Articles Tagged With ‘Sacramento Politics’

Achadjian to lead effort to change rape law

Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian plans to introduce a bill that would expand the definition of rape to include impersonating the victim’s boyfriend, fiancé or significant other. [LA Times] Last week, a California state appeals court overturned the rape conviction... (Continue reading)

California homeless bill of rights proposed

A California lawmaker is pushing to add another category to the list of those protected from discrimination: homelessness. [SacramentoBee] The legislation titled the “Homeless Bill of Rights” by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco is meant to keep communities... (Continue reading)

New laws overlooked in 2012

Californians began 2012 with the news that they could no longer purchase the delicacy of shark fin soup, and six months later they had to give up foie gras. Governor Jerry Brown signed nearly 900 bills into law in 2012,... (Continue reading)

Rational gun safety talk advocated

A new California congressman said Monday that he hopes last week’s school carnage in Connecticut will generate meaningful discussion about gun safety measures and “give us the courage to engage in the conversation.” (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Rep.-elect Ami Bera told... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot for nonprofit campaign transparency

Two California senators are seeking to require more disclosure of nonprofit campaign contributions in the aftermath of a political campaign marked by secret, out-of-state infusions of huge amounts of cash. (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Sens. Ted Lieu and Leland Lee said... (Continue reading)

Another try for immigrant bill

California’s Democratically-controlled Legislature welcomes its new members today, and some lawmakers have already sprung into action. (Sacramento Bee) Assemblymen Tom Ammiano and Luis Alejo, along with Sen. Kevin De León, all Democrats, are reintroducing the “Trust Act,” aiming to stop... (Continue reading)

Assembly budget records now open

Budget records of state Assembly members will be released for public scrutiny, a Sacramento judge decided Thursday. Shortly after the tentative decision was posted, Assembly officials said they will not immediately contest it. [Sacramento Bee] The Sacramento Bee and Los... (Continue reading)

Cracking down on California ski resorts

A bill is being introduced in Sacramento, intended to crack down on California ski resorts. [San Francisco Chronicle] Under the legislation introduced by Assemblyman Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), ski resorts will have to publish reports on how many people are killed... (Continue reading)

New state laws take effect today

In with the New Year comes hundreds of new laws out of Sacramento, covering everything from plastic surgery, to trans fats, to controls over paparazzi. [Los Angeles Times] Lawmakers also added two new statewide days of recognition: March 30, in... (Continue reading)