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          AB 1585 (Accountability and Administrative Review Committee)
          As Amended  February 8, 2010
          2/3 vote.  Urgency
          |ASSEMBLY:  |77-0 |(September 2,   |SENATE: |35-0 |(February 11,  |
          |           |     |2009)           |        |     |2010)          |
           Original Committee Reference:   B. & P.  

           SUMMARY  :  Revises the procedure for mandatory and voluntary  
          reporting requirements and deletes obsolete reports.  

          The Senate amendments  :

          1)Clarify that reports required or requested by law be submitted  
            as a printed copy to the Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB) and  
            the Secretary of the Senate, and as an electronic copy to the  
            Chief Clerk of the Assembly. 

          2)Clarify that bills introduced or amended in either house of  
            the Legislature requiring a state agency to submit a report to  
            the Legislature or LCB, as specified, to include a provision  
            repealing or making inoperative the reporting requirement four  
            years after the due date of any report required every four or  
            more years.

          3)Clarify that the term "obsolete report" means a report that  
            has not been completed and filed and for which the date that  
            the report was required to be completed and filed was four or  
            more years after the initial report is submitted.

          4)Delete 282 obsolete reports and exclude 19 reports from being  

          5)Make technical and clarifying changes.

           EXISTING LAW  requires:

          1)Or requests various state and local agencies to submit reports  
            on specified topics to the Legislature, the Governor, or both.


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          2)That reports to be made to the Members of either house of the  
            Legislature to instead be submitted to LCB, the Secretary of  
            the Senate, and Chief Clerk of the Assembly, and a hard copy  
            to each member of the Legislature.

          3)LCB to prepare and publish a list of all the reports that  
            state and local agencies are required to submit, and upon  
            request, to provide aid and assistance to any Member of the  
            Legislature with respect to a bill, resolution, or measure,  
            including drafting a bill into its proper form.

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill is substantially similar to  
          the version approved by the Senate.
          FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee, pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8, negligible state costs.

           COMMENTS  :  According to the Assembly Accountability and  
          Administrative Review Committee, a conservative estimate of the  
          savings realized through this legislation is $5-8 million.

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Rebecca May / B. & P. / (916) 319-3301 

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