California lawmakers have just passed a law that will effectively shut down the state’s government and put its political parties in the same political orbit.
California Senate President Kevin de León signed Senate Bill 581 into law Tuesday, and it’s the latest in a series of bills that California lawmakers passed this session to limit how much power a state government can exercise over itself.
This time, however, the state senate didn’t pass a bill that would essentially shut down state government, instead it passed a bill to require the legislature to adopt new rules governing its operations.
The Senate approved the bill on a 48-3 vote Tuesday, but the state house didn’t take up the legislation until Wednesday afternoon, and a final vote was expected to take place Thursday.
Senate President Kevin De León, center, signs a bill into law during a legislative session in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday.
California legislators passed a new law Wednesday that limits how much government power a government can exert over itself, but they haven’t yet moved to take it to the floor for a vote.
The measure, SB581, was passed with a wide margin of support, with nearly 80 percent of the Assembly voting in favor of the bill, and about a third of the Senate voting against it.
De León is not the only legislator who’s pushed for a more controlled system of government.
Gavin Newsom, the first governor in the nation to go to an early election, also has called for a “state of emergency” in California and has said he will seek a third term in 2018.
State Sen. Bob Huff, left, and Assemblyman Jim Chau, right, attend a meeting with Senate President and Assembly Speaker Kevin de Leon at the Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday.
De Leon said he expects the state legislature to vote on the bill again, although it will be much more difficult for him to bring it to a vote because it would require the governor to sign the bill into the state constitution.
The new bill will have broad implications for the entire state of California.
The state will lose much of its power, as will the power of the governor.
If the state doesn’t have the authority to enact laws, it becomes much harder for California to control its own affairs.
The bill does have some exemptions that would allow the state to use its legislative powers to regulate things like traffic congestion and energy prices, but there are also many limitations on what it can do.
The legislation would also prohibit the state from regulating things like how much food is allowed on grocery store shelves.
If food is sold at prices higher than the federal minimum wage, it could be subject to fines.
Under the new bill, the governor could also prohibit state government from spending money on any of the above things.
That would mean that California could have to make cuts in spending to pay for the health care system, education and other needs, which would also likely affect food prices.
The bill also could prevent state agencies from spending state money on anything except health care.
The full Senate will consider the bill Wednesday.
California is in the midst of a national election year that has seen many of its political leaders try to use their power to influence the outcome of the election, including candidates for governor and state attorney general.
The California state constitution allows for candidates to run for office without the need to secure a primary election.
If elected, the governors will then hold their first statewide election in 2020.