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Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Targeting Illegal Dumping sent to Governor Newsom

AB 2374 increases fines and adds teeth to state law on illegal dumping

Today, 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 whic

What California Can – and can’t – do on abortion


A relatively new bill by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), AB 1242, added in June, would prohibit the arrest in California of anyone involved in providing or accessing an abortion. It would prohibit law enforcement in California from cooperating with out-of-state abortion investigations. Bauer-Kahan also authored AB 1666, which protects Californians from civil judgments based on laws in other states that are hostile to abortion rights. That went into immediate effect after the governor signed it in June.

Editorial: For crisis response, press 988 — and pass a bill to keep it funded


In the future, there will be a number to call for help, much like 911, yet different. It will be like a suicide crisis line, but better. On the other end of the line will be trained and experienced counselors adept at assisting people in the midst of mental health crises. They will be able to field questions and offer resources to families and friends concerned for the well-being of their loved ones.

How California is rushing to protect and expand abortion access following Supreme Court’s Roe decision


Long before the Supreme Court’s bombshell decision Friday overturning Roe v. Wade, transforming reproductive rights for the first time in 50 years, California had laws protecting access to an abortion within its own borders.

Now, with Friday’s ruling, Democratic leaders are rapidly moving to shore up and expand access to abortion during this year’s legislative session, taking steps to protect doctors and secure the state’s “safe harbor” for those seeking abortions.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Creating Legal Shield for Abortion Heads to the Governor

AB 1666 would protect Californians from civil liability for providing or obtaining abortion care.

Sacramento CA – Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill AB 1666 passed off the Senate floor to head directly to Governor Newsom’s desk. AB 1666 protects those in California from civil liability for providing, aiding, or receiving abortion care.

Dublin Acquires $2.29M To Create Park At Iron Horse Trail

The city partnered with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan to acquire funds to transform a portion of the trail into an educational park.

DUBLIN, CA — Dublin has acquired $2.29 million in state funds to build an Iron Horse Nature Park and Open Space in the over 30-mile Iron Horse Trail. City leaders met Friday with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) and the East Bay Regional Park District to announce the acquisition of the funds.