Aaron Read & Associates Legislative Bill Summary

RPEA LEGISLATIVE BILL SUMMARY REPORT 3/7/2019

BY AARON READ & ASSOCIATES

   

 

 

 

AB33

(Bonta D)  State public retirement systems: divestiture from private prisoncompanies.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 12/3/2018  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 12/3/2018

 

Status: 1/17/2019-Referred to Com. onP.E. & R.

 

Location: 1/17/2019-A. P.E.,R. &S.S.

 

Summary: Would prohibit the boards of thePublic Employees’ Retirement System and the State Teachers’ Retirement Systemfrom making new investments or renewing existing investments of publicemployee retirement funds in a private prison company, as defined. This billwould require the boards to liquidate investments in private prison companieson or before July 1, 2020, and would require the boards, in making adetermination to liquidate investments, to constructively engage with privateprison companies to establish whether the companies are transitioning theirbusiness models to another industry.

 

        

 

 

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AB287

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

 

Current Text: Introduced: 1/28/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 1/28/2019

 

Status: 2/7/2019-Referred to Com. on P.E.& R.

 

Location: 2/7/2019-A. P.E. & R.

 

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 website no later than the 90th day following the audit’s completion.

 

        

 

 

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AB367

(Flora R)  Presence at care facilities: conviction of crimes.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/4/2019   html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/4/2019

 

Status: 2/15/2019-Referred to Com. onHUM. S.

 

Location: 2/15/2019-A. HUM. S.

 

Summary: Current law prohibits the StateDepartment of Social Services from authorizing individuals who have beenconvicted of certain crimes from working or otherwise being present at acommunity care facility, a residential care facility for persons with a chronic,life-threatening illness, a residential care facility for the elderly, or achild daycare facility. This bill would enumerate additional crimes thatprohibit the department from authorizing an individual from working orotherwise being present at these facilities, including, among other crimes,the willful and unlawful use of personal identifying information.

 

        

 

 

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AB447

(Patterson R)  Care facilities: criminal record clearances.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/11/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/11/2019

 

Status: 2/21/2019-Referred to Com. onHUM. S.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-A. HUM. S.

 

Summary: The Department of Social Servicesis required to investigate the criminal record of certain individuals whoprovide services to the residents and clients of a community care facility, aresidential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illness,a residential care facility for the elderly, or a child daycare facility.Violations of the licensing requirements for these different types of carefacilities are crimes. This bill would expand who is required to comply withthe requirement for obtaining a criminal record clearance by includingindividuals who are otherwise associated at the facility and would expand arequirement for the department to maintain criminal record clearances ofindividuals in its active files.

 

        

 

 

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AB462

(Rodriguez D)  Public retirement: service credit: sick leave.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/11/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/11/2019

 

Status: 2/21/2019-Referred to Com. onP.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-A. P.E. & R.

 

Calendar:  3/20/2019  9 a.m. - StateCapitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ANDRETIREMENT, RODRIGUEZ, Chair

 

Summary: Would provide that all sick leaveacquired by a school member from all employers subject to PERL within 4months of separation may be credited as service credit when specified conditionsare met.

 

        

 

 

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AB472

(Voepel R)  Public employees’ retirement.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/11/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/11/2019

 

Status: 2/12/2019-From printer. May beheard in committee March 14.

 

Location: 2/11/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Current law, the CaliforniaPublic Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013, establishes various limits onretirement benefits generally applicable to a public employee retirementsystem, as defined. The act prescribes, among other things, limits on serviceafter retirement without reinstatement into the applicable retirementsystem.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

 

        

 

 

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AB672

(Cervantes D)  Public employees’ retirement: disability retirement: reinstatement.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/15/2019

 

Status: 2/28/2019-Referred to Com. onP.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/28/2019-A. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: PERL authorizes a person retiredfor disability to be employed by any employer without reinstatement in thesystem if specified conditions are met. This bill ould prohibit a person whohas retired for disability from being employed by any employer without reinstatementfrom retirement if the position is the position from which the person retiredor if the position includes duties or activities that the person waspreviously restricted from performing at the time of retirement, unless anexception applies. The bill would require, if a person retired for disabilityis employed by an employer without reinstatement, an employer to provide tothe board the nature of the employment and the duties and activities theperson will perform.

 

        

 

 

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AB797

(Grayson D)  Mandated reporters: financial abuse of elder or dependent adults.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/20/2019

 

Status: 2/28/2019-Referred to Coms. onAGING & L.T.C. and JUD.

 

Location: 2/28/2019-A. AGING &L.T.C.

 

Summary: Would expand the category ofmandated reporters of suspected financial abuse to include the officers andemployees of a business licensed under the Money Transmission Act.

 

        

 

 

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AB1198

(Stone, Mark D)  Public employees’ retirement: pension reform: excepted employees.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/21/2019

 

Status: 2/22/2019-From printer. May beheard in committee March 24.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: The California Public Employees’Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), among other things, establishes newretirement formulas, which are generally applicable to employees firstemployed on or after January 1, 2013, and which a public employer offering adefined benefit pension plan is prohibited from exceeding. PEPRA exceptscertain public employees from its provisions. This bill would makenonsubstantive changes to this provision.

 

        

 

 

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AB1320

(Nazarian D)  Public employee retirement systems: Turkey divestment.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Would state the intent of theLegislature to enact legislation that would require the boards ofadministration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the StateTeachers’ Retirement System to liquidate existing investments of publicemployee retirement funds in investment vehicles issued by the government ofTurkey.

 

        

 

 

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AB1396

(Obernolte R)  Protective orders: elder and dependent adults.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Would authorize the court toorder a restrained party to participate in an approved batterer’s program, asspecified. The bill would require a restrained party ordered to participatein a batterer’s program to (1) register for the program by a specified deadline,(2) at the time of enrollment, sign all necessary program consent forms forthe program to release specified documents, including proof of enrollment, tothe court and the protected party or the protected party’s attorney, and (3)provide the court and the protected party with specified informationregarding the program.

 

        

 

 

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AB1404

(Santiago D)  Payers’ Bill of Rights.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: The Payers’ Bill of Rightsrequires a hospital, upon the request of a person without health coverage, toprovide a written estimate of the amount the hospital will require the personto pay for the healthcare services, procedures, and supplies that arereasonably expected to be provided to the person by the hospital, asspecified. Current law also requires the hospital to provide informationabout its financial assistance and charity care policies, contact informationfor a hospital employee or office from which the person may obtain furtherinformation about these policies, and an application form for financialassistance or charity if requested. This bill would additionally require thehospital to provide information about how that person can apply for publichealth coverage programs.

 

        

 

 

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AB1522

(Committee on Business and Professions)   Board forProfessional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Current law establishes the Boardfor Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, which is withinthe Department of Consumer Affairs, to license and regulate engineers, landsurveyors, and geologists and geophysicists and authorizes the board toappoint an executive officer. Current law repeals these provisions on January1, 2020.This bill would extend the repeal date of the provision establishingthe board and the board’s authority to appoint an executive officer untilJanuary 1, 2024.

 

        

 

 

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AB1814

(Committee on Insurance)   Long-term care insurance.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 3/5/2019   html  pdf

 

Introduced: 3/5/2019

 

Status: 3/6/2019-From printer. May beheard in committee April 5.

 

Location: 3/5/2019-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Current law regulates and defineslong-term care insurance as, among other things, any insurance policy,certificate, or rider advertised, marketed, offered, solicited, or designedto provide coverage for diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative,maintenance, or personal care services that are provided in a setting otherthan an acute care unit of a hospital.This bill would make technical,nonsubstantive changes and would delete obsolete provisions regarding thistype of insurance.

 

        

 

 

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SB228

(Jackson D)  Master Plan on Aging.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/7/2019   html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/7/2019

 

Status: 2/21/2019-Referred to Com. onHUMAN S.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-S. HUM. S.

 

Summary: Would require the Governor toappoint an Aging Czar and a 15-member Aging Task Force to work withrepresentatives from impacted state departments and with stakeholders toidentify the policies and priorities that need to be implemented inCalifornia to prepare for the aging of its population and to develop a masterplan for aging. The bill would require the master plan to address how thestate should accomplish specified goals, including expanding access tocoordinated, integrated systems of care. The bill would also require theAging Task Force to solicit input from stakeholders and gather information onthe impact of California’s aging population.

 

        

 

 

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SB266

(Leyva D)  Public Employees’ Retirement System: disallowed compensation: benefitadjustments.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/12/2019

 

Status: 2/21/2019-Referred to Com. on L.,P.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-S. L., P.E. &R.

 

Summary: Would establish new proceduresunder PERL for cases in which PERS determines that the benefits of a memberor annuitant are, or would be, based on compensation that conflicts withPEPRA and other specified laws and thus impermissible under PERL. The bill wouldalso apply these procedures retroactively to determinations made on or afterJanuary 1, 2017, if an appeal has been filed and the employee member,survivor, or beneficiary has not exhausted their administrative or legalremedies.

 

        

 

 

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SB341

(Morrell R)  Public employment and retirement.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/19/2019

 

Status: 2/28/2019-Referred to Com. on L.,P.E. & R.

 

Location: 2/28/2019-S. L., P.E. &R.

 

Summary: Would require the Board of Administrationof the Public Employees’ Retirement System to report a calculation ofliabilities based on a discount rate equal to the yield on a 10-year UnitedStates Treasury note in the year prior to the report. The bill would requirethe Teachers’ Retirement Board to provide a description of the discount ratethe board uses for reporting liabilities, a calculation of liabilities basedon a discount rate that is 2% below the long-term rate of return assumed bythe board, and a calculation of liabilities based on a discount rate equal tothe yield on a 10-year United States Treasury note in the year prior to thereport.

 

        

 

 

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SB364

(Stone R)  Property taxation: senior and disabled veterans.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/20/2019

 

Status: 2/28/2019-Referred to Coms. onGOV. & F. and V.A.

 

Location: 2/28/2019-S. GOV. & F.

 

Summary: The California Constitutiongenerally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cashvalue, as defined, of that property, and provides that the full cash valuebase may be adjusted each year by the inflationary rate not to exceed 2% for anygiven year. Current property tax law implementing this constitutionalauthority provides that the taxable value of real property is the lesser ofits base year value compounded annually by an inflation factor not to exceed2%, as provided, or its full cash value. Current property tax law alsoprovides that the taxable value of a manufactured home is the lesser of itsbase year value compounded annually by an inflation factor not to exceed 2%or its full cash value. This bill, for any assessment year commencing on orafter January 1, 2020, would provide that the inflation factor shall notapply to the principal place of residence, including a manufactured home, ofa qualified veteran, as defined, who is 65 years of age or older on the liendate, was honorably discharged from military service, and meets specifiedrequirements.

 

        

 

 

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SB430

(Wieckowski D)  Public employees’ retirement benefits: judges.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/21/2019

 

Status: 2/22/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 24.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: This bill would specificallyexclude from the definition of “new member” a judge, as defined in specifiedexisting law, elected to office before January 1, 2013.

 

        

 

 

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SB496

(Moorlach R)  Financial abuse of elder or dependent adults.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/21/2019

 

Status: 2/22/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 24.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: This bill would expand thecategory of mandated reporters of suspected financial abuse to include abroker-dealer and an investment adviser, as defined. The bill would authorizea mandated reporter of suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependentadult who makes a report to notify any third party who had previously beendesignated by the elder or dependent adult of the known or suspectedfinancial abuse, and to temporarily delay a requested disbursement from anaccount of an elder or dependent adult or an account to which an elder ordependent adult is a beneficiary if specified conditions are met. The billwould provide a mandated reporter with civil and criminal immunity for anynotification or temporarily disbursement delay made pursuant to theseprovisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existinglaws.

 

        

 

 

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SB512

(Pan D)  Long-term services and supports.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/21/2019

 

Status: 2/22/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 24.

 

Location: 2/21/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: Would establish the CaliforniaLong-Term Services and Supports Benefits Board (LTSS Board), to be composedof 9 specified members, including, among others, the Treasurer as chair, theSecretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency as vice chair,and 3 members to be appointed by the Governor. The bill would require theLTSS Board to manage and invest revenue deposited in the California Long-TermServices and Supports Benefits Trust Fund (LTSS Trust), which the bill wouldcreate in the State treasury, to, upon appropriation, finance long-term servicesand supports for eligible individuals.

 

        

 

 

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SB611

(Caballero D)  Housing: elderly and individuals with disabilities.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 27. Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: Would state the intent of theLegislature to enact legislation to establish a master plan that responds topopulation needs in a comprehensive manner which shall include, but not belimited to, policy recommendations that address the housing needs of California’solder adults, and people with disabilities.

 

        

 

 

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SB661

(Hurtado D)  Long-term care.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 27. Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary:  Current law provides variousregulatory structures under which long-term care may be provided to olderindividuals and individuals with disabilities, including within licensednursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, and home-and community-based services.This bill would state the intent of theLegislature to enact legislation to address the growing need for long-termcare for seniors and individuals with disabilities in California, and wouldmake related findings and declarations.

 

        

 

 

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SB712

(Grove R)  Housing for the elderly.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 27. Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: Current law prohibits a city,county, city and county, or other political subdivision from requiring morethan one building permit for a low-rent housing development for the elderlyfinanced with federal or state funds or by a loan insured by the federal orstate government and limits the fee for the permit, as specified.This billwould make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.

 

        

 

 

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SB769

(Moorlach R)  Public employees’ retirement.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 27. Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: The Public Employees’ RetirementLaw (PERL) establishes the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), whichprovides pension and other benefits to its members. Under PERL, membership inPERS is compulsory for specified public employees. Current law provides thatthose compulsory membership provisions do not apply to certain persons whoare expressly excluded from PERS.This bill would make a nonsubstantive changeto that provision.

 

        

 

 

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SB776

(Skinner D)  Elder and dependent adult abuse: death review teams.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019  html  pdf

 

Introduced: 2/22/2019

 

Status: 2/25/2019-From printer. May beacted upon on or after March 27. Read first time.

 

Location: 2/22/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary: Current law authorizes eachcounty to develop a protocol to be used as a guideline by persons performingautopsies on elders and dependent adults to assist coroners and other personswho perform autopsies to identify elder and dependent adult abuse or neglect,among other things. Existing law defines “elder” and “abuse” for purposes ofthose provisions, as specified, and excludes from the definition of “abuse”any reasonable and necessary force that may result in an injury used by apeace officer acting within the scope of the peace officer’s employment. Thisbill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those definitions.

 

        

 

 

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SJR3

(Wilk R)  Social Security.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 3/4/2019   html  pdf

 

Introduced: 3/4/2019

 

Status: 3/4/2019-Introduced. Referred toCom. on RLS.

 

Location: 3/4/2019-S. RLS.

 

Summary:  This measure would request theCongress of the United States to enact, and the President to sign,legislation that would repeal the Government Pension Offset and the WindfallElimination Provision from the Social Security Act.

 

        

 

 

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Total Measures: 27

Total Tracking Forms: 27