Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jerry Brown vetoes industrial hemp, pregnant inmate and use of tanning beds by minors bills

link - Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert
Gov. Jerry Brown today vetoed legislation that would have permitted the cultivation of industrial hemp in California, though the Democratic governor didn't seem happy about it.

Senate Bill 676, by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would have created an eight-year, pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in Imperial, Kern, Kings and San Joaquin counties.

...Brown also vetoed Assembly Bill 568, by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, which would have prohibited prison guards from shackling pregnant inmates unless necessary.

"At first blush, I was inclined to sign this bill because it certainly seems inappropriate to shackle a pregnant inmate unless absolutely necessary," Brown said in a veto message. "However, the language of this measure goes too far, prohibiting not only shackling, but also the use of handcuffs or restraints of any kind except under ill-defined circumstances."
California bans use of tanning beds by minors - Reuters via Drudge (image source)

◼ But... lets 12-year-olds consent to preventive care for STDs - LA Times

Gov. Brown signs law banning open carry of handguns - ABC Local
AB144, makes it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in a public place.

Brown had more than 100 bills to sign or veto before a midnight deadline.

Brown also signed a new measure requiring health insurance companies in California to provide coverage for autism.

...Brown vetoed a bill requiring extra warning for women whose breast tissue is dense enough to mimic cancers in mammograms.

He also vetoed a bill allowing public universities to use race in their undergraduate and graduate admissions.

The governor said no to a bill requiring law enforcement officers to get a warrant before they search through electronic devices of people they arrest.
Jerry Brown signs bill speeding involuntary medication of inmates - LA Times

Jerry Brown rejects new restrictions on megastores - LA Times

Jerry Brown extends tax credit for filmmakers until 2015 - LA Times

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill placing limits on DUI checkpoints - LA Times