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Title: Message
AB 37 (2001-2002) , Strickland: ASM REVENUE AND TAXATION
Topic: Sales and use taxes: exemptions: gasoline and diesel fuel.
Last Action: Held under submission. (05/14/2001)
Digest Summary:The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property.  This bill would exempt motor vehicle fuel and diesel fuel from that tax .

AB 93 (2001-2002) , Wayne: ASM LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Topic: Airports: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
Last Action: Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (09/13/2001)
Digest Summary:(1) Existing law establishes the San Diego Regional Government Efficiency Commission and requires the commission to submit to the Legislature a plan and draft legislation for the consolidation of regional agencies within the San Diego region.  This bill would establish the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, as a local entity of regional government, with jurisdiction throughout the County of San Diego, and would require the authority to adopt the comprehensive airport land use plan for that county and coordinate the airport planning of public agencies.

AB 243 (2001-2002) , Runner: ASM REVENUE AND TAXATION
Topic: Sales and use taxes: exemption: jet fuel.
Last Action: Held under submission. (05/14/2001)
Digest Summary:The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property.  This bill would exempt from that tax any aircraft jet fuel sold to an aircraft jet fuel user , including air common carriers, at any airport located within an enterprise zone.

AB 309 (2001-2002) , Longville:
Topic: Sales and use taxes: fuel: prepayment: fuel taxes.
Last Action: Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (09/14/2001)
Digest Summary:The Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law and the Diesel Fuel Tax Law impose specified taxes with respect to fuel.  This bill would allow the board to accept and authenticate any return, report, declaration, or statement filed under those laws using electronic media, and would also allow the board to be provided with returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service's Excise Summary Terminal Activity Reporting System (ExSTARS) if a terminal operator provides consent and authorization.

AB 491 (2001-2002) , Frommer: ASM JUDICIARY
Topic: Rental vehicles: passenger vehicles.
Last Action: To enrollment. (09/14/2001)
Digest Summary:Existing law, scheduled to become operative on January 1, 2002, establishes definitions and restrictions governing the terms of rental agreements for passenger vehicles.  This bill would revise provisions governing a renter's liability for loss due to theft, a rental company's loss of use, or damage or loss to a rental vehicle, a renter's credit card liability, the submission of insurance claims, damage waivers and damage waiver fees, and notice to a renter regarding financial responsibility and optional damage waivers; and would add provisions thereto regulating the imposition of customer facility charges, as defined, and the disclosure of those charges in advertisements, quotations, or reservations, as specified.

AB 1258 (2001-2002) , Wiggins: ASM TRANSPORTATION
Topic: Vehicles: rentals.
Last Action: Re-referred to Com. on TRANS. 

Digest Summary:This bill, from September 11, 2001 until January 1, 2002, upon written findings by the Director of Motor Vehicles and the Executive Officer of the State Air Resources Board, would authorize a vehicle rental company, as specified, to rent passenger vehicles in this state that are registered in another state, if the vehicles model years are 2000, 2001, or 2002.

AB 1433 (2001-2002) , Horton: SEN REVENUE AND TAXATION
Topic: Property taxation: audits: review and equalization.
Last Action: Hearing postponed by Committee. 
Digest Summary:Existing property tax law requires the assessor to audit the books and records of a profession, trade, or business at least once every 4 years in the case of a taxpayer, engaged in a profession, trade, or business, who owns, claims, possesses, or controls locally assessable trade fixtures and business tangible property with a full value of at least $400,000, and permits an audit of the personal property valued at less than $400,000.  This bill would apply these procedures, conditions, and duties to both mandatory and discretionary audits.

ABX1 19 (2001-2002) , Briggs: ASM
Topic: Sales and use tax exemption: diesel fuel.
Last Action: From committee without further action. (05/15/2001)
Digest Summary:The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property.  This bill would, beginning on July 1, 2001, and ending on January 1, 2002 , additionally exempt from that tax diesel fuel used in farming activities .

ABX1 57 (2001-2002) , Dutra: SEN
Topic: Electrical corporations: crude petroleum refineries.
Last Action: From Senate committee without further action. (05/15/2001)
Digest Summary:This bill would require the curtailment or other mandatory interruption of electric service to a crude petroleum refinery to precede only the curtailment or interruption of electric supply for customers in the "essential use" category under a specified decision of the commission.

ABX2 86 (2001-2002) , Florez: SEN APPROPRIATIONS
Topic: Diesel fuel tax.
Last Action: Do pass as amended. (09/14/2001)
Digest Summary:The Diesel Fuel Tax Law, with respect to diesel fuel, as defined, imposes a tax at specified rates, upon the removal, entry, sale, delivery, and use of each gallon of diesel fuel, as defined.  This bill would , until January 1, 2007, revise the definition of diesel fuel for those purposes to exempt the water portion of a diesel fuel and water emulsion, as specified.

SB 13 (2001-2002) , McClintock: SEN REVENUE AND TAXATION
Topic: Sales and use tax: rate reduction.
Last Action: Hearing cancelled at request of author. (05/29/2001)
Digest Summary:The Sales and Use Tax Law provides for the levy of a state sales and use tax at a basic rate of 6% upon the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property.
This bill would delete those provisions providing for the imposition and suspension of that state sales and use tax rate of 1/4%.

SB 244 (2001-2002) , Speier:
Topic: Environmental quality: airport expansion and enlargement projects.
Last Action: To enrollment. (09/13/2001)
Digest Summary:(1) Existing law, the California Environmental Quality Act, requires a lead agency to prepare an environmental impact report on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment, as defined, unless the project is exempt from the act.  This bill would provide that the carrying out or approval of a plan for a project that expands or enlarges an existing publicly owned airport by any political subdivision constitutes carrying out or approving a project for the purposes of that definition.

SB 656 (2001-2002) , Knight: SEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Topic: Military base retention.
Last Action: Re-referred to Com. on Local Government
Digest Summary:Existing law defines a single local base reuse entity for purposes of planning relating to military bases designated for closure.  This bill would define a single local base retention entity for purposes of retention planning relating to military bases.

SB 822 (2001-2002) , Poochigian: SEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Topic: County sheriffs: search and rescue.
Last Action: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. (04/11/2001)
Digest Summary:(1) Existing law provides that the board of supervisors of a county may authorize the sheriff to search for and rescue persons who are lost or are in danger of their lives within or in the immediate vicinity of the county.  This bill would provide that the sheriff of each county has search and rescue responsibility in any unincorporated area of the county, including any rural and wilderness environment.

SB 869 (2001-2002) , Karnette: SEN TRANSPORTATION
Topic: Department of Transportation: airport assessment study.
Last Action: Set, first hearing. Hearing cancelled at request of author. (04/17/2001)
Digest Summary:Under existing law, known as the State Aeronautics Act, the Department of Transportation is required to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aeronautics in this state and encourage the establishment of airports and air navigation facilities. This bill would require the department to conduct a needs assessment study on airports in the state

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