May 8, 2013
Originally released on April 18, the League’s 2013 Hot Bills List has been updated to reflect the most current status of bills of most importance to cities. Several bills have been removed from the original list because they are not expected to move this year. Several bills have been added to the list. The list below is to date as of May 8, 2013.
May 2, 2013
City labor-relations rules and practices were under attack in the past two weeks as labor-sponsored bills were heard in both the Assembly and Senate.
April 18, 2013
Today the League has released the list of 26 “Hot Bills” for 2013 that reflects positions on these bills as of April 18.
April 12, 2013
On April 4–5, the League’s eight standing policy committees met in Pasadena.
April 5, 2013
As large employers, most cities and counties are subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) complex mandates on coverage, affordability, tracking and reporting and its financial penalties for failure to comply.
March 22, 2013
The League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, and California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) will hold a one day educational session on the Affordable Care Act and what cities and counties need to know about employee health coverage to ensure 2014 compliance.
March 8, 2013
The League is currently reviewing hundreds of this year’s regular session bills and evaluating their potential implications for local government agencies.
January 22, 2013
Hundreds of city officials from across the state converged in Sacramento Jan. 17-18 for the first policy committee meetings of 2013. The League’s policy making process relies on the participation of a diverse group of city officials from across the state.
January 10, 2013
This morning during a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown presented his FY 2013-14 budget plan.
December 7, 2012
On Nov. 13, via webinar, and on Nov. 14, in Riverside, the League held its Annual Legislative Briefings. The presentations focused on the state budget and key developments from the 2011-12 legislative year.
October 26, 2012
The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) announced its newly developed web page including resources that will help answer questions about SB 863 (De León; 2012).
October 1, 2012
On Sept. 30 Gov. Jerry Brown completed action on bills for the 2011-12 legislative session. The Governor in the end was consistent with 72.4 percent of the League’s 29 signature and veto requests.
September 21, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to take action on hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature and sent to his desk. On Sept. 4, the League published a comprehensive list of bills of interest to cities and on Sept. 14 published subsequent actions taken by the Governor.
September 14, 2012
On Monday, Sept. 4, following the final night of the 2011-12 legislative session on Friday, Aug. 30, the League published a comprehensive list of bills of interest to cities which were passed by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for action. City officials are still encouraged to immediately send request for signature or veto letters as indicated below, as the Governor could take action at any time before his Sept. 30 deadline.
August 31, 2012
This evening, the Legislature passed SB 863 (De León), the workers’ compensation bill that would both increase benefits to injured workers and is intended lower costs for employers. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed workers’ compensation legislation last year calling for more significant reform.
August 30, 2012
This year the League has been tracking a number of major bills which affect cities as reflected in its updated Aug. 10 Major Bills List. This week, the League also published a list of gut and amends that affect cities. The following actions have occurred for the bills the League is tracking.
August 28, 2012
On Monday, Aug. 27, the League reported on a number of gut and amend bills being analyzed by League staff for potential impacts to cities. Since then the following updates have occurred.
August 27, 2012
The last week of session is typically filled with last minute gut and amends. This year is no different. The following bills are still being analyzed by League staff for potential impacts to cities.
August 24, 2012
It was a big win for cities Thursday when League-opposed hot bill AB 1551 (Torres) was amended to address an unrelated housing issue. While AB 2451 (Pérez) another priority bill is still moving after being passed in the Senate this week.
August 22, 2012
Amendments taken to AB 2451 (Pérez) on Monday do not adequately address concerns over the new costs this bill would impose on public employers at a time when public agencies can least afford them. Consequently, the League remains opposed. AB 2451 is on third Senate reading and may be heard this week.