Sen. Mark Leno

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.
Calif. Bill Would Require 'Kill Switch' For SmartphonesTwo California officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Lessen Some Drug ChargesGov. 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.
California Senate OKs Regulations For Medicinal Marijuana
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.
State Bill Would Recognize More Than 2 ParentsCalifornia children could have more than two legal parents if a bill speeding through the Legislature becomes law.