The signing of AB 433 gave the CCBA an 8-2 record for sponsored or supported bills sent to the Governor in 2011, including two others signed in the final two days before the Governor's deadline.
The final CCBA-supported bill signed into law by Governor Brown in the final week was SB 161 by Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), which allows school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools to participate in a program to train nonmedical school employees who volunteer to administer emergency anti-seizure medication to students with epilepsy. The bill is consistent with - though not as expansive as - Resolution 04-03-2010 by the Alameda County Bar Association, and was also the culmination of a multi-year effort.
The signings brought to a close a very successful year for the CCBA. The eight bills signed into law is the second-most for the Conference since it became an independent entity in 2001, and sets the stage for an even busier 2012, when many never CCBA-sponsored bills will be introduced and a number of two-year bills sponsored by the CCBA in 2011 will get their (possibly brief) second chance at life (see CCBA program matrix).