Sep 8: California - Bills on the Governor's Desk

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dear Friend,

Thank you for sharing your priorities with me. While we have wrapped up the end-of-session, there’s still time left for you to advocate on bills you feel strongly about. The deadline for the governor to sign or veto legislation is September 30, 2020.

In fact, I’m asking for your help: please join me in urging the governor to veto SB 145. This bill protects sexual predators by making it so a 24-year-old can have sexual relations with a 14-year-old without being required to register as a sex offender. This is not okay. You can reach the governor at 916-445-2841 or by email here.

I have also included a brief overview of good and bad bills sent to the governor, and am proud to report that we’ve stopped multiple bills that would have raised taxes.

As always, please do not hesitate to email Senator.Chang@senate.ca.gov or call 714-671-9474 if you need assistance or have questions. I’m here to help.

Sincerely,
Ling Ling Chang
29th District

Good Bills Sent to Governor

SB 275 - Ensures California has PPE

SB 739 - Makes it a misdemeanor to distribute, with intent to deceive, false or misleading information to voters concerning the qualifications to apply for, receive, or return a vote by mail ballot

SB 793 - Protects kids from flavored tobacco products

SB 852 - Reduces the cost of prescription drugs

SB 855 - Makes mental health a priority

SB 1044 - Protects firefighters from dangerous chemicals

SB 1159 - Streamlines workers’ compensation for frontline workers

SB 1196 - Stops price gouging

AB 1196 - Creates a statewide policy on the carotid restraint

AB 1457 - Establishes job retraining program during COVID-19

AB 3088 - Helps struggling tenants impacted by COVID-19

Bad Bills Sent to Governor

AB 1872 - Defunds the police by reducing funds for certain law enforcement programs such as driving under the influence, detection, and prevention programs.

AB 1950 - Lets criminals off the hook. After the state used COVID as cover to release thousands of criminals before their sentence was up, this bill will drastically shorten the probation period in all criminal cases, including when an offender is convicted of some serious felonies.

AB 3234 - Lets criminals off the hook, again. The result of this bill will be early release for crimes such as murder, kidnapping, rape and other offenses where the sentence is longer than 20 years. It would also allow individuals to be diverted, without any criminal consequences, to court ordered programming for many troubling misdemeanors such as child abuse, identity theft, and entering school grounds with a firearm.

SB 1351 - More gas tax games by borrowing against future revenues from SB 1. By locking the revenues in place, the measure prohibits the repeal, reduction, or modification of the SB 1 registration tax for as long as the loans are outstanding (up to 40 years). While people are struggling economically we should repeal this historically high tax.