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Current California Highway-Related Legislation


2023-2024 Legislative Session

AB = Assembly Bill · ACR = Assembly Concurrent Resolution
SB = Senate Bill · SCR = Senate Concurrent Resolution

This information reflects a review of legislation proposed as of 2022-12-29. Note that some are non-highway, if I find them of interest. This information is based on the California State Legislature has website to obtain bill information, which includes the ability to subscribe to bills and to comment on them. Last items examined:

Note: ★ indicates new items as of this update. ✠ indicates items that are essentially dead (no activity for two update cycles or six months, whichever is longer)

See the section titled Legislative Calendar for a summary of the timelines of the legislative process.


Bills of interest under active consideration by the California State Assembly

Resolutions of interest under consideration by the California State Assembly

Bills of interest under consideration by the California State Senate

Resolutions under consideration by the California State Senate

Bills/Resolutions sent to the Governor of Signature

Chaptered Bills/Resolutions: Entered into Law

Bills/Resolutions Vetoed

Dead, Inactive, Joint Rule 56, or Moribund Proposals

Alas, sometimes this proposals come back to life when a legislator wants to introduce a bill, but is past the bill introduction date. The bill or resolution is then amended beyond recognition and morphed into a new bill, often on a different subject. Often these are the unpassed bill from the first year of a two-year legislative session.

Legislative Calendar for 2023

Note that, unless otherwise indicated, committee meetings take place once the legislature is in session. In particular, note that last day for most bills to be introduced is February; after that date, if you want to introduce a new bill, you have to modify an existing one. Thus, the legislature creates loads of "non-substantive" changes bills, in the various areas of operation of government, that it can either ignore and let die, or gut and amend into something new in lieu of introducing a new bill. Further, in September, bills can be amended on the floor at the last minute, after all committee hearings.

Jan. 1 Statutes from 2022 take effect
Jan. 4 Legislature reconvenes
Jan 10 Budget  must be submitted by Governor (Art. IV,  Sec. 12(a)).
Jan 20 Last day to submit bill requests  to the Office of Legislative Counsel.
Jan -- Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house in the odd- numbered year (J.R. 61(b)(3)) (Art. IV, Sec. 10(c)).
Feb. 17 Last day for bills to be introduced
Mar 30 Spring Recess begins upon adjournment.
Apr 10 Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess.
Apr 28 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)).
May 5 Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)).
May 12 Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 5 (J.R. 61(a)(4)).
May 19 Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(5)).
May 19 Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 5 (J.R. 61(a)(6)). (add to calendar)
May 30 -
Jun 2
Floor session only. No committee may  meet for any purpose except for Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees.
Jun 2 Last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house (J.R. 61(b)(11)).
Jun 5 Committee meetings may resume (J.R. 61(a)(9)).
Jun 15 Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV, Sec. 12(c)(3)).
Jul 14 Last day for policy committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(14)).
Jul 14 Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
Aug 14 Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R. 51(b)(2)).
Sep 1 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills (J.R. 61(b)(15)).
Sep 5 -
Sep 14
Floor session only. No committee may meet for any purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees (J.R. 61(b)(16)).
Sep 8 Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(13)).
Sep 14 Last day for each house to pass bills. (J.R. 61(a)(14)). Interim Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(4)).
Oct 14 Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 14 and in the Governor's possession on or after Sept. 14 (Art. IV, Sec. 10(b)(1)).

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