Bills

Updated 9/30/18

Today was the last day for Governor Brown to sign or veto bills for this legislative session. If he neither signs nor vetoes a bill, then it automatically becomes law. Vetoed bills could be reintroduced next year, but they will need to start the committee process over again. In theory, the legislature could override a veto, but that hasn’t happened in California since 1979. (Fun fact: Jerry Brown was the governor at the time.)

Results for our priority bills are below.

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Passed the Legislature

Policing

Criminal justice

  • Signed 9/30 AB 1793 (Bonta) Allows automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction
  • Signed 8/28 SB 10 (Hertzberg) California Money Bail Reform, heavily amended. The Marshall Project summarizes why we’re not celebrating SB 10 in its final form.

Environment

  • Signed 9/8 AB 1775 (Muratsuchi) Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission
  • Signed 9/8 SB 834 (Jackson) Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission
  • Signed 9/10 SB 100 (de León) Establishes a state policy that renewable and “zero-carbon” generating facilities supply all electricity procured to serve California end-use customers no later than December 31, 2045

Gun violence prevention

  • Signed 9/28 SB 1100 (Portantino) Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month
  • Signed 9/26 SB 1346 (Jackson) Bans bump stocks

Privacy & civil rights

  • Signed 9/30 SB 419 (Portantino) Protects legislative staff and legislative advocates from retaliation for reporting all forms of harassment in the Capitol
  • Signed 9/30 SB 822 (Wiener) Net Neutrality: Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic if they use state-provided funding or infrastructure, like utility poles

Women’s & reproductive rights

  • VETOED 9/30 SB 320 (Leyva) Requires every student health center at public universities to offer abortion by medication
  • VETOED 9/30 SB 1449 (Leyva) Requires testing of rape kits
  • Signed 9/30 AB 3118 (Chiu) Requires statewide audit of existing rapekit backlog

Died in the Legislature

Policing

  • NO VOTE in Sen. Appropriations AB 931 (Weber) Permit lethal force by police only when it’s “necessary,” meaning when there’s no other way to prevent “imminent” injury
  • NO VOTE in Asm. Appropriations SB 1186 (Hill) Requires law enforcement agencies to develop and publicize a proposed Surveillance Use Policy for the use of each type of surveillance technology

Environment

  • NO VOTE in Asm. Transportation AB 1745 (Ting) Requires all new vehicle registrations (under 10,000 gvw) to be zero-emission by 2040

Gun violence prevention

  • Similar bill (SB 1100) PASSED AB 3 (Bonta) Raises age to 21 for buying a gun or ammunition

Health care

  • NO VOTE in Sen. Appropriations AB 2965 (Arambula) Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status
  • NO VOTE in Asm. Appropriations SB 974 (Lara) Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status
  • NO COMMITTEE ASSIGNED by Assembly Speaker SB 562 (Lara) CA single-payer healthcare

Immigration

  • NO VOTE in Asm. Appropriations AB 2066 (Stone) Remove eligibility barriers to immigrants for California Earned Income Tax Credit
  • GUTTED & AMENDED on Asm. Floor SB 183 (Lara) Prohibits ICE from entering public schools, community college campuses, and state buildings without a warrant

Voting reform

  • NO VOTE on Asm. Floor SB 651 (Allen) Requires state and local initiative, referendum, and recall petitions to include a statement identifying the three largest contributors of $50,000 or more

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