Mark Leno

Debate Heats Up Over Bill That Would Cut State Gas Use In HalfA bill that aims to halve gasoline consumption from cars and trucks in California by 2030 has spurred a contentious debate between environmentalists and representatives of the automobile and oil industries.
California Smartphone 'Kill Switch’ Bill FailsA 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.
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.
Brown OKs Bill Allowing More Than 2 Legal ParentsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making California the fifth state to allow judges to declare a child has more than two legal parents.
Calif. Lawmakers Reject Bill That Would Have Extended Last Call At Bars, Clubs To 4 A.M.State lawmakers rejected a bill Tuesday that would have extended last call at bars and clubs to 4 a.m.
State Senator Wants Bars, Clubs To Serve Alcohol Until 4 A.M.A state senator has proposed a bill that would keep the alcohol flowing at bars and clubs until 4 a.m.
Legislative Hearing Set On Record High Calif. Gas PricesA 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.