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 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,

CAPITOL UPDATE #5 February 17, 2022

AB-2067 – Forest Resources:  Fire Prevention Grants The Budget Act of 2017 appropriated money to the Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection for purposes of, among other things, providing local assistance grants,

CAPITOL UPDATE #4 February 10, 2022

SB-915 – Gun Control - Would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition on all state property.

CAPITOL UPDATE #3 February 3, 2022

AB-1078 – Energy building standards: photovoltaic requirements-(solar panels)  Existing law specifies that residential construction intended to repair, restore or replace a residential building damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster

CAPITOL UPDATE #2 January 27, 2022

Governor Newsom’s budget speech spent much hurrah on his proposed universal health care for all, meaning that every person who lives in California would be covered, even the undocumented.

CAPITOL UPDATE #1 January 20, 2022

SB 1383 - Short-lived climate pollutants: methane emissions: dairy and livestock: organic waste: landfills

CAPITOL UPDATE #43 December 9, 2021

At the October CFRW Convention, the CFRW membership approved a Resolution firmly opposing AB 101- the bill recently passed and signed into law that makes Critical Race Theory a requirement for high school graduation beginning with the 2029-2030 graduating class