Legislation for California's Innovation Economy 2017

"Change is the law of life. And Those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." -JFK

AB 1296

Cal E-id

AB 1296 is a big leap forward into making California a more transparent and efficient state. This Bill would establish the California E-Identity Program Task Force within the Government Operations Agency. The bill would require the Secretary of Government Operations to appoint 10 people to serve as the members of the task force. The bill would require the task force to study the development of an e-identity program within California, and to report its findings to the Legislature by January 1, 2019.

Bill Progression
10%

 
 

AB 1004 (Calderon D) Secretary of State: voter information Web site.

Summary:
Would require the Secretary of State, by an unspecified date, to establish an Internet Web site that displays the names and contact information, including the phone number, email address, and office address, of each voter’s local, state, and federal elected officials, which would be displayed upon a voter submitting his or her address information on the Internet Web site. The bill would require the Secretary of State to include a hyperlink to the Internet Web site on its main Internet Web site homepage. The bill would require the Secretary of State to finance the new Internet Web site with state and local funds.

Bill Progression
25%

  

SB 346 (Glazer D) Computer science strategic implementation plan.

Summary:
Would require the Governor to convene the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel and would require the Governor, unless otherwise specified, to select its membership. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Bill Progression
25%

  

SB 436 (Allen D) Teachers: California STEM Professional Teaching Pathway Act of 2017.

Summary:
Would establish the California STEM Professional Teaching Pathway for the purpose of recruiting, training, supporting, and retaining qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals, including military veterans, as mathematics and science teachers in California. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Bill Progression - 28%

  

AB 531 (Irwin D) Office of Information Security: information security technologies.

Summary:
Would require the Office of Information Security, by April 1, 2018, to review information security technologies currently in place in state agencies to determine if there are sufficient policies, standards, and procedures in place to protect critical government information and prevent the compromise or unauthorized disclosure of sensitive digital content, as defined, inside or outside the firewall of state agencies.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 624 (Maienschein R) Income taxes: credit: robotics club donation.

Summary:
The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law authorize various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill, under both laws, would allow as a credit against those taxes an amount equal to 50% of the qualified amount paid or incurred, not to exceed $10,000, to a robotics club at a school in California during the taxable year. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 639 (Obernolte R) Department of General Services: contracts: electronic submission

Summary:
The State Contract Act generally requires that projects be under the charge and control of the Department of General Services, except for projects under the jurisdiction of other specified departments. This bill would require the department to develop procedures authorizing the submittal of electronic signatures and documents by all parties on contracts that are covered by the State Contracting Manual.

Bill Progression
18%

  

AB 650 (Dahle R) Director of Technology: state baseline security controls.

Summary:
Would require the Director of Technology to develop, tailor, and subsequently review and revise baseline security controls for the state based on emerging industry standards and baseline security controls published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The bill would require state agencies to comply with, and prohibit state agencies from tailoring their individual baseline security controls to fall below, the state baseline security controls. The bill would require that the director’s annual information technology performance report also assess and measure the state’s progress toward developing, tailoring, and complying with the state baseline security controls.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 876 (Acosta R) State agency databases.

Summary:
Current law defines the term “state agency” for purposes relating to the state government of California, to include every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, except as otherwise provided.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation regarding federal access to state agency databases.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 977 (Allen, Travis R) Workforce development.

Summary:
Current state law provides that the California Workforce Development Board is the body responsible for assisting the Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems to the needs of the 21st century economy and workforce. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1022 (Irwin D) Information technology.

Summary:
Current law requires the Chief of the Office of Information Security to establish an information security program including, among other things, the creation, updating, and publishing of information security and privacy policies, standards, and procedures for state agencies in the State Administrative Manual. Current law requires all state entities to implement the policies and procedures issued by the office. Current law requires the office to report to the Department of Technology and the Office of Emergency Services any state entity found to be noncompliant with information security program requirements. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1186 (Chau D) Cybersecurity.

Summary:
Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to cybersecurity.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1187 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2017.

Summary:
Would establish the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2017, which would authorize the Secretary for Environmental Protection and the heads of the various boards, offices, and departments within the California Environmental Protection Agency to use crowdsourcing and citizen science approaches to conduct activities designed to advance the mission of the California Environmental Protection Agency. This bill would impose specified duties with regard to crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, including promoting these projects.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1230 (Burke D) Sales and use taxes: exemption: manufacturing and research.

Summary:
Current sales and use tax laws impose taxes on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. Those laws partially exempt from those taxes, for a specified period, the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, specified tangible personal property purchased for use by a qualified person, as defined, to be used primarily in manufacturing or other processes, and in research and development. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this provision.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1255 (Dababneh D) Mobile application: driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Summary:
Would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct a pilot project to test the effectiveness of utilizing best practice standards for the assessment of creating a digital mobile driver’s license application for smartphone use. The bill would require the pilot project to use an assessment protocol or process developed by the department in collaboration with other stakeholders to execute the pilot project.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1259 (Calderon D) California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program.

Summary:
The California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program, upon appropriation from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, funds zero- and near-zero-emission truck, bus, and off-road vehicle and equipment technologies and related projects, as specified, with priority given to certain projects, including projects that benefit disadvantaged communities. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Bill Progression
18%

  

AB 1263 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Communications infrastructure.

Summary:
Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve communications infrastructure and access and to specifically address the resources servicing low-income and disadvantaged communities.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1306 (Obernolte R) California Cybersecurity Integration Center.

Summary:
Would establish in statute the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) within the Office of Emergency Services to develop a cybersecurity strategy for California in coordination with the Cybersecurity Task Force. The bill would provide that Cal-CSIC would have the same primary mission as Cal-CSIC as created by Executive order. The bill would require Cal-CSIC to include, but not be limited to, representatives from the Office of Emergency Services, the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, the State Threat Assessment Center, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Military Department, the Office of the Attorney General, the California Health and Human Services Agency, and others.

Bill Progression
18%

  

AB 1336 (Mullin D) California Workforce Development Board.

Summary:
Would require the California Workforce Development Board to determine the approach for measuring labor market impacts, provided that, to the extent feasible, the board uses statistically rigorous methodologies to estimate, assess, and isolate the impact of programs on participant outcomes. The bill would modify the requirement that the workforce metrics dashboard be produced using existing available data and resources that are currently collected and accessible to state agencies, to require that it be done to the extent feasible.

Bill Progression
18%

  

AB 1359 (Chau D) California Cybersecurity Integration Center.

Summary:
By executive order in 2015, the Governor directed the Office of Emergency Services to establish and lead the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (CalSIC) with the primary mission to reduce the likelihood and severity of cyber incidents that could damage California’s economy, its critical infrastructure, or public and private sector computer networks in the state. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would require certain companies to confidentially report cyberattacks to CalSIC, and would impose certain duties on CalSIC with respect to the information submitted.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1385 (Quirk D) State contracts: California Council on Science and Technology.

Summary:
Would, until January 1, 2023, authorize specified state entities to each enter into no more than 2 contracts for specified services per calendar year, each for an amount of no more than $500,000, with the California Council on Science and Technology without competition and would exempt the contract from specified state contracting procedures and requirements. The bill would require the council to provide the Legislature annual reports no later than January 1 of each year and a final report to the Legislature on or before December 31, 2021, as specified.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1415 (Cunningham R) Pupil instruction: career and technical education: curriculum framework.

Summary:
Current law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, upon adoption of specified model curriculum standards for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to develop a curriculum framework that offers a blueprint for implementation of career and technical education. Current law requires the Superintendent, in developing the framework, to work in consultation and coordination with an advisory group, as specified. Current law provides that adoption of the framework by local educational agencies is voluntary.This bill would make nonsubstantive corrections to those provisions.

Bill Progression
10%

  

AB 1665 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.

Summary:
Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer the CASF to encourage deployment of high-quality advanced communications services to all Californians that will promote economic growth, job creation, and the substantial social benefits of advanced information and communications technologies, as provided in specified decisions of the commission and in the CASF statute. This bill would retain that the goal of the program is to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households, but would provide that this goal is to be achieved by December 31, 2023.

Bill Progression
10%

  

SB 460 (Hueso D) California Advanced Services Fund.

Summary:
Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to give priority to projects that provide last-mile broadband access to households that are unserved by an existing facilities-based broadband provider. Current law authorizes the commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total and authorizes the surcharge through 2020. Current law establishes that the goal of the program is, no later than December 31, 2015, to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. This bill would postpone the deadline for meeting that goal until December 31, 2020.

Bill Progression
10%

  

SB 514 (Bradford D) Broadband services.

Summary:
Current law states that it is the intent of the Legislature that any program administered by the Public Utilities Commission that addresses the inequality of access to high-speed broadband services by providing those services to schools and libraries at a discounted price, provide comparable discounts to a nonprofit community technology program. Current law defines “high-speed broadband services” for these purposes. This bill would instead define “high-speed broadband services” for those purposes to mean a system for the wireless or wireline digital transmission of information over the Internet at a speed of at least 6 megabits per second.

Bill Progression
10%

  

SB 683 (Stern D) State finance: budget process: machine readable budget.

Summary:
The California Constitution requires the Governor to submit a budget for the ensuing fiscal year to the Legislature within the first 10 days of each regular session. Current law requires that budget to contain a complete plan and itemized statement of all proposed expenditures of the state provided by current law or recommended by the Governor, and of all estimated revenues, as specified. Current law requires the budget to be prepared in a specified manner.This bill would require the budget to be machine readable with flexible data entry points.

Bill Progression
10%

  

SB 700 (Wiener D) Energy storage.

Summary:
Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to foster growth of the energy storage market.

Bill Progression
10%