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July 2019
Sep 10, 2019, 11:25 PM
The tables below summarize the current legislation that the FLC is monitoring. Brian White and the Legislative Committee have been successful in amending AB 454 and SB 69 to minimize the adverse impacts from language in the original bills.
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March 2019
Mar 13, 2019, 5:20 PM
“School is back in session” is often a common statement made around the State Capitol when the Legislature returns from a long break. Such was the scene on January 7 when legislators returned to work after the November 2018 elections.
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October 2018
Oct 26, 2018, 5:37 PM
The legislative season was a busy one this year. The fires of 2017 and 2018 created a lot of positive discussions about forest management and fires.
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August 2018
Aug 17, 2018, 6:18 PM
There will likely be updates in the next couple of weeks and the FLC Legislative Committee will provide updates as quickly as they can through email broadcasts and posts on the website.
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May 2018
May 18, 2018, 7:12 PM
There has been lots of activity in the capitol since early January on legislation and other matters. Brian White has arranged meetings with legislators or senior staff members in late January and early April to discuss bills related to forest management and the fire issue.
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February 2018
Feb 5, 2018, 7:23 PM
The Legislature has been in session for approximately one month and has dealt primarily with bills carried over from the 2017 legislative session.
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September-October 2018
Sep 21, 2018, 7:25 PM
Unfortunately, the successes from these aforementioned issues left little room and time for legislators to vote on some other important energy and resource-related bills as they remained on the sidelines due to significant opposition from various groups and political brinkmanship between leaders of the Senate and Assembly.
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July 2017
Jul 17, 2017, 11:05 PM
This Legislative Update includes actions taken on bills in the second house prior to both the Assembly and Senate adjourning on July 17 for their official Summer Recess.
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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