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Here are the proposed California laws moving forward

California’s proposed laws face a Friday deadline to pass the chamber where they were introduced at the state Capitol. The deadline, known as the “House of Origin,” basically means that Assembly bills must pass the Assembly and Senate bills must pass the Senate. This is the midpoint of California’s legislative process. Lawmakers began the week with 918 bills. Here’s a look at the bills that have so far made the deadline and are approaching the governor’s desk. Education AB 2925: Requires California universities to provide anti-discrimination training to the five most targeted groups. AB 1780: Prohibits California universities and colleges from using legacy or donor preferences in admissions decisions. AB 1858: Sets new limits on active shooter drills in schools, specifically prohibiting the use of fake blood, blank shots, explosions, or requiring people to pose as fake victims. Business and Tech SB 961 – Requires cars made or sold in California to have speed warnings or limiters by 2032. AB 2236 – Would eliminate plastic bags in grocery stores by 2026. AB 1777 – Adds new rules for autonomous vehicles, including a requirement that manufacturers be liable for traffic violations if a driver is not in the vehicle. SB 915 – Allows greater local government oversight of autonomous vehicles. AB 3172 – Would hold social media companies financially responsible for harms to children and teens. Reparations Task Force Recommendations AB 2064 – Would provide state grant money to local organizations to help decrease violence in schools and neighborhoods. SB 1403 – Would create the California Agency for American Freedmen’s Affairs to administer future reparations. SB 1050 – Would provide restitution to those who lost their homes or had their land taken due to the use of racially motivated eminent domain. SB 1331 – Would establish a new account to fund reparation policies. AB 3089 – Requires the state to issue a formal apology to descendants of enslaved Black Americans. HousingSB 1037: Empowers the California Attorney General to penalize cities and counties for violating state housing law. AB 2584: Bans large corporations from purchasing homes and converting them into rentals. This is a developing story and this list will be updated throughout the week. See more coverage of California’s top stories here | Download our application.

California’s proposed laws face a Friday deadline to pass the chamber where they were introduced at the state Capitol.

The deadline, known as the “House of Origin,” basically means that Assembly bills must pass the Assembly and Senate bills must pass the Senate. This is the midpoint of California’s legislative process. Lawmakers began the week with 918 bills. Here’s a look at the bills that have so far met the deadline and are getting closer to the governor’s desk.

Education

AB 2925: Requires California universities to provide anti-discrimination training in the five most specific groups.

AB 1780: Prohibits California universities and colleges from using legacy or donor preferences in admissions decisions.

AB 1858: Sets new limits on active shooter drills in schools, specifically prohibiting the use of fake blood, blank shots, explosions, or requiring people to pose as fake victims.

Business and technology

SB 961: Requires cars made or sold in California to have speed warnings or limiters by 2032.

AB 2236: Would eliminate plastic bags in grocery stores by 2026.

AB 1777: Adds new rules for autonomous vehicles, including requiring manufacturers to be liable for traffic violations if a driver is not in the vehicle.

SB 915: Would allow greater oversight by local governments over autonomous vehicles.

AB 3172: Would hold social media companies financially responsible for harms to children and teens.

Recommendations of the Reparations Working Group

AB 2064: Would provide state grants to local organizations to help decrease violence in schools and neighborhoods.

SB 1403 – Would create the California Agency for American Freedmen’s Affairs to administer future reparations.

SB 1050 – Would provide restitution to those who lost their homes or had their land taken due to the use of racially motivated eminent domain.

SB 1331 – Would establish a new account to fund reparation policies.

AB 3089- Requires the state to issue a formal apology to descendants of enslaved Black Americans.

Accommodation

SB 1037 – Empowers the California Attorney General to penalize cities and counties for violating state housing law.

AB 2584: Bans large corporations from purchasing homes and converting them into rentals.

This is a developing story and this list will be updated throughout the week.

See more coverage of California’s top stories here | Download our application.