Sen. Cannella Legislation Become Law

Friday, July 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce that four important measures he authored in the 2017-18 Legislative Session were signed into law. As with much of Cannella’s legislation throughout his eight years in the Senate, these bills focus on needs in his 12th Senate District and on pro-free market principles.

SB 903 — This bill authorizes StanCOG, a transportation planning agency, to consider population density when allotting transit funds. Since Stanislaus County has relatively fewer residents, some transit providers are disadvantaged when trying to meet the needs of their diverse communities.

SB 907 — With the support of Merced County, this measure will continue the practice of transferring the duties of the county road commissioner to the Department of Public Works Director.

SB 920 — This bill would continue the practice of allowing persons who are licensed design professionals (architects, engineers and land surveyors) to form limited liability partnerships (LLP). These forms of LLP’s increase the flexibility and stability in this industry.

SB 1098 — This bill limits application fees for geologists-in-training, requires fees for licensure exams to only be the cost of administering them, and requires the Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists to set all other fees by regulation.

“One of the hallmarks of my legislation in the Senate has been to resolve challenges specific to Central California and to encourage a more business-friendly California. These recently signed bills will add to those accomplishments,” Cannella continued. “I appreciate the efforts of the community members and staff who worked diligently toward the passage of these important measures that benefit our area and the state.”