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Gov. Brown OKs Plan for Earthquake Early Warning System

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.

Governor Signs Jerry Hill’s Interlock Ignition Device Bill

September 29, 2016

Daily Journal: Driving drunk in California could soon have new consequences after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law seeking to require more offenders install interlock devices in their cars.

Why California Cracked Down on Oversight of Armed Security Guards

September 29, 2016

RevealNews: Armed guards should “be appropriately tested, examined and investigated in a way that makes sure the public is protected from them,” he said. “That to me is what the governor recognized.”

Governor Signs DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law

September 28, 2016

NBC Bay Area: Drunk driving offenders in California will be required to install an ignition interlock on their vehicles that connects to a breathalyzer under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.

Ignition Interlock Requirement for DUI Offenders Signed Into Law by Gov. Jerry Brown

September 28, 2016

KTLA: A bill requiring most convicted drunken drivers to install “ignition interlock” devices that would prevent them from driving while intoxicated was signed into state law Wednesday.

PUC Reforms Still Needed After PG&E Blast in San Bruno, Lawmakers Say

September 28, 2016

Mercury News: California lawmakers say they will push for extensive reforms — including a possible amendment to the state Constitution — after efforts to revamp the troubled agency failed in the recently concluded legislative session.

Editorial: Picker, PUC Still Operating in Secret

September 28, 2016

East Bay Times: Restoring public trust in the California Public Utilities Commission should have been Michael Picker’s primary mission when he was appointed president by Gov. Jerry Brown nearly two years ago.

New State Laws Requires Cops to Secure Guns Left in Cars

September 27, 2016

Fox 2 KTVU: This week Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that no longer exempts officers from securing their weapons in a lockbox or in the trunk.

California Water Wasters to Face New Penalties, Possible Public Disclosure

September 27, 2016

Northern California Record: Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 814 into law to crack down on excessive water use during droughts. The law, effective Jan. 1, 2017, penalizes the state's biggest water wasters and could result in public disclosure of their names.

Brown Signs Bills to Increase Teacher Housing, Tour Bus Oversight

September 27, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills Tuesday that increase state oversight of tour bus companies and allow school districts to build affordable housing for teachers.