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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Update on 2019 Political Process 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 political process […]

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Update on 2019 Environmental 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 environmental legislation. […]

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Update on 2019 Labor and Employment 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 pending labor […]

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Update on 2019 Tax 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 tax legislation. […]

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Legislature Should Reject Renewed Attack on Arbitration Agreements – Part 3

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

Proponents of AB 51 (Gonzalez), as they have with previous versions of this legislation, make a number of claims that are addressed below: Claim: Arbitration Is a Secret Process in California – False California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1281.96 requires a quarterly report by all private arbitration companies that administer arbitrations in this state.  […]

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