Thursday, July 3, 2014

Governor Signs Weber Bill Protecting Persons with Disabilities from Abuse

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July 3, 2014             

Weber’s Legislative Package Progresses through Senate

SACRAMENTO- Governor Edmund G. Brown signed AB 2379, legislation introduced by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, that increases the ability of abuse prevention teams to identify potential risk of abuse by caregivers for older or dependent adults. This bill, sponsored by the County of San Diego, is the first of Weber’s 2014 legislative package to be signed into law. 

Assemblymember Weber also announced that eight of her bills have advanced in the Senate:

  •  AB 938 - Prohibits the imposition or increase in the amount of  ‘student fees’ on state university campuses unless approved by a majority vote of the students voting on the campus, and provides for a committee composed of students, faculty and administrators to oversee the expenditure of funds where imposed. Status:  Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee.
  • AB 1719 – Requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide the Legislature with a feasibility study and implementation plan for providing full-day
  • kindergarten statewide. Status: Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee.
  • AB 2009- Streamlines the Board of Equalization’s (BOE) sales tax audit process by allowing businesses in good standing to conduct their own sales tax audits with BOE supervision. This saves time, reduces disruption to business operations and frees up BOE resources for pursuing ‘bad actor’ businesses. Status: Passed by Legislature to the Governor’s Desk.
  • AB 2067- Streamlines reporting requirements for the Urban Water Management Plan by shortening the list of requirements from fourteen to seven. Status: Passed by Senate and sent to Assembly for Concurrence in Senate Amendments.
  • AB 2376- Decreases the operating costs for small businesses with state contracts - including women, minority and disabled veteran-owned businesses - by reducing the required insurance deductible from $25,000 to $10,000. Status: Passed by Legislature to Governor’s Desk.
  • AB 2380 – Will ensure the input of parents and decision-making committees is included in the formation? of school districts’ student achievement plans under the new Local Control Funding Formula. Status: Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee.
  • AB 2591- Establishes a state policy that will enable social services to provide basic material needs for homeless children identified in public schools. Status: Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee.
  •  AB 2617- Prohibits forced arbitration clauses from preventing individuals from pursuing legal action for violations of their civil rights. Status: Passed by Senate Judiciary Committee to Senate Floor.


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