2018 Legislation for Senator Anthony J. Portantino
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 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.
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.
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.