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Law Requires Breaks For Workers During Hot Weather

Under the legislation from Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, workers exposed to extreme heat must be granted cool-down periods during the work day.

10/10/2013

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Law Extends California Funding For Pediatric Trauma Centers

Funding for pediatric trauma centers throughout California will be extended after a Los Angeles legislator’s bill was signed into law Tuesday.

10/08/2013

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Fight Looms Over San Onofre Shutdown Costs

Lawmakers in Sacramento are deciding who will pay for the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power station in San Clemente.

08/13/2013

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State Senate Rejects Effort To Ban Plastic Bags

State senators rejected a bill Thursday that would have phased out the use of single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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State Lawmakers Debate New Measures To Keep Unmanned Drone Program In Check

By the end of the decade, the FAA estimates there will be as many as 10,000 unmanned drones flying over the United States.

05/01/2013

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Pacoima Lawmaker Pushes For Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

An increasing number of retailers in Southern California no longer provide plastic bags for customers – and now one local lawmaker wants the ban to go statewide.

04/15/2013

State Senator Alex Padilla has called for 2013 and 2014 milestones for rolling out texting to 911. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Agencies Weigh In On Proposed Two-Way 911 System

Emerging technology could soon change the way the government communicates with the public during an emergency.

02/11/2013

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SoCal Lawmaker Calls For Early Quake Warning System

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday announced plans to create a statewide earthquake warning system in California.

01/28/2013

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Gov. Brown Signs Phone Bill Curbing Oversight On Calls Made Over The Net

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he had signed a bill curbing regulatory oversight of phone calls made over the internet.

09/28/2012

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Calif. Bill Would Help Some Injured Student Athletes

State lawmakers have approved first-in-the-nation legislation requiring California universities with the most high-profile sports programs to provide financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2012

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Bill Would Make Giving Inmates A Cell Phone A Misdemeanor

A bill making it a misdemeanor to smuggle cellphones to California inmates is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/08/2011

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Calif. Legislature Approves Ban On Rental-Unit Smoking

California landlords may soon be able to ban smoking on their properties, including rental units, if a new bill becomes law.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/16/2011

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Lawmaker Aims To Outlaw Cell Phones For Inmates

A California lawmaker said Friday he will renew an attempt to make it illegal for prison inmates to have cell phones after a newspaper reported cult killer Charles Manson was once caught with one in prison.

12/04/2010

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