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.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday signed into law a bill to protect abortion providers and patients from bans, lawsuits and penalties in other states.
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.
California lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that aims to protect abortion providers and patients seeking abortion care in the state from civil action started in another state.
Assembly Bill 1666 next heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is supportive of abortion rights. It would take effect immediately with his signature.
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, 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.
Sacramento CA – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan passed her Wildfire Prevention and Utility Accountability legislative package off the Assembly floor last week.
CALIFORNIA — Legislators are calling for sweeping change after the deadliest school shooting in a decade killed 19 children and two adults in Texas last week.
Less than 24 hours after the shooting, Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state Democrats in vowing to pass a suite of 12 gun restricting bills. The Golden State has some of the toughest laws against firearms in the nation, and researchers have said they work.
Sacramento CA – Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan passed her Wildfire Prevention and Utility Accountability legislative package off the Assembly floor.