AB 2163

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

California-Ireland Trade Commission.


Existing law establishes the Governor as the primary state officer representing California's interest in international affairs, to the extent that representation is not in conflict with federal law or the California Constitution. Existing law establishes the Lieutenant Governor as the Chair of the Commission for Economic Development to improve trade opportunities for California, and develop international partnerships for foreign companies to do business in the state and for California. Existing law requires the Office of Planning and Research to maintain and update a list of all state agreements made with foreign governments. Existing law additionally requires the Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to provide the Legislature with an updated strategy for international trade and investment, that includes, at a minimum, specified components, once every five years. This bill would require the Governor to establish the California-Ireland Trade Commission within the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development as an advisory body to the Governor and the Legislature, consisting of specified appointed members, upon availability of sufficient funding resources for this purpose, as provided. The bill would establish the various purposes of the commission, which would include advancing bilateral trade and investment between California and Ireland. This bill would require the commission to report its findings, results, and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature within one year of its initial organizational meeting and by February 1 of each succeeding year, as specified. The bill would require the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to consider the commission's recommendations when updating its strategy for international trade and investment. The bill would include related legislative findings.

Bill Sponsors (6)



May 16, 2024


In committee: Held under submission.

May 08, 2024


In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 18, 2024


Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 17, 2024


Read second time and amended.

Apr 16, 2024


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 16).

Feb 26, 2024


Referred to Com. on J., E.D., & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on J., E.D., & E.

Feb 07, 2024


From printer. May be heard in committee March 8.

Feb 06, 2024


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/06/24 - Introduced PDF
04/17/24 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/15/24- Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy PDF
05/06/24- Assembly Appropriations PDF


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