Key Bills for 2016
AB 2147 – Protecting the Community
This bill will allow local governments to impound the cars - for up to 30 days - of individuals who buy sexual services.
AB 2743 - Improving Mental Health Services
This bill will establish a ten county pilot project (9 Bay Area counties plus San Joaquin County) to utilize an Internet-based psychiatric bed registry regarding the availability of acute psychiatric beds in psychiatric health facilities in order to streamline waiting times, improve inter-facility coordination and expedite mental health treatment.
AB 1577 - Expanding Tax Credits for Agricultural Producers
This bill will expand a tax credit program for farmers and processors who donate to food banks.
AB 2408 – Protecting the Environment
This bill will revise requirements for the delivery of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds to local communities, so that often overlooked disadvantaged communities have improved access to funds for rooftop solar, energy efficiency, weatherization and urban greening projects.
AB 2495 – Improving Access to Health Care
This bill would allow local health departments to permit such facilities in their jurisdictions in order to save lives and protect well-being of the community by addressing a serious public health crisis with a public health approach.