June 8, 2007
Revenue and Taxation
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SB 437 (Negrete McLeod) – Support
This bill would require redevelopment agencies to report their project areas' time limits in their annual reports and implementation plans, including limitations on the use of eminent domain, incurrence of debt, plan effectiveness, and receipt of property tax increment revenues. It passed the Senate floor on April 26 and the Assembly Local Government Committee has scheduled their hearing of the bill for June 13.
Many Bills Pass from House-of-Origin
With a Friday deadline for bills to be passed by the house into which they were introduced, both the Senate and the Assembly kept busy passing bills all week. Some bills of note:
SB 38 (Battin) – Support. This bill will reimburse Riverside County for property tax revenue losses resulting from their October 2006 wildfires. It passed the Senate floor on June 6 on the Senate's consent calendar.
SB 742 (Steinberg) – Pending. This bill will recast the provisions of the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Act, which expires at the end of this year. It passed the Senate floor on June 6 as well.
AB 83 (Lieber) – Support in Concept. This bill will reauthorize the state's financial participation in property tax administration systems. It passed the Assembly floor on June 4.
AB 619 (Emmerson) – Support. This bill will create a vehicle license fee (VLF) amnesty program for under-reported vehicle values, common for specialty cars. It passed the Assembly on June 5.
AB 1159 (Richardson) – Support. This bill will require studies to assess the sufficiency of each fee that generates revenue for the General Fund. The Assembly passed it on June 6.