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2017 - 2018 Legislation


Secured $37.3 million to create the Youth Reinvestment Fund.  This money will allows community organizations to partner with government agencies in support of alternatives to youth incarceration.

AB 282 - Updates the penal code to fix a loophole that threatened to disallow protections under the End of Life Option Act.

AB 700 - Extends the deadline for sports arenas to receive approval of outdoor advertising plans, providing local jurisdictions additional control over advertisements.

AB 1205 - Removes outdated regulations in order to promote increased collaboration between LA METRO and small to medium sized businesses.
AB 1527 - Strengthens the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel by clarifying appointment and removal powers.
AB 1892 - Provides additional access to CalFresh employment training and job services by expanding eligibility and aiding counties in receiving reimbursements.
AB 1934 - Closes a loophole to ensure individuals with disabilities who are living independently are protected against elder and dependent adult abuse.
AB 1941- Gives judges more discretion in sentencing decisions in order to better incentivize completion of probation and reduce barriers to successful reentry, such as accessibility to housing and employment options.
AB 1948 - Improves public safety by providing additional tools for law enforcement to intercept and seize sales of fentanyl.
AB 2176 - Makes necessary changes to the penal code including extending penalties to a person who aids a minor in acquiring tear gas.
AB 2532 - Assists indigent defendants in paying some of the nation’s highest fines by both requiring courts to allow community service in lieu of fines when an individual demonstrates hardship and clarifying the appropriate community service conversion rate.
AB 2669 - Provides uniformity in evidence gathering techniques used by law enforcement, specifically officers in the Office of Correctional Safety.
AB 2876 - Protects against unreasonable towing by aligning the vehicle code with constitutional law.
AB 2944 - Creates the School Not Prisons Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund that allows individuals to easily donate to programs supporting education.




AB 132, Los Angeles Olympics 2028

Provides the Governor with the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the state with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it provides financial assurance of $270 million that is required to bid for the Olympic Games.
Signed by the Governor 10/15, Chapter 836

AB 149, Personal Income Taxes: Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

Adds the “Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund” on the state personal income tax form for voluntary contributions, when space is available.
Signed by the Governor 10/2, Chapter 398

AB 493, Criminal Justice - Immigrants

Amends the Penal Code to protect suspected immigrants who otherwise can give evidence in a criminal investigation, to cooperate with the criminal justice system and not be subject to detention by a peace officer or turned over to federal immigration authorities. Applies to victims/witnesses of all crimes, not just hate crimes.
Signed by the Governor 9/1, Chapter 194

AB 575, Addiction Counselor Mandated Reporter

Adds Substance Use Counselors to the list of mandated reporters to protect elders and dependent adults from emotional, physical and financial abuse.
Signed by the Governor 10/2, Chapter 407

AB 785, Prohibits Gun Ownership for those with a Hate Crime

Adds the hate crime statute to a list of 10-year prohibition misdemeanors for gun ownership.
Signed by the Governor 10/15, Chapter 784

AB 1115, Second Chance

Authorizes a court to grant expungement relief for a petitioner previously convicted of an offense enumerated in Penal Code Section 1170 (H), if specified conditions are satisfied.
Signed by the Governor 09/1, Chapter 207

AB 1724, Los Angeles Football Club Tied-House Exemption

Authorizes the selling of alcoholic beverages at the Memorial Coliseum for soccer matches by the Los Angeles Football Club.
Signed by the Governor 10/4, Chapter 478

ACR 8, Post Traumatic "Street" Disorder

Post-traumatic “Street” Disorder (PTSD) is a form of PTSD, which is a mental health condition that is triggered by terrifying or traumatic events associated with living in highly segregated and deeply impoverished neighborhoods, where paralyzing violence or extreme poverty is either experienced or witnessed by residents.
Chaptered by Secretary of State 9/7, Res. Chapter 139