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.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making California the fifth state to allow judges to declare a child has more than two legal parents.
State lawmakers rejected a bill Tuesday that would have extended last call at bars and clubs to 4 a.m.
A state senator has proposed a bill that would keep the alcohol flowing at bars and clubs until 4 a.m.
A state senator called for a legislative hearing regarding California’s oil refineries after Chevron announced that a unit at its Richmond refinery will remain closed until next year.