Bills

Bill to end Daylight Saving Time moves forward

Friday was the last call for new proposals at the California State Capitol.

Lawmakers decided whether to move forward on key bills including proposals to extend bar hours and eliminate Daylight Saving Time.

Here’s a look at some of the high-profile bills:

END TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

A proposal that could lead to an end to Daylight Saving Time made it one step further in the state legislature.

Even if the bill makes it through, the proposal would still have to go up for a statewide vote.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable energy also scored a victory with a bill that would essentially ban the use of fossil fuels for electricity production in California by the year 2045.

The proposal speeds up the state’s goal to get to 50 percent within the next decade.

SAFE INJECTION SITES

A bill allowing safe injection sites moved forward. The bill would allow eight counties to test the idea.

The bill would permit facilities for addicts to take drugs under the supervision of medical professionals. Advocates say it will reduce overdoses, critics argue it sends the wrong message about drug abuse.

RAPE KIT REPORTING

A bill that would require police departments to report how many rape kits they test every year is moving forward too.

Advocates say the bill will provide data on how many kits aren’t tested for DNA matches and would require police agencies to explain why.

EXTENDING LAST CALL

Lawmakers put a proposal that could have extended last call at bars to 4 a.m. on the shelf for now.

The bill would have given cities and counties the ability to set their own hours for liquor sales beyond 2 a.m.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY REVAMP

A bill that would have revamped and reduced the number of sex offenders on the state sex offender registry failed to move through.

The bill would have created tiers for sex offenders and eliminated the lifetime registration requirement for some lower level offenders.

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