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Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Moves 17 Ambitious Bills to the Governor’s Desk

At the final deadline for passing legislation to the Governor, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan has successfully passed 17 bills targeting AD16 priorities to the Governor’s desk.

Sacramento, CA – Upon the conclusion of the 2021-2022 legislative session, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan (D-Orinda) has successfully achieved passage of 17 bills through the California Legislature.

Bills aimed at creating California abortion sanctuary headed to Newsom


California is on the verge of making it easier for nurse practitioners to provide abortions, barring coroner investigations following a fetal death and dedicating $20 million to expand access to reproductive care programs in Los Angeles County under bills passed by the state Legislature before the body adjourned Wednesday.

California law could halt digital investigations of abortions nationwide


Digital privacy is a huge concern in the post-Roe world, one where women’s bodies, or at least their uteruses, are increasingly considered community property in less enlightened states than California.

Women are being warned to delete their period-tracking apps, turn off our location tracking as if we are Russian spies crawling into Mar-a-Lago closets, and, gasp, pick up the phone rather than text.

California legislators are working on a clever way to help women, though — across the country, not just in our state.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Landmark Bill to Implement 9-8-8 System Sent to the Governor’s Desk

AB 988 implements the 9-8-8 hotline to provide a mental health response, instead of law enforcement response, for phone calls relating to mental health crises

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) landmark mental health emergency crisis response legislation, AB 988, The Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act, passed the California legislature with bipartisan support and is now on the Governor’s desk.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Strengthen and Equalize Penalties For Using Symbols of Terror Heads to the Governor’s Desk

AB 2282 brings into parity penalties for burning crosses, using swastikas, and nooses while expanding locations to which the law can be applied

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Senate passed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 2282 with a vote of 38-0, which equalizes penalties for using three symbols commonly utilized to terrorize minority groups. The bill now heads to Governor Newsom’s desk.

Bill Targeting Illegal Dumping sent to Governor Newsom


Assembly Bill 2374 by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) passed the Senate and was sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration. AB 2374 strengthens fines against those caught illegally dumping garbage and waste, provides judges with flexibility to add penalties against the violator, and creates accessible public information for consumers regarding which companies are acting illegally.