Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) is the first line of defense in Sacramento and at the ballot box to protect consumer legal rights. Our team of experienced advocates review the thousands of bills introduced into the California Legislature for impact on consumers. CAOC’s goal is to ensure that each and every consumer and business has the full ability to seek and receive reasonable redress through the jury system. Each year bills are introduced by big tobacco, insurance, HMO and other corporations to restrict or eliminate your legal rights. CAOC is there to fight such "tort reform" measures to ensure that every Californian has access to the courts. CAOC has been successful in defeating such anti-consumer measures in the capitol and at the ballot box while working through the state budgetary process to ensure adequate funding of California's civil justice system.
CAOC Sponsored Bills
AB 2059 (Muratsuchi) - Will update Evidence Code Section 1158 to include language about electronic medical records. CAOC fact sheet (pdf)
AB 1659 (Chau) - is a placeholder for discussions between CAOC and the California Defense Counsel on a wide variety of civil procedure issues.
More CAOC Legislative Priorities
Court funding: CAOC is helping spearhead efforts to boost funding to California courts, which have absorbed more than $1 billion in General Fund cuts. CAOC fact sheet (pdf)
Elder care protections: CAOC is supporting a package of bills to improve the rights of residents of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), including AB 2171 (Wieckowski) to create protections similar to those already enjoyed by nursing home residents.
CAOC 2013 Legislative wrap up (pdf)
CAOC 2013 Legislative wrap up (CAOC members) (pdf)
Join the Legislative Review Committee (pdf)