Category: Legislative Updates


Two-Year Bill Deadline on Monday, Governor and Legislative Leaders Reach Deal on Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave

The California State Senate and Assembly on Monday, January 31 will reach the deadline for two-year bills to be advanced from their house of origin. Lawmakers have been busy this week working to secure amendments and votes on any remaining two-year bills prior Monday’s deadline. Several notable measures, including AB 1400 (Kalra) that would create…

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Legislative Committees Meet Two-Year Bill Deadline

The California State Senate and Assembly continue to ramp up their activities for the second year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Today, the Legislature met the deadline for any committee to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year. These two-year bills face a limited window to remain…

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Assembly Assesses Ambulance Offload Delays

On Wednesday, the Assembly Committee on Emergency Management convened an informational hearing on “The Impact of Ambulance Patient Offload Delays on Emergency Response.” The committee hearing, chaired by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez, featured two panels of experts, including representatives from local EMS agencies. In his opening comments, Chair Rodriguez acknowledged the longstanding issue of ambulance…

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Legislature Continues to Ramp Up Activities for Second Half of 2021-22 Session

The California State Senate and Assembly this week continued to ramp up its activities, including by receiving the Governor’s 2022-23 proposed budget. Lawmakers responded to the Newsom Administration’s “California Blueprint,” applauding key investments such as Medi-Cal expansion and climate change mitigation. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon commended the Governor on his proposal and expressed support for…

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Rendon Announces Assembly Committee Chair Changes

Amid redistricting activities and numerous announcements from lawmakers seeking other political offices, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon recently announced a series of changes to committee chairpersons. Last month, Speaker Rendon removed Assembly Member Evan Low as the chair and member of the Committee on Business and Professions. Low, who has served as chair for the past…

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Legislature Returns to Sacramento in One Month

The California Legislature is set to return to Sacramento to resume the second year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session in one month on January 3, 2022. Lawmakers are anticipated to face a number of significant issues upon their return to the Capitol, including issues related to health and human services implementation (e.g., CalAIM, Children and…

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Assembly Convenes Two Select Committee Hearings Related to Public Health

This week, the California State Assembly convened two informational hearings related to public health in locations throughout the state. We highlight these hearings below: Hernandez Testifies at Assembly Select Committee on Social Determinants of Health On Wednesday, the Assembly Select Committee on the Social Determinants of Health convened its inaugural hearing in La Mesa in…

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LAO Publishes 2022-23 Fiscal Outlook, Projects $31B Surplus

On Wednesday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued its annual publication, “The 2022-23 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook,” providing an assessment of the state’s budget condition and a preview of major decision points for the Legislature ahead of budget activities in the new year. Perhaps most notably, despite the ongoing pandemic and associated economic impacts,…

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