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.
This measure would proclaim the month of September 2021 as California Firefighter Appreciation Month and September TBD, 2021, as California Firefighters Memorial Day.
This measure would declare August 7, 2021, as Purple Heart Day in California in honor of the many service members and veterans who were injured by enemy actions in service to our country.
This measure would commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and the thousands of Californians who are still Missing in Action from conflicts around the world. 
This measure would proclaim the week of September 5, 2021, through September 11, 2021, as “Suicide Prevention Week in California" to acknowledge the tragic loss of individuals who have committed suicide and to commemorate the actions of organizations and individuals working to prevent suicide and raise awareness of suicide as a public health issue. 
This bill would, by July 1, 2021, provide that the recipient of the unemployment compensation benefits has the right to choose whether the benefits payments are directly deposited into a qualifying account or applied to a prepaid debit card.
This bill would, beginning July 1, 2021, require the department, as part of its process for determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits, cross-check all claimant information with state and county correctional facility inmate data in an effort to detect fraudulent applications.
This bill takes a multi-pronged approach to wildfire prevention by providing funding for fire prevention, eliminating regulatory hurdles to completing important fire prevention projects, and providing incentives for industries to utilize wood products.
This bill would authorize an employee working from home to receive legally required notices and postings electronically and sign certain documents electronically thereby making telework more flexible and accommodating.