2010 Legislation

AB 1601 – DUI Repeat Offenders
Makes it more difficult for repeat DUI offenders to get their driver's license back after receiving multiple DUI convictions by repealing the arbitrary 10-year look-back period state law requires the DMV to use on repeat DUI offenders. This bill also authorizes judges to repeal licenses for drivers who receive 3 or more DUIs.
Status: Pending

AB 1733 – State Director of Biotech
Creates the Director of California Biotechnology Retention and Recruitment within the Governor's Office to foster the growth of California's biomedical industry through increased assistance and collaboration between state government, universities and the private sector.
Status: Pending

AB 1748 – San Mateo Community College
The Alcohol Beverage Control Act prohibits, with specified exceptions, the possession, consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages in any public school (K-14) or any grounds thereof. This bill creates an exception to the general prohibition by allowing alcoholic beverages to be sold and consumed at special events held at San Mateo Community College District event facility such as private receptions.
Status: Pending

AB 1767 – Medical Board Expert Reviews
Requires the Medical Board of California to provide representation to any licensed physician or surgeon who provides expertise to the board in the evaluation of the conduct of an applicant or licensee when, as a result of providing that expertise, the physician or surgeon is subject to a disciplinary proceeding undertaken by a specialty board of which the physician or surgeon is a member.
Status: Pending

AB 1885 – Protection Against Pirate Limousine Drivers
Provides law enforcement the necessary tools to reduce the prevalence of unauthorized limousine drivers that are illegally soliciting business at San Francisco International Airport.
Status: Pending

AB 1981 – Tire Fee Reform
This bill changes the collection mechanism for the California Tire Recycling Management Fund from a per tire fee to a vehicle tire fee, applicable only to dealers, to ensure proper collection of this fee.
Status: Pending

AB 1996 – Chiropractic Examiner's Licensee Fee
This bill will allow the Board of Chiropractic Examiners to raise the license renewal fee by $50 dollars to ensure a solvent operating budget that won't affect a robust enforcement program.
Status: Pending

AB 2006 – Religion Inclusive Forms
This bill would require a state agency document to use religion inclusive language when making a reference to a religious institution and prohibit referencing an institution of a particular religious faith, unless the context requires otherwise.
Status: Pending

AB 2068 – Expungement Standards
Adds judicial discretion to 1203.4a of the Penal Code, which would equalize the treatment for all people convicted of misdemeanors. Current law allows for judicial discretion as a factor in determining whether to expunge the record of a person who was assigned probation, but lacks the same option for those who were not assigned probation. AB 2068 will serve as an incentive for people convicted of low-level misdemeanors to do their best to fully reintegrate into the general society by finding work and housing.
Status: Pending

AB 2103 – San Francisco Bay Authority
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has statutory powers including the ability to propose benefit assessments, property-related fees, special taxes and other funding mechanisms in all or portions of its nine-county jurisdiction. AB 2103 clarifies that the Authority can propose a regional funding measure in one nine-county regional election instead of separate elections in individual counties.
Status: Pending

AB 2206 – Protecting Foster Care Families
The Foster Family Home and Small Family Home Insurance Fund pays, on behalf of foster family homes, claims of foster children, their parents and guardians, resulting from the provision of foster-care services. This bill clarifies that the fund is not liable for any loss arising out of a dishonest, fraudulent, criminal, or intentional act of a foster parent.
Status: Pending

AB 2245 – Handicap Placards
Intent language to increase access to handicapped parking spaces while preventing placard fraud and abuse by unlawful users.
Status: Pending

AB 2350 – Status Offenders
AB 2350 will keep California eligible for federal grants by limiting the maximum period that regular status offenders (a person in violation of laws that only apply to minors such as truancy or running away from home) can be detained from the current statutory limit of 72 hours to 24 hours. It also provides a specific exception for statutory offenders held under the Interstate Compact for Juveniles to allow for the extra travel time necessary for a guardian to retrieve the offender.
Status: Pending

AB 2404 – Dept. Of Insurance – Consumer Protection
Requires any cancellation assessments or fees that might be charged by an insurance company to be clearly disclosed to the consumer in a separate document prior to policy inception or renewal. The bill also requires the California Department of Insurance to disclose to the public insurance company violations discovered through the Department's market conduct examinations. Also gives the Insurance Commissioner the flexibility to waive the five year examination requirement, for up to an additional five years, if certain criteria are met.
Status: Pending

AB 2516 – Disability Rights – Transit-Oriented Housing
Requires that 10 percent of new multistory developments located within ½ mile of public transit stations are designed in a fully accessible and habitable manner for persons with disabilities.
Status: Pending

AB 2616 – Voter Rights: Vote by Mail Ballots
Requires local election officials to establish a free access system that allows vote-by-mail voters to confirm whether their ballot was counted. If the absentee ballot was not counted the bill requires election officials to explain why.
Status: Pending

AB 2654 – Fake Assessor Advertisements
Requires that imposter government solicitations mailed to consumers provide disclosure at the top of the page clarifying that the advertisement is not an official government document.
Status: Pending

AB 2667 – Department of Consumer Affairs – Spot Bill
Makes non-substantive, technical change to Section 153 of the Business and Professions Code.
Status: Pending