2013-14 Budget Bills

Monday, August 12, 2013
Subject Asm

AB 110

The Budget Act:  Contains appropriations for all aspects of state government that implement the budget plan negotiated between the Governor and legislative Democrats. 




AB 74

Human Services:  Enacts statutory changes necessary to implement the 2013 Budget Act.  The bill increases General Fund expenditures by hundreds of millions of dollars annually and unwinds CalWORKs reforms adopted in the 2012 Budget. 




AB 75

Alcohol and Drug Programs:  Enacts the elimination of the Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs by shifting its programs to the Department of Health Care Services & the Department of Public Health.




AB 82

Health:  Enacts various health program changes.  Partially restores adult dental benefits for the Medi-Cal Program, restores the Medi-Cal enteral nutrition benefit, and allows former foster children to remain enrolled in Medi-Cal beyond the age of 21.




AB 85

Health and Human Services:  Reclaims county funds to support the state's implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act, significantly increases CalWORKs cash grants, and reduces support to regions that lack county hospitals.




AB 86

K-12 Education:  Reduces the state’s annual funding deferrals by $2 billion, from $8.2 billion to $6.2 billion, appropriates $1.25 billion in one-time funding to implement new “common core” academic standards, and establishes the California Career Pathways Trust, a career technical education program among other changes. 




AB 89

Developmental Services:  Requires DDS to submit a plan addressing the future of high-cost developmental centers, and standardizes the policy for paying insurance deductibles and copayments on behalf of consumers among other changes.




AB 92

General Government:  Clarifies how the wind-down of the "triple flip" will be accomplished to hold local governments harmless, establishes a reporting requirement for taxpayers that take advantage of tax benefits associated with like-kind real estate property exchanges, and extends the liquidation period for Proposition 1C funds granted for Transit Oriented Development and Infill Incentive Grants.




AB 93

Economic Development: Taxation: Credits, Deductions, Exemptions, and Net Operating Loss:

Eliminates all enterprise zones (including EZs, MEAs, TTAs, and LAMBRAs) and their associated state tax incentives, allowing previously earned credits to be carried over to 10 future years.  Also,

(1) Establishes a sales tax exemption on manufacturing and Research and Development equipment for 4.5 years statewide and seven years in Enterprise Zones and designated census tracts,

(2) Establishes a new hiring credit within designated census tracts and former enterprise zones for seven years (from January 1, 2014 to January 1,2021), and

(3) Authorizes GO-Biz to award up to $200 million in tax credits annually to businesses seeking to locate to California.




AB 94

Higher Education:  Establishes a new Middle Class Scholarship Program to reduce tuition costs of UC and CSU students with family incomes above the Cal Grant eligibility limits but below $150,000.  Reforms UC capital outlay debt processes by shifting existing lease-revenue bond debt into UC’s main support appropriation and authorizes UC to “restructure” the debt to free up funds for pension costs, and to use & pledge its state General Fund support appropriation for capital expenditures - both “pay-as-you-go” and capital bond debt.  Earmarks $15 million from existing UC funds for the UC Riverside medical school.  Authorizes the California Student Aid Commission to accept fees from other states in return for technical assistance with implementation of those states’ “Dream Acts” among other changes. 





AB 97

K-12 Education - Local Control Funding Formula:

Enacts a “local control funding formula” to replace California’s existing system of school funding, beginning in 2013-14.  Eliminates “revenue limits” and most categorical program funding and instead provides base grants that vary by grade span, plus supplemental grants for English learners, low-income pupils and foster youth, plus concentration grants for districts with high percentages of those pupils.  Expands local control over the expenditure of school funds.




AB 98

Seismic Safety Fee:  Imposes a 15 cent tax on all insured properties in California to generate revenue to support the operation of the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.




AB 113

SOS Business Filings Workload:  Appropriates $1.6 million from the Business Fees Fund to the Secretary of State's Office for costs associated with reducing the processing time for business filings and to report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the 30th of each month on the progress in achieving those reductions.