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Jerry Brown signs bill removing language of Prop. 187

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation repealing from state law unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187, the 1994 initiative later overturned by the courts, to restrict public services to undocumented immigrants.

Senate Bill 396, by Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, is a largely symbolic measure. Coming 20 years after the passage of Prop. 187, the legislation will remove passages of law created by the ballot initiative from the state’s education and welfare codes.

The bill was one of 28 measures Brown announced signing Monday. He signed legislation to increase the prevalence of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, in California schools.

Senate Bill 1266, by Senate Republican leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, will require public schools to stock single-use EpiPens. Among proponents of the bill were the parents of Natalie Giorgi, who died from an allergic reaction after biting into a Rice Krispies treat at Camp Sacramento.

Brown, a Democrat, signed the legislation without comment.

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