SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown looked over more than a hundred proposals on the last weekend before the deadline. He passed several laws on the last day to pass or veto measures passed by California legislation this year.
Several of the passed laws, sparked controversy from different groups. Central Coast News looked into several of the most controversial passed.
Assembly Bill 2189 was passed on Sunday. This law affects an estimated 400,000 people and could put a lot of them behind the wheel. The law allows illegal immigrants to obtain a state driver's license if they are part of the Deferred Action program.
Also, Governor Brown passed a bill that gives allows for re-sentencing for a convicted murderer that happened as a minor. The bill will give the convicted a chance for parole if approved by the courts.
Senate Bill 1172 was passed, as well. This bill makes it illegal for therapy to change the sexual orientation of a minor. Gay rights group say it is harmful and dangerous for someone in this practice.
Governor Brown also vetoed several proposed bills. Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 2676, which claimed for better care for farmworkers. The bill would have required supervisors to provide shade and adequate drinking water to its workers. The governor declined this one saying California already has strict laws.
Lastly, Governor Brown struck down the proposed bill that would protect immigrants from being subjected to federal status checks. The law is in response to the Arizona