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CAPITOL UPDATE #16 – April 18, 2024

CONTROVERSIAL BILL, SB 1160, REGARDING ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS COVERED IN CAPITOL UPDATE #9, HAS BEEN MAJORLY AMENDED. (Major pushback from many has succeeded in forcing the amendment) The red is the original bill.  The blue is the amended bill.

CAPITOL UPDATE #15 – April 11, 2024

AB 2263, as introduced, Friedman. The California Guaranteed Income Study and Funding Act. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services, subject to an appropriation for this purpose in the annual Budget Act, to administer the California Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

CAPITOL UPDATE #14 – April 4, 2024

SB 1182, as introduced, Gonzalez. Master Plan for Healthy, Sustainable, and Climate-Resilient Schools. Existing law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop contingency plans to deal with possible shortages of electricity or fuel supplies to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

CAPITOL UPDATE #13 – March 28, 2024

SB 1280, as introduced, Laird. Waste management: propane cylinders: reusable or refillable. Existing law prohibits specified stores from providing single-use carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale and makes a violation of this provision subject to specified civil penalties.

CAPITOL UPDATE #12 – March 21, 2024

AB 2031, as amended, Jones-Sawyer. One California program. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services, subject to an appropriation, to provide grants to qualified nonprofit organizations through contracts, in order to provide persons with certain immigration-related legal services.

CAPITOL UPDATE #11 March 14, 2024

A VARIETY OF BILLS INTRODUCED AND SCHEDULED FOR HEARINGS. SB 1087, as introduced, Grove. Oil imports: air quality emissions data. Existing law, the Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act of 1980,

CAPITOL UPDATE #10 March 7, 2024

ANOTHER VOTING ISSUE SCA 2 (Stearn D) Elections: voter qualifications. The California Constitution allows a US citizen who is at least 18 years of age and a resident of California to vote. This measure would reduce the minimum voting age to 17. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #9 – February 29, 2024

FIREARMS: ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS SB 1160 introduced February 14, 2024, Senator Anthony Portantino. This bill would require every firearm in the state, except those specifically exempted, to be annually registered [by the owner of that firearm] with the department.

CAPITOL UPDATE #8 – February 22, 2024

INFORMATION ON VOTING BILLS AB 544, as amended, (Bryah D) Voting: county jails – Under existing law, a person is authorized to vote if that person is a United States citizen, a resident of California, at least 18 years of age, and not imprisoned for the conviction of a felony. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #7 – February 15, 2024

WHAT’S THE LATEST ON THE REPARATION TASK FORCE? The Governor created a Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans with a special consideration for African Americans who are Descendants of persons enslaved in the United States. 

CAPITOL UPDATE #6 – February 8, 2024

The Ballots are arriving! Below are several sources of information to aid in voter decision making: California GOP Endorsements:

CAPITOL UPDATE #5 – February 1, 2024

AB 1851, as introduced, Holden. Drinking water: school sites: lead testing pilot program. Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Water Resources Control Board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health.

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