Legislative Session - 2021-2022

This bill updates and changes portion of the Apiary Protection Act (APA), primarily changing the makeup of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Apiary Advisory board, revising definitions, and updating provisions to reflect current technology and industry best practices.
Repeals a provision that allows incumbent broadband providers to block grants from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for broadband deployment by pledging to expand in the same area within six months (i.e. “right of first refusal”).  Eliminates a process that can be used to prevent competition and delay broadband deployment in unserved areas.
This bill would extend the offense of impersonating another person on an internet website for the purpose of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person to include impersonation through means of an electronic communication device including a cellular telephone or device.