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State Legislation Committee
March 10, 2004
City Hall, Room 288
I. ROLL CALL
Joyce Newstat - Mayor's Office of Public Policy and Finance
David Grenell - Supervisor Matt Gonzalez's Office
David Owen - Supervisor Aaron Peskin's Office
John Farrell - Assessor's Office
Mary Jane Winslow - City Attorney's Office
Peg Stevenson - Controller's Office
Jay Banfield - Treasurer's Office
Mark Westlund - Department of Environment
Colleen Chawla - Department of Public Health
Todd Rydstrom - Controller's Office
Karen Hong - Administrative Services
Eileen Shaw - Department of Aging and Adult Services
Paula Jesson - City Attorney's Office
Noelle Simmons - Mayor's Office
Amiee Albertson - Mayor's Office
II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Action item: The Committee voted to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2004 meeting.
III. PROPOSED LEGISLATION
Action items: The Committee unanimously agreed that the City would support the following state legislation:
A. Bill number pending (Leno): Authorizing San Francisco to enact a local Vehicle License Fee via ballot initiative.
Department of Environment
B. AB 1876 (Chan): To require testing and reporting on beach contamination along San Francisco Bay.
Note: the Committee agreed to support the bill if amended to address the concerns of the Department of Public Health regarding the content and frequency of testing.
Department of Public Health
C. SB 1159 (Vasconcellos): To allow adults to purchase up to 10 syringes at one time without a prescription.
D. AB 2857 (Nunez): To authorize counties to adopt local legislation that would require additional information on applications for an assessment reduction of property value.
City Attorney's Office
E. AB 2867 (Nunez): To reduce the practice of requiring tenants to check out of SRO's prior to 30 days of occupancy in order to prevent tenants from obtaining residency.
IV. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion item: the Committee discussed the possibility to place discussion of pending state bond measures on the agenda for the April 14 meeting.
V. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
No members of the public offered public comment.