2019 Legislation

2018 Legislation for Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SB 7- State Highway Route 710 

SB 7 will allow the surplus nonresidential properties to purchase their property relative to the current use of the property instead of fair market value.This bill would also prohibit Caltrans from implementing a freeway tunnel or surface freeway or expressway for Route 710 between Route 10 and Route 210.

SB 15-Redevelopment

SB 61-Firearms: transfers

SB 61, firearms will not be delivered whenever the dealer is notified by the Department of Justice that within the preceding 30-day period the purchaser had made another application to purchase a firearm.  In addition, because of the interaction of state and federal law, receivers or frames (the gun minus the barrel) are also applicable to the 30-day purchase period. The bill would also exempt from that prohibition the purchase of a firearm, other than a handgun, by a person who possesses a valid, unexpired hunting license issued by the state, and the acquisition of a firearm, other than a handgun, at specified charity fundraising events.   

California: Strong Gun Laws Save Lives: Figure 1 Data 

SB 86-Hazardous materials: reporting

SB 163-Healthcare coverage: pervasive developmental disorder or autism

SB 163 will eliminate the existing statutory obstacles and require health insurance coverage for all forms of medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for Californians with ASD without diminishing consumer protections.  SB 163 expands the number of qualified professionals by authorizing already State certified professionals to administer BHT within their professional competence thereby reducing or eliminating the waiting list for services.  SB 163 also details the requirements for a Qualified Autism Service Paraprofessional to insure health insurance coverage including background checks to protect California children.  SB 163 protects the interests of California consumers and the State by closing the loopholes in the law and ensuring that every Californian is covered.

SB 172-Firearms

SB 217-Special education: individuals with exceptional needs: early education programs

SB 302-International trade and investment office: Republic of Armenia

SB 328- School Start Time

Research & Information Booklet

This bill would require the school day for middle schools and high schools begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Studies show that pushing back the school day sees an increase in attendance rates, grade point averages, and test scores as students get their full recommend amount of sleep and earlier start times may create problems for parents who drop their kids off before heading to work in the morning.

SB 349-Minimum franchise tax

SB 355-Joint powers agencies: meetings

SB 376-Firearms: transfers

SB 417-State claims

SB 418-Claims against the state: appropriation

SB 445-Alcohol and drug treatment: youth

SB 484-Public postsecondary education: community college transfer students

SB 509-Vehicles: specialized license plates: housing crisis awareness

SB 521-taxes: credits: leased or rented property: persons receiving Section 8 assistance

SB 532-Redevelopment: bond proceeds: affordable housing

SB 568-Postsecondary education: student housing: College-Focused Rapid Rehousing Program

SB 600-Healthcare coverage: fertility preservation

SB 620-Firearms

SB 695-Land use planning: housing element: foster youth placement

SB 729-Local control funding formula: school districts and charter schools

SB 758-Hospitals: seismic safety

SR 23-100th anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement in Korea