Monday, September 16, 2013

CFRW Capitol Update

President’s Message

As you read this we will be Louisville, Kentucky attending the NFRW Biennial Convention, where we will be electing Kathy Brugger as NFRW President. Norma Burdick, CFRW Historian/President's Press Book Chair and Gaylon Kastner, CFRW Financial Review Officer have been working hard to make our Hospitality Suite the "Gold Standard" of NFRW. Pictures will be posted in our CFRW Newsletter which will be ready by the first on next week. So check us out!

Just a quick reminder to register for the California Republican Party Convention on October 4-6. On Friday night there will be a dinner honoring our very own Kathy Brugger. Sharon Day, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee, will be the keynote speaker. WE ARE FINALLY AT THE TABLE!

We are finalizing the banquet speaker for the CFRW Biennial Convention on Saturday night, October 26th. Once we have all the "i's" dotted and the "t's" crossed on the contract, Shirley Mark, CFRW Vice President Central, will let you know via an "Action Alert". All of the CFRW Central Division, Region VI has been busily working to ensure our CFRW Biennial Convention is outstanding. All delegates have to be verified, so please make sure you register before the deadline. We also have some outstanding workshops and speakers. If you want to have a voice on who your next CFRW President and Executive Committee are you must be registered for the convention. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

Many blessings this week,
Carol Hadley
CFRW President

Bills Sent to the Governor

Well the legislative session is officially over for the year, though legislators will be back and forth from the Capitol and their districts between now and January. The final destination for bills was decided last Friday, with many bills headed to the Governor’s desk. The Governor now has 30 days to make a decision on hundreds of bills. Here are the bills the CFRW OPPOSES that are waiting for the Governor’s pen. PLEASE CONTACT GOVERNOR BROWN AND TELL HIM TO VETO THE FOLLOWING BILLS!

AB 8 (Perea, D): Would impose higher taxes on vehicle registration, tire purchases and smog abatement in order to fund the “Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program and the Air Quality Improvement Program.” It is very similar to SB 11.

AB 48 (Skinner, D): Again, another bill chipping away at our Second Amendment rights. AB 48 would prohibit the manufacturing, selling, purchasing, or using of a weapon with a “large capacity magazine,” meaning any feeding device capable of more than 10 rounds.

AB 154 (Atkins, D): AB 154 would allow nurse practitioners, mid-wives, and physician’s assistants to perform abortions. Why do the Democrats in the legislature seem to think it is ok to pawn off major surgical procedures for women to mid-level healthcare professionals? This is a huge step backwards in women’s health rights.

Call the Governor: (916) 445-2841
Email the Governor ◼ HERE
Post to the Governor’s Twitter @JerryBrownGov
Send the Governor an opposition letter:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Gone, but Not Forgotten

There are several bills that the CFRW OPPOSED that failed to pass through the legislature and onto the Governor. These bills will most likely be brought back next session as 2-year bills, meaning they will essentially be the same bill, same language, same author. If they are not resurrected as 2-year bills they may also be reintroduced as a different bill, but the integrity (or lack thereof) of the bill will remain principally intact. If you worked hard to defeat these bills this session, thank you! The CFRW asked you call your representatives, send letters to committees and work to kill these bills. We succeeded- so far. We will need to keep up the hard work next session! Here is a list of those bills.

SB 1 (Steinberg, D): Would create “Sustainable Community Investment Authorities,” which would restructure Community Redevelopment Law in the worst way! SB 1 would allow these unelected regional government entities to be able to seize private property by severely expanding eminent domain and the definition of “blighted” property. These Sustainable Community Investment Authorities would have no voter oversight or approval.

SB 11 (Pavely, D): Would raise taxes on vehicle registrations, smog checks, and even car tire purchases in order to pay for “hydrogen fuel networks,” to the tune of $20 million a year. Eminent domain can also be used on private property to build hydrogen fuel stations. Hydrogen fuel is still relatively new science.

SB 33 (Wolk, D): Another subversive bill circumventing voter approval for newly created government entities and tax increases. SB 33 would eliminate the requirement for voter approval for the creation of “Infrastructure Financial Districts” and bond issuance. It would also increase the time of the Infrastructure Financial District’s authority and power from 30 to 40 years.

SB 47 (Yee, D): SB 47 would expand the definition of an “assault weapon” to include all weapons without a “fixed magazine.” If you own such a weapon that falls within the new definition, you must register your weapon with the Department of Justice with a registration fee of $20 per weapon.

SB 53 (de Leon, D): This bill would require that those purchasing ammunition must first purchase an “ammunition permit.” These purchase permits, as well as ammunition transactions and ammunition vendor licenses, will remain on file with the California Attorney General.


Before we attend our CFRW Biennial Convention there is the California Republican Party Convention in Anaheim, October 4-6, and you won’t want to miss it! We are still riding the high from electing Senator Andy Vidak in Senate District 16, but there is more work to be done for Republicans in California! Also at the Friday night dinner, CRP Chairman Jim Brulte will be honoring our very own Kathy Brugger for all of her hard work for the party and the Federation. We want all our CFRW members there supporting Kathy! For more information and to register for convention, ◼ CLICK HERE.