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Prop. 47 Would Redefine Some Crimes, Shorten Sentences

Among the measures California voters will decide on Nov. 4 is Proposition 47, which would redefine some criminal penalties and could shorten sentences.

10/21/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Gun Restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

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Lawmakers Send Hollywood Tax Credit To Governor

California lawmakers have approved legislation to extend additional tax credits to Hollywood film productions, sending the bipartisan legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

08/30/2014

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Calif. On Verge Of Regulating Groundwater Supply For 1st Time

The state Assembly on Friday voted 44-27 to send the bill, AB1739, to Gov. Jerry Brown, whose administration has been shaping the rules. Two companion bills were sent to the Senate and were expected to win approval later in the day.

08/29/2014

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After LAX Shooting, Bill Mandates Coordination

AB1598 by Democratic Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona would require police, fire and other emergency services to train together for incidents involving active shooters.

05/28/2014

Lawmakers say failed attempts by the mother of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger (pictured) regarding concerns about her son's mental health show new measures are needed. (credit: YouTube)

Legislation Would Allow Family, Friends To Notify Authorities Of Potential Gunman

State lawmakers want to give family or friends of a potential gunman the ability to ask law enforcement to prevent them from owning or buying a firearm.

05/28/2014

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Bill Extends Time For Child Sex Abuse Victims To Report

California lawmakers have approved legislation that would extend the amount of time victims of childhood sexual abuse have to come forward.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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State Senate Approves Lower Gift Limit For Calif. Lawmakers

The state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature’s image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.

05/19/2014

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Lawmaker Moves To Remove Military Sex Assault Claims From Chain Of Command

State lawmakers Monday voted to approve legislation aimed at curbing a sharp rise in the number of reported sexual assault cases in the military.

05/19/2014

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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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Calif. Leaders Push For Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be the first of its kind in the country.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2014

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Bill Would Limit Personal Info In Online Purchases

Critics said the bill’s proposed changes could have the opposite effect by hampering fraud-prevention efforts.

01/30/2014

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California Directs Education Money To Neediest

California education officials have adopted rules governing how school districts will be able to spend the money they get based on how many disadvantaged students they have.

01/16/2014

Lawmakers want to keep toy guns like those pictured above out of the hands of children statewide. (Photo credit: Simi Valley Police Dept.)

Lawmakers Move To Expand Toy Gun Limits Statewide

Community groups, legislators and local elected officials were expected to announce legislation Friday aimed at preventing tragic accidents when toy guns too closely resemble real firearms.

11/22/2013

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Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Lessen Some Drug Charges

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have given county prosecutors the option of charging lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

10/12/2013

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