Legislation that will allow members of a local agency to communicate with constituents via social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter was signed last week by Governor Newsom. AB 992 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) was amended late in the legislative session to add several safeguards which removed CNPA’s opposition to the measure. Specifically, the bill will: Provide that…Read More
In two actions on the final day of the surreal 2020 session, the legislature passed a couple of measures that would provide relief to beleaguered newspapers. The first, AB 323 by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D-West Covina) would extend for another year the exemption for newspaper carriers from the stringent ABC test used to determine whether workers are properly classified…Read More
The Senate and Assembly approved legislation yesterday that would protect journalists covering protests and demonstrations from being assaulted, arrested, or obstructed from gathering news during these events. SB 629 by Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) would allow a duly authorized member of the media to enter areas closed off to the public by first responders during a demonstration, march, protest or…Read More
Legislation that would allow members of a local agency to communicate with constituents via social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter was passed by the Senate and Assembly after late amendments. The votes were 33-6 and 69-0 respectively.Read More
SB 776 by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), a measure amended to clarify and expand on her landmark bill of two years ago that peeled back a layer of secrecy to records of specified law enforcement officer misconduct was not acted upon last night before the legislature’s midnight deadline and is dead for the year.Read More
Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) today announced that her Assembly Bill 323, the Save Local Journalism Act, was passed by the State Senate and State Assembly and is on its way to the Governor’s desk.
AB 323 was voted off the Senate Floor and passed by the Assembly in the last few days of the 2019-2020 legislative session. The Senate passed AB 323 by a 39-0 vote; the final vote on the Assembly Floor was 60-2.
Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) and Assemblyman Tim Grayson (D-Concord) today announced that Assembly Bill 323, the Save Local Journalism Act, has passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 7-0 vote.Read More
A bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to post public notices on their websites or social media before euthanizing seized birds and animals has been pulled from the calendar of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Since the bill will not be heard and will not be moving forward, it is dead for the year. …Read More
Legislation that would protect journalists who are covering protests and demonstrations from being assaulted, arrested, or obstructed from gathering news during these events is scheduled to be heard this Wednesday, August 5 in the Assembly Public Safety Committee at 2:00. SB 629 by Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) would: Allow a duly authorized member of the media to enter areas closed off…Read More
The Assembly Public Safety Committee on Wednesday at 2:00, will hear a measure that would expand the types of police actions that are subject to the CPRA to include every use of force incident (not just that which causes great bodily injury), allegations of sexual assault, sustained findings of wrongful arrests and searches, as well…Read More