Legislation

Legislation Year - 2021-2022

This bill, commencing on July 1, 2021, would prohibit the Employment Development Department from sending any outgoing United States mail to an individual that contains the individual’s social security number. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
This bill would allow emergency vehicles to use toll and HOV lanes when returning from emergency calls. Current law only authorizes responders to use these lanes on their way to urgent situations. While arriving at an emergency quickly is essential, our first responders also need to be able to return to their districts as soon as possible to respond to additional calls and conduct essential business.
This bill will make the payments from Survivor Benefit Plans (SBP) tax free. California is currently one of a few states in the entire country that fully taxes SBP which allow retired service members to allocate a portion of their retired pay to a spouse, child, or other eligible beneficiary after their death.
This bill allows credential candidates, whom have clearly demonstrated proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics, to enter the teaching profession with fewer arbitrary hurdles. By allowing qualified teacher credential candidates to use college coursework to satisfy the State’s Basic Skills Requirement (BSR), AB 312 will attract more talented teachers to educate our youth.
This bill expands the notification of data breaches of any agency in the state to include unauthorized access. Current law only requires an agency to report if personal information was actually acquired.
This bill seeks to implement and further enforce the previous State of Emergency Executive Order by Governor Newsom by fast-tracking the method of identifying, approving, and completing priority fuel reduction projects around communities that are the greatest risk to wildfire. 
This bill would allow victims and witnesses of gang crimes to petition law enforcement to redact their identities, pursuant to the California Public Records Act, if they feel that their life could be in serious danger because of their role in reporting information related to a crime.
This bill allows individuals to place homes that are 400 square feet or less – also known as park models – on mobile home park spaces all year round to help increase housing stock and provide an avenue for people to secure affordable housing in manufactured communities.
This bill would authorize the creation of the Western Riverside County Housing Finance Trust, a joint powers authority, for the purposes of funding housing specifically assisting the homeless population and persons and families of low income within the County of Riverside. 
This bill would require the licensed driver who accompanies the permitholder in the vehicle to occupy the front passenger seat and would prohibit the accompanying licensed driver from being under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or a combination thereof. 
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation to provide relief from those solid waste recycling, composting, and source reduction requirements and organic waste recycling requirements, for no more than one year, to cities and municipalities struggling due to the impacts of COVID-19.
This bill would expand telecommuting flexibility for non-exempt (hourly) workers by allowing them to choose their break times and work hours, while also reducing liability for employers. Doing so will allow more businesses to offer telecommuting as an option to their workforce.
After the death of a military service member, benefits received by widows and orphans from Survivor Benefit Plans are considered a taxable income source. This bill would make the first $20,000 of payments from SBP tax exempt in CA. .
This bill creates a pathway for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems to share the contact information of student veterans with the California Veterans Administration (CalVet) to further help connect veterans with their well-deserved benefits.
This bill would prohibit plea bargaining in human trafficking cases involving children. 
This bill establishes the anti-fentanyl abuse task force to collect data and mobilize state and local resources to evaluate the best practices for combatting fentanyl abuse across California. 
This bill clarifies that the Governor’s use of emergency powers must be related to the emergency conditions.
This bill subjects recalled officials to the same campaign contribution limits as candidates running for office.
This bill holds government agencies to the same reporting requirements of data breaches as contractors and private entities to ensure the best notification practices to the public.
This bill seeks to incentivize cities into meeting their housing goals by rewarding successful cities with more flexibility in land use policy to build a civic center within their town.