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  1. Legislative Update: July 19, 2019 - Commissioner Dispels Confusion Before Next Big Earthquake

    Commissioner Ricardo Lara Notices of Earthquake Insurance Misinformation The recent earthquakes centered around Ridgecrest and Trona in Southern California have led to reports that some insurers and agents may be declining to write earthquake policies in various areas of the state. Insurance Commis...
  2. Legislative Update: July 12, 2019 - State Lawmakers Adjourn For Summer

    Legislature Adjourns for Summer Recess After a lengthy deadline week for all policy committees to meet and report bills to the fiscal committees, the California State Legislature adjourned on Thursday this week for its annual Summer Recess.  The Legislature will return on August 12. Upon the...
  3. Legislative Update: July 8, 2019 - New Law Protects Workers' Hairstyles

    Governor Signs Legislation on Worker Protections for Hairstyles  Taking action to protect diversity and inclusion, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 188 to make California the first state in the nation to ban racial discrimination based on natural hair. The Creating a Respectful and Ope...
  4. Legislative Update: July 1, 2019 - State Budget Passed

    Governor Newsom Signs 2019-20 State Budget Governor Gavin Newsom signed a balanced, on-time state budget he says builds a strong fiscal foundation to make significant progress toward improving affordability for all Californians. The $214.8 billion budget, of which $147.8 billion is the General Fund...
  5. Legislative Update: June 24, 2019 - $24 Billion Plan For California Wildfires

    Governor’s $24 Billion Plan for Wildfires, PG&E Governor Gavin Newsom last week proposed creating a $21 billion fund to pay for future wildfire costs. The costs of the fund will be split evenly between ratepayers and shareholders of PG&E and California’s two other major uti...
  6. Legislative Update: June 14, 2019 - $213 Billion Budget Passed By Legislature

    Budget Bill Passes Legislature, Sent to Governor’s Desk The California Legislature passed the 2019-20 General Fund budget on Thursday, two days ahead of the Constitutional deadline. The budget for the upcoming year totals over $213 billion, benefitting from one of the longest periods of econo...
  7. Legislative Update: May 31, 2019 - Leaders Commit To Wildfire Mitigation

    California Leaders Respond to Report by Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon issued a joint statement after the release of the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Re...
  8. Legislative Update: May 28, 2019 - Wildfire Prevention Bills Pass Senatecemeal Healthcare Approach Looming

    State Senate Passes Wildfire Preparation and Prevention Bills On Thursday, the California Senate approved a pair of wildfire safety bills by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) that will help prevent and prepare for future blazes. These bills are designed to encourage people to clear brush around homes and to ...
  9. Legislative Update: May 20, 2019 - “ABC Test” Bill Moves Pass Assembly Appropriations Committee

    “ABC Test” Bill Moves Pass Assembly Appropriations Committee AB 5 (Gonzalez), the labor-backed bill to put the Dynamex decision in statute, cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week and will soon be heard by the full Assembly. Amendments were added to the bill to provide...
  10. Legislative Update: April 19, 2019 - Lawmakers To Return To Work

    Legislature Returns to Work After Spring Recess   As the weeklong Legislative Spring Recess comes to an end, we prepare for the return to session and the many deadlines that lie ahead. On April 22, the Legislature reconvenes their work facing a deadline on April 26 for policy committees to he...
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