California lawmakers face deadline on bills

May 31, 2010 2:15:04 PM PDT
State lawmakers are now facing a Friday deadline to consider hundreds of bills.

They range from consumer protections to paparazzi restrictions, to gun controls, to a bill that would charge customers for grocery bags.

Approximately 360 measures will be up for votes starting Tuesday after lawmakers return from a Memorial Day break. The list would have been longer had it not been for California's current $19 billion budget deficit.

Last week, appropriations committees derailed dozens of bills for fears the state cannot afford the associated costs.


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