Pending Issues & Legislation

Pending Issues

Pending Legislation

Important Dates

September 10, 2021: Last day for Legislature to pass bills before adjournment of 2021 legislative session.

October 10, 2021: Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by Legislature.

January 3, 2021: Legislature reconvenes for 2022 legislative session.

BillStatus
Assembly Bill 124 – Criminal procedurePassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.
Assembly Bill 177 – Public SafetyEnacted September 23, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022.
Assembly Bill 256 – Criminal procedure: discriminationPending in Legislature.
Assembly Bill 333 – Participation in a criminal street gang: enhanced sentencePassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.
Assembly Bill 518 – Criminal law: violations punishable in multiple waysPassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.
Assembly Bill 624 – Juveniles: transfer to court of criminal jurisdiction: appealsEnacted September 22, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022.
Assembly Bill 788 – Juveniles: reunificationEnacted September 22, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022.
Assembly Bill 1509 – Enhancements: firearmsPending in Legislature.
Senate Bill 81 – Sentencing: dismissal of enhancementsPending in Legislature.
Senate Bill 82 – Petty theft   Pending in Legislature.
Senate Bill 243 – Trial testimony: expert witnesses: habeas corpusPending in Legislature.
Senate Bill 300 – Crimes: murder: punishmentPending in Legislature.
Senate Bill 317 – Competence to stand trialPassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.
Senate Bill 383 – Juveniles: informal supervision: deferred entry of judgmentPassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.
Senate Bill 481 – Sentencing: special circumstancesPending in Legislature.
Senate Bill 483 – Sentencing: resentencing to remove sentencing enhancementsPassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.
Senate Bill 775 – Felony murder: resentencingPassed by Legislature. Awaiting signature or veto by Governor.

Note: You can register to receive status updates on pending bills through the California Legislative Information website. At the the top of the webpage for the bill on which you want to receive updates, select “Track Bill” and follow the prompts. This glossary of legislative terms may be helpful in interpreting updates.

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