Tom Ammiano

Gov Jerry Brown

Brown signs law limiting detention of immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A package of immigration-related bills earned California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature Saturday, including a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for […]

10/05/2013

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Bill would remove homelessness as abuse criteria

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation to remove homelessness as an automatic reason for reporting child abuse or neglect. AB652 by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says people who […]

09/03/2013

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Calif. bill would limit local immigrant detentions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly has approved legislation that would limit when local law enforcement officers could detain someone for an immigration check. The so-called Trust Act by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San […]

05/16/2013

Arms training

Lawmaker proposes training school staff in gun use

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A group of seven Republican state legislators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow school districts to use state funds to give firearm training to staff so they are equipped to ward off campus attackers.

01/31/2013

Legislator: Scott death shows need for barriers

(AP) – A state legislator is calling for better suicide barriers on bridges in California in response to the death of “Top Gun” film director Tony Scott in Los Angeles. Scott stopped his car on […]

08/20/2012

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