A bill requiring new smartphones sold in California to have the so-called ‘kill switch’ anti-theft technology was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a California bill into law requiring all new phones to have a shutdown feature known as a “kill switch,” but protests in Ferguson, Missouri have sparked a last-ditch effort to stop the bill.
The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.
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A measure that would force smartphones sold in California to include a kill switch to try to stop the epidemic of phone thefts is now headed to the full state Assembly.
Alameda County leaders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill-switch bill — with the intention of passing their own at a local level should it fail.
A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches” passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.
Apple has now dropped opposition to State Sen. Mark Leno’s ‘kill-switch’ bill that would render stolen phones inoperable. A new vote on a re-worked bill takes place Thursday.
This comes as according to state Senator Mark Leno, Apple has switched from being opposed to a kill switch measure, to being neutral on the issue.
State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.