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          SENATE THIRD READING
          SB 71 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee)
          As Amended  June 12, 2013
          Majority vote.  Budget Bill Appropriation Takes Effect  
          Immediately 

           SENATE VOTE  :Vote not relevant  
            
          SUMMARY  :  Contains necessary statutory and technical changes to  
          implement the Budget Act of 2013 related to general government.   
          Specifically,  this bill  :

          1)Authorizes the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education  
            (Bureau) to regulate currently exempted private postsecondary  
            educational institutions that apply to be subject to the  
            Bureau's oversight.  This ensures these institutions' ability  
            to participate in Federal student aid programs, and includes a  
            sunset date of January 1, 2015.

          2)Reduces the amount of bonded indebtedness authorized under the  
            Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1996, by $12.9 million  
            and repeals the authority of the Director of General Services  
            and the Public Works Board to issue up to $391 million in  
            financing securities for facilities in the Capital Area Plan.

          3)Makes compliance with certain provisions related to the  
            delivery of electronic data optional for local agencies of the  
            California Public Records Act (CPRA), encourages local  
            agencies to follow these provisions as best practices, and  
            requires any local agency to announce if it does not follow  
            these best practices at its next regularly scheduled meeting  
            and annually thereafter.  This does not affect any other part  
            of the CPRA. 

          4)Creates the Women and Girls Fund for all fundraising efforts  
            by the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls including  
            gifts or donations.  

          5)Transfers the Public Safety Communications Office from the  
            Department of Technology to the Office of Emergency Services.

          6)Specifies that funds in the Disaster Response-Emergency  
            Operations Account shall not be expended for conditions in the  
            state's prisons, medical facilities, or youth correctional  








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            facilities resulting solely from the action or inaction of the  
            Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in administering  
            those facilities.

          7)Transfers responsibility for information technology  
            procurement from the Department of General Services to the  
            Department of Technology.

          8)Creates a grant program in the California Victim Compensation  
            and Government Claims Board (CVCGCB) to provide $2 million per  
            year from the Restitution Fund, subject to appropriation by  
            the Legislature, to Trauma Recovery Centers.  Trauma Recovery  
            Centers provide services directly to victims rather than  
            requiring them to independently navigate the process of  
            claiming benefits from the CVCGCB.

          9)Updates references to the California Emergency Management  
            Agency to recognize the name change to the Office of Emergency  
            Services (OES).  Allows the use of antiterrorism funds from  
            license plate revenues (instead of the General Fund) in  
            support of California Specialized Training Institute.    

          10)Authorizes the Department of General Services to structure,  
            administer, and maintain the Golden State Financial  
            Marketplace Program (GS $Mart Program).  Requires the  
            department to report annually to the Joint Legislative Budget  
            Committee, the State Treasurer's Office, and the Department of  
            Finance on the progress of the GS $Mart Program.

          11)Authorizes the State Personnel Board to bill departments on a  
            pro-rata basis for the costs of its Compliance Review Audit  
            Program and requires the Board to report on an annual basis  
            regarding the audit and special investigations.

          12)Requires the Department of Human Resources to submit two  
            reports to the Legislature reviewing the additional  
            appointments by state agencies for supervisors, and rank and  
            file employees.  Requires the State Personnel Board to submit  
            a report on the policies and practices included in the  
            Personnel Management Policy and Procedures Manual.  

          13)Removes the reimbursable state mandate that was created by AB  
            1234 Local Government Ethics Training Requirements ((Salinas),  
            Chapter 700, Statutes of 2005) by making these compensation  








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            and reimbursement activities permissible for specified local  
            agencies.

          14)Repeals five mandates by making them permissive; these five  
            mandates have been suspended in the Budget each year since  
            1992.  

          15) Removes California Earthquake Authority's limit on civil  
            service positions.

          16)Eliminates the sunset dates and increases the annual revenue  
            caps of the Occupational Safety and Health Fund and the Labor  
            Enforcement and Compliance Fund, allowing the Department of  
            Industrial Relations to enforce laws that protect employees  
            and the public.

          17)Eliminates the Targeted Inspection and Consultation Fund and  
            provides a loan from the fund to the Compliance Monitoring  
            Unit, to be repaid to the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.

          18)Clarifies reforms to the Workers' Compensation program as  
            required by SB 863 (De León), Chapter 363, Statutes of 2012,  
            including that new programs apply to workers injured on or  
            after January 1, 2013.

          19)Eliminates the High Hazard Assessment and shifts the  
            assessment into the Occupational Health and Safety Fund,  
            streamlining assessment collection for both employers and the  
            Department of Industrial Relations. 

          20)Prohibits the Honda Center, which is located in an enterprise  
            zone in Southern California, from obtaining additional hiring  
            credits if they lay off workers and later rehire workers for  
            lower wages and benefits.  

          21)Stabilizes funding for the Compliance Monitoring Unit, which  
            enforces prevailing wage requirements on public construction  
            projects, by allowing costs of monitoring to be covered by  
            non-bond funds that are used for projects.

          22)Directs the Department of Industrial Relations to use its  
            statutory authority to approve a fee by March 31, 2014, to  
            support an increase in funding and at least 15 new positions  
            for the Process Safety Unit, which inspects oil refineries and  








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            chemical plants.  

          23)Allows state agency contracts for services under $150,000 to  
            be exempt from approval by the Department of General Services  
            if the agency complies with certain requirements.

          24)Adds the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and  
            Housing to the Strategic Growth Council. 

          25)Contains an appropriation allowing this bill to take effect  
            immediately upon enactment.

           COMMENTS  :  This bill enacts various provisions to support the  
          2013 Budget Act, and among other things, creates the Women and  
          Girls Fund, requires reporting on additional appointments by the  
          Department of Human Resources, and directs the Department of  
          Industrial Relations to increase oil refinery and chemical plant  
          inspections.  


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Genevieve Morelos / BUDGET / (916)  
          319-2099


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