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State Legislation Committee - June 11, 2014 - Meeting Agenda

State Legislation Committee - June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 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)





II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 5-14-2014 (Action Item)



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.



  1. SB 1104 (Padilla): Campaign Communication Disclosure

Recommended Position: Support

SB 1104 would require electronic disclosure of campaign communications by candidates for elective state office, committees that advocate support for, or opposition to, candidates for elective state office or statewide ballot measures.




  1. AB 1522 (Gonzalez): Employment: Paid Sick Days

Recommended Position: Support

AB 1522 will grant all California workers earned sick leave following 90 days of employment. Employees will earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours workers, and employers may cap available leave at three days per year. Sick leave can be used to care for a sick family member or, critically, can be used as leave to allow domestic violence and sexual assault survivors time to recover. The bill allows flexibility for workers and employers covered by a collective bargaining agreement and AB 1522 includes anti-retaliation language


  1. AB 1653 (Garcia): CalWORKs: Victims of Domestic Violence.

Recommended Position: Support if amended

Current law creates a procedure for counties to inform CalWORKs applicants and recipients about the options available to domestic violence survivors in the CalWORKs program, including waivers of program requirements. This bill seeks to create uniformity around the informing of domestic violence options and the processing of domestic violence waivers.  It also links domestic violence waivers to a recipient’s ability to participate in welfare-to-work.

of group home facilities, licensed foster parents and kinship providers.



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 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  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 Tamsen Drew, 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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