Updated Sunday, 8:55 p.m.
Sunday was the last day for Gov. Jerry Brown to decide whether bills passed by the Legislature this year will become law.
Here are the high profile bills that Brown took final action on this weekend.
Signed Into Law:
The measure from state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) mirrors Obama-era federal protections that were repealed by the FCC under the Trump administration. The state rules will prohibit internet providers from blocking, speeding up or slowing down internet traffic and charging more for faster service, among other things.
Within hours, the federal government announced that it was suing California over the new law.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Legislature passed several bills related to sexual harassment and women in the workplace. Brown on Sunday signed two of those bills into law.
SB 820 bans confidentiality agreements and secret settlements in cases involving sexual harassment or discrimination, and SB 826 requires corporations based in California to have women on their board of directors.
SB 826 has raised significant opposition and legal questions, but in a rare signing message, Brown wrote that the bill has "potential flaws that indeed may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation. Nevertheless, recent events in Washington D.C.--and beyond--make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message."
The message seems likely in response to the nomination hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, which have furthered the nationwide conversation on sexual assault after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a Bay Area professor, testified that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which voted to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate, was copied on the message.