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April 29, 2020

Despite the Ventura County District Attorney’s arguments that SB 1437 is unconstitutional in that it conflicts with Propositions 7 and 115, the California Second District Court of Appeal finds that SB 1437 is constitutional and does not impose on the two propositions, in the case of the People v. Bucio.

March 8, 2020

The move to regulate ride hailing is a result of Senate Bill 1014, the 2018 law that requires California regulators to impose rules to reduce the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.

March 6, 2020

One of the panels addressed the issues of incarceration, extreme sentencing and structural racism in our criminal legal system and featured among others: State Senator Nancy Skinner, Assemblymember Ash Kalra, Mano Raju, the SF Public Defender, Colorado Representative Leslie Herod and Jamal Trulove, an exoneree and actor.

March 3, 2020

Sen. Nancy Skinner said she wants to see the board take bold action in setting standards that will help clean California’s air and combat climate change.

February 26, 2020

In an interview, State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who chairs the State Senate’s Public Safety Committee, said she is closely watching the court’s study and added, “I look forward to seeing what they’re going to recommend.”

February 26, 2020

Legislation giving college athletes in Nebraska the chance to endorse brands or products, promote sponsored content on social media or get paid for private lessons or to host camps advanced from first-round debate Tuesday.

February 25, 2020

Senator Nancy Skinner has authored some of the most important criminal justice legislation in the state.

February 21, 2020

Corporations that own California properties could soon be fined for keeping homes vacant for more than three months under a proposed law to give tenants, nonprofits and cities more say over what happens to empty buildings.

February 21, 2020

The state Supreme Court decided not to review a San Diego appeals court ruling that upheld changes to the state felony-murder law, a decision that opens the door for thousands of inmates to seek lower sentences or, in some cases, freedom from prison.

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 19, 2020, the California Supreme Court denied the depublication and review requests for the Fourth District Appellate court decisions on two cases opinions that ruled Senate Bill 1437 constitutional.