Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces "Clean California" Legislative Package to Eliminate Toxins from Everyday Products

AB 234, AB 267, and AB 363 will target toxic chemicals that are unnecessary, but are found in our everyday products

Sacramento, CA - Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan introduced a legislative package that will eliminate toxins from consumer products that affect children, pollinators, and the environment. The package includes three bills targeting toxic microplastics, neonicotinoids, and toxic fire retardants.

Data Sanctuary for Abortion and Trans Health Care: 2022 in Review

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In the wake of this year’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs overruling Roe v. Wade, sheriffs and bounty hunters in anti-abortion states will try to investigate and punish abortion seekers based on their internet browsing, private messaging, and phone app location data. We can expect similar tactics from officials in states that have prohibited transgender youths from obtaining gender-affirming health care. Indeed, the Texas governor ordered state child welfare officials to investigate such care as child abuse.

New California 2023 Retail Law eliminates the 'Pink Tax'

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CALIFORNIA, USA — A retail law known as the “Pink Tax” law brings to light gender-based pricing for goods in California, which the author of the bill argues will support women’s economic health and hold companies accountable by eliminating the "Pink Tax" in California once and for all."

New State Laws Take Effect in 2023

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Alameda County – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed hundreds of bills into law in 2022, many of them coming to fruition in the New Year. They range from abortion rights to hate crimes to climate change, workplace conditions and housing. There’s even one that makes jaywalking legal.

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.