Bill to Commemorate Harvey Milk Day Approved by Legislature

SACRAMENTO—Today legislation to commemorate May 22, 2018 as Harvey Milk Day passed the Assembly by a unanimous vote. House Resolution 108 is authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

Bill to Establish June as Pride Month Passes Committee

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to establish June as Pride Month in statute passed the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization by a vote of 15-0. Assembly Bill 2969 is authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and co-authored by all members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

Bill to Ban Paying Per-Signature for Initiatives & Petitions Passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO—Legislation from Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) to ban the practice of paying per-signature for ballot initiatives or petitions passed the Assembly today by a vote of 50-25. Under Assembly Bill 1947, signature gatherers could still be paid daily or hourly. Paying per-signature creates an incentive to mislead voters or forge signatures.

Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis Passes Public Safety Committee

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bills 1751, 1752, and 1753 passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety by bipartisan votes of 6-0, 6-1, and 7-0 respectively. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) is the author of the three-bill package of legislation to fight the opioid crisis by addressing the overprescribing, diversion, and abuse of prescription drugs like opioids.

Would a Proposed Law ‘Ban the Bible’ in California?

In April 2018, the right-wing One America News Network (OAN) interviewed California State Assembly member Travis Allen, who is running for governor as a Republican, about Assembly Bill 2943, a proposed law currently before state legislators.

The bill relates to “gay conversion therapy,” but according to Allen and “Tipping Point” host Liz Wheeler, it would effectively ban the sale of Christian books, including the Bible.

California's Conversion Therapy Bill, If Passed, Would Make It The First State To Ban This Practice

While a handful of states have moved to restrict so-called conversion therapy, California lawmakers are poised to ban the sale or advertisement of the controversial practice in an effort to crack down on its use. The California State Assembly passed a bill earlier this week that classifies conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice and make it illegal for anyone to claim they can change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity through the practice.

California Lawmakers Consider Bill That Treats Conversion Therapy Like Consumer Fraud

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make selling or advertising gay conversion therapy a violation of the state’s consumer fraud laws.

The state Assembly passed Bill 2943 on Thursday. The legislation, which targets the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, now heads to the state Senate. If enacted, the bill would make “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts” to the list of fraudulent business practices already banned in California.