Anti-BDS bill passes California Senate 34-1: AB 2844 prohibits California contracts with firms illegally discriminating against Israel and other sovereign nations

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO—A measure to prohibit state contracts of $100,000 or more with firms that violate the Unruh Civil Rights Act or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act or that practice any policy of discrimination in violation  of the Unruh Act or Cal FEHA against a sovereign nation or people, including Israel, was approved Wednesday by the State Senate.

Human trafficking victims eligible for ‘clean slate’ under Block bill headed to governor

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO—California’s state Senate today approved a measure which would allow human trafficking victims arrested or convicted of non-violent crimes while they were trafficked to have those charges removed from their records.

The measure, SB 823, was authored by Sen Marty Block (D-San Diego).

Block bill ends ‘Pass the Harasser’ practice in California public higher education institutions

August 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO—University of California, California State University (CSU) and community college academic or administrative job applicants will need to disclose whether any final administrative or judicial action found them guilty of sexual harassment in previous employment under a measure approved today by the state Senate and now headed to the governor.