2015 - 2016 Legislation

AB 45 – Household Hazardous Waste: Coordinates with local governments, producers of HHW products and CalRecycle to adopt model ordinances for a comprehensive program for the collection of household hazardous waste.

AB 516 – Temporary Tags: Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a temporary license plate program, similar to that in effect in over a dozen states, so that all vehicles sold in California without plates receive a temporary license plate at the point of sale.

AB 847 – Mental health funding gap/CCBHC, Prop 63: Directs the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to develop a proposal to compete to become a designated state to receive significantly enhanced federal mental health funds and appropriates $1,000,000 from the Mental Health Services Act Fund to the State Department of Health Care Services to develop that proposal (Proposition 63).

AB 1897 – Child care centers: integrated licenses: Streamlines child care licensing by creating a single license option for child care centers in California. Having a single license will reduce administrative burdens on severely underfunded providers as well as the California Department of Social Services that issues licenses and inspects centers. In-home care providers are currently issued only a single license and this bill will give child care centers the same option.

AB 2030 – Caltrain/BART procurement efficiency: Increases the purchasing thresholds of SamTrans and BART to allow relatively low-cost procurements to be processed in a more efficient and expeditious manner while still complying with FTA requirements.

AB 2126 – Statewide CM/GC authority: Increases CalTrans’ existing authority to use the “Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) method” from 6 projects to 12 projects. This will serve as our legislative vehicle for the 101 Corridor project.

AB 2182 - Neurocognitive testing in HS athletes: Requires school districts, charter schools, or private schools that offer athletic programs to provide baseline neurocognitive testing for student athletes at the beginning of an athletic season prior to any competitions, and requires post-injury testing to measure these results against the baseline. The purpose of the bill is to ensure that concussions and other head injuries among high school student athletes are properly managed.

AB 2334 - CAEATFA Sales & Use Tax Exclusion Program:  Increases the annual award cap of the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Authority (CAEATFA) sales and use tax exclusion (STE) from $100 million to $350 million. The purpose is to increase the ability of CAEATFA to incentivize California-based jobs and manufacturing, while promoting clean technology and reducing pollution and energy consumption.

AB 2387 - Counterfeit Airbags: Prohibits a person from manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, selling, or offering for sale counterfeit airbag or a nonfunctional airbag. It also prohibits the sale, installation or reinstallation of a device that causes the vehicle’s diagnostic system to inaccurately indicate that the vehicle is equipped with a functional airbag when a counterfeit or nonfunctional airbag or no airbag is installed.

AB 2502 – Inclusionary Housing: Restores local governments’ ability to enact inclusionary housing policies by clarifying that the Costa-Hawkins rent control law does not apply to inclusionary housing policies. Amends the state’s Planning and Zoning law to indicate that inclusionary zoning is an allowable land use power.

AB 2523 - Local Candidate Contribution Caps:  Establishes the intent of the Legislature to enact local campaign contribution limits.

AB 2686 – Special elections; All mail ballots: Allows counties to opt-in to an all-mailed-ballot special election in the event of a vacancy in a state office, the Legislature, or Congress.

AB 2668 – Property Tax Transfer for Seniors: Allows seniors and the severely disabled to transfer the base year property tax value of their home to a more expensive home, by adding the difference in the full cash value of the two properties to the base year value of the original property.

AB 2474 – Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing: Removes outdated requirements for users of peer-to-peer car sharing platforms (like Turo, Flightcar, GetAround, etc.).

AB 2317 - CSU Audiology Doctorate program:Authorizes the California State University to offer a Doctor of Audiology degree.

AB 2286 - Contractors State License Board fee increase: Provides a fee increase for the licensure and regulation of contractors.