1996 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

1266 results for 1996 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

  • Chapter 1146, SB 2009 – Treasurer: duties

    Existing law sets forth the duties of the Treasurer, and requires, among other things, that at the request of either house of the Legislature, or of any committee thereof, the Treasurer shall give written information as to the condition of the treasury, or upon any subject relating to the duties of the Treasurer's office. This bill would require the Treasurer annually to prepare a debt...

  • Chapter 666, SB 610 – Consumer contracts: cable television

    The existing Video Customer Service Act regulates various aspects of video provider services, as specified. The act defines a video provider to include a provider of cable television. The act requires every video provider to allow every residential customer who directly pays his or her bill at least 15 days from the date the bill is mailed to pay the listed charges, unless otherwise agreed to, as

  • Chapter 513, AB 2659 – State Coastal Conservancy: City of Carlsbad: coastal zone: mitigation fees: floriculture

    Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, requires that all mitigation fees collected to mitigate development on nonprime agricultural lands in the coastal zone, as defined, in the City of Carlsbad, as specified, be deposited in the State Coastal Conservancy Fund, and appropriates that money to the State Coastal Conservancy for expenditure by the conservancy for specified coastal...

  • Chapter 393, SB 1373 – California-bred races

    (1) Existing law requires every licensee conducting a horseracing meeting to provide for the running of at least one race each racing day limited to California-bred horses, to be known as the "California-bred race." This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature that thoroughbred racing associations achieve a goal of distributing at least 10% of the total stakes purses for the...

  • Chapter 81, AJR 73 – Civil Liberties Act of 1988: regulations

    This measure would respectfully urge the United States Attorney General to take administrative action, if possible, to adopt proposed amendments to the regulations implementing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to redress United States citizens who were relocated to Japan from America's internment camps as minors during World War II, and in the event that the administrative action taken to amend...

  • Chapter 46, ACR 95 – Breastfeeding Awareness Week

    This measure would proclaim August 1 through 7, 1996, Breastfeeding Awareness Week.

  • Chapter 1051, AB 2678 – False claims actions: privileged publication or broadcast

    Existing law authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil action for false claims made against a state or political subdivision if any portion of the money, property, or services issued from or was provided by the state, subject to specified requirements. Existing law specifies, with certain exceptions, that a publication or broadcast made in a legislative or judicial proceeding, any other...

  • Chapter 504, SB 2162 – Vehicles: registration: nonoperation: fees and penalties

    Existing law generally requires the registered owner of a vehicle who does not intend to renew the vehicle registration to file a certification of nonoperation and pay a $5 fee. The certificate is required to be filed annually, prior to the expiration of registration of the vehicle. This bill would authorize the filing of a certificate of nonoperation after the expiration of the registration of a

  • Chapter 1119, SB 2112 – Community development: San Bernardino County.

    Existing law provides that the adoption of any order or resolution by the legislative body of a charter city in San Bernardino County while acting as the redevelopment agency or as the community development commission shall be governed by the charter, and that the mayor has the same power and authority in the conduct of the affairs of the redevelopment agency and the commission that the mayor has

  • Chapter 329, AB 3025 – Redevelopment: low- and moderate-income dwelling units

    The existing Community Redevelopment Law requires that when dwelling units housing persons of low or moderate income are destroyed or removed from the low- and moderate-income market as part of a redevelopment project, as specified, an equal number of replacement units shall be rehabilitated, developed, or constructed, as specified. The Community Redevelopment Law sets forth numerous duties of...

  • Chapter 302, AB 988 – Criminal procedure

    Existing law provides, with respect to specified proceedings or investigations regarding felony offenses, that if a person refuses to answer a question or produce evidence on the ground that he or she may be incriminated and if the person is ordered to comply but would have been privileged to withhold the answer given or the evidence produced except for the order, the person shall not be...

  • Chapter 956, AB 95 – Vehicles: driver's license suspension: driving under the influence

    (1) Until November 30, 1995, the Department of Motor Vehicles, with specified exceptions, was required to immediately suspend or delay the privilege of any person to drive a motor vehicle for 6 months upon receipt of a duly certified abstract of the record of any court showing that the person had been convicted of any specified controlled substance offense. The department was also required, for...

  • Chapter 818, AB 2458 – Reports to the Legislature

    Existing law requires various reports to be submitted to the Legislature by state and local agencies, and provides that reports by state agencies required to be submitted to the Legislature shall be required to be submitted only to specified offices of the Legislature. Existing law requires copies of reports that state and local agencies are required or requested by law to prepare and file with...

  • Chapter 726, AB 2032 – Agriculture: California Seafood Marketing, Research, and Development Act

    (1) The existing California Seafood Marketing, Research, and Development Act defines fisherman and fisheries for purposes of the act. This bill would include in the definition of fisherman the registered owner or lessee of a vessel that is used to land any species of fish or shellfish from a fishery for commercial purposes under certain conditions. The bill would redefine fisheries to include...

  • Chapter 852, AB 881 – Prisoners: vexatious litigants

    Existing law specifies circumstances under which a prisoner may be denied or lose work time credit because of the commission of new crimes or misconduct. This bill would require the Department of Corrections to deny or take away 30 days of work time credit if a prisoner is found by a court to be a vexatious litigant, as defined.

  • Chapter 607, AB 2507 – Removal and remedial actions: responsible parties: charges

    Existing law authorizes a California regional water quality control board to remedy the effects of, and remove, any hazardous substance that has been released from an underground storage tank. This bill would prohibit the State Water Resources Control Board or a regional board from assessing or collecting charges, after July 1, 1997, to compensate the state board or regional board for some, or...

  • Chapter 542, AB 2666 – Air pollution: Antelope Valley Air Pollution Control District: creation

    (1) Under existing law, there is a county air pollution control district in every county, unless the county is included within one of specified air pollution control districts or air quality management districts. This bill would provide that, on and after July 1, 1997, the portion of the Antelope Valley that is located in northern Los Angeles County, as described in the bill, shall not be in the...

  • Chapter 731, AB 2482 – Amusement rides: park rules

    (1) Existing law authorizes a merchant, theater owner, or library employee to detain a person for a reasonable period of time for specified prohibited conduct. Existing law also makes it a misdemeanor punishable as specified, to intentionally interfere with, or obstruct the operation of, a lawful business. This bill would authorize a person employed by an amusement park to detain a person for a...

  • Chapter 1065, AB 2713 – Public utilities: enforcement actions

    Existing law provides that certain persons, including specified employees of the Safety and Enforcement Division of the Public Utilities Commission, are not peace officers but may exercise the powers of arrest during the course and within the scope of their employment upon successful completion of a course in the exercise of those powers. This bill would also permit persons employed by the Safety

  • Chapter 761, SB 1995 – Family law: child custody: mediation: domestic violence

    (1) Under existing law, whenever directed by the court, a prescribed custody investigation is required to be conducted by a court-appointed investigator and a report submitted to the court and to the parties or their attorneys. "Court-appointed investigator" means a probation officer, domestic relations investigator, or court-appointed evaluator, as specified. Existing law permits introduction of

  • Chapter 597, AB 614 – Prisoners: parole

    (1) Existing law requires the Board of Prison Terms or the Department of Corrections, when releasing an inmate on parole, to return the inmate to the county from which he or she was committed, but permits the inmate to be returned to another county if that would be in the best interests of the public and the inmate. This bill instead would require the board or the department to return the inmate...

  • Chapter 672, AB 3115 – Loans

    Under the California Finance Lenders Law, with respect to consumer or commercial loans, a licensed finance lender or broker may sell certain promissory notes to institutional investors, as defined, evidencing the obligation to repay the loans. A licensee may sell promissory notes for loans made by the licensee or for loans purchased from and made by another licensee under this law. This bill...

  • Chapter 580, AB 2144 – Murder and manslaughter

    Existing law provides that, to make a killing either murder or manslaughter, it is requisite that the party die within 3 years and a day after the stroke received or the cause of death administered. This bill would provide that it is not requisite that the party die within 3 years and a day, but if death occurs beyond that time, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the killing was not...

  • Chapter 566, SB 1632 – Real property: rent control

    (1) The Information Practices Act of 1977 governs the disclosure of information maintained by state agencies. Certain violations of that act are a misdemeanor. Existing law, including the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, regulates local rent control programs. This bill would add provisions affecting that latter act and applicable to local agencies, regulating the confidentiality of names and...

  • Chapter 627, SB 1640 – Land use: closed military bases

    Existing law authorizes the governing body of a city, county, or city and county to adopt an ordinance that allows a building or other structure located on a military base selected for closure by action of the federal Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission to comply with specified provisions establishing state building standards and state standards of fire safety, or to any regulations...

  • Chapter 356, SB 1914 – Public works: local agencies

    Under the Local Agency Public Construction Act, specified counties may, until January 1, 2001, provide for an alternative procedure for bidding on the design and construction of building projects with a cost not exceeding $50,000,000, subject to certain conditions. This bill would extend this authorization to the Cities of West Sacramento and Davis.

  • Chapter 945, SB 1811 – Juveniles: juvenile court officers

    Existing law provides for the adjudication of minors as dependent children of the juvenile court. Existing law authorizes the juvenile court to appoint referees and commissioners to hear matters in the juvenile court. This bill would direct the Judicial Council to develop and implement standards for the education and training of all judges who conduct juvenile court dependency hearings, on or...

  • Chapter 753, SB 893 – Parks and recreation: Wilcox property: acquisition

    Existing law establishes the Public Resources Account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund to provide funding for, among other things, programs for environmental conservation, protection, restoration, and enhancement, and the enhancement of state and local parks and recreation. This bill would appropriate the sum of $198,000 from the account to the Department of Parks and Recreation...

  • Chapter 339, AB 385 – Alcoholic beverages: licenses: fee revenues

    The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act provides that all money collected as annual license renewal fees and surcharges to the annual license fees under the act shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Alcohol Beverage Control Fund for transfer to the General Fund on the order of the Controller. This bill would eliminate the transfer of these moneys to the General Fund on order of

  • Chapter 832, SB 322 – California Debt Limit Allocation Committee

    Under existing law, the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee allocates to authorized state and local agency applicants the volume ceiling for private activity bonds, as defined, that can be issued in California, in accordance with federal law. This bill would add the Director of Housing and Community Development and the Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency, as...

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