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File #: 20-804    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 10/2/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Accept this informational report detailing Governor Gavin Newsom's final action on priority and tracked bills by the County.
Attachments: 1. 20201020_att_Legislative Tracking Sheet.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer

Subject: End of 2020 Legislative Year-Round-Up-Governor's Actions

RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept this informational report detailing Governor Gavin Newsom's final action on priority and tracked bills by the County.

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BACKGROUND:
September 30, 2020 marked Governor Newsom's deadline to sign or veto the 428 bills that landed on his desk this legislative session. The COVID-19 pandemic forced California lawmakers to abbreviate their session and refocus their original priorities to respond to the public health and economic crises facing our State. Ultimately, the Governor signed over 360 measures and vetoed 62 measures.

DISCUSSION:
Governor Newsom considered numerous bills addressing the State's response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on health, housing, and labor; resiliency to wildfires, and response to the racial unrest and calls for police reform after several high-profile incidents of police violence in the nation.
Amidst budget shortfalls, Governor Newsom vetoed many measures due to the State's fiscal constraints. However, he did pen messages asking the Legislature to keep working with his Administration to create better policies on some of the State's ongoing issues.

COVID-19 Response
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Legislature and the Governor's Office to rapidly change their 2020 priorities to more directly focus on COVID-19 related measures.
The following are the most notable bills in this area signed by the Governor:
* AB 2537 (Rodriguez)-will require hospitals to maintain a three-month stockpile of unexpired PPE and establishes reporting requirements and civil penalties certain violations.
* SB 275 (Pan)-will require the State and various healthcare facilities to stockpile PPE sufficient for 45 days of surge consumption.
* AB 3088 (Chiu)-sig...

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