2019 - 2020

2019 BILL LIST

EDUCATION

 

AB 30 – College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships

  • Ensures that dual enrollment opportunities remain available to high school and community college students. (Signed by Governor)

AB 982 – Homework Assignment for Suspended Students

  • Requires teachers to provide suspended students access to their homework. (Signed by Governor)

AB 1097 – High School Credit Recovery Participation

  • Provides much needed transparency around credit recovery programs in California. (Signed by Governor)

AB 1075 – Speech-Language Pathologist Programs

  • Increases funding for speech-language pathologist programs at California State Universities. (Incorporated into State Budget)

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

AB 29 – 710 Freeway

  • Removes portion of 710 freeway between the 10 and 210 freeways from the California Freeway and Expressway System. (Signed by Governor)

AB 892 – Transfers of Real Property

  • Clarifies terminology and conforms language to align to modern real estate practices while maintaining consumer protections. (Signed by Governor)

AB 1226 – State Highways: Property Leases.

  • Authorizes CalTrans’ right to lease airspace below, around, and above CalTrans land statewide, including airspace around freeways and highways, to ease the construction of emergency shelters and feeding programs in areas eligible for development. (Held in Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 1543 – Transportation Passes

  • Allows a transit agency to consider a discounted ride as a full fare ride in the fare box recovery ratio calculations. This bill will bolster widely popular reduced fare transit pass programs. (Assembly Transportation Committee, two year bill)

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

AB 533 – Water Efficiency Rebate Tax Exclusion

  • Incentivizes participation in water efficiency and storm water runoff improvement programs. (Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 755 – Stormwater Treatment Funding

  • Creates the Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund to offer competitive grants for statewide and regional projects and programs that address the effect of metals and contaminants in water. (Assembly Floor, two year bill)

AB 1328 – Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells

  • Requires idle and abandoned oil and gas wells to test for atmospheric emissions of hydrocarbon pollutants and to publically disclose the results. (Signed by Governor)

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

AB 837 – Peace Officer Training

  • Requires local law enforcement to take refresher courses on handling hate crimes. (Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 1497 – Hosting Platforms

  • Subjects Airbnb and other rental platform hosts to anti-discrimination laws. (Signed by Governor)

AB 914 – Medi-Cal Inmate Eligibility

  • Ends the termination of Medi-Cal benefits for inmates and will instead suspend their benefit and re-evaluate them on a yearly basis. (Vetoed by Governor)

AB 1573 –College Athlete Civil Rights Act

  • Requires colleges, universities, and college athletic organizations to provide college athletes protection for their physical, emotional, financial, and academic wellbeing. Allows colleges to create degree completion fund.  (Signed by Governor)

AB 1608 – Background Checks at Community Care Facilities

  • Creates a fair chance for people with arrest and conviction records to access caregiving and other jobs governed by the Department of Social Services (DSS). (Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 392 – Use of Force by Peace Officers (Co-author)

  • Makes clear that police officers should only use deadly force when necessary. (Signed by Governor)

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION

 

AB 669 – Attorney General: Assurance of Voluntary Compliance

  • Authorizes the Attorney General to use a streamlined settlement process to quickly accept an assurance of voluntary compliance to resolve a consumer protection case an action brought in the name of the people of California. (Signed by Governor)

AB 1540 – Music Therapy

  • Allows only a person with specified education and clinical training requirements to call themselves a “board certified music therapist.” (Signed by Governor)

 

WILDFIRES

AB 1054 – Public Utilities and Wildfires

  • Increases safety requirements for utilities and protects customers and taxpayers from wholly bearing the costs of devastating wildfires. (Signed by Governor)

ACR 78 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bankruptcy

  • Expresses will of the legislature that PG&E’s bankruptcy must prioritize victims, ratepayers, and any reorganization of PG&E should not jeopardize the state’s safety, energy reliability, and climate change goals. (Enacted)