Ballots and Bills

Ballots and Bills

California ballots, bills, and initiatives, including local laws, state assembly bills, and voter ballots.

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Ballots and Bills
California ballots, bills, and initiatives, including local laws, state assembly bills, and voter ballots.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla's English Learner Reform Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they receive for each school and district.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update – Signs bills to improve education in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to improve education in California: AB 644 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Schools: average daily attendance: online instruction. AB 1723 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Postsecondary educational institutions: meetings: live video and audio transmission. (Additional follow.)
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 26, 2012 – Bills Signed into Law re Treatment of Animals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills related to the treatment and welfare of animals: AB 1162 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Wildlife: poaching. AB 1776 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – State government: Pacific leatherback sea turtle. (Additional follow.)
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto's Water-Conservation Bill Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 2230, a California water-conservation bill authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) which requires all newly permitted car washes to use at least 60 percent recycled water, was signed into law today.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Governor Brown to Sign Padilla's Driverless Vehicle Bill today at Google's headquarters in Mountain View

MOUTNAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown will sign SB 1298 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The bill will establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles on California’s roads and highways.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Expand Voter Registration – California Acts While Other States Move to Restrict Voting and...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 35 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will facilitate voter registration and further California's compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly known as Motor Voter. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2013.
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Wieckowski Bill to Aid Low-Income Earners Facing Wage Garnishment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Low-income earners facing wage garnishment will be able to keep a little more money to make ends meet after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday authored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster California Business and Create Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a series of eight bills to bolster business and job creation in the state of California. “As California’s economy recovers from the deepest recession since the Great Depression, it’s important that state government bolsters local job growth,” said Governor Brown. “Simply put, these bills make it easier for people to do business in California.”
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Boost Commercial Space Travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a bill to boost the commercial space-travel sector in California. Assembly Bill 2243 (Knight) limits liability for space-flight companies.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Closely Watched California Homemade Food Act Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, was signed into law today. The California Homemade Food Act legalizes the sale of homemade, “non-potentially hazardous” foods by creating a two-tier system of “cottage food operations” based upon the point of sale
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday signed several bipartisan bills that improve services and opportunities for veterans in California.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 13, 2012 – Signs New Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees' retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. (Additional follow.)
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bills into Law: Legislative Update for Sept. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 233 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: California YMCA Youth and Government Fund. AB 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit: Sacramento County. Additional follow:
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on Their Smartphones Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The measure would give California drivers the option to present their proof of auto insurance in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Stadium Violence Prevention Bill Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Next time you find yourself at a football game, with a front row seat to a brawl in the stands between two rowdy fans, you’ll be able to more quickly and less conspicuously summon stadium security. Assembly Bill 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), was signed into law today by Calif. Governor Brown.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Bill to Protect Senior Citizens Signed into Law (AB 1624)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 1624, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles), an important measure to protect senior citizens and others from...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Calif. Assembly Sends Wieckowski's Spinal Cord Injury Research Bill (AB 1657) to Gov. Brown on 46-27 Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly voted this afternoon to approve a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to raise funds to sustain a program, supported by disability rights advocates, the biotech industry, and neuro-scientists, that provides vital research into spinal cord injuries.
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla Bill to Require Translation of Ballot Initiatives and Petitions Approved by California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today approved Senate Bill 1233 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). SB 1233 would require...
Senator Alex Padilla

California State Assembly Approves Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights'- Senate Bill 1525

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update with Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 391 by Assemblymember...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Assemblyman Mike Gatto Bill to Allow Calif. Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on iPhone heads to Gov.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708, a measure which would give California drivers the option to present...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Assemblyman Mike Gatto's California Stadium Violence Prevention Bill Heads to Gov. Brown – AB 2464

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Bill SB 1160 to Protect Public's First Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Headed to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 34 to...
Senator Alex Padilla

Bill to Protect Public's 1st Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Passed by California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 69 to 0....
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla's California 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights' Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly Appropriations Committee today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The legislation...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California's Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 13, 2012 – New Assembly Bills Signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 57 by Assemblymember...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs California Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics”...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 389 by Assemblymember...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Calif. Assembly Bill Legislative Update for July 9, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 482 by Assemblymember Das...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown's Government Reorganization Plan Becomes Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The most comprehensive overhaul of state government in decades became official on Tuesday following legislative approval of Governor Edmund...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

California Legislature Approves Resolution Opposing Citizens United Ruling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California today became the largest state in the nation urging Congress to draft a constitutional amendment to overturn the...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Driverless Vehicle Legislation Moves Forward – Senator Padilla Bill Would Establish Safety and Performance Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill 1298, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was passed by the Assembly Transportation Committee today on a...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs State Legislation June 27 and 28, 2012 (Round-up of Assembly Bills)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the following bills yesterday: AB 1464 by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) –...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Assembly Committee Kills Bill That Would Expedite Dismissal of Problem Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/--– The Assembly Education Committee yesterday killed SB 1530, a bill that would have narrowly modified the dismissal process in cases...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Bill to Protect Public's First Amendment Rights and Access to 911 Services Passed by Key Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce today approved SB 1160 authored by Senator Alex Padilla with unanimous bipartisan...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights' Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by Calif....
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Water Conservation Bill Moves to Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Disclose Permanent Spending Programs by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Clears Significant Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2220, a measure which would require disclosure to voters when...
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla Bill to Require Translation of Ballot Initiatives and Petitions Approved by Calif. Assembly Elections Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1233 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved by the Assembly Elections Committee today. SB...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation including AB 1519, AB 1743 and AB 2262

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1519 by Assemblymember Bob...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee & President Chiu Introduce Measure to Reform San Francisco’s Business Tax Structure

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu on Tuesday introduced a proposal to reform the...
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla Bills Approved by State Senate, including SB 1108, SB 1233, and SB 1530

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Senate on Tuesday approved SB 1108 on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 39 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. The bill now moves to the State Assembly for consideration.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Homemade Food Act by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Clears Assembly Floor with 56-17 Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Assembly Bill 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly Floor by a bipartisan vote of 56-17. The Act, which would allow for the sale of certain homemade, non- hazardous foods by creating a structure for 'cottage food operations,' now heads to the Calif. Senate.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Public's First Amendment Rights and Access to Communication Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate on Friday passed SB 1160 authored by Senator Alex Padilla with unanimous bipartisan support 32 to 0. SB 1160 would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.
Senator Alex Padilla

California Senate Paves Way for Driverless Cars – Legislation by Senator Padilla Would Establish Safety and Performance Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1298, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was passed by the State Senate today with unanimous bipartisan support. The vote was 37-0. The bill would establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles on California roads and highways. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Continues to Take a Stand Against Stadium Violence with AB 2464

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Bill (AB) 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed two committees this week, both by a strong bipartisan margin. On Monday, the Act passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, and on Wednesday, it passed the Assembly’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.
Senator Alex Padilla

California Genetic Privacy Bill Moves Forward – Padilla's SB 1267 to Protect a Person's DNA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's Senate Judiciary Committee today passed Senate Bill 1267, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. The measure now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla Bill to Comply California with Federal Voting Rights Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that his bill, SB 1233 (Padilla) was passed by the Senate Elections Committee. The bill would require ballot initiative petitions to be provided in other languages. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
Senator Alex Padilla

Senate Education Committee Approves Padilla Bill to Protect California School Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Senate Education Committee today approved SB 1530 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill expedites and elevates the dismissal process for teachers and other certificated employees whose misconduct is serious and egregious. SB 1530 won the unanimous support of the committee. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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