California Lawmakers To Consider Thousands Of Bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers will be focused on the state’s $26.6 billion budget deficit in the weeks ahead, but that’s not the only issue on their minds.

They introduced 2,323 bills by Friday’s deadline. Among them are four bills that grew out of the arrest last year of a paroled sex offender who later pleaded guilty to raping and murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County.

Two of those bills would apply to those convicted of sex crimes against children or who are found to be sexually violent predators. One, AB885, would require that their driver’s licenses or identification cards carry a coded notation that could be read by law enforcement.

Another bill would charge a tax of a penny per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages to fight childhood obesity.

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  1. BILL says:

    convicted of sex crimes against children or who are found to be sexually violent predators. One, AB885, would require that their driver’s licenses or identification cards carry WHY ARE THEY EVEN BEING RELEASED THEN… I DO NOT WISH THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYBODY BUT IF IT HAPPENS TO THE LAW MAKERS KIDS….. MAYBE JUST MAYBE WE WOULD HAVE TOUGHER LAWS.. THEY SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED AT ALL….

    1. TROY H SOUTHERN says:

      ALL CHILD SEX PREDATORS SHOULD BE PUT TO SLEEP PERMANENTLY NO ANDS OR BUTTS , JUST DO IT . OR HANG THEM OUT SIDE THE JAIL OR COURT HOUSE .

  2. Frank Z. says:

    A bill to tax sugar sweetened beverages does little to fight childhood obesity. Parents and adults who take care of children know what causes obesity. Eating too much food causes obesity! It’s very simple. We don’t need taxes to tell us that!

  3. So what!! says:

    I do not get why we protect these idiots! Kill all child molester period…….

  4. swhitS says:

    2,323 bills? Really, we need that many new laws? We are already a police State what are they trying to do here?
    Most people I know are a gentle touch and can police themselves. We don’t need anymore gov telling us what we can or can’t do.

  5. alan hart says:

    This is a perfect example of why we need a part time legislature. When these people meet in a legislative session, they all want their names on a law or an opportunity to accept more lobbyist money. A part time legislature would only have time to work on important bills, not frivolity.

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