By Shane LaVigne, Capitol Advocacy January was a busy month around the Capitol as legislators returned to Sacramento, the Governor released his proposed budget, and bills began to be introduced. Now, in the second month of the 2024 year’s legislative session, legislators continue to introduce bills ahead of the February 16th bill introduction deadline. By […]
By Shane LaVigne, Capitol Advocacy The Legislature reconvened for the second year of the 2023-24 Legislative Session on January 3. On January 10, Governor Newsom released his proposed 2024-25 state budget, which confronts a $38 billion budget deficit and relies on a combination of reductions, internal borrowing and fund shifts, delays and pulling from the […]
Since the Legislature’s adjournment on September 14, the Governor has been in the process of acting on those bills that passed out of both houses and made it to his desk. Governor Newsom has until October 14 to either sign or veto all such measures. So far, he has made significant progress, signing and vetoing hundreds of bills.
Yesterday, the Legislature adjourned for the year, the first year of a two-year session. When the Legislature returned from summer recess on August 14th, the Senate elected a new President pro Tempore to replace Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, who terms out next year.
Today, the Legislature reconvenes for the final push to pass the bills remaining before they adjourn for the year on September 14. In the final month, bills with a cost to the state must pass the Appropriations committee by September 1.
The legislature participated in the last policy committees of the legislative session, the week of July 10, 2023. The legislature will be on summer recess from July 14th – August 14th. At which point the legislature will return to fiscal committees, and then finally floor session the first two weeks of September before adjourning for the year.
Beginning on Tuesday, May 30th, and for the remainder of the week, was Senate and Assembly floor session. Floor session convened until Thursday June 1st. Starting on June 5th up until now policy committees of both houses have resumed hearings.
Governor Newsom released his revised 2023-24 California State Budget, or May Revise, this morning. The revised $306 billion ($224 billion General Fund) budget largely preserves core investments in key programs including healthcare, housing, education, environmental protection and infrastructure.
On April 10th, the Legislature returned back from Spring Recess in earnest. Quickly going right into policy committees all week. Well over a thousand bills will be heard in the coming weeks, moving through the legislative process.
The 2023-24 California legislative session gaveled in on December 5, comprised of the largest freshman class the Capitol has seen since term limits were enacted over a decade ago. Of the 120 total lawmakers, over a quarter are new faces (34 to be precise).
On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed CSLEA supported- Assembly Bill 1751 by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) – Workers’ compensation: COVID-19: critical workers. AB 1751 extends workers’ compensation provisions relating to COVID-19 injuries until January 1, 2025 for critical workers, including members of law enforcement.