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January 23, 2013

State Legislation Committee - January 23, 2013
STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
11:00am
City Hall, Room 278

MEMBERS:
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Kelly Pretzer)
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Board of Supervisors, Seat 2 – Vacant
City Attorney’s Office – Mary Jane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato
Assessor’s Office – Angela D’Anna
Controller’s Office – Michelle Allersma (Drew Murrell)

 

AGENDA

I. ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 12-12-2012 (Action Item)
III. PROPOSED LEGISLATION (Discussion and Action)

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

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

a. SB 47 (Yee) – Assault weapons
Recommended position: Support
Would amend existing 1989 Assault Weapons Ban to close the “bullet button” loophole.

b. SB 108 (Yee) – Firearm Lending and Residential Storage
Recommended position: Support
Would make violations of existing firearm storage regulations criminal
offense, punishable as an infraction or a misdemeanor.

c. Hollow Point Ammunition
Recommended position: Sponsor
Would make hollow point ammunition illegal for commercial sale or possession.

TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR

a. "Pooled" Interest Rates
Recommended position: Sponsor
Would provide for the application of “pooled” interest rates rather than only
fixed rates.
1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 200
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102-4681

Telephone: (415) 554-6141

IV. PROPOSED STATE POLICY AGENDA – City Attorney, Public Health,
Economic Development, Environment, Mayor’s Office of HOPE, Recreation
and Park, and Treasurer/Tax Collector (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.

City Attorney
Recommended position from the City Attorney’s Office: Monitor
legislation and support or oppose as necessary regarding:

a. Litigation
i. Liability
ii. Expert Witness Fees
iii. Unfair Competition and Business Practice
iv. Attorney’s Fees
v. Medical Recovery Fees

b. Code Enforcement
c. Land Use
d. Public Contracts

i. Burden of Proof
ii. Strict Liability
iii. Mandated Mediation or Arbitration

e. Conflict of Interest Code


Public Health
Recommended position from the Department of Public Health:
Monitor, support, or oppose as necessary regarding:

a. Public Health & Prevention
b. Health Care Coverage
c. Health Reform Implementation
d. Hospitals
e. Emergency Medical Services
f. Realignment
g. HIV/AIDS
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 (MCAH)

Economic DevelopmentRecommended position from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development: Support

a. State Enterprise Zone
b. California State Film & TV Tax Credit Program

Environment Recommended positions from the Department of the Environment: Support

a. Green Building/Energy
b. Clean Air/Climate Change
c. Zero Waste

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 200
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102-4681
Telephone: (415) 554-6141

d. Toxics
e. Environmental Justice
f. Urban Forestry & Gardens
g. Renewable Energy Rebates


Mayor’s Office of HOPE
– Recommended position from the Mayor’s Office of HOPE:
Support

a. Wireless Lifeline Services
b. Implementation of Health Care Reform
c. Homeless Youth
d. Emergency Underage Shelters (SB 119)
e. Youth Criminal Records
f. The Select Committee on Homelessness

Recreation and Parks – Recommended position from the Recreation and Parks
Department: Support

a. State Funding for Local and State Park Improvements
b. Prop 1C Funding for Parks
c. Sale of Parks and Open Space
d. Incentivize Sustainability Efforts
e. Support Healthy Californians
f. Mandatory Recreation Requirements

 V. 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.

VI. 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
1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 200
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102-4681
Telephone: (415) 554-6141
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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