BILL NUMBER: AB 1348	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 14, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 26, 2015

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Irwin

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2015

   An act to  amend Section 12096.3 of   add
Section 65040.11.5 to  the Government Code, relating to state
government.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1348, as amended, Irwin.  Governor's Office of Business
and Economic Development.   State Clearinghouse. 

   The Economic Revitalization Act establishes the Governor's Office
of Business and Economic Development, also known as "GO-Biz," to
serve the Governor as the lead entity for economic strategy and the
marketing of California on issues relating to business development,
private sector investment, and economic growth. The act authorizes
GO-Biz to perform numerous functions in this regard, including, among
others, coordinating the development of policies and criteria to
ensure that federal grants administered or directly expended by state
government advance statewide economic goals and objectives.
 
   Existing law establishes the State Clearinghouse as the office
designated by the Governor as the clearinghouse for information from
the federal Office of Management and Budget in accordance with
federal law. 
   This bill would  additionally authorize the office to
 establish a federal grant  administrator 
 administrator, within the State Clearinghouse,  who
 serves   is designated   by the
Governor and authorized to serve  as a  single
point-of-contact   primary point of contact  for
information on federal grants related to  business
development, private sector investment, economic growth, and local
government,   community, economic, and local
development,  and  provides coordinating functions
  serve as a coordinator  to manage and maximize
federal grant opportunities within the state, as provided. 
This   The  bill would further authorize the
 office   federal grant administrator  to
maintain information on  its   the  
Office of Planning and Research's  Internet Web site relating to
federal  grants and other grant opportunities. 
 grants. The bill would require the federal grant administrator
to, on or before January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, to prepare
a summary of federal grant funding to the state that includes, among
other performance metrics, the total federal dollars received by the
state through federal grants during the report year. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   SECTION 1.    Section 65040.11.5 is added to the
  Government Code   , to read:  
   65040.11.5.  (a) There is in state government, within the State
Clearinghouse, the federal grant administrator who is an individual
designated by the Governor to serve as the state's primary point of
contact for information on federal grants related to community,
economic, and local development.
   (b) The federal grant administrator may to do any of the
following:
   (1) Work with representatives from state and local government,
nonprofit organizations, foundations, institutions of higher
learning, and other interested parties on applying for and managing
federal grants.
   (2) Identify employees within state government with expertise in
federal grant management.
   (3) Support the establishment of a statewide network of
individuals who serve as point of contact for federal grant
opportunities, including, but not limited to, individuals in local
governments, special districts, institutions of higher education,
nonprofit organizations, and foundations.
   (4) Provide or facilitate the provision of in-person and online
training to encourage and improve the ability to pursue and manage
federal grants.
   (5) Develop and maintain information on the Office of Planning and
Research's Internet Web Site related to new federal grant
opportunities, grant management best practices, and other resources
to support the ability of state and local governments and nonprofit
organizations to apply and manage federal grants.
   (c) On or before January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the
federal grant administrator shall prepare a summary of federal grant
funding to the state that includes, but is not limited to, all of the
following performance metrics:
   (1) Number of federal grants awarded to the state during the three
years prior to the establishment of the federal grant administrator
and during the report year.
   (2) Number of completed federal grant applications submitted by
the state during the report year.
   (3) Total federal dollars received by the state through federal
grants during the report year.
   (4) Total federal grant dollars expended by the state during the
report year.
   (5) Total federal grant dollars received in the state by school
districts and local governments during the report year.
   (6) Number of training sessions hosted by the federal grant
administrator and attendance at those events during the report year.
   (7) Other relevant information regarding federal grant activities
within the state during the report year, as determined by the federal
grant administrator.  
  SECTION 1.    Section 12096.3 of the Government
Code is amended to read:
   12096.3.  The office shall serve the Governor as the lead entity
for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues
relating to business development, private sector investment, and
economic growth. In this capacity, the office may do any of the
following:
   (a) Recommend to the Governor and the Legislature new state
policies, programs, and actions, or amendments to existing programs,
advance statewide economic goals and respond to emerging economic
problems and opportunities, and ensure that all state policies and
programs conform to the adopted state economic and business
development goals.
   (b) Coordinate the development of policies and criteria to ensure
that federal grants administered or directly expended by state
government advance statewide economic goals and objectives.
   (c) Market the business and investment opportunities available in
California by working in partnership with local, regional, federal,
and other state public and private institutions to encourage business
development and investment in the state.
   (d) Provide, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Economic and demographic data.
   (2) Financial information to help link businesses with state and
local public and private programs.
   (3) Workforce information, including, but not limited to, labor
availability, training, and education programs.
   (4) Transportation and infrastructure information.
   (5) Assistance in obtaining state and local permits.
   (6) Information on tax credits and other incentives.
   (7) Permitting, siting, and other regulatory information pertinent
to business operations in the state.
   (e) Establish a well-advertised telephone number, an interactive
Internet Web site, and an administrative structure that effectively
supports the facilitation of business development and investment in
the state.
   (f) Encourage collaboration among research institutions, startup
companies, local governments, venture capitalists, and economic
development agencies to promote innovation.
   (g) In cooperation with the federal government, foster
relationships with overseas entities to improve the state's image as
a destination for business investment and expansion.
   (h) Conduct research on the state's business climate, including,
but not limited to, research on how the state can remain on the
leading edge of innovation and emerging sectors.
   (i) Support small businesses by providing information about
accessing capital, complying with regulations, and supporting state
initiatives that support small business.
   (j) (1) Establish a federal grant administrator who serves as a
single point-of-contact for information on federal grants related to
business development, private sector investment, economic growth, and
local government, and provides coordinating functions to manage and
maximize federal grant opportunities. A federal grant administrator
may do any of the following:
   (A) Establish a statewide network of individuals who serve as a
point-of-contact for federal grant opportunities in their respective
state agencies and departments, local governments, institutions of
higher education, and foundations.
   (B) Provide in-person and online training for individuals who
serve as a point-of-contact to encourage and improve the pursuit of
federal grant opportunities.
   (C) Identify employees within state government with expertise in
federal grant management and knowledge of state government structure
and responsibilities.
   (D) On or before January 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, create
and post on the office's Internet Web site a report that tracks
annual federal grant funding to the state that includes, but is not
limited to, all of the following performance metrics:
   (i) Number of federal grants awarded to the state.
   (ii) Number of completed applications.
   (iii) Total dollars received by the state.
   (iv) Total dollars received in the state by schools and local
governments.
   (v) Number of training sessions hosted by the federal grant
administrator and attendance at those events.
   (vi) The extent to which individuals in the statewide network who
serve as a point-of-contact have met and coordinated efforts.
   (2) Maintain information on the office's Internet Web site
relating to federal grant information, including, but not limited to,
relevant information from the federal government, www.grants.gov, or
a successor Internet Web site operated by the federal government,
subgrants, state grants, local grants, and foundation grants.