Newsom Signs Bill Ending Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentences for Non-Violent Drug OffensesCalifornia ended mandatory minimum jail sentences for non-violent drug offenses after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill on Tuesday.
State Sen. Wiener's Recovery Incentives Act Would Pay Meth Addicts to Stay SoberA state lawmaker from San Francisco is proposing a radically different approach to address meth addiction by making California the first state to pay people to get and stay sober.
Final Vote On Sen. Wiener’s Bill To Decriminalize Psychedelics In California DelayedState Sen. Scott Wiener’s bill decriminalizing the possession of certain psychedelic drugs became a two-year bill Thursday, keeping it alive so it can be voted on next year.
State Budget Sending San Francisco $2 Million To Fight Food InsecurityThe 2021 California state budget, signed by the governor last week, sends $2 million to San Francisco for fighting food insecurity through funding for two local organizations.
COVID Update: State Legislature Passes Plan For Public Schools to ReopenThe California legislature approved a $6.6 billion plan Thursday focused on pushing school districts to bring back students to classrooms before the end of the school year.
State Sen. Wiener Announces Bill to Phase Out Fracking In CaliforniaState Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced Wednesday that he’s submitting a bill that seeks to phase out fracking for oil in the state and would also create a buffer zone around oil extraction sites to ensure they are not near homes, schools or other community locations.
Wiener Proposes Bill Banning Intersex Surgery for ChildrenState Sen. Scott Wiener proposed another bill this week banning some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are at least 6-years-old.
California Considers Police Reforms as Legislature’s Session Nears EndCounty supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Coronavirus Update: Bill Introduced To Collect COVID-19 Data On LGTBQ CommunitySen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill Tuesday requiring the state to collect data on how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affects the LGBTQ community.
SF State Senator Introduces Bill Limiting Genitalia Surgery On Intersex ChildrenA new California proposal would bar doctors from performing surgery on children born with genitals that don't fit a single gender unless it's medically necessary or the child consents.
Privately-Funded Marijuana Banks Proposed For California Cannabis CashManaging the billions of dollars generated by California'a cannabis industry has been one of the industry's main problems. Now the state is one step closer to getting that money into banks.