Scott Wilk Weekly Update - April 9, 2014
Every Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, 38th Assembly District will keep us up to date on all latest news in Sacramento and how it impacts our Santa Clarita Valley.
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- AB 1906 Passed Unanimously out of Assembly Higher Education and Assembly Appropriations Committee
- AB 1906 allows California Community Colleges to recoup some wear and tear costs incurred from nonprofit community groups that use their campus facilities. This also requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to develop proportionate share regulations to be adopted by the Board of Governors and used by the districts.
- This bill is now on its way to the Assembly floor for a vote before heading to the Senate.
- AB 2058 Passed Unanimously out of Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
- AB 2058 is a government transparency bill that will make it definite that all standing committees are subject to the transparency of open meeting regulations, regardless of the size of its membership. This bill aligns the definitions in the Bagley-Keene Act to those in the Brown Act, making the clarifying change in the Bagley-Keene Act that the Legislature made to the Brown Act in 1993.
- The California High Speed Rail Authority, First 5 California, and the California Veterinary Medical Board have all exploited this interpretation that standing committees can hold closed door meetings as long as they contain two rather than three members and do not vote to take action on items. Therefore these agencies limit their standing committees to no more than two members for the explicit purpose of avoiding open meeting requirements.
- This bill is currently in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
- AB 1856 Passed Unanimously out of Assembly Banking and Finance Committee
- This bill would amend California's Bond and Undertaking Law to update the instruments that may be deposited to stay enforcement of a money judgment pending appeal. This bill will benefit all parties to the suit, as well as the courts, by streamlining the appeal process and eliminating unnecessary motions that waste time and resources of all concerned, both litigants and courts.
- This bill passed unanimously out of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee and now will be heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee