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June 13, 2012

State Legislation Committee - June 13, 2012
STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
11:00am
City Hall, Room 201

MEMBERS:
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Renee Willette)
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor Elsbernd – Alex Volberding
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato
Assessor’s Office – Angela D’Anna
Controller’s Office – Michelle Allserma (Drew Murrell)

AGENDA
I. ROLL CALL
All or designee present except Judson True
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 5-9-12 (Action Item)
Approved 4-0. No public comment.
III. 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.
MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
a. AB 1330 (Simitian) License plate cameras – Recommended position: Oppose
Would restrict use of information by License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras for both law and non-law enforcement entities, including restrictions on the retention, use and sale of such data.
Continued to the call of the Chair.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
a. AB 1329 (Steinberg) Prescription drug donation - Recommended position: Support
Would allow counties to set up prescription drug donation and redistribution programs to dispense, free of charge, to the medically indigent.

Approved 4-0. No public comment.

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
b. AB 2265 (Hernández) Business Improvement Districts - Recommended position: Oppose
Would prohibit a property or business improvement district known as community benefit district (CBD) or business improvement district (BID) in San Francisco, from contracting with an organization that was involved in the formation or renewal of the CBD/BID.

Approved 4-0. No public comment.

TREASURE ISLAND
c. AB 2144 (Perez/Atkins) Infrastructure Financing Districts – Recommended position: Support
Would implement various IFD reforms.

Approve to support and request amendments d 4-0. No public comment.

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HOUSING
d. AB 1532
(Perez) Greenhouse gas reduction spending - Recommended position: Support if amended
Would direct the Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop three-year investment plans for AB32
Approved with additional amendments by DPW and PUC 4-0. No public comment.

ENVIRONMENT
e. Ab 1442
(Wieckowski) Pharmaceutical waste transportation - Recommended position: Support
Would authorize transportation of pharmaceutical waste by common carrier instead of a licensed medical/hazardous waste hauler.

Approved 4-0. No public comment.

VIII. 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.

No public comment.

VII. ADJOURNMENT

Disability Access

Room 288 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 Renee Willette, Deputy Director of Legislative & Government Affairs, Mayor’s Office at: (415) 554-6971.

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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