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July 7, 2011

State Legislation Committee - July 7, 2011
STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Thursday, July 7, 2011
11:00 AM
City Hall, Room 288


MEMBERS:
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Kate Howard
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor #2 – TBD
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato
Assessor’s Office – Angela D’Anna
Controller’s Office – Cindy Czerwin

AGENDA

I. ROLL CALL

II. 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.

HUMAN RESOURCES / CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION


a. AB 455 (Campos) - Recommended position: OpposeWould change how merit system boards and personnel commissions are established, one half of the commission would be appointed by the governing board and the other half by the recognized employee organization


OFFICE OF WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

b. SB 860 (Committee on Natural Resources and Water) - Recommended position: SupportWould make clarifying amendments to SB 792


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


c. AB 1066 (Perez) - Recommended position: SupportImplements the provisions of California’s Medical Section 1115 financingWaiver

d. AB 1382 (Hernandez) - Recommended position: SupportEnable trained and certified HIV counselors who are currently authorized to administer HIV tests to perform two additional tests, one for hepatitis C, one for Hepatitis C and HIV

e. AB 703 (Hernandez) - Recommended position: SupportEstablish a Basic Health plan for California


DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

f. AB 210 (Solorio)- Recommended position: Support with amendmentsAmends the Health and Safety Code by authorizing a city or fire district that had continuously provided pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) since June 1, 1980, to contract for or provide, with operational control, the same category of pre-hospital EMS that it has continuously provided during that time


III. FUTURE LEGISLATION (Discussion)

g. Treasurer Tax Collector: Proposal for State Legislation to establish a fairrate of interest on claims and judgments (Including Local Tax Refunds) against California Public Entities


IV. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

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


V. ADJOURNMENT


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


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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