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Government & Politics
Fri September 7, 2012
California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bills
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills into law today. The Governor signed 59 bills in all.
One will prevent landlords from requiring online-only rental payments. Another will require sports facilities to post written notices with the text and phone numbers of security so fans can report violence. That law stems from a Los Angeles Dodgers fan beating up and causing brain damage to a San Francisco Giants fan on opening day last year.
The Governor also signed a bill that will let voters spend more than 10 minutes in a voting booth if they inform a precinct board member that they require more time.
And a new law will allow drivers to show proof of auto insurance on their cell phone rather than on paper.
Most of the new laws signed today will take effect on January 1st.