1. Assessments. The Department of Corporations (DOC) shall report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by February 1, 2001 on (1) the assessment levels necessary to operate its programs in a fiscally sound manner including its proposed assessment adjustments for the 2001-2002 fiscal year based upon the Governor's proposed 2001-2002 budget, (2) the impact on distributed administrative costs back to programs as a result of the creation of the Department of Managed Care, (3) the actions it is taking to ensure administrative efficiencies, and (4) any related program changes necessary to allow the DOC to operate within existing streams of revenue without the need to raise fees, taxes and/or assessment levels on the businesses the DOC regulates.
1. Intercity Rail Multiyear Performance Measures. The Department of Transportation shall submit annually on January 10 as part of its budget request to the Legislature and to the Secretary for Business, Transportation and Housing, a draft business plan for each intercity rail corridor which the department administers. The business plans should, beginning in 2001-02, include performance standards for state administered intercity rail corridors. These standards should be projected for three years into the future, and be revised on an ongoing annual basis. The standards should measure the usage (for example, ridership), cost-efficiency (for example, fare box ratio) and quality (for example, on-time performance) for intercity rail services funded by the state. Also, the regional boards administering any intercity rail service should incorporate these performance standards into their annual business plans.
Final business plans shall be submitted by the department to the Legislature and to the Secretary for Business, Transportation and Housing by April 15 of each year. Both the draft and final plans shall contain all of the business plan requirements set forth by Chapter 263, Statutes of 1996.
2. Federal Delegation of Authority to the Department of Transportation. By December 1, 2000, the department shall submit to the Legislature a report regarding the use and benefits of the programmatic agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Specifically, the report shall describe (a) the length of time categorical exclusions take under standard FHWA review; (b) the length of time categorical exclusions take under the programmatic agreement; and (c) the percentage of eligible projects using the programmatic agreement from 1998 to present.
3. Right-of-Way Activities and Environmental Document. The Department of Transportation shall submit a report to the Legislature by January 10, 2001 identifying criteria for projects that would be good candidates for beginning right-of-way acquisition prior to final approval of the environmental document. The criteria shall ensure compliance with state and federal law, while also seeking to maximize the time-savings benefits to be realized by beginning right-of-way acquisition prior to final approval of the environmental document. The department shall also work in cooperation with the California Transportation Commission to identify any needed clarifying language to current legislation in order to facilitate such acquisition practices.
4. Continuous Skills Training Program. By January 5, 2001 the Department of Transportation shall provide an interim report to the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the chair of the budget committee in each house, and the chair of the transportation policy committee in each house on the results of the proposed training program for capital outlay support. The department shall provide an additional report on September 1, 2001. Both reports shall include the following:
1. San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority. The San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority shall submit a report that details the work elements completed to date, the amount of funds expended, the work elements to be completed, and the estimated cost for completion of the remaining work elements. This information shall be reported to the appropriate legislative fiscal committees and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by December 15, 2000.
1. Racial Profiling. It is the intent of the Legislature that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report to the Legislature by September 30, 2000 with an analysis of data it is collecting on race and ethnicity of motor vehicle drivers stopped for traffic law enforcement purposes. In the report, the CHP should also include information being submitted to the CHP by other law enforcement agencies that are collecting data.
1. Aerospace Retention Initiative. Not later than March 1, 2001 and March 1, 2002, the Trade and Commerce Agency shall submit a progress report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the aerospace retention initiative and Joint Strike Fighter competition. The report shall identify specific measurable outcomes both expected and achieved for (a) the program as a whole, (b) the Staff Development Specialist, and (c) the contracted consultants. With respect to the consultants, the report shall also include a list of contracted consultants, the cost of each contract, and the specific expected and actual outcomes of each contract.
Reportable outcomes are to be attributable to this initiative and should include measures such as Department of Defense contracts awarded to California companies, taxes reduced, workforce training program accomplishments, and aerospace-related companies retained in and attracted to California, among other things. The report shall also discuss how the agency derived these measurements and attributed them to this initiative.
1. Small Business Loan Guarantee Program. The Secretary of Trade and Commerce shall report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by February 1, 2001 on the status of the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program. This report shall include an analysis of the loan default rate for this program as well as a comparison of the default rate to other default rates, such as those for the Small Business Administration loan program and commercial banks which make loans to small business. The report may make recommendations to the Legislature on how to minimize the default rate and/or how to make the program more efficient. The report shall also quantify the impact of this program on business expansion and job creation in the state.
1. Next Generation Internet Network. Not later than February 1, 2001 and by each November 1, the Trade and Commerce Agency shall submit a progress report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the Next Generation Internet Network project. For each application center, the report shall include (1) the federal, state, and CommerceNet funding; (2) an itemized budget highlighting authorized, expended, and encumbered funds; (3) personnel authorized and hired, with their salaries and benefits; and (4) a list of contracted consultants, the cost of each contract, and the specific expected and actual outcomes of each contract. For each application development project at each center, the report shall include (1) a project description, time line, and specific expected and achieved milestones and outcomes; (2) the industry and academic partners; and (3) the partners' respective financial commitments.
2. Implementation of Competitiveness Strategy. Manufacturing Technology Program. Upon receipt of the completed strategy required pursuant to Provision 4 of Item 2920-101 of the 1999 Budget Act, the Agency may release funds to the centers contingent upon presentation of an expenditure plan for the remainder of the 1999-00 fiscal year. Additional materials required pursuant to Provision 4 shall be submitted within 60 days of submission of the final competitiveness strategy document.
Not later than March 1, 2001, the Trade and Commerce Agency shall submit to the Governor and the Legislature a status report concerning implementation of the competitiveness strategy for this program, including fiscal and performance data allowing comparison of manufacturing center operations.
3. Space Commerce. Not later than February 1, 2001 and by each November 1, the Trade and Commerce Agency shall submit a progress report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the Space Flight and Highway to Space Competitive Grant programs and the VentureStar project. For each of the three programs, the report shall include (1) the criteria used to evaluate project applications and (2) a list of applicants, with a description of each proposed project and its total cost, separated by fund sources. For each approved project, the report shall also identify a time line and specific, measurable milestones and outcomes, both expected and achieved.
4. Trade and Commerce Agency--E-Commerce in Rural Economic Regions. Not later than February 1, 2001 and by each November 1, the Trade and Commerce Agency shall submit a progress report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the E-Commerce in Rural Economic Regions project. The report shall include (1) the criteria used to evaluate project applications and (2) a list of applicants, with a description of each proposed project and its total cost, separated by fund sources. For each approved project, the report shall also identify a time line and specific, measurable milestones and outcomes, both expected and achieved.
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