2018 Legislation

Bills:

SB 551 – Capital Access Loan Program for Small Businesses: This bill seeks to improve the California Capital Access Program by enacting provisions that will increase its sustainability and ensure strong lender participation over the long term.

SB 635 – Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: Office of the Promise Zone Coordinator: This bill will provide state assistance to communities designated as federal “Promise Zones” in their efforts to receive critical federal revitalization resources.

SB 1097Lead Poisoning: This bill aims to ensure that the State is taking appropriate steps to provide services to children exposed to lead.

SB 1155 – Court interpreters: small claims proceedings: This bill seeks to improve access to justice for millions of Californians by allowing small claims courts to provide interpreters to limited English proficient court users during any and all court proceedings.

SB 1160Trespass: gaming facility on Indian lands: This bill codifies existing case law regarding trespassing at gaming facilities on tribal lands.

SB 1181 – Emergency services: certified community conservation corps: This legislation authorizes California’s Office of Emergency Services to enter into agreements with the Local Conservation Corps to perform emergency and disaster response services.

SB 1191 – Crimes: elder and dependent adult abuse: investigations: This bill requires local law enforcement agencies to revise their policies and training manuals to include specific information regarding elder and dependent adult abuse crimes.

SB 1269 – School bus safety: child safety alert system: This bill is related to compliance with Section 28160 of the Vehicle Code, which states that every school bus must be equipped with an operational Child Safety Alert Device located in the interior rear of the vehicle.

SB 1278 – Office of Binational Border Health: This bill makes changes to the organizational structure and responsibilities of the Office of Binational Border Health.

SB 1292 – Alzheimer’s disease: This legislation will require the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity to research and determine the human burden and economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease in California on disproportionately-impacted populations.

SB 1338 – Electrical and gas corporations: rates: This legislation is related to enrollment in the medical baseline program for electric and gas utilities.

SB 1358 – Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: hearings: This code cleanup bill relating to the California Public Utilities Commission will authorize the assigned commissioner to determine whether proceedings require hearing, rather than a vote by all commissioners.

SB 1365 – State Coastal Conservancy: grants for nonprofit organizations: This bill would facilitate funding grants for nonprofit organizations that offer scientific, educational, cultural or heritage programs that focus on the history and stewardship of the ocean and coastal resources.

SB 1374 – State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: assessments and forecasts: integrated energy policy report: This code cleanup bill clarifies certain rights and responsibilities of the Integrated California Energy Commission.

SB 1440 – Energy: biomethane procurement goals: This bill would instruct the California Public Utilities Commission to establish a biomethane procurement program.

 

Resolutions:

SJR 22 – Tijuana River Valley: This Senate joint resolution urges the federal government to take immediate action to adequately address cross-border pollution in the Tijuana River Valley.

SCR 125 – Autism Awareness Month (April 2018) – This Senate concurrent resolution would designate April 2018 as Autism Awareness Month and encourage Californians to show their support for autism awareness.