This week, Brittany Gamlen talks about AB 538, a bill that increases access to medical evidentiary exams – a.k.a. rape kits – by expanding the types of professionals and locations that are able to administer them. But the bill is not without its drawbacks.
Blade Runner promised a very different November 2019 than what we are currently living. On this week’s podcast Josh La Bella talks about a bill that failed to implement some new protections for state employees should their job be “retired” by AI.
Lauren Hirota talks about AB 1 – a piece of California legislation that aims to reduce or prevent concussions by regulating how much contact is allowed in practice for youth football. The biggest question around the bill, which mandates best practices already being used by many youth football leagues, including Pop Warner, is actually necessary.
On this week’s podcast, Greensheets staff writer Christy Grellas talks about the bill she analyzed – AB 1312. The bill, in response to the college admissions scandal that so many celebrities and elite universities were at the center of, is an attempt by the California Legislature to close the “side door” the independent college consultant Rick Springer advertised to his clients as a way to get their children into top tier universities.
This week, Thomas Gerhart talks with Maddy Orlando about California legislation to set up a wildfire recovery fund, also known as the PG&E Bailout bill.
Thomas Gerhart takes over the hosting duties from last season’s host, Kim Barnes, for Season 3 of In Session. To kick off Season 3, Thomas talks with Mike Adams about the bill he analyzed, AB 272, which allows schools to take smartphones away from students.
Kim and Jon Wainwright from the Capital Center for Law & Policy wrap up the second season of In Session by discussing the high points!
Thomas Gerhart wraps up season 2 by telling us about AB 375 and AB 2182. As the law is now, make sure to call any business that may have your personal information and tell them to delete it! (They have to).
Devinn Larsen is here to tell us about AB 2943, which would have banned the practice of charging for providing sexual orientation change efforts (or conversion therapy).
Trisha Mannie tells us about SB 224. This bill modifies current sexual harassment law by, among other things, providing that certain higher positions of power can be held liable for sexual harassment.