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2019 Legislation

SB 57 – Restoring Choice to the DMV Voter Registration Process

Allows individuals to opt-in for voter registration at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) instead of automatically being registered to vote or having to opt-out of registration.

SB 131 – Restricted Appraisal Reports

Extends a sunset on a narrow exemption from the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), specific to the distribution of “restricted appraisal reports.” This exemption would be permitted with the consent of the client, except in federally-related transactions, loan negotiations, or the purchase or refinance on a small home.

SB 141 – Screening for Sexually Violent Predators

Ensures the safety of our communities by requiring that all inmates convicted of a sexually violent offense be administered a mental health evaluation before release.

SB 161 – Protecting all Californians from the Dangers of Fentanyl

Adds fentanyl to a category of dangerous drugs, such as heroin, that are subject to penalty enhancements based on the weight an individual possesses for sale or distribution.

SB 283 – Drug Testing for Fatal Collisions

Helps law enforcement understand and quantify the causes behind fatal collisions by expanding current law to require drug testing in cases of death that occur within 48 hours of a collision.

SB 401 – Candidate-Controlled Ballot Measure Committees

Closes the loophole that allows candidates to promote themselves through the use of candidate-controlled ballot measure committees without being subject to contribution limits.

SB 465 – Continued Emergency Preparedness Funding for SONGS

Ensures that local governments continue to receive funding for offsite emergency response planning, training, and exercises related to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

SB 486 – Patient Brokering in Commercial Recovery Residences 

Prohibits commercially-operated recovery residences from participating in patient brokering and sets a $50,000 fine for violations.

SB 541 – Lockdown Drills

Requires all K-12 public and private schools, with an enrollment of 50 or more students, to conduct two lockdown drills per school year.

SB 589 – Prohibition of Deceptive Marketing Practices

Prohibits an operator of the following types of facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services: a licensed residential treatment facility, a certified alcohol or other drug program, or a recovery residence.

SB 604 – Mental Health Services Act: Centers of Excellence

Requires the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to establish centers of excellence to provide counties with technical assistance and to implement best practices.

SB 679 – Board of Behavioral Sciences: License Portability to California

Streamlines the process for licensed professional clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers in other states to become licensed in California.

SB 710 – Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe

Alleviates the unintended and dangerous consequences of recent criminal justice reform bills and initiatives by: (1) reinstating DNA collection for certain crimes that were reduced to misdemeanors, (2) reclassifying specific violent crimes as “violent felonies” to ensure individuals convicted of these crimes are not eligible for early release, (3) reforming the parole system to expand parolee oversight and strengthen penalties for parole violations, and (4) restoring accountability for serial thieves.

SB 746 – Cancer Treatment Coverage 

SB 746 requires health care insurance providers, that already cover chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to cover anticancer medical devices as of January 1, 2020.

SCR 3 – President George H.W. Bush Day

Recognizes June 12, 2019, and every June 12 thereafter, as President George H.W. Bush Day.

SCR 21 – Costa Mesa Fire Captain Michael Kreza Memorial Highway

Designates a portion of Interstate 5 (I-5) in Orange County between Avery Parkway to El Toro Road as the “Costa Mesa Fire Captain Michael Kreza Memorial Highway.”

2018 Legislation

SB 70 – Restricted Appraisal Reports

Allows a narrow exemption from the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), specific to the distribution of “restricted appraisal reports.” This exemption would be permitted with the consent of the client, except in federally-related transactions, loan negotiations, or the purchase or refinance on a small home.

SB 392 – Family Reunification Pilot Project

Creates a 5-year pilot project to help move families out of poverty through a holistic approach that addresses the root problems of families in crisis and supports the overall well-being of children. Provides funding for innovative programs designed to guide, counsel and teach families on how to transform their lives and offer the tools for real change.

SB 902 – Background Checks in Residential Treatment Facilities

Requires that a state and federal criminal background check be completed before issuing a license for an operator of a residential treatment facility (RTF).

SB 976 – Securing Our Communities from Violent Felons

Limits the list of serious felonies that would be eligible for early release. Specifically, this measure ensures that all serious felons and persons required to register as a sex offender from being eligible for purposes of early release.

SB 1052 – Requiring Full Disclosure in CEQA Litigation

Requires full disclosure of all participating parties in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) litigation and removes anonymity from those who file under the aliases of unincorporated associations. In addition, this bill requires the disclosure of any party that contributes more than $100 toward the plaintiff’s or petitioner’s costs of a CEQA lawsuit, as is already required in campaign finance disclosure laws.

SB 1103 – Protecting all Californians from the Dangers of Fentanyl

Adds fentanyl to a category of dangerous drugs, such as heroin, that are subject to penalty enhancements based on the weight an individual possesses for sale or distribution.

SB 1109 – Opioid Addiction Prevention & Education Act

Addresses the opioid epidemic by: 1) Requiring existing continuing education courses for all prescribers to include the risks of addiction and overdose associated with the use of Schedule II controlled substances; 2) Requiring a warning label on all Schedule II controlled substances prescription bottles on the associated addiction and overdose risks; 3) Requiring a discussion with a minor and their parent or guardian with a prescriber for any minor receiving an initial opioid prescription; 4) Requiring an information sheet on the risks of opioids to be signed by a minor athlete and the minor athlete’s parent or guardian before participation in organized team sports.

SB 1151 – Neighborhood Electric Vehicles in San Diego County

Authorizes the County of San Diego, and any city therein, to establish Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Transportation Plans to serve the mobility needs of their communities and further the region’s vision of supporting a sustainable and healthy region, vibrant economy, and outstanding quality of life for all.

SB 1203 – Active School Threats Training

Requires all Kindergarten through 12th grade public or private schools, with an enrollment of 50 or more pupils, to conduct an active threat drill on their campus at least once per school year.

SB 1204 – Aiding Prosecutors in Fighting Cases of Human Trafficking

Cleans up Penal Code Section 266i, relating to “pandering” in human trafficking cases, by simplifying the theories prosecutors can use from six to one. Specifically, this measure combines the six existing theories of pandering into a single easy-to-understand theory which will simplify charging and jury instructions.

SB 1226 – Accessory Dwelling Units

Provides homeowners, who have unpermitted accessory dwelling units (ADU) on their property, an ability to permit these existing ADUs. Specifically, SB 1226 directs the California Building Standards Commission (BSC) to adopt a building standard that would clarify the authority for a local building official to permit an existing residential unit based on the date of construction.

SB 1237 – Property Tax: Changes in Ownership

Proposes to create a new “change in ownership” event for legal entity owned real property that occurs when 90% or more of the direct or indirect ownership interests in that legal entity transfer in a planned single transaction. (Current law requires reassessment when one legal entity or person acquires more than 50 percent of the ownership interests). Excludes family transfers upon death and publicly traded stock transactions. Increases penalties from 10% to 15% of taxes due for failure to file legal entity change in control statements with the BOE.

SB 1290 – Patient Brokering

Prohibits any licensee, operator, manager, consultant, employee, or patient of an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility (RTF) from offering, paying, soliciting, or receiving a kickback to induce the referral of a patient to or from an RTF. Additionally, SB 1290 creates the “Commission on Substance Abuse and Recovery” to effectively confront the statewide addiction and substance abuse crisis with appropriate care and consideration of local effects.

SB 1384 – Repatriation

Requires any state tax windfall from a federal repatriation deal to be spent on infrastructure.

SCR 59 – Arthritis Awareness Month: May 2018

Recognizes the month of May 2018 as Arthritis Awareness Month in California.

SR XX – Curing Stomach Cancer Month: November 2018

Recognizes the month of November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month.