Sen. Mark Leno

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

05/08/2014

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California May Boost Assisted Care Facility Penalties

Recent problems at several assisted care facilities led the state Senate to advance a bill Thursday that would give California regulators the power to impose tougher penalties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2014

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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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California Bill Would Allow A Child More Than 2 Parents

A California lawmaker wants children to be able to have more than two parents.

07/03/2012

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New California Law Requires Corroboration Of Cellmate Testimony

A new California law requires corroboration of jailhouse informant testimony.

08/02/2011

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