Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills by Bay Area lawmakers today, including one that lets juveniles convicted of prostitution seal their records without proving they’ve been rehabilitated, and another that aims to boost infant car-seat safety.
AB 2040, by Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, D-Oakland, “provides that an adult who was previously adjudicated to be a ward of the juvenile court because he or she committed a prostitution offense may petition the court to seal the records of the offense, regardless of the person’s criminal record or proof of rehabilitation,” according to the most recent legislative analysis. This relief isn’t available to those minor “johns” who paid or offered to pay a prostitute. The Assembly had passed this bill 49-21, and the state Senate approved it unanimously, 36-0.
AB 1452, by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo “requires hospitals, clinics, and birthing centers, when discharging a child, to give the parent or the person to whom the child is released specific contact information for organizations that provide assistance with the use, law, and installation of child passenger restraint systems,” the analysis said. The Assembly passed this bill on a 61-14 vote, and the state Senate on a 31-6 vote.
See what other Bay Area bills the governor signed into law today, after the jump…
AB 1517, by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo: “This bill deletes the July 1, 2013 sunset date on provisions authorizing the Department of General Services (DGS), in lieu of requiring a performance bond on information technology (IT) contracts and requiring the withholding of at least 10% on IT progress payments, to apply lesser withholding levels, as specified, based on the evaluation of risk.”
Assembly, 74-0; Senate 36-0
AB 1540, by Buchanan: “Added the South American spongeplant (spongeplant) to the list of invasive plant species for which DBW (Department of Boating and Waterways) serves as the state lead agency in treatment and control in the Delta, its tributaries, and the Suisun marsh. Authorized DBW, other state agencies, cities, counties and districts to cooperate with one another and with agencies of the United States in controlling spongeplant and to furnish money, services, equipment and other property for that purpose.”
Senate 38-0; Assembly 79-0
AB 1620, by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont: “Exempts certain hazardous waste management activities from being regulated as treatment if the activity is conducted onsite or at a facility that has obtained a hazardous waste storage permit. Specifically, this bill exempts hazardous waste activities from Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) treatment permits for exhaust gas, flue gas, or other vapor stream, regardless of the source.”
Senate, 36-0; Assembly 78-0
AB 1718, by Hill: “This bill repeals and recasts existing requirements that must be met prior to the licensure of real estate brokers, to provide that the Real Estate Commissioner may grant an original real estate broker license to an applicant who (1) has passed the real estate broker license examination, (2) satisfied other specified requirements, (3) either held a real estate salesperson’s license, or (4) holds an active membership in the State Bar of California or has graduated from a four-year university with a specialization in real estate.”
Assembly, 71-1; Senate 36-0