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  1. Legislative Update: Jan. 24, 2020 - Legislative Insurance Claims Introduced

    Legislation on Disaster Insurance Claims Introduced Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced legislation, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, to streamline residential insurance claims for victims of disasters such as wildfires. Senate Bill 872 expands the definition of additional livin...
  2. Legislative Update: Jan. 17, 2020 - State Lawmakers Back In Session

    Legislation to Suspend Renewable Power Targets and Boost Forest Management Introduced Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Nicolaus) has introduced a duo of bills to address issues with mitigation of ongoing wildfires to direct climate monies for fire prevention and address California’s Renewabl...
  3. Legislative Update: Jan. 10, 2020 - Governor Releases 2020-21 State Budget

    Governor Gavin Newsom Releases Proposed 2020-21 State Budget Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the State Legislature which makes responsible investments in the state’s economic future while tackling head-on persistent challenges facing the state. ...
  4. Legislative Update: Dec. 13, 2019 - Initiative To Increase Income Tax Withdrawn

    Initiative to Increase Income Tax is Withdrawn After Fiscal Impact Report The California School Boards Association (CSBA) withdrew its personal and corporate tax increase initiative on December 4, one day after the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) reported that the measure could prompt taxp...
  5. Legislative Update: Dec. 6, 2019 - California Not Prepared To Protect Most Vulnerable

    Auditor Reports State Not Prepared to Protect Most Vulnerable from Natural Disasters The California State Auditor  this week released a report assessing the emergency planning of three counties to protect vulnerable populations before, during, and after natural disasters. The report revealed t...
  6. Legislative Update: Nov. 22, 2019 - Federal Privacy Legislation Unveiled

    Federal Privacy Legislation Unveiled  In an attempt to establish a baseline, a group of United States Senate Democrats unveiled policy principles for moving forward with digital privacy legislation. This announcement comes after months of stalled efforts to introduce a bipartisan approach to r...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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