Legislative Headlines

30-Sep-2018

Jerry Brown Limits Prosecution of Minors 'Work Towards a More Just System'

By Alexei Koseff – Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a pair of measures that limits when and how young people can be prosecuted for criminal char..

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30-Sep-2018

Old Marijuana Convictions Eased Under New California Law

By Brian Anderson - A bill aiming to make it easier for people to erase their old marijuana convictions (https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-gove..

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30-Sep-2018

Hundreds Serving Time for Murder Could Get Sprung Under New California Law

By Alexei Koseff – California could give a second chance to hundreds of individuals serving prison time for murders they did not commit. G..

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19-Sep-2018

California Doctor to Reveal Probation Status Under New Law

By Sophia Bollag, Associated Press - SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California doctors will soon have to tell patients if they are on probation for sexual mis..

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28-Aug-2018

California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight

California will become the first state in the nation to abolish bail for suspects awaiting trial under a sweeping reform bill signed by Gov. Jerry..

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12-Jan-2018

Senator Toni Atkins will become the first woman to lead the California Senate on March 21

State Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) was unanimously elected Tuesday by her Democratic colleagues to take over as the next president pro tempor..

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12-Jan-2018

Brown’s final California budget stashes billions in reserve

In his 16th and final year as governor, Jerry Brown is using a surplus to stash away billions of dollars in reserves that would help his successor..

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05-Dec-2017

CAL/GANG - Assembly Bill No. 90 UPDATE!

On October 12, 2017, AB90 (Criminal Gangs) was signed by the Governor and takes effect January 1, 2018. In short, the bill changed the oversight a..

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04-Sep-2015

Leadership Shuffle at the Capitol

Although this news may have already traveled to you, we wanted to let you know about the leadership shuffle that recently occurred at the Californ..

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14-May-2015

Governor Brown Announces Historic Investment in Schools, Boosts Rainy Day Fund, Creates New State Earned Income Tax Credit in Revised Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Governor's Press Office Thursday, May 14, 2015 (916) 445-4571 Governor Brown Announces Historic Investment i..

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