Khanna has first piece of legislation signed into law

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTThey say you always remember your first. President Donald Trump last week signed into law a bill authored by Rep. Ro Khanna that is intended to help veterans gain apprenticeships.Trump's signature make Khanna the only Democratic freshman legislator in either the House and Senate to have a bill signed into law, according to … Continue reading Khanna has first piece of legislation signed into law

Governor signs bill limiting Eden Health District’s administrative spending

EDEN HEALTH DISTRICT | Legislation that could be the first nail in the Eden Health District’s coffin was signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law, authored by East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, requires the struggling Eden Health District to allocate a minimum of 80 percent of its operating budget for health-related expenditures. … Continue reading Governor signs bill limiting Eden Health District’s administrative spending

Brown signs medical marijuana bill; Bonta declares ‘new era’ for state dispensaries

ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta may have just become the godfather of medical marijuana regulation in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation adding regulations to medical marijuana dispensaries nearly 20 years after voters approve its legality in California. The bill, a cobbling of several regulatory bills, is viewed as being … Continue reading Brown signs medical marijuana bill; Bonta declares ‘new era’ for state dispensaries

East Bay legislators with 14 total bills recently signed by the governor

Not all bills are equal, but some of State Sen.Loni Hancock's have more primacy than othersamong her East Bay legislative colleagues.LEGISLATURE | Five members of the East Bay legislative caucus celebrated the signing by Gov. Jerry Brown of 14 of their respective bills over the past week. On Monday alone Brown signed six.CATHARINE BAKERAB 773 … Continue reading East Bay legislators with 14 total bills recently signed by the governor

Quirk’s hydrogen fuel bill signed into law

Assemblymember Bill Quirk's AB 730 was alsosigned into law this week.Defines hydrogen fuel for cars as not a public utilityASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | A bill that allows the hydrogen fuel industry to sidestep potential regulatory oversight was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday.Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk's bill sought to designate hydrogen fuel retailer as … Continue reading Quirk’s hydrogen fuel bill signed into law

Bonta Adds Focus To Overlooked Filipino Contributions To State Labor History

Assemblymember Rob Bonta and labor leader Lillian Galedo at a town hall Friday in Alameda celebrating a new law requiring the accomplishments of Filipino Americans in the farm workers movement be recognized in state school curriculum. PHOTO/Steven TavaresLEGISLATURE | Anyone who heard Rob Bonta during his successful run last year for the Assembly know the … Continue reading Bonta Adds Focus To Overlooked Filipino Contributions To State Labor History

Skinner’s High-Capacity Gun Clips Ban Signed; Oakland Gun Control Bill Vetoed

LEGISLATURE//GUN CONTROL | Gov. Jerry Brown signed two gun control bills authored by East Bay Assemblymember Nancy Skinner Friday, while vetoing another that would have given Oakland the ability to further strengthen state gun registration and licensing laws.“Large-capacity magazines have no place on our streets," said Skinner in a statement. “California has some of the toughest … Continue reading Skinner’s High-Capacity Gun Clips Ban Signed; Oakland Gun Control Bill Vetoed

Just Months After Tragic Limo Fire, Brown Signs Bill Adding More Exit Points

State Sen. Ellen CorbettLEGISLATURE | Government is notoriously sluggish. But, just months after five women perished while trapped in a horrific limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge, a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday will increase the number of exit points on vehicles, in case a similar accident ever occurs.State Sen. Ellen … Continue reading Just Months After Tragic Limo Fire, Brown Signs Bill Adding More Exit Points

Quirk Bill, Signed Into Law, Streamlines State Liquor License Process

Bill Quirk doesn't always get bills signed, but when he does, they include Dos Equis.LEGISLATURE//ROUNDUP | Even during his tenure as a Hayward council member, Bill Quirk often railed against the city’s onerous permitting process for local businesses. He ran for the Assembly last year partly to untangle the state’s own maze of bureaucratic hoops. … Continue reading Quirk Bill, Signed Into Law, Streamlines State Liquor License Process

Brown Signs Corbett Bill Strengthening Protection Of Usernames, Passwords

LEGISLATURE | When the security of your personal information on the Internet is breached, state law requires the data storage company notify you in a timely manner. However, while the breadth of personal information, such as your name, address, social security number and bank accounts is covered by state law, the potential cracking of usernames … Continue reading Brown Signs Corbett Bill Strengthening Protection Of Usernames, Passwords