2017-2018 Bills Introduced by Assemblymember Grayson

AB 358- Creates regional economic development areas around military bases that have been transferred to a local government agency, and allows those areas to be prioritized for regional, state and federal grants. This bill would facilitate the development of high-potential zones into vibrant commercial and residential areas.

AB 399- Allows the GoMentum driverless autonomous vehicle testing project to continue for up to one year after the Department of Motor Vehicles promulgates its deployment rules for autonomous vehicles.

AB 492- Protects consumers and homeowners by preventing solicitors from misleadingly charging exorbitant fees for public records that they can obtain more easily and cheaply from county or state offices.

AB 704- Allows multidisciplinary teams to share confidential information with each other that would allow law enforcement to more effectively prevent, identify, and respond to human trafficking and domestic violence crimes.

AB 852- Promotes transparency by requiring cities and counties to include additional information regarding housing development applications in their annual reports to the Legislature. 

AB 879- Improves current Planning and Zoning Law by requiring cities and counties to consider additional relevant factors in the development of housing, including long and short term economic trends, when adopting a general plan for land use.

AB 998- Increases transparency in the waitlist process for admission to a Veterans’ home by requiring information to be made available online in a clear format. Currently, a veteran can wait for a long time for a spot in one of the homes, with no online-accessible way to find out his/her current spot. This bill would reduce that uncertainty.   

AB 1116- Establishes the Critical Incident Stress Management Services Act to provide first responders exposed to traumatic events with timely and confidential support services by trained professionals. This bill would make sure that any information conveyed to a critical incident stress management team member stays confidential in order to protect first responders.

AB 1242- Makes sure a manager of an apartment complex is able to respond quickly and effectively to communications and inquiries from residents

AB 1382- Provides free STEM Courses to community college students who graduate from a California high school.  

AB 1469- Removes one of the key factors that hinder a low-income student from getting to school, by requiring a school that receives Title 1 federal funding to provide free transportation to and from school for its students

AB 1507- Requires certain local agencies that receive tax increment or state funds to have a capital improvement program

AB 1536- Creates a fund to support the creation of a streamlined credentialing process for STEM professionals and provide grants to said professionals who want to obtain a teaching credential through this streamlined process.

AB 1655- Increases accountability and transparency in University of California cost reporting by requiring that the reported total cost of education be based on publicly available financial information, and differentiated by academic level and discipline. This bill would ensure the Legislature can more accurately determine levels of financial support to UC, and would provide a way to hold UC accountable whenever tuition is increased or decreased.

AB 1674- Increases fair access to the University of California for resident undergraduate students by ensuring that qualified California students are not denied admission in favor of less qualified out-of-state and international students.