Assembly Bill 1461 would change the way Californians vote by mailing a ballot to every voter, expanding early voting, and allowing a voter to cast a ballot at any polling place instead of their usual polling location.
The Assembly Health Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the bill, which came in response to a measles outbreak at Disneyland in December that infected more than 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico.
A system used in Florida and Texas features sensors to tell if a car is going the wrong way on a highway, immediately notifying law enforcement and activating signs.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced plans Wednesday to raise $2 billion a year for repairs to the state’s crumbling roads, bridges and highways.
The California Interscholastic Federation oversees high school sports, and has never formally considered adding cheerleading as a sport.
Republican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach says her bill helps working mothers who want to breastfeed by providing comfortable and private rooms for pumping.
A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Smoking already is banned in homes that function as day care centers during their operating hours to prevent kids from being exposed to secondhand smoke. But Hall says recent research shows even off-hour smoking places children at risk.
The committee chair recommended an interim study, meaning a final vote won’t be made until next year.
Protesters delivered more than 1 million signatures in support of the measure as part of an international movement inspired by Blackfish, the CNN documentary that details orca captivity at SeaWorld.
Rape kits allow crime labs to match an unknown attacker to a database of convicted criminals, but thousands of them aren’t being tested at all.