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Gun control and medical marijuana license bills shelved for the year
Gun control and medical marijuana license bills shelved for the year

Bills requiring state licenses for medical marijuana shops, speeding confiscation of guns from criminals and requiring campaign mailers to be posted on a state website were among the dozens of measures shelved for the year Thursday by a state Assembly panel. The Assembly Appropriations Committee acted on 153 bills, sending some 110 on for further action, but putting holds on measures that would have cost the state several million dollars it could not afford, said Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), the panel’s chairman. “We have done our best to cut that down quite a bit,” Gatto said of the cost. “Not every idea can be funded by the taxpayer.” The...

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