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Senate Democrats Block Sen. Bates’ Bill to Reclassify Heinous Crimes as “Violent”

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee today voted down Senate Bill 75 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) on a partisan 5 to 2 vote that would have expanded the definition of “violent felonies.” It would have covered additional offenses deemed to be serious and violent in nature by many […]

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Bill to Fight Housing Discrimination Introduced in State Senate

By   /  February 19, 2016  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people with Section 8 housing vouchers was introduced in the California state Senate on Tuesday. According to Senate Bill 10-53, by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, landlords could no longer reject potential tenants solely on their source of income or advertise […]

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