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Alliance Priority Legislation
As of 9/10/2013

AB 88   (Buchanan D)   School finance: new pupil funding formula.
Status: 5/7/2013 - Re-referred to Com. on ED.
Location: 5/7/2013 - A .  ED.
Would revise and recast provisions related to the public school financing system by requiring state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools that previously received a general-purpose entitlement, to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. The bill would repeal many provisions requiring or authorizing categorical education programs, including those related to conservation schools operated by a county superintendent of schools, apprenticeship programs, training for mathematics teachers, gifted and talented pupils, and home economics. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Watch 
Assigned: Danielle 


AB 156   (Holden D)   Human trafficking: interception of electronic communications.
Status: 5/24/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. on 5/24/2013)
Location: 5/24/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Current law authorizes a judge to enter an order authorizing the interception of communications initially intercepted within the territorial jurisdiction of the court in which the judge is sitting, if the judge determines that, among other things, there is probable cause to believe that an individual is committing, has committed, or is about to commit one of specified felony offenses, including murder and the illegal possession or sale of controlled substances. This bill would expand the provisions described above authorizing interception of wire or electronic communications to apply if a judge determines that, among other things, there is probable cause to believe that an individual is committing, has committed, or is about to commit a violation of the provision described above proscribing human trafficking. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle 


AB 174   (Bonta D)   Public school health centers.
Status: 9/10/2013 - Action From UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Senate amendments are concurred in.To ENROLLMENT.
Location: 9/10/2013 - A .  ENROLLMENT
Would require the State Department of Public Health to establish, within the County of Alameda, a grant pilot program within the Public School Health Center Support Program that would be known as Promoting Resilience: Offering Mental Health Interventions to Support Education (PROMISE). This bill contains other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle, Lynn 


AB 187   (Bonta D)   Taxation: ammunition: School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Matching Grant Program: Public Safety Emergency Prevention Fund.
Status: 5/24/2013 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file. In committee: Held under submission.
Location: 5/24/2013 - A .  APPR. SUSPENSE FILE
Would impose a tax upon retailers for the privilege of selling ammunition at the rate of 10% of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of ammunition sold at retail in this state on or after July 1, 2014. It would also impose a comparable excise tax on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of ammunition purchased from a retailer for the storage, use, or other consumption in this state, as provided. The taxes would be collected pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle 


AB 196   (Mansoor R)   Foster parent evaluations.
Status: 5/24/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/16/2013)
Location: 5/24/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would require the State Department of Social Services, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association, foster parents, caregivers, and current and former foster youth, to develop and implement a foster parent evaluation process. The bill would require that evaluation process to include a process to allow foster youth over 10 years of age and nonminor dependents to provide feedback on the quality of care received in licensed or certified foster homes and group homes at least every 6 months and upon any exit from those homes. The bill would require the department to implement the foster parent evaluation process and promulgate all necessary regulations pursuant to this provision on or before January 1, 2015.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


AB 216   (Stone D)   High school graduation requirements: pupils in foster care.
Status: 9/10/2013 - Action From UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Ugency Clause adopted Senate amendments are concurred in.To ENROLLMENT.
Location: 9/10/2013 - A .  ENROLLMENT
Would require a school district to exempt a pupil in foster care who transfers between schools any time after the completion of the pupil' s 2nd year of high school from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the governing board of the school district that are in addition to the statewide coursework requirements, unless the school district makes a finding that the pupil is reasonably able to complete the requirements in time to graduate from high school by the end of the pupil's 4th year of high school. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle 


AB 252   (Yamada D)   Social workers.
Status: 5/24/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/8/2013)
Location: 5/24/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would prohibit an individual from representing himself or herself as a social worker, unless he or she possesses certain academic qualifications from an accredited school, as specified. This bill would prohibit an employer from representing his or her employee as a social worker, unless that employee possesses certain academic qualifications. This bill would apply those prohibitions to an individual employed by a governmental entity, certain academic institutions, an institution that is both nonprofit and charitable, and other individuals. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Neutral 
Assigned: Doug, Jackie 


AB 346   (Stone D)   Runaway and homeless youth shelters.
Status: 9/9/2013 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 9/9/2013 - S .  THIRD READING
Would include within the definition of a community care facility a runaway and homeless youth shelter, as defined. The bill would require the State Department of Social Services to license as a group home a runaway and homeless youth shelter that meets specified requirements, including the requirement that shelter staff shall offer short-term, 24-hour nonmedical care and supervision and personal services to up to 25 youths who voluntarily enter the shelter. The bill would provide that a runaway and homeless youth shelter is not an eligible placement option under specified provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support if amended 
Assigned: Doug 


AB 352   (Hall D)   Foster care: smoke-free environment.
Status: 9/9/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 292, Statutes of 2013.
Location: 9/9/2013 - A .  CHAPTERED
Would require that group homes, foster family agencies, small family homes, transitional housing placement providers, and crisis nurseries licensed pursuant to specified provisions that provide residential foster care to a child maintain a smoke-free environment in the facility. The bill would prohibit a person who is licensed or certified pursuant to these provisions and who is providing residential care in a foster family home or certified family home from smoking or permitting any other person to smoke inside the facility, and, when the child is present, on the outdoor grounds of the facility.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


AB 364   (Calderon, Ian D)   Community care facilities: unannounced visits.
Status: 5/24/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 4/17/2013)
Location: 5/24/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would require the State Department of Social Services to visit a community care facility or a residential care facility for the elderly no less often than once every 2 years. This bill contains other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Doug 


AB 420   (Dickinson D)   Pupil discipline: suspensions: willful defiance.
Status: 9/4/2013 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Liu.
Location: 9/4/2013 - S .  INACTIVE FILE
Would limit that authority of a superintendent of a school district and a principal regarding disruptive or similar pupil conduct by prohibiting a recommendation of expulsion for a pupil on those basis. It would limit the authority to suspend for disruptive or similar conduct to a pupil who is enrolled in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, who has substantially disrupted school activities or substantially prevented instruction from occurring, only on or after the 3rd offense in a school year, and only if the pupil's parent, guardian, or education rights holder has been informed that other specified correction measures were attempted before the recommendation to suspend.
Position: Watch 
Assigned: Danielle 


AB 545   (Mitchell D)   Dependent children: placement: nonrelative extended family member.
Status: 9/9/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 294, Statutes of 2013.
Location: 9/9/2013 - A .  CHAPTERED
Current law defines "nonrelative extended family member" as an adult caregiver who has an established familial or mentoring relationship with the child. This bill would expand the definition of a nonrelative extended family member to include an adult caregiver who has an established familial relationship with a relative of the child, as defined.
Position: Neutral 
Assigned: Jackie 


AB 643   (Stone D)   Public schools: pupil records: confidentiality.
Status: 8/12/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 80, Statutes of 2013.
Location: 8/12/2013 - A .  CHAPTERED
Current law prohibits a school district from permitting access to pupil records to any person without written parental consent or judicial order, except as provided.This bill would make various changes to these provisions to conform them to federal law.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle 


AB 787   (Stone D)   Foster care.
Status: 9/9/2013 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 9/9/2013 - S .  THIRD READING
Would authorize the court to order a nonminor dependent to reside in the home of the parent or former guardian if the court determines the nonminor dependent may safely reside in that home and to terminate or continue jurisdiction, as specified. The bill would require the court to hold periodic hearings for a nonminor dependent residing in that home and would require the social worker or probation officer to file a report describing the services offered to the family and the progress made by the family, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Co-sponsor 
Assigned: Doug, Jackie 


AB 985   (Cooley D)   Guardianship and adoption assistance.
Status: 8/30/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/13/2013)
Location: 8/30/2013 - S .  2 YEAR
Would authorize a nonminor whose state-funded Kin-GAP payments began prior to his or her 16th birthday to receive state-funded Kin-GAP benefits if he or she is 21 years of age or younger and meets any of certain criteria, including, among others, that he or she attends a postsecondary institution of higher education or is employed at least 80 hours per month. The bill would also authorize a youth who has attained 18 or 19 years of age, as specified, while receiving federally funded Kin-GAP benefits and is no longer eligible for those federally funded benefits to receive Kin-GAP payments under the state-funded program if the youth meets specified requirements. By expanding eligibility for state-funded Kin-GAP and increasing county responsibilities in administering the program, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


AB 1089   (Calderon, Ian D)   Foster care.
Status: 7/12/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10)(SEN). (Last location was HUM. S. on 6/17/2013)
Location: 7/12/2013 - S .  2 YEAR
Would specify the transfer procedures that would apply when a consumer of regional center services who has an order for foster care, is awaiting foster care placement, or is placed in out-of-home care transfers between regional centers or local educational agencies. Among other things, the bill would require the county social worker or county probation officer to immediately send a notice of relocation, as defined, to the sending regional center of the, and would require the sending regional center to immediately send a notice of transfer, as defined, to the receiving regional center, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


AB 1133   (Mitchell D)   Foster children: special health care needs.
Status: 9/10/2013 - Action From UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Senate amendments are concurred in.To ENROLLMENT.
Location: 9/10/2013 - A .  ENROLLMENT
Would clarify that medically fragile children, as defined, meet the definition of a child with special health care needs for the purposes of these provisions. The bill would require that, when determining the placement of a foster child who is medically fragile, as defined, priority consideration be given to placement with a foster parent who is an individual nurse provider, as defined, who provides health services under the federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program, but that this priority consideration be subordinate to the preference granted to a relative of the child, in accordance with federal law.
Position: Neutral 
Assigned: Jackie 


AB 1171   (Levine D)   Child welfare services: electronic records.
Status: 8/30/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/13/2013)
Location: 8/30/2013 - S .  2 YEAR
Would authorize, no later than July 1, 2014, a county to develop and implement a voluntary pilot program to provide a foster youth, 16 years of age or older, or a nonminor dependent, as defined, upon his or her request, or upon his or her emancipation from, or termination of, dependency or probation, the opportunity to create his or her own singular online electronic record of necessary information and documents, including, but not limited to, medical or health records, a copy of his or her certified birth certificate, and a copy of his or her social security card, to assist him or her in the transition to adulthood. This bill contains other related provisions.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


ACR 49   (Stone D)   Foster Care Month.
Status: 5/23/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 41, Statutes of 2013.
Location: 5/23/2013 - A .  CHAPTERED
The Legislature declares the month of May 2013 as Foster Care Month.
Position: Sponsor 
Assigned: Jackie 


SB 22   (Beall D)   Health care coverage: mental health parity.
Status: 8/30/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/14/2013)
Location: 8/30/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would, on or after October 1, 2014, require every health care service plan that provides hospital, medical, or surgical coverage, every specialized mental health care service plan that contracts with a health care service plan to provide mental health services, and every health insurer to submit an annual report to the Department of Managed Health Care or the Department of Insurance, as appropriate, certifying compliance with specified state laws and the MHPAEA, except as provided. The bill would require the departments to collaborate with each other and consult with experts and stakeholders to create the standards for the form and content of those reports on or before July 1, 2014. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Lynn 


SB 69   (Liu D)   School finance: new pupil funding formula.
Status: 8/16/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10)(ASM). (Last location was DESK on 5/30/2013)
Location: 8/16/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would, commencing in the 2014-15 fiscal year, revise and recast the provisions related to the public school financing system by requiring state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools that previously received a general-purpose entitlement, to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Watch 
Assigned: Danielle 


SB 131   (Beall D)   Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitations.
Status: 9/6/2013 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 21. Noes 8.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Location: 9/6/2013 - S .  ENROLLMENT
Would provide that the time limits for commencement of an action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse shall be applied retroactively to any claim that has not been adjudicated to finality on the merits as of January 1, 2014. This bill would revive, for a period of one year, a cause of action, as specified, that would otherwise be barred by the statute of limitations as of January 1, 2014, provided that the plaintiff's 26th birthday was before January 1, 2003, and the plaintiff discovered the cause of his or her injury on or after January 1, 2004. This bill contains other related provisions.
Position: Watch 
Assigned: Doug 


SB 177   (Liu D)   Homeless Youth Education Success Act.
Status: 9/10/2013 - Action From UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Assembly amendments are concurred in.To ENROLLMENT.
Location: 9/10/2013 - S .  ENROLLMENT
Would require public schools and county offices of education to immediately enroll a homeless child or youth seeking enrollment, except as provided, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services to identify representatives from their respective agencies and from other state agencies that have experience in homeless youth issues to develop policies and practices relating to homeless children and youths, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle 


SB 223   (Liu D)   Education finance: Maximum Categorical Funding Flexibility and Accountability Program.
Status: 5/24/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/23/2013)
Location: 5/24/2013 - S .  2 YEAR
Would establish the Maximum Categorical Funding Flexibility and Accountability Program, to be implemented from the 2015-16 fiscal year to the 2019-20 fiscal year, inclusive. The bill would extend the operation of the provisions that authorize the expenditure of funds provided for specified categorical education programs for any educational purpose by 5 fiscal years, but would delete funds appropriated for adult education programs, specialized secondary education grant programs, and regional occupational centers and programs from the scope of this provision as of July 1, 2015, and would base the amount apportioned under the provision on the same relative proportion that the local educational agency received in the 2013-14 fiscal year rather than the 2008-09 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support if amended 
Assigned: Danielle 


SB 343   (Yee D)   Dependent children: documents.
Status: 8/30/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/14/2013)
Location: 8/30/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would revise and recast certain provisions to, among other things, require the county welfare department to submit reports at the first regularly scheduled hearing after the child has attained 16 years of age and at the hearing immediately prior to the child attaining 18 years of age, verifying that it has provided certain information, documents, and services to the child. By increasing the reporting duties of county welfare departments, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


SB 347   (Beall D)   Youth shelters: funding.
Status: 9/9/2013 - In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Location: 9/9/2013 - S .  ENROLLMENT
Would authorize a county to use any unexpended funds awarded to a shelter for abused and neglected children for the purpose of acquiring, renovating, constructing, or purchasing equipment for a shelter for runaway or homeless youth, and would direct the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to revise any contracts as necessary to implement this provision. The bill would also authorize a county that is the recipient of a contract to use funds received under the contract to provide grant awards to private nonprofit entities for the acquisition, renovation, construction, or purchase of equipment for a youth shelter.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Doug 


SB 473   (Block D)   Human trafficking.
Status: 9/6/2013 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Atkins.
Location: 9/6/2013 - A .  INACTIVE FILE
Would add human trafficking as offenses that may be used to establish a pattern of criminal gang activity. Because this bill would amend Proposition 21, the bill requires a 2/3 vote. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle 


SB 528   (Yee D)   Dependents: care and treatment: minor parents and nonminor dependent parents.
Status: 9/9/2013 - In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Location: 9/9/2013 - S .  UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Under current law, minors are authorized to consent to medical and other treatment under certain circumstances. This bill would specify that nothing in those provisions shall be construed to limit the rights of dependent children to consent to specified types of medical and other care, including the diagnosis and treatment of sexual assault, medical care relating to the prevention or treatment of pregnancy, treatment of infectious, contagious, and communicable diseases, mental health treatment, and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Jackie 


SB 585   (Steinberg D)   Mental health: Mental Health Services Fund.
Status: 9/9/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 288, Statutes of 2013.
Location: 9/9/2013 - S .  CHAPTERED
Would clarify that services provided under Laura's Law may be provided pursuant to the procedures specified in the Mental Health Services Act, thereby making an appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Neutral 
Assigned: Lynn 


SB 602   (Committee on Human Services)   Child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment projects.
Status: 7/3/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 60, Statutes of 2013.
Location: 7/3/2013 - S .  CHAPTERED
Current law requires funds allocated to a county to revert to the State Children's Trust Fund and be administered, as provided, if that county chooses not to contract or subcontract for the provision of services. This bill would remove required training and technical assistance by private, nonprofit agencies as a selection criteria. This bill would also remove the requirement that funds allocated to a county that chooses not to contract or subcontract for the provision of services revert to the State Children's Trust Fund. The bill would make conforming changes to related provisions.
Position: Neutral 
Assigned: Danielle 


SB 738   (Yee D)   Sexually exploited and trafficked minors.
Status: 8/16/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10)(ASM). (Last location was HUM. S. on 6/17/2013)
Location: 8/16/2013 - A .  2 YEAR
Would provide, until January 1, 2017, that a minor may come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and become a dependent child of the court if the minor is a victim of human trafficking or sexual exploitation, or received food or shelter in exchange for, or was paid to perform, sexual acts, and the parent or guardian failed or was unable to protect the child. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Position: Support 
Assigned: Danielle  
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