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March 14, 2012

State Legislation Committee - March 14, 2012
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
City Hall, Room 201
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)


II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 2-15-12 (Action Item)
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.
a. SB 1002 (Yee) - Recommended position: Support
Would authorize an agency, when requested by a person, to provide an
electronic record in a format in which the text in the electronic record is
searchable by commonly used software.
b. AB 57 (Beall) – Recommended position: Support
Would alter the composition of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
c. AB 1534 (Harman) – Recommended position: Sponsor/Support
Would authorize local government agencies to require a taxicab to be
equipped with a video event recorder, specify the video event recorder’s
operating specifications and parameters, and authorize specified entities to
review the images captured by the video event recorder.
d. AB 1678 (Monning) - Recommended position: Oppose
Would prohibit a mobile food facility from selling or otherwise providing food
or beverages within 500 feet of any property line of an elementary or
secondary school campus 

e. AB 2452 (Ammiano) - Recommended position: Sponsor
Would authorize the legislative body for the local filing officer to require an
elected officer, candidate, committee, or person required to file specified
statements, reports, or other documents to file those statements, reports or
other documents online or electronically.

f. AB 2383 (Ammiano) - Recommended position: Sponsor/Support
Authorizes the city attorney of a city and county and his or her investigators
to have full access to DMV records.
g. AB 1691 (Lowenthal) - Recommended position: Sponsor/Support
Would allow CalWORKs recipients to count English as a Second Language
courses (ESL) or Work-related ESL classes as a core activity for up to 8
months. Counties may extend that to 12 months on a case-by-case basis.
h. SB 1060 (Hancock) - Recommended position: Support
Would end the lifetime ban of persons convicted of a drug-related felony from
receiving CalWORKs benefits.
i. AB 1970 (Skinner) - Recommended position: Support
Would help counties maximize the use of technology to remove barriers to
participation in the CalWORKs, CalFresh and Medi-Cal programs.
IV. FUTURE LEGISLATION (Discussion and Possible Action)
a. Port – Affordable Housing - Recommended position: Sponsor
Proposal for State Legislation to allow the Port use a Port inland site, no
longer needed for waterfront use, for affordable housing. (With Attachments)
b. Port – Waterfront Financing - Recommended position: Sponsor
Proposal for State Legislation to amend current law regarding financing plans
for special waterfront districts that include the waterfront area in the City and
County of San Francisco designated as America’s Cup venues.
c. Treasurer Tax Collector - - Recommended position: Sponsor
Proposal for State Legislation to establish a fair rate of interest on claims and
judgments (Including Local Tax Refunds) against California Public Entities.
V. PROPOSED STATE POLICY AGENDA – Department of Public Health, Public
Utilities Commission (Discussion and Action)
Discussion and possible action
item: the Committee will review and discuss proposed state policy agendas.
Proposed state policy agendas for review and possible adoption will be listed by
submitting department, then specific policy item.
Department of Public Health – Recommended position from the Department of
Public Health: Support
a. Public Health and Prevention
b. Health Care Coverage
c. Health Reform Implementation
a. Support Recommendations of the 2011 San Francisco Health Reform
Task Force
d. Hospitals
e. Emergency Medical Services
f. Realignment
Telephone: (415) 554-6141
h. Behavioral Health Services
i. Homeless/Housing
j. Incarcerated
k. Immigrant Access to Health Care/Multicultural Care
l. Long-Term Care
m. Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
Public Utilities Commission – Recommended position from the Public Utilities
Commission: Support
a. Water and Wastewater Issus
b. Energy Issues
c. Sustainability Issues
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 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 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

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:

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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