AB 219(Daly D) Public works: concrete delivery.

Current law defines “public works,” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages for public works projects, to include, among other things, the hauling of refuse from a public works site to an outside disposal location with respect to contracts involving any state agency. This bill would expand the definition of “public works” for these purposes to include the hauling and delivery of ready-mixed concrete, as defined, to carry out a public works contract, with respect to contracts involving any state agency or any political subdivision of the state.


Position: OPPOSE

AB 251 (Levine D) Public works: public subsidies.

Would provide that a public subsidy is de minimis if it is both less than $250,000 and less than 2% of the total project cost. The bill would specify that those provisions do not apply to a project that was advertised for bid, or a contract that was awarded, before July 1, 2016.


Position: OPPOSE

AB 428(Nazarian D) Income taxes: credit: seismic retrofits.

Would allow, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2022, a tax credit under both the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law in an amount equal to 30% of the qualified costs paid or incurred by a qualified taxpayer for any seismic retrofit construction on a qualified building, as provided. The bill would require a taxpayer, in order to be eligible for the credit, to obtain 2 certifications from the appropriate jurisdiction with authority for building code enforcement of the area in which the building is located.


Position: SUPPORT

AB 504 (Gonzalez D) Local Planning; Non-Profit Groups

Would, authorize a city to delegate to a nonprofit public benefit corporation the performance of ministerial planning functions, as defined, and require that the city retain all nonministerial planning functions.


Position: OPPOSE

AB 744(Chau D) Planning and zoning: density bonuses.

Current law prohibits a city, county, or city and county from requiring a vehicular parking ratio for a housing development that meets specified criteria in excess of specified ratios. This bill would, notwithstanding the above-described provisions, additionally prohibit, at the request of the developer, a city, county, or city and county from imposing a vehicular parking ratio, inclusive of handicapped and guest parking, in excess of 0.5 spaces per bedroom on a development that includes the maximum percentage of low- or very low income units, as specified, and is located within 1/2 mile of a major transit stop, as defined, and there is unobstructed access to the transit stop from the development.


Position: OPPOSE

AB 764 (Quirk D) Parking Lot Design; Bollards.

Would require the California Building Standards Commission, in collaboration with the State Architect and the State Fire Marshal, to consider standards, and to update standards as it determines necessary, for the installation of vehicle barriers, as specified, to protect persons located within, or in or on the property of, buildings, or to protect pedestrians, from collisions into those buildings by motor vehicles.

Status: VETOED.

Position: MON/OPPOSE

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