California Legislation to Watch

Legislative

Administrative Fees (SB 144)

Right now, California law charges administrative fees to people who come in contact with the criminal justice system, including fees for public defenders, booking, mandatory drug testing, and costs related to a... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Free the Vote for Californians on Parole (ACA 6)

Our democracy is rooted in the idea that everyone’s voice matters. But right now, nearly 50,000 Californians on parole are unable to vote in local, state, or federal elections. Voter suppression tactics... Read More

Legislative

Election Day Registration (SB 72)

There are currently 5.5 million eligible but unregistered voters in California. Registration and participation for Latino, Asian, and Black Californians continues to lag behind that of white voters. California must do... Read More

California Legislation to Watch

A New Bill Restores California’s Power to Fight Secret Surveillance

By Matt Cagle Law enforcement agencies are deploying secret and invasive surveillance technologies to collect sensitive location and biometric data, target local activists, and feed ICE’s deportation machine.... Read More

Elections & Voting

On Government Abuse, Democracy and Poverty, California Has Work to Do

Every year, the ACLU of California sponsors several bills in the California Legislature. What does it mean to sponsor a bill? In most cases, it means we have collaborated with other advocacy groups and the legislative... Read More