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Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces Bill to Eliminate Bias in AI Decision-making

AB 2930 prohibits bias in Automated Decision Tools (ADTs).

Sacramento, CA – Today, Chair of the California State Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) introduced a bill that will pave the way for common sense regulations on artificial intelligence (AI).

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces Two Bills Ensuring Safe and Abundant Abortion Access

AB 2085 and AB 2099 expand access to health care in California’s abortion deserts and increase penalties for harassing patients and providers.

Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan has introduced two bills to ensure that the legal right to an abortion translates to safe and abundant access for patients. AB 2085 creates a more streamlined process for clinic development by creating limited zoning exemptions for clinic construction.

Assemblymember Bauer Kahan Unveils AB 2054 to Prevent Utility Influence on Ratemaking Decisions

AB 2054 imposes a 10-year cooling-off period for commissioners at the CPUC and the CEC before they can work at a regulated entity.

Sacramento, CA — Today, Assemblymember Bauer Kahan introduced Assembly Bill 2054 to address the concerning trend of commissioners at the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Energy Commission (CEC) moving to high-paying positions within state-regulated utilities after their terms, jeopardizing the integrity of

Governor Newsom signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Legislation Eliminating Non-Compete Agreements from Contracts

AB 1076 prevents employers from adding non-compete agreement language to contracts.

Sacramento, CA – On Friday, Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s 1076. The bill prohibits non-compete agreements in an employee's contract. Non-compete agreements are anticompetitive and intimidate workers, resulting in stagnation of wages, especially for middle class workers.

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Legislation to Improve Access to Campsites

AB 618 will improve California’s system to secure scarce campsite reservations, among other measures to increase park accessibility for all users.

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom has signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill, AB 618, which will increase access to California's public parks and beaches by promoting responsible reservation practices.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bills to Protect Abortion and Menstrual Health Data Signed into Law

AB 352 prevents medical records of abortion care from being automatically shared out of state. AB 254 prevents apps from selling menstrual and sexual health data.

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 352 and AB 254, authored by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan. AB 352 is a precedent-setting measure to prevent abortion information from being automatically shared via health information exchanges. AB 254 prevents period apps from selling menstrual health data.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Assists TOGETHER Bay Area in Acquiring State Coastal Conservancy Grant

The grant would support a 5-year project to advance conservation planning to support regional biodiversity and climate resilience.

Sacramento, CA – The California State Coastal Conservancy has recently announced that TOGETHER Bay Area—a coalition of nonprofits, Native tribes, government agencies, and businesses—would receive $1,100,000 in grant funding to support conservation planning in the Bay Area by updating the Conservation Lands Network.