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March 11, 2010

State Legislation Committee - March 11, 2010


Thursday, March 11, 2010


City Hall, Room 288


Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez

Supervisor Chiu – David Noyola

Supervisor Alioto-Pier – Bill Barnes

City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow

Treasurer’s Office – Pauline Marx

Assessor’s Office – Kevin Alin

Controller’s Office – Leo Levenson




Action Item: the Committee will vote to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2009 meeting of the State Legislation Committee.



Discussion item: the Committee will review and discuss the draft 2010 State Legislative Plans for Departments of the City and County of San Francisco

A. Department of the Environment


Discussion item: the Committee will review and discuss state legislation affecting the City and County of San Francisco

Mayor’s Office

Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez

AB 12 (Beall and Bass) California Fostering Connections to Success Act.

Existing federal law, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, revises and expands federal programs and funding for certain foster and adopted children. This bill would extend these provisions to also include nonminor dependents and revises and expands programs and funding for foster and adopted children.

Status: Referred to Human Services and Judiciary Committees 2/11/10

Recommended Action: Support

AB 2208 (Torres) Sex offenders: social networking prohibition.

This bill would make it a misdemeanor for any person required to register as a sex offender to use any Internet social network Web site, as defined. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Status: May be heard in committee March 23

Recommended Action: Support

AB 2319 (Swanson) Human trafficking: minors.

This bill would provide in addition that depriving or violating a person's liberty with the intent to effect or maintain the provision of a person under the age of 16 to another person for the purpose of any lewd or lascivious act, or the procurement of minors in the preparation of material depicting sexual conduct by a minor, constitutes human trafficking. This bill would also expand the scope of the offense of human trafficking to provide that any person who causes, induces, or persuades a person under 18 years of age to engage in a commercial sex act, as defined, with the intent to effect or maintain specified felonies, or who obtains forced labor or services from a minor, is guilty of human trafficking.

Recommended Action: Support

SB 1225 (Yee) City and County of San Francisco: individualized county child care subsidy plan.

Existing law, until January 1, 2011, authorizes the City and County of San Francisco, as a pilot project, to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan, and provides for the repeal of those provisions on January 1, 2013. This bill would authorize the City and County of San Francisco to implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan until June 30, 2016, and would require the city and county to phase out the plan by January 1, 2018. The bill would require the city and county to demonstrate an increase in earned child days of enrollment by the end of the first fiscal year of operation under the child care subsidy plan submitted to and approved by the Child Development Division of the department after January 1, 2010.

Status: Referred to Senate Education Committee 3/4/10

Recommended Action: Sponsor


Discussion item: members of the public may address the Committee on items of interest that are within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction.


Disability Access

Room 421 of City Hall is located at 1 Dr. Carton B. Goodlett Place, and is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible Muni lines serving this location are: #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness, as will as Muni Metro stations at Van Ness and Civic Center. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking at the Civic Center Plaza garage.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Donna Hall at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102, by phone at 415-554-7724, by fax at 415-554-7854, or email the Sunshine Ordinance Taskforce Administrator at sotf@sfgov.org. Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by contacting the Task Force, or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at www.sfgov.org/sunshine.htm.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 2.100 –2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone 415-581-2300, fax 415-581-2317, Internet website: www.sfgov.org/ethics.

Cell Phones and Pagers

The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devises are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

Public Comment

Public Comment will be taken on each item.

Document Review

Documents that may have been provided to members of the State Legislation Committee in connection with the items on the agenda include proposed state legislation, consultant reports, correspondence and reports from City departments, and public correspondence. These may be inspected by contacting Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Director of Government Affairs, Mayor’s Office at: (415) 554-4846.

Health Considerations

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.

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