Securities Transactions: Qualifications by Permit: Liability
This bill would increase access to capital through equity corwdfunding for start-up, small and medium sized businesses.
Authors: Muratsuchi, Chiu, Senator Allen
State government: small business liaisons
This bill would require a state agency that significantly regulates/impacts small business to prominently display the name and contact information of the small business liaison on the agency’s Web site and to notify the Office of Small Business Advocate within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the Department of General Services within 72 hours of the occurrence of a vacancy in the position of small business liaison.
Department of Motor Vehicles: electronic payment programs: vehicle registration and titling transactions
This bill would additionally require the department to also report the average processing time, by transaction type, for transactions executed by these business partners.
Workers’ compensation: liability for payment
This bill would provide that for claims of occupational disease or cumulative injury filed on or after January 1, 2018, the employee and the employer would have no liability for payment for medical treatment unless one or more of certain conditions are satisfied, including, among others, that the treatment was authorized by the employer.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence Act of 2016
This bill would enact the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Act of 2017, which would establish the state entrepreneur-in-residence program within the Government Operations Agency for the purpose of utilizing the expertise of private-sector entrepreneurs to help make state governmental activities and practices more streamlined and accessible.
Authors: Calderon, Dababneh
Personal income taxes: earned income credit
This bill, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2017, would expand the earned income credit allowed by the Personal Income Tax Law by providing additional conformity with federal income tax law to include specified net earnings from self-employment in earned income, thus allowing an earned income credit for taxpayers for those earnings. This bill would additionally set the earned income tax credit adjustment factor as 85%.
Authors: Steinorth, Quirk-Silva
State employees: memorandum of understanding
This bill would approve provisions of a memorandum of understanding entered into between the state employer and an unspecified bargaining unit that require the expenditure of funds, and would provide that these provisions will become effective even if these provisions are approved by the Legislature in legislation other than the annual Budget Act.
State government: administrative regulations
This bill would require each state agency to, on or before January 1, 2020, review that agency’s regulations, identify any regulations that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or out of date, to revise those identified regulations, as provided, and report to the Legislature and Governor, as specified. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2021.
Affordable Senior Housing Act of 2017
This bill would enact the Affordable Senior Housing Act of 2017, which would establish the Affordable Senior Housing Program within GO-Biz, as part of the Economic Revitalization Act. The bill would declare that the purpose of this program is to guide and serve as a catalyst for the development of affordable senior housing dwelling units within this state.
Unlawful employment practice: parental leave
This bill would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, and who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
This bill would prohibit contracts between hospitals and contracting agents or health care service plans from containing certain provisions, including, but not limited to, setting payment rates or other terms for nonparticipating affiliates of the hospital, requiring the contracting agent or plan to keep the contract’s payment rates secret from any payor, as defined, that is or may become financially responsible for the payment, and requiring the contracting agent or plan to submit to arbitration, or any other alternative dispute resolution program, any claims or causes of action that arise under state or federal antitrust laws after those claims or causes of action arise, except as provided.