Free children’s books, student athlete support and creative expression

Governor Newsom Takes Final Action for 2022 Legislature
Sacramento – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom took action on final bills for the 2021-22 legislative session, including measures that will provide free books to California’s youngest residents each month, prevent creative expression such as rap lyrics from inappropriate use as evidence in criminal cases, and allow student-athletes Training for the Olympics in California to qualify for in-state tuition.

Governor Newsom signed SB 1183 by Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), to expand the Dolly Parton fantasy library program to children statewide. Under the initiative, launched to inspire a love of reading at an early age, California children under the age of five will be eligible to enroll in the program to receive a free book each month through the direct mail program beginning June 2023.

Click here to view the first partner’s message on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Governor Newsom signed AB 2799 by Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones Sawyer, Sr. (DE L.A.), the nation’s first bill limiting use. Creative expression such as rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases to protect against bias.

The governor signed AB 2799 and was joined by Mike Mill, Society Member Jones Sawyer, CEO Kevin Lyles, Ty Dolla$ign, E-40, YG, and Killer Mike Recording Academy CEO Harvey Jay Mason Jr. and Too$hort and TYGA
In a virtual ceremony, Governor Newsom AB 2747 is signed by Assemblyman Adrien Nazarian (North Hollywood), which will make Olympians, Paralympians, and elite Olympic hopefuls training in California eligible for an in-state education.

Governor signs AB 2747 with Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, Student Athletes and Defenders, LA28 President Casey Wasserman, LA28 Chief Athletes Officer and Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans and Assembly Member Nazarian
Here is a complete list of bills signed by the governor:

  • AB 30 by Association Member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) – The Fair External Access Act.
  • AB 512 by Association Member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – State Highways: Abandonment: Infrastructure Barriers.
  • AB 547 by Society Member Kevin McCarty (De Sacramento) – Domestic Violence: Victim Rights.
  • AB 775 by Society Member Mark Berman (De Menlo Park) – Contribution requirements: Recurring contributions.
  • AB 1164 by Association Member Heath Flora (R-Ripon) – Dams and Reservoirs: Exceptions: Generally owned or operated by Regulatory Basins.
  • AB 1355 by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-Marin County) – General Social Services: Hearings.
  • AB 1406 by Society Member Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) – Law Enforcement Agency Policies: Carrying Equipment.
  • AB 1426 by Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Porterville) – California Fund for Advanced Services: Broadband Accreditation Calculation.
  • AB 1432 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) – LGBTQ + Pride Month.
  • AB 1445 by Society Member Marc Levine (D-Marin County) – Planning and Zoning: The Need for Regional Housing Allocation: Impacts of Climate Change.
  • AB 1613 by Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) – Theft: Jurisdiction.
  • AB 1637 by Society Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Criminal Profit: Forfeiture of Assets: Unemployment and Disability Insurance Fraud.
  • AB 1780 by Assemblymember Phillip Chen (R-Yorba Linda) – Corporate: Shareholder Meetings: Telecommuting.
  • AB 1800 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) – Driver’s Licenses: Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Registry.
  • AB 1863 by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) – Income Tax: CalFile: Online Tax Filing: Voluntary Income Tax Help.
  • AB 1899 by Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Porterville) – Crimes: The Pseudo-Personality.
  • AB 2098 by Society Member Evan Low (De Campbell) – Physicians and Surgeons: Unprofessional Behavior. The signature letter can be found here.
  • AB 2107 by Assemblymember Heath Flora (R-Ripon) – Clinical Laboratory Tests.
  • AB 2147 by Assembly Member Philip Teng (D-San Francisco) – Infantry.
  • AB 2194 by Assemblymember Christopher Ward (D-San Diego) – Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: Continuing Education: Cultural Competence.
  • AB 2229 by Assembly Member Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) – Peace Officers: Minimum Standards: Assessment of Bias.
  • AB 2275 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) – Mental Health: An Involuntary Commitment.
  • AB 2301 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) – Liquor Sales: Brewers: Licensed Premises.
  • AB 2307 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) – Alcoholic beverages: Brewers: Branch offices.
  • AB 2319 by Assembly Member Mia Punta (Democracy – Auckland) – Surplus land: The land of a former military base.
  • AB 2344 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) – Connecting Wildlife: Transportation Projects.
  • AB 2424 by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) – Credit Service Organizations.
  • AB 2436 by Community Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) – Death Certificates: Content.
  • AB 2466 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) – Child custody.
  • AB 2526 by Society Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Incarcerated People: Health Records.
  • AB 2594 by Assembly Member Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) – Vehicle Registration Fees and Traffic Fees.
  • AB 2629 by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (Democrat – Los Angeles) – Events: Ch.
  • AB 2647 by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-Marin County) – Local Government: Open Meetings.
  • AB 2747 by Society Member Adrin Nazarian (North North Hollywood) – General Post-Secondary Education: Tuition and Fees: US Student Athletic Team.
  • AB 2799 by Society Member Reginald Byron Jones Sawyer, Sr. (DE LA) – Evidence: Acceptance of Creative Expressions.
  • AB 2870 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-LA) – Firearms: Restrictive Orders for Gun Violence.
  • AB 2872 by Society Member Dr. Aguila Weber (D-San Diego) – Domestic Violence: Victims: Addressing Confidentiality.
  • AB 2880 by Assemblymember Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) – Taxes: Credits: A college access tax credit.
  • SB 38 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Beverage containers.
  • SB 216 By Senator Bill Dodd (NAPA Democrat) – Contractors: Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Mandatory Coverage.
  • SB 233 to Senator Thomas Omberg (D-Santa Anna) – Civil Procedures: Attendance by Phone.
  • SB 298 by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) – Brewpub Restaurant Licenses: A bona fide public dining venue license.
  • SB 307 to Senator Mike McGuire (Democrat of Healdsburg) – Great Redwood Trail Agency: Humboldt County: State Money: Compliant Offices.
  • SB 467 By Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) – Expert Witnesses: Subpoena.
  • SB 644 by Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) – Health Care Coverage Awareness. The signature letter can be found here.
  • SB 656 by Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (Stockton County) – Stockton County East Water: Water rates.
  • SB 858 by Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) – Health Care Services Plans: Discipline: Civil Sanctions.
  • SB 863 By Senator Dave Maine (Democrat Irvine) – Domestic Violence: Mortality Review Teams.
  • SB 922 by Senator Scott Weiner (DE San Francisco) – California Environmental Quality Act: Exemptions: Transportation Related Projects.
  • SB 942 by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) – Low Carbon Transportation Operations Program: Free or Reduced Transit Program.
  • SB 975 by Senator Dave Maine (Democrat Irvine) – Debt: Forced Debt.
  • SB 1029 by Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) – One Health Program: Zoonoses.
  • SB 1046 by Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (De Stockton) – Solid Waste: Pre-Departure Bags and Relay Bags.
  • SB 1183 by Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) – California State Library: Statewide Imagination Library Program.
  • SB 1184 by Senator Dave Cortez (D-San Jose) – Medical Information Confidentiality Act: School Associated Services Coordinators.
  • SB 1228 by Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) – Criminal Procedure: DNA Samples.
  • SB 1384 by Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) – Firearms: Dealer’s Requirements.
  • SB 1394 by Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Preservation: Severely Handicapped Persons.
  • SB 1425 by Senator Henry Stern (D-LA) – Open Space Element: Updates.
  • SB 1500 by the Commission on Health – Public Health: Federal Regulation.

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