad grade crossing in a specified manner to safely avoid a train or car. A violation of these requirements is a crime. This bill would make this requirement applicable to avoid on-track equipment, as defined. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     


  Medical Malpractice



 
  AB 40 (Santiago D)   CURES database: health information technology system.
  Summary: Would require the Department of Justice to make the electronic history of controlled substances dispensed to an individual under a health care practitioner’s care, based on data contained in the CURES database, available to the practitioner, or a pharmacist, as specified, through either an online Internet Web portal or an authorized health information technology system, as defined.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 224 (Thurmond D)   Dentistry: anesthesia and sedation.
  Summary: The Dental Practice Act governs the use of general anesthesia, conscious sedation, and oral conscious sedation for pediatric and adult patients. The act makes it unprofessional conduct for a dentist to engage in certain conduct, including failing to obtain written consent prior to administering general anesthesia or conscious sedation. This bill, on or before January 1, 2019, would require the board to contract with a nonprofit research organization for the purpose of obtaining high-quality pediatric sedation and anesthesia-related data.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 505 (Caballero D)   Physicians and surgeons: probation.
  Summary: Under current law, a physician and surgeon whose matter has been heard by an administrative law judge, or whose default has been entered, and who is found guilty, or who has entered into a stipulation for disciplinary action with the Medical Board of California, is authorized to be subject to, among other things, license revocation, suspension, or probation, as specified. Current law authorizes the board to discipline a licensee by placing him or her on probation subject to specified conditions. This bill would prohibit the board from entering into any stipulation for disciplinary action if the stipulation places a licensee on probation and the operative accusation includes specified acts.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 715 (Wood D)   Workgroup review of opioid pain reliever use and abuse.
  Summary: Current law creates the State Department of Public Health and vests it with duties, powers, functions, jurisdiction, and responsibilities with regard to the advancement of public health. This bill would require the department to convene a workgroup, comprised of members selected by the department, to review existing prescription guidelines and develop a recommended statewide guideline addressing best practices for prescribing opioid pain relievers.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 1446 (Cooley D)   Dependent children: periodic review hearing.
  Summary: Would require, in any case in which a dependent child or nonminor dependent is detained or placed for more than 15 consecutive calendar days in emergency shelter care, a temporary shelter care facility, or a transitional shelter care facility, as defined, or is inappropriately residing in a place that is not a licensed or approved shelter, home, or facility, the court to periodically review the action taken by the social worker to locate a placement consistent with the case plan for the dependent child or nonminor dependent. The bill would require these periodic reviews to be conducted at least every 15 days and to include review of efforts made by the social worker to identify and locate adult relatives of the child or nonminor dependent, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1612 (Burke D)   Nursing: certified nurse-midwives: supervision.
  Summary: Would repeal the requirement that a certified nurse-midwife be under the supervision of a licensed physician and surgeon. The bill would authorize a certified nurse-midwife to consult, refer, or transfer care to a physician and surgeon as indicated by the health status of the patient and the resources and medical personnel available in the setting of care. The bill would provide that a certified nurse-midwife practices within a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, the home setting. The bill would specify that nurse-midwifery care emphasizes informed consent, preventive care, and early detection and referral of complications.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev     
 
  SB 43 (Hill D)   Antimicrobial-resistant infection: reporting.
  Summary: Would require specified general acute care hospitals and clinical laboratories to submit a report to the Department of Public Health , commencing July 1, 2019, and each July 1 thereafter, containing an antibiogram of the facility for the previous year. The bill would require the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Subcommittee of the Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee of the department, on or before January 1, 2019, to develop and recommend to the department, the acceptable electronic format for the report and a method for the department to accurately estimate the number of deaths that result from antimicrobial resistant infections for specified types of antimicrobial infections.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 70 (Bates R)   Real estate: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
  Summary: The Real Estate Law makes the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice the minimum standard of conduct and performance for a licensee in any work or service performed that is addressed by those standards. This bill would instead provide, except as specified, that a licensee, with the consent of the client obtained in advance, is not required to comply with certain provisions of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, including, among others, disclosure of prior services performed by the licensee on the property subject to an appraisal report.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 349 (Lara D)   Chronic dialysis clinics: staffing requirements.
  Summary: Would establish minimum staffing requirements for chronic dialysis clinics and establish a minimum transition time between patients receiving dialysis services at a treatment station. The bill would require chronic dialysis clinics to maintain certain information relating to the minimum staffing and minimum transition time requirements and provide that information, certified by the chief executive officer or administrator, to the department on a schedule and in a format specified by the department, but no less frequently than 4 times per year.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 392 (Bates R)   Dentistry: report: access to care: pediatric dental patients.
  Summary: The Dental Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of dentists by the Dental Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The act, among other things, prescribes requirements for a dentist who administers or orders the administration of general anesthesia on an outpatient basis for dental patients, including a requirement that the dentist holds a valid anesthesia permit issued by the board. This bill, on or before January 1, 2019, would require the board to provide to the Legislature a report and analysis, as specified, of the effects on access to care for pediatric dental patients specifically as it relates to requiring the addition of a 2nd general anesthesia permitholder to be present during the administration of general anesthesia on a patient 7 years of age or younger, if the provider is currently a general anesthesia permitholder.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  SB 572 (Stone R)   Healing arts licensees: violations: grace period.
  Summary: Current law provides for the licensure and regulation of various healing arts professions by various boards, as defined, within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Currentlaw imposes certain fines and other penalties for, and authorizes these boards to take disciplinary action against licensees for, violations of the provisions governing those professions. This bill would prohibit the boards from taking disciplinary action against, or otherwise penalizing, healing arts licensees who violate those provisions but correct the violations within 15 days and who are not currently on probation at the time of the violations, if the violations did not cause irreparable harm and will not result in irreparable harm if left uncorrected for 15 days.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 641 (Lara D)   Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System: privacy.
  Summary: Under current law, data obtained from CURES may only be provided to appropriate state, local, and federal public agencies for disciplinary, civil, or criminal purposes and to other agencies or entities, as determined by the Department of Justice, for the purpose of educating practitioners and others in lieu of disciplinary, civil, or criminal actions. Current law allows data obtained from CURES to be provided to public or private entities for statistical or research purposes, as approved by the department. This bill would prohibit the release of data obtained from CURES to a law enforcement agency except pursuant to a warrant based on probable cause, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 752 (Stone R)   Pharmacy: designated representative-reverse distributors.
  Summary: The Pharmacy Law requires a person acting as a reverse distributor to be licensed by the board as a wholesaler and supervised or managed by a designated representative or pharmacist, as specified. This bill would authorize a wholesaler that only acts as a reverse distributor to operate under the supervision of a designated representative-reverse distributor, as an alternative to operating under the supervision of a designated representative or pharmacist, and would provide for the separate licensure of individuals as designated representative-reverse distributors upon application, payment of an application fee, and completion of certain requirements.
      Position    Assigned     
          JS/LAT     


  Patient Safety



 
  SB 419 (Portantino D)   Medical practice: pain management.
  Summary: Would require a specified health care practitioner, before prescribing, ordering, or furnishing specified narcotic pain medications, including controlled substances, to a minor, as defined, to educate the guardian of the minor on all other available medical treatments, specified nonopioid treatment alternatives to be tried before and alongside opioid therapy, the risks and benefits of narcotic medications and alternatives to narcotic medications, the safe storage of opioid medications, the proper disposal of unused medications, and the illegality of sharing or misusing prescribed medications.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/LAT     


  Privacy



 
  AB 375 (Chau D)   Internet service providers: customer privacy.
  Summary: Would enact the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The bill would prohibit an Internet service provider from using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to customer personal information, except as provided in that act. The bill would authorize a customer to give prior opt-in consent, which may be revoked by the customer at any time, to an Internet service provider to use, disclose, sell, or permit access to that customer’s personal information. The bill would prohibit an Internet service provider from refusing to serve or to limit service to a customer who does not provide consent or charging a customer a penalty or offering a customer a discount or another benefit based on the customer’s decision to provide consent.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    ND/ST     
 
  AB 608 (Irwin D)   Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
  Summary: Current law requires a warrant issued pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to require that any information obtained through the execution of the warrant, that is unrelated to the objective of the warrant, be sealed and not be subject to further review, use, or disclosure. Current law also provides that the warrant may require that the information be destroyed as soon as feasible after the termination of the investigation and any related investigations or proceedings. This bill would specify the manner in which unrelated information obtained pursuant to a warrant is to be sealed, and by whom.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ND/ST     
 
  AB 1297 (Chau D)   Identity theft.
  Summary: Current law makes it a crime for a person, with the intent to defraud, to acquire or retain possession of the personal identifying information, as defined, of more than 10 persons. Existing law makes that crime punishable by a fine, by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years. This bill would instead make that punishment applicable to a person who acquires or retains possession of the personal identifying information of more than 9 but not more than 50 persons.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1634 (Kiley R)   Privacy.
  Summary: Under current law, it is a misdemeanor for a person or entity to intentionally remotely read or attempt to remotely read a person’s identification document using radio frequency information without that person’s knowledge or prior consent, subject to certain exceptions. For a violation of these provisions, current law prescribes imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, a fine of not more than $1,500, or both fine and imprisonment. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  AB 1638 (Chau D)   Privacy.
  Summary: Current law, the Information Practices Act of 1977, declares that the right to privacy is a personal and fundamental right protected by the California Constitution and by the United States Constitution and that all individuals have a right of privacy in information pertaining to them.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     
 
  SB 157 (Wieckowski D)   Invasion of privacy: distribution of sexually explicit materials: protection of plaintiff’s identity.
  Summary: Would require, in cases where a plaintiff uses a pseudonym, all other parties and their agents and attorneys to use the plaintiff’s pseudonym in all pleadings, discovery documents, and other documents filed or served in the action, and at hearings, trial, and other court proceedings that are open to the public. The bill would require any party filing a pleading, discovery document, or other document in the action to exclude or redact identifying characteristics of the plaintiff from those documents, except as specified, and to file with the court and serve upon all other parties a confidential information form that includes the plaintiff’s name and other identifying characteristics excluded or redacted.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/Pev     
 
  SB 327 (Jackson D)   Information privacy: connected devices.
  Summary: Would require a manufacturer that sells or offers to sell a connected device in this state, defined as any device, sensor, or other physical object that is capable of connecting to the Internet, directly or indirectly, or to another connected device, to equip the device with reasonable security features appropriate to the nature of the device and the information it may collect, contain, or transmit, that protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    ST     


  Probate



 
  AB 308 (Maienschein R)   Procedures for litigation.
  Summary: Current law governs the procedures for litigation to resolve certain disputes relating to property that is subject to an estate, conservatorship, guardianship, or trust. These procedures include, among others, a requirement to serve the petition for relief and a notice of hearing on specific persons. This bill would require the notice of hearing to include a description of the property at issue, whether the petition seeks specified damages or attorney’s fees and costs, and a statement that any person interested in the property may file a response to the petition.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    ST     


  Product Liability



 
  SB 713 (Anderson R)   Tanner Consumer Protection Act.
  Summary: The Tanner Consumer Protection Act provides that it is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been made to conform a new motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if, within 18 months from the delivery to the buyer, or 18,000 miles on the odometer of the vehicle, whichever comes first, specified conditions relating to the nonconformity have been met. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature would expand the definition of “new motor vehicle” for these purposes to mean a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or greater that is bought or used exclusively for business purposes, by a person, including a partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or any other legal entity.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     


  Public Entity



 
  AB 771 (Quirk D)   Burning of forest lands: forest land owners.
  Summary: Would require the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, by July 1, 2018, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, local air districts, and other relevant organizations and individuals, to develop an Internet Web site that provides the public certain information relating to prescribed burns, including information on the regulations that govern prescribed burns for forest fuel treatment, and to develop a uniform prescribed burn template for forest landowners that provides standardized procedures associated with planning and implementation of a prescribed burn and meets specified objectives.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 965 (Kiley R)   Department of Transportation: civil liability.
  Summary: Would provide that, in an action against the Department of Transportation for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death, based upon principles of comparative fault, the liability of the department for economic damages shall be several only and shall not be joint. The bill would further provide that the department shall be liable in those actions only for the amount of economic damages allocated to it in direct proportion to its percentage of fault, and would require a separate judgment to be rendered against the department for that amount.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1146 (Flora R)   Cities and counties: legal services: contingency fee contracts.
  Summary: Would restrict political campaign contributions to a candidate for public office in a city or county represented, or seeking to be represented, on a contingency basis from a person or firm representing or seeking to represent the city or county, as specified. The bill would require any contract entered into by the city or county for legal services on a contingency fee basis under these provisions to meet specified requirements, and would require that any contingency fee be calculated on the basis of the judgment amount excluding any award for fine, civil penalty, or punitive damages.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    LAT/ST     
 
  SB 720 (Allen D)   Government tort liability: immunity: beach fire pits.
  Summary: Would immunize a public entity and its employees for any damage or injury to a person or property as a result of a fire or the remnants of a fire that arises from the use of a fire pit, fire ring, fire circle, or barbecue grill, located in an area designated for that use, at a park, beach, or recreational area, owned or controlled by the entity.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     


  Punitive Damages



 
  SB 66 (Wieckowski D)   Income taxes: deductions: punitive damages.
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various deductions in computing the income that is subject to the taxes imposed by those laws. Both laws allow a deduction for ordinary and necessary business expenses, including a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for specified types of punitive damages. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, would disallow, under both laws, a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for punitive damages, as provided.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     


  Real Estate



 
  AB 293 (Mullin D)   Real estate.
  Summary: The Real Estate Law requires the commissioner to ascertain by written examination that the applicant for a license has specific knowledge and understanding relating to real estate and business opportunity practices. That law authorizes an applicant who fails the qualifying examination, upon application and payment of a fee, to apply for reexamination within 2 years of filing the first application for examination. This bill would change references to reexamination to refer, instead, to the retaking of a qualifying examination.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev     
 
  AB 646 (Kalra D)   Rental property: disclosures: flood hazard areas: areas of potential flooding.
  Summary: Current law requires a person who is acting as an agent for a transferor of real property that is located within either a special flood hazard or an area of potential flooding, determined as provided, or the transferor if he or she is acting without an agent, to disclose to any prospective transferee the fact that the property located in a special flood hazard or an area of potential flooding if certain criteria are met. This bill would require, for every lease or rental agreement for residential property entered into on or after July 1, 2018, the owner or person offering the property for rent to disclose to the tenant specified information pertaining to the risk of flooding. The bill would make findings and declarations in this regard.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 749 (Irwin D)   Real Estate.
  Summary: Under current law, a real estate salesperson is a natural person who, for a compensation or in expectation of a compensation, is employed by a licensed real estate broker to do specified acts. Current law generally describes the relationship between a real estate broker and a real estate licensee, which includes brokers and salespersons, as an employment relationship. This bill would include, within those acts for real estate brokers, soliciting or obtaining a promotional listing or listing agreement for that specified real property. The bill would also recast and redefine the term “salesperson” as a person who is retained by a licensed real estate broker.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1059 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Dual agency: commercial real estate transactions.
  Summary: Would prohibit a brokerage firm, broker, or any of its associate licensees from acting as an agent for both a seller and a buyer in the same commercial real estate transaction. The bill would prohibit a brokerage firm, broker, or any of its associated licensees from acting as a dual agent in connection with its representation of any principal. The bill would define various terms for purposes of carrying out these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1289 (Arambula D)   Real property disclosure requirements.
  Summary: Current law authorizes an open listing to contain an agreement by the owner to pay the listing agent compensation in any amount, at any time, and for any services, other than for selling the property or procuring or finding a buyer, as the agreement may specify. This bill would delete those provisions relating to an open listing and would revise and recast those provisions to make definitions in the Real Estate Law applicable to these provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1357 (Chu D)   Home inspectors: roofing contractors: roof inspections.
  Summary: Current law provides that it is an unfair business practice for a home inspector, a company that employs the inspector, or a company that is controlled by a company that also has a financial interest in a company employing a home inspector, to do various acts, including performing or offering to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs to a structure on which the inspector, or the inspector’s company, has prepared a home inspection report in the past 12 months. This bill would exempt from these provisions a licensed roofing contractor that performs repairs pursuant to his or her inspection of a roof for the specific purpose of providing a roof certification, as defined, if specified conditions are met.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1626 (Irwin D)   Real estate brokers: dual agency.
  Summary: Current law regulates activities of listing agents, selling agents, and associate licensees in real property transactions. Current law requires the listing agent and the selling agent to provide the seller and the buyer with a specified disclosure form. This bill would declare that the law regarding the responsibilities of associate licensees and supervising brokers in dual agency transactions requires clarification due to the holding in a specified California Supreme Court decision. The bill would describe when dual agency exists and would specify, with respect to certain provisions of existing law, some of the duties of licensees in conducting dual agency transactions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 173 (Dodd D)   Real estate: Bureau of Real Estate.
  Summary: Would, as of July 1, 2018, remove the Bureau of Real Estate from the Department of Consumer Affairs and instead make it a department within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency and rename the bureau to the Department of Real Estate. The bill would also make other conforming and technical changes.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    Pev/ST     


  Toxics



 
  AB 421 (Santiago D)   Hazardous substances: liability: responsible parties.
  Summary: Current law, the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act, imposes liability for hazardous substance removal or remedial actions. The act defines “responsible party” and “liable person” for its purposes to mean those persons described in a specified provision of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, which includes persons who are, in specified ways, responsible for the disposal of hazardous substances. This bill would require that, for purposes of that definition, for a cause of action that accrued on or after January 1, 1982, “disposal,” as it is used in that federal provision, includes emissions into the air.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    LAT/ST     
 
  AB 746 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Public health: potable water systems: lead testing: schoolsites.
  Summary: Would require a local educational agency, as defined, to test for lead in the potable water system, as defined, at every schoolsite within its jurisdiction at least once a year or once every 3 years, depending on whether a building was constructed before or after January 1, 1993. The bill would require, if a test reveals that a schoolsite’s lead level is greater than the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water standards for lead, as those standards existed on January 1, 2017, the local educational agency to notify parents and guardians of the elevated level and provide information on lead developed by an agency with expertise on lead, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS/LAT     
 
  AB 1583 (Chau D)   Proposition 65: enforcement: certificate of merit: factual basis.
  Summary: The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 provides for enforcement by an action brought by any person in the public interest, if that private action is commenced more than 60 days after the person has given notice of the violation that is the subject of the action to the Attorney General and the district attorney, the city attorney, or the prosecutor in whose jurisdiction the violation is alleged to have occurred, and to the alleged violator. Current law requires factual information sufficient to establish the basis of the certificate of merit to be attached to the certificate of merit that is served on the Attorney General. This bill would require, if the Attorney General believes there is not merit to the action after reviewing the factual information sufficient to establish the basis for the certificate of merit and meeting and conferring with the noticing party regarding the basis for the certificate of merit, the Attorney General to serve a letter to the noticing party and the alleged violator stating the Attorney General believes there is not merit to the action.
      Position    Assigned     
      Neutral    Pev/ST     
 
  AB 1605 (Caballero D)   Maximum contaminant level: nitrate: replacement water.
  Summary: The California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the state board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health and vests with the state board specified responsibilities. This bill would prohibit a person or entity providing replacement water, as defined, to address drinking water that exceeds the maximum contaminant level for nitrate in groundwater from being deemed to have caused pollution or a nuisance, or from being liable for negligence or trespass, if certain conditions are met.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    JS, LAT, Pev     
 
  AB 1621 (Allen, Travis R)   Proposition 65: enforcement: private actions.
  Summary: The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 provides for enforcement by an action brought by any person in the public interest. If the notice made by a person bringing an action in the public interest alleges a violation of the act’s warning requirement, current law requires that the notice include a certificate of merit. Current law requires factual information sufficient to establish the basis of the certificate of merit to be attached to the certificate of merit that is served on the Attorney General. This bill would require the same factual information sufficient to establish the basis of the certificate of merit to be attached to the certificate of merit that is served on the alleged violator.
      Position    Assigned     
      Oppose    Pev/ST     
 
  SB 623 (Monning D)   Water quality: Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.
  Summary: Would establish the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund in the State Treasury and would provide that moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the office. The bill would require the State Water Resources Control Board to administer the fund to assist communities and individual domestic well users to address contaminants in drinking water that exceed safe drinking water standards, as specified. The bill would authorize the board to provide for the deposit of federal contributions and voluntary contributions, gifts, grants, or bequests.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/LAT     
 
  SB 778 (Hertzberg D)   Water systems: consolidations: administrative and managerial services.
  Summary: Would require, on or before March 1, 2018, and regularly thereafter, as specified, the State Water Resources Control Board to track and publish on its Internet Web site an analysis of all voluntary and ordered consolidations of water systems that have occurred on or after July 1, 2014. The bill would require the published information to include the resulting outcomes of the consolidations and whether the consolidations have succeeded or failed in providing an adequate supply of safe drinking water to the communities served by the consolidated water systems.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS/LAT     


  Workers Compensation



 
  AB 61 (Holden D)   State Compensation Insurance Fund: board.
  Summary: Current law establishes the State Compensation Insurance Fund to be administered by a board of directors for the purpose of transacting workers’ compensation insurance and other public employment-related insurances, as specified. This bill would require one of the board members that the Governor appoints to be a current or former small business owner who is or has been a small business owner for more than 5 years and who is a State Compensation Insurance Fund policyholder, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  AB 206 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Workers’ compensation: employees.
  Summary: Current law defines an employee, for purposes of the laws governing workers’ compensation, to include, among other persons, any person employed by the owner or occupant of a residential dwelling whose duties are incidental to the ownership, maintenance, or use of the dwelling, including the care and supervision of children, or whose duties are personal and not in the course of the trade, business, profession, or occupation of the owner or occupant, except as specified. This bill would specify that the above definition of employee applies without regard to immigration status.
      Position    Assigned     
      Support    JS     
 
  AB 221 (Gray D)   Workers’ compensation: liability for payment.
  Summary: Current law requires an employer to provide all medical services reasonably required to cure or relieve the injured worker from the effects of the injury. This bill would provide that for claims of occupational disease or cumulative injury filed on or after January 1, 2018, the employee and the employer would have no liability for payment for medical treatment unless one or more of certain conditions are satisfied, including, among others, that the treatment was authorized by the employer.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS     
 
  AB 373 (Melendez R)   Workers’ compensation.
  Summary: Current law prohibits any person, firm, or corporation, other than an insurer admitted to transact workers’ compensation insurance, from contracting to administer claims of self-insured employers as third-party administrators unless they are in possession of a certificate of consent to administer self-insured employers’ workers’ compensation claims.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  AB 553 (Daly D)   Workers’ compensation: return-to-work program.
  Summary: Current law funds the return-to-work program with $120,000,000 per year derived from the Workers’ Compensation Administration Revolving Fund. Current law requires the Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to determine eligibility for payments and the amount of payments, as specified. This bill would require the director to have the program distribute the $120,000,000 annually to eligible workers, as specified, and would require, commencing with the end of the 2017 calendar year, that any remaining program funds available after the above-described supplemental payments are made be distributed pro rata to those eligible workers, subject to a $25,000 limit per calendar year.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS     
 
  AB 570 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment.
  Summary: Current law requires apportionment of permanent disability to be based on causation, and a physician who prepares a report addressing the issue of permanent disability due to a claimed industrial injury is required to address the issue of causation of the permanent disability. Current law requires the physician to make an apportionment determination by finding the approximate percentage of the permanent disability that was caused by the direct result of injury arising out of and occurring in the course of employment, and the approximate percentage of the permanent disability that was caused by other factors both before and subsequent to the industrial injury, including prior industrial injuries. This bill would prohibit apportionment, in the case of a physical injury occurring on or after January 1, 2018, from being based on pregnancy, childbirth, or other medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
      Position    Assigned     
      Defer    JS     
 
  AB 1028 (Bocanegra D)   Workers’ compensation.
  Summary: Current law designates illnesses and conditions that constitute a compensable injury for various employees, such as members of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, firefighters, and certain peace officers. This bill would expand the coverage of the workers’ compensation provisions relating to specified compensable injuries to include peace officers employed by the police department of a school district. The bill would also make technical and clarifying changes. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature regarding those provisions.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     
 
  SB 189 (Bradford D)   Workers’ compensation: definition of employee.
  Summary: Current law defines an employee, for purposes of the laws governing workers’ compensation, to include, among other persons, officers and members of boards of directors of quasi-public or private corporations while rendering actual service for the corporations for pay. Current law excludes from that definition an officer or member of the board of directors of a quasi-public or private corporation who owns at least 15% of the issued and outstanding stock and executes a written waiver of his or her rights under the laws governing workers’ compensation, stating under penalty of perjury that he or she is a qualifying officer or director. This bill would expand the scope of the exception described above to apply to an officer or member of the board of directors of a quasi-public or private corporation who owns at least 10% of the issued and outstanding stock and executes a written waiver, as specified.
      Position    Assigned     
      Watch    JS     

Total Measures: 259

Total Tracking Forms: 259



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