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Calif. Assembly OKs Bill To Remove ‘Alien’ From State Labor Code

If signed into law, Senate Bill 432 would delete the term “alien” as a definition for an immigrant individual and “modernize” the state Labor Code.

07/09/2015

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Assembly Clears Community College Classes In High School

The Assembly on Monday unanimously approved AB288 to expand so-called dual enrollment in high school and college.

06/01/2015

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Cheerleading An Official S-P-O-R-T? Calif. Lawmakers Advance Bill That Says ‘Yes’

California would recognize competitive cheerleading as a high school sport under pending legislation.

06/01/2015

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Former Assembly Speaker Returns With Ambitious Tax Overhaul

His nicknames include Huggy, Herztie and Hugsberg, child-like monikers that when combined with his freshman status in the state Senate might make it seem Bob Hertzberg is a back-bencher.

05/02/2015

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Assembly Passes Bill Aimed At Tougher Limits On Government Drone Use

State lawmakers Wednesday passed a bill that would protect privacy rights of Californians establishing basic restrictions on the government use of unmanned aerial systems, also known as “drones”.

08/27/2014

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Calif. Schools To Teach Students About ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

A bill authored by a Pasadena lawmaker that encourages schools to teach about the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation’s first African-American president is now California law.

08/26/2014

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Assembly Approves Bill That Would Allow Vote-By-Mail Special Elections

The bill passed Thursday on a 44-31 vote.

05/29/2014

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Bill Would Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense In Slayings

A bill making its way through the Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.

05/28/2014

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Human Trafficking Victims Could Clear Crime Record

AB1585 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, a Democrat from Watsonville, allows defendants who are convicted of soliciting prostitution to petition to clear their record if they have evidence they were victims of human trafficking.

05/28/2014

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Bill Raises Penalty For Pursuing Minor Prostitutes

The state Assembly has passed legislation doubling county jail sentences for those convicted of soliciting minor prostitutes, although it originally contained much harsher penalties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

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Underage College Student Wine And Beer Tasting Bill Advances

It would be legal for underage college students aspiring to be winemakers and brewers to taste what they produce under a bill approved by the state Assembly.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2014

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Assemblyman Wants To Prohibit Sale Of Confederate Flags In California

The ban would apply to property owned or operated by the state.

02/21/2014

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Effort To Ban Weaponization Of Drones Advances To Calif. Senate

The state of California is on the verge of enacting some of the strictest standards in the nation concerning the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), thanks in part to the efforts of two Southern California lawmakers.

01/30/2014

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Pellet Gun Proposal Responds To Shooting Tragedies

Senators approved the Imitation Firearm Safety Act on a party-line 22-8 vote, although several senators from each party did not vote. It now goes to the Assembly.

01/28/2014

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Bill Would Reduce Challenges To Prospective Jurors

Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.

01/28/2014

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