LEGISLATIVE AND APPROPRIATIONS DEADLINES May 5th brought the second Legislative Deadline, J.R. 61(a)(3) requiring all Nonfiscal Bills to be out of their policy committees and move to the floor. All bills subject to deadlines must be out of their policy committees. 186 bills failed this deadline.
AB 257 Encampment Penalties – Under existing law, a person who lodges in a public or private place without permission is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Existing law also provides that a person who willfully and maliciously obstructs the free movement of any person on any street, sidewalk, or other public place is guilty of a misdemeanor.
AB 1314, Gender identity: parental notification. Existing law provides that parents and guardians of children enrolled in public schools have the right, and should have the opportunity, as mutually supportive and respectful partners in the education of their children within the public schools, to be informed by the school, and to participate in the education of their children, as specified to include, among other things, having access to the school records of their child.
Following is a bill that has recently received media attention for the legislature’s attempt to address gasoline price spikes and supply issues. The bill was introduced on December 5, 2022, passed by the Senate on March 23, 2023, passed by the Assembly on March 27, 2023, and approved by the Governor on March 28, 2023. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 1, Statutes of 2023-24 First Extraordinary Session
The following bills cover new firearms requirements and “use of force by a law enforcement officer” SB 2, Firearms. (For the complete bill, click on SB 2) Existing law prohibits a person from carrying a concealed firearm or carrying a loaded firearm in public.
Existing law requires every restroom of every public and private school maintaining any combination of classes from kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, to be maintained and cleaned regularly, fully operational, and stocked at all times with toilet paper, soap, and paper towels or functional hand dryers, and kept open during school hours when pupils are not in classes.