Mark De Saulnier (D-Concord) that would have required every report submitted to the Legislature by any state agency to include a statement signed by the head of the agency that the contents of the report are true, accurate and complete.After suffering setbacks in the fight to legalize gay marriage, gay rights activists in California are moving closer to victory in the classroom, which, under pending legislation, would become "gender sensitive" zones, mandating history lessons about gays and transgender Americans.
The Fair Education Act passed out of the State Senate and is now headed to the State Assembly.
Also known as SB 48, the bill was authored by state Sen. "It will require that roles and contributions of LGBT Americans, not unlike African-Americans, Mexican Americans, women, and other traditionally overlooked groups, be included in school curriculum." If the measure passes, the state would draw up guidelines for the districts, and then educators would get to decide who deserves inclusion.
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Legislation swapping New Jersey’s current smart gun law for one requiring dealers to carry the gun in stock is now headed to the full senate.
Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, noting Smartphones contain a great deal of personal information."The Leno bill was one of 25 bills signed Monday by the governor.
Brown also signed a measure to encourage the state education board to include the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama in the state’s social studies curriculum.
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Supporters suggest slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk would be an appropriate choice.
Leno contends Milk's fight for civil rights is as worthy of class study as Dr. He adds this kind of "inclusive curriculum" will help protect students who may look, or act, differently.
It was supported by criminal justice leaders including Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and San Francisco Dist. George Gascon who note that some phone owners have been injured in robberies. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced the measure.“California has just put smartphone thieves on notice,” Leno said in a statement.