Legislative Briefings

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Bills signed:

AB 162 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) was signed into law by Governor Brown on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. This bill instructs that the California Department of Transportation to study wrong-way driving accidents-which has not been done in California since 1989-and look at safety measures pursued by other states that could prevent wrong way driving accidents. Contact: Shanna Ezzell, (916) 319-2052. Press release here. Audio PSA available here.

AB 418 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) was signed into law by Governor Brown on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. This legislation allows survivors to end a residential lease in order to move to safe housing without economic ramifications. Contact: Judson True, (916) 319-2017. Press release here.

AB 774 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) was signed into law by Governor Brown on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. AB 774 allows limited beer tastings at certified farmers' markets. Contact: Michael Miiller, (916) 319-2010. Press release here.

This week:

AB 573 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) passed out of the Senate Education Committee and has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. This bill would provide relief for Corinthian Colleges students facing serious educational and financial setbacks due to the for-profit college system shutting down. Contact: Medina: Ava Sanchez, (916) 319-2061; or McCarty: Bryan Singh, (916) 319-2007. More information here.

AB 1258 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) passed out of the Senate Education Committee and has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. AB 1258 would establish a public-private partnership grant pilot program to support innovative ways of introducing and engaging students from historically underrepresented groups to computer science. Contact: Edmundo Cuevas, (916) 319-2049. Press release here.

AB 1461 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) passed out of the Senate Committee on Transportation and has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. The California New Motor Voter Act would register every eligible resident who goes to a Department of Motor Vehicles to get a license or renew one, with the ability to opt out, potentially adding millions of new registered voters to California's voter rolls. Contact: Evan McLaughlin, (916) 319-2080. Press release here.

Website of the Assembly Democratic Caucus: www.asmdc.org