On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa held a news conference near the location of the proposed reservoir to announce their bill.
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.
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.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.
Plastic bags may soon be banned in the entire state of California.
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.
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.
A Glendale councilman believes DreamWorks should foot some of the bill for increased security for President Barack Obama’s visit last month.
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial gun control bill Friday that would have outlawed all future sales of semi-automatic rifles in California.