Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ECCO Watch List Sacramento 2006

Here are the results of the 2006 California Legislative Session:

AB 606 — Safe Place To Learn Act
Status: VETOED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Requires schools and the Department of Education to comply with existing CA laws regarding anti-discrimination in school policy and curricula.

AB 1160 — Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act
Status: SIGNED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Addresses the use of a “panic” defense strategy in trials of brutal crimes.

AB 1207 — Code of Fair Campaign Practices
Status: SIGNED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Enhances Code of Fair Campaign Practices to prevent negative appeals based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

AB 2051 — Equality In Domestic Abuse Fund
Status: SIGNED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Establishes a continuously appropriated fund to develop and support education and services specific to GLBT domestic violence. Levies a nominal fee on registering domestic partners.

AB 2800 — Omnibus Housing Non-Discrimination
Status: SIGNED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Standardizes housing-related non-discrimination provisions in CA law to make them consistent with the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

AB 2920 — Mello-Granlund Older Californians
Status: SIGNED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Adds GLBT seniors to the list of groups that have a need for social services administered by the California Department of Aging.

SB 1437 — School Instruction
Status: VETOED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Amends the Education Code to require that school instructional materials in the social sciences include the history, roles and contributions of GLBT people.

SB 1441 — State Programs Non-Discrimination
Status: SIGNED By Governor Schwarzenegger
Prohibits discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in state-operated or funded programs.

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