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CAPITOL UPDATE #28 – July 11, 2024

BALLOT/BOND MESSURES COMING TO YOUR BALLOT! SB 867 Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparedness, and Clean Air Bond Act of 2024. The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018, approved by the voters as Proposition 68 at the June 5, 2018.

CAPITOL UPDATE #27 July 4, 2024

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! CELEBRATE FREEDOM! Some New California Laws Starting July 1, 2024: Hidden Fees, SB 478 Makes it illegal for businesses to advertise or list a price for a product or service that does not include all required fees or charges, excluding certain government taxes, optional features, or shipping costs.

CAPITOL UPDATE #26 – June 27, 2024

California Supreme Court’s Shocking Decision Blocking the Taxpayer Protection Act from the Ballot The majority Democrat-appointed judges on the California Supreme Court silenced the 1.43 million Californians who signed and placed the Taxpayer Protection Act on the November ballot.

CAPITOL UPDATE #25 June 20, 2024

SB 954, as amended, Menjivar. Sexual health: contraceptives. health. (1) Existing law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires school districts, defined to include county boards of education, county superintendents of schools, the California School for the Deaf,

CAPITOL UPDATE #24 – June 13, 2024

SB 828 BILL PASSES WITH URGENCY WHEN BUDGET DEFICIT IS AN ISSUE. SB 828 Minimum wages Health care workers: delay – Existing law requires, for any covered health care employer, with 10,000 or more full time equivalent employees.

CAPITOL UPDATE #23 – June 6, 2024

Legislative analysis of California's AB1990 Shoplifting, SB53 Firearms, AB1999 Electricity, AB2513 Gas Stoves, SB1128 Sex Offender Registration, AB1889 Conservation.

CAPITOL UPDATE #22 – May 30, 2024

HOW QUICKLY BILLS PASS WHEN THE GOVERNOR SUPPORTS. UPDATE ON SB 233 (Covered in CU #19, May 9, 2024). This bill was introduced as a Battery/Electric Vehicle bill in January 2023, amended in April 2024 as the Practice of Medicine: Arizona physicians,

CAPITOL UPDATE #21 – May 23, 2024

UPDATE ON THE GOVERNOR’S CALIFORNIA BUDGET Governor Newsom released his May revised budget this past week. An initial budget is required to be released in January with the May revision requiring Legislative approval in June.

CAPITOL UPDATE #20 – May 16, 2024

AB 2648, as amended, Bennett (Democrat, AD38). Environmentally preferable purchasing: single-use plastic bottles. Existing law generally governs the state procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services. Existing law also provides various procedures and requirements pertaining to the purchase of recycled items by the state, including minimum content requirements for recycled plastic products.

CAPITOL UPDATE #19 – May 9, 2024

AB 2861, as amended, Wallis (Republican, AD 47). Introduced February 15, 2024. Personal income tax: credit: gun safe.

CAPITOL UPDATE #18 – May 2, 2024

Sometimes good news comes to those you wait. California Law Letting Property Owners Split Lots to Build New Homes Is 'Unconstitutional,' Judge Rules

CAPITOL UPDATE #17 – April 25, 2024

The Election season is upon us and the news coverage of the same will be inundating us with information until November 5th and beyond. Do you wonder if what you are hearing is the truth or a lie or somewhere in the middle?

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