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“Kids are emotional. Kids don’t have impulse control the way adults should, and to bring an officer in, especially since all of our officers are armed, can, rather than defuse the situation, make it worse,” Skinner said. Kids can act out what they experience at home or on the street, she added.

The legislation, SB233 (co-written by Democratic state Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley and Asm. Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry of Winters) will allow licensed Arizona doctors in good standing to provide abortions and abortion-related care to Arizona patients traveling to California through Nov. 30. It went into effect immediately. 

“Once again California has made it crystal clear for all who need or deliver essential reproductive care: We’ve got your back,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley and the author of the bill.

California State Senator Nancy Skinner’s office Wednesday announced legislation to reduce retail theft and prevent fentanyl addiction were approved by the California State Senate.

The Safer California Plan includes Senate Bill 1144 — written by state Senator Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat. It affects online marketplaces, where Skinner said many stolen goods are sold.

In a bipartisan vote, the California State Senate approved a bill from a Bay Area lawmaker aimed at targeting social media addiction among children and teens.

A landmark bill to protect children from social media by Sen. Nancy Skinner has passed out of the state Senate and is headed to the Assembly.

California Senate lawmakers voted on party lines for SB 233, a bill from Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that is intended to allow Arizona doctors to practice medicine in the Golden State until Arizona’s repeal of a Civil War-era law that bans all abortions goes into effect later this fall.