ENVIRONMENT / CLEAN ENERGY
AB 30 (Atmospheric Rivers): Broadens the atmospheric river program administered through the Department of Water Resources to link reservoir and flood control operations with best practices in prediction modeling to optimize water management, increase storage, and reduce flood risk.
AB 84 (Property Tax Welfare Exemption): Allows property owners to receive the welfare property tax exemption at the time of purchase for land developed and used for low-income housing beginning in the 2024-25 fiscal year, saving affordable housing financing costs up front.
AB 671 (CalHome Accessory Dwelling Units): Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to allow a community land trust to purchase residential property and construct accessory dwelling units to provide more affordable housing properties in perpetuity.
ACA 13 (The Protect and Retain the Majority Vote Act): Ensures a simple majority vote remains the threshold for a ballot measure to pass, while also requiring any statewide initiative seeking to increase a threshold to also be approved by the same higher threshold it is proposing.
AB 223 (Transgender Youth Privacy Act): Requires any petition for a change of gender or sex identifier filed by a minor to be automatically sealed to protect their privacy. Prevents online discovery of documents leading to "outing" and harassment. This bill does not change parent authorization being required for changing vital records for those under 18 years of age unless a court has emancipated them.
AB 275 (Student School Board Member Compensation): Authorizes a county board of education or school district governing board to provide a pupil financial compensation for serving as a student school board member, currently prohibited by law.
AB 634 (Career Development and College Preparation Courses): Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to conduct career development and college preparation courses by positive attendance count or on a census date basis.
AB 251 (Vehicle Weight Safety Study): Directs the California Transportation Commission to study the relationship between vehicle weight and injuries to vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the costs and benefits of imposing a passenger vehicle weight fee.
AB 361 (Bicycle Lane Cameras): Establishes a pilot program to implement bicycle lane cameras in select cities to improve public safety by enforcing existing parking and bike lane protection laws.
AB 302 (Automated Decision-Making Systems Inventory Act): Ensures government transparency around state use of automated decision-making systems that may be using artificial intelligence or algorithms to facilitate decisions on public benefits by requiring the Department of Technology to conduct a comprehensive inventory of the technology and be transparent with their findings.