New California laws are being made as the legislative session winds down. Here are some that affect the Inland Empire and the courts, and how your elected representatives voted on them.
SB 836, by Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), prohibits a person’s immigration status from being disclosed in court unless the presiding judge determines the status is permissible in an in-camera hearing.
Approved by all Inland Empire representatives except Sens. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore); and Assemblymembers Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Thurston Smith (R-Hesperia) and Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta).
SB 1100, by Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), would allow the