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Love That Bill Or Hate It, Here's What You Can Do About It

The California legislature went into recess on Tuesday until adjournment sine die at midnight on November 30.  Cal. Const. Art. IV, § 3, Joint Rule 51(b).  Under the Constitution no bill may be passed by either house on or after September 1 of an...

Legislation

California Legislature Passes Corporate Board Racial/Ethnic/Gender Quota Bill

The California legislature convened over the weekend as the current biennium comes to a close today.  On Sunday afternoon, the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee heard the Senate amendments to AB 979, a bill that would impose quotas on the...

Legislation, Corporate Governance

California's Racial/Ethnic Quota Bill Is Amended To Expand Definition Of "Underrepresented Communities"

Earlier this month, I noted a California bill that would require publicly held corporations have a minimum number of "directors from underrepresented communities".  The bill, AB 979 (Holden), originally defined "directors from underrepresented...

Legislation, Corporate Governance

Where Do Dead Bills Go?

We are now in the second year of the California legislature's biennium.  Under the Constitution, any bill introduced during the first year of the biennium of the legislative session that has not been passed by the house of origin by January 31 of...

Legislation

California Enacts Another Risk Factor

On September 18, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 5, a bill dealing with the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors.  It will probably come as no surprise that the bill intended to make it more likely that a worker will be...

Legislation

The Theological Roots Of Advice And Consent

The United States Constitution vests the executive power of the federal government in the president, but his or her power is not entirely autonomous.  Notably, Article II, Section 2 endows the president with the power to make treaties with the...

Legislation

Legislator Proposes Enactment Of The  Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act

Last month, California joined Hawaii, Nevada and Oklahoma in considering enactment of the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act.  California's bill, AB 1489, was introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Ian C....

Legislation

Legislature Proposes Cleaning Up California Business Statutes

California has thousands of statutes on the books.  Over the years many have become outdated, referring to laws, agencies and office titles that no longer exist.  For the public, this can be very frustrating as it is not always clear whether there...

Legislation

It's A Brand New Biennium!

The California legislature reconvened on Monday.  Cal. Const. Art. IV, § 3(a).  Over 100 bills have already been introduced in the Assembly.  The Senate is far behind with just 51 bills introduced thus far.  The first day business in both houses...

Legislation

California Bill Amended To Impose $100K Penalty For Failure To Report Timely Board Gender To Secretary Of State

I have written several posts about a bill, SB 826, now pending in the California legislature that would impose fines on publicly held corporations that fail to meet prescribed gender quotas.  See California Bill Would Mandate Gender Quotas For...

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