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CAPITOL UPDATE #14 April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President

        Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee        
  Gretchen Cox, Elaine Freeman, Lou Ann Flaherty, Val Emick

The following bills are up for hearings- click on the link that follows to listen/watch the items that interest you: 
  • AB-125Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022 – Hearing has been set for April 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
  • SJR-2Immigration reform – Hearing has been set for April 6, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
  • AB 397– Unemployment Insurance-Disqualification Notice– Hearing has been set for April 15, 2021.
  • AB-221Emergency food assistance – Hearing has been set for April 7, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
  • SB 300– Repeal sentences of the Death Penalty or Life Without Parole for participants in a murder– Hearing has been set for April 6, 2021.
  • AJR-1: Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Hearing has been set for April 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
  • ACA 3- Involuntary Servitude/Slavery– This bill would change our state constitution resulting in mandates that prisoners be paid for any work, and would open the door for them to unionize.
  • AB 65-This bill would require the Franchise Tax Board to administer the California Universal Basic Income (CalUBI) Program, under which a California resident who is 18 years of age or older and who meets specified requirements, would receive a universal basic income of $1,000 per month.
  • AB-1434Urban water use objectives: INDOOR RESIDENTIAL WATER USE– Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources, in coordination with the State Water Resources Control Board, and in collaboration with and input from stakeholders, to conduct necessary studies and investigations and authorizes the department and the board to jointly recommend to the Legislature a standard for indoor residential water use. Existing law, until January 1, 2025, establishes 55 gallons per capita daily as the standard for indoor residential water use, gradually lowering water use standards by 2-2.5 gallons every couple of years until 2030, unless the department and the board recommend more appropriate standards for indoor residential water use. This bill would, beginning January 1, 2023, until January 1, 2030, double the amount of decrease, culminating in only 40 gallons capita daily being allowed. The bill would also eliminate the requirement that the department, in coordination with the state board, conduct necessary studies and investigations and jointly recommend to the Legislature a standard for indoor residential water use. SO, THE DWR WOULD HAVE UNILATERAL CONTROL OF HOW MUCH WATER YOU CAN USE IN YOUR HOME with no studies to justify their mandates!
  • AB 37– Mail-in Ballots– We previously wrote about SB 29, which has passed and been signed by the Gov., expanding mail in ballots being sent to every registered voter until. Jan. 2022. This bill, AB 37, makes that mandatory for ALL ELECTIONS, with no end date.

The More We Know…
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