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July 24, 2023

With about three months left in the first year of the 2023-24 legislative session, the Legislature continues to debate hundreds of bills with many of them moving over to the second house. Of the 2,600 bills that were introduced earlier in the year,…


January 20, 2023

Now that all 35 new legislators elected in November 2022 have settled into their offices, the coveted requests of committee selections have also been decided. During the last two weeks, the Senate and Assembly leaders have announced new committee…


December 15, 2022

On December 5, the California Legislature convened its organizational session to begin the regular session of the 2023-24 legislative session, including swearing in several new legislators and electing the legislative leaders of each house. The most…


September 29, 2022

For the 2022 legislative session, the Legislature sent nearly 900 bills to Governor Newsom on various subjects, and he had until September 30 to either sign or veto them. As the session ended on August 30, climate change bills took center stage as…


July 7, 2022

Governor Newsom and Democrat leaders inked a budget deal just before the Legislature adjourned for a month-long summer recess starting July 1. The budget deal came together after agreements were reached to return several billion dollars back to…


The Inflation Reduction Act Passes

On Sunday afternoon the Senate passed the reconciliation Bill- coined the Inflation Reduction Act - which includes $369 billion to combat climate change and bolster U.S. energy. This legislation has the power to help unlock the potential in…


May 18, 2022

On May 13th Governor Newsom released his revised 2022-23 budget (May Revise) during a press conference where he outlined his priorities on how to spend an unexpected, and unprecedented, $100 billion surplus. The May Revise supersedes what the…


May 6, 2022

During FLC’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Chester, Brian White, KP Public Affairs, delivered an update on legislative budgets including the Governor’s proposed multi-year package. He provided a review on key legislation landscape – bills that FLC supports,…


March 16, 2022

After a significant hiatus, the Legislature is back in session. The first order of business is consideration of bills that were carried over from the last session. Two bills of interest to Forest Landowners of California (FLC) were AB 522 (Fong) and…


October 10, 2021

This year marked the first year of California’s 2021-22 legislative session, which ended on September 10. While nearly 2,200 bills were introduced earlier in the year, more than half of them were shelved making them two-year bills and eligible for…


Legislative Archives

Appellate Decision on WFMP Case

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Good News -- Exemptions and NTMPs

CAL FIRE has reversed its policy change regarding the acceptance of exemptions for NTMPs. Please refer to the link below to view the letter from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Ken Pimlott) to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Keith Gilless).

Should you have any questions, please send an email to the FLC Legislative Committee at legchair@forestlandowners.org.
Letter and Supporting Content from CAL FIRE to Board of Forestry

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Legislative Committee Assignments

Public Policy Institute of California

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) issued a report in mid-September on the status of forest health in the Headwaters Forests. On September 20, there was a panel debriefing on the report. Click on the links below to download the documents.

If you are interested in wathcing the panel debrief, the video is posted on the PPIC's website:

Agency and Advocacy Letters

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