California Becomes First State in the Nation to Phase Out Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Governor Newsom signs legislation to ban the sale of new gas-powered small-off-road engines beginning in 2024Governor Newsom signs legislation to ban the sale of new gas-powered small-off-road engines beginning in 2024

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed landmark legislation to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SORE) in California.

Governor Signs Historic Legislation to Transform College Transfer Process

Assembly Bills 928 and 1111 reimagine transfer from a student-centered perspective

SACRAMENTO – At a signing ceremony at California State University, Northridge earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed historic legislation easing the path for community college students to transfer to a four-year university.

California Makes It Easier to Cancel Online Subscriptions

Assembly Bill 390 allows consumers to cancel subscriptions online without hassle

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation ensuring Californians can cancel subscriptions online, at will, and without having to jump through hoops.

California to Continue Mailing Voters Ballots Before Every Election

Governor Newsom signs Assemblymember Berman's landmark legislation requiring counties to mail ballots to all active registered voters and provide ballot tracking service for all future elections

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assembly Bill 37, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today, making permanent several election reforms that were adopted and used for the November 2020 General Election, including automatically mailing every active registered voter a ballot and giving every voter the opportunity to track their ball

Elections Chairs Call for Reform of Flawed Recall System

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sacramento – The California Legislature’s two leading members on election issues on Wednesday announced a coordinated effort to examine reforms to California’s recall election system.

Bill to Phase Out Gas-Powered Landscaping Equipment Passes Legislature

SACRAMENTO – Today the Legislature passed AB 1346, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which will phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines in California. Small off-road engines, primarily found in outdoor power equipment, emit smog-forming pollutants at levels projected to outpace those from passenger cars this year.