Sen. Mark Leno

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Calif. Bill Would Require ‘Kill Switch’ For Smartphones

Two California officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.


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Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Lessen Some Drug Charges

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Saturday that would have given county prosecutors the option of charging lower-level, nonviolent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.


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California Senate OKs Regulations For Medicinal Marijuana

SACRAMENTO  (AP) – California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control. […]


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Senate Passes Drug-Sentencing Reform Bill

The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow county prosecutors to charge lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.


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State Bill Would Recognize More Than 2 Parents

California children could have more than two legal parents if a bill speeding through the Legislature becomes law.