1998 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

1262 results for 1998 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

  • Chapter 1019, AB 228 – Solid waste: tires

    (1) Existing law, the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, establishes an integrated waste management program. Existing law imposes civil and criminal penalties for directing or transporting waste tires to waste tire facilities that have not been issued a permit and provides for specified penalties to be deposited in

  • Chapter 2, ACR 83 – National Eye Care Month

    This measure would declare the month of January 1998 National Eye Care Month.

  • Chapter 432, AB 1944 – Air resources

    (1) Existing law, which is to be repealed on January 1, 1999, provides for civil or administrative penalties up to a prescribed maximum, depending on the nature of the violation, for violation of prescribed statutes or any rule, regulation, permit, variance, or order of the State Air Resources Board pertaining to fuel requirements and standards. The recovery of those penalties preclude criminal...

  • Chapter 704, AB 2745 – Children: incarcerated parents

    Existing law prohibits, in specified proceedings, the granting of custody of, or unsupervised visitation with, a child to a parent who has been convicted of specified offenses, except as specified. With respect to a dependent child of the juvenile court, existing law requires that an order placing the child in foster care, and ordering reunification services, shall provide for visitation between...

  • Chapter 311, SB 933 – Foster care

    Existing law provides that each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years, not otherwise exempted, is subject to compulsory full-time education and shall attend the public full-time day school or continuation school for the full time designated as the length of the schoolday by the governing board of the school district in which the residency of either the parent or legal guardian is located....

  • Chapter 132, SCR 93 – California universities and colleges: labor codes of conduct

    This measure would urge all California universities and colleges and the Association of Collegiate Licensing Officers to adopt labor codes of conduct that are as rigorous as those adopted by Duke University.

  • Chapter 963, SB 1530 – Insurance practices: suspension for nonpayment of claims

    Under existing law, it is an unfair claims practice for an insurer to knowingly or with frequency fail to attempt in good faith to effectuate prompt, fair, and equitable settlements of claims in which liability has become reasonably clear. Existing law provides for civil penalties and administrative sanctions for violations. This bill would provide that if an insurer or any affiliate of an...

  • Chapter 876, SB 1649 – Local Government Omnibus Act of 1998

    (1) Existing law permits the use of a master official bond or other bond to provide coverage on more than one officer, employee, or agent of a state agency, a local public agency, or a county, and provides that the bond inures to the benefit of the state agency, the local public agency, or the county. This bill would provide that if the master bond provides coverage on a public guardian or public

  • Chapter 729, SB 1361 – Adult day care centers

    Existing law provides for the care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of adult day health care centers by the State Department of Health Services and the licensure and regulation of adult day care centers and adult day support centers by the State Department of Social Services. This bill would authorize any of these centers that provide

  • Chapter 418, SB 1790 – Health care coverage: small employer coverage

    Existing law imposes various requirements on health care service plans and insurers, with respect to small employer coverage. Among other things, plans and insurers that sell coverage to small employers are required to make available coverage to all small employers. For that purpose, small employers are employers that employ at least 2, but no more than 50, eligible employees with a normal...

  • Chapter 978, AB 715 – Solid waste facilities: closure: financial ability

    Existing law requires any person owning or operating a solid waste landfill, as defined, who submits a closure plan and postclosure maintenance plan to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, to also submit to the board evidence of financial ability to provide for the cost of closure and postclosure maintenance, in an amount that is equal to the estimated cost of closure and 15 years of

  • Chapter 243, AB 1703 – Legal entities: partnerships and limited liability companies

    Existing provisions of the California Revised Limited Partnership Act govern limited partnerships. Existing law permits an assignee of a partnership interest to become a limited partner if all partners consent. This bill would permit an assignee of a partnership interest to become a limited partner if all general partners and a majority in interest of the limited partners consent. Existing law...

  • Chapter 757, AB 976 – Financial crimes: records

    (1) The California Right to Financial Privacy Act generally provides for the confidentiality of customer information in connection with financial institutions except as specified. The act also contains procedures with respect to the acquisition by a state or local agency of financial records pursuant to a judicial subpoena duces tecum. A knowing violation of the act is a misdemeanor. This bill...

  • Chapter 172, AB 1819 – Controlled substances: reporting requirements: physicians

    Under existing law, the physician prescribing, furnishing, or administering any narcotic or controlled substance in the treatment of an addict is required to make specified reports regarding this treatment to the Department of Justice within 5 days after the first treatment. This bill would repeal this requirement.

  • Chapter 646, AB 80 – Local government: substandard housing

    The Personal Income Tax Law and the Bank and Corporation Tax Law generally prohibit, in computing the income that is subject to the taxes imposed by those laws, the deduction by any taxpayer who derives rental income from substandard housing, as defined, of any interest, taxes, depreciation, or amortization paid during a taxable or income year with respect to the substandard housing. This bill...

  • Chapter 111, AB 2042 – Public works: stop notices

    Existing law specifies the issuance and enforcement of stop notices for public works. It is the duty of a public entity to withhold from the original contractor, or any person acting under his or her authority, money or bonds due or to become due to the contractor in an amount sufficient to answer the claim stated in the stop notice and to provide for the reasonable cost of litigation thereunder.

  • Chapter 13, AB 487 – California Public Records Act: unlisted access numbers

    Under the California Public Records Act, certain public records are required to be made available for public inspection. Under existing law, a telephone corporation selling or licensing lists of residential subscribers is prohibited from including the telephone number of any subscriber assigned an unlisted or unpublished access number except for specified purposes, one of which is to a private...

  • Chapter 154, AB 2046 – False claims actions: plaintiffs

    Under the False Claims Act, if the state or a political subdivision elects not to proceed with a false claims action, a person as the qui tam plaintiff may proceed with a civil action for the person and either for the State of California in the name of the state, if any state funds are involved, or for the political subdivision in its name, if only political subdivision funds are involved. If the

  • Chapter 120, SB 1442 – Crime prevention: peace officer training

    Existing law requires each applicant for admission to a basic course of training certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training who is not sponsored by a law enforcement agency or is not a peace officer employed by a state or local agency, department, or district, to submit written certification from the Department of Justice that he or she has no criminal background that...

  • Chapter 153, ACR 161 – George H. Cox Memorial Bridge

    This measure would designate the Bridgeville Bridge, #4-293, on State Highway Route 36, the George H. Cox Memorial Bridge. The measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate plaques and markers showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect appropriate plaques and markers.

  • Chapter 990, SB 1744 – Job training

    Existing law establishes the State Job Training Coordinating Council. Under existing law, the Secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency, the Secretary of the Trade and Commerce Agency, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction are required to develop and maintain an integrated state work force development plan. This bill would instead...

  • Chapter 882, SB 2240 – Hazardous waste and substances: fees

    (1) Existing law provides that the revenues from specified fees and charges imposed upon the management of hazardous waste and money received from the federal government pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) are deposited in the Hazardous Waste Control Account in the General Fund and the money in that account is available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to...

  • Chapter 858, AB 2169 – Human services

    (1) Under existing law, the State Office of Vital Records and the State Registrar have a variety of responsibilities relating to the establishment of voluntary paternity. This bill would replace references to the State Office of Vital Records and the State Registrar, with references to the State Department of Social Services, in connection with the above responsibilities, and would make...

  • Chapter 853, AB 1386 – Punishment: vandalism

    (1) Under existing law, vandalism is defined to include any act that defaces personal or real property with graffiti or other inscribed material. Whether the act is punishable as a felony or a misdemeanor depends upon the monetary amount of the defacement. If the amount of defacement, damage, or destruction is less than $400, vandalism is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more...

  • Chapter 609, SB 2232 – Taxation

    The Motor Vehicle Fuel License Tax Law imposes a tax on distributors for the privilege of distributing motor vehicle fuel at a specified amount per gallon distributed, and also imposes the tax on the volume of redistributed fuel. These taxes are collected by the State Board of Equalization. This bill would clarify the board's authority to collect the tax on the actual number of gallons...

  • Chapter 585, SB 1555 – Credit insurance

    Existing law provides that an individual policy or group certificate of credit life insurance or of credit disability insurance or combination thereof shall allow a debtor to rescind the insurance within 10 days of receipt of the policy or certificate or the notice of proposed insurance issued and receive a full refund, or credit, of any premium that has been paid. Existing law requires that...

  • Chapter 101, SB 1089 – Controlled substances: public park or oceanfront beach

    Existing law makes it a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, to possess for sale or sell heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, methamphetamine, or phencyclidine (PCP). This bill would provide that any person who is convicted of any of these offenses, in addition to the punishment imposed for that conviction, shall be imprisoned in the state prison for an additional one year if the...

  • Chapter 884, AB 1021 – Korean American Museum

    This bill would provide that state funding for the Korean American Museum is contingent upon funding provided in the Budget Act of 1998.

  • Chapter 665, SB 1389 – Public school libraries: income taxes: designations

    Under the existing Personal Income Tax Law, taxpayers are allowed to contribute amounts in excess of their tax liability for the support of specified funds, including, until January 1, 1999, and subject to required minimum contribution amounts being received, the California Public School Library Protection Fund. Moneys in that fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, are allocated to the...

  • Chapter 708, AB 1875 – Agriculture

    (1) Existing law establishes a program to control the beet leafhopper and imposes assessments on producers and producer-handlers of crops susceptible to curly top virus, as determined by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. Existing law requires the secretary to appoint a Curly Top Virus Control Board, which is advisory to the secretary and is authorized to make recommendations on all matters...

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