Legislation

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

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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Brown OKs Bill Allowing More Than 2 Legal Parents

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making California the fifth state to allow judges to declare a child has more than two legal parents.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/04/2013

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Calif. Law Will Require OT For Domestic Workers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that will temporarily require overtime pay for domestic workers in California.

09/26/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Firearms Bills Would Enact Strict Rules

Gov. Jerry Brown is set to consider more than a dozen bills that supporters and opponents alike agree would impose the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership if he signs the entire legislative package into law.

09/14/2013

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Senate Passes Bill On Non-Citizen Poll Workers

The state Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to assist voters casting a ballot.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2013

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CBS2 Report Inspires Legislation That Would Prohibit Spousal Support In Child Sex Abuse Cases

A CBS2 news report has inspired a proposed bill that would prohibit spousal support in child sex abuse cases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2013

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Sen. Boxer Backs Legislation To Protect Military Sex Assault Victims

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer announced legislation Friday to address what she called an “epidemic” of military sexual assault cases.

05/31/2013

Sen. Ted Lieu (credit: CBS)

Anti-Swatting Politician Gets ‘Swatted’

TMZ reported Friday that the latest victim of celebrity “swatting” is California State Senator Ted Lieu.

04/19/2013

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Bill Aimed At Mandatory Felony For Parolees Who Cut Off GPS Bracelet

A Southland lawmaker said Monday new data supports his efforts in Sacramento to crack down on parolees who remove GPS-ankle bracelets.

02/11/2013

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New Bill Would Regulate LA’s Helicopter Traffic

Rep. Adam Schiff and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer Monday introduced legislation that would regulate helicopter traffic over L.A. neighborhoods.

02/04/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Consider Tighter Restrictions On Weapons

California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2013

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SoCal Lawmakers Throw Support Behind Assault Weapons Ban

A Burbank congressman said Thursday he expects lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to support an effort by California Senator Dianne Feinstein to renew a federal ban on assault weapons.

01/24/2013

On Oct. 3, 2012, police responded to a call from someone at Kutcher’s Hollywood Hills home who said people were in the house with guns and explosives, and that several people were shot. The incident was later determined to be a "swatting" prank. (credit: CBS)

Torrance Senator Backs Bill Aimed At Making ‘Swatting’ Pranks A Felony

The proposed measure comes in the wake of several false reports of invaders at the homes of actor Tom Cruise, singers Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, among others.

01/23/2013

Celebrities Participate In ‘Demand A Plan’ PSA For Change In Legislation To Stop Gun Violence

A large group of celebrities participated in a PSA released Friday urging lawmakers to make a change to end gun violence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2012

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