Legislative Process

The process of government by which bills are considered and laws enacted is commonly referred to as the Legislative Process. For an overview on how the legislative process works in the state of California, please browse the following documents:

CEAC Policy & Legislative Proposal Process

The annual Policy and Legislative Priorities are best achieved through collaboration and shared responsibility. To achieve the following, CEAC, CSAC staff, and individual county staff must combine resources, including policy and technical knowledge and expertise to maximize our influence, efficacy, and successful outcomes.

CEAC is currently requesting submission of legislative proposals for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Please see the memo, below, for more details and specific instructions.

Please submit all legislative proposals through a Public Works Director or Department Head. This makes it easier on staff to collect the requests as well as ensure that there is no duplication from within the same county.

Draft legislative proposals are due to CEAC by COB February 14.

Please send legislative proposals to Marina Espinoza at mespinoza@counties.org using the email subject title “CEAC 2021-2022 Legislative Proposal Submission”

CEAC Policy & Legislative Priorities and Guidelines 2019-2020

Federal Legislation

CSAC tracks federal issues of interest to California’s counties. CSAC’s Cara Martinson serves as the Senior Legislative Representative & Federal Affairs Manager, and counties retain Waterman & Associates in Washington, D.C. to monitor developments at the national level.

Paragon Government Relations (202) 898-1444
Cara Martinson, Senior Legislative Representative & Federal Affairs Manager
Email – Cara Martinson

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