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Brown Signs Child Seat Bill

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A new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown today will require children under the age of 2 to ride in rear-facing child seats. The law will apply unless a child weighs at least 40 pounds or is at least 40 inches tall.

Another measure adds certified midwives to the list of Medi-Cal eligible comprehensive prenatal services providers.

Under another bill school districts will have to act within 60 days of receiving a petition to add a non-voting student representative to the board.

The practice of "bandit towing" will be further limited under another bill signed into law. Tow trucks that show up at the scene of an accident will have to present drivers with a detailed estimate of charges. It also limits towing fees and requires additional documentation.