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SB-1251 California Training Benefits Program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/01/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 31, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  May 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1251


Introduced by Senator McGuire

February 15, 2018


An act to amend Section 65350.5 of the Government Code, relating to local government. repeal Sections 1273 and 1274.10 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to unemployment, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1251, as amended, McGuire. Local government: general plans. California Training Benefits Program.
Existing law, until January 1, 2019, establishes the California Training Benefits Program, which authorizes an unemployed individual who files a claim for unemployment compensation benefits or extended duration benefits to apply to the Employment Development Department for a determination of potential eligibility for benefits during a period of training or retraining. Existing law prohibits the payment of benefits under the program during a period of training or retraining for any week or part of any week that an individual receives training or retraining benefits, allowances, or stipends, as defined, from sources other than the program, as specified. Existing law provides for the payment of unemployment benefits from the Unemployment Fund, which is continuously appropriated for this purpose.
This bill would delete the repeal of the California Training Benefits Program, thereby providing for its operation in perpetuity. The bill would also delete the prohibition on the payment of benefits when an individual receives training or retraining benefits, allowances, or stipends from other sources, as described above. By establishing the program in perpetuity, and by broadening the number of individuals potentially eligible for benefit payments during training and retraining, the bill would result in the payment of additional amounts from the Unemployment Fund, thereby making an appropriation.

Existing law, the Planning and Zoning Law, requires a city or county to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the city or the county and of any land outside its boundaries that bears relation to its planning. Existing law requires the planning agency of a city or county, before the adoption of any substantial amendment of a general plan, to review and consider, among other things, an adoption of, or update to, a groundwater sustainability plan or groundwater management plan or groundwater management court order, judgment, or decree. Existing law authorizes a groundwater sustainability agency to submit an alternative to a groundwater sustainability plan to the Department of Water Resources for approval, as specified.

This bill would additionally require the planning agency to consider an alternative approved by the Department of Water Resources, as specified.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1273 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is repealed.
1273.

(a)Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, no payment of benefits during a period of training or retraining as described in this article shall be made to any individual for any week or part of any week with respect to which he or she receives training or retraining benefits, allowances, or stipends pursuant to the provisions of any state or federal law providing for the payment of such benefits, but excluding costs of training paid pursuant to the federal Trade Act of 1974 ( 19 U.S.C. Sec. 2101 et seq.), as amended by the federal Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210).

(b)“Training or retraining benefits, allowances, or stipends,” as used in this section, means discretionary use, cash in-hand payments available to the individual to be used as he or she sees fit. Direct and indirect compensation for training costs, such as tuition, books, and supplies, is excluded as a condition of approval.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1274.10 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is repealed.
1274.10.

This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which is chaptered before that date, deletes or extends the date.

SECTION 1.Section 65350.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:
65350.5.

Before the adoption or any substantial amendment of a city’s or county’s general plan, the planning agency shall review and consider all of the following:

(a)An adoption of, or update to, a groundwater sustainability plan or groundwater management plan pursuant to Part 2.74 (commencing with Section 10720) or Part 2.75 (commencing with Section 10750) of Division 6 of the Water Code or groundwater management court order, judgment, or decree.

(b)An adjudication of water rights.

(c)An order or interim plan by the State Water Resources Control Board pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 10735) of Part 2.74 of Division 6 of the Water Code.

(d)An alternative approved by the Department of Water Resources pursuant to Section 10733.6 of the Water Code.