Governor Brown Signs Bill to Increase Oversight of Building Contractors

Governor Brown signs SB 465 (Hill, Hancock) in a private ceremony attended by the parents of the Bay Area student who died and Irish dignitaries representing the five exchange students killed and the seven others seriously injured when a balcony at a Berkeley apartment building collapsed in June 2015. Read more about the signing here and here. See photos and captions here. Photos by Joe McHugh, California Highway Patrol.

In the News

Mercury News: Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday inspired by the Turner case, removing the provision in state law that treated sexual assault as a less severe crime if the victim was unconscious.
September 30, 2016
Mercury News: Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed five bills stemming from the deadly San Bruno explosion to reform the state Public Utilities Commission, including one requiring greater transparency and accountability from the beleaguered agency.
September 29, 2016
 KQED News:Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to develop a statewide earthquake early warning system in California, after devoting $10 million to the program in the state budget he signed this year.
September 29, 2016

Press Releases

Governor Signs Hill Bill to Test New Custody Option for Nonviolent Young Adult Felons

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill today to authorize the launch of a three-year pilot program that would give young adult offenders the opportunity to take advantage of educational and support services in the juvenile...

September 30, 2016

Statement from Senator Hill on Governor Signing Legislation to Increase Transparency, Oversight of PUC

Governor Brown today signed three bills by Senator Jerry Hill that are part of a broad package of legislation to increase transparency and oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission.

September 29, 2016

Earthquake Early Warning Bill Signed into Law by Governor Brown

News Release from the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation - SB 438 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - to help advance the development of a statewide earthquake early warning system in California...

September 29, 2016