Legislation Supported
1993-1994

The Commission supported 92 pieces of legislation in 15 different topic areas during the 1993-1994 legislative session. In some cases, the bills were outgrowths of recent studies conducted by the Commission. But in other cases, Commission backing for measures was based on recommendations from reports that are still relevant today despite being issued up to 10 years ago.

Commission support had to be withdrawn from five bills when amendments made them no longer compatible with Commission recommendations. Of the remaining 87, 44 were signed into law for a success rate of 51 percent. The Commission was most successful with bills on the adult criminal justice system, state procurement functions and Workers' Compensation. The Commission had moderate success with bills on revenue collection, elder care, education and children's services. No progress was made on transportation, recycling and the State's property management.

The tables below summarize the bills (by category and in numerical order) that the Commission supported during 1993 and 1994.

To obtain a copy of the legislation listed, contact the Legislative Bill Room at (916) 445-2645 or visit the following sites on the Internet: the California Assembly, the California Senate or the California Legislative Counsel Bureau's Legislative Data Center.

If you have specific questions about the legislation, contact the Little Hoover Commission, littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov, 925 L Street, Suite 805, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 445-2125 or (916) 322-7709 (fax).

Auditor General

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 5 
Brown
Creates the Bureau of State Audits under the direction of the Little Hoover Commission and headed by the State Auditor Merged into SB 37
AB 24 
Campbell
Creates the Office of the Auditor General Merged into SB 37
SB 37 
Maddy-
Roberti
Creates the Bureau of State Audits under the direction of the Little Hoover Commission and headed by the State Auditor Chapter 12, 1993

Children's Services

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 403 
Campbell
Foster child's relative's income to determine AFDC for Foster Care Died in committee
AB 464 
Moore
Extends time period to search for racial/ethnic match before placing foster child Died in committee
AB 776 
Hannigan
Seeks to increase funding for family preservation services and expands the class of eligible children Chapter 1006, 1993
AB 1576 
Polanco
Requires every pupil receive two years of preschool as an investment now to save later costs for remedial education, welfare and crime Died in committee
AB 2129 
Bates
Requires home interviews prior to licensing of foster homes or placement of child in license-pending home Chapter 1089, 1993
SB 270 
Russell
Courts removing children from parental custody and not placing with relative must state reason Chapter 451, 1993
SB 1036 
Thompson
Requires all applicants for a foster family home license to attend training classes prior to licensure and require continuing education for existing licensed foster families Vetoed

Corrections

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 113 
Katz
Originally, limited work-credits for persons sentenced to state prison who have previously served a prison term for specified violent felonies Concept included in AB 2716
AB 2716 
Katz
Limits work-time credits for repeat violent offenders Chapter 713, 1994
AB 2745 
Lee
Originally, re-established rehabilitation as a purpose of imprisonment. Amendment removed rehabilitation concept Commission support withdrawn
AB 2912 
Murray
Prison education package: Creates a deputy director of education, bars prisoners from working until they are literate, sets outcome-based goals for Prisoner Literacy Act Died in committe
AB 2944 
Vasconcellos
Creates Sentencing Commission Vetoed
AB 2945 
Vasconcellos
Originally, limited work-credits for violent offenders. Amendment removed Commission's work-credit recommendation Commission support withdrawn
AB 3005 
Umberg
Suspends worktime credits and re-imposes if parole is violated Died in committee
AB 6X 
Katz
Limits worktime credits for specified felony offenses Concept included in AB 2716
AB 11X 
Jones
Removes limits from consecutive sentences. Also stipulates that probation shall not be granted or sentences suspenden if there are prior felony convictions Died in committee
AB 20X 
Andal
Modifies the Inmate Bill of Rights Concept included in SB 1260
AB 39X 
Polanco
Establishes an Inspector General Office outside of the Department of Corrections to conduct investigations Concept included in SB 1462
AB 41X 
Polanco
Boot Camp expansion (alternative sentencing) Died in committee
AB 42X 
Polanco
Eliminates work-credits for violent offenders Concept included in AB 2716
AB 43X 
Polanco
Creates Sentencing Commission Died in committee
AB 44X 
Polanco
Suspends worktime credits and re-imposes if parole is violated Died in committee
AB 56X 
Conroy
Requires mandatory AIDS testing for prisoners Died in committee
AB 65X 
Polanco
Creates a deputy director of education in the Department of Corrections Vetoed
AB 69X 
Rainey
Originally lengthened the maximum parole violation sentence. Amendment removed Commission's parole violation recommendation Commission support withdrawn
AB 99X 
Rainey
Allows alternative sentencing for non-violent offfenders Chapter 41, Ex. Session, 1994
SB 58 
Lockyer
Restructures sentencing system Died in committee
SB 530 
Presley
Limits worktime credits Concept included in AB 2716
SB 1260 
Presley
Modifies the Inmate Bill of Rights Chapter 555, 1994
SB 1462 
Maddy
Establishes an Inspector General Office outside the Department of Corrections to conduct investigations Chapter 766, 1994
SB 3X 
Lockyer
Comprehensive Criminal Justice Act of 1994. Restructures sentencing system Died on Inactive File
SB 4X 
Kopp
Moves all violent criminals into indeterminate sentencing system Died in committee
SB 20X 
Leonard
Reduces work-credit for violent offenders Concept included in AB 2716
SB 32X 
Kopp
Transfer parole authority from California Department of Corrections to Board of Prison Terms Chapter 53, Ex. Session, 1994
SB 33X 
Quackenbush
Suspends worktime credit and re-imposes if parole violated. Amendments removed work credit recommendation and parole authority Commission support withdrawn

Education

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 19 
Quackenbush
Permits school districts to admit pupils residing in other school districts Chapter 160, 1993
AB 222 
Richter
Enables school districts to enter into lease and/or purchase of school facilities not subject to "Field Act" structural standards Died in committee
AB 499
Goldsmith
Eliminates land non-use penalty for districts that do not use state funding for school facilities Died in committee
AB 643 
Eastin
Naylor Act modification -- a bill to modify restrictions school face when they sell surplus property Died in committee
AB 962 
Bronshvag
Creates a Student Information System to keep track of highly transient student population Vetoed
AB 967 
Campbell
Combines numerous categorical programs into five block grant programs Died in committee
AB 1114
Alpert
Allows parents to choose which schools their children will attend within their school district Chapter 161, 1993
AB 1244 
Eastin
Expands work-skill training for high school students not going to college and enhances the partnership between schools and business Vetoed
AB 1250 
Eastin
Establishes a "one-stop" plan checking process to expedite school construction Died in committee
AB 2254 
Areias
Requires Building Code "interpretations" to be shared with public Vetoed
AB 2580 
Eastin
Originally, established a "one-stop" plan checking process to expedite school construction for school construction projects. Amendments removed Commission support withdrawn
AB 2583 
Eastin
Creates a California Career Curriculum Council Vetoed
AB 3633 
Knight
English learners education Died in committee
SB 311 
Morgan
Allows schools to use non-Field Act buildings under certain conditions Chapter 833, 
1993
SB 1331 
Greene
Requires the Department of General Services to develop a proposed centralized tracking system Vetoed

Elder Care

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 1110 
Bustamante
Extends experimental project that places IHSS recipients in a managed care system Chapter 1124, 1994
AB 2970 
Conroy
Requires minimum standards for services to IHSS recipients regardless of the mode of delivery Died in committee
AB 3477 
O'Connell
Requires custodians of the elderly to register with the State, be fingerprinted and submit to a background check Chapter 1246, 1994

General Government

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

SB 2036 
McCorquodale
Subjects all boards of the Department of Consumer Affairs to periodic legislative review Chapter 908, 1994

Health Care

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 3571 
Margolin
Creates a panel to determine which health care procedures are medically necessary and appropriate Died in committee

Lottery

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 1203 
Tucker
Requires the California State Lottery be subject to legislative budget review Died in committee

Medi-Cal

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

SB 166 
Rosenthal
Shortens the application form for eligibility of certain benefits Died in committee

Procurement

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 340 
Katz
Requires contractors to document the use of MBE/WBE/DVBE subcontractors Chapter 1032, 1993
AB 649 
Archie/Hudson
Does not require minority businesses to meet participating goals when submitting bids Died in committee
AB 679 
Moore
Allows company "global plan" to meet MBE/WBE/DVBE requirements Chapter 772, 1994
AB 939 
Polanco
Strengthens good-faith effort requirements Vetoed
AB 1726 
Polanco
Sets up alternative bid protest arbitration process Vetoed
AB 1727 
Polanco
Establishes "best value" as the State's goal in procurements Chapter 1106, 1993
AB 2314 
Polanco
Allows recertification of MBE/WBE/DVBEs every two years Chapter 192, 1993
ARC 33 
Polanco
Gives the Public Procurement Advisory Committee the mission of reorganizing and streamlining procurement statutes Resolution Chapter 84, 1993

Property Management

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

SB 502 
Morgan
Gives General Services authority to enter into long-term leases Died in committee
SB 831 
Leonard
Gives General Services authority to enter into lease-purchase agreements and long-term leasing of state land Died in committee
AB 3421 
Areias
Expands and revises the current Public Works Board to act as the central administrative organization for the State's pro-active management of real property Died in committee

Recycling

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 3392 
Sher
Improves the coordination of recycling programs administered by Department of Conservation and California Integrated Waste Management Board Vetoed
SB 1622 
McCorquodale
Abolishes processing fee, handling fee and mandatory convenience zones in the 2020 beverage container program Died in Committee

Revenue Collection

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 15 
Klehs
Abolishes the Franchise Tax Board and transfers the function to the State Board of Equalization Vetoed
SB 87 
Kopp
Abolishes the Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization and transfers functions to the Department of Revenue Died in committee
SB 1838 
Campbell
Allows State entities to use private collection agencies to pursue delinquent debt Chapter 1224, 1994

Transportation

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

SB 1542 
Kopp
Divides the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency into two agencies, thereby creating a separate Transportation Agency Vetoed
ACR 14 
Costa
Requires preparation of high-speed, intercity ground transportation plan Died in committee

Worker's Compensation

 

Bill, Author

Summary

Status

AB 9 
Mountjoy
Prohibits physicians, attorneys or injured workers from accepting inducements for referred evaluations or consultations Concept included in AB 1300
AB 27 
Hoge
Requires clear and convincing evidence that a psychiatric injury was caused by employment Concept included in AB 119
AB 110 
Peace
Comprehensive bill; includes prohibiting compensation of a psychiatric injury unless employee has been employed at least 6 months Chapter 121, 1993
AB 119 
Brulte
Prohibits stress claims for "good faith" personnel actions and increases proportion of stress that must be linked to the job Chapter 118, 1993
AB 458 
Speier
Limits physician self-referrals for evaluation and treatment Concept included in AB 110
AB 811 
Tucker
Requires that events of employment as the cause of psychiatric injuries be increased from 10 to 50 percent Concept included in AB 119
AB 1300 
W. Brown
Makes fraud more difficult to perpetrate and easier to prosecute Chapter 120, 1993

To obtain a copy of the legislation listed, contact the Legislative Bill Room at (916) 445-2645 or visit the following sites on the Internet: the California Assembly, the California Senate or the California Legislative Counsel Bureau's Legislative Data Center.

If you have specific questions about the legislation, contact the Little Hoover Commission, littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov, 925 L Street, Suite 805, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 445-2125 or (916) 322-7709 (fax).