California state lawmakers are pushing to enact nearly a dozen policing reform laws driven by nationwide outrage and protests after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May. Lawmakers have until Aug. 31 to approve and send legislation to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Assembly Bill 1196, which would ban law enforcement in California from using choke holds or similar restraining methods that pose a substantial risk of asphyxiation when detaining people, passed the state Senate Public Safety Committee Friday.
The legislation follows sustained national outcry over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
California could become one of the first states to extend compensation to victims of police violence and their families.
If Assembly Bill 767 is passed, the state’s victim compensation board would explicitly list excessive use of force by police among crimes eligible for compensation, said bill co-author Assemblymember Tim Grayson.
(Sacramento, CA) – Following the press conference held today in the City of Vallejo regarding an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, June 2, Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement:
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 1842 (AB 1842), also known as the California Works and Recovery Act, with a group of pro-job Democrats including Assemblymember’s Joaquin Arambula, Jim Cooper, Jim Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gipson, Timothy Grayson, Jose Medina, Cottie Petrie-Norris, James Ramos, Freddie Rodriguez, Blan
SACRAMENTO — Home builders have lobbied for years to cut the fees that local governments can charge them to offset the effects their projects have on roads, police and other public services, arguing that the additional costs make construction prohibitively expensive in California.
A legislative package unveiled Monday by five Assembly Democrats proposes to cap those fees and waive them altogether for some projects, in hopes of providing a jolt to the state’s stagnating construction rates and easing the housing shortage.
California Democrats unveiled on Monday a package of eight proposals that attempt to spur construction of new homes by slashing some of the fees that local governments charge for building permits.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their latest bid to combat California’s affordable housing crisis, state lawmakers on Monday announced a package of bills to limit development fees that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home.