The State Senate Public Safety Committee has passed a bill, in wake of the Isla Vista shootings, that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from individuals who are at risk for committing violence.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California’s $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.
Senators unanimously passed AB215 on a 33-0 vote Monday. The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo creates a separate hearing process for teachers who are charged with egregious misconduct.
A potential new law could change the way college students engage in sexual activity on campus.
The bill by Democratic Sen. Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton targets synthetic marijuana or stimulants known as “spice” and “bath salts.”
The state Senate on Thursday approved legislation requiring California colleges and universities to adopt anti-sexual assault policies that include a written standard for personal consent.
Porn performers in California must wear condoms during film shoots and their employers must provide regular testing under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Tuesday.
The state Senate is holding legislation that seeks to extend health care coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally until lawmakers find a way to pay for it.
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.
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.