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  1. Legislative Update: Nov. 15, 2019 - CDI Pushes FAIR Plan To Increase Coverage

    Insurance Commissioner Pushes FAIR Plan to Increase Coverage As wildfire risk drives more non-renewals of homeowner insurance across the state, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is taking action to help homeowners find adequate coverage to protect their homes by ordering the FAIR Plan to offer a ...
  2. Legislative Update: Nov. 11, 2019 - Wildfire Safety Leaders Appointed

    Governor Appoints Members to Advise and Oversee Wildfire Safety and Catastrophe Response Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of members of the California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board, as outlined in AB 1054, and the California Catastrophe Response Council, established by AB 111, both ...
  3. Legislative Update: Nov. 1, 2019 - Legislative Session Continued Arduous Path for Businesses

    Legislative Session Continued Arduous Path for Businesses The 2019-20 Legislative Session was built upon the previous year’s anti-business agenda as Democrats held supermajorities in both the Senate and Assembly. That limited the impact that Republicans and, more so, moderate Democrats could ...
  4. Legislative Update: Oct. 15, 2019 - Newsom Makes His Mark

    Legislation Pending No Longer as Governor Makes Mark October 13, a month after the Legislative Session ended, marked the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to act upon bills sent to him during the final weeks of the Legislative Session. In his first year of bill actions, there were over a thousand ...
  5. Legislative Update: Oct. 11, 2019 - AG Releases Draft CCPA Regs

    Attorney General Becerra Releases Draft CCPA Regulations California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this Thursday released his agency’s draft regulations on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The proposed regulations would establish procedures to facilitate consumers’ new rig...
  6. Legislative Update: Oct. 4, 2019 - California Fire Bills Signed By Newsom

    Bills to Enhance Wildfire Mitigation, Preparedness and Response Efforts Signed Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills aimed at improving California’s wildfire prevention, mitigation, and response efforts, and continuing progress toward the state’s clean energy goals. The 22 bill...
  7. Legislative Update: Sept. 27, 2019 - New Privacy Initiative Back in 2020

    New Privacy Initiative Emerges In California Reported recently by many news outlets, Alastair Mactaggart, the father of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), announced he will be going back to the ballot in 2020 with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2020. At least part of the ...
  8. Legislative Update: Sept. 23, 2019 - Newsom Signs AB 5

    Employee Classification Bill Signed into Law California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed AB 5 into law, to go into effect on January 1, 2020. This bill codifies the Dynamex “ABC Test” to determine whether someone is considered an employee or independent contractor.  The “A...
  9. Legislative Update: Sept. 16, 2019 - Legislative Session Ends

    Nothing Stops the Legislative Members From Doing Their Job After a tumultuous day, the California State Legislature finally adjourned for the year in the wee hours of Saturday morning taking final action on hundreds of bills on numerous topics. Although a protester shut down the Senate floor tempor...
  10. Legislative Update: Sept. 6, 2019 - Dynamex Gets Spotlight

    Dynamex Bill Gets Spotlight in Final Weeks, Other Bills Also Active The Dynamex bill, AB 5, continues to get the lead role as we work through the final two weeks of the legislative session. To ensure its passage, the author has continued to accept clarifications of who is subject to the Dynamex &ld...
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