Tag: Legislation

Hawaii Bill Seeks To Regulate Loot Boxes Including Barring Sale To Those Under 21

Loot boxes are a sore spot for gamers after all the controversy were caused by popular games late last year. Hawaii is now seeking to regulate the practice with a new bill.

Video Games February 15, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Rules For Police To Track And Shoot Down Drones

The Trump administration has reportedly proposed changes in legislation to allow law enforcement to 'track, hack, and destroy' drones, according to a new report. The White House wants to pass it as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Defense May 25, 2017

Under New Bill, Not Disclosing HIV-Positive Status To Sex Partner Faces Lighter Punishment

New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.

Public Health March 20, 2017

Airbnb Wants NYC Crackdown: New Rules Proposed For New York City Hosts

Airbnb has proposed new measures to regulate hosts in New York, as it's facing some tough legislation ahead. If a new bill passes in less than two weeks, some Airbnb hosts in NYC could face hefty fines of up to $7,500.

Business Tech October 19, 2016

Kansas School Crisis: State Legislators Approve School Funding Plan

Kansas legislators have adopted a new plan to address the state's current issues with providing educational aid to public schools. The measure allocates an additional $38 million to fund poorer school districts in the state.

Life & Style June 25, 2016

California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking Age From 18 To 21

California policymakers voted Thursday to lift the purchasing and smoking age from 18 to 21 years old. State Gov. Jerry Brown must sign the legislation first before it turns into law.

Life March 11, 2016

UK Government Proposes Age Verification On All Porn Sites (1.4 Million Kids Might Be Quietly Complaining)

The UK government has proposed that porn sites will need to implement age verification software so that they are not accessed by kids who are under 18 years.

Internet February 16, 2016

Gamers And Hackers Who Engage In 'Swatting' Could Get Five Years To Life In Prison

Gamers and criminal hackers notoriously engaged in 'swatting' practices against their rivals, but a new bill aims to amend U.S. law to make it a criminal offense. Calling in a fake high-risk threat to have armed law enforcement busting down someone's door could have far more serious consequences in the future.

Legal November 21, 2015

Against Advice From Inventor Of The World Wide Web, EU Votes Down Net Neutrality

The European Parliament has voted against a set of amendments that would clarify policies surrounding net neutrality in the EU, despite caution against doing so from the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, Tim Berners-Lee.

Society October 27, 2015

Beer Bikes May Soon Be Offering Cold Beer On California Streets

Take your beer wherever you go? Those touring California might just be able to do that if SB530 becomes law. At the moment, the bill has already passed the state’s senate.

Life May 19, 2015

Author Of Vaccine Bill Proposes Amendments To Tighten Vaccination Practices

Dr. Richard Pan, co-author of a vaccine bill in California, announces amendments to the bill. All the states in the U.S. require children to be vaccinated before they are admitted to school.

Life April 22, 2015

Equal Pay Day 2015: 6 Things You Need To Know About The Gender Wage Gap

April 14, 2015 is this year's annual Equal Pay Day. Here's what you need to know about how far we've come in closing the gender wage gap and how far we still have to go.

Feature April 14, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'There's Something Very Dangerous Happening In States'

Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed his concern over what he refers to as 'a wave of pending legislation’ happening in over two dozen states. Cook called this pro-discrimination - something he and Apple can never tolerate.

Society March 30, 2015

House Passes Bill That Aims To Keep Tabs On Companies Like Uber And Lyft

A newly passed bill will allow the Public Regulation Commission to promulgate rules governing the transportation network companies, including Uber and Lyft.

Business March 13, 2015

House Pushes Through With Bill To Combat Toxic Algae Contaminated Drinking Water

The House of Representatives has approved a bill to combat toxins in the Great Lakes. In August 2014, an algal bloom in Lake Erie left thousands of people without drinking water for a few days.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2015

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline: Why This Matters

For the third time in six years, President Barack Obama takes out his special veto pen to block a high-profile piece of legislation backed by bipartisan support.

February 25, 2015

Guns sales see a dramatic drop in 2014

Gun sales in 2014 experience a dramatic drop: what's the deal?

Internet Culture August 28, 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

Obama: Mobile phone unlocking law gives 'ordinary Americans more flexibility and choice'

A new law inked by President Obama will give consumers the ability to unlock their cell phones. This should help increase competition and give customers more rights, says the White House.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2014

Senators aim to introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum

A bill introduced in the Senate would open new spectrum. The bipartisan sponsors hope it will help bring Wi-Fi to low-income areas.

Internet June 20, 2014

Kill Bill: Smartphone kill switch legislation finally makes past California senate

California Senate passes kill switch bill. It is the first hurdle in making the anti-theft legislation the law.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014

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