Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans Governor Signs AB 1453

by Laura Perdew on September 30, 2014

OC Veterans CemetaryCalifornia Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1453, by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton). It is legislation that will establish an Orange County Veterans Cemetery.

“This meaningful piece of legislation…contributes to Orange County’s proud military history. By advocating for veterans in Orange County to have a final resting place, we are solidifying our commitment to honor the sacrifices that all veterans have made,” stated Chair of the State Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee Quirk-Silva. “I want to thank the countless veterans and veteran organizations who have worked tirelessly on behalf of this issue.”

During a special event, Quirk-Silva and other elected officials and community leaders will recognize the significance of AB 1453 and other recently signed measures that support California’s veterans. The event will be held at the Walter Ehlers Community Center in Buena Park (in front of the Veterans Monument), 8150 Knott Ave., in Buena Park on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 p.m.

To RSVP, email Tige.Richardson@asm.ca.gov or call (714) 526-7272.

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In an important step toward strengthening the state’s business climate California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Sept. 30 signed several bills into law.

The bills include:

  • AB 229 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles): Authorizes a city or county to form an infrastructure financing district to finance projects on a former military base and dedicate any portion of its funds from the RDA Property Tax Trust Fund to the district. Also allows district to finance projects in former RDA areas.
  • AB 337 by Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach): Updates California’s international trade strategy to include an evaluation of the ports of entry to the state and their capacity for handling international trade, including industrial and postconsumer secondary material, originating from or destined for other states.
  • AB 520 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast): Expands the types of licensees that may provide instructional tasting events regarding wine or distilled spirits at on-sale retail licensed premises.
  • AB 983 by Assemblymember Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore): Makes updates to the California Self Storage law that make it more current with other states.
  • AB 2109 by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim): Requires the State Controller to report annually on the imposition of each locally assessed parcel tax, as specified, and requires each county, city, and special district to provide any information required by the Controller in order to complete the report.
  • AB 2289 by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim): Allows for the electronic filing of documents relating to several industries regulated by the Department of Business Oversight.
  • AB 2292 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland): Allows local communities to use infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism that requires voter approval, to create communitywide broadband projects.
  • SB 614 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis): Allows a local agency, until January 1, 2025, to use tax increment financing in a newly formed or reorganized district to fund infrastructure improvements in disadvantaged unincorporated communities.
  • SB 628 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose): Allows local agencies to create enhanced infrastructure financing districts to finance specified infrastructure projects and facilities.
  • SB 1228 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego): Continues the existence of the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund in order to receive revenues from new funding sources and governs the expenditure of those funds.

For full text of all the bills legislated by Governor Brown on Sept. 30, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.

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