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Federal Appeals Court Upholds California’s Shark-Fin Ban

A federal appeals court Monday upheld a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.

07/27/2015

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Bill To Allow Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Stalls In California

Legislation to make California the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between vehicles in slow-moving traffic has stalled in the state Legislature.

07/06/2015

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Vaccine Opponents Continue Efforts Against California Law

Opponents planned events to protest the law Friday in Santa Monica and Huntington Beach, and in San Francisco.

07/03/2015

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Governor OKs Nearly $1 Million For 3 California Exonerees

California Gov. Jerry Brown has authorized a nearly $1 million payout to three wrongfully convicted former prisoners.

06/17/2015

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Earthquake Safety Bills Advance Out Of California Assembly

The legislation approved unanimously on Monday would expand financial incentives for seismic retrofits.

06/01/2015

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California Assembly Advances Bills Reacting To Anti-Gay Plan

The California Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation making it harder for citizens to propose extreme ballot initiatives following the outrage over a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.

05/26/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes New $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday will announce new emergency relief legislation as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/19/2015

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Bill Would Ban E-Cigarettes In Bars, Public Buildings

A California state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban the use of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in public spaces.

01/27/2015

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Mother: Aid-In-Dying Bill Carries Brittany Maynard’s Legacy

The mother and husband of Brittany Maynard appeared Wednesday in the state capitol to support a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives in California.

01/21/2015

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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

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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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