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State Legislation Committee

April 18, 2007

3:00 pm


City Hall, Room 288








Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Amiee Albertson
Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s Office – David Noyola
Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s Office – Catherine Stefani
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Pauline Marx

Assessor’s Office – Zoon Nguyen

Controller’s Office – Peg Stevenson



        I.      ROLL CALL




Action Item:  the Committee will vote to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2007 meeting of the State Legislation Committee.




Action items:  vote to support, not support, or take no position on the following state legislation affecting the City andCounty of San Francisco.


NOTE:  The most current version of all legislation can be viewed on the Internet at:




Contact:  Kate Breen:  701-4338


A.      AB 101 (Ma):  to improve transit efficiency though authorization of photo-enforcement of parking violations in bus lanes and street sweeping zones.

Recommended Position:  Support


Mayor’s Office of Housing

Contact:  Douglas Shoemaker:  701-5509


B.      AB 1256 (Caballero):  to amend the Density Bonus law to benefit cities that are already creating large amounts of affordable housing.

Recommended Position:  Support


C.      SB 934 (Lowenthal):  to allow creation of housing and infrastructure financing zones.

Recommended Position:  Support


Human Services Agency

Contact:  Noelle Simmons:  557-5753


D.      AB 845 (Bass):  to provide state funding for housing for former foster youth and probation youth.

Recommended Position:  Support


Department of Public Health

Contact:  Jim Soos:  554-2633


E.      SB 767 (Ridley-Thomas):  to allow any person who believes that another person is experiencing a drug overdose to administer an opiod antagonist (Naloxone) without being subject to civil liability or criminal penalties as a result of that act.

Recommended Position:  Support


Department of Human Resources

Contact: Michelle Allersma:  557-4889


F.      AB 1496 (Swanson):  to require legislative body approval for City and County departments to hire as-needed workers or to backfill employees on leave for more than 60 days.

Recommended Position:  Oppose


Department of Environment

Contact:  Mark Westlund:  355-3714


G.     SB 1020 (Padilla):  to require counties to divert 75% of all solid waste.

Recommended Position:  Support


Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s Office

Contact: Catherine Stefani:  554-7720 


H.      AB 1471 (Feuer):  to expand the types of weapons required to utilize micro-stamping technology to transfer unique identifiers from the weapon to the bullet when the weapon is fired.

Recommended Position: Support


Treasurer’s Office

Contact: Pauline Marx:  554-5260


I.         AB 1502 (Lieu):  to create banking development districts to incentivize banks to develop and market products to the unbanked. 

Recommended Position: Support


J.       AB 1693 (Eng): to allow California tax filers to purchase a savings bond with part of their refund on their tax return. 

Recommended Position: Support


Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Contact: Nicolas King:  554-5319 


K.      AB 1300 (Price):  to enact practices that improve family contact with incarcerated juveniles.

Recommended Position: Support


L.       AB362 (de Leon):  to combat handgun violence through increased regulation of handgun dealers.

Recommended Position: Support


Mayor’s Office

Contact: Amiee Albertson:  554-5965 


M.     SB 803 (Lowenthal):  to enhance opportunities for community conservation corps programs to compete to construct transportation enhancement projects.

Recommended Position: Support



Discussion item:  members of the Committee may suggest topics for consideration at future meetings.



Discussion item:  members of the public may address the Committee on items of interest that are within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction.




Disability Access


Room 288 of City Hall is located at 1 Dr. Carton B. Goodlett Place, and is wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall.  Accessible Muni lines serving this location are:  #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness, as will as Muni Metro stations at Van Ness and Civic Center.  For more information about Muni accessible services, call 923-6142.  There is accessible parking at the Civic Center Plaza garage.  To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Katy Tang, Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance, at 415-554-6114 at least two business days before the meeting.



Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance


Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.  For information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Donna Hall at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA  94102, by phone at 415-554-7724, by fax at 415-554-7854, or email  Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by contacting the Task Force, or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at



Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements


Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 2.100 –2.160) to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA  94102 ; telephone 415-581-2300, fax 415-581-2317, Internet website:



Cell Phones and Pagers


The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devises are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.



Public Comment


Public Comment will be taken on each item.


Document Review


Documents that may have been provided to members of the State Legislation Committee in connection with the items on the agenda include proposed state legislation, consultant reports, correspondence and reports from City departments, and public correspondence.  These may be inspected by contacting Amiee Albertson, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Mayor’s Office at:  415-554-5965.


Health Considerations


In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City accommodate these individuals.