At least one chamber of the California State Legislature will be featuring a lighter-than-usual load of work when it returns in May.
Friday, State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D–San Diego) instructed the chamber’s 20 policy-centric authorizing committees to shed the number of bills it will undertake when the Senate returns to session.
“In these times, our government has to change as well if we are going to succeed in doing the public’s business and protecting the public health,” Atkins’ memo to committee chairs reads.
The Legislature was expected to return to work Monday. As the pandemic worsened, legislative leaders in both the Senate and Assembly extended the recess to May 4.
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