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State Legislation Committee
May 1, 2006
City Hall, Room 288
Draft Meeting Minutes
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Amiee Albertson
Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s Office – Sarah Ballard
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Pauline Marx
Assessor’s Office – Craig Dziedzic
Controller’s Office – Peg Stevenson
Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s Office – David Owen
Douglas Shoemaker – Mayor’s Office of Housing
Brian Roberts – Department of Telecommunications and Information Services
Jean Alexander – City Attorney’s Office
I. ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Action item: the Committee approved the minutes of the April 3, 2006 meeting of the State Legislation Committee.
III. PROPOSED LEGISLATION
Action items: the Committee took the following positions on the following state legislation affecting the City and County of San Francisco:
A. AB 2567 (Arambula): to provide tax credits for businesses that perform research and development on renewable energy technologies.
Position taken: Tabled
B. SB 1754 (Lowenthal): to create Housing Infrastructure Finance districts.
Position taken: Support
C. SB 1712 (Migden): to create a three-year pilot project in San Francisco to increase the number of adoptions of hard to place foster youth
D. AB 2987 (Nuñez):to replace local cable franchising with statewide franchise administered by the California Department of Corporations.
Position taken: Oppose
E. SB 1619 (Dutton):to exempt from the state's sales tax the amount that aviation fuel costs more than $1.13 per gallon.
IV. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion item: no additional bills were suggested.
V. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
Discussion item: there was no public comment.