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.
The Assembly on Monday unanimously approved AB288 to expand so-called dual enrollment in high school and college.
California would recognize competitive cheerleading as a high school sport under pending legislation.
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.
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”.
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.
The bill passed Thursday on a 44-31 vote.
A bill making its way through the Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.
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.
The state Assembly has passed legislation doubling county jail sentences for those convicted of soliciting minor prostitutes, although it originally contained much harsher penalties.
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.
The ban would apply to property owned or operated by the state.
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.
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.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.