Gov. Jerry Brown has decided the fate of hundreds of bills in recent weeks as he stares down a Sunday deadline to either sign or veto legislation passed prior to the finish of the 2015 legislative session.
On Friday, Penny Nelson sat down with California politics and government reporter Marisa Lagos to discuss some of the week's most notable decisions.
Among the bills:
- Senate Bill 358, known as the Fair Pay Act, which gives the state the strongest equal pay laws in the nation.
- Senate Bill 350, the year's landmark climate change legislation; backers had to strip one of the bill's most high profile oil provisions but it still sets ambitious renewable energy goals.
- Assembly Bill 953, which greatly expands the amount of racial and other demographic information police officers must collect in an attempt to better understand racial profiling among law enforcement in California.
- Senate Bill 178, which expands warrant requirements for searches to cell phones, computers and other electronics.