The California Legislature will reconvene for the 2020 Legislative Session on January 6th. Given this is the second year of the 2019-20 Legislative Session, policy committees will jump directly back into the thick of policymaking and begin considering “two-year” bills left over from 2019.
Two-year bills are bills that are introduced in the first half of the two-year session, but do not meet deadlines to clear both houses before the Autumn recess. These bills must be passed out their first house of origin by January 31st.
Also, newly-introduced bills will begin to occur shortly after January 6th. All of these measures will be reviewed by RCRC staff for their impact on RCRC member counties. RCRC staff expects an additional two thousand bills will be introduced before the February 21st deadline.