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California Lawmakers Face Friday Deadline To Pass Bills

The California State Capitol in the early evening in Sacramento, Wednesday, A...

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Above: The California State Capitol in the early evening in Sacramento, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

California Lawmakers Face Friday Deadline To Pass Bills


Katie Orr, reporter, KQED's Politics and Government Desk


It’s deadline time in Sacramento. Lawmakers are required to send legislation to the governor’s desk by midnight Friday as the legislative session comes to a close.

This week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to end cash bail, but the bail industry announced it's launching a referendum to overturn the measure.

RELATED: Why The ACLU Opposes California’s Move To End Cash Bail

Among the bills approved by the legislature is SB 100, which would mandate California get 100 percent its energy from renewable sources by 2045. Wednesday, lawmakers sent the governor another bill to raise the age to buy long guns, from 18 to 21.

Other bills that are still awaiting the legislature's approval cover everything from wildfire costs, to net neutrality and police records.

Meanwhile, a bill by San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber that would narrow the standard for when officers can use lethal force, failed.

Katie Orr, a reporter with KQED's Politics and Government Desk, talks about the legislature's last-minute push Thursday on Midday Edition.


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