- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers passed hundreds of bills through their house of origin this week ahead of a deadline. Here’s a look at some of the proposals working their way through the Legislature:

HEALTH

- SB4 by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, would make California the first in the nation to extend health coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally and seeks a federal waiver for California to sell unsubsidized private health insurance through the state’s health exchange.

- SB128 by Sens. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, and Lois Wolk, D-Davis, would shield doctors from prosecution if they give terminally ill adults the option of medical aid in dying.

- AB768 by Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, which bans the use of chewing tobacco at California ballparks.

- SB151 by Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-La Puente, to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

- SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces.

- AB1102 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, adding pregnancy to the list of so-called life-qualifying events allowing women to buy health insurance outside the regular open enrollment period.

- AB1306 by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood, allowing certain midwives to practice without the supervision of doctors.

WELFARE

- SB406 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, expanding job protections for those who qualify for paid family leave to care for relatives.

- SB38 by Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Canada Flintridge and AB43 by Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, establishing an earned income tax credit for the working poor as part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan.

- SB23 by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to allow parents receiving welfare assistance to receive additional aid for a newborn child.

- AB908 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, extending the length of time a worker can receive paid family leave insurance and provide higher reimbursements for low-income workers.

EDUCATION

- SB499 by Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Canada Flintridge, requiring school districts to adopt new teacher evaluation systems that include multiple measures plus classroom reviews.

- AB329 by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, to expand California’s sex education curriculum, requiring schools to teach more about sexually transmitted infections and discuss same-sex relationships as part of HIV prevention.

- SB695 by de Leon and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to bring sexual assault training to California high schools following last year’s “Yes means Yes” affirmative consent standard for colleges.

- AB787 by Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, barring for-profit corporations from operating charter schools in California.

- AB709 by Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, extending government open meeting and conflict-of-interest rules to charter school operators.

- SB574 by Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, to require the University of California to release performance information on two of its largest venture capital investments, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.

- SB15 by Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, to increase college scholarship awards and encourage undergraduate degree completion in four years in the CSU system.

- AB215 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, limiting compensation for school superintendents who are terminated to 12 months’ pay.

- AB1317 by Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, prohibiting the University of California from increasing executive pay within two years of a tuition increase.

- AB302 by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, requiring schools to provide spaces for students to breastfeed and pump.

- AB288 by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, allowing high school students to take community college classes for credit.

- AB949 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, to officially classify competitive cheerleading as a high school sport.

ENERGY

- SB350 by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, which would boost statewide renewable electricity use to 50 percent, have drivers use half as much gasoline and make buildings twice as efficient under the proposal by 2030.

- SB32 by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, extending California’s landmark global warming law by requiring the state to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

- SB788 by Sens. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, and Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, banning new offshore oil drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge.

- SB248 by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, would require regulators to increase oversight of the oil industry’s disposal of wastewater into underground aquifers.

- SB350 by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, requiring California’s public employee pension funds to divest their holdings in coal companies and ban new coal investments.

- SB48 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to dilute powers wielded by the president of the state’s top utility regulator in response to what the lawmaker calls management failures by the Public Utilities Commission.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

- AB953 by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, ordering unprecedented data collection on police stops.

- AB390 by Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, would allow law enforcement to resume taking DNA samples for some criminals convicted of crimes that were reduced to misdemeanors.

- SB178 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, adding digital information to California privacy laws.

- AB266 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, and SB643 by Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, each of which takes a different approach to regulating California’s nearly 20-year-old legal medical marijuana industry.

- AB967 and 968 by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, requiring a minimum two-year suspension for college students punished for sexual assault and for their transcripts to reflect those punishments.

- SB443 by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to protect property owners from abuses in civil asset forfeitures by government agencies.

- SB251 by Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, to give businesses 15 days to fix signs and 90 days to fix other problems under the Americans with Disabilities Act before facing penalties.

- AB1326 by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Encino, under which California would regulate businesses that hold bitcoin and other virtual currency in a way similar to banks.

- SB674 by de Leon and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, to help immigrant victims of crime avoid detention and deportation by applying for U-Visas.

- SB405 by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles, to establish a traffic fine amnesty program to help poor people get their driver’s licenses back if they agree to a debt payment program. It is similar to a proposal by the governor.

ELECTIONS AND GOVERNANCE

- SB21 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requiring nonprofit organizations that pay for elected officials’ travel to disclose the names of donors funding that travel.

- AB44 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, to have state taxpayers pay for future recounts in close statewide elections.

- SB163 by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles, authorizing vote-by-mail ballots for all registered voters in Los Angeles County.

- AB10 by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, updating the annual economic interest statements filed by California government officials.

OTHER:

- SB935 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour in 2017, then tie it to the rate of inflation after that.

- AB954 by Assemblyman Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, extends $10 million in grants and low-interest loans to homeowners for essential water improvements including drilling wells, connecting to existing water supplies and wastewater projects.

- AB96 by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, closing a loophole in the state’s ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horn that has allowed ivory imported before 1977 to be sold.

- AB40 by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, which would prevent the agency that runs the Golden Gate Bridge from charging fees to pedestrians and cyclists crossing the bridge.

-AB428 and AB1440 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Los Angeles, to expand a tax credit and a grant program to retrofit homes and buildings to withstand earthquakes.

- AB718 by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose, to prohibit local governments from punishing homeless and other residents for sleeping in their cars.

- SB763 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to require manufacturers of children’s products to label nursing pillows, changing pads, high chairs and nap mats that contain flame retardant chemicals.

- AB282 by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, which would ban the sale of window blinds and curtains that could strangle children.

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