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CA Governor Vetoes Bill Proposed in Wake of Officer's Shooting Death

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend vetoed a bill written in response to the killing of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer, saying it was too reminiscent of the state's abandoned three-strikes law.

California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' with New Legislation

October 5, 2017
Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark "sanctuary state" legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question, and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

CA Chiefs Drop Opposition to "Sanctuary State" Legislation That Would Restrict Immigration Cooperation

September 13, 2017
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s SB54 originally would have strictly limited the authority for state and local law enforcement officers to cooperate and share information with immigration agents, stepping up statewide sanctuary for people living in the country illegally.

CA Bill Would Make Police Body Camera Videos Public

July 6, 2017
New legislation from a Bay Area assemblyman would dramatically expand public access to police body camera videos in California.

Federal Judge Blocks CA Law Requiring Disposal of Large-Capacity Magazines

June 30, 2017
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a law that requires Californians to dispose of large-capacity ammunition magazines by Saturday or face fines and possible jail time.

Video: CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under his proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction.

CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under California Sen. Bob Hertzberg's proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction. More Here.

Bill Requiring CA Police to Disclose Surveillance Equipment Clears First Hurdle

March 23, 2017
Despite no show of public support, the state Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies in California to disclose all of the surveillance equipment they use to the public.

CA Governor Signs Law Requiring Officers to Lock Guns in Vehicles

October 1, 2016
Law-enforcement officers and private gun owners will be required to lock up their firearms if they leave them in an unattended vehicle under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has signed.

California's Gun Laws Get Tougher

July 5, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a half-dozen gun-control measures into law Friday, adding sharp teeth to a set of California laws already considered the nation's toughest.

California State Senate Approves Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

May 19, 2016
The state Senate on Thursday approved sweeping new restrictions on using guns in California in response to the December mass shooting by two terrorists that left 14 dead in San Bernardino.

California's Racial Profiling Law 'Terrible' Legislation, Police Officials Say

October 5, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend signed legislation mandating that California law enforcement agencies collect — and make public — data on the racial makeup of all those encountered by police.

Measure to Limit Police Seizure of Assets Rejected by California Assembly

September 11, 2015
Facing intense opposition from law enforcement groups, a measure to limit police seizures of cash, cars and other property from people not convicted of a crime fell flat in the California Assembly on Thursday.

California Lawmakers Approve Bills to Track Racial Profiling, Police Use of Force

September 10, 2015
California lawmakers on Wednesday approved measures to track the race of motorists stopped by officers and incidents of use of force by police officers.

California Criminalizes Hurting Volunteer Police Animals

August 14, 2015
California laws that punish people who injure police horses and dogs in the line of duty now extend to volunteer law enforcement animals.

Bill Protecting Civilians' Right to Record Officers Clears California Legislature

July 13, 2015
The California state legislature gave final passage Thursday to a measure that would affirm the public's right to record the actions of police officers. The bill now goes to the governor.

California Senate OKs Bill Barring Grand Juries in Police Deadly Force Cases

May 11, 2015
The California state Senate approved a measure that would prohibit grand juries from weighing in on cases of deadly shootings or excessive force by police.

California Concealed Gun Ruling to be Reconsidered

March 30, 2015
A federal appeals court will reconsider last year's controversial ruling that would have dramatically loosened California's restrictions on carrying concealed firearms.

Calif. Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring 'Drone' Warrants

September 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required police to obtain warrants for surveillance by drone, making California the latest state to weigh in on an issue that is dividing lawmakers across the country.

California Bill Would Require Police to Check Gun Database Before Making Welfare Check

June 12, 2014
The California state senator who represents the Isla Vista community that was ravaged by a mass murder last month has introduced legislation to require law enforcement to check California's gun-purchase database before going out on a welfare check, and provide grants to help police take guns from people who are not allowed to own them.
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