Apr 25
2014
1:13 PM

Sneaky Way to Pass a Law

Last year, when the California State Bar sponsored legislation that beefed up its enforcement powers against the unauthorized practice of law, Gov. Brown vetoed the bill, saying that existing enforcement measures were sufficient. So this year, supporters of the law slipped it into Assembly Bill 852, which had been stripped of its original content relating to environmental quality. This maneuver allowed the bill to skip the committee markup process just before spring break, catching its opponents by surprise. Read the Sacramento Bee commentary, and stay tuned.

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