2023 Legislation

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SB 2 Firearms

Will implement various improvements to California’s existing concealed carry weapon regime.

SB 53 Income taxes: tax credits: motion picture credit

Will make nonsubstantive changes to the motion picture credit.

SB 96 Historic Venue Restoration and Resiliency Act

Will use the sales and use tax revenues generated by historic venues that host live events for reinvestment in historic preservation activities, including, but not limited to, maintenance, renovations, and technological retrofits that enhance safety for patrons. Historic venue is defined as a structure built before1940 that is officially designated by the United States National Park Service or the United States Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or is located at a site continuously used for live, ticketed events for more than 50 years.

SB 98 Education finance: additional education funding

Will provide supplemental funding to local education agencies, including school districts, charter schools and county offices of education, based on average daily enrollment as opposed to attendance.

SB 234 Opioid antagonists: schools, college campuses, stadiums, concert venues, and amusement parks

Will increase the availability of Narcan or other opioid antagonist at schoolsites, stadiums, concert venues, and amusement parks and ensure that at least 2 employees are aware of where it is stored.

SB 257 Health care coverage: diagnostic imaging

Will provide coverage without imposing cost-sharing for medically necessary diagnostic breast imaging, including diagnostic breast imaging following an abnormal mammography and for an enrollee indicated to have a genetic risk factor associated with breast cancer, including family history or known genetic mutation.

SB 301 Vehicular air pollution: Zero-Emission Aftermarket Conversion Project

Will provide a rebate to encourage people to convert their gas-powered vehicle into a Zero Emission Vehicle.

SB 323 Pupils with exceptional needs: individualized education programs: emergency safety procedures

Will require the individualized education program (IEP) for a pupil with exceptional needs to include, if the procedures in the comprehensive school safety plan are insufficient to ensure the pupil’s safety in an emergency at the pupil’s current school site, a description of the necessary accommodations to those procedures.

SB 357 Vehicles: physician and surgeon reporting

Will give doctors the discretion to report any conditions they believe will impair a patient’s inability to drive, by removing language that discriminates against specific conditions, including epilepsy.

SB 368 Firearms: requirements for licensed dealers

Will require that licensed firearm dealers establish a voluntary buyback program in consultation with the Department of Justice. Additionally, it would necessitate that a licensed firearms dealer to accept for storage a firearm transferred by an individual to prevent it from being used to attempt suicide. Licensed retailers may also store firearms for other lawful reasons outside of mental health crises.

SB 411 Open meetings: teleconferences: bodies with appointed membership

Will ensure that the City of Los Angeles’s Neighborhood Councils, boards, and commissions can continue serving their constituents virtually by extending appropriate COVID-19 pandemic provisions. Virtual meetings have allowed much easier access to appointed or elected bodies of local agencies with far more members of the public participating in each meeting. This has created greater equity in the process and fostered the health of our democracy.

SB 422 California Environmental Quality Act: expedited environmental review: climate change regulations

Will expedite the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review process for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, incorporate pollution control equipment, and meet energy efficiency standards.

SB 427 Health care coverage: antiretroviral drugs, devices, and products

SB 445 Special education: individualized education programs: translation services

Will require a local education agency (LEA) upon request by a parent to translate the completed Individualized Education Plan (IEP) as well as any revisions to the IEP in the native language of the parent(s) within 30 days of being requested.

SB 467 Community colleges: apprenticeship or internship training programs

Will prohibit a community college from denying a student access to a career technical education program based on their use of an individual tax identification number in the background check for the associated internship or apprenticeship program.

SB 480 School districts: pilot programs: Korean Meister high school system

Will require the Superintendent Public Instruction, with the approval of the state board, to select 3 geologically diverse school districts to implement a pilot program at one high school within the school district based upon the Korean Meister Program.

SB 509 School employee and pupil training: youth mental and behavioral health: mental health education

Will require the California Department of Education to ensure that 75 percent of classified and certificated employees on school campuses complete an evidence-based behavioral health training program.

SB 538 Department of Transportation: Bicycle Czar

Will require the director of the California Department of Transportation to appoint a Bicycle Czar, who shall serve as the department’s chief advisor on all issues related to bicycle transportation, safety, and infrastructure. 

SB 551 Mental Health Services Act: prevention and early intervention

Will require all counties to collaborate with LEAs in their county to allocate 20% of PEI funds towards school-based behavioral health services. SB 551 will also add a requirement that Mental Health Boards have 20 percent of members that fall into the age category of a child or transition-age youth, and 20 percent of members that are public school employees. 

SB 596 School employees: protection

Will protect teachers from threats, harassment, or similar conduct, in their daily life away from a school site or after school hours for reasons related to their official duties.

SB 607 Self-funded student health care coverage

Will authorize a student health plan operated by a bona fide, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning to operate in California if the institution files a yearly report with the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care that certifies specified information under penalty of perjury.

SB 640 California State University: food service contracts and hotel development projects

Will require the trustees of the California State University, for each food service contract and participation in a hotel development contract, to require the person or entity contracting with the trustees and each food service employer or hotel employer, to be party to a labor peace agreement with any labor organization that represents or seeks to represent food service employees performing work under the food service contract or hotel employees at the hotel development project.

SB 671 School safety: mandatory interagency cross-reporting

SB 691 Dyslexia risk screening

Will help eliminate inequities of opportunity by requiring all local educational agencies serving students in grades kindergarten to grade 2 to annually screen every student for risk of dyslexia unless parents or guardians choose not to have their child screened. It will also require the State Board of Education (SBE) to establish an approved list of evidence-based culturally, linguistically, and developmentally-appropriate screening instruments to be used by school districts to screen pupils for the risk of dyslexia.

SB 696 Notaries public

SB 712 Tenancy: micromobility devices

Will prohibit a landlord from prohibiting a tenant from owning a personal micromobility device or from storing a personal micromobility device in their dwelling unit unless the landlord provides secure, long-term storage for those devices. The bill would define “micromobility device” for those purposes to include wheelchairs, bicycles, e-bicycles, scooters, e-scooters, skateboards, and hoverboards.

SB 765 Teachers: retired teachers: teacher preparation: student financial aid

SB 786 Prescription drug pricing

Will prohibit a PBM from discriminating against a CE by imposing requirements, conditions, or exclusions that are not imposed on a non-CE provider or otherwise preventing a CE from retaining the benefit of the 340B pricing on prescription drugs.

SB 805 Health care coverage: pervasive developmental disorders or autism

SB 834 Housing: California Family Home Construction and Homeownership Bond Act of 2023

Will enact the California Family Home Construction and Homeownership Bond Act of 2023 (bond act), which, if adopted, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $25,000,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance the California Family Home Construction and Homeownership Program, established as part of the bond act.