Appropriations Committees Determine Fate of Legislation Impacting Counties
The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees yesterday voted
on hundreds of bills that had been awaiting action due to costs
they posed to the State. The following bills of major importance
to counties passed out of their respective committees and will
next be awaiting a vote on their respective Floors.
AB 219 (Daly) would expand the definition of “public works” for the purpose of prevailing wage requirements, to include the delivery of ready-mix concrete. - OPPOSE
AB 305 (Gonzalez) would prohibit the apportionment of permanent disability from being based on pregnancy, menopause, or osteoporosis if the condition is contemporaneous with the claimed physical injury.
SB 239 (Hertzberg) would require public agencies providing fire protection to obtain a written agreement validated by each affected public agency and recognized employee organization representing firefighters, or to provide notice at least 30 days prior, when proposing the extension of services outside an agency’s current service area. A contract for fire protection services must undergo an independent fiscal analysis and acquire LAFCO approval.
SB 331 (Mendoza) would enact the Civic Reporting Openness in Negotiations Efficiency Act (CRONEY) to establish specific procedures for the negotiation and approval of contracts valued at $50,000 or more
(as amended) for goods or services by cities, counties, cities and counties or special districts that have adopted a Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance (COIN).
SB 406 (Jackson) would reduce the employee threshold under the California Family Rights Act from 50 to at least 25 employees and expand the family members for whom leave may be taken, which will provide a California-only, separate 12 week protected leave of absence for both small and large employers to administer.?