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 #21 – June 1, 2023

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.

CAPITOL UPDATE #20 – May 25, 2023

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.

CAPITOL UPDATE #19 – May 18, 2023

UPDATE ON REPARATIONS TASK FORCE – This last week, the Task Force appointed by Governor Newsom, reported on their recommendations after a two-year effort.

CAPITOL UPDATE #18 – May 11, 2023

Last Friday, April 28th brought the first Legislative Deadline for the 2023-24 session. J.R. 61(a)(2) requires all Fiscal Bills move on to Appropriations.

CAPITOL UPDATE #17 May 4, 2023

AB 710, as amended, State Department of Public Health: pregnancy care and abortion services awareness campaign.

CAPITOL UPDATE #16 – April 27, 2023

AB 576, as amended, Medi-Cal: reimbursement for abortion. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services

CAPITOL UPDATE #15 April 20, 2023

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.

CAPITOL UPDATE #14 April 13, 2023

AB 1532,  Housing – Office conversion projects. The Planning and Zoning Law requires the legislative body of each county and city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the county or city that includes,

CAPITOL UPDATE #13 – April 6, 2023

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

CAPITOL UPDATE #12 – March 30, 2023

Following is a resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 2.1 of Article XIII A thereof, relating to taxation.

CAPITOL UPDATE #10 – March 16, 2023

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.

CAPITOL UPDATE #9 March 9, 2023

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.