1997 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

1088 results for 1997 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

  • Chapter 530, SB 365 – Pesticides

    Existing law requires every manufacturer or importer of, or dealer in any pesticide, with prescribed exceptions, to obtain a certificate of registration from the Department of Pesticide Regulation before the pesticide is offered for sale in this state. This bill would permit the Director of Pesticide Regulation to exempt from those provisions a liquid chemical sterilant product for use on a...

  • Chapter 943, AB 1484 – Local government reorganization

    Under the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 1985, a local agency formation commission is established in each county for the review and approval of changes in boundaries of local agencies. Under that act, 2 or more changes of organization of local governmental entities constitute a reorganization. This bill would create the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century,...

  • Chapter 884, AB 847 – Discarded major appliances: materials requiring special handling: hazardous waste

    (1) Under existing law, the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, materials that require special handling, as defined, are required to be removed from major appliances, as defined, and from vehicles in which they are contained prior to crushing for transport or transferring to a baler or shredder for recycling....

  • Chapter 801, SB 42 – Air pollution: vehicles: inspection and maintenance

    Existing law exempts any motor vehicle manufactured prior to the 1966 model-year from provisions requiring vehicles powered by internal combustion engines in certain areas of the state to obtain a smog check certificate of compliance or noncompliance biennially, upon transfer of ownership, or upon registration of a vehicle previously registered outside the state. This bill would, instead, exempt...

  • Chapter 789, SB 802 – Independent study apportionments

    Existing law authorizes the governing board of a school district or county office of education to offer independent study to meet the educational needs of pupils and provides a cap on the number of units of average daily attendance for independent study to be funded that reflects a specified pupil-teacher ratio. Existing law requires each county superintendent of schools to provide for an audit...

  • Chapter 644, AB 1020 – Highways: Bicycle Lane Account

    Existing law requires that $30,000 be transferred monthly from the Highway Users Tax Account in the Transportation Tax Fund to the Bicycle Lane Account in the State Transportation Fund. Money in that account is continuously appropriated for specified purposes. This bill would increase the amount required to be transferred to that account to $1,000,000 during each of the calendar years 1998, 1999,

  • Chapter 366, AB 396 – Food facilities

    Existing law, the California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law, administered by the State Department of Health Services, establishes uniform health and sanitation standards for retail food facilities, as defined. The law requires the State Department of Health Services to adopt regulations to implement and administer those provisions, and delegates primary enforcement duties to local health...

  • Chapter 292, AB 1592 – Personal income taxes: renter's credit: budget implementation

    The Personal Income Tax Law authorizes various credits against the taxes imposed by that law, including a refundable credit for qualified renters. A "qualified renter," generally, is an individual who was a resident of this state and who rented and occupied premises in this state as a principal residence during at least 50% of the taxable year. This credit is suspended, under existing law, until...

  • Chapter 493, SB 1177 – Vehicles: driving under the influence: probation

    Existing law provides that if a court grants probation to any person upon a 2nd or subsequent conviction, as specified, of the offense of driving a vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, any drug, or both, driving with an excessive blood-alcohol concentration, or driving when addicted to any drug, the court, in addition to any other terms and conditions, is required to...

  • Chapter 227, AB 240 – Property taxation

    Existing law permits persons over 55 years of age and persons who are severely and permanently disabled, as specified, to transfer the base year value of their home to a replacement home in the same county, and until January 1, 1999, authorizes the transfer of the base year value of a person's home in another county in certain circumstances. This bill would additionally authorize the transfer of...

  • Chapter 204, SB 1287 – Local government investment

    (1) Under the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, the proceeds of any bond, note, or other security issued under the act are required to be deposited or invested in specified investments. This bill would instead authorize these funds to be deposited or invested in one or more of the instruments, securities, or obligations that are eligible legal investments of the local agency that...

  • Chapter 528, SB 231 – Endangered species: routine and ongoing agricultural activities: incidental and accidental take of species

    (1) Under existing law, the California Endangered Species Act, it is a misdemeanor to import, export, take, possess, purchase, or sell any species that the Fish and Game Commission has determined to be an endangered species or a threatened species, as defined, except as specified. Existing law requires the commission to maintain lists of threatened species and endangered species. The act requires

  • Chapter 662, SB 550 – Education

    (1) Existing law provides for the calculation of the base revenue limit for newly organized school districts in accordance with a prescribed procedure. This bill would require that, with respect to a school district that unifies effective July 1, 1997, and that has an average daily attendance in the 1996-97 fiscal year of more than 1,500 units, this calculation include a calculation based on the...

  • Chapter 529, SB 359 – Alcoholic beverages: tied-house restrictions

    Existing provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, known as "tied-house" restrictions, generally prohibit a winegrower from having an ownership interest in an on-sale alcoholic beverage license, with limited exceptions. Existing law exempts from the tied-house restrictions any licensed winegrower who meets specified conditions, including that the on-sale licensed premises are licensed as...

  • Chapter 76, ACR 59 – Big Bar and Big Flat Historical Monument

    This measure would request the Department of Transportation to grant, without charge, an encroachment permit authorizing an appropriate historical monument and plaque dedicated to the communities of Big Bar and Big Flat to be placed within the right-of-way of State Highway Route 299, in Trinity County, at a site that is approximately 1,050 feet east of post mile marker number 30.5.

  • Chapter 800, SB 1291 – Motor vehicle leases

    (1) Existing law requires a creditor, as defined, who obtains the signature of more than one person on a consumer credit contract, as defined, to deliver a prescribed notice to each person who does not in fact receive any of the money, property, or services which are the subject matter of the contract, except as specified. This bill would revise the definition of a consumer credit contract to...

  • Chapter 284, AB 1260 – Aid: substance abuse

    Existing state law provides for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, pursuant to which qualified families are provided with cash assistance. Existing federal law provides for allocation of federal funds through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to states that participate in the TANF program. Federal law prohibits using TANF block grant funds

  • Chapter 653, AB 1547 – State government

    (1) Under existing law, specified expenditures made by the Controller from the Unclaimed Property Fund that exceed $200 are subject to approval by the State Board of Control. This bill would repeal this provision. (2) Existing law authorizes the State Board of Control to discharge from accountability any state agency or employee that is required to collect any state taxes, licenses, fees, or...

  • Chapter 573, AB 1296 – Liability

    Existing law provides that neither public entities nor public employees are liable to any person who participates in a hazardous recreational activity. Existing law defines "hazardous recreational activities" for these purposes to include various activities. This bill would provide that skateboarding at a public skateboard park is a hazardous recreational activity for purposes of those provisions

  • Chapter 534, SB 494 – District agricultural associations

    When a district agricultural association becomes insolvent, existing law requires the Department of Food and Agriculture to assume control of the association in order to ensure restoration of fiscal solvency. In those circumstances, existing law requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, among other things, to implement substantial changes in the district's fiscal policies and practices,...

  • Chapter 397, AB 1173 – Controlled substances

    (1) Existing law provides that any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or other person who sells, transfers, or otherwise furnishes specified chemical substances to any person in this state shall submit a report to the Department of Justice of any transaction prior to the transaction which report shall include specified identification information from the purchaser. Existing law provides that...

  • Chapter 593, AB 202 – Destructive devices

    (1) Existing law prohibits the manufacture, import, sale, gift, loan, or possession of various weapons and related products, including any explosive substance other than fixed ammunition. This bill would include any metal military practice handgrenade or metal replica handgrenade in this prohibition. The bill also would make a first offense involving any metal military practice handgrenade or...

  • Chapter 339, SB 1057 – Recreational vehicles: dealers

    (1) Existing law requires a dealer, prior to being issued a temporary branch license for selling new recreational vehicles, as defined, at a show, to submit to the department a manufacturer's written authorization specifying certain information. If 9 or fewer dealers are participating in the show, existing law limits the issuance of the temporary license to a dealer whose established place of...

  • Chapter 262, AB 666 – State property

    Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services to lease real property owned by the state within a specified core area of Sacramento and not under the jurisdiction of any other state agency, for purposes consistent with the Capitol Area Plan under terms and conditions that the director deems appropriate. This bill would also authorize the director to sell this real property to a joint...

  • Chapter 7, SB 39 – Income taxes: designations: California Military Museum: D.A.R.E. California

    The Personal Income Tax Law authorizes taxpayers to designate on their tax returns that a specified amount in excess of their tax liability be contributed to the California Military Museum Fund or the D.A.R.E. California (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Fund. Existing law requires the Franchise Tax Board to determine annually the total amount that is so designated by taxpayers and to notify the...

  • Chapter 89, SCR 56 – Legislative calendar

    This measure would change, from August 18 to August 25, the date upon which the Legislature concludes its summer recess in the first year of the 1997-98 Regular Session.

  • Chapter 209, AB 685 – Crimes: detention facilities

    Under existing law, an employee or officer of a public entity or an employee, officer, or agent of a private person or entity that provides a detention facility or staff for a detention facility under contract with a public entity, who engages in sexual activity with a consenting adult who is confined in a detention facility, as defined, is guilty of a misdemeanor. A second violation of that...

  • Chapter 445, AB 1093 – Arbitration

    Existing law governing the enforcement of arbitration agreements provides that, except as specified, in any arbitration pursuant to an arbitration agreement involving a claim for damages when a person is proposed for nomination or appointment to serve as a neutral arbitrator, as specified, that person shall disclose, within 10 days of service of notice of the proposed nomination or appointment,...

  • Chapter 301, AB 116 – Open meetings: regional water control boards

    Existing law, relating to open meetings of state bodies, as defined, requires a state body to provide notice of its meeting at least 10 days in advance to any person who requests notice in writing. This bill would, with respect to regional water quality control boards, additionally require notice in writing to be given at least 10 days prior to any and all board hearings to clerks of the city...

  • Chapter 274, SB 373 – Wastewater treatment plant operators: water treatment plant operator certification

    Existing law requires supervisors and operators of municipal or private utility wastewater treatment plants to possess a certificate of competency issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. Wastewater treatment plants are facilities that are used in the treatment or reclamation of sewage and industrial wastes. Existing law requires all persons responsible for the operation of water...

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