May 9, 2012
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)
a. SB 1136 (Steinberg) Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) adjustments -
Recommended position: Support if amended
Would require the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to develop a joint plan for coordinated evaluation of MHSA client
outcomes and require the HHS Agency to lead the joint plan effort.
b. AB 2002 (Cedillo) Safety net provider definition - Recommended position:
Would expand the definition of “safety net provider.”
c. ACA 23 (Perea) Assembly Constitutional Amendment - Recommended
Would change the voter-approval requirement for special transportation taxes proposed by local government from two-thirds to 55 percent.
MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
d. AB 2128 (Cook) Traffic fines – Recommended position: Oppose
Would set new guidelines on the setting of yellow lights relative to prevailing speeds rather than posted speeds. Would also make it a lesser offense to not come to a complete stop at a traffic signal if making a right turn at a twoway
street or a left turn from a one-way street into a one-way street.
e. AB 1971 (Buchanan) Fines on transit-related materials - Recommended
Would increase the fine for criminally receiving junk metals and other transitrelated materials.
f. SB 1189 (Hancock) High Speed Rail Bond – Recommended position: Support
Would appropriate $523,400,000 from the High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Fund to the Department of Transportation for allocation by the California Transportation Commission.
g. SB 1380 (Rubio) CEQA bike exemption – Recommended position: Support
Would exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) a bicycle plan prepared pursuant to Streets and Highways Code Section 891.2.
h. AB 1709 (Mitchell) Juveniles: jury trails - Recommended position: Oppose
Would require that a youth who is 16 years of age or older at the time of the commission of an offense that could be used as a future felony conviction under the Three Strikes law is entitled to a jury trial in the juvenile court.
i. SB 1506 (Leno) Drug possession - Recommended position: Support
Would make the simple possession of some drugs a misdemeanor punishable with up to a year of jail time. Currently this action is considered a felony and it’s punished with up to three years in county jail.
j. AB 2263 (Bradford) Expungement relief – Recommended Position: Support
Would expand expungement relief to people convicted of non-serious, nonviolent and non-sexual crimes, those serving longer periods of time in county jail or under mandatory supervision who prior to realignment would have been sentenced to state prison. Would expand the eligibility for expungement to include people sentenced to county supervision for non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual crimes under Public Safety Realignment Act (AB109/117).
HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
k. SB 970 (De Leon) Social services enrollment reform – Recommended
Would promote horizontal integration across health and human services programs, thereby maximizing enrollment and retention of eligible clients.
l. SB 1503 (Steinberg) – Long term services plan – Recommended position:
Would require the Director of Social Services and the Director of Health Care Services to convene a stakeholder group to plan for the integration of longterm services and supports programs.
m. AB 1725 (Lowenthal) Veteran status fee and county services –
Recommended position: Support
Would create a fee system for veterans wishing to add a “V” status to their drivers’ license or state ID card. This fee would be partially remitted to the state controller’s office to create the Veterans Service Office Fund to be distributed to counties for veterans services.
n. AB 1525 (Allen, Alejo) Elder abuse – Recommended position: Support
Would add money wire transferring provisions to the Elder Abuse Act.
o. AB 2336 (Mansoor) Plastic product labels - Recommended position: Oppose
Would preempt existing local government authority to enforce plastic labeling laws as outlined in San Francisco’s environmental code.
p. AB 2196 (Chesboro) Landfill reduction - Recommended position: Support
Would set a statewide goal of cutting the amount of organics in our landfills in half.
q. SB 1118 (Hancock) Mattress disposal – Recommended position: Support with amendment
Would require manufacturers of mattresses, on and after July 1, 2013, to establish and implement a program to collect and recycle used mattresses
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION
r. SB 1186 (Perea) ADA lawsuits - Recommended position: Pending
Among other changes, would prohibit an attorney or other person from issuing a demand for money to a building owner or tenant prior to the filing of a complaint on the basis of one or more construction-related accessibility violations, as specified.
V. PROPOSED STATE POLICY AGENDA – Human Services Agency (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.
a. Aging and Adult Services & Long Term Care
b. Self Sufficiency Supports and Child Welfare
c. Cross Program Priorities
Department of the Environment – Recommended position from the Department of the Environment: Support
a. Energy Efficiency
b. Renewable Energy
c. Zero Waste
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.
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.