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AB 268 (Irwin) Courts: sealing records: autopsy reports Position: Opposed This bill, which requires the Court—when requested by a family member—to seal the autopsy report and evidence associated with …
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 …
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.
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.
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.