Olsen Introduces Several Measures
Sacramento, CA - Today, Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, finalized her 2012 legislative package by introducing several measures.
Assemblymember Olsen said, "California's recovery is dependent upon government operating efficiently and effectively, as well as getting Californians working again. I am authoring commonsense measures that will ensure government is held accountable to taxpayers, and to jump start growth in our jobs market."
Olsen's 2012 legislative package includes the following bills:
Assembly bills 2328 - 2330 will eliminate the Law Revision Commission (AB 2328), the Commission on the Status of Women (AB 2329), and the Electronic Funds Transfer Task Force (AB 2330), all three of which Governor Brown has proposed to eliminate or consolidate.
AB 1730 will require more disclosure of legislative budgets, additional campaign reporting, and added time for public review of legislation.
AB 890 creates a statutory exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for minor roadway improvements within existing road right-of-way. This measure is currently awaiting a hearing in the Senate.
AB 2131 will allow cities and counties to invest up to five percent of their Capital Improvement Funds/impact fees in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) projects within their respective jurisdictions, through a revolving loan program established by the municipality.
AB 2030 will align California ADA standards for school stadium press boxes with federal standards allowing smaller press box facilities.
AB 1666 modifies testing and use of AED Defibrillators so that the mandated ownership of AEDs doesn't put business owners in danger of civil damages.
AB 1630, Stanislaus County is one of only two counties still required to pay courtroom reporters for their transcripts, over and above their base salary. This bill would eliminate that requirement.
AB 1973 will restore full access to State Route 140 (SR140) in Mariposa County through the "Ferguson Slide." Reconstruction of SR 140 is essential to the health and stability of Mariposa County's economy says Assemblymember Olsen.
AB 1592 will allow local jurisdictions the option of waiving building and inspection permit fees for ADA-type modifications to homes owned by veterans with service-related disabilities.
AB 1652 will create the California American Portuguese Veterans Memorial in Veterans Grove of the Capitol State Park. The memorial will be funded exclusively through private donations.
For the full statement on the measures, and to contact Assemblymember Olsen directly read her full blog "Olsen Introduces Measures".
Kristin Olsen was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2010. She represents the 25th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Angels Camp, Chowchilla, Hughson, Mammoth Lakes, Mariposa, Modesto, Oakdale, Oakhurst, Riverbank, Sonora, and Waterford.
Written by Sabrina Ambler