State Legislation Committee - July 9, 2014 - Meeting Agenda
STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
11:00am – 1pm
City Hall, Room 201
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)
I. ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 6-11-2014 (Action Item)
III. PRESENTATION ON STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE PRIORITY BILLS. (Discussion and Possible Action)
Discussion and possible action item: update on the current status of bills the Committee has previously taken a position on.
IIV. 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.
- AB 2372 (Ammiano): Property Taxation
Recommended Position: Support
AB 2372 provides that a reassessment should occur when 90% or more of the ownership interest in a legal entitle is sold in a single transaction, regardless of whether a single individual acquires more than 50% ownership interest.
- SB 580 (Jackson): Firearms
Recommended Position: Support
SB 580 appropriates $10 million over 3 years to the DOJ to ensure that the Armed Prohibited Persons Systems (APPS) database is up-to-date. It additionally allocates $5 million in grants to local law enforcement to assist with updating and implementing the APPS system.
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.
Room 201 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 will be taken on each item.
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 Tamsen Drew, Deputy Director of Legislative & Government Affairs, Mayor’s Office at: (415) 554-6971.
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