THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
By Tracy M. Potts* and Silvio Reggiardo, III**
In the first half of each calendar year, the California Legislature and the other individuals and entities involved in the legislative process begin working with proposed legislation that may become California law. As many of its members are already aware, the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section ("TEXCOM") also works busily during this process, proposing and monitoring bills that may affect the law of trusts and estates. In this article, the authors, one a past and the other a present chair of TEXCOM’s legislative subcommittee, summarize the legislative process and discuss some recent trusts and estates legislative developments.
I. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
A. The Legislature