Californians can expect a high-quality mental health crisis response system with Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of Assembly Bill 988, The Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act

(Sacramento)  In the final days of National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Governor Newsom has signed the Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act, Assembly Bill 988.  This legislation will transform the way California responds to mental health emergencies to ensure those in crisis receive the urgent care they need.

Bauer-Kahan Bill Ending Mental Health Data Harvesting Becomes Law

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ORINDA, CA -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed into law AB 2089, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan (D-Orinda)’s bill to protect mental health data privacy.

If a patient answered certain sensitive mental health questions in a doctor’s office, any information collected would be protected by federal health privacy laws like HIPAA. However, if a patient answered these questions to connect to a mental health provider through an online app, the service could, and does, harvest and sell this information.

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Groundbreaking Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion

AB 1242 protects digital information stored by California companies

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill AB 1242, sponsored by Attorney General Rob Bonta, has been signed by Governor Newsom and will go into effect immediately. The law forges a legal path to protect reproductive digital information handled by companies headquartered in California.

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill that Eliminates the “Pink Tax”

AB 1287 eliminates the “Pink Tax” by prohibiting charging different prices for goods based solely on the gender to which they are marketed.

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom has signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan’s (D-Orinda) historic AB 1287, eliminating the “Pink Tax” on goods marketed to women and girls. This legislation is part of a decades-long fight to end gender-based pricing.

California could abolish 'pink tax' under bill awaiting Newsom's signature

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(The Center Square) – Charging more for pink razors, fruit-scented deodorants and other products marketed toward women that are “substantially similar” to products marketed to men would be outlawed in California under a bill sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.

Assembly Bill 1287 seeks to eliminate the “pink tax” within California – a phenomenon where products marketed toward women are more expensive than the same products marketed to men.