1999 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

1177 results for 1999 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

  • Chapter 158, SB 50 – Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign statements

    Under the existing Political Reform Act of 1974, specified elected officers, candidates, and committees are required to file campaign statements that cover campaign activity occurring during certain time periods of an election campaign. This bill would require candidates for elective office being voted upon at a statewide direct primary election held in March of an even-numbered year and any...

  • Chapter 993, AB 784 – Medi-Cal

    Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Services, pursuant to which medical benefits are provided to public assistance recipients and certain other low-income persons. Existing law specifies that any Medi-Cal provider of durable medical equipment or incontinence supplies shall provide to the department a bond of not less than $25,000,

  • Chapter 814, SB 1001 – Motor vehicle fuel: MTBE

    The Governor's Executive Order D-5-99 requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, to develop a timetable for the removal of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from gasoline at the earliest possible date, but not later than December 31, 2002. This bill would require the commission to submit quarterly reports to...

  • Chapter 804, AB 515 – Public records: in-home supportive services and personal care services

    (1) The California Public Records Act requires that public records be open to inspection at all times during the office hours of state or local agencies and provides that every person may inspect any public record, with specified exceptions. This bill would specify that information regarding persons paid by the state to provide in-home supportive services or personal care services shall not be...

  • Chapter 451, AB 1487 – State implementation plan: district revisions

    Existing law, the federal Clean Air Act, requires the state to adopt and submit to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a state implementation plan designed to attain and maintain national ambient air quality standards. Under existing law, the State Air Resources Board is designated as the state agency responsible for the preparation of the state implementation plan. Existing law...

  • Chapter 91, AJR 23 – California film industry

    This measure would memorialize the President and the Congress of the United States to evaluate the relocation of film industry business to Canada and other foreign nations and to initiate trade-related legislation that would persuade the film industry to remain in California.

  • Chapter 2, SB 49 – Elections: regular election dates

    Former law included among various established regular election dates the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each year. That date was deleted as a regular election date by legislation enacted in 1998 and operative January 1, 1999. This bill instead would establish the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each odd-numbered year as a regular election date. This bill would...

  • Chapter 432, SB 437 – State Teachers' Retirement System: benefits

    The State Teachers' Retirement Law formerly provided that eligibility for certain benefits was affected by the remarriage of a surviving spouse. This bill would authorize surviving spouses of deceased members who previously lost entitlement to benefits due to remarriage to resume benefit payments on or after January 1, 2000.

  • Chapter 296, AB 1323 – Public employees' retirement: calculation of benefits.

    Under the Public Employees' Retirement Law, the retirement allowance of a state member who retires or dies on or after July 1, 1991, is based on the member's highest annual compensation during his or her last 12 months of employment. With respect to members who retired or died prior to that date, the allowance is based on the highest average annual compensation during their last 36 months of...

  • Chapter 113, AB 1469 – Punishment: work furlough programs

    Existing law, repealed by its own terms as of January 1, 1999, did all of the following: (1) Provided procedures that, among other things, authorize a board of supervisors that implements a work furlough program, electronic home detention program, or county parole program, as specified, to prescribe a program administrative fee and an application fee, that includes equipment and supervision costs,

  • Chapter 899, SB 538 – Health authorities

    Existing law provides for the establishment of various health authorities for the provision of health services and for the management of specified health facilities. This bill would authorize the Board of Supervisors of San Luis Obispo County to establish a health authority to manage, administer, and control General Hospital and the Family Care Centers, with a governing board consisting of 11...

  • Chapter 773, SB 207 – Infrastructure financing districts: border zone

    (1) Under existing law, redevelopment agencies are authorized to pay the principal of, and interest on, indebtedness incurred to finance or refinance redevelopment, from a portion of property tax revenues diverted from other taxing agencies. The portion of taxes diverted is the amount attributable to increases in assessed valuation of property in the redevelopment project area subsequent to...

  • Chapter 31, AB 234 – Criminal history information: access by public housing authority

    Existing law authorizes local law enforcement agencies to furnish state summary criminal history information for the purpose of screening prospective residents and prospective and current staff of a regional, county, city, or other local public housing authority, at the request of the chief executive officer of the authority or his or her designee, upon a showing by the authority that it operates

  • Chapter 367, AB 207 – Invasion of privacy: recording communications: harassment

    Under existing law, nothing in provisions prohibiting the wiretapping of, eavesdropping on, or recording of confidential communications between cordless, cellular, or landline telephones, as specified, prohibits one party to a confidential communication from recording the communication for the purpose of obtaining evidence reasonably believed to relate to the commission by another party to the...

  • Chapter 62, SB 629 – County water authorities

    Existing law provides for the formation of county water authorities and grants specified powers to those entities, including the authority to provide, by resolution or ordinance, for all matters that are necessary for the proper administration of those authorities. Existing law authorizes the legislative body of a local public agency, by ordinance, to make any violation of an ordinance enacted by

  • Chapter 859, AB 582 – Multipurpose Senior Services Program

    Existing law, the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act, establishes the Multipurpose Senior Services Program to provide specified services to frail elderly individuals 65 years of age and older who are certifiable for placement in a nursing facility. Existing law requires the California Department of Aging to formulate criteria for approval and designation of local Multipurpose Senior Services...

  • Chapter 420, SB 636 – Hazardous waste: management: incineration

    (1) Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control to develop and adopt, by regulation, criteria and guidelines for the identification of hazardous wastes. This bill would provide that in any case where the department proposes to make a determination that a waste meets one or more of those criteria and guidelines, but that it is not necessary to manage the waste as a hazardous...

  • Chapter 224, AB 787 – Commercial vehicles: driver's license endorsements: exemption

    Existing law generally requires the driver of a commercial vehicle to obtain a driver's license endorsement issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This bill would exempt a driver issued a restricted firefighter's license and driving a vehicle operated for the purpose of hauling compressed air tanks for breathing apparatus that do not exceed 2,500 pounds from that endorsement requirement.

  • Chapter 876, AB 248 – Natural Hazard Disclosure Statements

    Existing law requires certain information to be disclosed by transferors and their agents to prospective transferees prior to specified transfers of residential real property. Existing law also requires these transferors and their agents, when specified conditions are met, to make certain disclosures, on a form known as a Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement, if the real property to be transferred

  • Chapter 1009, AB 56 – State Department of Education: English language education

    Under Proposition 227, approved by the voters at the June 2, 1998, primary election, all children in California public schools are generally required to be taught English by being taught in English in English language classrooms. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the State Board of Education, to convene a working group for the purpose of...

  • Chapter 998, SB 209 – Deceased personalities

    Existing law establishes a cause of action for damages on behalf of specified injured parties for the unauthorized use of a deceased personality's name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness for commercial purposes within 50 years of the personality's death, except as specified. This bill would revise that provision to extend the period of protection from 50 years to 70 years after the...

  • Chapter 575, AB 1163 – California Unity Center: appropriation

    The Budget Act of 1998 appropriates funds for the support of state government and contains an appropriation to the California Arts Council for local assistance to be allocated to various museums in this state. This bill would appropriate $500,000 to the California Arts Council for local assistance to be allocated to the City of Sacramento, on a matching basis, for the purposes of assisting the...

  • Chapter 681, SB 430 – Local fees and charges

    Existing law provides procedures for counties and other local agencies to increase or decrease fees and charges. This bill would provide that in addition to any other remedy provided by law, the legislative body of a city, county, or city and county may collect any fee, cost, or charge incurred in the abatement of public nuisances and in the enforcement of state and local housing, building, and...

  • Chapter 337, AB 1279 – Postsecondary education: study of doctoral education

    Existing law establishes the various segments of the higher education system in the state. These segments include the University of California, which is administered by the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, which is administered by the Trustees of the California State University, the California Community Colleges, which are administered by the Board of...

  • Chapter 612, AB 640 – Special license plates: fee exemptions

    Existing law provides for the issuance of, among others, special license plates entitled "Pearl Harbor Survivor," "Legion of Valor," "Combat Wounded," "Purple Heart," and "PH." Persons entitled to the issuance of these special license plates are generally required to pay an additional registration fee, renewal fee, transfer fee, and replacement fee. This bill would exempt persons entitled to the...

  • Chapter 106, AB 858 – Vehicle license fee offsets

    The Vehicle License Fee (VLF) law establishes, in lieu of any ad valorem property tax upon vehicles, an annual license fee for any vehicle subject to registration in this state in the amount of 2% of the market value of that vehicle, as specified. The VLF law permanently offsets the amount of the vehicle license fee for each subject vehicle by 25% and, for vehicle license fees with a final due...

  • Chapter 554, AB 633 – Labor: garment manufacturing

    Existing law requires every person engaged in the business of garment manufacturing, as defined, to register with the Labor Commissioner and to pay an initial registration fee of $150 and an annual renewal fee of $100. Existing law imposes certain other requirements on garment manufacturers, and provides for administration and enforcement of the garment manufacturing provisions by the Labor...

  • Chapter 357, AB 1399 – State civil service: demonstration projects

    Existing law authorizes the State Personnel Board, directly or through agreement or contract with one or more agencies and other public and private organizations, to conduct and evaluate demonstration projects to determine whether a specified change in personnel management policies or procedures would result in improved state personnel management. Existing law prohibits supervisory employees from

  • Chapter 43, AB 1132 – Civil actions: noticed motions

    Existing law provides that all moving and supporting papers in a civil action are generally required to be served and filed at least 15 calendar days before the time appointed for the hearing, all papers opposing a motion are required to be filed with the court and served on each party at least five court days before the time appointed for the hearing, and all reply papers are to be filed with...

  • Chapter 509, SB 33 – Public Utilities Commission: president: advisers.

    Existing law requires the members of the Public Utilities Commission to elect one of their number president of the commission and requires the president to preside at all meetings and sessions of the commission. Existing law authorizes the commission to appoint an attorney and an executive director to the commission, as specified, and requires the attorney and executive director to perform duties

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