Editors, the following stories and briefs are moving from today's legislative action:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill that is close to passing the Legislature would require gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with someone who is legally prohibited from owning a firearm. The legislation from Democratic Sen. Rod Wright of Inglewood expands the state's gun-storage law to those who know or should know they are living with someone who is not allowed to possess firearms. By Laura Olson.
— BC-CA-XGR--Teen Drivers-Mobile Devices.
— BC-CA-XGR--School Bond Restrictions.
— BC-CA-XGR--Homeless Youth.
— BC-CA-XGR--Digital License Plates.
— BC-CA-XGR--Tribal Compact.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Legislation that takes exception to a federal anti-terrorism law has produced an unusual alliance between one of the Legislature's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative members. Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco says his carrying of a bill by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly illustrates bipartisan agreement that the federal government is going too far and trampling on civil liberties. By Don Thompson.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state Assembly has approved a bill that would allow judges to declare that a child has more than two legal parents. Under the legislation from Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, a judge could legally recognize additional parents if failure to recognize the relationships would be detrimental to the child. Leno's bill was prompted by a 2011 court case involving a California girl whose legal parent could not care for her and whose biological father was deemed not a parent. The measure is co-sponsored by Children's Advocacy Institute and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. By Laura Olson.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Employers in California would be banned from instituting policies that prohibit their workers from performing CPR under legislation passed by the Senate. The bill follows the death earlier this year of an 87-year-old woman in a Bakersfield independent-living center, after a care worker refused a 911 dispatcher's pleas to administer CPR. By Juliet Williams.