Legislation

SB 276 Earned Income Tax Credit 2020 Credit Calculation

Supports low-to-moderate income working families who qualify for CalEITC by authorizing taxpayers to choose between their 2019 and 2020 incomes when filing for the credit.

Contact: Alessandra Magnasco

SB 336 COVID-19 72 Hour Notification

Ensures that our local communities are aware of any changes to the state or local public health orders by requiring them to be posted to relevant websites and shared with local organizations at least 72 hours before their effective date.

Contact: Sarah Couch

SB 412 Emergency Definition: Mitigation of Future Emergencies

Updates the definition of “emergency” found within the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Public Resources Code to include pre-emptive measures to prevent subsequent emergency situations. This will help protect life, health, property, and essential public services from damage and loss that may be caused by the initial emergency.

Contact: Scott Terrell

SB 601 First-Time Home Buyer Opportunity Act

Incentivizes homeowners to sell their homes to first-time buyers by increasing the capital gains exclusion on homes sold to first-time buyers from $250,000 to $300,000 for single filers and from $500,000 to $600,000 for married couples filing jointly.

Contact: Scott Terrell

SB 657 Electronic Notices for Telecommuting Businesses

Authorizes businesses who have employees that are working from home or telecommuting to receive specific employment-related documents electronically.

Contact: Sarah Couch

SB 683 Local Collaboration in Regionalized Water Permitting

Provide a collaborative environment for municipal separate storm sewer system regional permitting. This will afford the opportunity for permittees who are responsible for implementation and oversight of the proposed permit to participate in the development of said permit in order to lessen financial impacts on existing programs and processes established by the permittees in their respective area.

Contact: Scott Terrell

SB 675 Monthly Property Tax Installments

Encourages the board of supervisors in every county to implement a program that allows for taxpayers to pay their property taxes in monthly installments rather than twice a year.

Contact: Scott Terrell

SB 681 School Resource Officers  

Authorizes a school resource officer, school district police or security department to take child abuse reports as a mandated reporter.

Contact: Sarah Couch

SB 720 Funding for Domestic Violence Assistance Programs  

Authorizes recipients of Domestic Violence Assistance Program funding, or any future program implementing California Penal Code Section 13823.15, receive the entirety of the state’s portion of the grant funding at the beginning of the grant period.

Contact: Sarah Couch

SB 725 Parent Participation Preschool Pilot Program

Creates the Parent Participation Preschool Pilot Program to provide up to $45 million in grants for local education agencies to create new or support existing parent participation preschools.

Contact: Sarah Couch

SB 772 Abatement of Minor Business Violation Fees  

Provides financial relief to businesses and licensed professionals by allowing them to correct minor violations without being subject to a monetary penalty.

Contact: Alessandra Magnasco

SR 7 California Girls and Women in Sports Week

Declared the week of February 1, 2021 to February 6, 2021, inclusive, as the “California Girls and Women in Sports Week” to acknowledge the contributions of, and to recognize, girls and women in sports in California.

Contact: Alessandra Magnasco

SCR 20 Women and Girls in STEM Week

Declares the week of April 4, 2021 to April 10, 2021, inclusive, as “Women and Girls in STEM Week” to celebrate and encourage women in the STEM field.

Contact: Alessandra Magnasco