CAPITOL UPDATE #33 – August 24, 2023

SB 14, as amended, Serious felonies: human trafficking. Existing law defines the terms term “serious felony” and “violent felony” for various purposes, including, among others, enhancing the punishment for felonies pursuant to existing sentencing provisions commonly known as the Three Strikes Law.

CAPITOL UPDATE #32 – August 17, 2023

SB 437, Presidential elections: candidates. Existing law provides for the statewide election of a slate of electors to vote in the electoral college for the President and Vice President of the United States.

CAPITOL UPDATE #31 – August 10, 2023

ACA 5, Marriage equality. The California Constitution provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California, and federal law permanently enjoins the state from enforcing this constitutional provision.

CAPITOL UPDATE #30 – August 3, 2023

California Assembly Voting. Did you ever wonder how your California Assembly Representative voted after calling to voice your opinion on a bill? Did you check the website to see how they voted? Be aware: It may not have happened as it is reported.

CAPITOL UPDATE #29 – July 27, 2023

School Book Ban Controversy. The Temecula Valley Unified School District voted unanimously to adopt California’s new social studies book and curriculum during the July 21st meeting after previously rejecting it twice. The board had objected to the book’s coverage of LGBTQ+ figures in history.

CAPITOL UPDATE #28 – July 20, 2023

CALIFORNIA BUDGET 2023-2024. As promised:  More information on the Budget  Five billion was cut from the $54 billion in climate projects outlined in the 2021/22 budgets.

CAPITOL UPDATE #27 – July 13, 2023

CALIFORNIA BUDGET 2023-2024 This year’s budget process was considerably more controversial than usual between the Legislature and the Governor due to the proposed budget deficit/shortfall of approximately $ 32 billion.

CAPITOL UPDATE #26 – July 6, 2023

AB 3121, Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The Task Force that was established as a result of this bill in 2020, has now completed their report.

CAPITOL UPDATE #25 – June 29, 2023

Promised follow-up on Adam Schiff! Florida Republican Anna Paulina Luna followed up with her second attempt to punish Adam Schiff with House Resolution 521.

CAPITOL UPDATE #24 June 22, 2023

The Adam Schiff “so called” Bail Out. “The Constitution says the House may make its own rules but we can’t violate other (later) provisions of the Constitution. A $16 million fine is a violation of the 27th and 8th amendments.” quoted Thomas Massie, R-KY.

CAPITOL UPDATE #23 – June 15, 2023

AB 957 has been amended again and only continues to get worse! The requirement to CONSIDER a parent’s affirmation of a child’s gender identity has been amended to INCLUDE a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender.

CAPITOL UPDATE #22 June 8, 2023

Existing law requires a defendant out on bail, if a verdict is rendered against them, to be committed to the custody of the county to await judgment of the court upon the verdict.