In Response to Legislative Concerns, the State Bar of California Board of Trustees Approves Recommendations to Clarify the Scope and Composition of the Closing the Justice Gap Working Group

By Ian Ross At its February 25, 2022 meeting, the State Bar of California Board of Trustees voted to adopt staff’s recommendations to adjust the composition of the Closing the Justice Gap Working Group (CTJG), streamline its meeting processes, and Continue reading

Dental Board of California Grants Provisional Approval to California North State University College of Dental Medicine

By Dimitri Davis At its February 11, 2022, meeting [Agenda Item 24], the Dental Board of California (DBC) voted to grant provisional approval to California North State University College of Dental Medicine (CNSUCDM) to operate as a Board-approved dental school Continue reading

SB 577 Seeks to Update Current Money Lending Law in California

By Alexandra Loyo SB 577 (Limón), as amended January 12, 2022, is a two-year bill that would amend sections 2105, 17202.1, 17414.1, and 80001 of, add section 22050.5 to, and repeal section 80002 of the Financial Code to provide a Continue reading

The CPUC Initiates Rulemaking Proceeding to Review the Tribal Land Transfer Policy Guidelines

By Riley Minkoff On February 10, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) (R.22-02-002) to consider revisions to the Commission’s Tribal Land Transfer Policy (TLTP) Implementation Guidelines. According to the OIR, the TLTP was Continue reading

California Department of Insurance Sponsors AB 2238 (Rivas) Establish Heat Wave Ranking System in California

By Julia Zeigler AB 2238 (Rivas), as amended March 23, 2022, would add Part 5.5 (commencing with section 71410) to Division 34 of the Public Resources Code to establish a publicly accessible ranking system for heat waves, with clear categories Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Finalizes Rulemaking Package Regarding the Definition of Satisfactory Evidence of Educational Requirements

By Frannie Winters At its January 21, 2022, meeting [Agenda item XI.A.], the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) considered the public comments received regarding its proposed amendments to section 2.8, Title 16 of the CCR to streamline the Board’s process Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Issues Declaratory Decision with Precedential Effect on Administration of Medicinal Cannabis to Students

By Hamdy M. Masri At its February 16, 2022 meeting, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) unanimously voted to adopt a declaratory decision with precedential effect pursuant to section 11425.60 of the Government Code that “a registered nurse does not Continue reading

AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, Pulled Before Voting Occurred in the Assembly

By Yusra Serhan AB 1400 (Kalra), titled the “California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act,” as amended January 24, 2022, and as it applies to the DMHC, would have added Title 23 to the Government Code to establish a universal Continue reading

Proposed Bill Would Permit California Department of Insurance to Order Restitution to Victims of Unlicensed Insurance Sellers

By Allison Plette SB 1040 (Rubio), as introduced February 15, 2022, would amend sections 12928.6 and 12976 of, and add section 12928.7 to, the Insurance Code to authorize the Insurance Commissioner to order restitution to consumers for illegal actions by Continue reading

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Joins Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 26 Other State Regulators in Federal Lawsuit against Safeguard Metals

By Summer M. Bosse On February 1, 2022, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced that it, in partnership with the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 26 other state regulators, has filed a federal lawsuit in Continue reading