October 27, 2022
California Federation of Republican Women
Janet Price, President
Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee
Karen Contreras, Elaine Freeman,
Theresa Speake, and Cheryl Sullivan
Issue #41– 10/27/22- By the CFRW Legislative Analysts Committee: Theresa Speake, Karen Contreras, Lou Ann Flaherty Please share this info. in your club newsletters/websites. Comments/Questions: E-mail: email@example.com
SB 834 Tax-exempt status: insurrection.
The Corporation Tax Law, in modified conformity with federal law, provides an exemption from the taxes imposed by those laws for specified organizations. Existing law provides that tax-exempt status, under certain circumstances, may be suspended or revoked.
Existing federal law defines various crimes against the established republican form of government, including treason, insurrection, and seditious conspiracy, as provided.
This bill would authorize the Attorney General to make a finding that a tax-exempt organization has actively engaged in, or incited the active engagement in, acts or conspiracies defined as criminal under specified federal law, and likely to produce imminent violation of that federal law. The bill would require the Attorney General to notify the Franchise Tax Board of such a finding, and would state the existing authority of the Franchise Tax Board to revoke the tax-exempt status of the organization found to be in violation.
VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 9/22/22. In Senate. Consideration of Governor’s veto pending.
UPDATE ON PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BILLS
AB 1227 Firearms and ammunition: excise tax – Existing law establishes the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program, administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections, to award grants for the purpose of violence intervention and prevention.
This bill, the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Act, would, commencing July 1, 2023, impose an excise tax in the amount of 10% of the sales price of a handgun and 11% of the sales price of a long gun, rifle, firearm precursor part, and ammunition, as specified.
The tax would be collected by the state pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law. The bill would require that the revenues collected be deposited the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing and Recovery Fund, which the bill would establish in the State Treasury.
The bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, and thus would require the passage the approval of 2/3 of the membership of each house of the Legislature.
Urgency Clause refused adoption in the Senate on 9/1/22.
SB 866 Minors: Vaccine Consent – Existing law prescribes various circumstances under which a minor may consent to their medical care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian.
These circumstances include, among others, authorizing a minor 12 years of age or older who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.
This bill would additionally authorize a minor 15 years of age or older to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. The bill would authorize a vaccine provider, as defined, to administer a vaccine pursuant to the bill, but would not authorize the vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.
Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member on 8/31/22.
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