Legislation

Legislation Year - 2021-2022

The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including a credit for qualified taxpayers in an amount equal to 15% of the qualified value of fresh fruits or vegetables and specified raw agricultural products or processed foods donated to a food bank. This bill would extend the authorization for those tax credits. 
This bill addresses implied malice for drug fatalities by addressing them in a similar fashion to implied malice for driving under the influence crimes.  Similarly, this bill requires the court to issue an advisory to individuals convicted of selling or distributing controlled substances. This proposed advisory will provide a person convicted of these crimes with a warning that their actions could result in another person's death and lead to a homicide charge.
This bill expands the crime of mail theft to include "mail theft from a private mail carrier’s shipping or delivery route," a crime punishable by up to up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.  Makes theft from a private mail carrier's shipping or delivery route an aggravated misdemeanor offense.
This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2032, would exclude from gross income those educational awards received by a taxpayer based on the taxpayer’s participation in the California For All Education Award program.
The bill would also authorize an employee working from home to receive legally required notices and postings electronically and sign or acknowledge certain documents electronically.
This bill authorizes private employers to establish a written veterans’ preference employment policy, to be applied uniformly to hiring decisions, to give a preference for hiring or retaining a veteran over another qualified applicant or employee. Require employers that establish a veterans' preference to annually report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) demographic information, as specified. Sunsets January 2028. 
This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022, and before January 1, 2027, would increase the tax credit amount for a qualified renter to $1,000 for spouses filing joint returns, heads of households, and surviving spouses and $500 for other individuals. 
This bill strengthens and expands the state’s support of low-income college students who choose to attend an ICCU by 1) restructuring the existing framework for ADT admit targets and Cal Grant award amounts to provide a pathway to future award growth for students; 2) expands eligibility for supplemental Cal Grant support to student parents and foster youth who attend an ICCU and the California Community College Entitlement Program to allow newly eligible transfer students to use their remaining Cal Grant eligibility at an ICCU
This bill would require a general acute care hospital to include a urine drug screening for fentanyl if a person is treated at the hospital and the hospital conducts a urine drug screening to assist in diagnosing the patient’s condition.
This bill will establish the Water Storage and Conveyance Fund to complete the funding requirements for the Sites Reservoir, and augment the budget to repair four main Central Valley canals.  
This bill requires the California Conservation Corps director to establish a forestry training center in Northern California to provide training, education, work experience, and job readiness for entry-level forestry and vegetation management jobs and prioritize enrollment for specific formerly incarcerated individuals.  
This bill will require the California State Department of Public Health to establish regulations and standards for the licensure of substance use disorder counselors.
This bill would define human sex trafficking as a violent felony.
This bill would require a court to advise a person convicted of specified crimes, including selling, furnishing, transporting, or manufacturing certain controlled substances, that such conduct inflicts a grave health risk to those who ingest or are exposed to those substances, that it is extremely dangerous to human life to manufacture or distribute real or counterfeit controlled substances, and that if someone dies as a result, the defendant can be charged with voluntary manslaughter or murder.
This proposal requires the Governor to report annually to the Legislature and post to a publicly available dashboard on the internet all information and efforts the state and its local governments have undertaken to reduce homelessness in California, including federal funding for state and local programs.