2020 will be an important year for California

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Assemblymember Marie Waldron
The state Legislature returns Jan. 6, to complete the 2019-2020 session. The 80 Assemblymembers and 40 Senators will gather in the state Capitol to begin work on some of the most consequential issues that have ever faced California. It’s likely that around 3,000 bills will be introduced over the next few weeks. All legislation must be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel by Jan. 24 so that bill language can be drafted by the final introduction deadline Feb. 21. Bills must be passed to the alternate House by May 29, and all work must wrap up Aug. 31, when the Legislature adjourns. Major issues include wildfires – prevention, aftermath, homeowners insurance, home hardening and safety, the related issues of energy and utilities and the state’s role in helping to solve th
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