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 – District of Choice Sunset Extension: Will extend the School District of Choice program until July 1, 2022 and will allow participating school districts to continue to accept student transfers from outside their district boundaries.

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 - Keep Arts in Schools Fund: Will extend the sunset date for the Keep Arts in Schools Fund to July of 2022. Will also set the minimum funding requirement for tax check-off programs to zero for one year, to ensure taxpayers have the option to continue to make voluntary contributions. 

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Enlisted Persons:   A code clean-up bill that changes the numerous references to male and female military personnel in outdated state statutes to conform to the prevailing usage by the active duty military.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 660 – Aftermarket Automotive Parts Sector Support: Will authorize the State Air Resources Board to enter into agreements with private entities and receive monetary contributions from them in order to hire more staff to process a backlog of emission standards applications and allow for a higher level of compliance in a faster amount of time.

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 714 - West Coyote Hills Conservancy: Creates the West Coyote Hills Conservancy program, to be administered by the conservancy and to undertake projects and award grants in the West Coyote Hills area, as described, for purposes relating to improvement of public access, and the protection, restoration, and enhancement of natural resources in the area. 

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 month 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 month 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.  

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.