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 #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. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #16 May 5, 2022

SB-1384 – GUN STORE REGULATIONS This bill requires all licensed firearm dealers to have a digital video surveillance system meeting certain standards, to have general liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars, and to require certain training for all employees annually. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #14 April 21, 2022

B-2248 – WATER QUALITY:  CALIFORNIA-MEXICO CROSS-BORDER RIVERS - Current law establishes the California-Mexico Border Relations Council in state government, chaired by the Secretary for Environmental Protection

CAPITOL UPDATE #13 April 14, 2022

AB-2193 – CIVIL REPRESENTATION:  IMMIGRATION STATUS Existing law, the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, requires legal counsel to be appointed to represent low-income parties in civil matters involving critical issues affecting basic human needs in courts selected by the Judicial Council.

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 #8 March 10, 2022

AB-1638 – Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law: Suspension of Tax: Existing law, the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law, imposes a tax upon each gallon of motor vehicle fuel

CAPITOL UPDATE #7 March 3, 2022

SB-1100 – Open Meetings:  Orderly Conduct. Existing law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, requires, with specified exceptions, that all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency be open and public

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,