California Lawmakers To Confront Sexual Misconduct ScandalThe Senate must confront how to handle one of its members, Sen. Tony Mendoza, a Democrat who has refused calls to step aside amid an investigation into his alleged inappropriate behavior
CA Assembly Hearing On Harassment: Complaints Against Lawmakers Aren't TrackedChief Administrative Officer Debra Gravert says the chamber does not track harassment complaints filed against lawmakers, but does track investigations.
Calif. Assembly OKs Bill To Remove 'Alien' From State Labor CodeIf signed into law, Senate Bill 432 would delete the term “alien” as a definition for an immigrant individual and "modernize" the state Labor Code.
Assembly Clears Community College Classes In High SchoolThe Assembly on Monday unanimously approved AB288 to expand so-called dual enrollment in high school and college.
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.
Former Assembly Speaker Returns With Ambitious Tax OverhaulHis 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.
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”.
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.
Assembly Approves Bill That Would Allow Vote-By-Mail Special ElectionsThe bill passed Thursday on a 44-31 vote.
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.
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.
Bill Raises Penalty For Pursuing Minor ProstitutesThe state Assembly has passed legislation doubling county jail sentences for those convicted of soliciting minor prostitutes, although it originally contained much harsher penalties.