Legislation

Legislation Year - 2021-2022

This bill adds water storage and conveyance to the type of projects that qualify for expedited judicial CEQA review under SB 7 (Atkins, 2020) to ensure that water infrastructure investments flow to our communities and not into time consuming and costly litigation.
This bill would allow three years of substitute teaching in one or more California school districts participating in a consortium count towards the eligibility requirements for the Emergency Career Substitute Permit. 
This bill will assist victims of sexual assault by establishing standards for electronic communication of resources at the UC-CSU systems.
This bill would update California Code by removing all references to telegraphs and telegrams.
This bill addresses the need for emergency vehicles to use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes when returning from emergency calls by changing the section of vehicle code that deals with how toll agencies and toll providers form agreements, ensuring our emergency service departments are given the maneuverability to better serve their communities and the California public at large.
This measure would proclaim the month of September 2021 as California Firefighter Appreciation Month and September 25th, 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 measure would declare the month of September 2021 as California Emergency Preparedness Month to educate and empower Americans during the month and throughout the year to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies.
Declares August 7, 2022, as Purple Heart Day in California in honor of the many service members and veterans who were injured or killed by enemy actions in service to our country.
This measure would proclaim the month of July 2022 as California Firefighter Appreciation Month and recognizes California Firefighters Memorial Day.
This measure recognizes April 24th to April 30th, 2022, as Crime Victims' Rights Week in California to underscore the importance of helping crime survivors find justice by enforcing victims' rights and expanding access to services. 
This measure would proclaim the week of September 4, 2022, through September 10, 2022, as Suicide Prevention Week in California.
This resolution designates the month of December 2021 as California Impaired Driving Prevention Month to promote awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. 
Proclaims the month of September 2021 as Service Dog Appreciation Month. 
Proclaims the week of September 17 to 24, 2022, as Constitution Week to commemorate the Constitution of the United States and to urge all Californians to reflect on its importance to our nation.
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 require a law enforcement agency, for any sexual assault forensic evidence received by the law enforcement agency prior to January 1, 2016, to submit that evidence to the crime lab on or before January 31, 2023. The bill would additionally require a crime lab, for any sexual assault evidence kit received by a law enforcement agency prior to January 1, 2016, and submitted to the crime lab on or after January 1, 2022, to process that evidence kit no later than January 31, 2024. 
This bill would, beginning July 1, 2021, require the Employment Development 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.