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California’s next tech showdown


Artificial intelligence has taken off at a breakneck sprint, and California lawmakers are hustling to make sure they don’t get lapped.

From the state that brought you standard-setting laws in digital privacy and social media, now comes efforts to place limits on AI before it’s too late. After a few faltering attempts to regulate the new frontier this year, lawmakers in Sacramento are again preparing to take aim at what may become a powerful global force.

Governor Newsom signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Legislation Eliminating Non-Compete Agreements from Contracts

AB 1076 prevents employers from adding non-compete agreement language to contracts.

Sacramento, CA – On Friday, Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s 1076. The bill prohibits non-compete agreements in an employee's contract. Non-compete agreements are anticompetitive and intimidate workers, resulting in stagnation of wages, especially for middle class workers.

New California law to bring big changes for campsite reservations


Booking California’s high-demand campsites online will hopefully become a bit easier under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday morning.

The bill, AB618, aims to deter late cancellations and no-shows at campgrounds in state parks and beaches, issues that have inconvenienced prospective campers since the state adopted ReserveCalifornia as its go-to booking portal in 2017 and grown into a headache since pandemic lockdowns spiked interest in outdoor recreation. 

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Legislation to Improve Access to Campsites

AB 618 will improve California’s system to secure scarce campsite reservations, among other measures to increase park accessibility for all users.

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom has signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill, AB 618, which will increase access to California's public parks and beaches by promoting responsible reservation practices.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bills to Protect Abortion and Menstrual Health Data Signed into Law

AB 352 prevents medical records of abortion care from being automatically shared out of state. AB 254 prevents apps from selling menstrual and sexual health data.

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 352 and AB 254, authored by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan. AB 352 is a precedent-setting measure to prevent abortion information from being automatically shared via health information exchanges. AB 254 prevents period apps from selling menstrual health data.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Assists TOGETHER Bay Area in Acquiring State Coastal Conservancy Grant

The grant would support a 5-year project to advance conservation planning to support regional biodiversity and climate resilience.

Sacramento, CA – The California State Coastal Conservancy has recently announced that TOGETHER Bay Area—a coalition of nonprofits, Native tribes, government agencies, and businesses—would receive $1,100,000 in grant funding to support conservation planning in the Bay Area by updating the Conservation Lands Network.