Important Justice Reform Bills Headed To Newsom, But Time Runs Out For Critical Bill Allowing CA DOJ To Decertify Cops Fired For Misconduct

September 02, 2020

Monday was the final day of the legislative session, and thus the final day for California lawmakers to shuttle bills off the house floors and onto Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. This was made more difficult by coronavirus-related delays that first eliminated two months, then a handful of the very last workdays before the legislative cutoff for passing bills.

And while the Senate and Assembly sent approximately 200 bills to Newsom on Monday, many bills, including important criminal justice reforms proposed in response to protests over police killings, were abandoned when the clock struck midnight.

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