(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.
Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 2089, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan (D-Orinda)’s bill to protect mental health data privacy.
ORINDA, CA -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed into law AB 2089, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan (D-Orinda)’s bill to protect mental health data privacy.
If a patient answered certain sensitive mental health questions in a doctor’s office, any information collected would be protected by federal health privacy laws like HIPAA. However, if a patient answered these questions to connect to a mental health provider through an online app, the service could, and does, harvest and sell this information.
Sacramento CA – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 2083, which protects ratepayers of electrical companies from their money being used by the company to pay for wildfire settlement agreements.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill AB 1242, sponsored by Attorney General Rob Bonta, has been signed by Governor Newsom and will go into effect immediately. The law forges a legal path to protect reproductive digital information handled by companies headquartered in California.
Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom has signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan’s (D-Orinda) historic AB 1287, eliminating the “Pink Tax” on goods marketed to women and girls. This legislation is part of a decades-long fight to end gender-based pricing.
(The Center Square) – Charging more for pink razors, fruit-scented deodorants and other products marketed toward women that are “substantially similar” to products marketed to men would be outlawed in California under a bill sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
Assembly Bill 1287 seeks to eliminate the “pink tax” within California – a phenomenon where products marketed toward women are more expensive than the same products marketed to men.
Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom has signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 2282, which equalizes penalties for using three symbols commonly utilized to terrorize minority groups. The presence of the Nazi swastika, noose, and desecrated cross all terrorize communities, and yet current law metes out different criminal penalti
Alameda County – A handful of Tri-Valley Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bills are now on their way to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
One that recently passed the state legislature was Assembly Bill (AB) 2146, which is designed to limit the use of five pesticides that kill bees, birds and butterflies. The Senate voted 30-4 on Aug. 29 to pass AB 2146. The next day, the Assembly concurred 53-18.
If Newsom signs it into law, the action will curb the use of neonicotinoid, or neonic, pesticides in non-agricultural settings, such as home gardens and golf courses.
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.