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LA Times: At Legislative Halftime, Bills Worth Watching in Sacramento

... More than 2,000 proposed laws have been introduced by legislators this year, as well as a few dozen ceremonial resolutions and a few constitutional amendments. Most have already failed to advance and even many of the bills that will now swap places in the Senate and Assembly won’t make it to Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s desk.

At the halfway point, it’s worth a quick glance at some of the year’s more notable bills: 

  • Bridge toll debt: Assembly Bill 2594 by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) would give drivers a chance to settle debts for bridge or roadway tolls before the fees and late fines become what Ting calls “crippling debt.” The bill was sent to the Senate on Wednesday.