Keenan Briefings


California Property & Casualty Legislative Summary 2019 Summer Recess

August 26, 2019

The California legislature is in its final few weeks of the 2019 session.Right now, most bills are being reviewed by the Appropriations Committees in both houses, which evaluate the bills based on their cost to the state and local governments.All bills that are in fiscal committees, including those held in “suspense” must be passed by those committees by the end of this month in order to proceed to final votes.

This Briefing provides updated summaries (for those bills that have been significantly amended) and statuses on all the bills we are watching for property and casualty clients this year.

Please note the following bills, which have been signed into law since our last summary:

  • SB 188 – Discrimination: Hairstyles
  • AB 706 – Community Colleges: Academic Employees
  • SB 83 – Employment
  • AB 149 – Controlled Substances: Prescriptions
  • AB 743 – Pupil Health: Self-Administration of Prescribed Asthma Medication
  • AB 381 – Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Prevention Training
  • SB 322 – Health Facilities: Inspections: Employee Reporting

The legislative deadlines for the rest of the year are as follows:

  • August 30 – Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills.
  • September 6 – Last day to amend a bill
  • September 13 – Last day for any bill to be passed
  • October 13 – Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed on or before September 13 and in the Governor’s possession after September 13 (typically, hundreds of bills)

Unless otherwise specified, bills signed by the Governor go into effect on January 1, 2020. Bills that do get through the committee process on time and do not make it to the Governor this year become “two-year bills,” which can be considered by the Legislature again when it reconvenes on January 6, 2020.

As there are a significant number of bills, please view the entire Briefing in this PDF.