CURRENT STUDIES

California’s Homeowners’ Insurance Market

Media coverage of increasing homeowners’ insurance premiums and non-renewal rates, along with a sharp rise in the number of homeowners who secure coverage through California’s safety-net insurance option – the Fair Access to Requirements (FAIR) Plan –has led some to declare California’s homeowners’ insurance market in crisis. Yet, California’s premiums remain below the national average and far below those in other disaster-prone states, and state leaders are currently working...
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STUDY EVENTS

  • Hearing on California’s Homeowners Insurance Market (Part 2)
    Public Hearing: April 25, 2024

    Agenda to be announced.

    Public Notice/Agenda
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Retail Theft

In June 2023, the Commission received a request from the California state legislature to look at issues surrounding state retail theft data. In response, the Commission is holding a series of hearings examining how retail theft and corresponding arrests, filings, and convictions are reported and tracked, and whether there are improvements that could be made...
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STUDY EVENTS

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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Since its enaction in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has been California’s premier piece of environmental legislation. The law requires public agencies and decision-makers to evaluate the environmental impact of a proposed project, determine if the project will have significant impacts on environmental quality, disclose those impacts to the public, and mitigate them to the degree feasible. For more than fifty years, CEQA has played a critical role in promoting environmental...
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STUDY EVENTS

  • Business Meeting – March 28, 2024
    Business Meeting: March 28, 2024
    Public Notice/Agenda
  • Hearing on the Effects of the California Environmental Quality Act (Part 5)
    Public Hearing: June 22, 2023
    Public Notice/Agenda
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