2009-2010 6th extraordinary session

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Amended Senate Oct. 7, 2010
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Location: Senate Floor
Oct. 8, 2010
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 20
Noes: 15
Abstain: 4
Oct. 8, 2010
Read third time. Urgency clause refused adoption. (Ayes 20. Noes 15.)
Oct. 7, 2010
Senate Rule 29.3 suspended.
 Version: Amended Senate
Oct. 6, 2010
Read second time. Amended. To third reading.
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 7
Noes: 0
Abstain: 4
 Vote: Sen Revenue and Taxation
Ayes: 4
Noes: 0
Abstain: 1
 Version: Amended Senate
Oct. 5, 2010
Read first time.
 Version: Amended Senate
Sept. 21, 2010
Introduced. To Com. on RLS.
 Version: Introduced
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California Editorial Roundup
Sacramento Bee, Aug. 24, 2016
Aug. 23San Diego Union-Tribune on teacher tenure laws:Are California laws on teacher tenure and teacher seniority rights constitutional, contrary to a 2014 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu? Yes, that's the upshot of Monday's decision by the California Supreme Court not to hear an appeal of a unanimous state appellate court ruling in April that overturned Treu's finding.But are ...

California Editorial Roundup
Sacramento Bee, Feb. 24, 2016
Feb. 24Orange County Register on raising the minimum wage:More data are amassing showing how a higher minimum wage kills jobs. Yet the two Democratic candidates to replace California U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer are engaging in a bidding war over how much to raise the federal minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour.Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Anaheim, just introduced legislation to raise it to $12. ...

Automatic voter registration plan draws cheers, concerns
Sacramento Bee, Oct. 18, 2015
Illinois Senate Democrats have proposed a plan to automatically register qualified residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or some other form of state ID unless they decline.Sen. Andy Manar, of Bunker Hill, said his proposal to change Illinois from a traditional "opt-in" voter registration state would reduce red tape, save money and increase voter participation."The current ...

Highlights of key bills California lawmakers sent to Brown
Sacramento Bee, Sept. 12, 2015
California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown hundreds of bills in the final sprint to the end of their legislative session Friday. The following is a look at key bills now headed to the governor:ENVIRONMENT:--SB350 by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, to boost renewable-electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. A provision to cut ...

Jerry Brown signs bill to cap school superintendent severance
San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 3, 2015
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown[1] signed legislation to reduce the amount of severance pay California school[2] boards can offer departing superintendents, some of whom were collecting six-figure payouts after being fired. The state will cap severance pay at 12 months, down from 18 months, for new public school superintendents beginning Jan. 1, under the the new legislation. By placing limits ...

State Disabled Worker Program Faces Overhaul
Texas Tribune, Aug. 20, 2015
Leonard Mitchell staples box seams for a state-contracted order at Expanco, Inc. in Fort Worth on Feb. 20, 2015. Photo by: Laura Buckman A controversial state program that steers more than $100 million in state funds each year to firms that hire disabled workers is on the verge of a major overhaul. State lawmakers took a hard look this year at the State Use program, which subsidizes jobs for ...

Some of the bills advancing in California Legislature
Sacramento Bee, June 5, 2015
California lawmakers passed hundreds of bills through their house of origin this week ahead of a deadline. Here's a look at some of the proposals working their way through the Legislature:HEALTH-- SB4 by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, would make California the first in the nation to extend health coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally and seeks a federal waiver for California ...

State lawmakers approve controls on superintendent severence pay
San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2015
SACRAMENTO -- A state law allowing school boards to offer up to 18 months of severance to entice new school superintendents to their districts has resulted in generous six-figure payouts in a profession known for its high turnover. But, lawmakers are looking to reduce those parting paychecks. A proposal capping severance pay at 12 months is headed to the state Senate after earning overwhelming ...

State Senate backs $13 minimum wage, disclosure of who provides free trips
Los Angeles Times - Editorial, June 1, 2015
The state Senate on Monday passed a bill that would raise California's $9 minimum wage to $11 an hour on Jan. 1 and boost it again to $13 in 2017.Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) made the proposal out of concern that census figures show a quarter of the state's 38 million residents live in poverty, he said."It is time that we make it illegal to pay sub-poverty wages in California," Leno told his ...

Jerry Brown vetoes state pay and seniority shift-preference bills
Sacramento Bee, Sept. 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two state employee bills on Monday, including one that would have set a standard that managers and supervisors earn at least 10 percent more than the employees they manage. The other bill would have required that supervisors bid for shifts on the basis of seniority.The pay measure, Senate Bill 216[1] by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, would have required the state to address ...

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