2017 Legislation

AB 12 – State government: administrative regulations: Requires each state agency, on or before January 2020, to review the agency’s regulations to ensure that the regulations are not duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or outdated.

AB 371 – Sex crimes: communication with a minor:  Makes it a crime to contact or communicate with a minor with the intent to commit human trafficking.   

AB 773 – State Capitol Building Annex:  Expresses the intent of the Legislature to appropriate funds from the General Fund to the Contingent Funds of the Assembly and Senate for the purpose of constructing a new State Capitol Building Annex, and/or renovating the existing State Capitol Building Annex pursuant to Chapter of the Statues of 2016.   
AB 860 – Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission: Strengthens accountability of mental health services by allowing the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to visit non-public facilities when gathering information in support of their oversight duties.

AB 938 – Reinsurance: Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to adopt rules and regulations for certain life insurance policies, long-term care insurance policies, and annuities to align California law with the model law adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

AB 1002 – Center for Cannabis Research: Renames the University of California’s “California Marijuana Research Program” to the “Center for Cannabis Research,” and allows the Center to apply for a license through the Department of Consumer Affairs to cultivate marijuana strictly for research purposes. Permits the Center, in compliance with federal regulations governing cannabis manufacture, to hire experts from private entities that have specialized knowledge in cultivating medical cannabis.      

AB 1092 – Health care service plans: vision care services: provider claims: fraud: Authorizes a specialized health plan that provides vision care services through the Department of Managed Health Care to use a statistically reliable method to investigate suspected fraud as required by the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975.    

AB 1253 – Education finance: school bonds: citizens’ oversight committees: Requires citizens’ oversight committee (COC) to have the tools to effectively conduct oversight, including receiving and reviewing copies of audit documents and plans, and performing inspections of school facilities and grounds.  
AB 1358 – State parks: California Admission Day: Requires the Department of Parks and Recreation to offer 50 percent-discounted admission to state parks on California Admission Day on September 9th of each year.