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This week, representatives from the California Catholic Conference testified at a hearing of the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code, supporting the Committee's May 2021 recommendation that the death penalty be abolished.
The State passes a placeholder budget; World Refugee Day; take action now on SB 380 and defeat physician-assisted suicide and celebrating Father's Day and St. Joseph in this week's Insights.
Lawmakers are required to pass a budget by June 15 of each year. However, after not agreeing on a number of items, legislators passed budget bill AB 128, a "placeholder" of sorts to allow legislators to continue to be paid until a final budget is passed by the fiscal year deadline of July 1.
Bishop Dolan’s book on responding to suicide; SB 380 and legislative updates; protecting the Hyde Amendment; the State reopening and opposing the Equality Act in this week’s Insights.
Last week, seven California IAF Organizations and more than 650 people met via zoom to advocate for improvements to SB91, including extending the eviction moratorium until the end of 2021, and expand eligibility and allow more flexibility in distribution.
While the legislature is busy nailing down final details of the state budget, which must be passed by the June 15 deadline, the bill to extend physician-assisted suicide in the state is still alive and threatening to create dire consequences for Californians and the sanctity of life.
Bishop Dolan's own life story includes the suicide of two siblings, the suicide of one of the spouses of one of his siblings, and an attempted suicide by a third sibling.
Biden's budget proposal eliminates Hyde Amendment; State reopening news; SB clears Senate; Pope Francis video on marriage and Religious Freedom Week in this week's Insights.