Legislative Bulletin

Last minute exemption for carriers negotiated by CNPA into Assembly bill before heading to the governor

Knowing that its efforts to obtain an exemption in AB 5 for newspaper carriers and distributors came up short, CNPA nonetheless worked with State Senators Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Bob Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles), and Jerry Hill (D-Palo Alto) to get a carrier exemption into a different bill before the deadline for amending…

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Measure to protect attorney’s fees in CPRA litigation given nod by Legislature

Last week the Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly voted to send to Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure introduced by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that would protect the ability of requesters who prevail in CPRA litigation to obtain their attorney’s fees and costs. The Assembly vote was 62-13 and the Senate vote was 28-11. The bill, SB…

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Legislature sends bill requiring agencies to retain emails to governor

Legislation that would prohibit agencies from destroying emails for at least 2 years was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate and Assembly last week on votes of 32-4 and 63-11 respectively. AB 1184, by Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) would require state and local agencies to retain every writing containing information relating to the conduct of…

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CNPA in play on last night of legislative session

After receiving its last set of amendments last Friday, Sept. 6, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s (D-San Diego) AB 5 was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and was sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday after final approval by the Assembly. The last set of amendments exempting more workers from the Dynamex ABC test included an…

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Newspapers must comply with new emergency wildfire smoke regulation

The Office of Administrative Law on Monday approved CalOSHA’s emergency wildfire smoke protection regulation, which requires employers to take steps to protect employees from wildfire smoke, including providing respirators in some circumstances. Because regulations were adopted on an emergency basis they took effect immediately upon being approval. Key information employers need to know about this…

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Bill limiting political speech easily passed by committee despite objection from CNPA and free speech groups

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed AB 730 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), which would prohibit the dissemination of images and audio or video recordings of candidates within 60 days of an election if the image or recording has been manipulated with the intent to injure the candidate’s reputation unless a specified disclosure…

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