Comments Requested on Government Finance and Administration Bills
April 12, 2018
As policy committees meet in earnest over the course of the next month, the CSAC Government Finance and Administration (GFA) policy unit would appreciate feedback on the following bills, related to business licenses, hiring preferences, and redistricting commissions.
Please forward comments on the following bills to Dorothy Johnson or Tracy Sullivan, and for those interested in following the progress of these measures, live status updates are available on the CSAC Website.
AB 2184 (Chiu) – Alternative Forms of ID for Business Licenses
Would require cities and counties to accept alternative forms of identification for the issuance of business licenses, including a California driver’s license or identification number, an individual taxpayer identification number, or a municipal identification number. Additionally, the bill would prohibit local agencies from disclosing the identification information of business license holders to the public except as required to administer the licensure program or comply with a state law or state or federal court order.
AB 2830 (Reyes) – Mandatory Hiring Preferences for Interns and Student Assistants
Would require counties, when hiring for internship and student assistant positions, to give preference to a qualified applicant who is, or has been, a foster youth, homeless youth, or formerly incarcerated youth. The bill would apply to applicants up to the age of 26.
SB 1018 (Allen) – Redistricting Commissions
Would permit counties to use a hybrid redistricting commission where both the local governing body and the commission share authority in adopting final maps. Additionally, the measure would relax some of the requirements for serving on a local redistricting commission and allow school districts, community college districts, and special districts to create their own commissions.