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2023-2024 Legislation

AB 45 Blue Carbon Projects in Coastal Developments: The bill would authorize the California Coastal Commission to add blue carbon demonstration projects to the suite of factors it considers for potential mitigation when approving coastal development permits, where feasible. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 47 Health Insurance Coverage for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: The bill would require health insurers to cover pelvic floor physical therapy after pregnancy to help women treat postpartum complications. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 72 Early Warning System Report Extension: The bill would extend the deadline for Scripps Institution of Oceanography to complete the research from January 1, 2025 to January 1, 2026, and to submit their report to the Legislature by March June 15, 2026. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 73 Stop as Yield Pilot Program: The bill would create a pilot program in five selected cities to allow bicyclists, over 18 years of age, to yield at four-way stop signs and require the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to collect data and submit a report to the Legislature by January 1, 2029 with an evaluation of the program and recommendations. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 265 Fairness for Senior and Disabled Homeowners Act: The bill seeks to secure a permanent funding source for the Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Postponement Fund (PTP Fund). Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 266 The California Pay Our Interns Act: The bill would establish the Legislative Internship Program under the administration of the California State University's Center for California Studies to provide paid internship opportunities in legislative offices to qualified applicants. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 399  Water Ratepayers Protections Act of 2023: The bill would require, as an additional condition to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) process for allowing the detachment of a public agency from their relevant county water authority, that the majority of the voters within the jurisdiction of the county water authority vote to approve the detachment at a scheduled election. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 530 – Vehicles: electric bicycles: The bill would require a license for e-bike riders without an active driver’s license. It would also prohibit persons under 12 years old from riding e-bikes. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 548 Code Enforcement: Supplemental Inspections: The bill would allow code enforcement officers to inspect additional units when uncovering severely substandard conditions during a complaint-based inspection Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 559 Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund Sunset Extension: The bill would allow the California Senior Citizen Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund to remain on the income tax return form through taxable year 2030. Under current law, the sunset date is 2023. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 589 LGBTQ Centers: Unicorn Homes Program for Homeless Youth: The bill would establish a 3-year pilot in the counties of San Diego and Sacramento to allow local community-based organizations to provide emergency transitional foster housing for LGBTQIA+ youth in the case of family rejection. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 662 Communications Broadband: The bill would require the CPUC to use processes and procedures adopted by the National Telecommunications and information administration when administering federal Broadband Equity Access, and Deployment Program Funds. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 716 No Surprise Billing for Ground Ambulance Transportation: The bill would prohibit surprise billing for ground ambulance transports and require that the plans and insurers pay the local emergency medical services agencies (LEMSA's) rate that is set locally, if the ambulance provider is out of network. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 719 Medi-Cal: Non-Medical and Non-Emergency Transportation Reimbursement: The bill would require Medi-Cal managed care plan providers to reimburse public transit operators for non-medical and non-emergency transportation services. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 768 Office of Broadband and Digital Equity: The bill would establish the Office of Broadband and Digital Equity within the Public Utilities Commission to centralize all broadband and digital equity related activities within state government. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 812 Pro Artist Housing: The bill would allow cities to authorize state and local cultural arts districts to designate up to 10% of any deed restricted housing be reserved for artists within local cultural arts districts and within or near state cultural arts districts. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 1188 Bike Smart Handbook: The bill would direct the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to develop and distribute, on or before September 1, 2024, the Bike Smart Handbook for bicyclists based on evidence-based practices and emerging trends. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 1294 — Tied-House Exemption for Lemoore Surf Ranch: The bill would create a narrowly tailored advertising exception to the State’s tied-house restrictions for Surf Ranch, an all-inclusive overwater resort in King’s County. Tap or click here to see the bill’s status.

AB 1481 Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women: The bill would require the Department of Health Care Services to ensure that a pregnant person continues to receive, past the 60 days period, immediate, temporary coverage for prenatal care under the Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant People Program (PE4PP) until their full-scope Medi-Cal application is approved or denied.  The PE4PP offers specific ambulatory (walk-in) prenatal care ​and prescription ​drugs for conditions related to pregnancy.