Gov. Newsom Says Shoplifters Should Be Prosecuted Under Existing California LawsGov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in no uncertain terms that he thinks shoplifters should be prosecuted under existing California laws, as he called out local officials whom he said have been reluctant to do so.
Appeals Court Upholds California's Ban On High-Capacity MagazinesThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned two lower court judges and upheld California's ban on high-capacity magazines Tuesday in a split decision that may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices HigherPork producers are already warning that the new law brings added costs throughout the supply chain that will ultimately leave Californians and other shoppers in the US with fewer and more expensive options.
Pink And Blue Era Over? New California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Options For ChildrenCalifornia became the first state to say large department stores must display products in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say the pink and blue hues of traditional marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.
Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Will Soon Be Banned In CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Saturday that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipment using small off-road engines, a broad category that includes generators, lawn equipment and pressure washers.
California Adds 'Ghost Guns' To Violence Prevention OrdersCalifornia is adding a secretive but growing class of weapons to those that can legally be seized under gun violence restraining orders, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday.
Newsom Eases Gang Enhanced Sentence Rules In CaliforniaCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday approved limiting prison terms for those associated with street gangs, among several criminal justice bills restricting enhancements that can add years to offenders' sentences.
Ethnic Studies Made A High School Requirement In CaliforniaAlong with English, science, math and other graduation requirements, California high school students will have to take a course in ethnic studies to get a diploma starting in 2029-30.
Gov. Newsom Rejects Decriminalizing JaywalkingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected an effort to decriminalize jaywalking, despite supporters framing the issue as a social justice reform.
Newsom Vetoes California Bill That Would Pay People To Stay SoberGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state to pay people to stay sober.
New California Law Requires Free Menstrual Products In Public SchoolsFree menstrual products will be required in restrooms in public schools and colleges throughout California under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
California Extends Tax On Phones To Fund High-Speed InternetCalifornians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas.
California Makes It Illegal To Remove Condom Without ConsentCalifornia became the first state to prohibit “stealthing,” or removing a condom without consent during sex.
California Bans Some Workplace Secret SettlementsA new law in California bans secret settlements in most harassment and discrimination cases, expanding a signature reform of the #MeToo movement that guarantees workers can publicly call out their bosses for bad behavior without fear of losing pay or other benefits.
Newsom Signs Police Reform Laws, Enacts Way To Strip Badges From Bad OfficersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed into law several criminal justice reforms, including setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias.