Capitol Alert

As Jerry Brown shrinks pile of bills, fate of ‘all-gender’ bathrooms still unknown

Gov. Jerry Brown, talking about the CCC’s 40th anniversary in his office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, June 30, 2016.
Gov. Jerry Brown, talking about the CCC’s 40th anniversary in his office at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, June 30, 2016. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Gov. Jerry Brown signed nearly 90 bills over the weekend and vetoed 24 more, leaving him with 353 measures yet to decide this week, according to Brown’s office.

Here’s one major bill that remains unsettled ahead of his Sept. 30 bill signing deadline:

Assembly Bill 1732 (Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco): Requires single-user bathrooms to be labeled “all-gender.”

Analysis: The bill comes amid ongoing controversy surrounding the use of bathrooms consistent with a person’s gender or biological sex. Brown in 2014 vetoed gender-equity legislation requiring baby changing stations in both men’s and women’s restrooms, saying the issue should be left to the private sector.

But in 2013, Brown signed a bill letting high school students use the bathrooms or join the sports teams matching their gender identities.

Gov. Jerry Brown has hundreds of bills to sign or veto before Sept. 30. Here's what to keep an eye on.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

  Comments