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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2012 | By Michael J. Mishak and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - State lawmakers sent two road-related proposals to the governor Tuesday, one that would hike fines for Californians who use a cellphone while driving and another that would exempt hybrid drivers from toll charges in car-pool lanes. The cellphone bill, SB 1310 by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), would increase the current fine for driving while using a hands-on phone or text messaging from $20 to $30 for a first offense, and from $50 to $60 for a subsequent offense.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1994
You drool all over yourselves with your gushy praise ("O.C. Legislator, Gun Lobby Duel Over School Violence," Aug. 29) of Assemblywoman Doris Allen's bill AB 2752 (which directs schools to punish pupils for racist hate crimes). Don't you understand that if this bill passes, a high school principal can keep the L.A. Times off the campus? The issue is free speech, Times. AB 2752 is a bad bill and should be defeated. It'll never stand up under the U.S. Constitution. H. MILLARD Costa Mesa
OPINION
April 21, 2002
"An Rx Against Violence" (editorial, April 14) accurately depicts the landscape of treatment for mental illness in California. It is like a train wreck with bodies scattered and left to die. As a person with mental illness I pray that AB 1421 passes. While I am recovering and now working, not so many years ago I was homeless and crying out in my own pain, "Don't touch me." Should I ever become that ill again, I hope AB 1421 will be available to help me if I am too sick to help myself.
OPINION
June 13, 2008
Re "Assembly measure is tailored for firm," June 9 The Times draws the wrong inference from my actions on AB 212. I was not trying to delay a vote on AB 212, a bill that would take away local land-use decision-making power and that could have a profound impact on city planning. I was against AB 212 from the moment I heard about it, and I voted to oppose it. My request for a report back to the council was not about delaying the vote or helping a contributor, as The Times implies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1997
In his column ("The County Doesn't Need State's 'Help' on Consolidations," May 18), Supervisor Charles Smith correctly describes the role of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) as "trying to right over 100 years of illogical city and special district boundaries in Orange County." I would further agree with Smith that the most important function of LAFCO in Orange County today is to encourage and promote the consolidation of special districts. Independent studies going back to the early 1980s have recommended reducing the number of independent special districts as a means of providing water and sanitation services in a more cost-efficient and accountable manner.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian has signed into law a bill (AB 3098) to require public and private colleges and universities to provide counseling and treatment to students, staff and faculty members who become rape victims. The legislation resulted from a 1989 interim hearing held at UCLA where testimony revealed that some higher-educational facilities do not have a system in place to assist rape victims, according to Assemblywoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles), the sponsor of the measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2000
Re "Rehabilitation, Not Brutality," editorial, Dec. 27: Once again, a major newspaper cites the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn. as the impetus behind Gov. Gray Davis' "recent veto of a bill providing for community-based punishment of parole violators." The bill in question, AB 1112 by Assemblyman Roderick Wright (D-Los Angeles), reflected years of CCPOA's work in the arena of intermediate sanctions of parole violators, in an effort to reduce recidivism and the number of parolees returned to custody in state prison.
NEWS
October 1, 1987 | Co m piled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer
Hate Crimes: AB 63 by Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana) increases the potential penalties for hate crimes committed because of a victim's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or sexual orientation. Hysterectomies: SB 835 by Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) requires doctors to obtain verbal and written informed consent before performing a hysterectomy. Smog Devices: SB 961 by Sen. Gary K.
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