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California Legislation Watch: End-of-Session Update

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Here is Streetsblog’s weekly highlight of California legislation related to sustainable transportation. A substantial crop of bills relating to safe and sustainable streets successfully wended its way through this year’s legislative session. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30 to sign the following bills so they become law in January 2015. Alternatively, he can veto […]

Four Hit-and-Run Bills Pass CA Legislature, Wait for Governor’s Signature

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Four bills targeting hit-and-run crimes in California await Governor Jerry Brown’s signature, including two from Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), who has made hit-and-runs a focus this year. The bills have passed both houses of the California legislature and are awaiting the governor’s signature. One, a late addition to the legislative calendar (A.B. 47), would […]

Steinberg Kills Bill That Sought to Delay Cap-and-Trade on Fuels

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The misinformation campaigns trumpeting an imminent “hidden gas tax” in California lost a battle with the defeat of Assemblymember Henry Perea’s bill, A.B. 69, which was designed to delay application of cap-and-trade to the fuels industry for three years. Fuel companies have already begun participating in the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, buying pollution credits that they […]

California Legislation Watch: Weekly Update

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Here is Streetsblog’s weekly highlight of California legislation related to sustainable transportation. Today was the last day to amend bills for this legislative session. Any bill that doesn’t get passed by midnight next Sunday, August 31, will be officially dead. Among the flurry of votes, the following bills passed out of both the Assembly and […]