Gov. Brown Signs Bills by Sunday Deadline
The fate of more than 100 bills came down to the wire today, as Governor Brown signed or vetoed dozens of bills by Sunday's midnight bill-signing deadline.Photo: Video by kmir6.com
The fate of more than 100 bills came down to the wire today, as Governor Jerry Brown spent the day signing or vetoing legislation by Sunday's midnight deadline.
Brown signed the groundbreaking bill that would ban gay-to-straight therapy for minors. This makes California the first state to outlaw the therapy practice that tries to change the sexual orientation of teens.
Governor Brown also is giving teen criminals a second chance. A bill signed Sunday gives juveniles--sentenced to life in prison without parole--- a chance to petition for early release after they've served at least 25 years.
Two new laws help protect consumers from bad auto loans at "Buy Here Pay Here" dealerships.
Those dealerships that sell used cars and offer in house financing--often to people with bad credit--- will now have to disclose the true value of the car and give a 30 day warranty. The Governor didn't go as far as to sign a third bill that would have regulated the industry as finance lenders.
One bill makes one less perk for politicians. Legislators now have to pay just as much as you for vanity license plates. Right now current and former legislators can get custom made plates for just $12 dollars. The general public pays about $50 to $100.
The laws go into effect January 1st.