California State Legislature—The State Legislature

Welcome to the California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus website. Here you will find information about the Members and activities of the API Legislative Caucus. There are also resources, such as past publications and legislative priorities, which are provided to assist you in better understanding and connecting with the legislative process.

Navigating the California Legislative Process:

The budget process for California defies a simple concise definition. It is a process rather than a product. It is not the development of the Governor's Budget, the Legislature's enactment of a budget nor the executive branch's administration of the budget. Rather, it is the combination of all of these phases with all the ramifications and influences of political interactions, relationships with federal and local governments, public input, natural events, legal issues, the economy, initiatives and legislation, etc.

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Assumptions Underlying Child Care Forecast. As part of the budget package, the Legislature and the Governor agreed on a multiyear plan to increase spending on child care and preschool. The plan would result in a roughly $300 million 98 increase in child care and preschool spending by . Some parts of the agreement, such as certain rate increases, were detailed in statute or provisional budget language. Other parts, such as for future rate increases, were reflected in budget documents. For the child care forecast, we assume the state adheres to all associated statutory provisions as well as provides all the future included in the multiyear plan. In addition, the forecast assumes the state will adjust child care and preschool spending annually for COLA and the change in the population in California (consistent with state law).

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All legislation begins as an idea or concept. Ideas and concepts can come from a variety of sources. The process begins when a Senator or Assembly Member decides to author a bill.

Message From Speaker Anthony Rendon

The process of government by which bills are considered and laws enacted by the California State Legislature is commonly referred to as the legislative process. The California State Legislature is made up of two houses: the Senate and the Assembly. There are 40 Senators and 80 Assembly Members representing the people of the State of California. The Legislature maintains a legislative calendar governing the introduction and processing of the legislative measures during its two-year regular session.

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Prior to selecting any of the legislative information, it is important that you understand the legislative process and how and where the legislative information fits into the process. A review of and should be helpful.

California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus

All of the information is directly related to the legislative process and how a bill becomes law. Once laws are passed by the Legislature they can have a direct impact on your life. In a representative form of government, citizens possessing knowledge about issues and the process of government can affect the policy decisions under consideration by the Legislature.

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Any member of the Legislature can request the California State Auditor to conduct an audit using two venues—through a request to the , a 14-member committee comprised of seven senators and seven assemblymembers or through legislation.