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A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog

Many women in California who have been traumatized by sexual assault may feel a sense of relief, knowing that law enforcement agencies will act much sooner to test rape kits after legislation was signed Tuesday by Gov. Brown.

19 hours ago

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Toy Guns Required To Be Brightly Colored Under New California Law

Governor Jerry Brown signed a first of its kind law aimed at toy guns in the wake of a fatal police shooting in Santa Rosa where a Sheriff’s Deputy mistook a replica firearm for a real assault rifle.

09/30/2014

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limo Companies Face New Regulations Under Bill Signed By Gov. Brown Following Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire

A new law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown lays out new safety requirements for limo companies.

09/30/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs California Gun Restriction Law, First In The Country

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law, Defines Sexual Consent

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed groundbreaking legislation that defines “yes means yes” when it comes to investigating college sexual assaults. California is now the first state in the nation to adopt such requirements for campuses.

09/29/2014

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.

Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo Gets $3M Funding After Governor Brown Signs Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to give $3 million to Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo, which has faced closure in recent months due to its ongoing financial problems.

09/28/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Requiring Consent Before Sex For College Students

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

09/28/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Allowing Transgender Status On Death Certificates

Transgender people have the right to have their gender identity properly recognized on death certificates under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

09/26/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Approves New Rules On Crude Oil Shipments

Earlier this year, KPIX 5 reported on crude oil being brought into the Bay Area by rail. Until now, companies haven’t been required to give cities a heads up, but that’s about to change.

09/26/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Officially Bans Sales Of Confederate Flag On State Property

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

09/25/2014

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