Lawmakers, however, did pass bills that would ban the carotid hold and have the state Attorney General investigate more police shootings.
California legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others would make it a misdemeanor for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime.
County supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The Senate Thursday failed to pass an ambitious housing bill that would have forced local governments to let developers build small apartment buildings in some neighborhoods reserved for single family homes.
Under the new law, school days will begin no earlier than 8 a.m. at public middle schools and 8:30a.m. at high schools.
California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them.
The measures continue the state’s march away from get-tough measures that once clogged California prisons, prompting a federal court-ordered population cap.
The state Senate voted 31-4 on Thursday to require social media companies to first get the consent of a parent or guardian before creating an account for a child the company knows is under 13.
Under the new law passed in the Assembly, workers for companies like Lyft and Uber—along with truck drivers—would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation.