Current Legislation 2022-2023
Requires the alleged grounds for noncompliance with CEQA presented to a public agency in writing be presented at least 10 days before the public hearing on the project before the issuance of the notice of determination. This bill would also prohibit the inclusion of written comments presented to a public agency after that time period in the record of proceedings and would prohibit those documents from serving as basis on which an action or proceeding may be brought. Referred to Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. Fact sheet.
Assembly Bill 469: California Public Records Act Ombudsperson
Establishes a California Public Records Act Ombudsperson to serve as an independent, nonpartisan referee to review denied PRA requests and determine if the agency had legitimate grounds to deny the request. Vetoed by Governor. Fact sheet.
Exempts student loan payments by an employer from an employee’s personal income tax. Held in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. Fact sheet.
Adds the term “cargo” to the organized retail theft statute. Referred to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. Fact sheet.
Allows a charter school application to be appealed to a county board of education when it is not otherwise approved nor denied by the local school district. Pending in the Assembly Committee on Education. Fact sheet.
Requires individuals with two or more catalytic converters cut from a motor vehicle to register as automobile dismantlers. Signed by Governor. Fact sheet.
Expands liability protections in the aerospace industry to the manufacturers of spacecraft parts. Referred to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary. Fact sheet.
Adds Mandarin Chinese (traditional and simplified), Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, and Armenian to the list of available languages for which an eligible adult can obtain official study materials and take the test for a Firearms Safety Certificate. Signed by Governor. Fact sheet.