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.
Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to extend and expand statewide a pilot program that requires drunk driving offenders to use ignition interlocks – devices that prevent cars from starting if their drivers are not sober.
Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to update California law so that law enforcement officers are not exempt from requirements for safe storage of handguns left unattended in vehicles.
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 465 in a private ceremony this morning attended by the family 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 of a Berkeley apartment building collapsed.
With a vote of 37-0, the state Senate approved legislation to bring more oversight to the construction contractors’ industry, sending the bill introduced to address accountability gaps revealed by the Berkeley balcony tragedy to the governor for his consideration.
Legislation to heighten oversight of building contractors – introduced in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy that killed six students – now moves to the state Assembly for consideration, following the bill’s passage Thursday by a key Assembly committee.