The 2013-2014 California legislative session was completed early Saturday morning amid a flurry of final action on bills. The focus now shifts as the Governor will decide the fate of the bills that were passed. Below is a snapshot of key labor and employment bills that WG has been lobbying on behalf of our members.

Matthew Allen

The California Legislature has approved three measures that make up a package of groundwater regulation legislation.  AB 1739 (Dickinson, D-Sacramento), SB 1168 (Pavley, D-Agoura Hills) and SB 1319 (Pavley) all passed with small margins as members from both parties objected to the complex content of the bills as well as the rush to pass them. 

Gail Delihant

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced an expansion of the Asian citrus psyllid quarantine area in two areas in San Luis Obispo County this week. The Department’s press release indicates that an additional 158 square miles in and around the City of San Luis Obispo and in the unincorporated area of Cayucos have been added to the existing quarantine area, bringing the total quarantine area to 268 square miles. Detections of adult and nymph Asian citrus psyllids in and around the city and an adult psyllid in the Cayucos area prompted the expansion.

Ken Gilliland

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