California Legislature Passes Bill That Would Increase Bar Hours

California Legislature Passes Bill That Would Increase Bar Hours

California Legislature Passes Bill That Would Increase Bar Hours

The development came as lawmakers scrambled to pass bills ahead of a midnight deadline, addressing topics ranging from internet neutrality and smoking at state beaches.

California legislators approved a bill yesterday to pass some of the nation's strongest laws regarding net neutrality. If Brown signs it by September 30, it would establish a working group on blockchain by July 1, 2019, to study the technology's uses, risks, benefits and legal implications for state government and the private sector, with input from stakeholders.

The bill stops Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down certain websites or "classes of applications", like video.

The federal government could sue the state of California over the law, leading to an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court. "But that hiccup means that, although a version of the bill already passed in the California Senate, it's now different enough from that initial version to have to be re-voted on".

The bill's author, Sen.

Internet providers including Comcast and AT&T have lobbied against the law, and claim it could raise internet prices.

"Today was a landmark in the fight to preserve a free and open Internet", Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick wrote.

The California Legislature has approved a measure allowing higher electricity bills to pay off lawsuits stemming from last year's deadly wildfires.

"If there's one thing this victory in California shows it's that Internet users are still royally pissed off about the FCC's repeal of net neutrality". Industry groups are urging Governor Brown to veto the bill.

Critics say the restrictions limit internet providers' ability to recoup the costs of network improvements and will lead them to curb investment. They were joined in that action a week later by a coalition of trade groups representing companies including Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.

The milestone was celebrated by net neutrality advocates who hope it will help drive a national policy prohibiting internet companies from favoring certain websites over others. In June, the measure appeared to hit a sudden snag when a key Assembly committee voted to strip out its toughest language - provisions that were restored two weeks later amid pressure from activists. "This legislation is the gold standard for net neutrality protections, and passed thanks to the enormous grassroots push for the bill".

The state Senate on Friday sent a broad proposal to Gov.

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