Administrative Legislation 2000 - Chaptered Legislation Analyses

Administrative bills enacted in 2000 that are of general interest to the Board or have a general statewide impact on all state agencies and/or employees are summarized below. Unless otherwise noted, the new legislation is effective January 1, 2001.

  • AB 419 (Firebaugh) Chapter 346 - Public Employees' Retirement System: benefits
    Prescribes the effective date of disability retirement under specified circumstances under the Public Employees' Retirement Law.
  • AB 505 (Wright, R) Chapter 1059 - Administrative Procedures
    Relates to the Small Business Regulatory Reform Act of 2000. Revises various provisions of the act with respect to the duties of the office and state agencies in the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations. Requires the Office of Administrative Law to establish a unique identification numbering system for each regulatory action for identification and tracking purposes, and requires the office to post specified information on its website. Creates the Office of Small Business Advocate.
  • AB 649 (Machado) Chapter 402 - effective September 11, 2000 - State Teachers' Retirement Plan
    Relates to existing law, under which members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan who become employed by any of a list of other public employers to perform service that requires membership in a different public retirement system, may elect to be excluded from membership in that different system. Makes this election available to members of the State Teachers' Retirement System who becomes employed by the state.
  • AB 1016 (Briggs) Chapter 438 - Confidentiality: taxpayer communications
    Provides that certain protections that apply to a communication between a client and an attorney also apply to a communication between a client and any federally authorized tax practitioner before certain state agencies to the extent the communication would be considered a privileged communication if it were between a taxpayer and an attorney.
  • AB 1684 (Committee on Information Technology) Chapter 918 - Public contracts
    Makes various changes to provisions authorizing the Department of General Services and state agencies to contract with suppliers to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, and services.
  • AB 1822 (Wayne) Chapter 1060 - Administrative Procedure Act
    Relates to the Administrative Procedure Act. Provides for the use of electronic communications in the delivery and publication of notices and rulemaking documents, but provides that electronic communication is not to be the exclusive means by which the documents are published or distributed. Authorizes state agencies to consult with interested persons before initiating regulatory action.
  • AB 1856 (Kuehl) Chapter 1047 - Harassment: Liability of Employees
    Expressly provides that employees of any entity covered under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act are personally liable for prohibited harassment perpetrated by the employee.
  • AB 1936 (Papan) Chapter 151 - State Contracts: Claims Against the State
    Requires that contracted payments be made pursuant to an existing provision of law requiring payment within 45 days of a state agency receipt of an undisputed invoice, to avoid late payment penalties.
  • AB 1965 (Leach) Chapter 962 - Information Practices: State Board of Equalization
    Prohibits the State Board of Equalization from releasing the names and addresses of individuals who are registered with, or are holding licenses or permits issued by, the State Board of Equalization except to the extent necessary to verify resale certificates or to administer the tax and fee provisions of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
  • AB 2156 (Pescetti) Chapter 690 - Public Contracts: Bidding Requirements
    Requires, with respect to state agencies, specifications to provide a period of time for submission of data prior to or after the award of the contract. Provides that if no time period is specified, data may be submitted for 30 days after the award of the contract.
  • AB 2182 (Mazzoni) Chapter 292 - Bidding Procedures: Alternative Bids
    Revises procedures affecting state contracts to prescribe procedures for determining the lowest bidder if additions or deletions from base bids are considered.
  • AB 2304 (Davis) Chapter 759 - State Contracts: Personal and Consulting Services
    Consolidates the provisions regulating State contracts for consulting services and personal services. Revises these provisions with respect to covered contracts and notice by electronic media or the Internet and makes various technical changes.
  • AB 2410 (Machado) Chapter 885 - Wages: State Employees
    Relates to existing law which prescribes requirements respecting employer payment of wages, including timely payment thereof, that are applicable to all employers, other than the state, counties, cities, and other municipal corporations. Deletes specified exemptions for the state as an employer from these provisions.
  • AB 2621 (Pacheco, Rod) Chapter 1031 - Pre-retirement Death Benefits
    Provides that for purposes of calculating or recalculating the special death benefit, as specified, the deceased public employee's retirement system member final compensation shall be deemed to increase when the compensation is increased for his or her final job classification and membership category, as specified.
  • AB 2799 (Shelley) Chapter 982 - Public Records: Disclosure
    Provides that nothing in the California Public Records Act shall be construed to permit an agency to delay or obstruct the inspection or copying of public records. Deletes the requirement that computer data be provided in a form determined by the agency and requires an agency that has information that constitutes an identifiable public record not otherwise exempt from disclosure that is in an electronic format to make that information available when requested by any person.
  • AB 2817 (Honda) Chapter 608, effective September 24, 2000 - Information Technology: Innovative Projects Grant
    Requires the Department of Finance and the Department of Information Technology, jointly, no later than 3 months from the date of the enactment of the 2000-01 Budget Act, to promulgate guidelines and a standard form for applications by state agencies for grants for information technology innovation projects. Requires applications submitted under these provisions to include specified information.
  • AB 2840 (Committee on Public Employees, Retirement & Social Security) Chapter 489 - Public Employees' Retirement: Service Credit
    Relates to existing Public Employees' Retirement Law under which members may elect to receive service credit for public service, subject to the payment of additional contributions. Revises and recasts the provisions relating to the calculation and payment of those additional contributions. Requires the Board of Administration or the system to inform members of certain rights under the bill's provisions.
  • AB 2890 (Committee on Consumer Protection) Chapter 776, effective September 27, 2000 - Public Contracts
    Relates to existing law which states a state agency may award a contract for goods, services, or information technology that has an estimated value by obtaining quotations from at least 2 small businesses. Clarifies that contracts, within a specified amount, do not have to comply with various provisions that generally govern public contracts.
  • SB 129 (Peace) Chapter 984 - Personal Information: Collection and Disclosure
    Creates the Office of Privacy Protection within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Requires the Office to protect the privacy of personal information by identifying consumer problems, developing fair information practices, and informing the public for potential options to protect the privacy of and avoid the misuse of personal information. Requires each State agency to designate a position with responsibility for the privacy policy for that agency.
  • SB 266 (Chesbro) Chapter 159 - Public Contracts: bids
    Requires that when a public agency invites formal bids for public projects, and requires that there be a mandatory prebid-site visit, conference, or other mandatory meeting prior to the submission of the bid by a contractor, that the public agency provide a notice of that requirement that includes specified information.
  • SB 683 (Perata) Chapter 879 - Employment Relations: State
    Relates to determination by the California Public Employment Relations Board that arbitration clauses do not continue in effect after expiration of a collectible bargaining agreement.
  • SB 984 (Polanco) Chapter 213 - State Holiday: Cesar Chavez Day
    Provides that March 31 is a paid holiday for state employees.
  • SB 1327 (Escutia) Chapter 886 - Employees: Inspection of Personnel Records
    Harmonizes the law applicable to specified employers with regard to inspection of personnel files. Requires an employer to make the contents of the personnel files available to an employee at reasonable intervals and reasonable times, as provided, but would exempt from inspection, records relating to the investigation of a criminal offense, letters of reference, and specified ratings and reports.
  • SB 1357 (Johnston) Chapter 654 - High Technology Crime Advisory Committee
    Relates to the Department of Information Technology within the High Technology Crime Advisory Committee. Continues indefinitely the provisions relating to the High Technology Crime Advisory Committee. Requires the appointment of a designee of the Department of Information Technology or a designee of the Science and Technology Agency, as specified.
  • SB 1367 (Schiff) Chapter 118 - State Bar
    Extends the operation of an annual membership fee for active members of the State Bar until 1/1/2002.
  • SB 1888-(Hayden) Chapter 891 - Public Contracts: Sweatshop Labor
    Requires a specified prohibition to also include abusive forms of child labor or exploitation of children in sweatshop labor, as defined, and states the intent of the Legislature to adopt a procurement policy prohibiting procurement of materials produced with the use of these forms of labor.
  • SB 1998 (Committee on Public Employees, Retirement & Social Security) Chapter 1002
    Extends the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act to closed sessions of a state body or its designated representatives when discharging responsibilities of the state body under the Ralph C. Dills Act, which governs state employer-employee relations. Makes various changes to the Public Employees' Retirement Law.
  • SB 2025 (Burton) Chapter 1048 - State Civil Services: Disabilities
    Applies the definitions contained in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act pertaining to unlawful practices to the State Civil Services Act. Applies the definition of "disability" in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to the Limited Examination and Appointment Program.