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Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill that Eliminates the “Pink Tax”

AB 1287 eliminates the “Pink Tax” by prohibiting charging different prices for goods based solely on the gender to which they are marketed.

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.

California could abolish 'pink tax' under bill awaiting Newsom's signature


(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.

The Governor Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Strengthen and Equalize Penalties For Using Symbols of Terror

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

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

Bauer-Kahan’s Bills Pass State Senate


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.

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.