Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week.

Recap of Legislative Bill Activity Last Week – The following bills were acted upon this past week:

AB 1701 (Thurmond) – Labor-Related Liabilities: Original Contractor – Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (4-2); now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 63 (Jackson) – New Parent Leave – Placed on the Assembly Appropriations Committee suspense file.

SB 225 (Stern) - Human Trafficking: Hotels and Motels – Passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee (16-0); now moves to the Assembly Floor.

SB 285 (Atkins) – Public Employers: Union Organizing – Passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee (12-4); now moves to the Assembly Floor.

SB 418 (Hernandez) – Public Contracts: “Skilled and Trained Workforce” Requirements – Passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee (16-0); now moves to the Assembly Floor.

SB 772 (Leyva) – Cal/OSHA Regulations – Passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee (12-4); now moves to the Assembly Floor.

Summer Recess

Upon adjournment of session on Thursday July 21, the Legislature commenced its month-long summer recess. The Legislature will reconvene on August 21, and no legislative activity will occur in the meantime. When they reconvene in August, legislators will have a mere three weeks to pass bills to the Governor before they adjourn on September 15. It will be a busy time as the Legislature wraps up its work for the year and send bills to the Governor for signature or veto. The Governor will have until October 15 to act on legislation.

Updates

We’ll take a break from weekly updates during the summer recess, but check back here when the Legislature returns for updates on the status of pending bills, as well as additional previews of upcoming California legislative activity.