First House Policy Committees crank up with lots of activity next week.  Here are just a few of the bills that are “up” next week that we support.

AB 2109 (Daly; D-Anaheim) Parcel Tax Reports.  Would require the State Board of Equalization to annually report specified information relating to the imposition of locally assessed parcel taxes, including, among other things, the type and rate of a parcel tax and the number of parcels subject to or exempt from the parcel tax. The bill would additionally require the tax collector of each county to provide any information to the board required by the board to comply with these provisions, as specified. SUPPORT

AB 2312 (Nestande; R-Palm Desert)   Discourages Metal theft. Would require a junk dealer or recycler to request to receive theft alert notifications regarding the theft of commodity metals in the junk dealer’s or recycler’s geographic region from the theft alert system maintained by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. SUPPORT

AB 2723 (Medina; D-Riverside)   Administrative procedure: small businesses. The Administrative Procedure Act governs the procedures for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law. This bill would define “cost impact” to include those direct costs that a representative private person or sole proprietorship, small business, and business necessarily incurs in reasonable compliance with the proposed action. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws. SUPPORT

SB 981 (Huff; R-Diamond Bar)   Regulations: review process. Current law, the Administrative Procedure Act, governs the procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies. This bill would require each agency to review each regulation adopted prior to January 1, 2014, and to develop a report with prescribed information.  SUPPORT

AB 2381 (Bonilla; D-Concord)   Private parking facilities. Would authorize a city or county to include in that ordinance or resolution authorization for the operator of privately owned and maintained offstreet parking facility to regulate unauthorized parking. SUPPORT.

AB 2008 (Quirk; D-Hayward)  The California Environmental Quality Act requires the Office of Planning and Research to prepare, develop, and transmit to the Natural Resources Agency, and the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to certify and adopt, guidelines for the implementation of the act by public agencies. The act requires the guidelines to include statewide standards for infill projects to promote specified goals and priorities. This bill would require the guidelines to be revised to include as a statewide standard for infill projects the goal of minimizing the impacts of goods movement on air quality, traffic, and public safety through the provision of dedicated loading and unloading facilities for commercial space. SUPPORT.

AB 2050 (Quirk; D-Hayward)   California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: scoping plan: advisory panel. The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 requires the State Air Resources Board to prepare and approve a scoping plan for achieving the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This bill, until January 1, 2020, would require the state board to include specified elements when updating the scoping plan. The bill would require the state board, on or before January 1, 2020 , to submit a report to the appropriate committees of the Legislature on those specified elements of the updated scoping plan. SUPPORT.

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