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Lawmakers say an early warning system could save lives and boost a more rapid response following a major earthquake. (Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

Lawmaker Calls For More Funding To Map Quake Faults

A state lawmaker from Torrance wants Sacramento to boost funding to map active earthquake faults to prevent buildings from being constructed near dangerous faults.

12/31/2013

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Brown Signs Bill Protecting Reporters’ Phone Logs

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring state officials to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas for telephone records.

10/03/2013

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South Bay Outage May Revive Proposed Penalties For Utilities

A South Bay lawmaker Tuesday sought to revive efforts to impose penalties on utility companies that have frequent outages in the same area.

09/17/2013

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Bill Passes That Requires ‘Swatting’ Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response Costs

A bill that would require perpetrators of “swatting” — or false 911 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities — to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes has been approved by a state legislative committee.

06/11/2013

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Calif. Bills Intended To Strengthen School Safety

The state Senate has unanimously passed two bills designed to better safeguard teachers and students from attacks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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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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Pranksters Could Soon Pay The Price (Literally) For ‘Swatting’ Celeb Homes

Pranksters could soon pay the price—literally—for “swatting” celebrity homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

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Torrance Senator Renews Call For Hospital Billing Reform

A Southern California lawmaker is set to make a new push in Sacramento for increased transparency in hospital billing.

02/14/2013

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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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Calif. Lawmakers Promise Action On Gun Control Following Conn. Mass Shooting

Several California lawmakers reacted to the Conn. mass shooting by calling for new laws aimed at increasing safety, either through gun control or improved security at public schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/17/2012

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New Law Says Funeral Protesters Must Keep Distance From Service

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that seeks to balance the constitutional right to protest with the desire to let those attending funeral services mourn in peace.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2012

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Calif. Bill Would Ban Gay Teen ‘Conversion’ Therapy

State lawmakers have approved a bill that would establish a first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2012

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Senator: ‘Powerful’ Hospital Lobby Killed Effort For Billing Transparency

A state senator from Torrance is blaming powerful lobbyists for the hospital industry for the defeat of proposed consumer legislation aimed at hospital billing practices.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/26/2012

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Ted Lieu Introduces Bill To Regulate Buy Here Pay Here Dealerships

State Senator Ted Lieu of Torrance has introduced a bill in Sacramento aimed at regulating the so-called Buy Here Pay Here auto dealerships.

01/15/2012

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