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California Legislation

AB 375: The California Broadband Internet Privacy Act

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau on 02/09/2017
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375

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Limits what broadband providers (internet service providers, or ISPs) can do with customer data. The bill was crafted in response to the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 internet privacy regulations by the Trump administration.

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California Legislation

AB 315: Pharmacy benefit management

Sponsor: Assemblymembers Jim Wood and Brian Dahle on 02/06/2017
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB315

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Requires disclosure of drug acquisition costs, rebates received from pharmaceutical manufacturers and rates negotiated with pharmacies by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), entities that have played a major role in artificially raising drug prices for consumers, and which currently operate with virtually no oversight.

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California Legislation

AB 380: Electronic transactions: motor vehicle finance

Sponsor: Assemblymember Matt Dababneh on 02/09/2017
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB380

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Currently, under California's Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, auto dealers are not permitted to enter into electronic conditional sales contracts for the purchase or lease of new or used motor vehicles. This bill would allow such practices.

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National Legislation

S 964 (HR 2356): MY DATA Act of 2017

Sponsor: Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on 4/27/2017
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s964

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Would prohibit providers of internet broadband services or content, applications, or devices from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to privacy or data security. It would authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after consulting with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to promulgate regulations under this legislation.

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National Action

Stop another financial crisis from happening

Date: Mon, May 01, 2017

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Congress is holding a series of hearings to consider a horrible piece of legislation called the Financial CHOICE Act. We prefer to call it the Wrong CHOICE Act, since it will gut critical consumer protections created after the 2008 financial crisis—regulations put in place to protect consumers and help prevent another Great Recession. Stop Congress from making the wrong CHOICE!

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California Legislation

SB 313: Advertising: automatic renewal and continuous service offers

Sponsor: Senator Robert M. Hertzberg on 02/13/2017
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB313

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SB 313 would protect consumers from deceptive “free” trial offers that convert to paid subscriptions without the consumer’s awareness or consent.

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California Legislation

AB 342: Vehicles: automated speed enforcement: five-year pilot program

Sponsor: Assemblymember David Chiu on 02/07/2017
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB342

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Would authorize a five-year pilot program allowing San Jose and San Francisco to implement “automated speed enforcement”. The fines, easily paid by wealthier drivers, have a disproportionate effect on poor people and families, who may be charged $100 or more for driving slightly above the speed limit and who could…

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National Action

Help! Congress has ramped up its war on consumers!

Date: Thu, January 19, 2017

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Without your help, the new Congress and administration are set to literally destroy the only federal financial agency created to stave off another recession and protect your rights in the marketplace: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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National Action

Support a strong CFPB

Date: Tue, January 03, 2017

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Elected officials with big ties to the financial industry are determined to de-fund and “defang” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by stripping its independence and slashing its budget. Tell Congress to oppose any legislation that tries to weaken or defund the CFPB.