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.
Isadore Hall III

California Bill to Require Condoms in Adult Films Approved by Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, legislation by Assemblymember Isasdore Hall, III (D – Compton) to require frequent testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)...
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Bill to End California State Worker 'Moonlighting' Passes Legislative Policy Committee with Bi-Partisan Support

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo), Vice-Chairman of the Assembly Budget committee, announced his bill, Assembly Bill 208, which...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senate Natural Resources Committee approves California Earthquake Early Warning Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Senate Natural Resources Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 9–0....
Senator Alex Padilla

Regulating Drones in California: State Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Padilla Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 15 by California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). SB 15 would establish...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Anti-Swatting Legislation AB 47 Passes Public Safety Committee

SACRANENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to criminalize the dangerous and increasingly prevalent crime known as “swatting”...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Environmental and Business Coalition supports Padilla Bill to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, at a State Capitol press conference, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was joined by a coalition of environmental...
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla's California Earthquake Early Warning Bill Clears First Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif.Senate Governmental Organization Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 10 –...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Bill to Ease Traffic Congestion Passes First Committee – Expanded to Include the 210 Freeway

SACRANENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system, one...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Bill to Open More Dog Parks Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) bill to help local governments create dog parks for their residents passed the...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto's Resolution to Overturn Citizens United Decision Passes First Major Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to limit corporate “personhood” for federal corporate campaign contributions overcame its first...
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Backs Law Enforcement, Introduces New Bill on Realignment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) announced a bill that will aid law enforcement with the effects of prison...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's bill to address epidemic of hit-and-runs in Southern California cleared first legislative hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's bill to address the "epidemic of hit-and-run offenses" in Southern California cleared its first legislative...
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Ending California 'retroactive tax' is goal of bipartisan legislation effort backed by BOE chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in an effort to provide relief to California taxpayers stunned with the imposition of a "retroactive tax," Sen....
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Bi-Partisan Drone Industry Legislation Introduced on Unmanned Aircraft to Expand California Jobs, Protect Privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) and Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) announced today they have joint-authored two bills on...
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla Legislation Would Facilitate Creation of California Public Voting Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced the introduction of SB 360, which would allow California counties to develop,...
Senator Alex Padilla

Padilla Bill Would Protect the Voting Rights of Calif. Emergency Responders and Natural Disaster Volunteers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 362. The bill would empower the Governor and the Secretary...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Protect Public's Access to Wireless Communication Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 380. The bill would prevent the arbitrary interruption of wireless...
Senator Alex Padilla

Bill to Protect Genetic Privacy introduced by Calif. Senator Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 222, which would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act....
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Legislation to Better Manage Carpool Lanes, Ease Congestion introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's happened to anyone who lives in Southern California. A late-night accident or mysterious slowing clogs the rightmost...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Help Prepare Tomorrow's California Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 5. The bill would allow undergraduates to qualify...
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California: Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Address Health Concerns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Introduce Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) will hold a Valentine’s Day press conference to introduce legislation requiring...
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Seabee Veterans and Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Propose Renaming Segment of Pacific Coast Highway as 'Seabee Memorial Highway'

VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, at the request of local veterans groups and Seabee boosters, Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced Assembly Concurrent...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Protect Smart Phone User Privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building upon the work of Attorney General Kamala Harris and leaders in the mobile technology industry, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Continue Funding for Emergency Pediatric Trauma Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 191 today. The bill would allow counties to...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 11, 2013 including California Energy Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Russell Hochschild, 41, of Berkeley, has...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Bill Would Help More Communities Get Dog Parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced a bill today (AB 265) to help local governments create dog parks...
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Calif. Assemblyman Gorell Authors Bill to Evaluate Future Options for 2 Oxnard Power Plants

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced Assembly Bill 248 that directs appropriate state agencies to collaborate with...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Business Advisory Commission Generates Legislation to Help Small Businesses Avoid Shakedown Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, February 2, members of Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Small Business Advisory Commission voted to ask...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Legislation to Create Earthquake Early Warning System in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- “Three weeks ago, the California Institute of Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology published...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Bill Makes it Harder for Hit-and-Run Drivers to Evade Arrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43) introduced legislation today to help curb the epidemic of hit-and-run offenses in Southern California....
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Calif. State and Local Officials Join Local Chambers of Commerce to Unveil Plans for Oxnard / Port Hueneme Enterprise Zone

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Speaking together in a joint press conference, state and local government officials joined community and business leaders today in...
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Introduces Legislation Clarifying 'Write-In' Vote Requirements

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced legislation to clarify the way write-in candidates qualify for the general election under California’s "Top Two" election system. Assembly Bill 141 reestablishes the 1 percent minimum vote requirement, allowing greater legitimacy for the write-in process.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Seeks End To Court Orders Capping the State’s Prison Population and Requiring Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

In California, Broken Meters Shouldn’t Lead to Parking Tickets, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43) introduced legislation today that will allow Californians to park for free at broken or malfunctioning parking meters for the maximum time allowed by the meter. The bill, AB 61, would prohibit local governments, such as cities and counties, from enacting an ordinance that bans parking in a space controlled by a broken meter or broken kiosk for on-street parking.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell's First Act as Budget Vice-Chair: Offer Voters Decision on State 'Rainy Day' Surplus Fund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly on Thursday announced that Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) has been chosen to serve as vice-chairman of the Assembly’s Budget Committee. As one of the first acts in this new leadership role Gorell introduced legislation that will give California’s voters the ability to make an earlier decision on implementing the state’s “rainy day” surplus fund.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

California State Fire Fee Bills Being Sent to Local 44th Assembly District Residents – Short Window to Challenge Fee

CAMARILLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thousands of 44th Assembly District residents in certain unincorporated areas will be receiving in the mail a new California state tax bill charging property owners an additional fee for fire prevention services within the "State Responsibility Area" (SRA). The office of Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) is asking the media to help inform residents of this new bill and the very short time window allowed to challenge or appeal an erroneous fee.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Initiates Federal Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 1, a measure that begins the process to amend the United States Constitution to nullify the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In Citizens United, a deeply divided Supreme Court held that corporations are due the same free-speech rights enjoyed by natural persons.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Regulate Drones in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) introduced Senate Bill 15 today which is the first attempt in California to establish regulations on domestic use of drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Issues Statement on California State Auditor's Report on LAUSD Handling of Child Abuse Allegations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the California State Auditor’s report on Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) handling of child abuse allegations:
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Hails Clear Victory for Children, Schools and Colleges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Delivering on his pledge to ask the people of California to vote on the best path forward, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today hailed the passage of Proposition 30 as a clear and resounding victory for children, schools and the California dream.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto's Bill to Bring Back Vintage License Plates signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assembly Bill (AB) 1658, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles) was signed today by Governor Brown, establishing the California Legacy License Plate Program. The program will allow car enthusiasts to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one of three iconic California license plate designs.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Advance Clean Energy Transportation in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles and energy in California.
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 28, 2012 – New Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 276 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Central Coast Hospital Authority. AB 377 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Pharmacy. (Additional follow.)
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Spur Job Creation in California – Incentivize Investment in Advanced Manufacturing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 1128 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in California by allowing sales and use tax exemptions on the purchase of manufacturing equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2013.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 27, 2012 – New Bills Signed Into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 40 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Elder and dependent adult abuse: reporting. AB 41 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – High-Speed Rail Authority: conflicts of interest: disqualification. (Additional follow.)
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights' – goes into effect on January 1, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1525 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law, known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights”, will require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million a year in media revenues to provide specific protections to college-athletes.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's California Green Fuels Bill Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assembly Bill 1900, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), a bill which removes barriers to the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel in California and will save local rate-payers millions on their utility bills, was signed by Governor Brown today.
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Laws to Protect Privacy for Social Media Users

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace to announce that he has signed two bills that increase privacy protections for social media users in California.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012 (SB 1409), authored by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which strengthens the clean energy partnership between California and the U.S. military.

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