Aaron Read & Associates Legislative Bill Summary

RPEA LEGISLATIVE BILL SUMMARY REPORT 4/19/2018

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 of home-generatedmedical 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: 3/19/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 1/23/2018

 

Last Amend: 3/19/2018

 

Status: 4/18/2018-From committee: Amend,and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (April18).

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. JUD.

 

Calendar:  4/19/2018  #60 ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE -- ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

Summary: Under the Joint Exercise ofPowers Act, if the agency is not one or more of the parties to the agreementbut is a public entity, commission, or board constituted pursuant to theagreement, the debts, liabilities, and obligations of the agency are the debts,liabilities, and obligations of the parties to the agreement, unless theagreement specifies otherwise. Current law also permits a party to anagreement to separately contract for, or assume responsibilities for,specific debts, liabilities, or obligations of the agency. Current law, withrespect to electrical loads, permits entities authorized to be communitychoice aggregators to participate as a group through a joint powers agencyand to also specify in their joint powers agreement that the debts, liabilities,and obligations of the agency shall not be those of the members of theagency. This bill would eliminate the above provisions within the JointExercise of Powers Act and those related provisions for community choiceaggregators that permit an agreement between one or more parties to specifyotherwise as to their debts, liabilities, and obligations and that permit aparty to separately contract for those debts, liabilities, or obligations.

 

        

 

 

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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: 4/18/2018-Coauthors revised. Fromcommittee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 4.) (April 18).

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. APPR.

 

Calendar:  4/19/2018  #50 ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE -- ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

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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AB2048

(Gonzalez Fletcher D)  Collective bargaining: Legislature.

 

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

 

Introduced: 2/6/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/12/2018

 

Status: 4/18/2018-Action From P.E.,R.& S.S.: Failed passage.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. P.E.,R. &S.S.

 

Summary: Would enact the LegislatureEmployer-Employee Relations Act, to provide employees of the Legislature,including some supervisory and managerial employees, the right to form, join,and participate in the activities of employee organizations of their ownchoosing for the purpose of representation on all matters ofemployer-employee relations. The bill would prescribe rights, duties, andprohibitions in this context that parallel those in the Dills Act. The billwould prohibit the Public Employment Relations Board from including employeesof the Legislature in a bargaining unit that includes employees other thanthose of the Legislature.

 

        

 

 

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AB2159

(Chu D)  Elder and dependent adult financial abuse.

 

Current Text: Amended: 3/21/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/12/2018

 

Last Amend: 3/21/2018

 

Status: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (April 17). Re-referred toCom. on JUD.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. JUD.

 

Calendar:  4/24/2018  8:30 a.m. - StateCapitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair

 

Summary: Current law requires personsdesignated as mandated reporters of suspected financial abuse, as defined, toreport known or suspected instances of elder or dependent adult financialabuse and makes failure to comply with these requirements subject to a civilpenalty not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or if the failure toreport is willful, a civil penalty not exceeding five thousand dollars($5,000). Current law defines “mandated reporters” for purposes of theserequirements as all officers and employees of financial institutions. Thisbill would also include within the definition of mandated reporters for thesepurposes, a money transmitter.

 

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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: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes6. Noes 0.) (April 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. APPR.

 

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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AB2571

(Gonzalez Fletcher D)  Public employee retirement systems: investments: race and gender payequity.

 

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

 

Introduced: 2/15/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/11/2018

 

Status: 4/18/2018-In committee: Set,first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

 

Location: 3/19/2018-A. P.E.,R. &S.S.

 

Summary: Would require a public investmentfund to disclose race and gender pay equity and sexual harassment informationprovided to it pursuant to the bill at least once annually in a reportpresented at a meeting open to the public and would require the fund toprovide the report upon request to a member of the Legislature. The billwould authorize the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to issueregulations for the implementation of these reporting requirements. The billwould define terms for purposes of the reporting provisions and repeal thereporting provisions on January 1, 2022.

 

        

 

 

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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: 4/16/2018-From committee: Bere-referred to Com. on H. & C.D. Re-referred. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April16). Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

 

Location: 4/16/2018-A. H. & C.D.

 

Calendar:  4/25/2018  9 a.m. - StateCapitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT, CHIU, Chair

 

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: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (April 18). Re-referred toCom. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. APPR.

 

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: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (April 17). Re-referred toCom. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. APPR.

 

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: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (April 17). Re-referred toCom. on HUM. S.

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. HUM. S.

 

Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - StateCapitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES, RUBIO, Chair

 

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, uponrequest, to residents onsite and available to local emergency responders.Current law exempts a facility that has obtained a certificate of authorityto offer continuing care contracts from this requirement. A violation ofthese provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would repeal theabove-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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AB3150

(Brough R)  Public employees’ retirement: annual audits.

 

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

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Status: 3/12/2018-Referred to Com. onP.E., R., & S.S.

 

Location: 3/12/2018-A. P.E.,R. &S.S.

 

Summary: Current law requires each stateand local public pension or retirement system, on and after the 90th dayfollowing the completion of the annual audit of the system, to provide aconcise annual report on the investments and earnings of the system, asspecified, to any member who makes a request and pays a fee, if required, forthe costs incurred in preparation and dissemination of that report. This billwould also require each state and local pension or retirement system to posta concise annual audit of the information described above on that system’sInternet Web site no later than the 90th day following the audit’scompletion.

 

        

 

 

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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: 4/18/2018-From committee: Dopass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 18).

 

Location: 4/18/2018-A. CONSENTCALENDAR

 

Calendar:  4/19/2018  #61 ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE -- ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

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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SB1006

(Morrell R)  California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/6/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/6/2018

 

Status: 2/14/2018-Referred to Com. onRLS.

 

Location: 2/6/2018-S. RLS.

 

Summary: The California Secure ChoiceRetirement Savings Trust Act establishes the California Secure ChoiceRetirement Savings Program, administered by the California Secure ChoiceRetirement Savings Investment Board. Current law requires the board, prior toopening the program for enrollment, to make a report to the Governor andLegislature affirming that certain requirements have been met, including thatthe program is structured in a manner to keep it from being classified as anemployee benefit plan subject to the federal Employee Retirement IncomeSecurity Act. Existing law prohibits the state from having liability for thepayment of the retirement savings benefit earned by program participants andprovides that the state and its funds are not obligated for the payment ofbenefits arising from the program. This bill would make nonsubstantivechanges to the provisions regarding the liability and obligations of thestate, described above.

 

        

 

 

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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: 4/12/2018-From committee withauthor's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. onP.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/14/2018-S. P.E. & R.

 

Calendar:  4/23/2018  2 p.m. or uponadjournment of Session - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)  SENATE PUBLICEMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT, PAN, Chair

 

Summary: The Public Employees’ RetirementLaw (PERL) vests the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’Retirement System with the responsibility of administering the PublicEmployees’ Retirement System. PERL provides that data filed by a member orbeneficiary with the board is confidential, subject to certain exceptions,and is to be used only for carrying PERL into effect. This bill would specifythat the confidentiality provisions, described above, apply to the PublicEmployees Medical and Hospital Care Act, which the board also administers,and would make conforming changes to account for this and to account forschool district and university employer categories currently in effect.

 

        

 

 

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SB1031

(Moorlach R)  Public employees’ retirement: cost-of-living adjustments:prohibitions.

 

Current Text: Amended: 4/5/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/8/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/5/2018

 

Status: 4/5/2018-From committee withauthor's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. onP.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/22/2018-S. P.E. & R.

 

Calendar:  4/23/2018  2 p.m. or uponadjournment of Session - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) SENATE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT, PAN, Chair

 

Summary: Would prohibit a publicretirement system, as defined, from making a cost-of-living adjustment to anyallowance payable to, or on behalf of, a person retired under the system whobecomes a new member on or after January 1, 2019, or to any survivor or beneficiaryof that member or person retired under the system, for any year in which theunfunded actuarial liability of that system is greater than 20%. The billwould require that the determination of unfunded actuarial liability be basedon a specified financial report and would apply the prohibition oncost-of-living adjustments, if any, to the calendar year following the fiscalyear upon which the report is based.

 

        

 

 

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SB1032

(Moorlach R)  California Public Employees’ Retirement System: contract members:termination.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/8/2018   html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/8/2018

 

Status: 3/15/2018-Set for hearing April23.

 

Location: 2/22/2018-S. P.E. & R.

 

Calendar:  4/23/2018  2 p.m. or uponadjournment of Session - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) SENATE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT, PAN, Chair

 

Summary: Would authorize a contractingagency to terminate its contract with the Board of Administration of thePublic Employees’ Retirement System at the agency’s will and would notrequire the contracting agency to fully fund the board’s pension liabilityupon termination of the contract. The bill would authorize the board toreduce the member’s benefits in the terminated agency pool by the percentageof liability unfunded. The bill would also authorize a contracting agency whoterminates its contract with the board to transfer the assets accumulated inthe system to a pension provider designated by the contracting agency.

 

        

 

 

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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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SB1149

(Glazer D)  Public employees’ retirement: defined contribution program.

 

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

 

Introduced: 2/14/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/10/2018

 

Status: 4/10/2018-From committee withauthor's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. onP.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/22/2018-S. P.E. & R.

 

Calendar:  4/23/2018  2 p.m. or uponadjournment of Session - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) SENATE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT, PAN, Chair

 

Summary: Would create a new optionaldefined contribution plan for new state employees who first begin employmentin a miscellaneous or industrial classification on or after January 1, 2020,and who were not members of any public retirement system prior to that date.The bill would require state employees who are subject to the bill’sprovisions, within 30 days of beginning employment, to choose either tocontribute to the defined contribution plan or to become a member of PERS.The bill would require, if an employee fails to make this decision within theabove timeframe, that the employee automatically be placed in PERS.

 

        

 

 

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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: 4/18/2018-From committee: Do passand re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes7. Noes 0.) (April 17). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/17/2018-S. APPR.

 

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.

 

        

 

 

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SB1413

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

 

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

 

Introduced: 2/16/2018

 

Last Amend: 4/9/2018

 

Status: 4/17/2018-Set for hearing April23 in P.E. & R. pending receipt.

 

Location: 4/19/2018-S. P.E. & R.

 

Calendar:  4/23/2018  2 p.m. or uponadjournment of Session - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) SENATE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT, PAN, Chair

 

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.

 

        

 

 

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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.

 

        

 

 

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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.

 

        

 

 

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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.

 

        

 

 

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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, toensure that 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.

 

        

 

 

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Total Measures: 39

Total Tracking Forms: 39