Legislative Update 3/1/2019

Issue: Gun Control

AB202: Authorizes the possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle that is on the property of a community college under certain circumstances.

AN ACT relating to firearms; authorizing a person to possess a handgun in a motor vehicle that is on the property of a community college under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Effect on Local Government: No / Effect on the State: No.
Primary Sponsor: Assemblyman Ellison 

SB143: Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms.

AN ACT relating to firearms; repealing, revising and reenacting provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms; prohibiting a fee from being charged for certain background checks; requiring a licensed dealer of firearms to conduct a background check before a private party sale or transfer in certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Effect on Local Government: No / Effect on the State: Yes
Primary Sponsors: Senators Atkinson, Cancela, Cannizzaro, Woodhouse, Parks, Frierson, Yeager, Bilbray-Axelrod 

History from charging to perform a background check on a person who wishes to purchase or receive a firearm from an unlicensed person. Most Recent History Action:

Read third time. Passed. Title approved. (Yeas: 28, Nays: 13, Excused: 1.) To Senate. In Senate. To enrollment. Enrolled and delivered to Governor. Approved by the Governor. Chapter 2.

Issue: Voter Fraud

AB82: Revises provisions relating to elections.

AN ACT relating to elections; revising deadlines by which certain petitions of minor political parties and independent candidates must be filed; revising the circumstances under which candidates of major political parties appear on or are omitted from the ballot at a primary election; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Effect on Local Government: No / Effect on the State: No
Primary Sponsor: Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

SB237: Revises provisions relating to the security of elections.

AN ACT relating to elections; defining certain terms relating to election security; requiring the Secretary of State to adopt regulations for conducting a risk-limiting audit of an election; requiring each county clerk and city clerk to conduct a risk-limiting audit; establishing certain provisions for each county clerk, each city clerk and all election staff relating to cybersecurity; requiring county and city clerks to test electronic rosters under certain circumstances; providing that certain records relating to the security of an election are not public records; providing that certain signatures on election records are confidential; requiring the Secretary of State to establish a pilot program to conduct risk-limiting audits of the 2020 general election; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Effect on Local Government: May have Fiscal Impact / Effect on the State: Yes
CONTAINS UNFUNDED MANDATE
Primary Sponsor: Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Issue: Abortion

SB121: Revises provisions relating to fiduciaries.

AN ACT relating to fiduciaries; adopting a power of attorney for health care decisions for persons with any form of dementia; revising provisions relating to the authority of a principal under a power of attorney; revising provisions governing the authority of public guardians to conduct certain investigations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Effect on Local Government: May have Fiscal Impact / Effect on the State: No.
Primary Sponsor: Senate Committee on Judiciary

SB179: Revises provisions relating to public works.

AN ACT relating to abortions; revising provisions relating to informed consent to an abortion; repealing criminal penalties on certain actions relating to the termination of a pregnancy or concealing birth; repealing the prohibition on the excusal of a person on certain grounds from testifying as a witness in a prosecution relating to the termination of a pregnancy; repealing parental notification requirements for abortions performed upon pregnant minors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Effect on Local Government: No / Effect on the State: Yes

Primary Sponsors: Senators Cancela, Ratti, Scheible, Assemblymen/women Spiegel, Sprinkle, Bilbray-Axelrod, Peters, Nguyen  

Issue: Minimum Wage

AB136: Makes various changes relating to public construction.

AN ACT relating to public construction; revising the manner in which the prevailing wage is determined; lowering the estimated thresholds at or above which prevailing wage requirements apply to certain public construction projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Effect on Local Government: May have Fiscal Impact / Effect on the State: Yes
Primary Sponsor: Assemblyman/women Frierson, Benitez-Thompson, Carlton, McCurdy, Daly 

AB190: Revises provisions relating to certain construction.

AN ACT relating to construction; revising the requirements pursuant to which a contractor or subcontractor engaged on a public work may discharge his or her obligation to pay prevailing wages to workers; revising provisions relating to the determination of the prevailing wages by the Labor Commissioner and the duration of such rates on a public work; decreasing the minimum threshold for the applicability of the prevailing wage requirements; eliminating the exemption for charter schools from the requirement to pay prevailing wages on their public works; clarifying the application of prevailing wage requirements to certain construction projects that are not public works; eliminating certain prohibitions relating to agreements with labor organizations concerning contracts with a public body for a public work or with an awardee of certain grants, tax abatements, tax credits or tax exemptions from a public body; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Effect on Local Government: May have Fiscal Impact / Effect on the State: Yes

Primary Sponsor: Assemblymen/women Daly, McCurdy, Carrillo, Fumo, Flores, Parks 

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