The Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday voted 10-6 against AB1357, which would add an extra 2-cents-per-ounce charge for sugar-sweetened beverages.
The California Assembly has approved legislation that would make it legal for hair salons and barbershops to offer customers free beer and wine.
Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, said firearms purchased in nearby states with loose regulations, including Nevada and Arizona, are making their way into the hands of criminals in California.
Their legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.
A California legislator is looking to outlaw the stunning defense used by a Texas teenager who didn’t serve a day in jail in a fatal DUI accident.
The independent Legislative Analyst’s Office is projecting a $3.2 billion surplus, the first one in years, and many Democratic constituencies have their eye on the money
The state Assembly has approved a compromise plan to deal with the state’s prison crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend the deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
The homeless in California would legally be allowed to sit, sleep and ask for donations in public without facing criminal citations under an Assembly bill receiving its first hearing.
Democrats saw a big victory at the polls Tuesday after voters gave the party a super majority in the state.
A judge ruled Friday that individual office budgets for California’s 80 Assembly members are public records and must be released. It was unclear, however, when the Assembly planned to do so.
The state of California could collect more than $1 billion a year by taxing Amazon and other online retailers if a bill approved by the state Assembly on Tuesday becomes law.
The California Assembly has unanimously passed a bill giving foster children preference for internships and student assistant programs at state agencies.