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Nail-biting “Suspense” as 200 Bills Fail to Advance Out of Key Hearings

May 26, 2021 Hundreds of bills failed to advance last week during a rapid-fire appropriations process known as the suspense file.   The suspense file process was introduced in the Legislature in the 1980s to promote fiscal responsibility by evaluating the costs and comparing bills before they reach the Assembly or Senate floor.   Unexpectedly, the day before the committee hearings last Thursday, President pro-Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced a new limit of 12 bills per legislator, ensuring the death of hundreds of bills. Atkins reasoned that rules requiring “increased access for people to phone in public comment” made the cap necessary.   Of the 16 priority bills highlighted during the League of California Cities Legislative Action Days, 12 were placed on the appropriations committee suspense files and during those hearings, five bills had favorable outcomes for California cities. Check Out Some of The BillsAt THE...

Legislative Day April 27

Legislative Day 2021 – April 27

Save the date April 27 for Legislative Day 2021, a day filled with talks from our Capitol’s most dynamic political leaders and much, much more! Join us for C.A.R.’s first-ever fully virtual Legislative Day! C.A.R. is hosting its first-ever, fully virtual Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 27th and we encourage you to join other REALTORS® from the Glendale Association of REALTORS® who are participating. If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this is a great opportunity for you to take part without leaving home! Here are some of the highlights of the content for the day: Hear from dynamic political leaders – Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Member Blanca Rubio. Receive a state legislative update from C.A.R.’s Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, Sanjay Wagle. A Fireside Chat with Legendary Political Columnist Dan Walters and...Continue reading

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