2017-2018 Legislation



AB 1743 Funding Career Technical Education: (Coauthor) This bill would allocate $500 million per year for three years starting with the 2018-19 fiscal year to support and expand vocational training programs to prepare high school students to enter the workforce directly or transition smoothly into post-secondary education. Press release.

AB-1760 Parking: emergency vehicles: This bill would allow emergency responders, who live in dwellings governed by homeowners associations, to have immediate access to their emergency vehicles to ensure quick response in times of crisis.

AB-1876 Delta Stewardship Council: This bill would increase membership from the Delta region on the Delta Stewardship Council and set a timetable to eventually phase out the Council and transfer its duties to the Delta Protection Commission to reduce redundancy in services and policy concerning the Delta.

AB-2061 Near-zero-emission and zero-emission vehicles: This bill would level the playing field for zero emission and near zero emission trucks by ensuring they can have the same carrying capacity as diesel and gasoline powered trucks. AB 2061, the Clean Truck Deployment Act, would remove weight-limit barriers that currently constrain the use of -zero-emission and near zero emission trucks in California. Press release.

AB-2441 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Abandoned Vessel Removal Account: This bill would secure a stable funding source to remove abandoned and derelict commercial vessels that leach toxins into the Delta, pollute our water supply and obstruct navigation.

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AB 63 Driver Licenses: instruction permits and provisional licenses. This bill extends the provisional driver’s license (PDL) program to individuals 21 years of age.

AB 341 School field trips: expenses. This bill authorizes school district funds to be used to cover the expenses of pupils participating in field trips or excursions to other states, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country. AB 341 has been signed by the governor.

AB 377 Child care subsidy plans: Counties of San Diego and Solano. This bill authorizes the counties of San Diego and Solano to each establish a five-year pilot program to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan that meets the particular needs of families in those counties.

AB 458 Vehicle registration: This bill reduces the minimum fleet size eligibility requirement for the Permanent Fleet Registration (PFR) program.

AB 472 Water transfers: agricultural land: wildlife, waterfowl, and bird nesting habitat. Requires the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to allow nonirrigated vegetation to remain on land that has been idled for a water transfer, unless it determines an injury to another legal user of water would result from allowing the vegetation to remain. Additionally, this bill establishes an incentive program for landowners to cultivate or retain nonirrigated vegetation for wildlife habitat.

AB 509 Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program. Establishes the Tire Recycling Incentive Program (TRIP) Act to provide incentives for tire recycling activities in California. Establishes a new tire regulatory fee, set by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to cover its regulatory costs associated with waste and used tire management.

AB 515 State Highway System Management Plan: This bill requires the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop a State Highway System Management Plan, as specified.

AB 521 Hunting: elk tags: apprentice elk hunt tags: fees for residents. Reduces the fee for a resident elk tag to $100 for adults, (with annual adjustments, the current elk tag fee is $445 for residents) and prohibits the new fee from being adjusted for inflation.

AB 718 Mosquito abatement and vector control districts: managed wetland habitat: memoranda of understanding. Allows specified private landowners who manage wetlands within the boundaries of a mosquito abatement and vector control district (MVCDs) to initiate the opportunity to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The goal of the MOU will be to establish a process to implement best management practices (BMPs) in order to decrease mosquito production, provide net cost saving to the landowner, decrease the application of pesticides, and maintain and enhance waterfowl habitat values.

AB 732 Delta levee maintenance: AB 732 extends the July 1, 2018, sunset date for the Delta Levee Subventions program by two years. Specifically, this bill maintains the state's 75% maximum share for Delta levee maintenance costs in excess of $1,000 per mile until July 1, 2020.

AB 894 Candidates’ statements: false statements. The purpose of this bill is to increase the penalty for knowingly make a false statement with the intent to mislead voters in connection with a campaign for office from $1,000 to $10,000.

AB 1607 Developmental services: integrated competitive employment. This bill permits a consumer with a stated goal of competitive integrated employment to use tailored day services in conjunction with a supported employment program or work activity program, if specified criteria are met. This bill additionally deletes language in existing law requiring the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to conduct a demonstration project to establish community-based vocational development services, making the statutory authorization effective statewide without a demonstration project.

AB 1633 State highways: exit information signs. This bill makes changes to California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Business Logo Sign Program.

ACR 49 Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway: This resolution designates the portion of State Highway 4 located between Laurel Road and Balfour Road in the County of Contra Costa as the Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway.

ACR 64 Special Olympics Day: This resolution proclaims May 22, 2017, as Special Olympics Day. This resolution has been passed.

ACR 65 Distracted Driving Awareness Month:  This resolution proclaims April 2017 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and calls for awareness of the distracted driving problem and support for programs and policies to reduce the incidence of distracted driving. This resolution has been passed.

ACR 91 Motorcycle Awareness Month: This resolution designates the month of May 2017 as Motorcycle Awareness Month in California. This resolution has been passed.