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State Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, right, talks with Sen. Kevin de Leon, after the Senate approved Evans measure that would limit the number of prospective jury members during the Senate session a the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Prosecutors and defense attorney would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under Evans bill, SB794 that was approve by the Senate Tuesday. Currently both sides can use up to 10 so-called peremptory challenges, which let attorney dismiss jurors without starting a specific reason. The bill now goes to the Assembly.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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FILE -- In this Aug. 4, 2013, file photo oil pumps operate near Lost Hills, Calif. A bill by Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, would impose a tax on companies that extract oil in California. Evans' measure is one of the hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year and face an end-of-the-month deadline. Evans' bill stalled in committee, but she plans to propose new legislation that would put the oil tax before voters on the 2016 ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)