SACRAMENTO – A bill to establish the first statewide Office of Suicide Prevention was passed unanimously today by the state Senate on a 36 to 0 vote.
Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) said his measure, AB 2112, would help California meet the state’s suicide crisis now exacerbated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, which adds greater urgency to the need for the bill. “I appreciate the strong bipartisan support this measure received. It was a moving testament to the need to reduce suicide rates in California,” Ramos said.
SACRAMENTO—A measure to help Native Americans gain greater access to the electoral process will go Gov. Gavin Newsom for his review after the Assembly concurred today in Senate amendments on a 60 to 0 vote.
UPDATE: As of approximately 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, the Assembly concurred in the Senate amendments. The measure will now be sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his review. He has until September 30, 2020 to approve or veto AB 275.
SACRAMENTO--California’s Senate today approved a bill on a 39 to 0 vote to strengthen and clarify the process for repatriating California Native American remains and artifacts held by various institutions such as the University of California system.
SACRAMENTO –State senators today approved a bill to boost collaboration among law enforcement agencies on tribal lands and help reduce the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in California on a 39 to 0 vote.