CSL PROPOSALS ARE NOW LEGISLATIVE BILLS
The following 2012 California Senior Legislature proposals are now in legislative bill form (brief summaries are provided):
SB 1047 (Senator Elaine Alquist)
Establishes a missing person advisory called "Silver Alert" to protect persons suffering from dementia-related conditions and who as a result, might wander away from home.
SP-10 Senior Senator Joe Murphy (Tracy)
AB 2010 (Assemblymember Susan Bonilla)
Reverse Mortgage Transparency Act
Requires reverse mortgages to allow the borrower to determine the consequences of the mortgage based on their personal situation, financial circumstances, or health, short and long-term care needs.
AP-32 Senior Assembly Member Shirley Krohn (Walnut Creek)
SB 1198 (Senator Ron Calderon)
Homeless Senior Veterans: Increased Benefits
Creates the State Cal-Vet Program to raise awareness of senior homeless veterans' programs and to provide rental housing benefits for them.
AP-24 Senior Assembly Member Art Serrin (Carlsbad)
AB 1525 (Assemblymember Michael Allen)
Financial Elder Abuse: Money Transmitters
Requires that money wire transfer services be included in the definition of mandatory reporters of suspected financial elder abuse.
AP-15 Senior Assembly Member Charles Molnar (Santa Cruz)
AB 2141 (Assemblymember Jim Silva)
Requires that a two-year punishment enhancement be added for identity theft from a victim aged 65 years or older.
AP-11 Senior Assembly Member Dieter Kammerer (Fountain Valley)
AB 1737 (Assemblymember Wilmer Carter)
Amends the Mello-Granlund Older Californian's Act to define disability.
SP-18 (2007 proposal) former Senior Senator Kitty Mesler (Fontana)
AB 2374 (Assemblymember Roger Hernandez)
Prohibits a consumer credit card reporting agency from charging a person who is 65 years old or older a fee placing a security freeze on his/her credit report.
AP-25 Senior Assembly Member Richard Shontz (West Hills)
TWO-YEAR ASSEMBLY AND SENATE BILLS
AB 579 (Assemblymember Monning)
Mobile Home Loss of Equity
Permits the award of attorney's fees and, in some cases, other litigation expenses, to a local governmental entity in an action brought by the owner of a mobilehome park to challenge the validity or application of a local ordinance, rule, regulation, or initiative measure that regulates space rent or is intended to benefit or protect residents in a mobilehome park, if the local governmental entity is determined to be the prevailing party.
2011 CSL Proposal AP-23/Molnar (Santa Cruz)
SB 345 (Senator Lois Wolk)
Ensures that that the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has the ability to act independently to fulfill Federal and State mandates on behalf of residents of California's long-term care facilities.
2011 CSL Proposal AP-32/Krohn (Walnut Creek)
Read more information about hearing dates and other issues related to these bills by visiting the CSL website at www.4csl.org.