2017 - 2018 Legislation

AB 1797 “Annual Policy Reassessment”

AB 1797 would require all insurers that write residential property plans to provide an estimate of replacement cost on all new business and also update those estimates during the annual renewal process. For those policies already in existence, an insurer would be required to update a replacement cost estimate at the next policy renewal after this law goes into effect.

AB 1799 “Insurance Policy Documents”

AB 1799 would require insurers to provide one free, full set of certified policy documents, including any endorsements, and the policy declarations page within 30 calendar days of a covered loss, upon request of a policy holder. In addition to a certified hardcopy, an insurer may also provide these documents in electronic format if requested by the policy holder.

AB 1800 “Rebuilding a Home After a Total Loss”

In the event of a total loss, AB 1800 would require an insurer to payout the full extended replacement cost benefit covered under the provisions of a plan, regardless whether the policy holder chooses to rebuild at the same location, rebuild at a new location, or purchase an already built home.

AB 1890 “Co-Location Tastings”

AB 1890 would allow a winegrower, craft beer manufacturer, or craft spirits distiller to offer a shared space where consumption of tastings is permitted when these businesses are immediately adjacent to each other or share a common structure.

AB 1891 “Craft Distillers Tastings”

AB 1891 would authorize a craft spirits distiller to offer instructional tastings at retail alcoholic beverage stores that possesses an instructional tasting license.

AB 1902 “The Fair Wage Act”

AB 1902 will require specific companies operating in California that have a market capitalization or valuation over one billion dollars to pay sub-contracted service workers wages that are tied to the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) income levels for the county they are sub-contracted to work in.

AB 1950 “Bot Advertisement and Verification Act”

AB 1950 would require social media websites to verify and identify with a disclaimer, all “bot” accounts. This bill will also require that bots be linked to a verified human and all advertising purchases on social media be made through verified human accounts.

AB 2055 “Sexual Harassment Reform: Lobbyists”

AB 2055 amends the Political Reform Act of 1974 to prohibit a lobbyist from engaging in sexual harassment. If a complaint is filed, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is charged with investigating complaints or possible violations of the law, and imposing sanctions as deemed necessary by the Commission.

AB 2132 “Building Permits: Fee Waiver for Seniors with Disabilities”

AB 2132 would authorize cities and counties to waive or reduce all building permit fees for seniors with a disability.

AB 2182 “California Data Protection Authority”

AB 2182 creates the California Data Protection Authority (CDPA). The CDPA will establish regulations to protect the privacy and data security of Californians.

AB 2338 “Talent Protections Act of 2018”

AB 2338 would require a talent agency to provide training and education materials on sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, nutrition, and eating disorders to its employees and artists. The bill would also require the Labor Commissioner to provide minors and the minor’s parents or legal guardian with training in sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, reporting resources, nutrition, and eating disorders.

AB 2642 “Legal Guardianship for Immigrant Children”

AB 2642 allows for a non-profit “entity” guardian not incorporated in California to be appointed legal guardian of a child if the non-profit charitable corporation is contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, to provide care and custody of the proposed ward, and  needs to petition for guardianship in order for the child to be eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, a path to legal status for certain noncitizen children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent.

AB 2810 “California Cannabis Commission”

The California Cannabis Commission will provide a voice for the small sun-grown cultivator in California by providing them with an entity specifically created to watch out for their interests by engaging in regulatory matters, conducting research in best agricultural practices, and educating cultivators on compliance matters. Like other Commissions, the California Cannabis Commission will only exist at the election of the growers and with oversight by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

AB 3021 “Cage-Free Eggs by 2024”

AB 3021 would require all eggs produced or sold in California to be cage-free by January 1, 2024.