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AB 421 (Bryan) The Referendum Accountability Act of 2023

Capitol Building in Sacramento

Existing law requires a state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petition to contain specified language advising the public of its right to ask whether the person circulating the petition is a paid signature gatherer or a volunteer and requires specified language to be printed across the top of each page of a referendum. Existing … Read more

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AB 841 (Berman) Industrial Heat Electrification Roadmap

Existing law requires the CA Energy Commission (CEC) to undertake various actions in furtherance of meeting the state’s clean energy and pollution reduction objectives. Existing law requires the commission to gather or develop, and publish on the commission’s internet website, guidance and best practices to help building owners, the construction industry, and local governments overcome … Read more

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AB 698 (Essayli) State restrictions on local govts relating to gas stoves

electric cooking

Existing law prohibits new residential-type gas appliances that are equipped with a pilot light from being sold in the state 24 months after an intermittent ignition device has been demonstrated and certified by the California Energy Commission. This bill would prohibit state agencies and local governments from adopting or enforcing a rule, regulation, resolution, or … Read more

Assemblymember Bill Essayli

Assemblymember Bill Essayli

Assemblyman Bill Essayli was elected in 2022 to represent the 63rd State Assembly District, which includes the whole cities of Norco, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Canyon Lake, as well as portions of the cities of Eastvale, Riverside, and Corona. Assemblyman Essayli is a former federal prosecutor and Riverside County Deputy District Attorney. Today, he is…

Assemblymember Damon Connolly

Assemblymember Damon Connolly

Assemblymember Damon Connolly was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 12th Assembly District.

Over his nearly two decades in public service…

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AB 1534 (Irwin) Remote sensing of methane emissions from municipal solid waste landfills

Tractor pushing garbage in a landfill.

Existing law, The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board (ARB) as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. Existing law requires the ARB to approve and begin implementing a comprehensive short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) strategy to achieve a reduction in the … Read more

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin represents California’s 42nd Assembly District, which includes portions of both Ventura and Los Angeles Counties; including all of Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Brentwood, Casa Conejo, Calabasas…

Assemblymember Juan Carillo

Assemblymember Juan Carrillo

Assemblymember Juan Carrillo was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 39th Assembly District. He will represent portions of the northern Antelope Valley, including Palmdale, Lancaster, the eastern communities of Littlerock, Lake Los Angeles, and Sun Village, stretching into San Bernardino County to include Adelanto, Hesperia, Mountain View Acres and Victorville…

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AB 1224 (Bryan) Green Jobs Survey

Existing law establishes the Labor and Workforce Development Agency in state government under the supervision of an executive officer known as the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. Existing law charges the agency with various duties relating to coordinating workforce programs and overseeing specified departments, boards, and panels, including the Employment Development Department and the … Read more

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New bill leverages California’s electric vehicle boom to avoid power outages

SACRAMENTO — SB 233, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and sponsored by The Climate Center, aims to unlock the potential for California’s millions of electric vehicles to shore up the electric grid and power homes during outages.  The bill will require most new electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment sold in California … Read more