SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to support California's veterans and active duty military personnel and their families.
The Governor signed the following bills 9-27-14:
- AB 13 by Assemblymember Connie Conway (R-Tulare): Requires the
California Community Colleges and the California State University to
update in-state tuition rate policies for eligible veterans to ensure
compliance with the federal Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability
Act of 2014 and state law. Requests these updates of the University of
California as well.
- AB 186 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego): Requires
Department of Consumer Affairs licensing entities to provide military
spouses and domestic partners licensed in another state with a 12-month
temporary license to practice their profession in California if they
meet certain conditions.
- AB 585 by Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale): Requires the
California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to develop a
prioritized list of uses for unused or underutilized nonresidential real
property it owns.
- AB 614 by Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside): Ensures that a
veteran with 70 percent or more service disability receiving
intermediate care or skilled nursing care in a veterans home shall have
their account deemed paid in full by the amounts paid on their behalf by
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- AB 919 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara): Permits
veterans who are itinerant vendors to receive a refund of sales taxes
paid to the Board of Equalization between April 1, 2002 and April 1,
- AB 935 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier Jr. (D-Oakley): Allows
veterans to apply for a driver's license or identification card
featuring a "Veteran" designation.
- AB 1397 by the Committee on Veterans Affairs: Requires the California
Department of Human Resources to collect and report on data regarding
the veterans preference system in state hiring.
- AB 1453 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton): Requires
CalVet to cooperate with local government bodies in Orange County to
design, construct and equip a state-owned and operated Southern
California Veterans Cemetery in the City of Irvine and establishes
eligibility for interment.
- AB 1509 by Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale): Requires CalVet to
develop a transition assistance program for veterans who have been
discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any
- AB 1518 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton):
Authorizes the California National Guard Adjutant General to receive
federal funding to implement a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program.
- AB 1589 by Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier Jr. (D-Oakley): Requires an
elections official to arrange electronic delivery of a ballot to a
military or overseas voter who makes a standing request for all
elections, eliminating the requirement that the individuals renew their
email address every two years.
- AB 1821 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park):
Establishes the Medical Foster Home Pilot Program and authorizes USDVA
facilities to create a medical foster home not subject to licensure or
regulation as a residential care facility for the elderly.
- AB 2215 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego): Allows a
veteran's family or legal representatives to file a copy of a veteran's
military discharge document with a county recorder without the consent
of the veteran.
- AB 2263 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena): Authorizes a
veterans service organization to volunteer as a veterans service
advocate at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- AB 2664 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton): Transfers
all funds in the California Military Family Relief Fund to the
California Military Department Support Fund.
- SB 842 by Senator Stephen T. Knight (R-Palmdale): Requires the
California Department of Transportation to construct directional signs
on state highways for each veterans home in the state.
- SB 1110 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara): Requires the
court to inform active duty or veteran status defendants of restorative
relief rights available to them and requires the Judicial Council to
include information about the provisions in its military service form.
- SB 1113 by Senator Stephen T. Knight (R-Palmdale): Extends the statute
of limitations for a veteran with a 100 percent service disability to
claim a disabled veteran property tax exemption refund from four to
- SB 1226 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana): Expedites the Department
of Consumer Affairs boards and bureaus' initial licensure process for
veteran applicants who were active duty and stationed in California and
authorizes prospective proprietary private security officers to submit
verification of military training in lieu of a course in security
- SB 1227 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley): Authorizes a court to
create a diversion program for active duty military personnel or
veterans who commit misdemeanors and who are suffering from
service-related trauma or substance abuse.
- SB 1440 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis): Requires that non-veteran
spouses living in the Veterans Homes of California pay the same fees as