Legislation

California Legislation 22 August 2016

August 23, 2016

The legislative session has passed the final date to amend the bills, August 15, and is now rushing to complete passage of what remains on the books. The latest amendments on a number of bills raised some doubts on our part. AB-197 was significantly rewritten on August 19.  It now has much more social engineering […]

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California legislation – July 10, 2015

July 11, 2015

Next week will be incredibly busy, since the deadline for bills to pass the policy committees is July 18.  After that, the legislature goes on leave for a month, giving us all a breather.  Actions of interest for this week:  AB-56 Unmanned aircraft systems has been amended.  The changes still do not fully address the […]

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Legislation Update – June 26

June 29, 2015

The active bills are now working their ways through the non-origin house (i.e., active Assembly bills are now in the Senate, active Senate bills are now in the Assembly). The most interesting amendments for this week are: AB-56 Unmanned aircraft systems. (leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB56) has stepped its data collection restrictions down from all public agencies to just law […]

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The latest developments for the EPA and the Clean Water Act

June 16, 2015

In October of last year, CCFA joined the Farm Bureau and several other rural voices in opposing the EPA’s latest attempt to redefine the scope of the Clean Water Act to the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which would include just about every mud puddle and golf course water trap in America. We hope […]

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California Legislation Update – June 5

June 7, 2015

June 5 was the deadline for a legislative bill to pass out of its house of origin in order to remain alive for this year’s legislative session.   The week of June 1-5 was dedicated to finalizing action on those bills still remaining in their house of origin and there were no committee meetings allowed […]

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California legislation update – June 1

June 2, 2015

June 5 is the deadline for a legislative bill to pass out of its house of origin in order to remain alive for this year’s legislative session.   The week of June 1-5 is dedicated to finalizing action on those bills still remaining in their house of origin and there are no committee meetings allowed […]

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Legislation Update – May 3

May 6, 2015

The second major milestone in the legislative calendar occurred on May 1.  This is the deadline for bills to leave their policy committees in their house of origin to remain active for this year.  In other words, a bill must be at least as far as the Appropriations Committee or on the floor to be […]

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CA legislation update April 24, 2015

April 20, 2015

We have submitted several letters to the legislature concerning our positions on a wide variety of bills.  Below, you may read the list.  We have also included our updated legislation table. This is a very unusual year in that there are several bills we find worthy of support and very few threats to our businesses […]

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CA legislation update March 12 2015

March 14, 2015

Legislation 2015 – The bills are introduced The deadline for introducing new legislation (February 27) has passed.  Like usual, the bulk of the bills arrived in the last week, a total of 1500 bills in the Assembly and nearly 800 in the Senate.  There could be up to a dismaying 500+ “spot” bills that just […]

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Our local legislators’ committee assignments

January 30, 2015

In this article we highlight our local representatives and list the committees they are participating in. Local Assemblymembers: Mark Stone Santa Cruz/Monterey Judiciary (Chair) Natural Resources Human Services Banking and Finance Select Committee on Coastal Protection (Chair) Luis Alejo Watsonville/Salinas Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Chair) Governmental Organization Judiciary Local Government Veterans Affairs Select Committees: […]

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