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2 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Season 4 Preview
In Session is back for another season with new host Maddy Orlando. This season, guests are explaining new laws in California addressing the state’s housing crisis, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. New episodes every week, starting next week.
14 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
SB 23: Attempting to Close a Loophole the Size of a Shattered Car Window
Dayra Juarez talks with Thomas Gerhart about a piece of California legislation that attempted to close a loophole that lets folks literally get away with burglary.
20 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
SB 395: The Roadkill Bill
Julie Wright talks with Thomas Gerhart about California SB 395, allowing Californians to salvage roadkill they find.
32 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
AB 302: An Idea to Help Students Experiencing Homelessness
Nicholas Stotter talks with Thomas Gerhart about AB 302, a bill that would have permitted students experiencing homelessness to sleep in their cars on the college campuses they are enrolled at.
21 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
AB 1133: Big Beer Marketing – Do We Really Need More?
Colin Nystrom talks about AB 1133 a new law that allows beer distributors to give free glassware to retailers who sell their beer and how the bill massively favors “Big Beer” brands like AB InBev and MillerCoors over local, independent, craft breweries.
25 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Temporary Tampon Tax Relief
Arielle Percival talks with Thomas Gerhart about the recent baby step-sized victory in California to temporarily repeal the tampon tax.
20 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Season 3, Episode 6: Cracking Down on Phony Vaccine Exemptions
On this episode, Emma Woidtke talks about SB 276 by Sen. Richard Pan. The bill was a piece of follow-up legislation to close a loophole in a law he previously authored that banned personal belief exemptions from vaccinations.
22 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
AB 538 – Increasing Survivor Access to Rape Kits
This week, Brittany Gamlen talks about AB 538, a bill that increases access to medical evidentiary exams – a.k.a. rape kits – by expanding the types of professionals and locations that are able to administer them. But the bill is not without its drawbacks.
19 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
AB 594 – AI Isn’t Coming For Your State Government Job
Blade Runner promised a very different November 2019 than what we are currently living. On this week’s podcast Josh La Bella talks about a bill that failed to implement some new protections for state employees should their job be “retired” by AI.
20 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
AB 1 – Can California Regulate Away Concussions in Youth Football?
Lauren Hirota talks about AB 1 – a piece of California legislation that aims to reduce or prevent concussions by regulating how much contact is allowed in practice for youth football. The biggest question around the bill, which mandates best practices already being used by many youth football leagues, including Pop Warner, is actually necessary.
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