Numerous business priorities remain to be considered by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. once they pass enrollment, the phase of the legislative process when bills are proofed and prepared for delivery to the Governor, according to the California Chamber of Commerce summary of the status of top priority bills for the business community.
The CalChamber report, published on September 9, presents the status of bills as of August 31, when the Legislature adjourned the session. Actions taken by the Governor before the publication date also are noted.
Within each subject area, the list presents bills in order of priority with the highest priorities at the top.
September 30 is the last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before September 1. The CalChamber will publish its final status report, showing the ultimate fate of priority bills sent to the Governor this year, on October 7.
Bills signed by the Governor will become law on January 1, 2017. Urgency, budget-related and tax levy measures go into effect immediately upon being signed.
Each fall, the CalChamber also publishes a record of legislators’ votes on key bills affecting the California business climate. Generally, the bills selected for the vote record have appeared in one of the status reports. This year’s vote record is scheduled to be published on October 21.