State legislators enact hundreds of laws every year, and we track bills by local lawmakers.
On Monday, we updated legislation by local senators following the May 31 deadline to get bills through their the house of origin. Today we do the same with bills by Assembly members Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata; Mark Levine, D-San Rafael; and Mariko Yamada, D-Davis.
Chesbro's bills include:
; AB 388: Specifies that community colleges may provide courses and programs including, but not limited to professional development, development of language skills, and job services for individuals with developmental disabilities, to the extent resources are available for those purposes. Pending in the Senate Public Safety Committee.
; AB 468: Initially involving timber harvest plans, bill was amended to address Medi-Cal and hospitals. Pending in the Senate Insurance Committee.
; AB 504: Extends the sunset date of programs to regulate commercial sea cucumber fisheries from 2016 to 2017. Pending in the Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee.
; AB 520: Allows wine and spirits wholesalers to conduct retail on-sale tastings on behalf of a manufacturer without prior approval. Pending in the Senate Government Organization Committee.
; AB 881: Raises the oil spill and prevention fee from $0.065 to $0.07 per barrel and allows a transfer of up to $2 million per year to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. Placed in Senate inactive file.
; AB 997: Defines the role of local enforcement agencies under the state recycling act. Placed in Senate inactive file.
; AB 1101: Extends indefinitely the time during which oversized trucks transporting livestock may travel on Highway 101 in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties. Pending in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
; AB 1570: Expands training requirements for state Department of Social Service license to work in a residential care facility for the elderly. Pending in the Senate Human Services Committee.
; AB 1595: Brings statute regarding the State Council on Developmental Disabilities into conformity with the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Pending in the Senate Human Services Committee.
; AB 1618: Permits certain specified tribal officials access to juvenile court case files of children who are members of or eligible for membership in, that tribe. Pending in Senate Judiciary Committee.
; AB 1642: Extends the sunset date to 2021 on state programs to address Pierce's disease and glassy-winged sharpshooters upon approval of a referendum by grape growers. Assigned to Senate Agriculture Committee.
; AB 1782: Increase from $500 to $10,000 the maximum fine for illegally severing or removing telegraph, telephone, cable TV or other lines used to conduct electricity. Pending in Senate Public Safety Committee.
; AB 1826: Requires generators of of specified amounts of organic waste, ranging from one to eight cubic yards per week, to arrange recycling services for that material. Pending in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.
; AB 1847: Deletes certain offensive and outdated terms once used to describe mental health conditions and disabilities in various California statutes (other than the Penal Code) and replaces them with more current, less offensive, terms. Pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
; AB 1914: Requires the state Water Resources Control Board to conform water permits that affect the Trinity River to the instream flow requirements established by the federal government. Held by Assembly Appropriations Committee.