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File #: 22-798    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2021 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal Legislative sessions.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_att_2022 Board Tracker.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Chief Legislative Officer
Subject: 2022 State and Federal Legislative Update #6

Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal Legislative sessions.

On September 30th, Governor Newsom took final action on bills passed in the 2022 State Legislative Session.
At the federal level, President Joe Biden signed a stopgap funding bill into law, preventing a government shutdown on the last day of the federal fiscal year, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final rule for public charge determinations and the use of public benefits.

In total, the Governor signed 997 bills into law this legislative session. He vetoed 169 bills, nearly 15% of the proposals sent to his desk. In his veto messages, Newsom frequently cited cost concerns, particularly for costly bills with no identified funding mechanism, directing legislators to work through the state budget process instead.
The following is a list of some of the most notable bills signed or vetoed by the Governor:
The Brown Act-In response to threatening behaviors at public meetings and the increasing use of teleconferencing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislature passed a handful of important measures that impact bodies governed by the Brown Act this year:
* AB 2449 (Rubio-D)-SIGNED
Allows, until January 1, 2026, members of a legislative body of a local agency to use teleconferencing without identifying each teleconference location in the notice and agenda of the meeting and without making each teleconference location accessible to the public under certain limited circumstances.
* SB 1100 (Cortese-D)-SIGNED
Authorizes the presiding member of a legislative body conducting a meeting to remove an individual for actually disrupting the meetin...

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