In the late hours of Monday, August 31st, the Legislature approved ten additional budget trailer bills that assist in the implementation of the 2020-21 State Budget Package. The latest actions by the Legislature address changes to the current fiscal year budget, property tax assessment appeals, education finance, juvenile justice, criminal justice administrative fees, and cannabis. Unfortunately, the revised State Budget Package does not include an expenditure plan for the Assembly Bill 32 Cap-and-Trade Auction proceeds. The State Budget Package also does not address the wildfire prevention allocation package proposal that was subject of much consideration in the final week of the 2020 Legislative Session.

In late June, the Legislature approved a large aspect of the 2020-21 State Budget Package. Those actions by the Legislature and the Governor enacted sixteen budget trailer bills that assist in implementing the 2020-21 State Budget Package, as well as revise the main Budget Bill which was passed on June 15th.

The Governor has until September 30th to act on the bills which comprise the revised State Budget Package. It is expected the Governor will sign these additional budget trailer bills with minimal-to-no-changes.

Read RCRC’s revised Rural Rundown here, which reflects a number of updates to the State Budget Package. The updates are highlighted in yellow.