Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC On Monday, August 17, legislators returned from the summer recess and after a month off, they are hitting the ground running. The final month of the first year of the 2015-16 legislative session ends on Friday, September 11. This means that the […] Read More
Republican state lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to restrict local law enforcement agencies from seeking custody of accused criminals scheduled for deportation, a response to the death of San Francisco woman allegedly killed by Mexican national who had been deported five times.
The measure, by Sen. Bob Huff (R- Diamond Bar) and Sen. Shannon Runner (R-Antelope Valley), would require a local enforcement agency to have an outstanding felony warrant for an individual before it could seek custody from federal immigration officials. The local agency also would be required to confirm that either the district attorney or attorney general planned to prosecute. Read More
Backers of an effort to slash the retirement of public servants got a stiff dose of reality this month when leaders of the state’s top public investment funds raised red flags about the plan that could be headed for the 2016 ballot.
They said the latest proposal on public pensions from former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed would undermine decades of labor law and collective bargaining precedent and threaten retirement security for tens of thousands of working families. Read More
Speaker Toni Atkins, joining a San Diego protest in July of a meeting of the conservative American
Victims of domestic violence could have their wireless telephone service providers transfer their accounts from their abusers under a bill sent to the governor.
Assembly Bill 1407 by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would authorize family-law courts to issue orders requiring wireless telephone service providers to transfer the billing responsibility and telephone number to the victim. Read More
The Senate and Assembly appropriations committees will act on hundreds of bills Thursday, deciding whether or not to move costly measures to the house floors by a legislative deadline.
The bills have already passed their house of origin and have been sitting in the committees’ suspense files because they would cost the state a significant amount of money to implement. The hearings will be held after each house’s floor session. Read More
April and May are typically two of the busiest months of the year for the California Legislature. Every bill must go through a policy committee (Public Safety, Judiciary or Health Committee, for example) before being heard in Appropriations Committee (if the bill has a price tag), and is then debated on the floor of its respective house. Read More