Legislation

Legislation Year - 2021-2022

This bill ensures that the dismissal of charges for persons convicted of crimes does not, by operation of law, cause early termination of court orders designed to protect the offender's victims from contact or other harassment by the offender.
This bill makes religious organizations eligible to apply for grants under a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) program that funds publicly available broadband projects in communities with low broadband access.  Provides churches and other religious organizations the same opportunities as libraries, schools, and community centers to obtain funding for public Wi-Fi connections. 
The bill would appropriate funds from the General Fund to the Controller for allocation for payment of refunds to students of the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the University of California for campus fees overpaid due to campus closures in the 2019–20 and 2020–21 academic years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Grants the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) the flexibility to work with the County of Orange and the Department of General Services (DGS) to oversee and coordinate the acquisition, study, design, development, and construction of a Southern California Veterans' Cemetery.
This bill would repeal the changes and additions made by Proposition 47 which changed many felonies to misdemeanors, including: Theft of Merchandise Totaling Under $950, Commercial Burglary, Petty Theft with Prior, and Possession of Stolen Property. This bill would provide that it would become effective only upon approval of the voters, and would provide for the submission of this measure to the voters for approval at the next statewide general election.
This bill would increase veterans’ access to telehealth by exempting the Veterans Affairs telehealth application from California’s net neutrality law, thereby allowing wireless carriers to exempt it from a user’s monthly data allowance.
This bill would remove the microstamping requirement for a firearm to be included on the handgun roster and would remove the requirement for the department to remove 3 firearms from the roster for each new firearm added. 
This bill would require the department to establish a program to fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, an academic study of mental health among women veterans in California and would require the department to submit a report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the study to the Legislature no later than July 31, 2024.
Creates a Yellow Alert system to alert the public through the use of local digital signs of a hit-and-run incident resulting in the death of a person when specified identifying information about the suspect is available.  
Requires by July 1, 2023, California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) develop policies and guidelines around EMT/Fire triage and care, hospital surge capacity, use of available fire resources, and the transfer of care between the emergency medical services (EMS) provider, hospital and nonhospital industries. 
Under this bill, known as the California Parents’ Bill of Rights, the state would recognize certain rights, including the right of a parent or guardian to advise on the moral or religious training of their minor child.
If a pupil diagnosed with seizures, a seizure disorder, or epilepsy has been prescribed an emergency anti-seizure medication by the pupil’s health care provider, this bill would authorize the pupil’s local educational agency, upon receipt of a request from the pupil’s parent or guardian, to designate one or more volunteers at the pupil’s school to receive initial and annual refresher training regarding the emergency use of anti-seizure medication.
This bill would require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to make publicly available on its website current average timeframes for processing unemployment insurance (UI) claims.
This bill will add Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), provided to specified uniformed service members, to the list of income excluded from CalFresh income calculations.
This bill, for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2022, would conform with federal personal income tax laws to allow a deduction in computing adjusted gross income for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
This bill would exempt Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) funded projects from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
This bill would make the unlawful possession of a catalytic converter punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for no more than one year or by a fine not exceeding $1,000. 
This bill would prohibit an enforcement agency from suspending a permitholder’s permit for the failure of a registered owner of a manufactured home or mobilehome, the failure of an owner of a recreational vehicle or a factory-built house, or the failure of a resident to correct a violation for which notice has been given. 
This bill, Kelsey’s Law, would make an exception to the hearsay rule for statements by a victim who is a minor over 12 years of age if the court determines that the victim has an intellectual disability when describing any act or attempted act of child abuse. 
This bill povides that a permit to carry a concealed firearm (CCW) is valid for up to four years, an increase from the up to two year duration authorized for most CCW permits.