- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

The California Assembly has approved a bill that would require hair and nail salons to display signs showing basic information on labor laws.

Lawmakers passed AB2437 on an initial 45-24 vote Monday. It now moves to the Senate.

Assemblyman Phil Ting’s proposal would mandate that cosmetology business owners post minimum wage, employee definitions and tip laws, among other things, where employees can clearly see the information.

The San Francisco Democrat authored the bill after a New York Times investigation found nail salon employees are routinely underpaid and exploited.

Ting’s proposal coincides with a different Democratic bill that would require a state licensing board to make sure salon owners understand state labor laws.

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5:20 p.m.

School nurses could give antidotes to anyone who overdoses on opioids at a California school or affiliated event under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.

The Assembly approved AB1748 on a 68-2 vote Monday.

The bill by Republican Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley would allow pharmacies to provide naloxone hydrochloride or other emergency opioid medications to school districts, offices of education and charter schools.

Mayes says schools cannot currently legally stock or administer opioid overdose antidotes.

School nurses and volunteers would need training before they could administer the drug to people they believe are suffering an overdose.

Schools would not be required to stock the drug. But if they choose to keep it on hand and use it, they would be required to restock doses within two weeks.

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5 p.m.

California lawmakers are advancing a proposal to prevent police from releasing recordings of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

The proposal by Assemblyman Evan Low would block footage from being released unless an officer’s family authorizes it or a judge compels it.

Footage deemed by police to be “too morbid” also would be exempt from public disclosure.

The Campbell Democrat says he wrote the bill after footage of a California officer’s death was widely circulated online. His brother, Ryan Low, is a police officer in Mountain View.

The Assembly unanimously approved AB2611 Monday, sending it to the Senate.

The California Newspaper Publishers Association and ACLU oppose the bill, saying there’s no justification to protect footage of some deaths and not others.

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3:55 p.m.

California women with private insurance could get up to a year’s worth of birth control at one time under legislation approved in the state Senate.

Lawmakers voted Monday to allow pharmacists to dispense 12 months of hormonal contraceptive, up from the current three-month limit, and to require insurance companies to pay.

Democratic Sen. Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills says SB999 would prevent unintended pregnancies and abortions.

Health insurance companies oppose the measure, warning it could increase costs for health coverage.

The Senate’s 28-6 vote sends the measure to the state Assembly.

California currently covers up to 12 months of birth control for women on Medi-Cal, the health plan for the poor. The state would follow Oregon and the District of Columbia in requiring private insurers to cover it.

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2:35 p.m.

The California Senate is rejecting legislation that would have allowed school districts to give high school credits to students who receive off-campus religious instruction.

Lawmakers voted 17-15 against SB1457 on Monday.

Republican Sen. Mike Morrell of Rancho Cucamonga says religious instruction has a strong tradition in American education, and his bill would allow schools to support students’ spiritual needs.

The measure was strongly opposed by Democrats who say it would infringe on the separation of church and state.

California law allows a maximum of four absences per month for religious instruction. Morrell’s bill would have allowed them to use a class period for religious education and earn up to two elective credits.

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2:10 p.m.

The state Senate is backing legislation to limit private conversations between members of the California Coastal Commission and developers, advocacy groups or others with an interest in their decisions.

The bill approved Monday stems from the commission’s controversial decision earlier this year to fire executive director Charles Lester.

Conservation groups believe Lester was ousted to install management who is friendlier to coastal development. The commissioners who voted to fire him say they did so because of his job performance.

The commission currently allows ex-parte communications but says they must be disclosed.

SB1190 by Democratic Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara would ban private discussion on certain matters and prohibit commissioners from seeking to influence staff recommendations.

Critics say it would complicate commission decision-making.

The measure now goes to the Assembly.

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