2017 Legislation

PUBLIC SAFETY

AB 7 (Firearms: Open Carry) Closes an existing loophole that allows for the open-carry of long guns in unincorporated areas of a county.

AB 585 (Port Police Authority) To explicitly allow for the Chief of the Los Angeles Port to have authority to allow security officers to carry batons while on patrol. Current law only allows for city chiefs and county sheriffs to be recognized with this specific authority.

AB 736 (Firearms: Dealer Licensing) AB 736 will allow for a framework of fines that the Department of Justice can impose on a gun dealer instead of the current choice of doing nothing or license revocation and prosecution.

AB 878 (Juveniles: Restraints) Seeks to prohibit the use of shackles and belly chains for youth during transportation to a court appearance except for where it is believed the youth is a threat to the safety of him/herself or others. Currently, adults testifying in court are not required to swear shackles when appearing before a judge.

ENVIRONMENT

AB 272 (The Southeast Los Angeles Water Relief Act) AB 272 will create the Southeast Los Angeles County Water Relief Act, which will give the State Water Resources Control Board the power to require smaller water agencies that are not meeting Technical, Managerial and Financial (TMF) requirements to partner with larger public water agencies that are able to help them become TMF compliant.

AB 302 (Vehicular Air Pollution: Incentives) Would require air districts to notify in writing the operators of public and commercial motor vehicle fleets of incentive programs available for motor vehicle fleets and to post on the districts’ Internet Web sites information on incentive programs available for motor vehicle fleets. Additionally, AB 302 seeks to establish an incentive to improve air quality while remaining competitive by waiving the vehicle registration fees for medium and heavy-duty trucks that meet a .02 or below NOx emissions standards.

AB 476 (Vehicular Air Pollution) Seeks to update a 41-year old truck weight classification system, moving from a two tiered system that is too broad, that only distinguishes between light and heavy-duty, and adding a third tier that is more consistent with current practice, and sets light, medium, and heavy-duty weight classes. AB 476 will ensure that as we continue to appropriate money and establish programs to support the medium and heavy-duty sector, we can be clearer about what weight classes we are targeting.

SENIOR CARE

AB 286 (Home Upkeep Allowance) Seeks to update the home upkeep allowance.

HOUSING

AB 294 (Mobile Home Parks: Disclosure) Requires mobile home park owners to disclose their name, address and contact at the request of the mobile home owner within 10 business days.

GOVERNMENT REFORM

AB 397 (Public Utilities: Facility Modernization) Ensures that the utilities grid of a disadvantaged community receives preference when a utility company wants to modernize its infrastructure. For too long, disadvantaged communities have had inadequate utilities infrastructure which, providing basic services like water and electricity, is at the core of living a normal, decent life.

AB 795 (Low Income Tax Assistance) Seeks to require coordination of taxing entities for purposes of outreach and redirects funds to focus more on training of low income tax assistance professionals.

AB 949 (School Employees: Criminal Background Checks) Requires sole proprietors that have specified types of contracts with school districts to be subject to criminal background checks.

AB 1183 (Student Safety: Crime Reporting) Establishes an alternative formula for students attending a continuation school and for late arrival English Language Learners (ELL) within the school district.

AB 1285 (Alcoholic Beverage Control Act) Requires administrative hearings to be recorded and for the appeals hearings to include relevant documentation as well as audio recordings of hearings.

AB 1299 (Compton Community College Restoration) Seeks to provide for the budgetary and policy needs of Compton Community College as it transitions into an accredited institution.

IMMIGRATION

AB 440 (Sanctuary Cities) Seeks to raise revenues through a portfolio of taxes to support the funding needs of California's sanctuary cities that are targeted by the federal government for budget cuts.

HUMAN SERVICES

AB 604 (Extended Foster Care Benefits Allows a youth that was subject to a foster care order on his/her 18th birthday to be able to access extended foster care.

AB 811 (Internet For All Foster and Incarcerated Youth) Seeks to add provision of internet access to the foster youth bill of rights. Also requires juvenile detention facilities to allow access to the internet, both for purposes of education and family connection.

EDUCATION

AB 1058 (Fee Waiver for Formerly Incarcerated Youth) Seeks to provide formerly incarcerated youth a with a fee waiver to attend a California Community College.

AB 1118 (Community College) Seeks to make the first year of community college free to all students as outlined by former President Barack Obama

AB 1577 (Career Technical Education: Access Plan) Seeks to establish K-12 Career Technical Education programs be available to all school districts in California