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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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May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017, 11:09 PM
Here is an update on actions taken on the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Suspense File on Friday, May 26. As a reminder, if any of the bills on Suspense File are held, then they will become two-year bills.
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May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017, 11:13 PM
This week there will be considerable action in the Senate and Assembly to decide whether bills will continue to move through the process and be allowed for full votes on the respective Floors.
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May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017, 11:17 PM
The sausage making in the California Legislature is in full swing as we enter the middle of the 2017 legislative session. As the month of April concluded, there was a flurry of activity as various Senate and Assembly policy committees rushed to meet an April 28 deadline for sending all policy bills with fiscal implications to the respective fiscal committees.
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February 10, 2017
Feb 10, 2017, 11:28 PM
The Legislative session has begun with new the appointment of new committee chairs, and the beginning of a new legislative session. Information on the new Committee chairs can be found below this update. Some of the emphasis in budget priorities may change given the significant damage to state and county roads and the Oroville dam crisis.
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August 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016, 11:30 PM
With only two weeks remaining in the 2015-16 legislative session, the California Legislature will begin around-the-clock sessions to try and pass a number of bills before the August 31 deadline. In typical fashion, the second year of a two-year session is usually quite busy and this year has been no different with the Legislature continuing to debate the merits of hundreds of bills leftover from last year, while also trying to dispense with hundreds of new bills introduced this year.
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October 10, 2021
Dec 2, 2021, 9:50 AM
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 consideration in 2022. At the same time, the legislative session coincided with a yearlong recall vote of Governor Newsom who ultimately beat the recall just days after the Legislature concluded its end-of-session.
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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