In Unprecedented Move, Legislature Recesses for Three Weeks

In a move that has not occurred in almost 160 years, the California Legislature voted Monday night to recess their respective bodies until Monday, April 13, 2020, due to COVID-19. Acknowledging the seriousness of the crisis, President pro Tempore Toni Atkins said “…even though we may not physically be in the Capitol, we will continue working in our districts to serve our constituents. We’re committed to protecting the health of all Californians.” ACR 179/Rendon and Waldron also includes provisions that allow the Pro Tem and the Speaker to jointly recall their respective houses back into session as well as extend the joint recess if necessary.

This week’s CHEAC Weekly Bill Chart is available here. New updates will resume upon the Legislature’s return.