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Californians can expect a high-quality mental health crisis response system with Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of Assembly Bill 988, The Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act

(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.

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Groundbreaking Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion

AB 1242 protects digital information stored by California companies

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.

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.

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

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.