California Senate Rejects Bill That Would Prevent Tickets For Sleeping In CarsSen. Ben Hueso of San Diego, a Democrat who presented the bill Monday, says he lived in his car for two years while attending college.
California Senate Considers Increasing Ballot Initiative Filing Fees After Anti-Gay MeasureThe California Senate approved a bill that seeks to discourage frivolous ballot questions by raising filing costs, following a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.
California Senate Approves New Pact With Jackson Rancheria Miwuk IndiansThe casino has 1,650 slot machines, 36 table games, five restaurants, and an 86-room hotel. The tribe tells lawmakers it has no current plans to expand.
Bills Take Aim At Smoking Age, Where E-Cigarettes Are Sold In Calif.he California senate passed a bill today that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. Lawmakers are also going after e-cigarettes.
California Near To Extending Health Coverage To Immigrant KidsThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
California Senate Leader Will Miss $1 Billion Drought Relief Vote For Japan TripSenate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced Friday that he and two senators will leave next Thursday for a 10-day trip to meet with Japanese government officials on transportation, clean energy and climate change.
Daycare Director Supports State's Push For Workers To Get Measles VaccineSenate Bill 792 may give those parents an extra sense of peace. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, requires all home family daycare and daycare center workers to be vaccinated against measles and other viruses.
California Bill Would Ban E-Cigarettes In Bars, Public BuildingsSB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.
Lawmakers Pass Bills On Guns And AmmoThe bills are designed help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near U.C. Santa Barbara.
Legislative Leaders Examine Impact Of 3 Suspended State SenatorsState Sens. Leland Yee, Ron Calderon or Roderick Wright are not allowed back in Senate chambers, or their Capitol and district offices.
Calderon, Wright Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate DemocratsTheir legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.
State Lawmakers Promise Fiscal Prudence With California's Budget SurplusThe 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