New bills: 2013-14 California legislative sessionLoading
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    AB 926 -- Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord
    Would lift prohibition against women being compensated for giving up their eggs for medical research. Vetoed by the governor.
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    SB 194 -- Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton
    Would broaden the state's ban on talking on the phone and texting while driving for motorists under 18, prohibiting those drivers from using any "electronic wireless communications device, " even if it's hands-free. The aim of that change is to make sure drivers with provisional licenses don't use touch-screen or voice-command technologies that have been introduced in new car models. The bill passed and is on the governor's desk.
    Gregory Bull | AP
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    AB 339 -- Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento
    Would ban puppies, kittens and other live animals from being sold at flea markets or swap meets. Signed into law.
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    SB 289 -- Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana
    Would make it easier for prosecutors to convict people for driving under the influence of drugs Postponed until at least next year.
    Stuart Leavenworth | sleavenworth@sacbee.com
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    AB 158 -- Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael
    Would ban all single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores starting in 2015. Postponed until at least next year.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    SB 731 -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
    Would overhaul the California Environmental Quality Act. The bill passed the Senate 39-0 on May 29 and has stalled in the Assembly. Steinberg says he will bring it up next year.
    Randy Pench | Bee file, 2012
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    SB 57 -- Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance
    Would make it a felony for a parolee to remove a court-ordered GPS tracking device. The bill passed the Legislature and is on the governor's desk.
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