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April 20, 2011

State Legislation Committee - April 20, 2011


Wednesday, April 20, 2011
11:00 AM
City Hall, Room 288



Mayor's Office (Chair) – Kate Howard
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor #2 – TBD
City Attorney's Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer's Office – Pauline Marx (Greg Kato)
Assessor's Office – Andrea D'Anna
Controller's Office – Leo Levenson (Michelle Allersma)




  2. CA STATE BUDGET UPDATE (Discussion)

  3. CONSENT AGENDA – (Action)


    The SLC has previously taken a position on all of the items on the consent agenda.

    1. AB 138 - Beall: Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011
    2. AB 730 – Grove: CalWORKs eligibility: periodic drug testing.
    3. AB 828 – Swanson: Food stamps: eligibility: drug felonies.
    4. AB 1182 – Roger Hernandez: CalWORKs eligibility: asset limits: vehicles
  4. PROPOSED LEGISLATION (Discussion and Action)

    Discussion and possible action item: the Committee will review and discuss state legislation affecting the City and County of San Francisco. Items are listed by Department, then by bill number.

    City Attorney
    1. SB 296 (Wright) Gang injunctions - Recommended position: Oppose
    1. AB 375 (Skinner) - Recommended position: Oppose
      Changes the number and types of workers compensation eligible job-related injuries for nurses.
    Department of Public Health
    1. AB 74 (Ma) "Raves Safety Act" – Recommended position: Support
    2. AB 472 (Ammiano) – Controlled substances: overdose: punishment. Recommended position: Support
    3. SB 575 (DeSaulnier) – Smoking in the workplace. Recommended position: Support
    Human Services Agency
    1. AB 6 (Fuentes) CalWORKs and CalFresh Reporting. - Recommended position: Support
    2. AB 69 (Beall) Senior nutrition benefits. - Recommended position: Support
    3. AB 833 (Yamada) CalWORKs: maximum aid payments. - Recommended position: Support
    4. AB 533 (Yamada) Area agencies on aging: independent living ce - Recommended position: Support
    5. AB52 (Feuer, Huffman) Health care coverage: rate approval. Recommended position: Support
    6. SB586 (Pavley) Increases the fines for elder abuse crimes and dedicates revenues from fines to Adult Protective Services in the jurisdiction. Recommended position: Support
    7. AB689 (Blumenfield) Prohibits sale of annuities to seniors that are inappropriate to consumer. Recommended position: Support
    8. AB793 (Eng) Prohibits Insurance brokers or agents from participating in reverse mortgages and tying up resulting funds in annuities or any other instrument - Recommended position: Support
    1. AB 1200 (Ma) - recommended position: oppose
    2. SB 790 (Leno) - recommended position: support
    1. AB1124 (Skinner) - recommended position: support
    2. SB184 (Leno) - recommended position: support
    3. SB729 (Leno/Steinberg) recommended position: support
    1. AB 51 (Yamada): recommend support if amended.
    2. AB 1158 (Calderon) Deferred Deposit Transactions. - Oppose
    3. SB 670 (Calderon) Occupancy Taxes - Oppose

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





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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 Kate Howard, Director of Government Affairs, Mayor's Office at: (415) 554-6515.

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