The final week for the state legislative year opens Monday morning and it’s the last chance this year for California legislators to pass new laws.
Some of the legislative proposals that the Los Angeles Times editorial board thought had merit this year have already passed or failed — or have been so radically altered that they no longer resemble the proposal we liked. But there are a handful of really important bills pending, and we urge legislators to pass them. Here they are in no particular order:
SB 49 — The California Environmental Defense Act prepares the state to continue important clean air, water and environmental protections should the federal government move to weaken them. (Read the full editorial here.)
AB 390 – This sensible law would allowing pedestrians to proceed “if there is sufficient time left on the countdown to reasonably complete the crossing safely.” It should end pedestrian confusion and put a stop to bogus jaywalking tickets. (Read the full editorial here.)