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Based on our positions, we review bills before the California State Legislature and take action in support of or opposition to certain measures.

Need help with legislative terms? Try this useful glossary.

2017-2018

Since it is early in the two-year legislative session, the LWVC has taken few positions on bills. Check back to see whether additional bills have been added to these reports by the LWVC Legislation Committee.

  • Bill Status Report for 2017: Bills on which the LWVC has taken a position and recommends action
  • Bills of Interest: This report includes bills being “followed” by the League, on which no formal position of support or opposition has been taken, as well as bills on which the LWVC has taken a position and recommends action.  

2015-2016

Read our summary of the 2016 legislative year.

Read a summary of our 2015 advances in registration, voting, and campaign disclosure (as well as a few disappointments).
Also see our update on 2015 water legislation.

2013-2014

Read our wrap-up of the 2014 legislative year with its successes and issues that will need more work in 2015.

  • Bill Status Report: Bills on which the LWVC has taken a position and recommends action
  • Bills sent to the Governor: LWVC-supported bills passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor in 2014
  • Bills of Interest: This report also includes bills being “followed” by the League, on which no formal position of support or opposition has been taken.

2011-2012

2011 and earlier

See also "Calls to Action" and "Letters to Officials". 

LWVC Bill Status Report--10/1/2012 Bills on Which the LWVC Has Taken a Position