Understanding the Process of Passing California Legislature

Passing a law anywhere in the world is a mystery to some people, but it's much more straightforward than you may imagine. According to The Washington Post, more than 300 bills are waiting for the Senate to act on them. This article will focus on the California legislative process. Let's learn more about passing laws in this state. 1. The Introduction of a Bill The first part of introducing a new law is the idea that anyone can have, but they need to convince one or several members of the Legislature to pen it down. Afterward, this person will pass the idea to the Legislative Counsel's Office, where they will officially write the bill. The ... Read More >

Federal Regulations and Why You Should Know Them

According to the American Bar Association, 1,268,011 women and men were licensed to practice law in the US in 2012. These lawyers are tasked with upholding federal regulations and arguing about them in a court of law. At the mention of laws that affect individuals and their institutions, many people think about regulations that legislative firms like local municipal councils, state legislatures, and Congress created. Did you know that numerous federal rules are administered every time federal regulations are passed? These rules often have no immediate effect on the people and institutions they have authority over. Read on to learn more ... Read More >

8 Examples of Legal Research Websites

According to Britannica.com, the amendments to the constitution have been changed 27 times. Therefore, it is important to keep abreast of those changes by having access to the appropriate legal research websites. There are several legislative documents online that describe certain statutes existing in the United States. Over time, these continue to be updated. While they are available, you should still do further research to make sure the findings expressed on these sites are the true version of U.S. law. This is especially so for free online resources. Even though legal research is best when accessing your local law library, it is still ... Read More >

3 Examples of Legal Research Tools

According to a 2005 American Bar Association (ABA) poll, 70% of attorneys in the United States are male, and 30% are female. They have a lot of research to do. There are many different legal research tools available, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. This blog post will discuss the most popular legal research tools and give you a brief overview of each one. 1. LexisNexis LexisNexis is one of the most popular legal research tools. It provides access to various legal resources, including case law, statutes, and regulations. It also has a powerful search engine that makes it easy to find the information you need. ... Read More >

New California Law Putting More Women on Company Boards

  Under a new state legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, publicly held California corporations must have at least one woman on their board. This California law will be enacted by the end of 2019. And by 2021, those companies with five members must have at least two women and companies with six members or more must have three women board members at the minimum. In his signing letter, Brown wrote, "Given all the special privileges that corporations have enjoyed for so long, it's high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the 'persons' in America." If companies fail to comply with these new state ... Read More >

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Historic Green Energy Bill

Like all in states, the California legislature has changed drastically over time. And while there are more than 300 bills regarding federal regulations waiting for Senate review, Gov. Jerry Brown has made history with the new bill he recently signed. The new bill pledges California will use 100% clean electricity by 2045. California already had a goal in place to be using 50% clean energy by 2030 -- but with this new goal, California will have to be using 60% clean energy by 2030 in order to successfully reach 100% by 2045. The California Renewable Portfolio Standard Program, which is the state body responsible for regulating public ... Read More >