Latest California State Legislature News

Correction: California-New Laws story

Oct. 13, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States. A corrected version of the story is below: California governor...

California OKs pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention meds

Oct. 7, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread of infection. Advocates of Senate Bill 159 say California is the...

California ballot proposal would tighten data privacy rules

Sep. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco developer who pressured California lawmakers into enacting the nation's most sweeping data privacy act is pushing a ballot measure to expand the law. Alastair Mactaggart's proposed November 2020 measure, to be unveiled Wednesday, aims to protect the California...

House retiree: Toxic politics, Trump White House, bad knees

Sep. 22, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Cook served 26 years as a Marine and was awarded two Purple Heart medals for combat wounds suffered in Vietnam. But amid his seventh year in Congress, the aching and discouraged California Republican has decided he's endured enough. At 76 and nursing brittle knees that make...

California promises fight to keep auto emission authority

Sep. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality. The Trump administration on...

Woman arrested after throwing liquid on California Senate

Sep. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session....

The Latest: Suspected Senate liquid attacker out on bail

Sep. 14, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an activist who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The California woman who was arrested after she allegedly threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work have approved sweeping legislation designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight...

California college athlete 'fair pay' bill goes to governor

Sep. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

Sep. 11, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive...