In 2011, State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) authored five bills that received Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
Below are the bills Feuer wrote that became California law:
- AB 641: This bill protects same-sex spouses and domestic partners of nursing home residents from losing access to shared assets and other financial protections.
- AB 1151: This bill calls for transparency in the investment of California's taxpayer-supported public pension funds. Specifically, it aims to end investment in companies that support Iran and its "energy interests."
- AB 1344: This bill curbs "excessive and automatic" pay increases to local officials, and requires those convicted of a crime to pay back any legal expenses a public agency may have spent on their behalf. They must also pay back the cost of paid leave and severance.
- AB 809: Taking effect in 2014, this bill empowers law enforcement agencies to track the sale and transfer of long guns, and identify the owners of long guns used to commit crimes.
- AB 913: This bill creates the "Certified Green Business Program," a collaboration of local governments, small businesses trying to be more environmentally friendly, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
To read more about the bills Feuer authored and passed in 2011, click here.