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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2014

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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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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. 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2013

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2013

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Legislative Hearing Set On Record High Calif. Gas Prices

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2012

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