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  1. 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...
  2. Legislative Update: April 5, 2018 - Dynamex Legislation Advances

    California Legislature and Courts Act on Dynamex Issues   The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week gave its approval to AB 5 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) to codify the “ABC test” for workers from the Dynamex decision by the California Supreme Court, which severely restrict...
  3. Legislative Update: March 29, 2019 - Wildfire Legislation Advances

    Senate Committees Advances Legislation in Response to Wildfires   California has seen the cost of fighting wildfires grow to record levels over the past decade. California spent $947 million in 2017-18 through the emergency fund for firefighting – nearly $450 million more than budgeted,...
  4. Legislative Update: March 25, 2019 - Gov Proclaims Wildfires Emergency

    Gov. Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency on Wildfires   Building on lessons learned from past catastrophic wildfires, Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, March 22, proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California ahead of the coming fire season. The Governor is directing his administration ...
  5. Legislative Update: March 15, 2019 - Governor's Legislative Agenda

    Governor Announces Legislative Effort to Address Housing Costs and Access   As part of a $1.75 billion package to confront the housing cost crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced a major legislative proposal that sets higher short-term housing goals for cities and counties to meet....
  6. Legislative Update: March 12, 2019 - Privacy Protection Hearings Held

    Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Informational Hearing on CCPA   The Senate Judiciary Committee held an informational hearing last week titled “The State of Data Privacy Protection: Exploring the California Consumer Privacy Act and its European Counterpart.” Chairwoman Jackson, ...
  7. Legislative Update: March 1, 2019 - Looking Ahead To Bill Deadline

    Bill Introduction Deadline & Looking Ahead February 22 was the deadline for bill introductions in the California Legislature. Legislators introduced 2,576 bills (1,799 ABs and 777 SBs) for consideration in the 2019-2020 legislative session. Of course, committees can still introduce bills p...
  8. Legislative Update: February 22, 2019 - Privacy & Consumer Protection Hearing Held

    Assembly Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee Holds Hearing on CCPA The Assembly Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee held an informational hearing this past Wednesday titled “Understanding the Rights, Protections, and Obligations Established by the California Consumer Privacy A...
  9. Legislative Update: Feb. 15, 2019 - New Model Proposed To Reduce Wildfire Risk

    New California Disaster Insurance Bill Launched to Stabilize State Budget Costs from Catastrophic Events This past Thursday, Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and Treasurer Fiona Ma proposed a new model to reduce wildfire risk with California Disaster Insurance (SB ...
  10. Legislative Update: Nov. 27, 2018 - California Employers Brace Themselves For New Laws

    New Laws For California Employers Take Effect Jan. 1st California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed employment-related bills into law, many of which will take effect on January 1, 2019. These laws will have an immediate impact on the workplace and will require employers in the state to revamp ex...
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