For Brown Busy Final Weekend of Bill Actions

Published On : 10/1/2012 10:32 AM
By : BEN ADLER
From : CCN
Categories : Local, State

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Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will give some juvenile murderers a shot at parole … but he vetoed a measure that would require rest breaks and overtime pay for babysitters.

California Governor Jerry Brown cleared a mountain of legislation off his desk over the weekend ahead of a midnight Sunday deadline.

Brown signed a bill that will give some juvenile murderers sentenced to life without the possibility of parole a chance at parole after all … a bill that bans a controversial form of therapy aimed at “turning gay people straight” … and one that will allow some undocumented immigrants to obtain California drivers licenses.

But the governor used his veto pen quite a bit over the weekend. He rejected a bill that would have mandated rest breaks and overtime pay for domestic workers such as babysitters … a bill that would have criminalized farmers who don’t provide enough shade and water to farm workers … and a bill that would have banned employers from discriminating against unemployed job applicants. In his veto message, he said the bill was amended in a way that could lead to “unnecessary confusion.”

Overall, the legislature sent Brown nearly a thousand bills in 2012. He vetoed 12 percent of them.

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