Legislative Information

AB5 Becomes a Law

AB 5 (Gonzalez) was signed by Governor Newsom on September 18, 2019. Thanks to the leadership and determination of Legislative Advocate Jerry Desmond and Government Affairs Committee Chairperson Francie Koehler, as well as the written and verbal support demonstrated by many members, licensed Private Investigators were exempted from this legislation. This may be CALI's greatest legislative achievement. This achievement was made possible by years and years of building relationships in the capitol and with multiple stakeholders. There are hundreds of professions that did not receive an exemption from AB 5. Some are similar to the private investigation industry and others totally different. We owe a huge "thank you" to Ms. Koehler and Mr. Desmond for their leadership and this monumental accomplishment to save the PI profession as we know it.

On behalf of the Government Affairs Committee, our sincere appreciation goes out to all of those who fought for this success.

Click here for more legislative information regarding this historic bill.

Legislative Updates provided by  
Jerry Desmond, Jr. 
Legislative Advocate
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Francie Koehler
Government Affairs Chair
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California Association of Licensed Investigators

olitical Action Committee

The purpose of the California Association of Licensed Investigators Political Action Committee is to facilitate communications between our profession and the lawmakers who create laws that govern us. Without advocacy by our members, laws are often created in a vacuum.  Click here to learn about the CALI PAC.

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altYour donations allow CALI-PAC to directly contribute to legislators or candidates for the CA State Legislature. CALI sends investigators from all over the state to events in support of candidates or currently elected officials.  These face to face encounters is extremely helpful when the time comes for CALI to influence legislation.  The private investigator exemption from "AB 5" is a perfect example of that influence. Legislators do their best to represent the interests of their constituents, particularly those in which they have had some interaction.

Your contribution to CALI PAC will enable our association to continue to have a voice in the legislative process.  The entire profession benefits from the efforts of CALI. 
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