Assemblyman Voepel introduces 2020 Legislative Package

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                     Assemblyman Voepel introduces 2020 Legislative Package

 

Sacramento-Assemblyman Randy Voepel has introduced his 2020 Legislative Package that works to address hot topics such as insurance, housing, veteran’s affairs, and providing exemptions for several industries from AB 5 (2019).  The legislative package aims to ensure Californians are able to continue to work as independent contractors in the industries that they choose.

AB 1931- Protects Insurance Agents by preventing individuals from obtaining their contact information and current location from the Department of Insurance website. 

AB 1934- Creates a streamline process for creating affordable housing near city transits.

AB 1935- Asks the Department of Veteran Affairs to conduct a study and report back to the California State Legislature as to why the rate of female suicide is higher in this state in comparison to other places and genders.

AB 1955- Increases the minimum sentence for individuals convicted of assaulting a law enforcement service animal by 1 additional year.  In cases in which a serious injury is inflicted on the animal, the bill would require 2 years be added to the minimum sentence and mandate that the time be served in state prison rather than a county jail.

AB 1962- Exempts sales and use taxes assessed on the construction of senior housing in the State of California. This measure ensures that the state meets the senior housing unit goals.

AB 1971- Lowers the 7-day cooling period for the reverse mortgage process to 3 days. This measure works to create efficiency in the process.

AB 1972- Exempts all collector motor vehicles from smog check requirements.

AB 2044- Prohibits an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) from being considered as a newly constructed building for purposes of a specified provision of the California Energy Code.

AB 2046-would equalize the field by protecting disabled veterans in the same way that other non-veteran disabled obligators are protected.

AB 2160- Clarifies and defines a “firearm classroom” for the purposes of re-certification. 

AB 2226- Excludes Veteran retirement payments from taxation by the State.

AB 2281- Allows California veterans and current military personnel to have access to California State Parks free of charge after displaying proof of their service.

AB 2979-Exempts interpreters and translators (i.e. Court Interpreters) from the requirements of AB 5.

AB 3136- Exempts certified shorthand reporters from AB 5.

AB 3137- Permits former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, upon retirement, to return to a community college to continue their schooling from where they left off prior to entering the service. 

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Assemblyman Randy Voepel represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro - Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Jamul, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center.