Legislation tracking and outcomes from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013
This legislative year started on October 1, 2012 and ended on September 30, 2013 with Governor Brown signing and vetoing bills up to October 13, 2013. During this time the City took position on 35 State bills, expressed concern on 1 State bill pertaining to the California Environmental Quality Act and 1 federal bill on Marketplace Fairness Act.
In this session the City took position on bills that had a definite impact on local control and a tremendous fiscal impact. In some instances, multiple letters were sent to express our voice on SB 7 - Charter Cities, AB 1373 - Worker's Compensation for firefighters and peace officers, AB 792 - Utility User Tax Exception and many others.
With the new legislative session underway, let's see what this year will bring.
Outcome of all letters sent
Status of Letters of Support and Opposition Sent
*Note: outcome of all letters sent only includes letters of support or opposition at the State level. Two additional letters were sent, for a total of 37 letters; however they are not included in these metrics. One (1) letter was a letter of concern sent regarding a California Senate Bill that died in a committee. One (1) letter of support was sent to the United States Senate. It is difficult to track results when the City does not take a firm stance of opposition of support and letters at the Federal level since all other bills of interest are at the State level.
Policy Area of All Postion Letters