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SB-112 State government.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/11/2017 09:37 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  September 11, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  September 07, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 112


Introduced by Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

January 11, 2017


An act to amend Section 19859 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 179.9, 3557, 7310, 14527, and 15820.948 of of, and to add Section 31680.15 to, the Government Code, to add Section 13143.7 to the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 4032 of, and to add Section 29581 to, the Penal Code, to amend Section 75225 of the Public Resources Code, and to amend Sections 2033, 2034, 2192, and 2396 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state government, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 112, as amended, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. State Government. government.
(1) The Gambling Control Act, among other things, generally requires a person to be licensed by the California Gambling Control Commission to participate in operation of a controlled game. The act requires the commission to deny a license to an applicant who has been convicted of a felony, including a conviction by a federal court or a court in another state for a crime that would constitute a felony if committed in California.
This bill would except from the requirement to deny a license a conviction of a felony for the possession of cannabis, the facts of which would not constitute a felony or misdemeanor under California law on the date the application for a license is submitted.
(2) Existing law ratifies, approves, and sets forth the provisions of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, an interstate agreement that provides for mutual assistance between states responding to emergencies and disasters. The compact becomes inoperative on March 1, 2018, and as of January 1, 2019, is repealed.
This bill instead would make the compact inoperative on March 1, 2023, and repeal it on January 1, 2024.
(3) Existing law requires each public employer, as defined, to provide the exclusive representative mandatory access to its new employee orientations, and requires the parties, upon request of the employer or the exclusive representative, to negotiate regarding the structure, time, and manner of the access of the exclusive representative to a new employee orientation. Existing law provides that if any dispute has not been resolved within 45 days after the first meeting of the parties, or within 60 days after the initial request to negotiate, whichever comes first, either party may make a demand for compulsory interest arbitration. Existing law requires the arbitrator selection process to commence no later than 14 days prior to the negotiation period.
This bill would instead require the arbitrator selection process to commence within 14 days of a party’s demand for compulsory interest arbitration. The bill would also require the party demanding compulsory interest arbitration to be responsible for requesting a panel of arbitrators from the State Mediation and Conciliation Service.
(4) Existing law requires compulsory interest arbitration to commence either on the arbitrator’s earliest available date or any other date to which the parties agree, and to be completed within not less than 30 days.
This bill would instead require interest arbitration to be completed within 30 days.
(5) Existing law prohibits a city or county or local law enforcement agency from, on or after June 15, 2017, entering into a contract with the federal government or any federal agency to house or detain an adult noncitizen in a locked detention facility for purposes of civil immigration custody.
This bill would revise the reference to locked detention facilities as being those facilities owned and operated by a local entity.
(6) Existing law authorizes the Board of State and Community Corrections or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the State Public Works Board, and a participating county, as defined, to acquire, design, and construct an adult local criminal justice facility, as defined, and provides funding for those purposes. Existing regulations of the Board of State and Community Corrections specify the number of visits that inmates held in certain types of correctional facilities are required to be provided.
Existing law requires that specified conditional funding to a participating county for the construction or renovation of a local jail facility or adult local criminal justice facility be used to construct or renovate a facility that meets or surpasses the minimum number of weekly visits as specified in regulations through the use of in-person visitation space.
This bill would make technical, clarifying changes to these provisions.
(7) The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 authorizes the formation of retirement systems pursuant to its provisions for the purpose of providing benefits to employees of counties, cities, and districts and prescribes conditions for service after retirement. The California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) establishes various limits on retirement benefits generally applicable to specified public employee retirement systems in the state and, among other things, prescribes limits on service after retirement without reinstatement.
The Public Employees’ Retirement System permits a retired person to serve as an elective officer without reinstatement from retirement, provided that any portion of his or her retirement allowance based on service in that elective office is suspended during incumbency, which provisions prevail over those of PEPRA.
This bill, for the purposes of a retirement system formed under the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, would permit a retired person to serve as an elective officer without reinstatement from retirement or loss or interruption of benefits, provided that his or her retirement allowance is suspended to the extent that it is based on service in that elective office.

(7)

(8) Existing law establishes the Office of the State Fire Marshal in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and requires the office to foster, promote, and develop ways and means of protecting life and property against fire and panic.
This bill would require the State Fire Marshal, in consultation with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, to prepare and adopt regulations establishing minimum standards for the prevention of fire and for the protection of life and property against fire in any building or structure used or intended for use as a community correctional reentry facility, as specified. The bill would also require these standards and regulations to address buildings and structures that provide residential housing for parolees under contract with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

(8)

(9) Existing law prohibits a local detention facility, as defined, that provided in-person visitation as of January 1, 2017, from converting to only video visitation. Existing law prohibits a local detention facility from charging for visitation when visitors are onsite and participating in either in-person or video visitation. Existing law requires a local detention facility that does not offer in-person visitation to provide the first hour of remote video visitation each week free of charge.
This bill would provide that a local detention facility is required to offer the first hour of remote video visitation each week free of charge if that facility offers remote video visitation.

(9)

(10) Existing law prohibits a person who has an outstanding warrant for a felony from owning, purchasing, receiving, or possessing a firearm. A violation of this prohibition is punishable as a felony. Existing law also prohibits a person who has an outstanding warrant for certain misdemeanors from owning, purchasing, receiving, or possessing a firearm. A violation of this prohibition would be a crime, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison, by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both that imprisonment and fine.
This bill would provide that these provisions shall not apply to or affect a person who otherwise violates those provisions if the person did not have knowledge of the outstanding warrant.

(10)Existing law generally provides for programming and allocation of funds for transportation capital improvement projects through the state transportation improvement program process administered by the California Transportation Commission. Existing law requires 25% of available funds to be programmed and expended on interregional improvement projects nominated by the Department of Transportation, and 75% of available funds to be programmed and expended on regional improvement projects nominated by regional transportation planning agencies or county transportation commissions, as applicable, through adoption of a regional transportation improvement program. Existing law authorizes each transportation planning agency or county transportation commission to request and receive up to 5% of those funds for the purposes of project planning, programming, and monitoring.

This bill would authorize the department to make an advance payment to transportation planning agencies and county transportation commissions from those funds for programming, planning, and monitoring if the total allocation is equal to or less than $300,000. The bill would require funds advanced in this manner to be programmed in the state transportation improvement program and allocated by the California Transportation Commission prior to payment.

(11)Under existing law, the California Transportation Commission allocates various state and federal transportation funds through specified state programs to local and regional transportation agencies to implement projects consistent with the requirements of those programs. These programs include the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program, the Trade Corridor Enhancement Account, and a program established as part of the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to fund transportation improvements in counties that have sought and received voter approval of taxes or that have imposed fees, which taxes or fees are dedicated solely to transportation improvements. Existing law requires the commission to adopt guidelines for these programs.

This bill would authorize these guidelines to include streamlining of project delivery by authorizing an implementing agency to seek commission approval of a letter of no prejudice that would allow the agency to expend its own funds in advance of allocation of funds by the commission, and to be reimbursed at a later time for eligible expenditures, as specified.

(12)Existing law creates the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system. Existing law provides for the deposit of various funds, including revenues from certain fuel taxes and vehicle fees, for the program in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account. Existing law requires funds available for the program to be allocated for various purposes and requires the remaining funds available for the program to be allocated 50% for maintenance of the state highway system or to the state highway operation and protection program and 50% for apportionment to cities and counties by the Controller pursuant to a specified formula. Prior to receiving an apportionment of funds under the program from the Controller in a fiscal year, existing law requires an eligible city or county to submit to the California Transportation Commission a list of projects proposed to be funded with these funds. Existing law requires the commission to report to the Controller the cities and counties that have submitted a list of projects and requires the Controller, upon receipt of the report, to apportion funds to eligible cities and counties.

This bill would authorize an eligible city or county, prior to receiving an apportionment under the program, to expend other funds on eligible projects and to reimburse the source of those other funds when it receives its apportionment from the Controller. The bill would require the Controller, if a city or county is not included in the commission’s initial report to the Controller, to retain the monthly share of funds that would otherwise be apportioned and distributed to that city or county and to apportion those funds to that city or county when the Controller receives a subsequent report from the commission that the city or county has become eligible, as specified. The bill would require the Controller to reapportion to all eligible cities and counties any funds that were retained in this manner but that were not apportioned and distributed under these provisions, as specified. The bill would make other related changes.

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(11) This bill would appropriate $2,625,000 in reimbursement authority to the General Fund to the Office of Emergency Services to reimburse local fire departments for activities related to the October 2016 Little Valley Fire.

(14)

(12) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 19859 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19859.
 The commission shall deny a license to any applicant who is disqualified for any of the following reasons:
(a) Failure of the applicant to clearly establish eligibility and qualification in accordance with this chapter.
(b) Failure of the applicant to provide information, documentation, and assurances required by this chapter or requested by the chief, or failure of the applicant to reveal any fact material to qualification, or the supplying of information that is untrue or misleading as to a material fact pertaining to the qualification criteria.
(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), conviction of a felony, including a conviction by a federal court or a court in another state for a crime that would constitute a felony if committed in California.
(2) A conviction of a felony for the possession of cannabis, the facts of which would not constitute a felony or misdemeanor under California law on the date the application for a license is submitted, shall not constitute a basis to deny a license pursuant to this section.
(d) Conviction of the applicant for any misdemeanor involving dishonesty or moral turpitude within the 10-year period immediately preceding the submission of the application, unless the applicant has been granted relief pursuant to Section 1203.4, 1203.4a, or 1203.45 of the Penal Code; provided, however, that the granting of relief pursuant to Section 1203.4, 1203.4a, or 1203.45 of the Penal Code shall not constitute a limitation on the discretion of the commission under Section 19856 or affect the applicant’s burden under Section 19857.
(e) Association of the applicant with criminal profiteering activity or organized crime, as defined by Section 186.2 of the Penal Code.
(f) Contumacious defiance by the applicant of any legislative investigatory body, or other official investigatory body of any state or of the United States, when that body is engaged in the investigation of crimes relating to gambling; official corruption related to gambling activities; or criminal profiteering activity or organized crime, as defined by Section 186.2 of the Penal Code.
(g) The applicant is less than 21 years of age.

SEC. 2.

 Section 179.9 of the Government Code is amended to read:

179.9.
 This article shall become inoperative on March 1, 2023, and, as of January 1, 2024, is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 3557 of the Government Code is amended to read:

3557.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (g), upon request of the employer or the exclusive representative, the parties shall negotiate regarding the structure, time, and manner of the access of the exclusive representative to a new employee orientation. The failure to reach agreement on the structure, time, and manner of the access shall be subject to compulsory interest arbitration pursuant to this section.
(b) (1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), when negotiating access to a new employee orientation, if any dispute has not been resolved within 45 days after the first meeting of the parties, or within 60 days after the initial request to negotiate, whichever comes first, either party may make a demand for compulsory interest arbitration, and if a demand is made, the procedure prescribed by this subdivision shall apply. The arbitrator selection process described in paragraph (2) shall commence within 14 days of a party’s demand for compulsory interest arbitration. The party demanding compulsory interest arbitration shall be responsible for requesting a panel of arbitrators from the State Mediation and Conciliation Service. A party shall not submit any proposal to compulsory interest arbitration that was not the parties’ final proposal during the parties’ negotiations. In the case of a school district employer whose administrative offices are closed during the summer, the timeline on this subdivision shall commence on the first day that the district administrative office reopens.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the parties may mutually agree to submit their dispute to compulsory interest arbitration at any time.
(2) The appointment of an arbitrator for compulsory interest arbitration shall be made by the State Mediation and Conciliation Service using its process to obtain a panel of arbitrators, except as provided in paragraph (4). Within seven days of receipt of a request for a panel, the State Mediation and Conciliation Service shall send the parties a list of seven arbitrators selected from its roster. Within seven days following the receipt of the list, the parties shall make their selection. Unless the parties agree on an alternate selection procedure, they shall alternatively strike one name from the list provided by the service until only one name remains. A coin toss shall determine which party shall strike the first name. In lieu of this process, the parties may mutually select any individual to serve as the arbitrator. Any party that fails to participate in the selection of an arbitrator within the prescribed period waives its right to strike names from the list. Interest arbitration shall commence either on the arbitrator’s earliest available date or any other date to which the parties agree, and shall be completed within 30 days. The decision of the arbitrator shall be issued within 10 days and shall be final and binding on the parties. The decision shall provide the exclusive representative with reasonable access to new employee orientations. The arbitrator shall consider, weigh, and be guided by the following criteria:
(A) The ability of the exclusive representative to communicate with the public employees it represents.
(B) The legal obligations of the exclusive representative to the public employees.
(C) State, federal, and local laws that are applicable to the employer.
(D) Stipulations of the parties.
(E) The interests and welfare of the public and the financial condition of the public agency.
(F) The structure, time, and manner of access of an exclusive representative to a new employee orientation in comparable public agencies, including the access provisions in other memoranda of understanding or collective bargaining agreements containing those provisions.
(G) The Legislature’s findings and declarations under Section 3555.
(H) Any other facts that are normally or traditionally taken into consideration in establishing the structure, time, and manner of access of an exclusive representative to a new employee orientation.
(3) The parties shall equally share all costs of arbitration.
(4) If a city or county objects to the procedure for appointment of an arbitrator pursuant to paragraph (2), that city or county, within five days of a demand for arbitration by the exclusive representative, may request that the Public Employment Relations Board appoint a PERB Administrative Law Judge or other PERB employee to serve as the arbitrator in lieu of an arbitrator appointed by the State Mediation and Conciliation Service. The city or county shall pay for the cost of that arbitrator. The board shall appoint the arbitrator within five days of receiving that request. The same procedures, criteria, and timeline for arbitrations set forth in paragraph (2) shall apply.
(c) During the period between the effective date of this section and the expiration of an existing memorandum of understanding or collective bargaining agreement between the parties, a request to meet and confer pursuant to subdivision (a) shall reopen the existing memorandum of understanding or collective bargaining agreement solely for the limited purpose of negotiating an agreement regarding access of the exclusive representative to new employee orientations. Either party may elect to negotiate a side letter or similar agreement in lieu of reopening the existing memorandum of understanding or collective bargaining agreement. This section, however, does not abrogate existing agreements between public agencies and recognized employee organizations.
(d) This section does not prohibit agreements between a public employer and an exclusive representative that provide for new employee orientations that vary from the requirements of this chapter. If such an agreement is negotiated, the requirements of this chapter shall not apply to the extent that they are inconsistent with the agreement. In the absence of a mutual agreement regarding new employee orientations, all of the requirements of this chapter shall apply.
(e) A public employer identified in subdivision (a) of Section 3555.5 does not unlawfully support or favor an employee organization or encourage employees to join any organization in preference to another as prohibited by subdivision (d) of Section 3506.5, subdivision (d) of Section 3519, subdivision (d) of Section 3543.5, or subdivision (d) of Section 3571 of this code, or subdivision (d) of Section 99563.7 of the Public Utilities Code, or any other state law, by permitting a recognized employee organization or an exclusive representative the opportunity to present at new employee orientations as required by this section or consistent with a negotiated agreement pursuant to this section.
(f) This section is not intended to modify the scope of bargaining or representation under any applicable employer-employee relations statute.
(g) A provision in a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, and in effect on the effective date of the act adding this section, regarding the access of an exclusive representative to a new employee orientation shall control for the duration of that agreement, and the rights and duties established by this section shall apply only upon expiration of the agreement. The provisions of Section 12301.24 of the Welfare and Institutions Code regarding the access of representatives of a recognized employee organization to an orientation shall control with respect to public employers and exclusive representatives who are governed by the provisions of that section.

SEC. 4.

 Section 7310 of the Government Code is amended to read:

7310.
 (a) A city, county, city and county, or local law enforcement agency that does not, as of June 15, 2017, have a contract with the federal government or any federal agency to detain adult noncitizens for purposes of civil immigration custody, is prohibited from entering into a contract with the federal government or any federal agency, to house or detain in a locked detention facility owned and operated by a local entity, noncitizens for purposes of civil immigration custody.
(b) A city, county, city and county, or local law enforcement agency that, as of June 15, 2017, has an existing contract with the federal government or any federal agency to detain adult noncitizens for purposes of civil immigration custody, shall not renew or modify that contract in such a way as to expand the maximum number of contract beds that may be utilized to house or detain in a locked detention facility noncitizens for purposes of civil immigration custody.

SEC. 5.Section 14527 of the Government Code is amended to read:
14527.

(a)After consulting with the department, the regional transportation planning agencies and county transportation commissions shall adopt and submit to the commission and the department, not later than December 15, 2001, and December 15 of each odd-numbered year thereafter, a five-year regional transportation improvement program in conformance with Section 65082. In counties where a county transportation commission has been created pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 130050) of Division 12 of the Public Utilities Code, that commission shall adopt and submit the county transportation improvement program, in conformance with Sections 130303 and 130304 of that code, to the multicounty-designated transportation planning agency. Other information, including a program for expenditure of local or federal funds, may be submitted for information purposes with the program, but only at the discretion of the transportation planning agencies or the county transportation commissions. As used in this section, “county transportation commission” includes a transportation authority created pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 130050) of Division 12 of the Public Utilities Code.

(b)The regional transportation improvement program shall include all projects to be funded with the county share under paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 164 of the Streets and Highways Code. The regional programs shall be limited to projects to be funded in whole or in part with the county share that shall include all projects to receive allocations by the commission during the following five fiscal years. For each project, the total expenditure for each project component and the total amount of commission allocation and the year of allocation shall be stated. The total cost of projects to be funded with the county share shall not exceed the amount specified in the fund estimate made by the commission pursuant to Section 14525.

(c)The regional transportation planning agencies and county transportation commissions may recommend projects to improve state highways with the interregional share pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 164 of the Streets and Highways Code. The recommendations shall be separate and distinct from the regional transportation improvement program. A project recommended for funding pursuant to this subdivision shall constitute a usable segment and shall not be a condition for inclusion of other projects in the regional transportation improvement program.

(d)The department may nominate or recommend the inclusion of projects in the regional transportation improvement program to improve state highways with the county share pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) and subdivision (e) of Section 164 of the Streets and Highways Code. A regional transportation planning agency and a county transportation commission shall have sole authority for determining whether any of the project nominations or recommendations are accepted and included in the regional transportation improvement program adopted and submitted pursuant to this section. This authority provided to a regional transportation planning agency or to a county transportation commission extends only to a project located within its jurisdiction.

(e)Major projects shall include current costs updated as of November 1 of the year of submittal and escalated to the appropriate year, and shall be consistent with, and provide the information required in, subdivision (b) of Section 14529.

(f)The regional transportation improvement program may not change the project delivery milestone date of any project as shown in the prior adopted state transportation improvement program without the consent of the department or other agency responsible for the project’s delivery.

(g)Projects may not be included in the regional transportation improvement program without a complete project study report or, for a project that is not on a state highway, a project study report equivalent or major investment study.

(h)(1)Each transportation planning agency and county transportation commission may request and receive an amount not to exceed 5 percent of its county share for the purposes of project planning, programming, and monitoring.

(2)Notwithstanding any other law, but to the extent consistent with applicable federal law or regulation, the department may make an advance payment up to three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) per year to transportation planning agencies and county transportation commissions for programming, planning, and monitoring under paragraph (1) where the total allocation under that paragraph is equal to or less than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000). Funds advanced shall be programmed in the State Transportation Improvement Program and allocated by the California Transportation Commission prior to payment.

SEC. 6.SEC. 5.

 Section 15820.948 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15820.948.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any funding conditionally awarded after the effective date of the legislation that added this section by the Board of State and Community Corrections pursuant to Chapter 3.11 (commencing with Section 15820.90), Chapter 3.12 (commencing with Section 15820.91), Chapter 3.13 (commencing with Section 15820.92), or Chapter 3.131 (commencing with Section 15820.93), to a participating county for the construction or renovation of a local jail facility or adult local criminal justice facility shall be used to construct or renovate a facility that meets or surpasses the minimum number of weekly visits as specified by Section 1062 of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations through the use of in-person visitation space.
(b) For any proposals previously submitted to the board pursuant to the funding authority referenced in subdivision (a) that only provided for video visitation, the board shall require the participating county to submit a scope change to include in-person visitation prior to the board’s approval of the conditional award.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “In-person visit” means an on-site visit that may include barriers. In-person visits include interactions in which an inmate has physical contact with a visitor, the inmate is able to see a visitor through a barrier, or the inmate is otherwise in a room with a visitor without physical contact. “In-person visit” does not include an interaction between an inmate and a visitor through the use of an on-site, two-way, audio-video terminal.
(2) “Video visitation” means interaction between an inmate and a member of the public through the means of an audio-visual communication device when the member of the public is located at a local detention facility or at a remote location.

SEC. 6.

 Section 31680.15 is added to the Government Code, to read:

31680.15.
 (a) On and after January 1, 2018, a person who has retired under this chapter may serve without reinstatement from retirement or loss or interruption of benefits under this chapter, as an elective officer.
(b) If a retired person serves without reinstatement from retirement in an elective office and part or all of his or her retirement allowance is based on service in that elective office, the portion of the allowance based on service in that elective office shall be suspended during incumbency in that elective office. The entire retirement allowance shall be paid for time on and after the person vacates the elective office in the monthly amount payable had the allowance not been suspended.

SEC. 7.

 Section 13143.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

13143.7.
 (a) Except as provided in Section 18930, the State Fire Marshal, in consultation with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shall prepare and adopt regulations establishing minimum standards for the prevention of fire and for the protection of life and property against fire in any building or structure used or intended for use as a community correctional reentry facility, as defined in Section 6258 of the Penal Code. The State Fire Marshal shall adopt and submit building standards for approval pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18935) of Part 2.5 of Division 13 for the purposes described in this section.
(b) The regulations and building standards developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall also address buildings and structures that provide residential housing for parolees under contract with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

SEC. 8.

 Section 4032 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4032.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “In-person visit” means an on-site visit that may include barriers. In-person visits include interactions in which an inmate has physical contact with a visitor, the inmate is able to see a visitor through a barrier, or the inmate is otherwise in a room with a visitor without physical contact. “In-person visit” does not include an interaction between an inmate and a visitor through the use of an on-site, two-way, audio-video terminal.
(2) “Video visitation” means interaction between an inmate and a member of the public through the means of an audio-visual communication device when the member of the public is located at a local detention facility or at a remote location.
(3) “Local detention facility” has the same meaning as defined in Section 6031.4.
(b) A local detention facility that offered in-person visitation as of January 1, 2017, may not convert to video visitation only.
(c) A local detention facility shall not charge for visitation when visitors are onsite and participating in either in-person or video visitation. For purposes of this subdivision, “onsite” is defined as at the location where the inmate is housed.
(d) If a local detention facility offered video visitation only as of January 1, 2017, on-site video visitation shall be offered free of charge, and the first hour of remote video visitation per week shall be offered free of charge if the facility offers remote video visitation.

SEC. 9.

 Section 29581 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

29581.
 Sections 29800 and 29805 shall not apply to or affect a person who otherwise violates those sections if the person did not have knowledge of the outstanding warrant.

SEC. 10.Section 75225 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:
75225.

(a)A lead applicant agency may apply to the commission for a letter of no prejudice for a project or for any component of a project included in the program of projects approved by the Transportation Agency. If approved by the commission, the letter of no prejudice shall allow the lead applicant agency to expend its own moneys for the project or any component of the project and to be eligible for future reimbursement, as applicable, from moneys available for the program from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, created pursuant to Section 16428.8 of the Government Code, or from moneys available for the program pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11053 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(b)The amount expended under subdivision (a) shall be reimbursed by the state from moneys available for the program if all of the following conditions are met:

(1)The project or project component for which the letter of no prejudice was requested has commenced, and the regional or local expenditures have been incurred.

(2)The expenditures made by the lead applicant agency are eligible for reimbursement in accordance with applicable laws and procedures. If expenditures made by the lead applicant agency are determined to be ineligible, the state has no obligation to reimburse those expenditures.

(3)The lead applicant agency complies with all legal requirements for the project, including the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000)).

(4)There are moneys designated for the program that are sufficient to make the reimbursement payment.

(c)The lead applicant agency and the commission shall enter into an agreement governing reimbursement as described in this section. The timing and final amount of reimbursement is dependent on the terms of the agreement and the availability of moneys for the program.

(d)The commission, in consultation with intercity, commuter, urban rail, and other public transit entities, may develop guidelines to implement this section.

SEC. 11.Section 2033 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
2033.

(a)On or before January 1, 2018, the commission, in cooperation with the department, transportation planning agencies, county transportation commissions, and other local agencies, shall develop guidelines for the allocation of funds pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 2032.

(b)The guidelines shall be the complete and full statement of the policy, standards, and criteria that the commission intends to use to determine how these funds will be allocated.

(c)The commission may amend the adopted guidelines after conducting at least one public hearing.

(d)The guidelines may include streamlining of project delivery by authorizing local or regional transportation agencies to seek commission approval of a letter of no prejudice that allows the agency to expend its own funds in advance of an allocation of funds by the commission, and to be reimbursed at a later time for eligible expenditures. A letter of no prejudice shall only be available to local or regional transportation agencies for moneys that have been identified for future allocation to the applicant agency. Moneys designated pursuant to (a) of Section 2032 shall only be reimbursed when there is funding available in an amount sufficient to make the reimbursement.

SEC. 12.Section 2034 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
2034.

(a)(1)Prior to receiving an apportionment of funds under the program pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 2032 from the Controller in a fiscal year, an eligible city or county shall submit to the commission a list of projects proposed to be funded with these funds. All projects proposed to receive funding shall be adopted by resolution by the applicable city council or county board of supervisors at a regular public meeting. The list of projects proposed to be funded with these funds shall include a description and the location of each proposed project, a proposed schedule for the project’s completion, and the estimated useful life of the improvement. The project list shall not limit the flexibility of an eligible city or county to fund projects in accordance with local needs and priorities so long as the projects are consistent with subdivision (b) of Section 2030.

(2)The commission shall submit an initial report to the Controller that indicates the cities and counties that have submitted a list of projects as described in this subdivision and that are therefore eligible to receive an apportionment of funds under the program for the applicable fiscal year. If the commission receives a list of projects from a city or county after it submits its initial report to the Controller, the commission shall submit a subsequent report to the Controller that indicates the cities and counties that submitted a list of projects after the commission submitted its initial report.

(3)The Controller, upon receipt of the initial report, shall apportion funds to eligible cities and counties.

(4)(A)For any city or county that is not included in the initial report submitted to the Controller pursuant to paragraph (2), the Controller shall retain the monthly share of funds that would otherwise be apportioned and distributed to the city or county pursuant to paragraph (3).

(B)If the Controller receives a subsequent report from the commission within 90 days of receiving the initial report from the commission that a city or county has become eligible to receive an apportionment, the Controller shall apportion the funds retained pursuant to subparagraph (A) to the city or county.

(C)The Controller shall reapportion to all eligible cities and counties pursuant to the formula in clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 2103 any funds that were retained pursuant to subparagraph (A) but that were not apportioned and distributed pursuant to subparagraph (B).

(b)For each fiscal year, each city or county receiving an apportionment of funds shall, upon expending program funds, submit documentation to the commission that details the expenditures of all funds under the program, including a description and location of each completed project, the amount of funds expended on the project, the completion date, if applicable, and the estimated useful life of the improvement.

(c)Prior to receiving an apportionment of funds under the program pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 2032 from the Controller in a fiscal year, an eligible city or county may expend other funds on eligible projects and may reimburse the source of those other funds when it receives its apportionment from the Controller.

SEC. 13.Section 2192 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
2192.

(a)The following revenues shall be allocated for infrastructure projects pursuant to this section:

(1)The revenues deposited in the Trade Corridors Enhancement Account pursuant to Section 2192.4, except for those revenues in the account that were appropriated by Senate Bill 132 of the 2017–18 Regular Session (Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 2017).

(2)An amount of federal funds equal to the amount of revenue apportioned to the state under Section 167 of Title 23 of the United States Code from the national highway freight programs, pursuant to the federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (“FAST Act,” Public Law 114-94).

(b)The funding described in subdivision (a) shall be available upon appropriation for allocation by the California Transportation Commission for infrastructure improvements in this state on federally designated Trade Corridors of National and Regional Significance, on the Primary Freight Network, and along other corridors that have a high volume of freight movement, as determined by the commission and as identified in the state freight plan developed pursuant to Section 13978.8 of the Government Code. Projects eligible for funding shall be included in an adopted regional transportation plan. Projects within the boundaries of a metropolitan planning organization shall be included in an adopted regional transportation plan that includes a sustainable communities strategy determined by the State Air Resources Board to achieve the region’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. In developing guidelines for implementing this section, the commission shall (1) apply the guiding principles, to the maximum extent practicable, in the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan released in July 2016 pursuant to Executive Order B-32-15, and (2) consult the state freight plan and the applicable port master plan.

(c)Eligible projects for these funds include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(1)Highway improvements to more efficiently accommodate the movement of freight, particularly for ingress and egress to and from the state’s land ports of entry, rail terminals, and seaports, including navigable inland waterways used to transport freight between seaports, land ports of entry, and airports, and to relieve traffic congestion along major trade or goods movement corridors.

(2)Freight rail system improvements to enhance the ability to move goods from seaports, land ports of entry, and airports to warehousing and distribution centers throughout California, including projects that separate rail lines from highway or local road traffic, improve freight rail mobility, and other projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and capacity of the rail freight system.

(3)Projects to enhance the capacity and efficiency of ports, except that funds available under this section shall not be allocated to a project that includes the purchase of fully automated cargo handling equipment. For the purposes of this paragraph, “fully automated” means equipment that is remotely operated or remotely monitored, with or without the exercise of human intervention or control. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit the use of funds available pursuant to this section for a project that includes the purchase of human-operated zero-emission equipment, human-operated near-zero-emission equipment, and infrastructure supporting that human-operated equipment. Furthermore, nothing in this section shall prohibit the purchase of devices that support that human-operated equipment, including equipment to evaluate the utilization and environmental benefits of that human-operated equipment.

(4)Truck corridor improvements, including dedicated truck facilities or truck toll facilities, including the mitigation of the emissions from trucks or these facilities.

(5)Border access improvements that enhance goods movement between California and Mexico and that maximize the state’s ability to access funds made available to the state by federal law.

(6)Surface transportation, local road, and connector road improvements to effectively facilitate the movement of goods, particularly for ingress and egress to and from the state’s land ports of entry, airports, and seaports, to relieve traffic congestion along major trade or goods movement corridors.

(d)Projects funded with revenues identified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall be consistent with Article XIX of the California Constitution.

(e)(1)In adopting the program of projects to be funded with funds described in subdivision (a), the commission shall evaluate the total potential economic and noneconomic benefits of the program of projects to California’s economy, environment, and public health. The evaluation shall specifically assess localized impacts in disadvantaged communities. The commission shall consult with the agencies identified in Executive Order B-32-15 and metropolitan planning organizations in order to utilize the appropriate models, techniques, and methods to develop the parameters for evaluating the program of projects. The commission shall allocate the funding from subdivision (a) for trade infrastructure improvements as follows:

(A)Sixty percent of the funds shall be available for projects nominated by regional transportation agencies and other public agencies, including counties, cities, and port authorities, in consultation with the department. The commission shall provide reasonable geographic targets for funding allocations without constraining what an agency may propose or what the commission may approve.

(B)Forty percent of the funds shall be available for projects nominated by the department, in consultation with regional transportation agencies.

(2)In adopting a program of projects pursuant to paragraph (1), the commission shall prioritize projects jointly nominated and jointly funded by the state and local agencies. In considering geographic balance for the overall program, the commission may adjust the corridor-based targets in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) to account for projects programmed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1).

(f)(1)The commission shall adopt guidelines, including a transparent process to evaluate projects and to allocate the funding described in subdivision (a) for trade infrastructure improvements in a manner that (1) addresses the state’s most urgent needs, (2) balances the demands of various land ports of entry, seaports, and airports, (3) places emphasis on projects that improve trade corridor mobility and safety while reducing emissions of diesel particulates, greenhouse gases, and other pollutants and reducing other negative community impacts, especially in disadvantaged communities, (4) makes a significant contribution to the state’s economy, (5) recognizes the key role of the state in project identification, (6) supports integrating statewide goods movement priorities in a corridor approach, and (7) includes disadvantaged communities measures, as established by the California Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code, and other tools the commission determines, for evaluating benefits or costs for disadvantaged communities and low-income communities. Project nominations shall include either a quantitative or qualitative assessment of the benefits the project is expected to achieve relative to the evaluation criteria.

(2)The guidelines adopted pursuant to paragraph (1) may include streamlining of project delivery by authorizing regional transportation agencies and other public agencies to seek commission approval of a letter of no prejudice that allows the agency to expend its own funds for a project programmed in a future year of the adopted program of projects, in advance of allocation of funds to the project by the commission, and to be reimbursed at a later time for eligible expenditures. A letter of no prejudice shall only be available to local or regional transportation agencies for moneys that have been identified for future allocation to the applicant agency. Monies designated for the program shall only be reimbursed when there is funding available in an amount sufficient to make the reimbursement.

(g)In addition, the commission shall also consider the following factors when allocating these funds:

(1)“Velocity,” which means the speed by which large cargo would travel from the land port of entry or seaport through the distribution system.

(2)“Throughput,” which means the volume of cargo that would move from the land port of entry or seaport through the distribution system.

(3)“Reliability,” which means a reasonably consistent and predictable amount of time for cargo to travel from one point to another on any given day or at any given time in California.

(4)“Congestion reduction,” which means the reduction in recurrent daily hours of delay to be achieved.

(h)For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1)“Disadvantaged communities” are those communities identified by the California Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.

(2)“Low-income communities” are census tracts with median household incomes at or below 80 percent of the statewide median income or with median household incomes at or below the threshold designated as low income by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s list of state income limits adopted pursuant to Section 50093 of the Health and Safety Code.

(i)It is the intent of the Legislature for the commission to adopt an initial program of projects utilizing the state and federal funds described in subdivision (a) for eligible projects as soon as practicable and no later than May 17, 2018.

SEC. 14.Section 2396 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
2396.

(a)The commission, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, shall develop and adopt guidelines for the program consistent with the requirements of this chapter. Guidelines adopted by the commission shall be exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). Prior to adopting the guidelines, the commission shall conduct at least one public hearing in northern California and one public hearing in southern California to review and provide an opportunity for public comment. The commission shall adopt the final guidelines no sooner than 30 days after the commission provides the proposed guidelines to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the transportation policy committees in the Senate and the Assembly.

(b)The guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) may include streamlining of project delivery by authorizing regional agencies to seek commission approval of a letter of no prejudice that allows the agency to expend its own funds for a project programmed in a future year of the adopted program of projects, in advance of allocation of funds to the project by the commission, and to be reimbursed at a later time for eligible expenditures. A letter of no prejudice shall only be available to local or regional transportation agencies for moneys that have been identified for future allocation to the applicant agency. Moneys designated for the program shall only be reimbursed when there is funding available in an amount sufficient to make the reimbursement.

SEC. 15.SEC. 10.

 The sum of two million six hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($2,625,000) in reimbursement authority to the General Fund is hereby appropriated to the California Office of Emergency Service, Services, as the state’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact coordinator, to reimburse local fire departments for activities provided in support of the State of Nevada during the October 2016 Little Valley Fire.

SEC. 16.SEC. 11.

 This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.