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State Senate Approves Bill That Would Drop Traditional Definition Of Marriage As ‘Between A Man And Woman’

The bill was sent to the Assembly on a 25-10 vote, with only Republicans in opposition. Two Republicans, Anthony Cannella of Ceres and Ted Gaines of Roseville, voted in favor.

05/01/2014

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones has failed in the state Senate but will likely be revived later this spring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2014

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Bill Seeks To Address Widening Income Gap In California Between CEOs, Workers

CEOs of companies in Standard & Poor’s 500 index were paid an average of 354 times more than the median employee in 2012, according to the AFL-CIO.

04/24/2014

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California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, agreed during the bill’s first hearing before the water, parks and wildlife committee to revisit his proposal after further study.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/08/2014

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Calif. Bill Would End SeaWorld Killer Whale Shows

The state Assembly will hold its first committee hearing Tuesday on AB2140 by Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, that is pitting animal welfare activists against a staple of San Diego’s tourism industry.

04/07/2014

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2 Congressmen Seek Momentum To Build New Reservoir

Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa held a news conference near the location of the proposed reservoir to announce their bill.

03/19/2014

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Family Sues SoCal Edison Over Nearly $140K Bill Racked Up By Alleged Pot-Growing Tenant

A San Gabriel Valley family is suing Southern California Edison after their power was cut off when they didn’t pay a nearly $140,000 bill that was racked up by an alleged pot-growing tenant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/19/2014

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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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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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New Bill Could Ban Plastic Bags In Calif.

Plastic bags may soon be banned in the entire state of California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2014

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Lawmaker Moves To Boost Training For Teachers To ID, Report Child Abuse

A Southland lawmaker has introduced a bill in Sacramento that would require training for teachers and other school staffers on how to identify suspected cases of child abuse.

01/07/2014

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Consumer Group Warns Delta ‘Twin Tunnels’ Plan May Cost Ratepayers

Community leaders and consumer watchdog groups were set Wednesday to voice their opposition to a Northern California tunnels project that could impact neighborhoods here in the Southland.

12/18/2013

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Glendale Councilman Wants DreamWorks To Pay Up For Pres. Obama’s Visit

A Glendale councilman believes DreamWorks should foot some of the bill for increased security for President Barack Obama’s visit last month.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/17/2013

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Brown Vetoes Proposed Ban On Semi-Automatic Rifles

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial gun control bill Friday that would have outlawed all future sales of semi-automatic rifles in California.

10/11/2013

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Fertility Coverage Protected For Same-Sex Couples

Unmarried and same-sex couples will be ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

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