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