Retired Public Employees Association Santa Cruz RPEA

Retired Public Employees Assocation Santa Cruz RPEA

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RPEA Chapter 9 Surf City- Santa Cruz has been serving retired public employees since 1958.
RPEA LEGISLATIVE TRACKING & POSITIONS         updated September 24, 2020

AB 462 (Rodriguez D)   Asset management: emerging managers.

Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/11/2019

Last Amend: 5/21/2019

Status: 5/21/2019-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 4/23/2019-S. RLS.

Summary: Would require the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the Teachers’ Retirement Board to each provide a report to the Legislature, commencing March 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, on the status of achieving appropriate objectives and initiatives, to be defined by the boards, regarding participation of emerging managers responsible for asset management within each system’s portfolio of investments.


AB 1404 (Santiago D)  Nonprofit sponsors: reporting obligations.

Current Text: Amended: 9/6/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 9/6/2019

Status: 9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 9/14/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 9/15/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: The Nonprofit Corporation Law regulates the organization and operation of nonprofit public benefit corporations, nonprofit mutual benefit corporations, and nonprofit religious corporations, including, but not limited to, health care service plans. That law requires a nonprofit public benefit corporation to furnish annually to its members a report that includes the assets and liabilities of the corporation, revenue or receipts of the corporation, and the expenses or disbursements of the corporation. This bill would require a nonprofit sponsor to make specified annual disclosures publicly available by posting those disclosures on the nonprofit sponsor’s public internet website in the same location where it posts copies of its annual report.


AB 1766 (Bloom D) Licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly: data collection: residents with a serious mental disorder.

Current Text: Enrolled: 9/8/2020     html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend:   8/20/2020

Status: 9/8/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Location:  9/ 8/2020-A. ENROLLED

Summary:  Would require the State Department of Social Services to report to each county’s department of mental health or behavioral health, beginning January 1, 2021, and quarterly thereafter, data regarding licensed adult residential facilities, as specified, including all licensed adult residential facilities for residents with a serious mental disorder, as defined, and the number of licensed beds at each facility. The bill would require the department, beginning May 1, 2021, and quarterly thereafter, to publicly report data regarding licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly that closed permanently in the prior quarter, as specified.


AB 1814 (Committee on Insurance) Long-term care insurance.

Current Text: Introduced: 3/5/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 3/5/2019

Status: 9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 9/14/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 9/15/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Current law regulates and defines long-term care insurance as, among other things, any insurance policy, certificate, or rider advertised, marketed, offered, solicited, or designed to provide coverage for diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or personal care services that are provided in a setting other than an acute care unit of a hospital.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes and would delete obsolete provisions regarding this type of insurance.


AB 1962 (Voepel R)   Sales and use taxes: exemption: senior housing.

Current Text: Introduced: 1/21/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 1/21/2020

Status: 3/9/2020-In committee: Hearing for testimony only.

Location: 1/30/2020-A. REV. & TAX

Summary: Current state sales and use tax laws impose a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state of, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. This bill, on and after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2026, would exempt from these taxes the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, building materials and supplies purchases by a qualified person for use by that qualified person in the construction of specified senior housing developments.


AB 2101 (Committee on Public Employment and Retirement)  Public employees’ retirement: required distributions: age.

Current Text: Enrolled: 9/10/2020 html   pdf

Introduced: 2/6/2020

Last Amend: 8/7/2020

Status:  9/10/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Location:  9/10/2020-A. ENROLLED

Summary:  The Teachers’ Retirement Law establishes the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) and creates the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers’ Retirement Plan, which provides a defined benefit to members of the program, based on final compensation, credited service, and age at retirement, subject to certain variations. STRS is administered by the Teachers’ Retirement Board. The Defined Benefit Program is funded by employer and employee contributions, as well as investment returns and state appropriations, which are deposited or credited to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund. Current law authorizes a member to elect continued defined benefit coverage in STRS when taking a position that provides a defined benefit in another public retirement system, and requires the election to be made in writing and to be filed with STRS and the other public retirement system. This bill would remove the requirement that the election be filed with the other public retirement system, and would instead require the employer to retain a copy of the election form.


AB 2377 (Chiu D)   Adult residential facilities: closures and resident transfers.

Current Text: Enrolled: 9/1/2020    hbml  pdf

Introduced: 2/18/2020

Last Amend:  8/25/2020

Status:  9/11/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m. 

Location:  9/11/2020-A. ENROLLED

Summary: Would require an applicant or licensee of an adult community care facility or a residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illness to maintain an email address of record with the State Department of Social Services and notify the department in writing of the email address and any change to that address, as specified.


AB 2471 (Maienschein D)  Senior citizens: rescission of contracts.

Current Text: Enrollment: 9/15/2020  html   pdf

Introduced: 2/19/2020

Last Amend: 8/25/2020

Status:  9/15/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Location:  9/15/2020-A. ENROLLED

Summary: Current law authorizes the legislative body of a public agency, as defined, to determine that it would be convenient, advantageous, and in the public interest to designate an area within which authorized public agency officials and property owners may enter into voluntary contractual assessments to finance certain improvements. Current law prohibits a public agency from permitting a property owner meeting certain criteria to participate in any program established pursuant to these provisions for specified purposes unless the property owner is given the right to cancel the contractual assessment without penalty or obligation before midnight on the 3rd business day after a specified date. Current law also requires a financing estimate and disclosure document to be provided to the property owner prior to entering into the voluntary contractual assessment. Current law requires the document to include, among other things, a description of the property owner’s right to cancel. This bill would extend the period of time to cancel the contracts or offers described above from 3 to 5 business days if the buyer or property owner is a senior citizen, as defined, for contracts entered into, or offers to purchase conveyed, on or after January 1, 2021. The bill would also make conforming changes.

AB 2844 (Obernolte R)   Guardians and conservators: duties: accountings.

Current Text: Enrolled: 9/1/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/20/2020

Last Amend:  8/1/2020

Status:  9/11/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Location 9/11/2020-A. ENROLLED

Summary: The Guardianship-Conservatorship Law generally establishes the standards and procedures for the appointment and termination of an appointment for a guardian or conservator of a person, an estate, or both. Current law requires a guardian or conservator to present the accounting of the assets of the estate of the ward or conservatee to the court at specified intervals and defines an “account statement” for these purposes to include an original account statement from any institution or financial institution. This bill would expand the definition of “account statement” to include a verified electronic statement that is certified under penalty of perjury in a specified manner.


AB 2870 (Fong R)   Housing: supportive housing grants.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Status: 3/5/2020-Referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

Location: 3/5/2020-A. H. & C.D.

Summary: Would appropriate $750,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the purpose of providing counties with one-time grants to build, acquire space for, and renovate structures to be used for supportive housing for persons experiencing homelessness, as provided. The bill would require the department to allocate these moneys among counties by a competitive application process. The bill would require a county to develop and submit a housing needs assessment that includes a demonstration of the county’s need for supportive housing units and capacity to build those units in order to receive a grant.


SB 266 (Leyva D)   Public Employees’ Retirement System: disallowed compensation: benefit adjustments.

Current Text: Amended: 9/3/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/12/2019

Last Amend: 9/3/2019

Status: 9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was DESK on 9/11/2019) (May be acted upon Jan 2020)

Location: 9/15/2019-S. 2 YEAR

Summary: Would establish new procedures under PERL for cases in which PERS determines that the benefits of a member or annuitant are, or would be, based on disallowed compensation that conflicts with PEPRA and other specified laws and thus impermissible under PERL. The bill would also apply these procedures retroactively to determinations made on or after January 1, 2017, if an appeal has been filed and the employee member, survivor, or beneficiary has not exhausted their administrative or legal remedies. At the threshold, after determining that compensation for an employee member reported by the state, school employer, or a contracting agency is disallowed, the bill would require the applicable employer to discontinue the reporting of the disallowed compensation.


SB 364 (Mitchell D) Change in ownership: nonresidential active solar energy systems: initiative.

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/10/2020   html   pdf

Chapter No. 58

Introduced: 2/20/2019

Last Amend: 7/27/2020

Status: 9/9/2020-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 58, Statutes of 2020.

Location:  9/9/2020-S. CHAPTERED

Summary: The California Constitution generally limits the maximum rate of ad valorem tax on real property to 1% of the full cash value of the property and defines “full cash value” for these purposes as the appraised value of real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a change in ownership has occurred after the 1975 assessment. Pursuant to constitutional authorization, existing property tax law excludes from the definition of “newly constructed” for these purposes the construction or addition of any active solar energy system, as defined, through the 2023–24 fiscal year. Under current property tax law, this exclusion remains in effect only until there is a subsequent change in ownership, but an active solar energy system that qualifies for the exclusion before January 1, 2025, will continue to receive the exclusion until there is a subsequent change in ownership. Current law defines and sets for Current law defines and sets forth parameters for determining a change in ownership for real property. This bill would provide that for purposes of the provisions of the California Constitution described above, real property includes improvements, but not personal property.


SB 596 (Stern D) In-home supportive services: additional higher energy allowance.

Current TextEnrollment: 9/4/2020  html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 8/24/2020

Status:  9/4/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Location:   9/4/2020-S. ENROLLED

Summary: Would authorize a county welfare department to use materials provided by an electrical corporation that is serving the county to inform each applicant or recipient of benefits under the IHSS program that the applicant or recipient may be eligible to receive that higher energy allowance and any advanced notifications that are provided by a public utility when the public utility plans to deenergize portions of the electrical distribution system or in an emergency.


SB 776 (Skinner D)   Peace officers: release of records.

Current Text: Amended: 8/30/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/22/2019

Last Amend: 8/30/2020 

Status:   9/1/2020-Ordered to inactive file.

Location:   9/1/2020-S. INACTIVE FILE

Summary: Current law makes peace officer and custodial officer personnel records and specified records maintained by any state or local agency, or information obtained from these records, confidential and prohibits these records from being disclosed in any criminal or civil proceeding except by discovery. Current law sets forth exceptions to this policy, including, among others, records relating to specified incidents involving the discharge of a firearm, sexual assault, perjury, or misconduct by a peace officer or custodial officer. Existing law makes a record related to an incident involving the use of force against a person resulting in death or great bodily injury subject to disclosure. Existing law requires a state or local agency to make these excepted records available for inspection pursuant to the California Public Records Act. This bill would make every incident involving use of force subject to disclosure. The bill would remove the requirement that a complaint relating to sexual assault or dishonesty be found to be sustained following an investigation in order to be subject to disclosure.


SB 852 (Pan D)  Health care: prescription drugs.

Current Text: Enrollment: 9/8/2020 html   pdf

Introduced: 1/13/2020

Last Amend: 8/24/2020

Status: 9/8/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
Location: 9/8/2020-S. ENROLLED

Summary: Would require the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) to enter into partnerships, in consultation with other state departments as necessary to, among other things, increase patient access to affordable drugs. The bill would require CHHSA to enter into partnerships to produce or distribute generic prescription drugs and at least one form of insulin, provided that a viable pathway for manufacturing a more affordable form of insulin exists at a price that results in savings. The bill would, subject to appropriation by the Legislature, require CHHSA to submit a report to the Legislature on or before July 1, 2023, that, among other things, assesses the feasibility and advantages of directly manufacturing generic prescription drugs and selling generic prescription drugs at a fair price.


SB 1037 (Archuleta D)   Property taxation: base year value transfers.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/14/2020

Status: 2/27/2020-Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

Location: 2/27/2020-S. GOV. & F.

Summary: The California Constitution and current property tax law authorize a person who is either severely disabled or over 55 years of age to transfer the base year value, as defined, of property that is eligible for the homeowners’ property tax exemption to a replacement dwelling that is of equal or lesser value located within the same county as the property from which the base year value is transferred, and if a county ordinance so providing has been adopted, to a replacement dwelling that is located in a different county. This bill, on or after January 1, 2023, would expand this authorization to transfer the base year value of an original property to a person who is the parent or legal guardian of a severely and permanently disabled child and resides with the child.


SB 1123 (Chang R)   Elder and dependent adult abuse.

Current Text:  Enrollment: 9/9/2020  html   pdf

Introduced: 2/19/2020

Last Amend:  7/27/2020

Status:  9/9/2020-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Location: 9/9/2020-S. ENROLLED

Summary: Current law requires local law enforcement agencies to revise or include in their policy manuals, if a policy manual exists, specified information regarding elder and dependent adult abuse, including, among other things, the definition of elder and dependent adult abuse provided by the Department of Justice in its March 2015 policy and procedures manual. This bill would define the term “elder and dependent adult abuse” for the purposes of those provisions and instead require that definition to be included in law enforcement agencies’ policy manuals.


SB 1166 (Nielsen R)   Older adults: health promotion.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/20/2020

Status: 3/5/2020-Referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 2/20/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: Current law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, jurisdiction over health promotion and preventive health services for older adults, as defined. Current law requires the department to maintain a program to promote the availability of medical health care for the aging.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.


SB 1292 (Jackson D) Senior affordable housing: nursing pilot program.

Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Last Amend: 3/25/2020

Status: 3/25/2020-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 2/21/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: Would, contingent on funds being appropriated in the annual Budget Act, require the California Department of Aging to establish and administer the Housing Plus Services Nursing Pilot Program in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma. The program would provide grant funds to qualified nonprofit organizations that specialize in resident services for the purposes of hiring one full-time registered nurse to work at 3 senior citizen housing developments in each county to provide health education, navigation, coaching, and care to residents. The bill would require the department to submit a report to specified legislative committees and state agencies on or before January 1, 2025, and would repeal the program as of January 1, 2026.


SB 1367 (Pan D) Home care aid applicant: criminal history.

Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2020   html   pdf

Introduced: 2/21/2020

Last Amend: 3/25/2020

Status: 3/25/2020-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

Location: 2/21/2020-S. RLS.

Summary: The Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act requires the State Department of Social Services to license and regulate home care organizations, as defined, and to establish and maintain a registry of registered home care aides and home care aide applicants on the department’s internet website. The act requires the department, before approving an individual for registration, to check the individual’s criminal history. This bill would prohibit the department from requiring a home care aid applicant to provide a character reference when determining whether to grant a criminal record exemption if the home care aid applicant committed a nonviolent, nonsexual misdemeanor or felony and completed their sentence over 10 years prior to the date of submitting an application pursuant to this section.


SR 39 (Jackson D)   Relative to Older Americans Month.

Current Text: Enrolled: 5/22/2019   html   pdf

Introduced: 5/2/2019

Status: 5/20/2019-Read. Adopted. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.)

Location: 5/20/2019-S. ADOPTED

Summary: This measure would resolve that the Senate declares May 2019 as Older Americans Month to increase public awareness of the many contributions and positive impacts of older adults in the State of California. 

Total Measures: 21

Total Tracking Forms: 21