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Must California employers pay double on holidays?

A bill soon to be introduced to the California legislature would require employers to pay double to those who work on Thanksgiving and Christmas in an attempt to curtail transforming the family holidays into shopping bonanzas. [Union Tribune] Democratic Assemblywoman... (Continue reading)

California defines “yes” in student sex bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that creates new rules for college students in the state who engage in sexual activity. [LA Times] The new law defines sexual consent as an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage... (Continue reading)

California restricts access to single-shot handguns

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Friday that bans the sale of single-shot handguns that gun owners can alter into automatic weapons. [Huffington Post] State firearms laws previously restricted the sale of handguns that can be converted... (Continue reading)

California Democrats trying to slow impact of cap and trade

Citing concern over rising gas prices, a group of Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a bill that would delay requiring oil refineries to buy carbon credits under the state’s cap and trade system. [LA Times] California’s cap and trade system,... (Continue reading)

Want to taste wine at farmers’ market?

Californians could soon take their wine tasting habits to farmers’ markets. [KEYT] A bill that would allow limited wine tasting at farmers’ markets has passed the Assembly on a unanimous vote and is now moving through the state Senate. Wine... (Continue reading)

California bill to raise standard of consent for student sex

A bill in the California legislature may change the way college students engage in sexual activity. [CBS LA] Democratic state senators Kevin de Leon and Hannah Beth Jackson have introduced a bill that would require state run universities to adopt... (Continue reading)

Isla Vista shooting prompts new gun control proposals in California

Following last week’s Isla Vista shooting rampage, California lawmakers have made new proposals aimed at removing guns from the hands of the mentally ill. [CBS News] Berkeley Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner and Santa Barbara Assemblyman Das Williams introduced a bill Tuesday... (Continue reading)

California senator proposes Obamacare for illegal immigrants

California should grant immigrants who enter the country illegally access to state-sponsored health insurance, the head of the Legislature’s Latino caucus announced Friday. [LA Times] Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara said he plans to introduce a bill similar to the Affordable... (Continue reading)

Brown signs Achadjian rape bill into law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill co-authored by Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian Monday, which closes a loophole in state rape law. AB 65, authored by Achadjian and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, reverses an 1872 law that allowed men to... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers battling ‘revenge porn’

California lawmakers are attempting to reverse a growing trend of people posting naked photos of their ex-lovers on the Internet. [Wall Street Journal] Earlier this month, the Senate approved SB 255, which would make the posting of “revenge porn” a... (Continue reading)



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