Bill to Strip Badges from 'Bad Officers' Fails to Pass in State LegislatureA bill that would allow "bad officers" to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature on Monday as state lawmakers could not muster enough support to pass one of the year's top policing reform bills.
Push For Statewide Police Reform Bill Losing Momentum In CaliforniaWhile a nationwide movement calling for police reform was at one point being echoed by Governor Gavin Newsom, it seems California's move towards substantial reform has lost steam at the state capitol.
CA Considers Mandatory Employee Notification Of Exposure To COVID-19 Within 24 HoursCalifornia lawmakers are considering a bill that would require companies to notify people no later than 24 hours after they knew or should have known about an employee’s exposure to the virus. Violators could be charged with a crime and fined $10,000.
State Senate Passes $200 Billion Budget Plan; Assembly Set to Approve in Friday VoteThe California Senate on Thursday approved a $202.1 billion spending plan that covers the state's $54.3 billion deficit through a combination of temporary tax increases, delayed spending and cuts to colleges, courts and state worker salaries.
Legislature Approves Bill To Mail Ballots To All California VotersThe California Assembly on Thursday sent Gov. Newsom a bill to require county election officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter in the state.
Leaders In State Legislature Back Ban On Police 'Sleeper Holds'California's Assembly speaker and other key lawmakers on Monday backed making it illegal statewide for police to use a type of neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain, as Gov. Newsom proposed last week.
State Legislature Extends Recess Into May Because of CoronavirusLawmakers recessed on March 16 after they agreed to give Gov. Newsom $1 billion to spend responding to the coronavirus. Friday, legislative leaders announced they plan to reconvene May 4.
Coronavirus Update: California Legislature Suspends Until April 13, Approves $1B To Fight OutbreakThe California Legislature approved up to $1 billion in new spending on Monday to combat the coronavirus outbreak, then suspended their work for the next month to try and contain the illness.
California Legislature Still Meeting Despite Coronavirus OutbreakChurches, bars and even Disneyland are closed in California to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But one thing is still open as scheduled: the state Legislature.
State Senator Wiener Pushes Bill to Streamline Affordable Housing ConstructionCalifornia state sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) introduced legislation on Friday that aims to increase affordable housing production throughout the state by easing zoning restrictions
California Legislators Eye Climate Bond to Prepare for DisastersIn a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits.
3-Year Ban of Police Body-Camera Face-Recognition Tech Passes LegislatureCalifornia is poised to ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras for three years after votes by the state legislature this week.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
State Lawmakers Seek to Slow Desert Water ProjectA project to pump water from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to people in Southern California could be slowed by a bill approved on Thursday by the Democratic-controlled legislature.
Gas Tax Hike, Ammo Purchase Restrictions Among New State Laws Coming MondayCalifornia's nation-leading gas prices are set to climb even higher Monday, when the state gas tax increases another 5.6 cents a gallon.