Legislators gathered for the first official day of the new two-year session on Monday. They took the oath of office and welcomed newly-elected members.
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Gov. Jerry Brown also signed bills on Monday to allow Caltrans properties in several cities and counties to be leased for homeless services at $1 per month, end criminal penalties for sidewalk vendors, and help Californians who vote by mail.
California lawmakers have voted to shift billions of dollars of wildfire-recovery costs from electric utility shareholders to ratepayers.
On Friday, California lawmakers have sent state net neutrality rules to Gov. Jerry Brown and approved a bill delaying school start times, but didn't vote on bills providing clean drinking water or banning gay conversation therapy.
It would be the fourth major augmentation to California’s climate change policies in four years.
California is creating an office of elections cybersecurity to combat cyber threats and false information online.
The Assembly Rules Committee told Dababneh in a letter dated Friday that his appeal was reviewed and rejected.
The measure would require that county election officials notify a voter if their signature on the mail-in ballot does not match the one on file. Voters would have two days before the election results are certified to return a valid signature.
California Legislature Approves Ban On Paying Ballot Initiative Signature-Gatherers By Each Voter Signature
The California Legislature has passed what would be a major change to the state’s initiative process. A measure on its way to Governor Jerry Brown would ban paying initiative signature-gatherers for each voter signature they collect.
An effort in California to impose net neutrality through state legislation passed a key vote Wednesday, two days after the Santa Clara County Fire Department complained of Verizon throttling its data.