House of Origin Deadline Passes, Updates on Significant Bills
The mid-point in the legislative process, last Friday was the House of Origin deadline in the Legislature whereby all measures had to move into the opposite house in order to remain active in 2017. The week saw a flurry of activity and some major upsets, largely focused on a few contentious environmental measures that were defeated and are now considered two-year bills. While considered dead for the year, all two-year bills are eligible for reconsideration in January when the Legislature reconvenes for the 2018 session.
SB 10 (Hertzberg) – would establish a pretrial risk assessment framework and reduce the use of bail for defendants awaiting trial. Passed to Assembly
SB 17 (Hernandez) – would require reporting to the state and notification regarding drug pricing increases above a specified threshold. Passed to Assembly
SB 168 (Wieckowski) – would reform and restructure the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Program to be a stewardship organization run by distributors of beverage containers. Failed Passage, 2 Year Bill
SB 258 (Lara) – would require ingredient disclosure for all cleaning products sold in the state. Passed to Assembly
SB 327 (Jackson) – would require a manufacturer of a connected device to take specified steps regarding consumer notification of and security measures related to personal information. Failed Passage, 2 Year Bill
SB 562 (Lara) – would create a comprehensive universal single-payer health care system. Passed to Assembly
SB 774 (Leyva) – would establish the California Toxic Substances Board, replacing the Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC). Passed to Assembly
AB 42 (Bonta) – companion measure mirroring SB 10 (Hertzberg) related to pretrial risk assessment. Failed Passage, 2 Year Bill
AB 265 (Wood) – would, in some cases, limit the ability of drug manufacturers to offer discounts to consumers for out of pocket costs for prescription drugs. Passed to Assembly
AB 378 (Garcia, C) – would extend the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030 and require adoption of emissions standards industrial facilities must meet for free allowances after 2020. Failed Passage, 2 Year Bill
For more information on these and other measures, please see http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billSearchClient.xhtml.