Category Archives: Legislative Updates

The Consumer Federation of California’s 2024 Agenda to Bolster Consumer Protections

The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) is enacting a comprehensive state policy agenda to protect consumers in various areas. In 2024, CFC’s legislative agenda is as ambitious as ever. This year, CFC is sponsoring a total of seven bills, co-sponsoring three, and taking positions of support or … Read More ›

Consumer Federation of California Sponsors Bill To Inject Competition Into Ticketing Marketplace Dominated By Ticketmaster/Live Nation Monopoly

Bill by Assemblymember Wicks supported by fans, artists & community groups; bill opposed by monopoly under federal investigation  For Immediate Release; April 09, 2024 SACRAMENTO – The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) featured at a press conference Monday regarding a bill authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) … Read More ›

Attorney General Rob Bonta and Senator Limón Introduce Bill, Co-sponsored by Consumer Advocacy Groups, to Safeguard Consumers from Medical Debt

Contact: (916) 210-6000, SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Senator Monique Limón (D- Santa Barbara), and a coalition of prominent consumer advocacy organizations today unveiled Senate Bill 1061 (SB 1061), legislation seeking to protect consumers from having their credit ruined by prohibiting medical debt from being … Read More ›

Critics Blast ‘Weak’ CA Best Interest Bill Speeding Toward Passage

Life Annuity Specialist || By Warren S. Hersch || January 19, 2019 Consumer advocates accuse state regulators of rushing passage of a “Frankenstein’s monster” largely written by the industry. Consumer advocates are pushing back against efforts to fast-track enactment of a California bill that its supporters pitch … Read More ›


The CA Dept. of Insurance is sponsoring a bill heavily influenced by life and annuity insurers that undermines what Biden’s Department of Labor has proposed to keep consumers away from unsuitable products Bill being rushed months before deadline harms consumers; no meaningful negotiations despite bill’s previously being … Read More ›

Governor Newsom Signs a Number of Key Consumer Protection Legislation Sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California

Late Friday night California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law five bills sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California that help consumers avoid scams, junk fees, and enhance their rights over data that their in-vehicle cameras may capture. The five bills are: 1. SB 296 (Dodd) – … Read More ›


“Simple, elegant and groundbreaking” says CFC Executive Director For Immediate Release; October 11, 2023 Sacramento, CA –  Consumer Federation of California (CFC) Executive Director Robert Herrell today issued the following statement in response to the FTC’s proposed rule banning junk and hidden fees: “CFC strongly supports the simple, … Read More ›

As Sam Bankman-Fried fraud trial begins, Governor Newsom can act right now to protect California consumers in crypto

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Two Bills on Governor’s Desk Would License & Regulate Crypto and “Crypto Kiosks” to Help Protect Consumers from Scams and Rip-Offs For Immediate Release || Wednesday, October 4, 2023 SACRAMENTO, CA – As the federal fraud trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried began in New York, the Consumer … Read More ›

Key Consumer Protection Bills Head to Governor

Capitol dome from the east

Consumer Federation of California Shepherds Vital Protections for California Consumers to Curb Crypto Scams, Attack Hidden/Junk Fees, and Enhance Privacy For Immediate Release || Friday, September 15, 2023 Sacramento, CA September 15, 2023 – As the California State Legislature finalized its legislative actions for the year, final … Read More ›

Consumer groups ask CA governor to halt insurance industry discussions, say they’ve been left out

CFC in the News || By Michael Finney || ABC 7 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) — Information floating around Sacramento points to an industry push for a major change in California’s insurance regulations. “Rumors are abundant, but the thread through all of this is the consumer groups — we … Read More ›

Ticketmaster’s Taylor Swift ticket debacle set off huge fan outrage, but state and federal governments aren’t making expected reforms

CFC in the News || When thousands of fans couldn’t get tickets for megastar Taylor Swift’s summer stadium tour, some diehards paid upwards of 70 times face value to see their favorite artist in person — an outrage that prompted Congressional hearings and bills in state legislatures to better protect consumers. Read the … Read More ›

California lawmakers act after Taylor Swift ticket fiasco. Ticketmaster tries to shake it off.

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Consumer Federation of California’s 2023 Policy Agenda

CFC is sponsoring or co-sponsoring the following 7 bills in the current legislative session: CFC-Sponsored Six-Bill Junk Fees Package  A multi-bill package sponsored by CFC and a wide range of consumer and small business organizations to crack down on so-called “junk fees.” CFC has worked on this … Read More ›

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