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Legislative

Key Upcoming Dates

The 2021 legislative session is getting closer to wrapping up but not before the Legislature took its month-long summer recess which started on July 16. Prior to that, legislators debated several bills during a three-week period so bills could meet…


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March 25, 2021

FLC is currently monitoring the more that 2,200 bills introduced for the 2021-2022 Legislative session through Brian White, your legislative advocate in Sacramento.


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Wild Fire Bills for 2021

On Monday, December 7, legislators were sworn in to start the 2021-22 legislative session, and they began introducing new bills for consideration. They introduced about 170 new bills on December 7 and then adjourned until January 4.


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Post Election Night Results What We Knew the Morning of November 4

As of the early morning of November 4 – post election night, most California precincts had tabulated their votes but there were still thousands of mail-in-ballots that had not been counted yet where some precincts have only partially reported their…


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July 24, 2020

The 2020 legislative session started with an ambitious agenda for both Governor Newsom and legislative leaders as they introduced more than 2,000 new bills to address several key policy issues such as housing, energy, wildfires, transportation and…


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June 5, 2020

Please see attachments (links below) regarding the bill status report for FLC as of Friday, June 5, 2020.


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May 2020

Note that Brian White assembled this summary in late February and early March 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the legislative process and the financial picture for the state. The legislature was recessed until early May while the budget is…


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April 30, 2020

In Govenor Newsom's afternoon update on April 28, he laid out the steps and indicators that are needed to begin reopening the state, with different businesses being able to reopen in different stages. Most importantly he indicated that some movement…


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April 10, 2020

We hope this message finds you all safe and healthy during these uncertain and challenging times. This long message provides some insight into what is happening in Sacramento as we continue to adjust to a new normal in dealing with COVID-19. Below…


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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

Upcoming Events