2004 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

1140 results for 2004 Regular Session (California Session Laws)

  • Chapter 140, AB 2069 – Real estate.

    Existing statutes enacted in 2003 revised certain provisions of the Real Estate Law pertaining to a multilender transaction and defined the term "current market value" for the purposes of construction and rehabilitation loans, but two different statutes added the same articles with the same section numbers to the Real Estate Law. However, only the provisions of one of the statutes included all of

  • Chapter 908, AB 2666 – Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation areas.

    (1) Existing law regulates the state park system with respect to use of the state vehicular recreation areas. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in existing law. (2) Existing law requires the Controller in July and January each fiscal year to allocate the funds collected from a $4 fee that is imposed for the issuance of renewal of identification for each off-highway motor...

  • Chapter 94, SJR 16 – Military airfares.

    This measure would urge airline companies in the United States to permanently establish reduced price airfares for active duty military personnel.

  • Chapter 61, SCR 60 – Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    This measure would acknowledge the month of April 2004, as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and encourage the people of the State of California to work together to support youth-serving child abuse prevention activities in their communities and schools.

  • Chapter 830, AB 2010 – Alameda and Solano Counties: domestic violence.

    Existing law provides for county domestic violence program special funds for the purpose of funding local domestic violence programs. Certain fees payable at the time a marriage license is issued may be collected by the county clerks for deposit into these funds. Existing law requires the collection of fees for certified copies of fetal death or death records and marriage or birth certificates....

  • Chapter 798, AB 384 – Tobacco products: correctional facilities.

    Existing law allows the Director of the Department of Corrections to prescribe and amend rules and regulations for the administration of state prisons. Existing law includes tobacco products among the products that may be authorized for sale to inmates at state prison facilities. Existing law allows the Director of the Department of the Youth Authority to make and enforce all rules appropriate to

  • Chapter 666, SB 1484 – Disorderly conduct.

    Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to look through a hole or opening or to view, by means of any instrumentality, into the interior of any of specified rooms or any other interior place where the occupant has a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade that privacy. This bill would add bedrooms to the enumerated rooms to which this prohibition is applicable....

  • Chapter 606, SB 231 – Firearms: entertainment firearms permit.

    Existing law generally regulates the possession and transfer of firearms. This bill would establish an entertainment firearms permit, to be issued by the Department of Justice, authorizing the holder to possess firearms for use as props in motion picture, television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment productions. The bill would establish fees for application and renewal of the permit....

  • Chapter 551, SB 1697 – Vehicles: driving under the influence: driver's license sanctions.

    (1) Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the driver's license of any person arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). The department, under certain circumstances, is also required to suspend, restrict, or revoke the driver's license of any person convicted of DUI. A court is authorized to order, as a condition of probation for a conviction of DUI, that the...

  • Chapter 469, AB 710 – Orange County Transportation Authority.

    Existing law establishes the Orange County Transportation Authority which is composed of 12 members, including 4 members of the board of supervisors and 6 city members appointed by the Orange County City Selection Committee. Existing law provides for the appointment of alternate members of the authority. This bill would increase the size of the authority to 18 members. The bill would provide that

  • Chapter 279, AB 2557 – Insurance: licensing.

    Existing law makes it a misdemeanor to act, offer to act, or assume to act in a capacity for which a license as an insurance agent, broker, solicitor, or life agent is required without being properly licensed to do so. This misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment of not more than 6 months in a county jail, a fine of not more than $1,000, or both that imprisonment and fine. This bill would make...

  • Chapter 229, SB 1104 – Budget Act of 2004: human services.

    (1) Existing law provides for a system of priority for state and federally subsidized child development services and provides that first priority is given to neglected or abused children, or children who are at risk of being neglected or abused. This bill would provide that a family receiving child care services on the basis of a child being at risk of abuse is eligible to receive services for up

  • Chapter 187, SB 1826 – Dead animals.

    Existing law generally regulates the business of transporting the carcasses of dead animals. Existing law prohibits any dead hauler or any other person from transporting any dead animal to any place, except for burial on his or her own property, other than to a licensed rendering plant, a licensed collection center, an animal disease diagnostic laboratory, or the nearest crematory. Existing law...

  • Chapter 898, AB 2950 – Critically overcrowded school facilities.

    Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998, requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant school districts, prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for construction and modernization of school facilities, including hardship funding, and supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. Eligibility for new construction funding under the act is...

  • Chapter 661, AB 2821 – Care facilities: referrals: Medi-Cal payment for noncovered services.

    (1) Existing law prohibits any person, association, or corporation from establishing, conducting, or maintaining a referral agency or to refer any person for remuneration to any extended care, skilled nursing home, or intermediate care facility or a distinct part of a facility providing extended care, skilled nursing home care, or intermediate care, without first having obtained a written license

  • Chapter 748, AB 939 – Psychiatric inpatient hospital services: reimbursement.

    Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Services, under which qualified low-income persons are provided with health care services, including mental health services. Existing law requires the State Department of Mental Health to implement managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries through fee-for-service or capitated rate contracts...

  • Chapter 557, AB 2691 – Immigration consultants.

    Existing law regulates the practice of immigration consultants, defined as persons who provide nonlegal assistance or advice in an immigration matter. A violation of the provisions regulating immigration consultants is a crime. Existing law requires a person to file a $50,000 bond with the Secretary of State prior to engaging in the business or acting in the capacity of an immigration consultant.

  • Chapter 476, SB 7 – Marriage: solemnization: Armed Forces.

    Existing law provides that marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman. Existing law provides for the issuance of marriage licenses, as specified, and requires the solemnization thereof. Existing law requires the parties to declare in the presence of the person solemnizing the marriage and witnesses that the parties take each other as husband and wife.

  • Chapter 475, AB 3118 – State claims.

    Existing law requires the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to report to the Legislature when there is no sufficient appropriation available for the payment of a claim against the state allowed by the board. This bill would appropriate $1,124,963.40 from various funds to the Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to pay claims...

  • Chapter 245, SB 1776 – Electrical energy: thermal powerplants.

    Existing law provides for the restructuring of California's electric power industry so that the price for the generation of electricity is determined by a competitive market. Existing law, until January 1, 2004, required the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) to establish a process for the expedited review of applications to construct and operate...

  • Chapter 107, SJR 20 – Regulation of financial institutions.

    This measure would request the Congress of the United States to disapprove the rule submitted by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency relating to bank activities and regulations as published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2004, so the rule has no force and effect, and if necessary, to consider legislation that will prevent the unilateral expansion of jurisdiction over financial...

  • Chapter 783, AB 2719 – State Archives: public access.

    Existing law provides for the State Archives, with the Secretary of State as custodian, and requires the secretary to receive into the archives any item, including any paper, document, book, map, or other type of record, that is required by law to be delivered to or filed with the secretary. The existing California Public Records Act provides that, except for exempt records, every state or local...

  • Chapter 688, SB 318 – Urban water suppliers: desalinated water.

    The Urban Water Management Planning Act requires urban water suppliers to prepare and adopt urban water management plans for submission to the Department of Water Resources. This bill would require a plan to describe the opportunities for development of desalinated water, including, but not limited to, ocean water, brackish water, and groundwater, as a long-term supply.

  • Chapter 74, AB 1901 – Probation: education.

    Existing law establishes a pilot program to authorize the court to require any adult who has been convicted of a nonviolent or nonserious offense to participate in a program designed to assist the person in obtaining the equivalent of a 12th grade education as a condition of probation. Existing law also authorizes the court to require a probationer to participate in a literary or General...

  • Chapter 11, AB 419 – Teachers' Retirement Board: elections.

    (1) The State Teachers' Retirement Law provides for the election, as of January 1, 2004, of 3 members to the Teachers' Retirement Board at elections conducted by the board. One of those members is to be elected by specified active members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement System. This bill would provide that member of the board shall also be elected by specified...

  • Chapter 887, AB 2682 – Pharmacy: out-of-state wholesalers.

    The Pharmacy Act provides for licensing and regulation of manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription drugs and devices by the California State Board of Pharmacy and makes a violation of its provisions a crime. Existing law requires out-of-state manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription drugs and devices selling or distributing those drugs and devices in this state to obtain an out-of-state

  • Chapter 736, SB 1400 – Corrections: Internal Affairs.

    Existing law provides for the administration of a system of state prisons under the Department of Corrections within the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency. Existing law establishes the office of the Inspector General, who is responsible for reviewing departmental policy and procedures for conducting audits of investigatory practices and other audits, as well as conducting investigations of the...

  • Chapter 926, SB 1757 – State procurement: vehicles.

    Existing law provides that no purchase order or other form of documentation for acquisition or replacement of motor vehicles shall be issued against any appropriation until the Department of General Services has investigated and established the necessity for the acquisition or replacement. This bill would require that all contracts for acquisition of motor vehicles or general use mobile equipment

  • Chapter 924, SB 1608 – Corrections: prisoners: foreign nationals.

    Existing law requires that upon entry of any person who is an undocumented alien subject to deportation into a facility operated by the Department of Corrections, and at least every year thereafter, the Director of Corrections inform the person of his or her right to be transferred to his or her country of origin to serve the remainder of his or her prison term. This bill would delete the annual...

  • Chapter 921, SB 1543 – California Board of Accountancy: tax preparers.

    (1) Existing law provides for the licensing and regulation of accountants by the California Board of Accountancy in the Department of Consumer Affairs. The provisions creating the board, specifying the board's composition, and authorizing the board to appoint an executive officer become inoperative on July 1, 2005, and are repealed on January 1, 2006. This bill would change these dates to provide

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