State Legislature Tackles Remaining Bills in Final Days

Before ending their legislative year, both houses of the California legislature tackled over 400 bills in advance of the September 13 deadline. In his first year in office, Governor Gavin Newsom has introduced a bold budgetary plan, with significant increases for homeless funding for local governments, and affordable housing tax credits. Further, the Governor did ultimately sign highly controversial bills addressing vaccinations, but will have a very active upcoming legislative session when the legislature reconvenes. Some bills, such as Chamber-supported SB 50 (Wiener) were held as two-year bills and still have uncertain futures. The Governor has until October 13 to sign or veto bills.