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CAPITOL UPDATE #39 September 23, 2021

 September 23, 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, and Theresa Speake

The Governor has signed the following bills.  This is just the beginning of what other bills may be signed prior to the October 10 deadline.  Remember too, that the Governor can allow bills to become law without his signature.    

 SB-9(Wiener) – This bill will allow a single-family lot to subdivide and build a second home.  No local approval will be required.

SB-10 (Wiener) – This bill authorizes a local agency to pass an ordinance to zone any parcel for up to 10 units of residential density per parcel, at a height specified in the ordinance, if the parcel is located in a transit-rich area, a jobs-rich area, or an urban infill site. 

Here are a few bills we have written about previously which are on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.

SB321 – Employment safety standards: advisory committee: household domestic services

AB3 – Exhibition of speed on a highway: punishment.

SB539 – Property taxation: taxable value transfers.

AB110 -Fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation benefits: inmates.

AB 829 Foster children: immigration counsel and guardianship. This bill would require a county to make its best efforts to provide an undocumented minor or nonminor dependent in foster care under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court with access to immigration legal services, as specified.
You should know about…

AR76/(HR76)– House Resolution #76 (Presented by Republicans) 

Relative to the United States Withdrawal from Afghanistan introduced 9/3/21: WHEREAS, The American evacuation efforts employed in Kabul, Afghanistan after the Taliban regained control of the city on August 15, 2021, have been reported by many news sources as chaotic; and WHEREAS, On August 26, 2021, an attack on the evacuation operations left 13 American servicemembers and nearly 200 Afghans dead.

The Islamic State in Khorasan, also known as ISIS-K, took responsibility for the attack; and WHEREAS, On August 30, 2021, the federal government was unsure about the total number of Americans left behind, and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken estimated, “We believe there are still a small number of Americans, under 200 and likely closer to 100, who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave;” and WHEREAS,

This crisis strikes close to home, as of September 1, 2021, at least 24 students who attend school in Sacramento’s San Juan school district, and at least one family from El Cajon, California, are still stranded in Afghanistan as the system for extraction broke down over the last few days of August; and WHEREAS, Cajon Valley Superintendent David Miyashiro told news outlets that it is a “conservative estimate” to say that over 1,000 children that are United States citizens or children of Special Immigrant Visa holders are stranded in Afghanistan; and etc.

For further information on any of the bills mentioned here, click the Bill # in the email. Or you can CLICK HERE and simply enter the bill # or keywords where designated.

Find/contact your local Legislators, click HERE to inquire about or let them know your opinion about bills or issues.

To contact your U.S. Representatives, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

Listen to hearings on bills that interest you – 

Calif. Legislative Portal links- Express your support or opposition to a bill or directly to the Legislative committee currently reviewing it (as an individual, not as a member of RWF or CFRW)– click here, or the bill’s author- click hereenter your bill # and look for tab at top of the bill page labeled “Comments to Author”

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