Governor Acts on Final 2021 Legislative Bills, Signing Most into Law

This past Saturday, one day before the deadline, Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the final bills advanced to his desk by the California Legislature during the first year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session.

In total, Governor Newsom signed into law 770 bills and vetoed 66 (about 8 percent). Bills signed into law without an urgency clause will take effect on January 1, 2022. Vetoes issued by the Governor were largely due to high costs not included in the state budget and duplicative proposals to current state activities.

CHEAC, following the Governor’s deadline, issued a final bill chart reflecting outcomes of all tracked measures of interest to CHEAC Members and local health departments. The final bill chart is accessible here.

The California Legislature is set to return to Sacramento to begin the second year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session on January 3, 2022.