Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’

Gun tax, security deposit cap and other new California laws take effect

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Numerous new California laws took effect on July 1, including a gun and ammunition tax and a cap on the security deposits landlords can charge renters. Assembly Bill 28 imposes an 11% tax on guns, gun parts... (Continue reading)

Dan Dow calls for California legislators to reject crime bills

Opinion by San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow Please stop what you’re doing and help us right now. You can make a difference for our public safety in California today. Today, the California State Assembly and California State... (Continue reading)

California considering bill limiting self-checkout at grocery, drug stores

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A California bill reportedly aimed at preventing shoplifting could significantly restrict the use of self-checkout kiosks at large grocery and drug stores and lead to higher prices. Senate Bill 1446, introduced by state Sen. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas in... (Continue reading)

California governor signs bill limiting security deposits to one month’s rent

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed into law a bill that will prohibit landlords from making renters pay a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent.  Eleven other states in the United Dtates limit... (Continue reading)

Newsom vetoes bill proposing unemployment for striking workers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed a bill that would have made striking workers eligible for unemployment benefits. Newsom noted in vetoing the bill that the debt in the state’s unemployment insurance fund is projected to... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers vote to end ban on travel to anti-LGBTQ states

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California lawmakers voted this week to lift a ban on state-funded travel to more than half of U.S. states, each of which California officials accuse of discriminating against LGBTQ individuals.  The proposal would replace California’s travel ban... (Continue reading)

Meta threatens to block news stories on Facebook over California bill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would require technology companies to pay media outlets for content they produce, despite tech giant Meta threatening to block news stories on Facebook in California. AB 886, dubbed... (Continue reading)

Dow calls for extending statute of limitations for sex crimes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow called at an event on Monday for California to extend the statute of limitations for felony domestic violence and sexual assault crimes. [KCOY] At an annual event held by... (Continue reading)

California Capitol briefly evacuated over threat amid manhunt for gunman

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers arrested a man who allegedly fired shots at a hospital Wednesday evening and may have made a threat that resulted in the evacuation of the state Capitol building in Sacramento Thursday morning. Jackson Pinney, 30,... (Continue reading)

California’s plan to reverse old marijuana convictions

The California Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that could greatly expand the number of convictions of marijuana-related offenses that are expunged or reduced. [Cal Coast Times] When California voters passed Proposition 64, in addition to legalizing marijuana, they also approved... (Continue reading)