My Pension Reform Package
SB 953 repeals Business & Professions Code Section 2397 (d), which refers specifically to an already repealed section of law. It would allow podiatrists to assist in emergency situations and be protected from liability under the Good Samaritan law.
SB 1042 repeals the outdated law that permits a county’s Board of Supervisors to condemn land, pay for it with general-obligation debt, and transfer that land to the federal government for military purposes.
SB 1065 reinstates the expired provision that allows the FTB to grant innocent spouse relief when similar relief has been granted by the IRS, and allows taxpayers to appeal the FTB's determination on an "equitable relief" request.
SB 1079 authorizes the Office of State Publishing to accept or authorize paid advertisements in materials printed or published by it, state agencies, or vendors.
SB 1244 conforms California law with federal law as it relates to reporting payment of wages and pay to members and managers of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).
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SB 107 exempts from sales and use tax, the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, a mandatory gratuity, tip, or service charge that is charged to a nonprofit organization, as defined, by a hotel, caterer, restaurant, or similar establishment for a meal, food, or beverages.
SB 221 amends the Health and Safety Code by repealing an out-of-date, never-used law. The law being repealed created a program to allow for the licensure of “home dialysis agencies” by the State. No entity has ever requested licensure under the provisions of this law.
SB 446 adds an “electronic tag” to the statutorily-required placard as a rebuttable form of ownership for shopping carts. Under SB 446, the electronic tag establishes further rebuttable presumption that the shopping cart (property) is owned by the person or business named on the placard, and identified on the electronic tag.
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AB 1868 - Charter Schools: AB 1868 amends the Education Code to clarify that the California Tort Claims Act applies to charter schools. AB 1868 explicitly recognizes charter schools as public schools, thus granting them liability protections afforded public schools and districts, allowing them to offer enriching learning opportunities such as field trips.
AB 2102: This bill will require all State agencies to verify new employees’ eligibility via the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify database. The program will also have the added benefit of identifying those who have applied with stolen or fraudulent Social Security numbers.
AB 2317: This bill will require the presentation of documents that are not only much more difficult to falsify, but that actually show specific proof of a person’s citizenship. In order to prove citizenship under AB 2317 one must present any of the following: · A valid birth certificate; · A United States passport clearly showing the applicant’s passport number; · United States naturalization documents, or official certificate of naturalization from the government of the United States and verified by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; or · Any documentation as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-603)
AB 2621: This bill conforms the Criminal Profiteering Act to (1) allow the seizure of forfeitable assets similar to that which currently exists for the narcotics trafficking law; (2) establish guidelines for prosecutors’ and law enforcement’s use of the Criminal Profiteering Act, and (3) revise the distribution formula for the proceeds of a Criminal Profiteering forfeiture to adequately reimburse the law enforcement agency and prosecutor that expend resources in bringing these actions.
AB 2672: This bill exempts full-time commission-based salespersons in the broadcasting industry from overtime rules.
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AB 545 - Eliminating Insurance Fraud: This bill will allow PERS to access the EDD's database in order to better investigate cases of insurance fraud. Will save the State money by allowing mulitple agencies to use a pre-existing database.
AB 561 - Tax Amnesty: This bill would provide much-needed relief to taxpayers who have been unfairly penalized by the unintended consequences of participating in the tax amnesty program.
AB 604 - Eliminating Bureaucracy: This bill would prohibit a business from requiring an in-person cancellation to stop a deceased person’s services. The bill would instead allow survivors of decedents to cancel services by telephone, fax or mail.
AB 605 - Safer Streets: This bill would authorize local government to adopt an ordinance establishing a forfeiture program that implements a due process procedure for declaring a motor vehicle a public nuisance when it is used in the commission of an unlawful race on a highway.
AB 766 - Charter Schools: This bill would make a charter school equivalent to a school district for purposes of submitting a waiver request to the State Education Board.
AB 767 - Education Support for Veterans: This bill would ensure that a California resident who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces (including the California National Guard) would not be charged mandatory tuition or fees by any California university and/or college, provided that all federal educational benefits for which he or she is eligible have been exhausted.
AB 801 - Eliminating Toll Road Fraud: This bill would prohibit the use of devices and/or products that obstruct the reading of a license plate by an electronic device operated for the purposes of toll road logging and payment.
AB 893 - Keeping our Streets Safe: This bill would make it a new and separate infraction to drive a vehicle at a speed of 100 miles per hour or more, and would require a minimum fine of $300 to be imposed upon any conviction of that offense.
AB 968 - Giving Taxpayers a Break: This bill would, in the case of a first-time homebuyer, increase the amount of the property tax exemption to 25 percent of the dwelling's purchase price.
ACA 2 - Private Property Rights: This is a resolution to amend the State Constitution to limit government’s ability to take private property by eminent domain in order to give that property another private entity for the purposes of increasing a municipality’s tax revenues.
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