The State Legislature is now back in session following summer break and will spend the rest of August and the first half of September wrapping up legislative business. There are approximately 800 bills that the Senate must hear, including measures that are still in the State Assembly awaiting legislative action.
Some of the more important measures that the Legislature is expected to deal with during the final month include a water bond that is scheduled to appear on the 2014 ballot, reforming the cumbersome California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and proposed changes to the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) of 1975.
Legislators in the Assembly last week launched a revamped version of the proposed water bond, which would shrink from $11 billion to just $5 billion. Although some savings are warranted, my main concern is the shrinking amount …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff