Legislative Position & Tracking

RPEA LEGISLATIVE BILL SUMMARY REPORT 5/10/2018

BY AARON READ & ASSOCIATES

   

 

 

 

AB315

(Wood D)  Pharmacy benefit management.

 

Current Text: Amended: 7/11/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/6/2017

 

Last Amend: 7/11/2017

 

Status: 9/7/2017-Ordered to inactive fileat the request of Senator Hernandez.

 

Location: 9/7/2017-S. INACTIVE FILE

 

Summary: Would require pharmacy benefitmanagers, as defined, to be registered with the Department of Managed HealthCare, as prescribed. The bill would require the department to developapplications for the registration, and would specify certain information to beprovided in those applications. The bill would authorize the department tocharge a fee for registration, as specified. The bill would authorize thedirector of the department to suspend the registration of a pharmacy benefitmanager under specified circumstances.

 

        

 

 

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AB444

(Ting D)  Medical waste: home-generated medical waste.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/18/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/13/2017

 

Last Amend: 4/18/2017

 

Status: 7/14/2017-Failed Deadlinepursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was E.Q. on 6/8/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 7/14/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: The Medical Waste Management Actgenerally regulates the management and disposal of medical waste.This billwould authorize the California Environmental Protection Agency to develop astatewide program for the collection, transportation, and disposal ofhome-generated medical waste, as defined.

 

        

 

 

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AB613

(Nazarian D)  Healing arts: clinical laboratories.

 

Current Text: Amended: 8/29/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

Last Amend: 8/29/2017

 

Status: 9/5/2017-Ordered to inactive fileat the request of Senator Newman.

 

Location: 9/5/2017-S. INACTIVE FILE

 

Summary: Current law provides for thelicensure, registration, and regulation of clinical laboratories and variousclinical laboratory personnel by the State Department of Public Health, withspecified exceptions. Current law authorizes a person who is licensed underthose provisions to perform certain laboratory tests. This bill, untilJanuary 1, 2020, would authorize a person with specified qualifications toperform a total protein test using a digital refractometer in a licensedplasma collection center in this state if specified circumstances are met, asdetermined by the department, including that the person meets certaineducation and training requirements.

 

        

 

 

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AB614

(Limón D)  Area agency on aging: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: training andservices.

 

Current Text: Amended: 7/17/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

Last Amend: 7/17/2017

 

Status: 9/1/2017-In committee: Held undersubmission.

 

Location: 8/21/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSEFILE

 

Summary: Would require, until July 1,2023, each area agency on aging to develop an evidence-based orevidence-informed core training program for staff relating to Alzheimer’sdisease and dementia, and any additional training based on local needs. Thebill would also require each agency to maintain an Alzheimer’s and dementiaspecialist to provide information, assistance, referrals, and optionscounseling to families. If an agency lacks the capacity to maintain aspecialist, the bill would authorize the agency to contract with a qualifiedlocal entity to provide these services, as specified.

 

        

 

 

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AB763

(Salas D)  Independent Living Centers: funding.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

Last Amend: 4/17/2017

 

Status: 9/1/2017-Failed Deadline pursuantto Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 7/10/2017)(Maybe acted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 9/1/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Under current law, eachindependent living center, except those centers that have been bothestablished and maintained using specified federal funding as a primary basegrant, is required to receive, to the extent funds are appropriated by theLegislature, at least $235,000 in base grant funds allocated by thedepartment. This bill would delete the above exception for centers that werepreviously established and maintained with federal funding, thereby requiringthose centers to also receive at least $235,000 in base grant funds allocatedby the Department of Rehabilitation. The bill would make related findings anddeclarations.

 

        

 

 

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AB1437

(Patterson R)  California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act: licensing.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/18/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Last Amend: 4/18/2017

 

Status: 9/11/2017-Ordered to inactivefile at the request of Senator Wiener.

 

Location: 9/11/2017-S. INACTIVE FILE

 

Summary: Would prohibit an individual whois employed at a residential care facility for the elderly operated by alicensee and who possesses a current criminal record clearance from beingrequired to transfer his or her current criminal record clearance to anotherfacility operated by the same licensee. This bill contains other relatedprovisions and other existing laws.

 

        

 

 

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AB1912

(Rodriguez D)  Public employees’ retirement: joint powers agreements: liability.

 

Current Text: Amended: 5/9/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 1/23/2018

 

Last Amend: 5/9/2018

 

Status: 5/9/2018-From committee chair,with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read secondtime and amended.

 

Location: 4/24/2018-A. APPR.

 

Summary: The Joint Exercise of Powers Actgenerally authorizes 2 or more public agencies, by agreement, to jointlyexercise any common power. Under the act, if an agency is not one or more ofthe parties to the agreement but is a public entity, commission, or boardconstituted pursuant to the agreement, the debts, liabilities, andobligations of the agency are the debts, liabilities, and obligations of theparties to the agreement, unless the agreement specifies otherwise. The actalso authorizes a party to a joint powers agreement to separately contractfor, or assume responsibilities for, specific debts, liabilities, orobligations of the agency. This bill would eliminate that authorization, andwould specify that if an agency established by a joint powers agreementparticipates in, or contracts with, a public retirement system, memberagencies, both current and former to the agreement, would be required tomutually agree as to the apportionment of the agency’s retirement obligationsamong themselves, provided that the agreement equals the total retirementliability of the agency.

 

        

 

 

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AB2017

(Chiu D)  Public employers: employee organizations.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/5/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/11/2018

 

Status: 5/3/2018-Referred to Com. on P.E.& R.

 

Location: 5/3/2018-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Current law prohibits a publicemployer, as defined, from deterring or discouraging public employees frombecoming or remaining members of an employee organization. Under current law,a public employer is defined, for these purposes, to include counties, cities,districts, the state, schools, transit districts, the University ofCalifornia, and the California State University, among others. Existing lawgrants the Public Employment Relations Board jurisdiction over violations ofthese provisions. This bill would include in the definition of “publicemployer” under these provisions those employers of excluded supervisoryemployees and judicial council employees and would include in the definitionof “public employee” those employees of a public transit agency withspecified labor relation provisions.

 

        

 

 

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AB2159

(Chu D)  Elder and dependent adult financial abuse.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/25/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/12/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/25/2018

 

Status: 4/26/2018-Re-referred to Com. onAPPR.

 

Location: 4/24/2018-A. APPR.

 

Summary: Current law requires personsdesignated as mandated reporters of suspected financial abuse of an elder ordependent adult, as defined, to report known or suspected instances of elderor dependent adult financial abuse and makes failure to comply with theserequirements subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $1,000 or if thefailure to report is willful, a civil penalty not exceeding $5,000. Currentlaw defines “mandated reporters” for purposes of these requirements as allofficers and employees of financial institutions.This bill would also includewithin the definition of mandated reporters for these purposes, a moneytransmitter.

 

        

 

 

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AB2196

(Cooper D)  Public employees’ retirement: service credit: payments.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2018  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/12/2018

 

Status: 5/3/2018-Read second time.Ordered to Consent Calendar.

 

Location: 5/3/2018-A. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Calendar:  5/10/2018  #215 ASSEMBLY CONSENT CALENDAR 2ND DAY-ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

Summary: Under the Public Employees’ RetirementLaw, members may make certain elections, including elections to purchaseservice credit for various types of public service, upon payment ofadditional contributions. Current law permits a member who retires beforepaying off the entire amount for service credit to pay the balance due ortotal amount if no payroll deductions had been made prior to retirement bydeductions from his or her retirement allowance equal to those authorized aspayroll deductions, as specified. The bill would permit the member, survivor,or beneficiary, as an alternative, to elect to receive an allowance that isreduced by the actuarial equivalent of any balance remaining unpaid by themember.

 

        

 

 

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AB2415

(Calderon D)  Public Employees’ Retirement System: officers and directors:appointment and compensation.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/14/2018

 

Status: 4/18/2018-In committee: Set,first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. APPR. SUSPENSEFILE

 

Summary: The Public Employees’ RetirementLaw requires the Board of Administration to appoint and fix the compensationof an executive officer, a general counsel, a chief actuary, a chiefinvestment officer, a chief financial officer and other investment officersand portfolio managers, as specified. PERL requires that specified principlesguide the board when fixing compensation, consistent with its fiduciaryresponsibility to recruit and retain highly qualified and effective employeesfor these positions. This bill would additionally require the board toappoint and fix the compensation of a chief operating officer and a chiefhealth director.

 

        

 

 

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AB2744

(Reyes D)  Residential care facilities for the elderly: referral agencies.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/12/2018

 

Status: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 17). Re-referred toCom. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. APPR.

 

Summary: Current law provides forlicensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly bythe State Department of Social Services. This bill would require an agencythat refers a person to a residential care facility for the elderly toregister with the department, as specified, and pay a fee. The bill wouldrequire the department to maintain a registry of referral agencies. The billwould require a prescribed disclosure to be given to a client beforeproviding a referral and would specify information that is required to beincluded on the referral agency’s Internet Web site and other marketingmaterials.

 

        

 

 

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AB3052

(Chen R)  Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties: rental housing: elderlypersons.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/11/2018

 

Status: 4/23/2018-In committee: Set,first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

 

Location: 4/16/2018-A. H. & C.D.

 

Summary: Would require the Controller toannually transfer from the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties to theHousing Rehabilitation Loan Fund the sum of $100,000,000, to be used for theconstruction, rehabilitation, or acquisition and rehabilitation ofmultifamily rental housing developments for elderly persons or households, asdefined, thereby making an appropriation.

 

        

 

 

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AB3065

(Cervantes D)  Aging.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Status: 2/17/2018-From printer. May beheard in committee March 19.

 

Location: 2/16/2018-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Current law, the Mello-GranlundOlder Californians Act, establishes the California Department of Aging, andstates the mission of the department to provide leadership to the areaagencies on aging in developing systems of home- and community-based servicesthat maintain individuals in their own homes or the least restrictivehomelike environments.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changesto this provision.

 

        

 

 

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AB3084

(Levine D)  Public employees: other postemployment benefits: annual report.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/10/2018

 

Status: 5/2/2018-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/2/2018-A. APPR. SUSPENSEFILE

 

Summary: Would require each governing bodyof a public agency that provides other postemployment benefits to, in anannual financial statement submitted to the Controller, in a form prescribedby the Controller, show that the public agency has met, or if it has not met,detail why it has not met and what the public agency is doing to meet,specified parameters related to the provision of other postemploymentbenefits.

 

        

 

 

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AB3088

(Chu D)  Continuing care contracts: retirement communities.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/12/2018

 

Status: 5/9/2018-From committee: Do pass.(Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (May 9).

 

Location: 5/9/2018-A. APPR.

 

Calendar:  5/10/2018  #30 ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE -- ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

Summary: Current law regulates life carecontracts, also known as continuing care contracts, and imposes certainreporting and reserve requirements on continuing care communities. Currentlaw requires each provider that has entered into a specified type of contractwith an up-front entrance fee submit to the Department of Social Services, atleast once every 5 years, an actuary’s opinion as to the provider’s actuarialfinancial condition. This bill would require all providers subject to acontinuing care contract to file an actuary’s opinion, as specified. The billwould require a provider to post a copy of the actuary’s opinion at a centraland conspicuous location in the facility and in a conspicuous location on theprovider’s Internet Web site within 10 days of submitting the opinion to thedepartment.

 

        

 

 

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AB3098

(Friedman D)  Residential care facilities for the elderly: emergency plans.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/9/2018

 

Status: 4/25/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes7. Noes 0.) (April 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/25/2018-A. APPR.

 

Summary: Current law provides for thelicensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly bythe State Department of Social Services. Current law requires a facility tohave an emergency plan that includes specified provisions and is available,upon request, to residents onsite and available to local emergencyresponders. Current law exempts a facility that has obtained a certificate ofauthority to offer continuing care contracts from this requirement. Aviolation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill wouldrepeal the above-described provision exempting a facility that has obtained acertificate of authority to offer continuing care contracts from therequirement of having an emergency plan.

 

        

 

 

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AB3235

(Grayson D)  Public employees’ retirement.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Status: 2/17/2018-From printer. May beheard in committee March 19.

 

Location: 2/16/2018-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Current law requires any citywith a population of 1,000,000 or more, and any agency thereof, which hasestablished any pension and retirement plan that requires officers andemployees of one sex to pay greater contributions than those of another sexwho are the same age to revise the plan so that the contributions are thesame, as specified.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to thatprovision.

 

        

 

 

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AB3245

(Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security)  Public employees’ retirement.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/9/2018

 

Status: 4/26/2018-Read third time.Passed. Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS.for assignment.

 

Location: 4/26/2018-S. DESK

 

Summary: Current law establishes variouspublic agency retirement systems, including, among others, the PublicEmployees’ Retirement System, the Judges’ Retirement System, and the Judges’Retirement System II. These systems provide defined benefits to publicemployees based on age, service credit, and amount of final compensation.Thisbill would make various nonsubstantive changes to provisions governing theseretirement systems.

 

        

 

 

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ACA15

(Brough R)  Public employee retirement benefits.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 5/9/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 5/9/2017

 

Status: 5/10/2017-From printer. May beheard in committee June 9.

 

Location: 5/9/2017-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Would enact the ProtectingSchools and Keeping Pension Promises Act of 2018. The measure would prohibita government employer from enhancing employee pension benefits, as defined,without approval by the voters of the jurisdiction, and would prohibit a governmentemployer from enrolling a new government employee, as defined, in a definedbenefit pension plan without approval by the voters of the jurisdiction. Themeasure also would prohibit a government employer from paying more than 1/2of the total cost of retirement benefits, as defined, for new governmentemployees without approval by the voters of the jurisdiction.

 

        

 

 

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SB255

(Mendoza D)  California Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.

 

Current Text: Amended: 3/20/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/7/2017

 

Last Amend: 3/20/2017

 

Status: 6/5/2017-Referred to Coms. onINS. and AGING & L.T.C.

 

Location: 6/5/2017-A. INS.

 

Summary:  A long-term care policy,certificate, or rider that purports to provide benefits of home andcommunity-based services under the California Partnership for Long-Term CareProgram is required to provide specified minimum services, including assistedliving facility services and residential care facility services. Current lawincludes minimum policy definitions of those facilities. This bill wouldrequire a policy, certificate, or rider as described above to instead becalled a home care, community-based services, and residential care facilityonly policy, certificate, or rider. The bill would delete assisted livingfacility services from the list of required minimum services to be provided,clarify that those required minimum services include care in a residentialcare facility, and delete the policy definitions.

 

        

 

 

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SB562

(Lara D)  The Healthy California Act.

 

Current Text: Amended: 5/26/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Last Amend: 5/26/2017

 

Status: 7/14/2017-Failed Deadlinepursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was DESK on 6/1/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 7/14/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law provides for theMedi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of HealthCare Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive healthcare services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federalMedicaid program provisions. This bill, the Healthy California Act, wouldcreate the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universalsingle-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system forthe benefit of all residents of the state.

 

        

 

 

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SB964

(Allen D)  Public Employees’ Retirement Fund and Teachers’ Retirement Fund:investments: climate-related financial risk.

 

Current Text: Amended: 3/14/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 1/31/2018

 

Last Amend: 3/14/2018

 

Status: 4/16/2018-April 16 hearing:Placed on APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 4/16/2018-S. APPR. SUSPENSEFILE

 

Summary: Would, until January 1, 2035,require climate-related financial risk, as defined, to be analyzed to theextent the boards identify the risk as a material risk to the PublicEmployees’ Retirement Fund or the Teachers’ Retirement Fund. The bill, byJanuary 1, 2020, and every 3 years thereafter, would require each board topublicly report on the climate-related financial risk of its public marketportfolio, including alignment of the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund andthe Teachers’ Retirement Fund with a specified climate agreement andCalifornia climate policy goals and the exposure of the fund to long-termrisks, as specified.

 

        

 

 

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SB1022

(Pan D)  Public Employees’ Retirement System: administration.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/7/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/12/2018

 

Status: 5/8/2018-Read second time.Ordered to consent calendar.

 

Location: 5/8/2018-S. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Calendar:  5/10/2018  #97 SENATE SEN CONSENT CALENDAR SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY

 

Summary: The Public Employees’ RetirementLaw (PERL) vests the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ RetirementSystem with the responsibility of administering the Public Employees’Retirement System. PERL provides that data filed by a member or beneficiarywith the board is confidential, subject to certain exceptions, and is to beused only for carrying PERL into effect. This bill would specify that theconfidentiality provisions, described above, apply to the Public EmployeesMedical and Hospital Care Act, which the board also administers, and wouldmake conforming changes to account for this and to account for schooldistrict and university employer categories currently in effect.

 

        

 

 

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SB1060

(Mendoza D)  Public Employees’ Retirement Law: employer contributions:notification.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2018  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/12/2018

 

Status: 2/13/2018-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 15.

 

Location: 2/12/2018-S. RLS.

 

Summary: The Public Employees’ RetirementLaw (PERL) establishes the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), whichprovides pension and other benefits to members of PERS. PERL requires certainpublic employers to contribute moneys to PERS. Current law prohibits thestate, school employers, and contracting agencies, as defined, from refusingto pay the employers’ contribution as required by PERL.This bill wouldrequire a contracting agency that fails to make a required contribution toPERS to notify members of the delinquency within 30 days, as specified.

 

        

 

 

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SB1062

(Mendoza D)  Retirement systems: employer contributions: notification.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2018  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/12/2018

 

Status: 2/13/2018-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 15.

 

Location: 2/12/2018-S. RLS.

 

Summary: Current law creates the StateTeachers’ Retirement System (STRS) and the Public Employees’ RetirementSystem (PERS), which provide pension and other benefits to their respectivemembers. Both STRS and PERS are funded by employer and employee contributionsand investment returns.This bill would require certain employers that fail tomake a required employer contribution to STRS or PERS to notify members ofthe delinquency within 30 days, as specified.

 

        

 

 

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SB1320

(Stern D)  Elder or dependent adult abuse: victim confidentiality.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/9/2018

 

Status: 4/30/2018-April 30 hearing:Placed on APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 4/30/2018-S. APPR. SUSPENSEFILE

 

Summary: Current law authorizes victims ofdomestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking to completean application to be approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose ofenabling state and local agencies to respond to requests for public recordswithout disclosing a program participant’s residence address contained in anypublic record and otherwise provide for confidentiality of identity for thatperson, subject to specified conditions. Any person who makes a falsestatement in an application is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would makethis program available to a victim of elder or dependent adult abuse.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

Assigned To 

 

 

 

 

RPEA 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

SB1413

(Nielsen R)  Public employees’ retirement: pension prefunding.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/25/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/25/2018

 

Status: 5/7/2018-May 7 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/7/2018-S. APPR. SUSPENSEFILE

 

Summary: Would enact the CaliforniaEmployers’ Pension Prefunding Trust Program and establish the CaliforniaEmployers’ Pension Prefunding Trust Fund to allow state and local publicagency employers that provide a defined benefit pension plan to theiremployees to prefund their required pension contributions. This bill containsother related provisions.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

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RPEA 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

SCA1

(Moorlach R)  Retirement savings plans: funding prohibition: General Fund.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2016  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

Status: 6/27/2017-June 26 set for firsthearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 3.)

 

Location: 1/12/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Would prohibit the state fromincurring any liability for payment of the retirement savings benefit earnedby program participants in the California Secure Choice Retirement SavingsProgram. The measure would also prohibit the appropriation, transfer, or encumbranceof moneys in the General Fund for the purposes of the program, including anyunfunded liability that the program may incur, unless the appropriation,transfer, or encumbrance is for funding the startup and first-yearadministrative costs for the program.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

Assigned To 

 

 

 

 

RPEA 

O4 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

SCA8

(Moorlach R)  Public employee retirement benefits.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2017  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

Status: 6/20/2017-June 26 set for firsthearing canceled at the request of author.

 

Location: 2/23/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Would permit a governmentemployer to reduce retirement benefits that are based on work not yetperformed by an employee regardless of the date that the employee was firsthired, notwithstanding other provisions of the California Constitution or anyother law. The measure would prohibit it from being interpreted to permit thereduction of retirement benefits that a public employee has earned based onwork that has been performed, as specified. The measure would definegovernment employer and retirement benefits for the purposes of itsprovisions.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

Assigned To 

 

 

 

 

RPEA 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

SCA10

(Moorlach R)  Public employee retirement benefits.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 6/20/2017-June 26 set for firsthearing canceled at the request of author.

 

Location: 3/2/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Would prohibit a governmentemployer from providing public employees any retirement benefit increaseuntil that increase is approved by a 2/3 vote of the electorate of theapplicable jurisdiction and that vote is certified. The measure would defineretirement benefit to mean any postemployment benefit and would definebenefit increase as any change that increases the value of an employee’sretirement benefit. The measure would define a government employer toinclude, among others, the state and any of its subdivisions, cities,counties, school districts, special districts, the Regents of the Universityof California, and the California State University.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

Assigned To 

 

 

 

 

RPEA 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

SCR140

(Dodd D)  Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness Month.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 5/1/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 5/1/2018

 

Status: 5/9/2018-From committee: Orderedto third reading.

 

Location: 5/9/2018-S. THIRD READING

 

Calendar:  5/10/2018  #80 SENATE SEN THIRD READING FILE - SEN BILLS

 

Summary: This measure would proclaim themonth of June 2018 and June of every year thereafter as Elder and VulnerableAdult Abuse Awareness Month.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

Assigned To 

 

 

 

 

RPEA 

S2 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

SR41

(De León D)  Relative to health care coverage.

 

Current Text: Enrolled: 6/21/2017   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 5/15/2017

 

Last Amend: 6/14/2017

 

Status: 6/19/2017-Amendments by SenatorBates tabled on motion of Senator Monning. (Ayes 27. Noes 12.) Read. Adopted.(Ayes 28. Noes 7.)

 

Location: 6/19/2017-S. ADOPTED

 

Summary: Would resolve that the CaliforniaState Senate calls upon the Senate of the United States to thoughtfully andcarefully consider the full impact of any measures that amend, revise, orrepeal provisions of the ACA to ensure there is adequate public review andinput from the health care industry, consumers, and other stakeholders, to ensurethat the Congressional Budget Office has provided estimates of a finalversion, and that it is in print and available to the public for at least 72hours prior to any vote. The California State Senate calls upon the Senate ofthe United States to ensure that any legislation that is presented for a votedoes not result in loss of coverage to the tens of millions of people whohave benefited from the ACA, provides coverage for those with preexistingconditions, is affordable for older low-income adults, and contains adequatebenefits.

 

        

 

 

Client 

Position 

Priority 

Assigned To 

 

 

 

 

RPEA 

S1 

PM 

AR, PM 

 

 

Total Measures: 33

Total Tracking Forms: 33