There were all sorts of public safety-related measures. One, known as “Chelsea’s law” for a murdered San Diego area girl, would require life sentences for some child molesters and lifetime parole and GPS monitoring for others. Another bill would create an online registry for animal abusers. A committee also approved legislation that bans convicted violent felons from buying or having bulletproof vests. And a controversial plan to allow the sickest prison inmates to be paroled early also advanced.
Many of the bills still have to make it through the tough appropriations committee before they get to the floor.