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More California Legislation
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.
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: Senator Bill Dodd on 12/05/2016
Would prohibit the use of forced arbitration clauses in contracts that were created fraudulently and allow victimized consumers to have their day in court to recover damages.
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: Assemblymember Jim Cooper on 1/17/2017
This bill would remove the basic privacy protections of the California Electronic Communication Privacy Act (CalECPA) for California’s public school students, teachers and staff.
Sponsor: Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review on 01/11/2017
Would cause non-profit groups to lose half, and perhaps all, funding from class action settlements (cy pres awards), a crucial source of funding for consumer protection and educational activities.
Sponsor: Senator Robert M. Hertzberg on 02/13/2017
SB 313 would protect consumers from deceptive “free” trial offers that convert to paid subscriptions without the consumer’s awareness or consent.
Sponsor: Assemblymember David Chiu on 02/07/2017
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…
More California Actions & Petitions
Date: Sun, September 17, 2017
We need your help to rectify a deeply troubling bill recently signed into law in California. Many non-profit public interest organizations, including Consumer Action, that serve low-income, underrepresented and marginalized communities in California depend on cy pres funding. AB 103 cuts possible cy pres awards to deserving organizations by automatically reducing the awards by 50 percent.
Date: Tue, August 15, 2017
A California state bill, SB 17, would require pharmaceutical companies to be upfront about their prescription drug pricing. It would require 60 days of advance notice before price hikes could take effect, and would require drug companies to provide information about the reasons for the increase. Every year, Big Pharma raises prescription drug prices by about 10% per year without giving the public any justification or advance warning.
Date: Wed, July 12, 2017
Broadband internet service providers want can sell information about you and your online activities without your consent. A state bill (AB 375) would prevent this—but it needs your help!