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Lawmakers Consider End-Of-Session Legislation

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2011 9:51am


California lawmakers considered a host of noteworthy issues Thursday, including online voter registration and red light cameras.

The state Assembly approved legislation that would allow Californians to register to vote online. County elections officials would use a voter’s signature from the Department of Motor Vehicles to verify the registration. That bill must go back to the Senate for final approval.

The Assembly sent a measure to the Governor that would require big box stores such as Wal-Mart to submit a report on the economic impact the retailer would have on a community before it could move in.

Another bill that’s headed to the Governor’s desk deals with red light cameras. The measure prohibits the use of such cameras to raise revenues and is intended to make it easier for wrongfully ticketed drivers to get a citation cleared.

The legislative session wraps up next Friday.


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