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Legislative Advocacy

  1. 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...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 ...
  7. No Soft Landing For Cleanup Bill

    As reported last week, SB 189 is working its way through the final days of the legislature. Of course this is the bill to clean up AB 2883 from last year which changed the rules for those owners of businesses that wanted to exempt themselves from workers' compensation insurance. Producers would pre...
  8. What Would the California Producer Landscape Look Like?

    Today is the last day of the 2015-16 California Legislative Session.  Reflecting back over the many years in which IIABCal has represented independent insurance agents and brokers in California, the political landscape for producers would look quite different if IIABCal were not engaged in the ...
  9. Independent Agents Eye Results of California Primary

    While most of the focus this past Tuesday was on the Presidential primary, there was a lot happening on the state level that was lost in the hub-bub media circus over Trump, Clinton and Sanders. As we have stated previously, 2016 is a key year in elections for the California State Legislature. ...