• Legislation / JLAC


    Updated Brown Act Teleconferencing / Virtual Meeting Requirements (AB361)

    Assembly Bill (AB) 361, signed into law on September 16, 2021, amends Government Code section 54953 to provide authority and specific requirements for public agencies to hold virtual meetings during a proclaimed emergency and remain in compliance with the Brown Act (Gov. Code §§ 54950 et seq.)


    Assembly Bill 167 and Revisions to Independent Study for 21-22

    This legal update discusses the changes to independent study laws for the 2021-22 school year, as contained in Assembly Bill (AB) 167, the education clean up bill signed by the Governor on September 23, 2021. It became effective immediately.


    Governor Newsom Announces COIVD-19 Vaccine Mandate

    On Friday, October 1, 2021, Governor Newsom announced that all staff and students in California schools1 will be required to receive a vaccine protecting against COVID-19. A copy of the announcement can be accessed here. The requirement will be clarified in the coming months by regulations promulgated by the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”).