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 22, summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of September 16, when the Legislature began its interim study recess. Three job killer bills are among the bills awaiting action by the Governor.
Within each subject area, the list presents bills in order of priority with the highest priorities at the top.
October 15 is the last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before September 16.
The CalChamber will publish its final status report, showing the ultimate fate of bills sent to the Governor this year, on October 20.
Bills signed by the Governor will become law on January 1, 2018. Urgency, tax and budget-related 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 November 3.Status-Report-09-22-2017