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 #28 July 1, 2021

TRIALS / SENTENCING AB 1509 - Enhancements: firearms. Existing law imposes various sentence enhancements, consisting of additional and consecutive terms of imprisonment, including enhancements for being armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony

CAPITOL UPDATE #27 July 24, 2021

UPDATES SB 39- Fraudulent claims: inmates. This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and counties to provide the names and social security numbers of current inmates to the Employment Development Department

CAPITOL UPDATE #26 June 17, 2021

Hours after the Calif. Dept. of Finance released it's estimate of the cost of a recall election, Democratic leaders of the state Legislature are proposing $215 million to be included in the state budget to cover costs related to the recall election to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom.

CAPITOL UPDATE #25 June 10, 2021

TAXES AB 994- Income Taxation: Exclusion COVID Grant Funds- This bill would recognize the financial hardship that California small businesses have endured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

CAPITOL UPDATE #24 – June 2, 2021

EDUCATION AB 452- Pupil Safety: parental notification: firearm safety laws- Existing law requires the governing board of a school district, at the beginning of the first semester or quarter to notify parents or guardians of minor pupils, of the school district's policies and procedures relating to pupils' safety.

CAPITOL UPDATE #23 – May 27, 2021

HOMELESSNESS SB 678 – Unaccompanied Women Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2021-Roughly one in four women experiencing homelessness in the United States live in California.  Additionally, unaccompanied women experience longer spells of homelessness. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #22 – May 20, 2021

The Governor released his May revised budget outlining his priorities. The budget must be approved by 7/1/21 or the Legislature will not be paid. This is an incentive and with a Democrat supermajority, the budget will be approved.

CAPITOL UPDATE # 21 – May 13, 2021

TAXES: ACA 9- Property taxation: transfers of principal residences. This measure would repeal the worst provisions of Proposition 19.

CAPITOL UPDATE #20 – May 6, 2021

SB 344- Homeless shelters grants: pets and veterinary services- This bill would REQUIRE the Dept. of Housing and Community Development to implement and administer a grant program for qualified homeless shelters

CAPITOL UPDATE #19 – April 29, 2021

Your Legislative Analysts Committee just grew! We are pleased to welcome 2 new members of the team- Arlene Wolgomuth, of East Valley RWF, and Theresa Speake of Exeter RWF. Both have long histories of working in and researching state legislation.

CAPITOL UPDATE #18 – April 22, 2021

GOOD NEWS! SB 663, the bill to allow the personal information of anyone who signs a recall petition to be made available to others including the recall target has been withdrawn. It may come back next year, but for now, it's DEAD!!!

CAPITOL UPDATE #17 – April 22, 2021

UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA REDISTRICTING: WHY IT MATTERS AND HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE! Redistricting is the once-every-decade practice across the United States of redrawing state