What Brown Vetoed, but Newsom Signed (or Vetoed as well)

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Now that the 2019 Legislative Session has concluded, many Capitol observers have inquired whether bills that had been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown over the past few years saw success under Governor Gavin Newsom. Or whether bills that Brown had vetoed were also vetoed by our new governor. With the help of all the Assembly […]

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The 2019 California Legislative Session in Review

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

With the recently concluded 2019 California Legislative Session, I thought I would look back at the highlights and compare them to the last Legislative Session as a reference point, especially in light of the Democratic supermajority in both houses of the Legislature and Governor Newsom replacing Governor Brown after eight years. Bills Introduced in the […]

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Overview of 2019 Bill Actions by Governor Newsom

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

The 2019 Legislative Session concluded on September 14 and October 13 was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to act upon bills sent to his Desk during the final weeks of the Session. In his first year of bill actions, there were over a thousand bills that reached Governor Newsom’s Desk this year, including […]

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Governor Should Reject Renewed Attack on Arbitration

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez has again gotten to the Governor’s Desk a measure to preclude the use of arbitration agreements in employment disputes. While last year’s effort also passed the Legislature, AB 3080 was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, just as he had done with a narrower bill in 2015. Assemblywoman Gonzalez has pursued AB 51 […]

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Update on Governor’s Bill Signing Activity

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Through Friday, October 4, the Governor has acted on 549 bills. He has signed 526 bills and vetoed 23 bills. That is a current veto rate of 4.2%. Governor Newsom has seven days remaining until the Sunday, October 13 at midnight deadline for final bill actions. The Governor has 488 bills remaining on his desk. […]

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Initial Look at the Numbers: Brown and Newsom

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

During former Governor Brown’s last year in office, 1,217 bills reached the Governor’s Desk by the conclusion of the 2018 Legislative Session. In his first year in office, Governor Newsom will have received 1,037 bills by the conclusion of the 2019 Legislative Session. In 2018, out of 2,225 bills introduced (Senate – 694; Assembly – […]

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A Look at the Rules Governing the Last Month of Session

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

The following is a brief look at the major happenings at the end of Session pursuant to the California Constitution and relevant statutes. The end of the Legislative Session includes the last month that the Legislature is in session, followed by the month in which the Governor considers all of the bills sent to his […]

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Is the California Legislature a Bill Factory?

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

During California’s last legislative session, the 2018 legislative session, the Legislature and Governor enacted 1,016 new laws – most of which took effect on January 1, 2019. This particular statistic raises the age old question – Is the California Legislature too much of a bill factory? I will leave the answer to that question, and […]

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Update on 2019 Privacy Legislation: What Remains?

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Now that the house of origin deadline has passed, and we are basically at the mid-point in the California Legislative Session, we can take a look at pending legislation with particular attention to the bills that will continue along the legislative process in the second house. The focus of this article is on privacy legislation. […]

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Update on 2019 Legal Reform Legislation: What Remains?

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Now that the house of origin deadline has passed, and we are basically at the mid-point in the California Legislative Session, we can take a look at pending legislation with particular attention to the bills that will continue along the legislative process in the second house. The focus of this article is on legal reform […]

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