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Summary of Legislative Action on the Budget Bill 1984-85 Fiscal Year

July 1, 1984 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of The 1984 Budget Act (AB 2313), The Budget Trailer Bill (SB 1379), and The Local Government Finance Bills (AB 1849/SB 794).

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The Impact of Chapter 42, Statues of 1980 on Burglary Rates and Sentencing Patterns

June 27, 1984 - Chapter 42, Statutes of 1980 (SB 1236 Beverly), prohibits the courts from granting probation to persons convicted of residential burglaries, except in unusual circumstances. This measure took effect January 1, 1981, and is scheduled to lapse on January 1, 1985. Senate Bill 1331 would extend the provisions of Ch 42/80 indefinitely.

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Evaluation of the Energy and Resources Fund

May 1, 1984 - Chapter 899, Statutes of 1980, created the Energy and Resources Fund (ERF) and designated it as one of eight special funds to receive allocations from tidelands oil revenues. Under the provisions of Ch 899/80, the ERF will terminate on June 30, 1984. This measure requires the Legislative Analyst to review the programs and projects funded from the ERF and submit an evaluation to the Legislature, including any recommendations for changes in the statutory funding criteria or priorities. This report is submitted pursuant to that requirement.

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Evaluation of the Energy and Resources Fund

May 1, 1984 - Chapter 899, Statutes of 1980, created the Energy and Resources Fund (ERF) and designated it as one of eight special funds to receive allocations from tidelands oil revenues. Under the provisions of Ch 899/80, the ERF will terminate on June 30, 1984. This measure requires the Legislative Analyst to review the programs and projects funded from the ERF and submit an evaluation to the Legislature, including any recommendations for changes in the statutory funding criteria or priorities. This report is submitted pursuant to that requirement.

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Implementation of the Early Retirement Program as Authorized by SB 307 Chapter 680/1982

April 2, 1984 - On August 30, 1982, SB 307 was signed into law (Chapter 680, Statutes of 1982). This legislation provided the authority for the Governor to implement what is commonly referred to as the early retirement or "golden handshake" program. The purpose of the legislation was to provide State management with a mechanism to reduce the impact of or to avoid the necessity for personnel reductions by making early retirement available to eligible employees (it should be noted that the program was not intended to be an employee benefit program).

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The Use of Lease-Purchase Arrangements to Acquire State Prisons

April 1, 1984 - The State of California has a pressing need to provide more capacity to house inmates in the state's prison system. As of March 1984, there were 38,482 inmates in the prison system which has a design capacity for only 27,000 inmates. Moreover, the Department of Corrections expects the inmate population to increase to 52,345 by 1987.

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The Use of Lease or Lease-Purchase Arrangements to Acquire State Prisons

April 1, 1984 - The State of California has a pressing need to provide more capacity to house inmates in the state's prison system. As of March 1984, there were 38,482 inmates in the prison system which has a design capacity for only 27,000 inmates. Moreover, the Department of Corrections expects the inmate population to increase to 52,345 by 1987.

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Hazardous Substances Control Programs

March 29, 1984 - Statement of the Legislative Analyst to the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy.

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Review of State Waste to Energy Programs

February 29, 1984 - Statement to the Senate Special Committee on Solid and Hazardous Waste February 29, 1984. As requested by the Committee, we have prepared this review of state programs that involve, in one way or another, the conversion of nonhazardous solid wastes to energy. This review consists of three sections. The first section deals with the conversion of biomass wastes to energy; the second section with the conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) to energy; and the third section summarizes the role of state financing authorities and of tax incentives in promoting the conversion of wastes to energy.

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Summary of Recommended Legislative Changes Contained in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill

February 1, 1984 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill. All of the recommendations contained in this report are discussed in greater detail in the Analysis. This report merely (1) summarizes our analysis of the issues involved, (2) outlines the contents of the recommended legislation, and (3) presents our estimate of the fiscal effect from enacting the legislation.

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Summary of Recommendations in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill

February 1, 1984 - In the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill, we report the results of our detailed examination of the Governor's spending proposals for the coming budget year. This document summarizes, by program area, the principal findings and recommendations set forth in the Analysis. It also shows how approval of these recommendations would affect the state's fiscal conditions.

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A Review of the Access Assistance for the Deaf Program

February 1, 1984 - The Deaf Access program (DAP) was established by Ch 1193/80 (AB 2980). The program provides funds to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for contracts with local agencies to provide specified services to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

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A.B. 780

February 1, 1984 - AB 780 is a bill that would increase the refundable deposit the sponsors of initiatives have to put down at the time they submit their initiatives to the Attorney General for a title.

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A Review of the Access Assistance for the Deaf Program

February 1, 1984 - The Deaf Access program (DAP) was established by Ch 1193/80 (AB 2980). The program provides funds to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for contracts with local agencies to provide specified services to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

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Summary of Recommendations in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill

February 1, 1984 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill.