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"Utility Talk": Power Resilience and California’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Events

For your awareness and participation, the following is an opportunity from EPA pertaining to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS): As a part of EPA’s Water Security Division’s Preparedness Month activities, EPA and partners will be talking about power resilience and California’s PSPS events and...


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Governor Signs COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation and Employer Notification Bills

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two COVID-19 related employment bills into law, SB 1159 (Hill, Daly) – COVID-19 workers compensation presumption and AB 685 (Reyes) – Employer COVID-19 exposure notification requirements . Both bills are briefly summarized below. SB 1159, which takes...


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State Board of Education Approves New Civic Seal for Students

California’s State Board of Education approved criteria for a new State Seal of Civic Engagement for California’s schools. The adopted seal criteria was developed to assist schools in supporting all students to develop civic competencies and identities while learning about civic...


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Paid Sick Leave for All Employees Signed Into Law

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Budget Trailer Bill AB 1867 , related to paid sick leave and paid family leave. The broad scoped bill covers several different industries as well as a number of different types of leave. Included in the provisions of the bill is a section that will...


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CSDA Sponsored Bill Moves to Governor Newsom’s Desk

CSDA sponsored legislation to reinstate a short-term loan tool for special districts has passed the State Legislature and awaits action by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 2107 , authored by Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) and joint authored by Assembly member Adam Gray (D-Merced) would...


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Presidential Memorandum Provides Payroll Tax Deferral Option

On August 13, President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum instructing U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to develop a plan to defer employees’ share of Social Security payroll tax collection in an effort to “put money directly in the pockets of American workers and generate...


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Governor Signs Legislation Updating Independent Contractor Law

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2257 (Gonzalez) into law. Assembly Member Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced 2257 as a way to fix some issues with independent contractor law, AB 5, as well as to include additional exemptions to the law. Included in the new exemptions is one for...


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Governor Signs Emergency Proclamation to Free Up Additional Energy Capacity and Production

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a State of Emergency in response to the “Extreme Heat Event” that California will be experiencing over the next few days. Among the various directions in the proclamation, the Governor is directing the Air Resources Board to “exercise maximum discretion to...


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National Fire, Emergency Districts Request Inclusion in Federal Covid-19 Relief

National Fire, Emergency Districts Excluded from CARES Act, Request Inclusion in Federal COVID-19 Relief as US Grapples with Fires, Hurricane National fire and emergency services stakeholders are pressing House and Senate leadership to ensure fire and emergency services districts receive...


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Parks and Recreation Receive New Guidance on Childcare Programs

CSDA is pleased to announce that, in response to a request from a CSDA-led coalition of park and recreation providers, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Social Services (DSS) have issued updated guidance allowing for specific settings to offer childcare under a...