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A bill that would set new rules for online dating contracts in California heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Legislators on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would recognize online dating services under the state’s Dating Service Contract Act.

The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), would set new specific contract requirements for Internet dating services.

The bill's new requirements include allowing online-dating customers to cancel contracts by email and have access to electronic copies of contracts. 

It passed in the Assembly 68-1 on Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. It previously passed the Senate by a 35-0 vote.  

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