Important government hearings

In case you were assuming that our legislators are working on the state’s broken budget, the following is from today’s Senate Daily File and is a Governmental Organization committee hearing:

                            GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
                                  WRIGHT, Chair
                  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
S.B. No.   907  Liu. Office of Federal Funding Information and Assis-
                tance: establishment.
S.B. No.  1044  Harman. Alcohol beverage control: events.
S.B. No.  1090  Cedillo. Bingo: remote caller bingo.
S.B. No.  1096  Wiggins. Alcoholic beverages: tied-house restrictions.
S.B. No.  1231  Corbett. Public contracts: state agency: sweatshop labor:
                slave and sweat free code of conduct.
                                  PAVLEY, Chair
                               9:30 a.m. - Room 112
S.B. No.   889  Aanestad. Vacuum or suction dredge equipment: permits:
                refund. (Urgency)
S.B. No.   904  Hollingsworth. Hunting: commercial hunting clubs.
S.B. No.  1034  Ducheny. Archaeological resources: civil penalties.
S.B. No.  1058  Harman. Game hunting.
S.B. No.  1103  Aanestad. Surface mining: idle mines: low gross exemp-
S.B. No.  1173  Wolk. Recycled water.
S.B. No.  1349  Cogdill. Endangered species: experimental populations.
S.J.R. No.   18 Simitian. Marine aquaculture.

Notice the “Bingo” and “Sweatshop” bills — I know how important it is to regulate those dangerous Bingo games.

Don’t we already have sweatshop laws?

Then of course, in the Natural Sources committee, the big game hunting and hunting clubs, a scourge on society, must be dealt with in the California State Senate.

And not to leave the Assembly out, from the Assembly File hearing,


10 a.m. – State Capitol,Room 447


Measure: Author: Summary:

A.B. No. 1693 Ma. Building standards: code adoption cycle.

A.B. No. 1736 Ma. Structural Fumigation Enforcement Program.

A.B. No. 1737 Eng. State agencies: collection of demographic data.

A.B. No. 1746 Emmerson. Architects: continuing education.

A.B. No. 1762 Hayashi. Real estate.

A.B. No. 1767 Hill. Physicians and surgeons: expert testimony.

A.B. No. 1809 Smyth. Home inspections: energy audits.

A.B. No. 1820 Portantino. Office of the California Inspector General:


A.B. No. 1833 Logue. Regulations: economic impact analysis.

A.B. No. 1853 Huffman. Public contracts: bid preferences: employee
health care expenditures.

A.B. No. 1899 Eng. State agencies: information: Internet Web site.

A.B. No. 1996 Hill. Chiropractors: license renewal fee.

S.B. No. 700 Negrete McLeod. Healing arts: peer review.

Healing arts, Chiropractors, home inspections:energy audits — all pressing business, I am sure.

What about the $25 billion deficit, 12.5 percent unemployment, the 40,000 acres of farmland in the central valley that is being deprived of water where there is also 40 percent unemployment?

This is not the people’s business.

–Katy Grimes

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  1. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 23 March, 2010, 08:24

    Must have been a slow news day, eh.

    Although the Rabid Right is absorbed with the state budget…God forbid someone might try to raise revenue to help close the budget gap…there are other things going on in the state that need attention. This is a real cheap shot.

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  2. EastBayLarry
    EastBayLarry 23 March, 2010, 09:41

    {Steve is ok with how things are run in Sacto}

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  3. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 23 March, 2010, 10:16

    That’s pure garbage, Larry. I am NOT at all ok with how things are run in Sacto, especially how a right-wing minority can block any reasonable budget or a fair and stable tax system to adequately fund California’s future.

    Could it be that Larry is upset because the proposed “Structural Fumigation Enforcement Program” listed above might endanger some of the anti-government vermin that have infested the State Capitol?

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  4. Am newsgrl
    Am newsgrl 28 March, 2010, 15:32

    StevefromSacto…so appropriate to blame the right ( or the left,) when the problem most people have with the lawmakers in Sacramento is that they piss away our money, with very little accountability to the voter…and then whine that they don’t get enough tax money to piss away. As it is, we are some of the most heavily taxed citizens in the US. I don’t mind paying my fair share, but I would like my lawmakers to stop wasting my money, and work on important infrastructure issues. Mostly, I would like my government to stop kissing the butt of big labor, at the expense of schools, roads and bridges. It isn’t a partisan issue…it’s a fiscal issue.

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