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Status:
Chaptered Oct. 8, 2011
Chaptered  
Location:
Secretary of State
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Location: Governor Governor
Oct. 8, 2011
Approved by the Governor.
 Version: Chaptered
Sept. 16, 2011
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 13, 2011
 Version: Enrolled
Sept. 9, 2011
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 25
Noes: 13
Abstain: 2
Sept. 9, 2011
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 25. Noes 13. Page 2451.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Sept. 8, 2011
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 60
Noes: 12
Abstain: 8
Sept. 8, 2011
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 60. Noes 12. Page 3045.) Ordered to the Senate.
Aug. 31, 2011
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Aug. 30, 2011
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
 Version: Amended Assembly
Aug. 29, 2011
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (August 25).
Aug. 25, 2011
 Vote: Asm Appropriations
Ayes: 17
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
Aug. 17, 2011
Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Aug. 16, 2011
Aug. 15, 2011
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 Version: Amended Assembly
July 12, 2011
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 Version: Amended Assembly
July 11, 2011
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 1.) (July 5).
July 5, 2011
 Vote: Asm Utilities and Commerce
Ayes: 10
Noes: 1
Abstain: 4
July 1, 2011
June 27, 2011
Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
June 24, 2011
June 22, 2011
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
 Version: Amended Assembly
June 16, 2011
Referred to Com. on U. & C.
June 2, 2011
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 24
Noes: 12
Abstain: 4
June 2, 2011
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 24. Noes 12. Page 1276.) Ordered to the Assembly.
May 31, 2011
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
 Version: Amended Senate
May 26, 2011
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 6
Noes: 2
Abstain: 1
May 25, 2011
Set for hearing May 26.
May 23, 2011
Placed on APPR. suspense file.
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 9
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
May 13, 2011
Set for hearing May 23.
May 11, 2011
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 Version: Amended Senate
May 10, 2011
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 4. Page 858.) (May 3).
May 3, 2011
 Vote: Sen Energy, Utilities and Communications
Ayes: 6
Noes: 4
Abstain: 1
May 2, 2011
April 29, 2011
Set for hearing May 3.
April 28, 2011
Set, first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.
April 26, 2011
April 14, 2011
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
 Version: Amended Senate
March 16, 2011
Set for hearing April 28.
March 10, 2011
Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
Feb. 20, 2011
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Feb. 18, 2011
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
 Version: Introduced
Headlines 1 - 9 (of 9):

More water-related legislation signed (or not) by Governor Brown
Aquafornia (SoCal water blog), Oct. 11, 2011
... by clicking here. Easier for local government agencies (including water agencies) to sell power: "SB 790, by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, strengthens existing law requiring privately owned utilities to cooperate with public power efforts. Among other provisions, the l ...

NEW: The Senator Doth Protest Too Much
CalWatchdog, Sept. 26, 2011
... Examiner titled, Claims Against CCA Bill Unfounded), claiming that my criticism of his bill, SB 790, is based on “falsehoods and innuendo” and is a “fanciful theory, a fantasy.” My stories, Legislation Boosts Union Trust Fund  and 'Gut and ame ...

California trade unions conspire to create slush fund from PLAs
Halfway To Concord (Contra Costa), Sept. 22, 2011
... ition to his proposed RICO level schemes as a "fanciful theory." Unfortunately, it's not a fantasy. SB 790 and other legislation rushed through the legislature in the past weeks represent a genuine California union conspiracy. This scheme is complicated, but when taxpayers put the ...

Oakland Tribune My Word: Bill was not hijacked and deserves to be signed
Bay Area News Group - East Bay - Opinion, Sept. 20, 2011
... y procuring greener energy for their residents and businesses. The Tribune has wrongly charged that SB790 "was hijacked" and that it "authorizes payments in PLAs (Project Labor Agreements) covering utility infrastructure projects to slush funds managed by construction union offic ...

Late amends leave advocates punched in the gut
Capitol Weekly, Sept. 15, 2011
... s desk. A pair of other bills had also been amended in the last few weeks to aid the PLA changes, SB 790 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and AB 436 by Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana. Similarly, SB 126 by Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, hadn†...

Union ‘Gut and Amend' Bills Slice Open CA
Fox & Hounds Daily, Sept. 9, 2011
... thored by Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino. AB 436 by Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana. And SB 790 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, are Why should we care? Because PLAs inflate the cost of construction significantly, and cost taxpayers more money on public projects. C ...

NEW: Fickle Rules in Assembly
CalWatchdog, Sept. 9, 2011
... rove, D-Bakersfield, attempted to use a prop on the Assembly floor as she participated in debate on SB 790 (Leno), a bill which would allow union trust funds to be enriched, without reporting accountability.  Assistant Speaker pro Tem Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Burbank, denied h ...

NEW: Legislation Boosts Union Trust Fund
CalWatchdog, Sept. 8, 2011
... piece of legislation contains obscure and unrelated amendments or provisions. Such is the case with SB 790 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. The bill has been amended seven times,  most recently on August 30. But it was in May when a strange provision was added to the bill, h ...

NEW: Union ‘Gut and Amend' Bills Slice Open CA
CalWatchdog, Sept. 8, 2011
... thored by Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino. AB 436 by Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana. And SB 790 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, are Why should we care? Because PLAs inflate the cost of construction significantly, and cost taxpayers more money on public projects. C ...

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