Author: Nancy Botten

CAPITOL UPDATE #12 April 7, 2022

This bill... states that a person will not be "subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty" based on their actions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion or perinatal death."

CAPITOL UPDATE March 31, 2022

AB-2847 – Unemployment:  Excluded Workers Pilot Program Existing law prohibits payment of unemployment compensation benefits for services performed by a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States unless that person is an individual who was lawfully admitted for permanent residence

CAPITOL UPDATE #10 March 24, 2022

AB-1631 – Election: Election Officials Current law requires the Secretary of State to adopt uniform standards regarding the training of precinct board members, including languages that may be encountered by a poll worker . . .

CAPITOL UPDATE #9 – March 17, 2022

AB-1944 – Open and Public Meetings: The Ralph M. Brown Act requires that all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency, as defined, be open and public and that all persons be permitted to attend and participate. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #6 February 24, 2022

Existing law provides for certain personal rights by statute, including the right to protection from bodily restraint or harm, from personal insult, from defamation, and from injury to personal relations.  Under this bill,

CAPITOL UPDATE #5 February 17, 2022

AB-2067 – Forest Resources:  Fire Prevention Grants The Budget Act of 2017 appropriated money to the Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection for purposes of, among other things, providing local assistance grants,

CAPITOL UPDATE #3 February 3, 2022

AB-1078 – Energy building standards: photovoltaic requirements-(solar panels)  Existing law specifies that residential construction intended to repair, restore or replace a residential building damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster