Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’




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)

California Democrats seek legislative control over ballot measures

California Democrats hope to use their new supermajority to give the legislature more control over the initiative process. [Sac Bee] Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg plans to reveal initiative reform proposals this month, which may include removing the two-thirds... (Continue reading)