Legislation

SCA 2 – Transportation Revenue Lockbox: Will ensure that any future revenues passed by the Legislature to pay for road and highway maintenance will be spent exclusively on vitally needed repairs and not on other legislative priorities.

SB 52 - Local Infrastructure Improvement: Allows for the relinquishment of the portion of State Route 39 (also known as Beach Boulevard) located in Anaheim, thereby allowing the city to make necessary safety and other improvements, which will aid in revitalization.

SB 374 – Federal Mental Health Conformity: Will require individual and group health insurance policies that cover mental health and substance use disorder benefits to comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and authorize the Insurance Commissioner to issue guidance to health insurers regarding compliance with these requirements.

SB 455 – Pre-transfer Enrollment for Military Children: Will allow military families moving to California to register their children for school in advance of their move on a preliminary basis, so long as they provide proof of residence within 10 days of the prescribed date of the Permanent Change of Station order.

SB 503 - Voluntary Tax Contribution Funds: Extends until January 1, 2025, the “Keep Arts in Schools” Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund (VCF) and the “Protect Our Coasts and Oceans” Voluntary Contribution Fund.

SB 570 – CalWORKs: GI Bill Income:  Will clarify the rules governing income and eligibility for the CalWORKs program, to exempt all education-related benefits paid to our Veterans and surviving family members by the United States Veteran Administration.

SB 626 – Military and Veterans: Enlisted Persons:   A code clean-up bill that changes the numerous references to male and female military personnel in outdated state statutes to conform to the prevailing usage by the active duty military.

SB 673 – Pet Lover’s License Plate Fund Disbursement: Will facilitate the disbursement of funds that have been raised by the sale of Pet Lover’s license plates.

SB 694 – Veteran Resource Centers:  Will specify a baseline level of service that each community college will offer to ensure that veterans are receiving the support they need and deserve, regardless of which campus they attend.

SB 728 – Disability Leave for State Employees Serving in the National Guard: Will grant a state employee who serves as a member of the National Guard and sustains a military service-connected disability an additional credit for sick leave for the purpose of undergoing medical treatment during the first 12 months of their return.

SB 731 – Disability Leave for Certificated or Classified School Employees Serving in the National Guard: Will grant a certificated or classified school employee who serves as a member of the National Guard and sustains a military service-connected disability an additional credit for sick leave for the purpose of undergoing medical treatment during the first 12 months of their return.

SB 747 – National Guard Officer Appointments: Will allow commissioned officers of the California National Guard who relocate outside California to retain their commissions and continue to serve in California National Guard units.

SB 776 – Incarcerated Veterans: Will work with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to assess veteran populations and where appropriate provide a correctional officer who is trained and accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist incarcerated veterans in applying for and receiving any federal veterans benefits for which they may be eligible.

SB 789 – Apprenticeship Standards Review: Will require that the annual report by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the California Apprenticeship Council include an analysis of any apprenticeship standards or regulations that were proposed or adopted in the previous years.  

RESOLUTIONS

SCR 42: Arab American Heritage Month: commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California, and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state.

SCR 55 – Purple Heart Day:  Declares August 7, 2017, as Purple Heart Day in California and encourages all Californians to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces, especially those who have been wounded and received the Purple Heart.

SCR 65: Military and Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week: commemorates September 3 -9 as Military and Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week in California.

SCR 82: Neonatal Nurses Day: commemorates September 15th as ‘Neonatal Nurses Day’ in California.