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File #: 21-519    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 6/29/2021 Final action: 6/29/2021
Title: Accept this informational report on the 2021 State and Federal legislative sessions.
Attachments: 1. 20210629_att_2021 Board Tracker, 2. 20210629_att_FY 2021-22 May Revision - SMC Analysis Table_updated June 16 2021
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer
Subject: 2021 State and Federal Legislative Update #4

Accept this informational report on the 2021 State and Federal legislative sessions.

Over the past several weeks, legislators faced two major policy bill deadlines-the Appropriations Committee (May 21) and House of Origin (June 4) deadlines. In addition, the leaders of both houses imposed a 12-bill cap per author, meaning that every legislator may only move a maximum of a dozen bills to the second house. Bills that advanced now have until July 14 to pass out of policy committees in the opposite house. Both houses have until September 10 to pass all bills.

On June 14, both houses of the Legislature approved an initial expenditure measure for the 2021-22 state budget (AB 128), reflecting a two-house agreement.

On May 28th, the Biden Administration released its budget for fiscal year 2022 as negotiations on a potential infrastructure plan continue. In addition, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced HR 3684, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act.


2021 State Update
Legislative Update-The following are a few notable bills that failed to move out of their house of origin and are now considered "dead" for the year (barring creative legislative maneuvers):
* AB 1139 (Gonzalez, Lorena) would have directed the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt a new net-energy metering standard, thus reducing the credits solar owners receive when selling energy to utilities. The bill's intended goal was to create a more equitable energy market for those who cannot afford rooftop solar.
* AB 1371 (Friedman) would have prohibited online retailers from using single-u...

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