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Bill would require doctors to disclose payments from drug, device manufacturers

New legislation inspired by a Studio City woman’s failed breast reconstruction surgery would force doctors in California to tell their patients annually about any money or gifts they receive from drug and medical device companies. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a law signed in 2010, already requires the companies to report such payments to a public “Open Payments” database run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But proponents of Assembly Bill 1278 say the federal ac...
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Texas Constitutional Carry Is Official, Will Begin in September

As of the time of this writing, twenty US states officially recognize their residents’ inherent right to bear arms without the imposition of governmental permitting hurdles. Vermont led by example in this area, thanks to the particularly narrow wording of its state Constitution. Vermont’s legal language has never allowed for state-level restrictions on methods of […] Read More … The post Texas Constitutional Carry Is Official, Will Begin in September appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Texas, News, Guns, US, Legislation, Vermont, Second Amendment, Daily News, Constitutional Carry, Concealed. Carry, 2A, Permitless Carry, HB1927


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Democrats plan to take on big tech with 5 major antitrust bills aimed at making it easier to weaken monopolies

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images/Rich Fury/Getty Images/Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage/Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty Images House Democrats plan to introduce five bills aimed at weakening big tech monopolies, Politico reported. The bills would let regulators block mergers between rivals and unwind past ones, and bar some anticompetitive practices. The bills reflect recommendations from the House's landmark antitrust investigation and report last year. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Enterprise, Congress, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Legislation, Pennsylvania, Democrats, House


New Laws Coming Out of General Assembly, Including Updated Breastfeeding in Workplace Rules

Just a few more days until the General Assembly wraps up for the current year.  With the end upon us, employers needs to stay up on the bills — some of which get lots of press, some of which don’t. One of the bills that has been passed over the last few days — and signed by the Governor on Friday — updates the state’s laws on breastfeeding in the workplace. Public Act 21-27 (formerly House Bill 5158) amends Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-40w to establish certain criteria for employer-provided areas u...
Tags: Workplace, Law, Legislation, Breast Milk, Breastfeeding, Accommodation, House, Milk, Employer, Private, General Assembly, Express, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Legislative Developments, Undue hardship


Waste haulers, retailers play role in state’s failed recycling program, report says

A report that examines California’s ailing recycling program places blame on the state’s waste haulers and retailers while supporting a bill that would make the beverage industry responsible for the redemption of empty containers. The “Waste Haulers: Square Peg in the Circular Economy” report from Consumer Watchdog alleges trash haulers that collect recyclables curbside are contaminating the containers, which end up in landfills as a result. The pickups also divert refunds that would otherwise g...
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Freeway funding showdown looms at final meeting of state transportation committee

For whom the bills toll.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Like dreaded vegetables on a dinner plate, the powerful Joint Transportation Committee of the Oregon legislature has left the hardest stuff to swallow until the very end. At their last meeting of the session Thursday morning, committee members are likely to vote on consequential legislation that would set funding levels for three freeway projects and a plan to allow the state to borrow up to $600 million in tolling-backed bonds. Months...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Metro, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, Oregon Transportation Commission, Jonathan Maus


Below the Radar: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

Below the Radar: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) has always been a flashpoint of contention among Second Amendment supporters. “No compromise” types viewed the push for NICS in 1993 as a sellout, while those who were of the incrementalist school of thought pointed out – justifiably – that NICS prevented a permanent waiting period. In this light, we come to S 1261, the Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act, introduced by ...
Tags: Guns, White House, Legislation, Reagan, United States, Ice, Gun Rights, Usc, Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Tom Cotton, NICS, Chris Murphy


Below the Radar: The HEAR Act Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Below the Radar: Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- From now on, when an anti-Second Amendment extremist says they want to “regulate” something, you can take it to the bank that what they really want is a ban. One prime example of this is legislation introduced by Senator Robert Menendez and Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman. The legislation is the Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021, also known as S 1131 and HR 2544. This legislation was ...
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Below The Radar: A Virginia Plan That Deserves Rejection

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Loyal Ammoland readers who remember history may have heard of the Virginia Plan presented before the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The convention threw a number of its key provisions out, but they salvaged a few items for the Constitution that has worked since 1789. So, Second Amendment supporters should feel particularly insulted that Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is now hijacking something that was ...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, White House, Virginia, Legislation, Reagan, Indiana, Chicago, Gun Control, Tim Kaine, Gun Rights, Usc, Anti-Gun, Second Amendment, Nra, House Senate


Important Knife Reform Bottled up by Texas Senate State Affairs Committee (HB 956)

Texas Capitol Building U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Why are Texas Senate Republicans slowing a bill supported by most House Democrats and all House Republicans? In 2017, the Texas legislature passed a sweeping knife reform bill. It removed the criminal penalties for carrying most knives in Texas.  Because of a tragic and illegal knife attack on a college campus, at the last minute, amendments were added to the bill to make the possession of knives with a blade over 5.5 inches illegal in a small n...
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Taking Advantage of a Shift in the Landscape, Caniglia v. Strom

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia SotomayorStanding from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Supreme Court’s ruling in Caniglia v. Strom could be a boon to Second ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, White House, Massachusetts, Legislation, Reagan, Bloomberg, Ted Cruz, New Jersey, Lawsuits, Marco Rubio, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, John Roberts, House Senate


Unhappy anniversary: The bike/walk spending increase bill is dead

A bill that would have increased spending on bicycling and walking infrastructure on the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s legendary “Bike Bill” has died in committee. Senate Bill 395, dubbed the “Safe Routes for All Bill”, needed to be scheduled for a work session in the Joint Committee on Transportation by last Friday (5/14), but committee chairs didn’t make that happen. The bill sought to increase the minimum State Highway Fund spending requirement on bike/ped infrastructure from 1% to 5%. Give...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bill, Eugene, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Sarah Iannarone, Prozanski, Transportation Committee, Iannarone


Huawei Could Eavesdrop on 6.5 Million Dutch Cellphone Users Without their Knowledge

"Chinese technology provider Huawei was recently accused of being able to monitor all calls made using Dutch mobile operator KPN," writes the Conversation. Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: The revelations are from a secret 2010 report made by consultancy firm Capgemini, which KPN commissioned to evaluate the risks of working with Huawei infrastructure. While the full report on the issue has not been made public, journalists reporting on the story have outlined specific con...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, Tech, Legislation, Netherlands, Huawei, Slashdot, Capgemini, KPN


Below The Radar: S 1373 and HR 2890

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When are you old enough to exercise your rights? This is a question that, quite frankly, America has been of multiple minds on. Just in terms of our Second Amendment rights, one can buy a long gun from a federally licensed dealer at 18, but must wait until reaching the age of 21 to purchase a handgun from the same dealer according to 18 USC 922. Oddly enough, possession of a handgun by someone from ages 18...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, America, Legislation, Reagan, United States, Dianne Feinstein, Gun Rights, Usc, Second Amendment, Nra, Feinstein, House Senate, Harold, Institute for Legislative Action


With Washington Still Busy, Major Reverse Mortgage Movement Remains Unlikely

While signs of improvement and recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are starting to feature more prominently across the United States, federal politicians in Washington, D.C. are consumed with a raft of proposed legislation aimed at strengthening the post-pandemic recovery period along with competing ideas between the Democratic and Republican sides of the aisle in Congress. In addition, a surprising turn of events in November placed the House of Representatives, Senat...
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Revenge porn to be punishable by up to 6 years in prison

Legislation was recently passed by the Mexican Congress to combat the publication and subsequent spread of revenge porn — sexual videos, audios, or pictures released without the consent of the people involved in the acts. The legislation states that those charged with distributing revenge porn could face up to 6 years in prison, and it passed with a staggering vote of 446 – 1. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Mexico, Legislation, Revenge Porn, Jail Time, Digital Violence, Ley Olimpia, Olimpia Coral Melo, Olimpia Law


Below The Radar: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021

Below The Radar: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Some laws are easy to see as bad news. Take, for instance, the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act pushed by Sheila Jackson Lee. Others, like the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act, are clearly good pieces of legislation that should be moved forward. But not all bills are as easy to call as those two. One such bill is S 675, the NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021. While the primar...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Legislation, Reagan, Fbi, United States, New Jersey, Marco Rubio, Tammy Duckworth, Gun Rights, Usc, Second Amendment, Nra


Puppy protection: A new bill would require breeders to quit stacking caged dogs on top of each other

Members of the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Charlotte assisted Rutherford County, N.C. Sheriff's Office during the 20th puppy mill bust in three years in the state of North Carolina Thursday, June 12, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Rutherford County, N.C. Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States The Puppy Protection Action would establish new requirements for dog breeders. It calls for puppies to be given room to stand u...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Dogs, Washington Post, Life, Animals, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Usda, Legislation, United States, New Jersey, US Senate, North Carolina, Illinois


Lawmakers pass bill to require diversity in ODOT advisory committees

Not everything in the bike lane is a “bi”-cycle. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “For the first time people with adaptive mobility devices will be recognized by the committees that represent them.”— Chris Billman, advocate A bill that will, “Ensure that the membership of [Oregon Department of Transportation] advisory committees reflects the racial and ethnic and ability composition of this state,” has passed the House and Senate and is headed to Governor Kate Brown’s desk. As we rep...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Ada, Kate Brown, Disability Rights, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Forest Grove, Jonathan Maus, Chris Billman, Billman


Push for bike/walk spending increase in Oregon “Bike Bill” headed for compromise

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party. Well into the legislative session, a push to increase active transportation funding in Oregon is still in play. The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit and chief architect of Senate Bill 395, held a virtual 50th birthday party for Oregon’s “Bike Bill”. Along with an attempt at Zoom group karaoke (to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”) and fundraising pleas, dozens of supporters heard an update on the bill’s chances from lead sponsor Se...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Willie Nelson, Bill, Department Of Transportation, Advocacy, Portland State University, Springfield, ODOT


Senator hints at compromise to ensure passage of ‘Safe Routes for All’ spending bill

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party. Well into the legislative session, a push to increase active transportation funding in Oregon is still in play. The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit and chief architect of Senate Bill 395, held a virtual 50th birthday party for Oregon’s “Bike Bill”. Along with an attempt at Zoom group karaoke (to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”) and fundraising pleas, dozens of supporters heard an update on the bill’s chances from lead sponsor Se...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Willie Nelson, Bill, Department Of Transportation, Advocacy, Portland State University, Springfield, ODOT


Virginia bans gay and trans "panic" defense in murder and manslaughter cases

Virginia has become the first southern state (and the first state in 2021) to ban the gay and trans panic defense in cases involving the assault and/or murder of LGBTQ+ people. In the past, this defense was used to barter for lesser charges and reduced sentences. — Read the rest
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How did $2.7 billion in housing bonds disappear?

Before California’s housing shortage contributed to a surge in homelessness and tipped median home prices close to $700,000, an obscure state financing agency led by top elected officials had the opportunity over the last decade to help private developers build a trove of affordable housing. The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, an arm of the State Treasurer’s Office that issues bonds for private projects with a public benefit, was tasked with getting $3.5 billion in tax-exempt hou...
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An Early Look at the Employment Law Legislation in Connecticut

It’s late March, which means that it’s too soon to predict which bills at the Connecticut General Assembly are going to have enough support for final passage, but not too soon to take a look at what is on the table. By “on the table”, I mean bills that have been voted out of the Labor & Public Employees committee.  Before that happens, a lot of proposals are good for headlines but may never see the light of day. But now that the Labor committee has finished up its work last week, the bills outli...
Tags: Work From Home, Law, Labor, California, Washington, Senate, Bills, Legislation, Connecticut, Proposals, Committee, Connecticut General Assembly, Reimbursement, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour, Discrimination & Harassment


New bill moving through Legislature could free ‘blood slave’ donor dogs

A bag of plasma that was separated from blood donated by one of the many greyhound dogs at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) They’ve been dubbed “blood slaves.” Rows of sleek greyhounds peeking, wide-eyed, from wire pens. They escaped the punishing racing world to be kept captive in “closed-colony” animal blood banks for as long as a year. They’re bled every couple of weeks — sometimes more frequently — and their blood is sold for millions of ...
Tags: News, Dogs, California, Animals, Pets, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, Kansas, Michigan, Committee, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Northern California, Legislature, State Legislature


Disability rights activist pushes bill for more diversity on ODOT committees

People who ride these have a very different perspective. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A bill working its way through the Oregon Legislature seeks to add new faces to state transportation advisory committees. The man behind the effort also happens to be the first Oregonian to get a disabled parking placard for his bicycle. Some of you might recall our 2018 story about Forest Grove resident Chris Billman. After being denied twice, Billman, who has scoliosis and other physical challenge...
Tags: Politics, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Baker, Oregon House, Oregon Legislature, Disability Rights, ODOT, McLain, TriMet, Forest Grove, Susan McLain, Jeff Reardon, Jonathan Maus


Pups dying of parvo as pet buyers turn to backyard breeders online in pandemic

Odie, rescued by K9 Spirit Organization, is one of the lucky pups who survived parvo. (Courtesy K9 Spirit Organization) Euthanizing a tiny, sick puppy is one of the most gut-wrenching things a veterinarian can be called on to do. Yet, within the span of 36 hours recently, emergency vet Joe Simmons euthanized — or witnessed the death — of 13 different animals. “This past year is some of the worst I’ve ever seen,” said Simmons of Huntington Beach. “It’s hard on the families who adopted these pup...
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State lawmakers hear powerful opposition amid lots of support at ‘Safe Routes for All’ bill hearing

Lawmakers and advocates in the virtual meeting. Senate Bill 395, also known as the Safe Routes for All bill, got its first hearing at the Oregon Legislature this morning where members of the Joint Transportation Committee heard much more support for the bill than opposition to it. But what the opposition lacked in the collective power of their voices, they made up for in the power of the organizations they spoke up for. Proposed by The Street Trust with sponsorship from Eugene-area Senator Fl...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Evans, Bill, AAA, Don, Eugene, Legislature, American Planning Association, Gibson