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State Legislation Committee - February 19, 2014 - Meeting Minutes

State Legislation Committee - February 19, 2014

MINUTES - STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
**Special Meeting**
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
11:00am
City Hall, Room 421


MEMBERS:
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Tamsen Drew) 
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor Farrell – Jess Montejano
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow

Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato

Assessor’s Office – Trisha Prashad (Edward McCaffrey)
Controller’s Office – Michelle Allersma (Drew Murrell/James Whitaker) 

AGENDA

I. ROLL CALL
Present: Elliott, Montejano, Winslow, Prashad, Allersma

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 1-15-2014 (Action Item)
Motion to approve: Allersma; Seconded by: Prashad
Approved 5-0; Absent: True, Kato
No public comment. 

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.
MAYOR
a. AB 1585 (Alejo) Human Trafficking
Recommended Position: Support
This bill seeks to provide victims of human trafficking a process for removing solicitation or prostitution charges from their criminal records. Criminal records kept by the Department of Justice and State Department of Social Services are given to entities for various purposes, including fulfilling employment, licensing, and certification requirements as well as in connection with adoption applications.

Motion to approve items a-c: Montejano; Seconded by: Allersma
Approved: 5-0; Absent: True; Kato
No public comment. 

b. AB 1610 (Bonta) Human Trafficking
Recommended Position: Support
Existing law authorizes the defendant or the people to apply for an order that a witness be examined conditionally for a criminal trial in specified cases, including when the person is about to leave the state or is so sick or infirm that he or she will be unable to attend the trial. This bill would authorize the defendant or the people to apply for an order that the witness be examined conditionally when the material witness is a victim of or witness to a felony prosecution involving human trafficking, commercial sex acts, or forced labor or services.

c. SB 955 (Mitchell) Human Trafficking
Recommended Position: Support
A court can order the interception of a wire, oral, or other specified electronic communication if the judge finds, among other things, that there is probable cause to believe that an individual is committing, has committed, or is about to commit, one several offenses, including, among others, possession for sale of certain controlled substances, murder, and certain felonies involving destructive devices. This extends the ability of the court to issue an order until January 1, 2020 and includes Human Trafficking as a listed felony. 

d. SB 962 (Leno) Mobile Device Kill Switch
Recommended Position: Support
This bill would require that mobile devices sold in California on or after January 1, 2015, include a technological solution, which may consist of software, hardware, or both, that can render inoperable the essential features of the device, when the device is not in the possession of the rightful owner.

Motion to approve: Winslow; Seconded by: True
Approved: 6-0; Absent: Kato
No public comment. 

e. SB 965 (Leno) Community College Districts
Recommended Position: Support
Funding for Community Colleges is allocated based on student enrollment. With the risk of losing accreditation, San Francisco Community College has seen a significant decrease in enrollment. This bill provides that if a Community College District is at risk of losing its accreditation, and the board of governors has appointed a special trustee to manage the community college district, then funding should be determined based on a percentage of “full enrollment.” 

Motion to Sponsor: Montejano; Seconded by True
Approved: 7-0
No public comment. 

SUPERVISOR DAVID CHIU
a. AB 935 (Leno) 
Recommended position: Support
Existing law requires that, on and after July 1, 2014, the minimum wage for all industries be not less than $9 per hour. Existing law further increases the minimum wage, on and after January 1, 2016, to not less than $10 per hour. This bill would increase the statewide minimum wage, on and after January 1, 2015, to not less than $11 per hour, on and after January 1, 2016, to not less than $12 per hour, and on and after January 1, 2017, to not less than $13 per hour. The bill would further increase the minimum wage annually thereafter, to maintain employee purchasing power. The automatically adjusted minimum wage would be calculated using the California Consumer Price Index, as specified.
Motion to Sponsor: Montejano; Seconded by Prashad
Approved: 7-0
No public comment. 

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.
No public comment. 

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



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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



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