An amendment is defined by the Office of Legislative Counsel as an alteration to a bill, motion, resolution or clause by adding, changing, substituting or omitting language. Now, in order to adopt an amendment to any pending measure, that amendment must be submitted to Legislative Counsel for
UPLR: In Session 015 – AB 2551
By: Katie Young
The 2017 California wildfires were some of the largest and most destructive on record. The Tubbs fire in Sonoma burned 5,643 structures and was responsible for twenty–two deaths. The Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties burned 281,893 acres and was the largest in California’s history until this summer’s Mendocino Complex…
The CAP·impact Podcast – Episode 21: Dynamex Decoded
On today’s episode of The CAP·impact Podcast, I sit down with McGeorge adjunct professor, and very good friend of the podcast, Chris Micheli, to talk about recent California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v Superior Court.
For those unfamiliar with the case, it, in essence, drastically changed how independent contractors…
The Fate of Legislation … so far
Now that the California Legislature’s two-year legislative session has come to a close the drama around the bills that have worked their way through the legislative process has switched gears from “Will it pass?” to “Will the governor sign it?”. While we’re not completely through the period of time that the Governor has to sign…
UPLR: In Session 014 – AB 931
By: Molly Alcorn
Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American man, was in his grandparent’s backyard late one night when Sacramento police officers shot and killed him. National news screamed about police brutality. Protests against police flooded the streets and the internet.
AB 931 was an attempt to combat the rise of deadly police shootings in…
The CAP⋅impact Podcast – Episode 20: Kennedy, Kavanaugh, and Access to Healthcare
On today’s episode of The CAP⋅impact Podcast we talk with Maggy Krell, Chief Legal Counsel for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California about the impact of US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the highest court in the nation, the potential impact of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the numerous attempted and…
Enrolled Bill Reports and Gubernatorial Actions on Bills
Enrolled Bill Reports and Gubernatorial Actions on Bills (transcript)
Today’s podcast on enrolled bill reports and gubernatorial actions on bills.
Once an enrolled bill reaches the Governor’s desk for final action, enrolled bill reports, or EBRs are produced for the Governor and his senior staff to consider the merits of the bill pending…
Misconception Monday: Bill Amendments
Misconception Monday: Bill Amendments
Welcome to Episode 4 of my Misconception Monday series of podcasts. In today’s episode, we will dispel common misconceptions about bill amendments. If you want to get a better sense of what this series is about – and to learn about other common misconceptions about the California legislative process…
Misconception Monday: Bill Referrals
Misconception Monday – Bill Referrals
Welcome to Episode 3 of Misconception Mondays, where I dispel common misconceptions about California’s legislative process. Today’s episode will take a focused look at bill referrals. To learn more about the California Lawmaking process, can check out my previous episodes on Bill Deadlines and Bills.
Misconception Monday – Bill Deadlines
Misconceptions – Bill Deadlines
Welcome to another edition of Misconception Monday where I dispel common misconceptions about the California lawmaking process. In this week’s episode I will go over misconceptions concerning bill deadlines. To learn more, you can also listen to my first Misconception Monday podcast from last week on bills.