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AB-794 Air pollution: purchase of new drayage and short-haul trucks: incentive programs: eligibility: labor standards.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 10/11/2021 02:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 794
CHAPTER 748

An act to amend Section 16428.9 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 39712, 43015, 44274, and 44282 of, to add Sections 39501, 39602.6, and 44295.5 to, and to add Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) to Part 2 of Division 26 of, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to air pollution.

[ Approved by Governor  October 09, 2021. Filed with Secretary of State  October 09, 2021. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 794, Carrillo. Air pollution: purchase of new drayage and short-haul trucks: incentive programs: eligibility: labor standards.
Existing law establishes various incentive programs that are administered or funded by the State Air Resources Board to provide financial assistance for the purchase of vehicles by individuals and fleet purchasers.
This bill would establish specified labor standards that a fleet purchaser would be required to meet in order to be eligible to receive incentives for new drayage and short-haul trucks under the incentive programs beginning with the 2022–23 fiscal year.
The bill would require the state board to determine if there are constraints to the implementation of the requirements of the bill, would authorize the state board to delay or suspend the implementation of requirements that are not feasible, and would require the state board to reevaluate the delayed or suspended requirements, as provided.
This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code proposed by SB 753 to be operative only if this bill and SB 753 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 16428.9 of the Government Code is amended to read:

16428.9.
 (a) Before expending any moneys appropriated to it by the Legislature from the fund, a state agency shall prepare a record consisting of all of the following:
(1) A description of each expenditure proposed to be made by the state agency pursuant to the appropriation.
(2) A description of how a proposed expenditure will further the regulatory purposes of Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code, including, but not limited to, the limit established under Part 3 (commencing with Section 38550) and other applicable requirements of law.
(3) A description of how a proposed expenditure will contribute to achieving and maintaining greenhouse gas emission reductions pursuant to Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code.
(4) A description of how the state agency considered the applicability and feasibility of other nongreenhouse gas reduction objectives of Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code.
(5) A description of how the state agency will document the result achieved from the expenditure to comply with Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 35800) of the Health and Safety Code.
(6) A description of how grant, loan, voucher, or other incentive programs for purchase of new drayage and short-haul trucks that receive moneys from the fund are implementing the labor standards required by Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, as applicable.
(b) The State Air Resources Board shall develop guidance on reporting and quantification methods for all state agencies that receive appropriations from the fund to ensure the requirements of this section are met. Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 does not apply to the procedures developed pursuant to this subdivision.
(c) Nothing in this section alters, amends, or otherwise modifies in any manner Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 35800) of the Health and Safety Code, including the authority of the State Air Resources Board to adopt and implement a fee pursuant to that division.
(d) If any expenditure of moneys from the fund for any measure or project is determined by a court to be inconsistent with law, the funding for the remaining measures or projects shall be severable and shall not be affected.

SEC. 2.

 Section 39501 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

39501.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that the state board maximize economic cobenefits by conditioning eligibility to participate in grant, loan, voucher, or other incentive programs to purchase new drayage and short-haul trucks on compliance with the labor standards required by Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680).

SEC. 3.

 Section 39602.6 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

39602.6.
 The state board shall condition eligibility to participate in grant, loan, voucher, or other incentive programs to purchase new drayage and short-haul trucks on compliance with Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680), as applicable.

SEC. 4.

 Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) is added to Part 2 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER  3.6. Labor Standards
Article  1. General Provisions and Definitions

39680.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) (A) California has established itself as a leader in national and international energy conservation and environmental stewardship.
(B) The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500)) charges the state board as the lead agency to monitor and regulate sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. That act has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030. That act also authorizes the state board to develop market-based mechanisms, including the cap-and-trade system, which generates revenue for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and other transactional mechanisms.
(C) The state board, when expending moneys from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, is required to maximize economic and environmental cobenefits, including job-related cobenefits, as California builds a low-carbon economy.
(D) However, the charge to seek job-related benefits is not required within any timeframe, nor is there any legislative guidance with respect to specific standards or implementation mechanisms.
(E) While the charge to develop job-related cobenefits is explicit for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, it is implied rather than explicit for other clean air funds that the state board administers.
(2) To clarify the need for job-related cobenefits, Chapter 135 of the Statutes of 2017 required the California Workforce Development Board, in consultation with the state board, to submit a report to the Legislature. The California Workforce Development Board commissioned the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley, to prepare the report. Published in June 2020, the report is entitled, Putting California on the High Road: A Jobs and Climate Action Plan for 2030 (2020 Action Plan).
(3) A study by the University of California shows that fleet purchasers have a significant disparity of compliance with clean vehicle regulations. While 83 percent of large firms that employ drivers comply, only 61 percent of contractors comply. Noncompliant trucks operated by contractors represent 44 percent of all noncompliant trucks, a significantly greater share than their share of all operating trucks. The study finds that many of the noncompliant contractors are actually misclassified employees who do not have the financial resources to comply with clean-vehicle regulations. Many companies take advantage of the fleet purchaser incentives but then pass on the cost of vehicles, maintenance, and upkeep to misclassified drivers who do not have the funds or ability to maintain those vehicles at a level that maximizes their environmental benefits. For example, in drayage, an investigation by USA Today found that “port trucking companies in Southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt they could not afford.” Drivers at dozens of companies “were handed a lease-to-own contract by their employer and given a choice: Sign immediately or be fired.” Such sublease arrangements directly impede the state’s ability to advance its environmental stewardship. Many contractors have later filed for bankruptcy, nullifying the benefit from the state’s climate investments.
(4) The 2020 Action Plan creates a “high road framework” based on demand-side strategies and supply-side strategies. The Action Plan does all of the following:
(A) Stresses that “[d]emand-side strategies affect the demand for labor, including the kinds of jobs that are generated, the skills that are needed, the wages and benefits employers provide, and who employers hire.”
(B) Emphasizes the importance of market participation through incentive programs: “[a]gencies responsible for implementing climate investments and other measures play a key role here because they direct public investment and influence private investments in lower carbon economic activity.”
(C) Proposes workforce standards that in general terms do all of the following:
(i) Create high-quality jobs.
(ii) Prepare workers with the skills needed to adapt to and master new zero- and low-emission technologies.
(iii) Broaden career opportunities for workers from disadvantaged communities.
(iv) Support workers whose jobs may be at risk.
(D) Identifies industry sectors that pose challenges to attaining clean air objectives and opportunities to incentivize development of high-road jobs and working conditions. Among these are vehicle manufacturing and trucking, both of which the plan faults as high-risk subsectors for labor abuses, such as misclassification, unpaid wages, and denial of unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, or disability benefits.
(b) In enacting this chapter, it is the intent of the Legislature to do all of the following:
(1) Implement the 2020 Action Plan’s high-road recommendations that would apply to crucial windows for high-road job development and working conditions. For the trucking industry, the window is a longer span of years immediately after a fleet purchaser receives the incentive when the vehicle is placed in service.
(2) Use market participation to increase demand for clean air vehicles through incentive programs to attain equity goals for jobs in disadvantaged communities and reward companies that respect worker rights. In so doing, the Legislature will require the state board to develop labor standards to determine eligibility for programs that provide clean air incentives for fleet purchasers of new vehicles that operate drayage and short-haul trucking in California.
(3) Maximize the environmental benefits of its investments by ensuring that recipients of fleet purchaser subsidies operate the equipment in compliance with all state laws rather than taking advantage of state incentives and then selling or otherwise transferring the equipment in question.
(4) Clarify that the state board’s authority to maximize job-related cobenefits applies to all of the incentive funds and programs that it administers.
(5) Expand upon the state board’s current approach of using multiyear incentive contracts to clearly set the conditions for attaining the state’s clean air objectives with workforce cobenefits. Relevant conditions already in place for heavy-duty trucks include compliance with state law and contract terms for multiyear ownership and control of the equipment.

39681.
 This chapter establishes labor standards as a cobenefit of incentive programs for the purchase of new drayage and short-haul trucks that are based on clean air standards.

39682.
 For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Administering agency” means an agency administering an incentive program subject to this chapter.
(b) “Applicable law” means California laws within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s jurisdiction related to the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, including the failure to pay wages, imposing unlawful expenses on employees, failure to provide workers’ compensation insurance, and failure to remit payroll taxes as required under the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(c) “Applicable law violation” means a violation that has a final determination, order, judgment, or award issued against a fleet purchaser of vehicles for engaging in illegal conduct related to applicable laws and that remains unabated or unsatisfied following the period during which an appeal may be made.
(d) “Clean air standards” include the standards that the state board sets to reduce air pollution or reduce emissions of greenhouse gases pursuant to this division or Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500).
(e) “Fleet operations” include, but are not limited to, port drayage service and short-haul transport of goods. The state board may adopt guidance to interpret the scope of these operations to conform with law.
(f) “Incentive” includes a grant, loan, voucher, or other incentive, regardless of the source of revenue that funds the incentive, for the purchase of new drayage and short-haul trucks, except for revenue subject to provisions that supersede this chapter, including, but not limited to, revenues from settlement agreements, court orders, and consent decrees.
(g) “Short-haul trucking service” means movement of goods by truck within a 150-air-mile radius of the normal working reporting location while in service within the state.

39683.
 (a) As part of implementing this chapter, if the state board determines there are constraints to applying the requirements to each incentive program that is subject to this chapter, the state board may delay or suspend the implementation of the requirements of this chapter that are not feasible and shall reevaluate the feasibility of implementing those requirements.
(b) In determining whether there are any constraints to implementation, the state board may consider consistency with the statutory goals of the incentive program to reduce air pollution or emissions of greenhouse gases.
(c) If the state board determines that there are constraints preventing the application of the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 39690) to an incentive program, the state board shall notify the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2023, with a written report, submitted in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, of findings and constraints, and possible remedies that would eliminate the constraints in question.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the state board or administering agency shall implement the requirements of this chapter beginning with the 2022–23 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter.

39684.
 Beginning with the 2022–23 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, this chapter applies to incentive programs that support the purchase of new drayage and short-haul trucks and that receive funding from, or are administered by, the state board, as applicable, including all of the following:
(a) An incentive program funded by any of the following funds:
(1) The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
(2) The Air Quality Improvement Fund.
(3) The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Standards Attainment Trust Fund.
(4) The Air Pollution Control Fund.
(b) An incentive program funded wholly or partially by the state board, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) The Truck Loan Assistance Program under subdivision (c) of Section 44274.
(2) A local or regional incentive program.
(3) A public-private partnership.

39685.
 This chapter establishes baseline standards, job quality standards, and a structure for eligibility to participate in incentive programs for the purchase of new drayage or short-haul trucks. This chapter applies the standards to fleet purchasers of new vehicles for drayage and short-haul trucking services within the state. The standards do not apply to other fleet purchases for operations outside of this scope.

39686.
 (a) The state board may evaluate an allegation regarding a violation of the standards set forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 39690).
(b) The state board shall develop an internet website that displays public information from fleet purchasers that receive an incentive subject to this chapter regarding their disclosures and attestations required pursuant to Section 39690. Information disclosed pursuant to subdivision (aq) of Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code to the state board shall not be redisclosed on the state board’s internet website or otherwise be disclosed to the public, consistent with federal laws and regulations.

39687.
 (a) The state board or the administering agency shall require that fleet purchasers receiving an incentive sign contracts conditioning any incentive received on compliance with this chapter.
(b) The contract entered into pursuant to subdivision (a) shall state a timeframe for fleet purchasers’ compliance with standards under this chapter, that includes the application process and a multiyear period after receiving the incentive of at least three years or the duration of the loan, grant, or incentive received, whichever is longer.

39688.
 (a) If, at any point during the term of the contract entered into pursuant to Section 39687, an administering agency or the state board finds that a fleet purchaser that received an incentive was in violation of the standards set forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 39690) during any portion of the term of the contract entered into pursuant to Section 39687, or that the fleet purchaser failed to make correct and accurate disclosures required under Section 39690, the fleet purchaser is in breach of the contract and shall be liable for the repayment of any incentive for which the contract entered into under Section 39687 was still in effect during the time period that the fleet purchaser was out of compliance. The time period shall include the claim period of any judgment issued against the fleet purchaser for an applicable law violation, along with any other period identified by the administering agency or the state board.
(b) The contract remedies specified in this section shall also bind the fleet purchaser’s successors or assignees. The state board or the agency administering the incentive program may require that a successor or assignee repay any incentives received by fleet purchasers.

39689.
 The provisions of this chapter are severable. If any provision of this chapter or its application is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

Article  2. Fleet Purchaser Labor Standards

39690.
 (a) Beginning with the 2022–23 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, a fleet purchaser of new drayage and short-haul trucks is eligible to participate in an incentive program subject to this chapter if it can demonstrate that it does not have any applicable law violation at the time of applying for the incentive, is not on the list maintained by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement under Section 2810.4 of the Labor Code, and attests it will retain direct control over the manner and means for performance of any individual using or driving the vehicle.
(b) In order to comply with subdivision (a), a fleet purchaser shall attest in writing to all of the following:
(1) That it does not have any applicable law violations at the time of applying for the incentive.
(2) That it will maintain compliance with applicable laws for at least three years from the date of application for incentives or the duration of the incentive agreement, whichever is longer.
(3) That it will retain direct control over the manner and means for performance of any individual using or driving the vehicle for at least three years from the date of application for incentives or the duration of the incentive agreement, whichever is longer.
(c) A fleet purchaser that receives an incentive as a grant, loan, or other form of agreement shall, on a yearly basis, for the life of the contract entered into pursuant to Section 39687, disclose or provide to the state board all of the following:
(1) An attestation in writing that it has done both of the following:
(A) Maintained compliance with applicable laws and does not have any applicable law violations.
(B) Maintained direct control of the individuals operating the vehicle, and maintained full ownership and operational control of the vehicle.
(2) A copy of any judgments, rulings, citations, decisions, orders, or awards finding that the fleet purchaser or any parent company or subsidiary or other commonly controlled entity has applicable law violations as of the date of the disclosure made pursuant to this subdivision.
(3) A list of all operating authorities under which the vehicle purchased will be or was operated.
(4) A certification that the fleet purchaser has completed all required maintenance and upkeep on the vehicle purchased with the incentive.
(d) A fleet purchaser that is on the list maintained by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement under Section 2810.4 of the Labor Code is not eligible to participate in an incentive program subject to this chapter.

39691.
 (a) A third party may report to the state board that a purchaser or entity operating a drayage truck has failed to provide a truthful attestation as required by Section 39690 or has failed to maintain compliance with the applicable laws required for the time period specified in Section 39690. The third party shall provide documentation to substantiate their allegation before the state board considers it. The state board shall collaborate with relevant agencies to evaluate the report.
(b) The state board shall retain attestations and disclosures made pursuant to Section 39690 for the full ownership period required by the incentive contract.

39692.
 A fleet purchaser shall be in breach of any contract entered pursuant to Section 39687 that is in effect and shall be out of compliance with this section if, during the term of the contract, the fleet purchaser uses a vehicle in its operations for which it has previously received an incentive and the vehicle is not under the full ownership and operational control of the fleet purchaser.

SEC. 5.

 Section 39712 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

39712.
 (a) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that moneys shall be appropriated from the fund only in a manner consistent with the requirements of this chapter and Article 9.7 (commencing with Section 16428.8) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(2) The state shall not approve allocations for a measure or program using moneys appropriated from the fund except after determining, based on the available evidence, that the use of those moneys furthers the regulatory purposes of Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) and is consistent with law. If any expenditure of moneys from the fund for any measure or project is determined by a court to be inconsistent with law, the allocations for the remaining measures or projects shall be severable and shall not be affected.
(3) An eligible expenditure of moneys appropriated to the Department of Community Services and Development may occur over multiple fiscal years and the department may make multiyear funding commitments over a period of more than one fiscal year.
(b) Moneys shall be used to facilitate the achievement of reductions of greenhouse gas emissions in this state consistent with Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) and, where applicable and to the extent feasible:
(1) Maximize economic, environmental, and public health benefits to the state.
(2) Foster job creation by promoting in-state greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects carried out by California workers and businesses.
(3) Complement efforts to improve air quality.
(4) Direct investment toward the most disadvantaged communities and households in the state.
(5) Provide opportunities for businesses, public agencies, Native American tribes in the state, nonprofits, and other community institutions to participate in and benefit from statewide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
(6) Lessen the impacts and effects of climate change on the state’s communities, economy, and environment.
(c) Moneys appropriated from the fund may be allocated, consistent with subdivision (a), for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in this state through investments that may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
(1) Funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy generation, distributed renewable energy generation, transmission and storage, and other related actions, including, but not limited to, at public universities, state and local public buildings, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.
(2) Funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development of state‑of‑the‑art systems to move goods and freight, advanced technology vehicles and vehicle infrastructure, advanced biofuels, and low‑carbon and efficient public transportation.
(3) Funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with water use and supply, land and natural resource conservation and management, forestry, and sustainable agriculture.
(4) Funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through strategic planning and development of sustainable infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, transportation and housing.
(5) Funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased in-state diversion of municipal solid waste from disposal through waste reduction, diversion, and reuse.
(6) Funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through investments in programs implemented by local and regional agencies, local and regional collaboratives, Native American tribes in the state, and nonprofit organizations coordinating with local governments.
(7) Funding research, development, and deployment of innovative technologies, measures, and practices related to programs and projects funded pursuant to this chapter.
(d) Moneys directed to grant, loan, voucher, or other incentive programs shall be conditioned on the requirements of Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680), as applicable.

SEC. 6.

 Section 43015 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

43015.
 (a) The Air Pollution Control Fund is continued in existence in the State Treasury. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the money in the fund shall be available to the state board to carry out its duties and functions.
(b) Projects using grants, loans, vouchers, or other incentives funded in part or whole by the Air Pollution Control Fund shall be conditioned on the requirements of Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable. The state board may include in an existing report its description of how projects funded by the Air Pollution Control Fund are implementing the labor standards described in Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable.

SEC. 7.

 Section 44274 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

44274.
 (a) The Air Quality Improvement Program is hereby created. The program shall be administered by the state board, in consultation with the districts. The state board shall develop guidelines to implement the program. Prior to the adoption of the guidelines, the state board shall hold at least one public hearing. In addition, the state board shall hold at least three public workshops with at least one workshop in northern California, one in the central valley, and one in southern California. The purpose of the program shall be to fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, air quality improvement projects relating to fuel and vehicle technologies. The primary purpose of the program shall be to fund projects to reduce criteria air pollutants, improve air quality, and provide funding for research to determine and improve the air quality impacts of alternative transportation fuels and vehicles, vessels, and equipment technologies.
(b) The state board shall provide preference in awarding funding to those projects with higher benefit-cost scores that maximize the purposes and goals of the Air Quality Improvement Program. The state board also may give additional preference based on the following criteria, as applicable, in funding awards to projects:
(1) Proposed or potential reduction of criteria or toxic air pollutants.
(2) Contribution to regional air quality improvement.
(3) Ability to promote the use of clean alternative fuels and vehicle technologies as determined by the state board, in coordination with the commission.
(4) Ability to achieve climate change benefits in addition to criteria pollutant or air toxic emissions reductions.
(5) Ability to support market transformation of California’s vehicle or equipment fleet to utilize low carbon or zero-emission technologies.
(6) Ability to leverage private capital investments.
(c) The program shall be limited to competitive grants, revolving loans, loan guarantees, loans, and other appropriate funding measures that further the purposes of the program. Projects to be funded shall include only the following:
(1) On-road and off-road equipment projects that are cost effective.
(2) Projects that provide mitigation for off-road gasoline exhaust and evaporative emissions.
(3) Projects that provide research to determine the air quality impacts of alternative fuels and projects that study the life-cycle impacts of alternative fuels and conventional fuels, the emissions of biofuel and advanced reformulated gasoline blends, and air pollution improvements and control technologies for use with alternative fuels and vehicles.
(4) Projects that augment the University of California’s agricultural experiment station and cooperative extension programs for research to increase sustainable biofuels production and improve the collection of biomass feedstock.
(5) Incentives for small off-road equipment replacement to encourage consumers to replace internal combustion engine lawn and garden equipment.
(6) Incentives for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment mitigation, including all of the following:
(A) Lower emission schoolbus programs.
(B) Electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid on-road and off-road medium- and heavy-duty equipment.
(C) Regional air quality improvement and attainment programs implemented by the state or districts in the most impacted regions of the state.
(7) Workforce training initiatives related to advanced energy technology designed to reduce air pollution, including state-of-the-art equipment and goods, and new processes and systems. Workforce training initiatives funded shall be broad-based partnerships that leverage other public and private job training programs and resources. These partnerships may include, though are not limited to, employers, labor unions, labor-management partnerships, community organizations, workforce investment boards, postsecondary education providers including community colleges, and economic development agencies.
(8) Incentives to identify and reduce emissions from high-emitting light-duty vehicles.
(d) (1) Beginning January 1, 2011, the state board shall submit to the Legislature a biennial report to evaluate the implementation of the Air Quality Improvement Program established pursuant to this chapter.
(2) The report shall include all of the following:
(A) A list of projects funded by the Air Quality Improvement Account.
(B) The expected benefits of the projects in promoting clean, alternative fuels and vehicle technologies.
(C) Improvement in air quality and public health, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and the progress made toward achieving these benefits.
(D) The impact of the projects in making progress toward attainment of state and federal air quality standards.
(E) Recommendations for future actions.
(3) The state board may include the information required to be reported pursuant to paragraph (1) in an existing report to the Legislature as the state board deems appropriate. The state board may also include in an existing report the description of how grant, loan, voucher, or other incentive projects that receive moneys from the Air Quality Improvement Fund are implementing the labor standards required by Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable.
(e) Projects using grants, loans, vouchers, or other incentives funded in part or whole by the Air Quality Improvement Fund shall be conditioned on the requirements of Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable.

SEC. 8.

 Section 44282 of the Health and Safety Code, as amended by Section 9 of Chapter 610 of the Statutes of 2015, is amended to read:

44282.
 The following criteria apply to all projects to be funded through the program except for projects funded through the infrastructure demonstration program and infrastructure projects, pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 44281 and Section 44284:
(a) The state board may establish project criteria, including minimum project life for source categories, in the guidelines described in Section 44287. For previously unregulated source categories, project criteria shall consider the timing of newly established regulatory requirements.
(b) To be eligible, projects shall meet the cost-effectiveness per ton of covered emissions reduced requirements of Section 44283.
(c) To be eligible, retrofits, repowers, and installation of add-on equipment for covered vehicles shall be performed, or new covered vehicles delivered to the end user, or covered vehicles scrapped on or after the date the program is implemented.
(d) Retrofit technologies, new engines, and new vehicles shall be certified for sale or under experimental permit for operation in California.
(e) Repower projects that replace older, uncontrolled engines with new, emissions-certified engines or that replace emissions-certified engines with new engines certified to a more stringent NOx emissions standard are approvable subject to the other applicable selection criteria. The state board shall determine appropriate baseline emission levels for the uncontrolled engines being replaced.
(f) For heavy-duty-vehicle projects, retrofit and add-on equipment projects shall document a NOx or PM emission reduction of at least 25 percent and no increase in other covered emissions compared to the applicable baseline emissions accepted by the state board for that engine year and application. The state board shall determine appropriate baseline emission levels. Acceptable documentation shall be defined by the state board. After study of available emission reduction technologies and after public notice and comment, the state board may revise the minimum percentage emission reduction criterion for retrofits and add-on equipment provided for in this section to improve the ability of the program to achieve its goals.
(g) (1) For heavy-duty-vehicle projects involving the purchase of new very low or zero-emission vehicles, engines shall be certified to an optional low NOx emissions standard established by the state board, except as provided for in paragraph (2).
(2) For heavy-duty-vehicle projects involving the purchase of new very low or zero-emission covered vehicles for which no optional low NOx emission standards are available, documentation shall be provided showing that the low or zero-emission engine emits not more than 70 percent of the NOx or NOx plus hydrocarbon emissions of a new engine certified to the applicable baseline NOx or NOx plus hydrocarbon emission standard for that engine and meets applicable particulate standards. The state board shall specify the documentation required. If no baseline emission standard exists for new vehicles in a particular category, the state board shall determine an appropriate baseline emission level for comparison.
(h) For projects other than heavy-duty-vehicle projects, the state board shall determine appropriate criteria under the provisions of Section 44287.
(i) Projects using grants, loans, vouchers, or other incentives pursuant to this chapter shall condition eligibility on the requirements of Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable.
(j) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2024, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 9.

 Section 44282 of the Health and Safety Code, as amended by Section 22 of Chapter 401 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to read:

44282.
 The following criteria apply to all projects to be funded through the program except for projects funded through the infrastructure demonstration program:
(a) Except for projects involving marine vessels, 75 percent or more of vehicle miles traveled or hours of operation shall be projected to be in California for at least five years following the grant award. Projects involving marine vessels and engines shall be limited to those that spend enough time operating in California air basins over the lifetime of the project to meet the cost-effectiveness criteria based on NOx reductions in California, as provided in Section 44283.
(b) To be eligible, projects shall meet cost-effectiveness per ton of NOx reduced requirements of Section 44283.
(c) To be eligible, retrofits, repowers, and installation of add-on equipment for covered vehicles shall be performed, or new covered vehicles delivered to the end user, on or after the date the program is implemented.
(d) Retrofit technologies, new engines, and new vehicles shall be certified for sale or under experimental permit for operation in California.
(e) Repower projects that replace older, uncontrolled engines with new, emissions-certified engines or that replace emissions-certified engines with new engines certified to a more stringent NOx emissions standard are approvable subject to the other applicable selection criteria. The state board shall determine appropriate baseline emission levels for the uncontrolled engines being replaced.
(f) Retrofit and add-on equipment projects shall document a NOx emission reduction of at least 25 percent and no increase in particulate emissions compared to the applicable baseline emissions accepted by the state board for that engine year and application. The state board shall determine appropriate baseline emission levels. Acceptable documentation shall be defined by the state board. After study of available emission reduction technologies and after public notice and comment, the state board may revise the minimum percentage NOx reduction criterion for retrofits and add-on equipment provided for in this section to improve the ability of the program to achieve its goals.
(g) (1) For projects involving the purchase of new very low or zero-emission vehicles, engines shall be certified to an optional low NOx emissions standard established by the state board, except as provided for in paragraph (2).
(2) For projects involving the purchase of new very low or zero-emission covered vehicles for which no optional low NOx emission standards are available, documentation shall be provided showing that the low- or zero-emission engine emits not more than 70 percent of the NOx or NOx plus hydrocarbon emissions of a new engine certified to the applicable baseline NOx or NOx plus hydrocarbon emission standard for that engine and meets applicable particulate standards. The state board shall specify the documentation required. If no baseline emission standard exists for new vehicles in a particular category, the state board shall determine an appropriate baseline emission level for comparison.
(h) Projects using grants, loans, vouchers, or other incentives pursuant to this chapter shall condition eligibility on the requirements of Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable.
(i) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2024.

SEC. 10.

 Section 44295.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44295.5.
 Beginning January 1, 2023, any program funded by the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program that provides grants, loans, vouchers, or other incentives shall comply with the reporting requirements in Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2. The state board may include in an existing report its description of how Carl Moyer programs are implementing the labor standards required by Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2, as applicable.

SEC. 11.

 Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

1095.
 The director shall permit the use of any information in the director’s possession to the extent necessary for any of the following purposes, and may require reimbursement for all direct costs incurred in providing any and all information specified in this section, except information specified in subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive:
(a) To enable the director or the director’s representative to carry out their responsibilities under this code.
(b) To properly present a claim for benefits.
(c) To acquaint a worker or their authorized agent with the worker’s existing or prospective right to benefits.
(d) To furnish an employer or their authorized agent with information to enable the employer to fully discharge their obligations or safeguard their rights under this division or Division 3 (commencing with Section 9000).
(e) To enable an employer to receive a reduction in contribution rate.
(f) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies, subject to federal law, to verify or determine the eligibility or entitlement of an applicant for, or a recipient of, public social services provided pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of public social services.
(g) To enable county administrators of general relief or assistance, or their representatives, to determine entitlement to locally provided general relief or assistance, when the determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of general relief or assistance.
(h) To enable state or local governmental departments or agencies to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, relief provided under Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code or to enable the collection of expenditures for medical assistance services pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 17000) of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(i) To provide any law enforcement agency with the name, address, telephone number, birth date, social security number, physical description, and names and addresses of present and past employers, of any victim, suspect, missing person, potential witness, or person for whom a felony arrest warrant has been issued, when a request for this information is made by any investigator or peace officer as defined by Sections 830.1 and 830.2 of the Penal Code, or by any federal law enforcement officer to whom the Attorney General has delegated authority to enforce federal search warrants, as defined under Sections 60.2 and 60.3 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended, and when the requesting officer has been designated by the head of the law enforcement agency and requests this information in the course of and as a part of an investigation into the commission of a crime when there is a reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the law enforcement agency that employs the person, for filing under the normal procedures of that agency.
(1) This subdivision shall not be construed to authorize the release to any law enforcement agency of a general list identifying individuals applying for or receiving benefits.
(2) The department shall maintain records pursuant to this subdivision only for periods required under regulations or statutes enacted for the administration of its programs.
(3) This subdivision shall not be construed as limiting the information provided to law enforcement agencies to that pertaining only to applicants for, or recipients of, benefits.
(4) The department shall notify all applicants for benefits that release of confidential information from their records will not be protected should there be a felony arrest warrant issued against the applicant or in the event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency into the commission of a felony.
(j) To provide public employee retirement systems in California with information relating to the earnings of any person who has applied for or is receiving a disability income, disability allowance, or disability retirement allowance, from a public employee retirement system. The earnings information shall be released only upon written request from the governing board specifying that the person has applied for or is receiving a disability allowance or disability retirement allowance from its retirement system. The request may be made by the chief executive officer of the system or by an employee of the system so authorized and identified by name and title by the chief executive officer in writing.
(k) To enable the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the failure to pay, or the unlawful payment of, wages pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1 of Division 2 of, and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of Division 2 of, the Labor Code.
(l) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies to administer child support enforcement programs under Part D of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.).
(m) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with wage and claim information in its possession that will assist those departments and agencies in the administration of the Victims of Crime Program or in the location of victims of crime who, by state mandate or court order, are entitled to restitution that has been or can be recovered.
(n) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with information concerning any individuals who are or have been:
(1) Directed by state mandate or court order to pay restitution, fines, penalties, assessments, or fees as a result of a violation of law.
(2) Delinquent or in default on guaranteed student loans or who owe repayment of funds received through other financial assistance programs administered by those agencies. The information released by the director for the purposes of this paragraph shall not include unemployment insurance benefit information.
(o) To provide an authorized governmental agency with any and all relevant information that relates to any specific workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations. For purposes of this subdivision, “authorized governmental agency” means the district attorney of any county, the office of the Attorney General, the Contractors State License Board, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Department of Insurance. An authorized governmental agency may disclose this information to the State Bar of California, the Medical Board of California, or any other licensing board or department whose licensee is the subject of a workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. This subdivision shall not prevent any authorized governmental agency from reporting to any board or department the suspected misconduct of any licensee of that body.
(p) To enable the Director of Consumer Affairs, or the director’s representative, to access unemployment insurance quarterly wage data on a case-by-case basis to verify information on school administrators, school staff, and students provided by those schools who are being investigated for possible violations of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 94800) of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(q) To provide employment tax information to the tax officials of Mexico, if a reciprocal agreement exists. For purposes of this subdivision, “reciprocal agreement” means a formal agreement to exchange information between national taxing officials of Mexico and taxing authorities of the State Board of Equalization, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Employment Development Department. Furthermore, the reciprocal agreement shall be limited to the exchange of information that is essential for tax administration purposes only. Taxing authorities of the State of California shall be granted tax information only on California residents. Taxing authorities of Mexico shall be granted tax information only on Mexican nationals.
(r) To enable city and county planning agencies to develop economic forecasts for planning purposes. The information shall be limited to businesses within the jurisdiction of the city or county whose planning agency is requesting the information, and shall not include information regarding individual employees.
(s) To provide the State Department of Developmental Services with wage and employer information that will assist in the collection of moneys owed by the recipient, parent, or any other legally liable individual for services and supports provided pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4775) of Division 4.5 of, and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 7200) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 7500) of Division 7 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(t) To provide the State Board of Equalization with employment tax information that will assist in the administration of tax programs. The information shall be limited to the exchange of employment tax information essential for tax administration purposes to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(u) This section shall not be construed to authorize or permit the use of information obtained in the administration of this code by any private collection agency.
(v) The disclosure of the name and address of an individual or business entity that was issued an assessment that included penalties under Section 1128 or 1128.1 shall not be in violation of Section 1094 if the assessment is final. The disclosure may also include any of the following:
(1) The total amount of the assessment.
(2) The amount of the penalty imposed under Section 1128 or 1128.1 that is included in the assessment.
(3) The facts that resulted in the charging of the penalty under Section 1128 or 1128.1.
(w) To enable the Contractors State License Board to verify the employment history of an individual applying for licensure pursuant to Section 7068 of the Business and Professions Code.
(x) To provide any peace officer with the Division of Investigation in the Department of Consumer Affairs information pursuant to subdivision (i) when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the chief of the Division of Investigation and requests this information in the course of and as part of an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(y) To enable the Labor Commissioner of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to identify, pursuant to Section 90.3 of the Labor Code, unlawfully uninsured employers. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(z) To enable the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in accordance with the requirements of Section 84754.5 of the Education Code, to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing January 1, 1993, on students who have attended one or more community colleges, to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of students, to conduct the annual evaluation of district-level and individual college performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(aa) To enable the Public Employees’ Retirement System to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, benefits provided under Part 3 (commencing with Section 20000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(ab) To enable the State Department of Education, the University of California, the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, pursuant to the requirements prescribed by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing July 1, 2010, on students who have attended their respective systems to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of those students, to conduct the annual analysis of district-level and individual district or postsecondary education system performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ac) To provide the Agricultural Labor Relations Board with employee, wage, and employer information, for use in the investigation or enforcement of the Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 (Part 3.5 (commencing with Section 1140) of Division 2 of the Labor Code). The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ad) (1) To enable the State Department of Health Care Services, the California Health Benefit Exchange, the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, and county departments and agencies to obtain information regarding employee wages, California employer names and account numbers, employer reports of wages and number of employees, and disability insurance and unemployment insurance claim information, for the purpose of:
(A) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, state health subsidy programs, limited to the Medi-Cal program provided pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the Medi-Cal Access Program provided pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15810) of Part 3.3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the state health subsidy programs referenced in this subparagraph.
(B) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, federal subsidies offered through the California Health Benefit Exchange, provided pursuant to Title 22 (commencing with Section 100500) of the Government Code, including federal tax credits and cost-sharing assistance pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the California Health Benefit Exchange.
(C) Verifying or determining the eligibility of employees and employers for health coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program, provided pursuant to Section 100502 of the Government Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the Small Business Health Options Program.
(2) The information provided under this subdivision shall be subject to the requirements of, and provided to the extent permitted by, federal law and regulations, including Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(ae) To provide any peace officer with the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles with information pursuant to subdivision (i), when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Investigations Division and requests this information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud, and there is reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence regarding the identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for filing under the normal procedures of that division.
(af) Until January 1, 2020, to enable the Department of Finance to prepare and submit the report required by Section 13084 of the Government Code that identifies all employers in California that employ 100 or more employees who receive benefits from the Medi-Cal program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). The information used for this purpose shall be limited to information obtained pursuant to Section 11026.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and from the administration of personal income tax wage withholding pursuant to Division 6 (commencing with Section 13000) and the disability insurance program and may be disclosed to the Department of Finance only for the purpose of preparing and submitting the report and only to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ag) To provide, to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, the Student Aid Commission with wage information in order to verify the employment status of an individual applying for a Cal Grant C award pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 69439 of the Education Code.
(ah) To enable the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to obtain quarterly wage data of former inmates who have been incarcerated within the prison system in order to assess the impact of rehabilitation services or the lack of these services on the employment and earnings of these former inmates. Quarterly data for a former inmate’s employment status and wage history shall be provided for a period of one year, three years, and five years following release. The data shall only be used for the purpose of tracking outcomes for former inmates in order to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies on the wages and employment histories of those formerly incarcerated. The information shall be provided to the department to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ai) To enable federal, state, or local government departments or agencies, or their contracted agencies, subject to federal law, including the confidentiality, disclosure, and other requirements set forth in Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to evaluate, research, or forecast the effectiveness of public social services programs administered pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of Chapter 7 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the evaluation, research, or forecast is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the public social services programs.
(aj) (1) To enable the California Workforce Development Board, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Rehabilitation, the State Department of Social Services, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Prison Industry Authority, the Employment Training Panel, and a chief elected official, as that term is defined in Section 3102(9) of Title 29 of the United States Code, to access any relevant quarterly wage data necessary for the evaluation and reporting of their respective program performance outcomes as required and permitted by various local, state, and federal laws pertaining to performance measurement and program evaluation under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128); the workforce metrics dashboard pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (i) of Section 14013; the Adult Education Block Grant Program consortia performance metrics pursuant to Section 84920 of the Education Code; the economic and workforce development program performance measures pursuant to Section 88650 of the Education Code; and the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program performance measures established in Part 52.5 (commencing with Section 88600) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Disclosures under this subdivision shall comply with federal and state privacy laws that require the informed consent from program participants of city and county departments or agencies that administer public workforce development programs for the evaluation, research, or forecast of their programs regardless of local, state, or federal funding source.
(2) The department shall do all of the following:
(A) Consistent with this subdivision, develop the minimum requirements for granting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision regardless of local, state, or federal funding source.
(B) Develop a standard application for submitting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision.
(C) Approve or deny a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, or request additional information, within 20 business days of receiving the standard application. The entity submitting the application shall respond to any request by the department for additional information within 20 business days of receipt of the department’s request. Within 30 calendar days of receiving any additional information, the department shall provide a final approval or denial of the request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision. Any approval, denial, or request for additional information shall be in writing. Denials shall identify the reason or category of reasons for the denial.
(D) Make publicly available on the department’s internet website all of the following:
(i) The minimum requirements for granting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, as developed pursuant to subparagraph (A).
(ii) The standard application developed pursuant to subparagraph (B).
(iii) The timeframe for information request determinations by the department, as specified in subparagraph (C).
(iv) Contact information for assistance with requests for disclosures of information authorized by this subdivision.
(v) Any denials for requests of disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, including the reason or category of reasons for the denial.
(ak) (1) To provide any peace officer with the Enforcement Branch of the Department of Insurance with both of the following:
(A) Information provided pursuant to subdivision (i) that relates to a specific insurance fraud investigation involving automobile insurance fraud, life insurance and annuity fraud, property and casualty insurance fraud, and organized automobile insurance fraud. That information shall be provided when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance and requests the information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(B) Employee, wage, employer, and state disability insurance claim information that relates to a specific insurance fraud investigation involving health or disability insurance fraud when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance and requests the information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(2) To enable the State Department of Developmental Services to obtain quarterly wage data of consumers served by that department for the purposes of monitoring and evaluating employment outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the Employment First Policy, established pursuant to Section 4869 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(3) The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(al) To provide the CalSavers Retirement Savings Board with employer tax information for use in the administration of, and to facilitate compliance with, the CalSavers Retirement Savings Trust Act (Title 21 (commencing with Section 100000) of the Government Code). The information should be limited to the tax information the director deems appropriate, and shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal laws and regulations.
(am) (1) To enable the Joint Enforcement Strike Force as established by Section 329, and the Labor Enforcement Task Force, as established pursuant to Assembly Bill 1464 of the 2011–12 Regular Session (Chapter 21 of the Statutes of 2012), to carry out their duties.
(2) To provide an agency listed in subdivision (a) of Section 329 intelligence, data, including confidential tax and fee information, documents, information, complaints, or lead referrals pursuant to Section 15925 of the Government Code.
(an) To enable the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to access and use any relevant quarterly wage data necessary to perform the labor market outcome reporting data match pursuant to Section 94892.6 of the Education Code. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by state and federal laws and regulations.
(ao) To enable the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to carry out its duties, including ensuring compliance with Section 12999 of the Government Code. Conduct related to information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall not be subject to the criminal sanctions set forth in subdivision (f) of Section 1094.
(ap) To enable the Cradle-to-Career Data System, as established by Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) of Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to receive employment and earnings data and, as required of the director pursuant to Section 10871 of the Education Code, to provide information to the data system, to the extent permissible by federal laws and regulations.
(aq) (1) To enable the State Air Resources Board to receive unpaid final tax assessment information issued to a port drayage motor carrier or short-haul trucking service for misclassification of a commercial driver, for use in the administration of, and to facilitate compliance with, Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code. The information shall be limited to the tax information the director deems appropriate for disclosure and shall be provided only to the extent permitted by federal laws and regulations.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, the following definitions apply:
(A) “Commercial driver” has the same meaning as defined in Section 2810.4 of the Labor Code.
(B) “Port drayage motor carrier” has the same meaning as defined in Section 2810.4 of the Labor Code.
(C) “Short-haul trucking service” has the same meaning as defined in Section 39682 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 11.5.

 Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

1095.
 The director shall permit the use of any information in the director’s possession to the extent necessary for any of the following purposes, and may require reimbursement for all direct costs incurred in providing any and all information specified in this section, except information specified in subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive:
(a) To enable the director or the director’s representative to carry out their responsibilities under this code.
(b) To properly present a claim for benefits.
(c) To acquaint a worker or their authorized agent with the worker’s existing or prospective right to benefits.
(d) To furnish an employer or their authorized agent with information to enable the employer to fully discharge their obligations or safeguard their rights under this division or Division 3 (commencing with Section 9000).
(e) To enable an employer to receive a reduction in contribution rate.
(f) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies, subject to federal law, to verify or determine the eligibility or entitlement of an applicant for, or a recipient of, public social services provided pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of public social services.
(g) To enable county administrators of general relief or assistance, or their representatives, to determine entitlement to locally provided general relief or assistance, when the determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of general relief or assistance.
(h) To enable state or local governmental departments or agencies to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, relief provided under Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code or to enable the collection of expenditures for medical assistance services pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 17000) of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(i) To provide any law enforcement agency with the name, address, telephone number, birth date, social security number, physical description, and names and addresses of present and past employers, of any victim, suspect, missing person, potential witness, or person for whom a felony arrest warrant has been issued, when a request for this information is made by any investigator or peace officer as defined by Sections 830.1 and 830.2 of the Penal Code, or by any federal law enforcement officer to whom the Attorney General has delegated authority to enforce federal search warrants, as defined under Sections 60.2 and 60.3 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended, and when the requesting officer has been designated by the head of the law enforcement agency and requests this information in the course of and as a part of an investigation into the commission of a crime when there is a reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the law enforcement agency that employs the person, for filing under the normal procedures of that agency.
(1) This subdivision shall not be construed to authorize the release to any law enforcement agency of a general list identifying individuals applying for or receiving benefits.
(2) The department shall maintain records pursuant to this subdivision only for periods required under regulations or statutes enacted for the administration of its programs.
(3) This subdivision shall not be construed as limiting the information provided to law enforcement agencies to that pertaining only to applicants for, or recipients of, benefits.
(4) The department shall notify all applicants for benefits that release of confidential information from their records will not be protected should there be a felony arrest warrant issued against the applicant or in the event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency into the commission of a felony.
(j) To provide public employee retirement systems in California with information relating to the earnings of any person who has applied for or is receiving a disability income, disability allowance, or disability retirement allowance, from a public employee retirement system. The earnings information shall be released only upon written request from the governing board specifying that the person has applied for or is receiving a disability allowance or disability retirement allowance from its retirement system. The request may be made by the chief executive officer of the system or by an employee of the system so authorized and identified by name and title by the chief executive officer in writing.
(k) To enable the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the failure to pay, or the unlawful payment of, wages pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1 of Division 2 of, and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of Division 2 of, the Labor Code.
(l) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies to administer child support enforcement programs under Part D of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.).
(m) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with wage and claim information in its possession that will assist those departments and agencies in the administration of the Victims of Crime Program or in the location of victims of crime who, by state mandate or court order, are entitled to restitution that has been or can be recovered.
(n) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with information concerning any individuals who are or have been:
(1) Directed by state mandate or court order to pay restitution, fines, penalties, assessments, or fees as a result of a violation of law.
(2) Delinquent or in default on guaranteed student loans or who owe repayment of funds received through other financial assistance programs administered by those agencies. The information released by the director for the purposes of this paragraph shall not include unemployment insurance benefit information.
(o) To provide an authorized governmental agency with any and all relevant information that relates to any specific workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations. For purposes of this subdivision, “authorized governmental agency” means the district attorney of any county, the office of the Attorney General, the Contractors State License Board, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Department of Insurance. An authorized governmental agency may disclose this information to the State Bar of California, the Medical Board of California, or any other licensing board or department whose licensee is the subject of a workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. This subdivision shall not prevent any authorized governmental agency from reporting to any board or department the suspected misconduct of any licensee of that body.
(p) To enable the Director of Consumer Affairs, or the director’s representative, to access unemployment insurance quarterly wage data on a case-by-case basis to verify information on school administrators, school staff, and students provided by those schools who are being investigated for possible violations of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 94800) of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(q) To provide employment tax information to the tax officials of Mexico, if a reciprocal agreement exists. For purposes of this subdivision, “reciprocal agreement” means a formal agreement to exchange information between national taxing officials of Mexico and taxing authorities of the State Board of Equalization, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Employment Development Department. Furthermore, the reciprocal agreement shall be limited to the exchange of information that is essential for tax administration purposes only. Taxing authorities of the State of California shall be granted tax information only on California residents. Taxing authorities of Mexico shall be granted tax information only on Mexican nationals.
(r) To enable city and county planning agencies to develop economic forecasts for planning purposes. The information shall be limited to businesses within the jurisdiction of the city or county whose planning agency is requesting the information, and shall not include information regarding individual employees.
(s) To provide the State Department of Developmental Services with wage and employer information that will assist in the collection of moneys owed by the recipient, parent, or any other legally liable individual for services and supports provided pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4775) of Division 4.5 of, and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 7200) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 7500) of Division 7 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(t) To provide the State Board of Equalization with employment tax information that will assist in the administration of tax programs. The information shall be limited to the exchange of employment tax information essential for tax administration purposes to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(u) This section shall not be construed to authorize or permit the use of information obtained in the administration of this code by any private collection agency.
(v) The disclosure of the name and address of an individual or business entity that was issued an assessment that included penalties under Section 1128 or 1128.1 shall not be in violation of Section 1094 if the assessment is final. The disclosure may also include any of the following:
(1) The total amount of the assessment.
(2) The amount of the penalty imposed under Section 1128 or 1128.1 that is included in the assessment.
(3) The facts that resulted in the charging of the penalty under Section 1128 or 1128.1.
(w) To enable the Contractors State License Board to verify the employment history of an individual applying for licensure pursuant to Section 7068 of the Business and Professions Code.
(x) To provide any peace officer with the Division of Investigation in the Department of Consumer Affairs information pursuant to subdivision (i) when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the chief of the Division of Investigation and requests this information in the course of and as part of an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(y) To enable the Labor Commissioner of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to identify, pursuant to Section 90.3 of the Labor Code, unlawfully uninsured employers. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(z) To enable the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in accordance with the requirements of Section 84754.5 of the Education Code, to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing January 1, 1993, on students who have attended one or more community colleges, to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of students, to conduct the annual evaluation of district-level and individual college performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(aa) To enable the Public Employees’ Retirement System to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, benefits provided under Part 3 (commencing with Section 20000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(ab) To enable the State Department of Education, the University of California, the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, pursuant to the requirements prescribed by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing July 1, 2010, on students who have attended their respective systems to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of those students, to conduct the annual analysis of district-level and individual district or postsecondary education system performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ac) To provide the Agricultural Labor Relations Board with employee, wage, and employer information, for use in the investigation or enforcement of the Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 (Part 3.5 (commencing with Section 1140) of Division 2 of the Labor Code). The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ad) (1) To enable the State Department of Health Care Services, the California Health Benefit Exchange, the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, and county departments and agencies to obtain information regarding employee wages, California employer names and account numbers, employer reports of wages and number of employees, and disability insurance and unemployment insurance claim information, for the purpose of:
(A) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, state health subsidy programs, limited to the Medi-Cal program provided pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the Medi-Cal Access Program provided pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15810) of Part 3.3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the state health subsidy programs referenced in this subparagraph.
(B) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, federal subsidies offered through the California Health Benefit Exchange, provided pursuant to Title 22 (commencing with Section 100500) of the Government Code, including federal tax credits and cost-sharing assistance pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the California Health Benefit Exchange.
(C) Verifying or determining the eligibility of employees and employers for health coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program, provided pursuant to Section 100502 of the Government Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the Small Business Health Options Program.
(2) The information provided under this subdivision shall be subject to the requirements of, and provided to the extent permitted by, federal law and regulations, including Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(ae) To provide any peace officer with the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles with information pursuant to subdivision (i), when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Investigations Division and requests this information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud, and there is reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence regarding the identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for filing under the normal procedures of that division.
(af) Until January 1, 2020, to enable the Department of Finance to prepare and submit the report required by Section 13084 of the Government Code that identifies all employers in California that employ 100 or more employees who receive benefits from the Medi-Cal program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). The information used for this purpose shall be limited to information obtained pursuant to Section 11026.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and from the administration of personal income tax wage withholding pursuant to Division 6 (commencing with Section 13000) and the disability insurance program and may be disclosed to the Department of Finance only for the purpose of preparing and submitting the report and only to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ag) To provide, to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, the Student Aid Commission with wage information in order to verify the employment status of an individual applying for a Cal Grant C award pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 69439 of the Education Code.
(ah) To enable the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to obtain quarterly wage data of former inmates who have been incarcerated within the prison system in order to assess the impact of rehabilitation services or the lack of these services on the employment and earnings of these former inmates. Quarterly data for a former inmate’s employment status and wage history shall be provided for a period of one year, three years, and five years following release. The data shall only be used for the purpose of tracking outcomes for former inmates in order to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies on the wages and employment histories of those formerly incarcerated. The information shall be provided to the department to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ai) To enable federal, state, or local government departments or agencies, or their contracted agencies, subject to federal law, including the confidentiality, disclosure, and other requirements set forth in Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to evaluate, research, or forecast the effectiveness of public social services programs administered pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of Chapter 7 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the evaluation, research, or forecast is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the public social services programs.
(aj) (1) To enable the California Workforce Development Board, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Rehabilitation, the State Department of Social Services, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Prison Industry Authority, the Employment Training Panel, and a chief elected official, as that term is defined in Section 3102(9) of Title 29 of the United States Code, to access any relevant quarterly wage data necessary for the evaluation and reporting of their respective program performance outcomes as required and permitted by various local, state, and federal laws pertaining to performance measurement and program evaluation, including responsibilities arising under Section 14013, 14033, and 14042 of this code and Sections 2032 and 2038 of the Streets and Highways Code; the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128); the workforce metrics dashboard pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (i) of Section 14013; the Adult Education Block Grant Program consortia performance metrics pursuant to Section 84920 of the Education Code; the economic and workforce development program performance measures pursuant to Section 88650 of the Education Code; and the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program performance measures established in Part 52.5 (commencing with Section 88600) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Disclosures under this subdivision shall comply with federal and state privacy laws that require the informed consent from program participants of city and county departments or agencies that administer public workforce development programs for the evaluation, research, or forecast of their programs regardless of local, state, or federal funding source.
(2) The department shall do all of the following:
(A) Consistent with this subdivision, develop the minimum requirements for granting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision regardless of local, state, or federal funding source.
(B) Develop a standard application for submitting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision.
(C) Approve or deny a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, or request additional information, within 20 business days of receiving the standard application. The entity submitting the application shall respond to any request by the department for additional information within 20 business days of receipt of the department’s request. Within 30 calendar days of receiving any additional information, the department shall provide a final approval or denial of the request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision. Any approval, denial, or request for additional information shall be in writing. Denials shall identify the reason or category of reasons for the denial.
(D) Make publicly available on the department’s internet website all of the following:
(i) The minimum requirements for granting a request for disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, as developed pursuant to subparagraph (A).
(ii) The standard application developed pursuant to subparagraph (B).
(iii) The timeframe for information request determinations by the department, as specified in subparagraph (C).
(iv) Contact information for assistance with requests for disclosures of information authorized by this subdivision.
(v) Any denials for requests of disclosure of information authorized by this subdivision, including the reason or category of reasons for the denial.
(ak) (1) To provide any peace officer with the Enforcement Branch of the Department of Insurance with both of the following:
(A) Information provided pursuant to subdivision (i) that relates to a specific insurance fraud investigation involving automobile insurance fraud, life insurance and annuity fraud, property and casualty insurance fraud, and organized automobile insurance fraud. That information shall be provided when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance and requests the information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(B) Employee, wage, employer, and state disability insurance claim information that relates to a specific insurance fraud investigation involving health or disability insurance fraud when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance and requests the information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(2) To enable the State Department of Developmental Services to obtain quarterly wage data of consumers served by that department for the purposes of monitoring and evaluating employment outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the Employment First Policy, established pursuant to Section 4869 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(3) The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(al) To provide the CalSavers Retirement Savings Board with employer tax information for use in the administration of, and to facilitate compliance with, the CalSavers Retirement Savings Trust Act (Title 21 (commencing with Section 100000) of the Government Code). The information should be limited to the tax information the director deems appropriate, and shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal laws and regulations.
(am) (1) To enable the Joint Enforcement Strike Force as established by Section 329, and the Labor Enforcement Task Force, as established pursuant to Assembly Bill 1464 of the 2011–12 Regular Session (Chapter 21 of the Statutes of 2012), to carry out their duties.
(2) To provide an agency listed in subdivision (a) of Section 329 intelligence, data, including confidential tax and fee information, documents, information, complaints, or lead referrals pursuant to Section 15925 of the Government Code.
(an) To enable the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to access and use any relevant quarterly wage data necessary to perform the labor market outcome reporting data match pursuant to Section 94892.6 of the Education Code. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by state and federal laws and regulations.
(ao) To enable the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to carry out its duties, including ensuring compliance with Section 12999 of the Government Code. Conduct related to information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall not be subject to the criminal sanctions set forth in subdivision (f) of Section 1094.
(ap) To enable the Cradle-to-Career Data System, as established by Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) of Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to receive employment and earnings data and, as required of the director pursuant to Section 10871 of the Education Code, to provide information to the data system, to the extent permissible by federal laws and regulations.
(aq) (1) To enable the State Air Resources Board to receive unpaid final tax assessment information issued to a port drayage motor carrier or short-haul trucking service for misclassification of a commercial driver, for use in the administration of, and to facilitate compliance with, Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 39680) of Part 2 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code. The information shall be limited to the tax information the director deems appropriate for disclosure and shall be provided only to the extent permitted by federal laws and regulations.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, the following definitions apply:
(A) “Commercial driver” has the same meaning as defined in Section 2810.4 of the Labor Code.
(B) “Port drayage motor carrier” has the same meaning as defined in Section 2810.4 of the Labor Code.
(C) “Short-haul trucking service” has the same meaning as defined in Section 39682 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 12.

 Section 11.5 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code proposed by both this bill and Senate Bill 753. That section shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2022, (2) each bill amends Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 753, in which case Section 11 of this bill shall not become operative.