Below runs a list of the final statuses of bills introduced in the California Legislature in 2019 which Peace and Freedom Party took a position on or watched during this year’s session.
The Two-Year bills are technically still alive and in January 2020 the authors will try to move them forward. The other bills have either been signed into law by the Governor; killed in the legislature or by a court decision; or vetoed by the Governor.
• AB 32 (Bonta). End contracts with private for-profit prisons – Signed into law by the Governor.
• AB 33 (Bonta). Stop CalPERS/CalSTERS investments in private for-profit prisons – Assembly PERS/Two-Year Bill.
• AB 36 (Bloom). Weakens Costa-Hawkins exemptions – Assembly Rules – Two-Year Bill.
• AB 392 (Weber). Police officers to use deadly force only when necessary to save life – Signed into law by the Governor.
• AB 646 (McCarty). Allow those on parole can register to vote if ACA 6 passes – Assembly. Two-Year Bill.
• AB 857 (Chiu). Local public banks – Signed into law by the Governor.
• AB 1217 (Mullin). Expands disclose act to issues and sham issue ads – Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments/Two-year Bill.
• AB 1481 (Grayson and Bonta). Require just cause evictions with exemptions – Dead.
• AB 1482 (Chiu). Statewide cap on rent increases and just cause evictions – Signed into law by the Governor.
• AB 1784 (Santiago). Publicly owned open source paper ballot voting system – Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments /Two-year bill.
• ACA 6 (McCarty). Allow those on parole to register to vote – Senate Rules Committee – Two-Year Legislation.
• SB 47 (Allen). Disclosure of top funder of petitions – Signed into law by the Governor.
• SB 212 (Allen). Allows local governments to use RCV in single winner or multi member districts. – vetoed by the Governor.
• SB 288 (Wiener). Allows Democratic Party CCCs and Peace and Freedom Party CCC to appoint non-citizens to their CCCs if it is in their bylaws and included intent language to allow for the election of non-citizens in the primary. It – Assembly Elections and Redistricting – Two-Year bill.
• SB 57 (Bates). A person at DMV must affirmatively agree to register or preregister to vote – Senate Constitutional Amendment/Two-Year Bill.
• SB 505 (Umberg). Gives Secretary of State more authority regarding presidential primary candidates – Signed into law by the Governor.
• AJR 23 (Mathis). Groups who at under the banner of Antifa to be designated as terrorist organizations – Two-Year Resolution.
On the PFP Legislative Committee watch list
• AB 5 (Gonzalez). Clarifies differences between employees and independent contractors – Signed into law by the Governor.
• AB 359 (Melendez). Prevent legislators from being a lobbyist for five years after leaving – Dead.
• AB 681 (Gonzalez). Requires multi notifications regarding changing parties before presidential primary – Vetoed by the Governor.
• AB 855 (McCarty). Study on police use of deadly force – Assembly Public Safety/Two-Year Bill.
• AB1245 (Low). Bans contributions by businesses to candidates – Assembly Elections and Redistricting/Two-Year Bill.
• AB 1829 (Elections and Redistricting Committee). Removed requiring party endorsements to be sent by certified mail – Signed into law by the Governor.
• SB 27 (McGuire). Presidential/Gubernatorial candidates must submit tax returns – Signed into law by the Governor. The President’s tax returns submittal was later overturned by the courts.
• SB 37 (Skinner). Corporate tax rates dependent on compensation and increased when move overseas – Senate Rules/Two-Year Bill.
• SB 50 (Wiener). Streamlines approval and establishes incentives for housing developments – Senate Appropriations/Two-Year Bill.
• SB 225 (Durazo). Allows non-citizens to hold appointed public office – Signed into law by the Governor.
• SB 230 (Caballero). Train police officers in use of deadly force – Signed into law by the Governor.
• SB 378 (Wiener). Reestablish estate tax with voter approval – Senate Rules/Two-Year Bill. We are no longer watching this bill because it was gutted and amended to deal with electrical rates and power outages.
• SB 529 (Durazo). Allows tenant associations – Dead. (It failed in Senate 20-15).
• SB 592 (Wiener). Housing accountability – Assembly Rules/Two-Year Bill.
• SB636 (Stern). Put names of supporters/opponents of statewide ballot propositions on the ballot – Assembly. Elections and Redistricting/Two-Year Bill.
• SB 641 (Allen). RCV removed from bill regarding special elections – Signed into law by the Governor.
SB 696 (Umberg). Prohibits parties from using “independent”, “NPP”, or “DTS” in their names – vetoed by the Governor.
Peace and Freedom Party of California Legislative Committee members are Kevin Akin, Riverside; Mary Lou Finley, San Diego; Dave Kadlecek (Committee Vice Chair), Santa Clara; Tom Lacey, San Francisco; John Reiger, Sacramento; Teresa Sale, Sacramento; Maureen Smith, Santa Cruz; Alice Stek, Los Angeles; Bill Storm, Sacramento; and C. T. Weber (Committee Chairperson), Sacramento.