Governor vetoes Glazer bill to ban smoking on state beaches

LEGISLATURESmoking hot butts will still be found on California state beaches after Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill introduced by East Bay State Sen. Steve Glazer that would have banned smoking on coastal beaches and some state parks."If people can't smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they? There must be some limit to … Continue reading Governor vetoes Glazer bill to ban smoking on state beaches

Quirk’s Mylar balloon bill is vetoed by the governor

Assemblymember Bill Quirk called Gov.Jerry Brown's veto "misguided."20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTLegislation that would have added criminal liabilities for those who willfully release metallic helium balloons at power lines was vetoed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.The bill, authored by Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk, however, was deemed by Brown as an unnecessary expansion of criminal law. Violations in Assembly … Continue reading Quirk’s Mylar balloon bill is vetoed by the governor

No Jailhouse Rock For State Inmates, Brown Vetoes Bonta’s Condom Bill

LEGISLATURE | A bill that would have created a pilot program for distributing free condoms to inmates in California state prisons was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The controversial legislation authored by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta intended to protect inmates against the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS; and the general public after prisoners served out … Continue reading No Jailhouse Rock For State Inmates, Brown Vetoes Bonta’s Condom Bill

Brown Vetoes Wieckowski Non-Citizen Juror Legislation

LEGISLATURE | Fremont Assemblymember Bob Wiekowski represents one of the largest concentrations of lawful permanent immigrants in the state. Giving this group the right to pass judgment on their peers in court is a politically expedient move. However, Gov. Jerry Brown did not agree with the premise.Brown pulled out his veto pen Monday against Wieckowski's bill … Continue reading Brown Vetoes Wieckowski Non-Citizen Juror Legislation