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Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton on 02/08/18
By requiring electronic device manufacturers to provide access to diagnostic guides and repair parts, The Right to Repair Act will help prolong the lifespan of electronic devices, saving consumers money and protecting the environment.
Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, D-Carson on 02/15/18
Addresses a federal tax loophole that costs California billions of dollars every year and allows hedge fund managers who pay a lower federal tax rates than salaried workers. Would impose a state tax of 17% on the carried interest portion of taxable income.
Sponsor: Senator Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco on 01/03/18
Would maintain net neutrality standards at California state level by limiting the practice of providing subsidized Internet access ("zero rating") as well as preventing ISPs from throttling users or blocking websites within California.
Sponsor: Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda on 02/14/18
Proposes doubling the state renters’ tax credit to $120 for individuals and $240 for couples.
Date: Wed, September 27, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a rule to restore your right to join together with other consumers to hold financial companies accountable in court—which Consumer Action fought for and supports. Unfortunately, the Senate is considering repealing the rule this week.
Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau on 02/09/2017
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.
Sponsor: Assemblymembers Jim Wood and Brian Dahle on 02/06/2017
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.
Sponsor: Assemblymember Matt Dababneh on 02/09/2017
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.
Sponsor: Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on 4/27/2017
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.
Date: Mon, May 01, 2017
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!