House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections for LGBTQ AmericansThe House passed a bill on Thursday known as the Equality Act, which would enshrine legal protections for LGBTQ Americans by amending existing civil rights laws to prevent businesses and institutions from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
COVID Schools: State Assembly Leaders Press For All Schools To Resume In-Person Learning In SpringThree California Democratic Assembly leaders proposed legislation this week that would require public school students to physically return to school in stages by early spring, after public health officials lift closure orders.
State Sen. Scott Wiener Continues Push For Safe Injection Sites, More Housing Near TransitState Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) on Tuesday introduced new legislation to legalize overdose prevention programs, or safe injection sites, in select California cities.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Making Ethnic Studies Course A Requirement At CSUGov. Gavin Newsom sided with the state legislature on Monday by signing a bill that requires California State University students who enter as freshmen in 2021-22 to take an ethnic studies course focused on one of four ethnic groups in order to graduate.
State Sen. Wiener Renews Push To End Mandatory Sentences For Non-Violent Drug OffensesState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, joined San Francisco city leaders, among others, on Monday to announce new state legislation that would end mandatory jail sentences for people accused of nonviolent drug offenses.
Proposition 16 Presents California Voters With Choice to End Affirmative Action BanCalls for racial justice during recent protests in California and across the country are bringing back a controversial push to reverse California’s ban on the consideration of race and sex in public education, employment and contracting.
Appeals Court in San Francisco Reinstates California Ammunition Purchase Background ChecksThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, reversing a federal judge's decision to stop the checks.
Speaker Pelosi Shepherds Trump-Backed Family Aid Deal to Bipartisan House ApprovalThe House of Representatives passed a bipartisan legislative financial relief package in the early hours of Saturday morning following intense negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and the Trump administration.
Bill Introduced To Expand Government Enforcement Powers Over UtilitiesA group of state legislators and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the introduction of a bill Tuesday that would give the state attorney general and local district attorneys the power to reprimand utility companies for failure to comply with safety regulations.
Proposed Bill Would Give Drivers More Control Over License PhotoA newly proposed state bill would allow California residents to retake their driver license photos if they pay the extra fee.
New Law Bans Smoking at California State Beaches and ParksCalifornia will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by the governor. The law also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste at parks and beaches.