2017 - 2018 Legislation


AJR 28 - Would urge Congress and the President to pass legislation that would allow financial institutions to provide services to the cannabis industry.

AJR 28 Factsheet


AB 1065- Would create the crime of “Organized Retail Crime” in California statute, and would allow law enforcement to take any individual into custody if they had been caught stealing from retailers within the previous 180 days.

AB 1065 Factsheet


AB 1863- Would allow legal cannabis businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses from their state taxes.

AB 1863 Factsheet


AB 1892- Would expand existing transitional Cal-Fresh benefits to individual on various cash assistance programs.

AB 1892 Factsheet





AB 132, Los Angeles Olympics 2028

Provides the Governor with the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the state with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it provides financial assurance of $270 million that is required to bid for the Olympic Games.
Signed by the Governor 10/15, Chapter 836

AB 149, Personal Income Taxes: Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

Adds the “Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund” on the state personal income tax form for voluntary contributions, when space is available.
Signed by the Governor 10/2, Chapter 398

AB 493, Criminal Justice - Immigrants

Amends the Penal Code to protect suspected immigrants who otherwise can give evidence in a criminal investigation, to cooperate with the criminal justice system and not be subject to detention by a peace officer or turned over to federal immigration authorities. Applies to victims/witnesses of all crimes, not just hate crimes.
Signed by the Governor 9/1, Chapter 194

AB 575, Addiction Counselor Mandated Reporter

Adds Substance Use Counselors to the list of mandated reporters to protect elders and dependent adults from emotional, physical and financial abuse.
Signed by the Governor 10/2, Chapter 407

AB 785, Prohibits Gun Ownership for those with a Hate Crime

Adds the hate crime statute to a list of 10-year prohibition misdemeanors for gun ownership.
Signed by the Governor 10/15, Chapter 784

AB 1115, Second Chance

Authorizes a court to grant expungement relief for a petitioner previously convicted of an offense enumerated in Penal Code Section 1170 (H), if specified conditions are satisfied.
Signed by the Governor 09/1, Chapter 207

AB 1724, Los Angeles Football Club Tied-House Exemption

Authorizes the selling of alcoholic beverages at the Memorial Coliseum for soccer matches by the Los Angeles Football Club.
Signed by the Governor 10/4, Chapter 478

ACR 8, Post Traumatic "Street" Disorder

Post-traumatic “Street” Disorder (PTSD) is a form of PTSD, which is a mental health condition that is triggered by terrifying or traumatic events associated with living in highly segregated and deeply impoverished neighborhoods, where paralyzing violence or extreme poverty is either experienced or witnessed by residents.
Chaptered by Secretary of State 9/7, Res. Chapter 139