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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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...
  5. Legislative Update: Oct. 5, 2018 - Busy Legislative Session

    A Busy 2018 California Legislative Session The 2018 California legislative session resulted in a more than 1,200 new bills being sent to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration. The Governor signed 1,016 of these bills into law and vetoed 201, a veto rate of 16.5%, slightly higher this year than t...
  6. Legislative Update: July 23, 2018 - Gov Signs Life Insurance Bills

    Governor Signs Long-Term Care Insurance & Life Policy Related Bill Sponsored By Insurance Commissioner Governor Jerry Brown last week signed AB 2180 (Kalra, Dem-San Jose), sponsored by the California Department of Insurance. The bill makes changes in law to clarify longterm care insurance and ...
  7. Legislative Update: July 15, 2018 - Fire Insurance Bills Signed

    Governor Signs Two Wildfire-Related Insurance Bills Two insurance bills relevant to wildfire insurance policies were signed by Governor Jerry Brown last week. AB 1799 (Levine, Dem-Marin) requires the complete copy of a residential insurance policy provided to an insured after a loss to include th...
  8. Legislative Update: July 12, 2018 - State Lawmakers Adjourn For Summer

    Legislative Leaders Announce Net Neutrality Compromise Legislation Will Move Forward In August Senate President Pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles), Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), and Assembly Members Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Assembly Communications and Conveyance Chair Mig...
  9. Legislative Update: June 22, 2018 - Consumer Privacy Initiative Nixed

    November Ballot Won't Include Consumer Privacy Initiative Sponsor of a proposed Nov. 6, 2018 General Election ballot initiative, the California Consumer Privacy Act, regarding data privacy agreed to withdraw the measure in favor of a lighter version included in AB 375 (Chau, Dem-Alhambra).  A...
  10. Legislative Update: June 15, 2018 - Legislature Approves Budget

    California Legislature Approves Budget The California Legislature this week amended, heard, voted on and sent the final budget to the Governor’s desk.  They took their final action ahead of the June 15 deadline, completing all their work by Thursday afternoon. This Governor has secured i...
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