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California Allows Limited Testing Of Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup Drivers, Steering Wheel

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that allows the testing of self-driving cars without human backup drivers and manual controls. The bill, however, applies certain limitations to such tests.

Car Tech October 1, 2016

California Governor Vetoes RFID Tags In Driver's Licenses, Chooses Security Over Convenience

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would see RFID tags being placed in driver's licenses. The tags would have been a huge privacy concern, with research proving that RFID tags are vulnerable to hacks.

Legal October 13, 2015

California Governor Vetoes Drone Bills, Allowing Them To Fly Over Wildfires, Schools And Jails

California Senator Ted Gaines contended that drones present safety issues, wanting to fine and even jail civilians who fly them. However, Governor Jerry Brown didn't agree.

FUTURE TECH October 5, 2015

California Governor Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfire Threat Intensifies

California continues to blacken as more and more wildfires are noted in the state. In line with this, Governor Jerry Brown has placed California under a state of emergency and has tapped into the California National Guard to ensure maximum safety for all communities.

Society August 3, 2015

Jerry Brown Orders Dramatic Cuts In Greenhouse Gas Emissions In California

Greenhouse gas emissions will be severely curtailed in California following a new executive order. Why did California adopt the new provisions?

Earth/Environment April 29, 2015

California enacts 'yes means yes' law to lower sex assault cases on college campuses

California Governor Jerry Brown passes "yes means yes" law to reduce sexual assault cases on college campuses. The law states that silence or lack of resistance does not mean consent.

Society September 29, 2014

California signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Gov. Jerry Brown of California has signed Senate Bill 962, which requires a 'kill switch' function in all smartphones sold in the state. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2015.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 27, 2014

California kill switch law awaiting governor signature

The California bill that would require all smartphones to have a 'kill switch' is on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. A signature and the new rules go in place starting in July next year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 12, 2014

California approves 'kill switch' bill

California's state assembly has approved a bill that requires 'kill switches' in all smartphones sold in California. The legislation would affect phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 if passed.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 9, 2014

Overcrowded facilities witness exodus of California's prison lifers

Californian inmates sentenced to life in prison have been receiving parole at a higher rate than ever before, with Governor Jerry Brown agreeing with the state's parole board on 82% of cases. 1,400 'lifers' have now been released.

Society February 26, 2014

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