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Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Landmark Bill to Implement 9-8-8 System Sent to the Governor’s Desk

AB 988 implements the 9-8-8 hotline to provide a mental health response, instead of law enforcement response, for phone calls relating to mental health crises

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) landmark mental health emergency crisis response legislation, AB 988, The Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act, passed the California legislature with bipartisan support and is now on the Governor’s desk.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Strengthen and Equalize Penalties For Using Symbols of Terror Heads to the Governor’s Desk

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

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Senate passed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 2282 with a vote of 38-0, which equalizes penalties for using three symbols commonly utilized to terrorize minority groups. The bill now heads to Governor Newsom’s desk.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Targeting Illegal Dumping sent to Governor Newsom

AB 2374 increases fines and adds teeth to state law on illegal dumping

Today, Assembly Bill 2374 by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) passed the Senate and was sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration.  AB 2374 strengthens fines against those caught illegally dumping garbage and waste, provides judges with flexibility to add penalties against the violator, and creates accessible public information for consumers regarding whic

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Creating Legal Shield for Abortion Heads to the Governor

AB 1666 would protect Californians from civil liability for providing or obtaining abortion care.

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.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Wildfire Prevention and Utility Accountability Bills pass the State Assembly

AB 2083 prohibits utilities from passing on the costs of at-fault legal settlements to ratepayers and AB 2070 requires utilities to notify local fire districts of planned controlled burns and other high-risk “hot” work

Sacramento CA – Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan passed her Wildfire Prevention and Utility Accountability legislative package off the Assembly floor.