Capitol-Updates

Our Legislative Analyst’s track legislation and apprise us of pending legislation or propositions to be watched during the legislative term. As information changes we report via our Capitol Updates information to our membership the current status of pending legislation or propositions. If you feel strongly regarding an issue, notify the chair of our Legislative Analysts and we will try to address your concerns.

CAPITOL UPDATE #29 August 4, 2022

MORE ON PROPOSITION 1: The California Constitution declares that defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy are inalienable rights

CAPITOL UPDATE #27 July 21, 2022

At the CFRW Board of Director meeting this last weekend, the Board voted to oppose Proposition 1 which was part of last weeks Capital Update dealing with abortion.

CAPITOL UPDATE #26 July 14, 2022

Proposition 1- SCA-10 Reproductive Freedom – This is a constitutional amendment authorized by the State legislature in response to the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade.

CAPITOL UPDATE #25 July 7, 2022

As of June 30, the deadline for ballot measures to qualify, a total of seven (7) will be on the November 2022 ballot. These include SCA-10 passed through the legislature in record time

CAPITOL UPDATE #24 June 30, 2022

AB-1621- Firearms – Un-serialized Firearms – Existing law defines a firearm precursor part as a component of a firearm that is necessary into build or assemble a firearm and is either an unfinished handgun frame or a specified unfinished receiver, receiver tube, or receiver flat.

CAPITOL UPDATE #23 June 23, 2022

AB-2223 – Reproductive Health – Existing law requires a county coroner to hold inquests to inquire into and determine the circumstance, manner, and cause of violent, sudden, or unusual deaths, including deaths related to or following known or suspected self-induced or criminal abortion.

CAPITOL UPDATE #22 June 16, 2022

The June primary has come and gone but there was some good news. Lanhee Chen, a Republican running for State Controller, will be in a run-off in November. If he wins, he will break the long period where no Republicans have held State-wide office.

CAPITOL UPDATE #21 June 9, 2022

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE THESE TWO BILLS. ASK OTHERS TO DO THE SAME. SB-1273 School safety: mandatory notifications. This bill has passed the Senate and is now in the Assembly.

CAPITOL UPDATE #20 June 2, 2022

Once again, our legislators are looking for more ways to castrate our law enforcement- Here are some of those efforts: SB 1389- Vehicles: traffic stops. Existing law authorizes specified peace officers

CAPITOL UPDATE #19 May 26, 2022

AB-35 – Civil Damages: Medical Malpractice Existing law, referred to as the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA), prohibits an attorney from contracting for or collecting a contingency fee for representing any person seeking

CAPITOL UPDATE #18 May 19, 2022

Governor Newsom released his May revised budget on Friday the 13th. Hope that isn't a bad omen. The budget is over $300 billion, with a surplus of about $98 billion. The proposed budget is complex but here are some of the items that may be of interest.

CAPITOL UPDATE #17 May 12, 2022

Currently, there are four (4) ballot initiatives that have qualified for the November 2022 election.  Ballot initiatives appear only during a general election in November.