Category: Legislative Updates


Assembly Holds Joint Informational Hearing on Homelessness in California

On Wednesday, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and the Human Services Committee held a joint informational hearing on homelessness in California and federal, state, and local responses to the issue. The hearing featured panelists from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (CDHCD), and the California…

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Legislature Returns on Monday, Committee Assignments Announced

The California Legislature will convene in Sacramento on Monday, January 7 to begin its official business of the 2019 Legislative Session. A very busy week ahead is expected with the swearing-in of Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom on Monday, the release of the governor’s proposed budget on Thursday, and new bill introductions by members of the Legislature…

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California Legislature Convenes for the 2019-20 Legislative Session

On Monday, the California Legislature convened in Sacramento for their organizational session, the first of its business for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. Monday’s session consisted of the swearing in of legislative members, appearances from state constitutional officers (including Governor Jerry Brown), and the opening of the Senate and Assembly desks for bill introductions. The legislature…

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Governor Brown Faces Sunday Deadline to Take Action on Bills

Governor Jerry Brown has until this Sunday, September 30 to sign or veto bills passed by the California Legislature at the end of the 2017-18 legislative session. While Governor Brown has been maintaining a steady pace of signing and vetoing bills this week, a significant number of bills remain outstanding before Sunday’s deadline. CHEAC will…

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Many Bills Await Governor’s Action, Brown Signs AB 626

With just under 10 days remaining for Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature prior to their August 31 adjournment, many bills await the Governor’s action. Governor Brown has maintained a pace of approximately 50 bills per day, signing more bills than issuing vetoes. On Tuesday, Governor Brown signed into…

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Legislature Concludes 2017-18 Legislative Session

Moments ago, the California Legislature concluded its 2017-18 Legislative Session. The Senate and Assembly held floor sessions each day this week, working to finalize negotiations and pass remaining measures. A 2018 End of Session Memo which includes the latest CHEAC Weekly Bill Chart is available here.

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One Week Remains in Legislative Session

With one week remaining in the 2017-2018 legislative session, a flurry of activity continues in Sacramento. The Senate, with over 600 bills to work through as of Monday, convened daily floor sessions this week. Meanwhile, the Assembly with approximately 400 bills, convened floor sessions on three days. Notably this week, the Legislature approved a measure,…

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Suspense File Hearings Held, Two Weeks Remain in Legislative Session

Yesterday, the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees held their suspense file hearings, meeting today’s deadline for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the floor. Both committees reviewed more than 600 measures combined, deciding the fate of a significant number of bills with just two weeks remaining in the legislative session. The California Legislature…

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