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Wild Fire Bills for 2021
Dec 10, 2020, 5:06 PM
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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July 24, 2020
Jul 28, 2020, 6:53 PM
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 health care.
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June 5, 2020
Jun 9, 2020, 10:04 PM
Please see attachments (links below) regarding the bill status report for FLC as of Friday, June 5, 2020.
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May 2020
May 26, 2020, 8:39 PM
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 due by June 15. It remains unclear how the Committees will hold hearings with the Capitol closed. Based on input from legislative staff, the Governor’s office daily briefings on the pandemic, and what Brian has been able to provide, it seems likely that much of the proposed legislation will not be considered during the legislative session that ends in mid-September of this year.
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April 30, 2020
May 1, 2020, 5:53 PM
In Governor 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 will be possible in "weeks not months."
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Post Election Night Results What We Knew the Morning of November 4
Nov 10, 2020, 6:02 PM
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 results
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April 10, 2020
Apr 23, 2020, 8:49 PM
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 are some updates on future legislative and budget procedures that are in the works and the priorities legislators will focus on. 
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December 2019
May 6, 2020, 6:25 PM
Brian White and the Legislative Committee were successful in amending AB 454 and SB 69 to minimize the adverse impacts from language in the original bills.
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Track Bills by visiting http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov and use the Quick Bill Search function.

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