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California Legislation

AB 2110: Electronics: Right to Repair Act

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton on 02/08/18
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2110

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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.

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California Legislation

AB 2731: Closing the federal ‘carried interest’ loophole

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, D-Carson on 02/15/18
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2731

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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.
 

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California Legislation

SB 822: California Net Neutrality

Sponsor: Senator Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco on 01/03/18
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB822

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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.

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California Legislation

SB 1182: California Renter’s Credit Increase

Sponsor: Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda on 02/14/18
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1182

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Proposes doubling the state renters’ tax credit to $120 for individuals and $240 for couples.

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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.