Legislature Finalizes Budget Actions Ahead of July 1 Fiscal Year Beginning

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom and Legislative leaders announced the parties reached an agreement on a final budget deal for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Recall, last week, the Legislature passed a budget blueprint meeting the constitutional deadline to pass a budget bill by June 15; however, the majority of the details of the blueprint remained outstanding

The series of budget trailer bills were placed into print on Monday afternoon, allowing the Senate and Assembly the opportunity to act upon the measures after satisfying the constitutional 72-hour in-print rule later in the week. The Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee convened a lengthy hearing on Wednesday afternoon to review all budget trailer bills and receive presentations from the Department of Finance (DOF). After hours of deliberation, the committee concluded its work around midnight on Wednesday evening, allowing the full Senate to take up all trailer bills on Thursday afternoon.

With the Assembly called back to Sacramento from its summer recess to act on budget measures, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight, and Program Evaluation convened this morning for an informational hearing on 19 budget trailer bills. The subcommittee similarly received presentations from DOF and deliberated the contents of the budget trailer bills. This afternoon, the Assembly advanced budget trailer bills, including health and public health related items, to Governor Newsom’s desk.

The series of budget trailer bills now head to Governor Gavin Newsom where he is expected to act upon all measures ahead of the July 1 fiscal year beginning next week. CHEAC Staff prepared a memo and a handful of trailer bill summaries available to CHEAC Members:

For additional budget information, please visit our 2020 Budget Advocacy page.