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Archived California Legislation

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SB 178: Protect Californians from Warrantless Searches of our Digital Information

Sponsor: Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) on 2015-02-09
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0151-0200/sb_178_bill_20150316_amended_sen_v98.htm

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Although law enforcement does not have the right to ransack your file cabinet or search through your home computer without first obtaining a warrant from a judge, police routinely demand warrantless access to information on citizens' smartphones, the modern-day file cabinet.

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AB 493: Protect Consumers from Deceptive Home Warranties

Sponsor: Jose Medina (D-Riverside) on 2015-02-23 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB493

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AB 493 would protect homeowners from being charged service fees by home warranty companies when no repairs are performed.

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AB 925: Bad Bill Wants to Allow Corporations to Secretly Record you

Sponsor: Evan Low (D-Campbell) on 2015-02-26 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB925

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AB 925 would drastically weaken telephone privacy rights by creating a new and entirely inappropriate exemption for telephone communications that relate to (or that might relate to) a business or customer relationship. Aside from the vague wording, AB 925 would be bad public policy.

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SB 1439: Stop Ellis Act abuses by speculators

Sponsor: Leno on 2014-02-21 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1439

in 2013, 50% of Ellis Act evictions were done by owners who had owned the property for less than 1 year. To prevent speculators from gaming the system and protect tenants, SB 1439 would require 5 years of ownership before the Act can be invoked.

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SB 1348: Online data brokers: sale of personal information: notice.

Sponsor: DeSaulnier on 2014-02-21 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1348

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SB 1348 would allow consumers to review and correct their personal information compiled by data brokers who sell this information to third parties. It would also prohibit these companies from chgarging a fee to consumers who wish to opt out of these databases.

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SB 962: Kill Switches for Stolen Smartphones

Sponsor: Leno on 2014-02-06 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB962

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SB 962 would require a "kill switch" that can disable a smartphone when stolen. Currently, 60% of San Francisco robberies involve the theft of a cell phone. In Oakland, it's 75%. SB 962 will save consumers money and improve public safety by reducing the value of stolen phones.

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AB 2056: Support Pet Insurance Reform!

Sponsor: Dababneh on 2014-02-20 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB2056

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AB 2056 would require pet insurers to disclose information regarding reimbursement benefits, pre-existing condition limitations, and clearly explain limitations of coverage including coinsurance, waiting periods, deductibles, and annual or lifetime policy limits.  Disclosing the restrictions on pet insurance policies will help consumers while making pet insurance a better product.

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SB 448: Energy: petroleum supply and pricing.

Sponsor: Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) on 2013-02-21 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB448

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SB 448 is a step forward for California’s ability to effectively detect and deter illegal price manipulation by major oil companies and other oil market participants – activity that threatens progress the state has made to diversify its motor vehicle fuel mix and to reduce pollution.

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SB 459: Vehicle retirement: low-income motor vehicle owners.

Sponsor: Pavley on 2013-02-21 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB459

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SB 459 (Clean Cars for All) would improve outreach and access to low-income drivers for California’s vehicle retirement and replacement programs. 75% of vehicular pollution is caused by just 25% of vehicles, while upgrading to a 25 MPG car from a 15 MPG car saves about $1,600 per year.

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SB 515: Amendment to California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law

Sponsor: Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) on Feb 21, 2013 and amended on April 5, 2013
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_515&sess=CUR&house=B&author=jackson

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This legislation targets "payday loans" that trap mostly low-income borrowers in a repeated cycle of debt. It would require lenders to give borrowers at least 30 days to repay loans and prevent people from taking out more than six payday loans in a year. 

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AB 1291: California Right to Know Act

Sponsor: Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal (D) on Feb 22, 2013
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1291

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The Right to Know Act (AB 1291) would give consumers the right to ask for a report of any personal information about them collected by online companies as well as any marketers with whom the information was shared.

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SB 686: Protect Used Car Buyers

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) on Feb 22, 2013
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB686

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Consumer Action supports California Senate Bill (SB) 686, which would prohibit auto dealers from selling unsafe, unrepaired recalled vehicles to consumers. 

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AB 329 : Preserving Fans’ Ticket Rights

Sponsor: Assembly Member Richard Pan (D) District 9 on Feb 13, 2013
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB329

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Targets restrictive paperless ticketing policies that prevent live performance fans from giving tickets to family or friends or reselling unused tickets.

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SB 603 : Protects Renters’ Security Deposits

Sponsor: Senator Mark Leno (D)- District 11 on Feb 12, 2013
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB603

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SB 603, as introduced, Leno. Landlord and tenant: security deposit, would require that deposit funds be held in separate accounts, require interest payments to tenants on any funds held, and impose penalties if deposit funds are improperly withheld at the end of a tenancy.

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AB 1363: California Conservatorship and Guardianship Reform Act of 2006

Sponsor: Assemblyman Dave Jones on
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200520060AB1363

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The California Assembly has approved legislation that would overhaul the state. The bill would require the Judicial Council, among other things, to adopt specified rules of court relating to conservatorships and guardianships and to develop educational programs for nonlicensed conservators and guardians.

Archived California Actions & Petitions

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