Special thanks to Skip Daum of Capitol Communications Group for his assistance in sifting through and summarizing bills.
Over 4,000 were introduced by the California Legislature in 2011-2012. Below are summaries of some of the more important bills affecting contractors in their roles as contractors. Many other bills will impact them in other roles, such as being businesses, taxpayers, and employers. Each of the summaries are brief, focusing on the gist of the bill, while most of the bills have additional provisions that are not mentioned. Links are provided to the full text of each of the bills for those wanting to know in detail the provisions of the new law. Lastly, reference is made to failed bills that are likely to be revisited next session.