Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Improving Transparency Within Drinking Water Program

SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom vetoed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that would have provided greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.

Governor Signs bill to Improve Transparency Within Drinking Water Program

SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom signed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that will provide greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.

Quirk Bill to Protect Communication During Catastrophic Events is Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that creates an expedited process for the installation of low-emission, emergency standby generators that will provide back-up power for telecommunication throughout our state during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event, or a catastrophic emergency, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom. 

Bill to Provide Relief to the Cannabis Industry is Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to ease the regulatory burden on the cannabis industry has been signed into law. The bill, AB 1458 will increase the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) variance for edible cannabis products. 

California Requires Millions of Children To Be Tested for Lead Exposure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed into law a measure to protect millions of children from the developmental and health impacts of toxic lead exposure. Assembly Bill 2276 ensures that the state screen and test the children most at risk of lead poisoning.

“We thank Gov. Newsom for ensuring that all toddlers on Medi-Cal are tested for lead,” said Susan Little, EWG's senior advocate for California government affairs. “The governor has demonstrated that safeguarding our children’s health is a priority.”

City Proclamation Commemorates American Muslim Appreciation Month

Bay City News Service

The city of Santa Clara presented the Muslim community with a proclamation to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the California Assembly designation of August as American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.

"Muslim Appreciation Month honors generations of Muslim Americans and their many social, cultural and economic contributions to our city, the state and all across the country," Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor said.

Who Has the Right to Keep Fluffy After the Divorce?

John P. Paone Jr., esq. and Victoria E. Paone, esq.Two River Times
 
Americans have a love affair with pets. According to a recent survey, “three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats.” It is not uncommon for people to spend thousands of dollars per year on pet clothing/accessories, food, photographs, medicine and the like. But what happens to “Fluffy” when parties go through a divorce?
 
Under the common law, pets were treated as chattel.