Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New California laws

California is busy passing new nanny state laws, such as this:
From 1 October 2007, manufacturers must place warning labels on all equipment capable of receiving Wi-Fi signals, according to the new state law. These can take the form of box stickers, special notification in setup software, notification during the router setup, or through automatic securing of the connection. One warning sticker must be positioned so that it must be removed by a consumer before the product can be used.
and this:
The California Wireless Telephone Automobile Safety Act of 2006, the bill's formal name, says: "A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving." ...
Using a hand-held phone would be allowed only in emergency situations, such as calling 911.
The new rules wouldn't take effect until July 1, 2008.
I think that it is safer to drive with one hand on the wheel. The other hand is for shifting, eating, and using electronic devices.

Glenn Sacks writes:
The California Assembly just passed a domestic violence bill which deliberately perpetuates the state's harmful policy of excluding men and their children from receiving state-funded domestic violence services. Under AB 2051, only "battered women" are eligible for the shelters, hotel vouchers, counseling and legal services the state provides victims of domestic violence. We're calling on California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to veto this misguided legislation.

I want all of you to write to the Governor to tell him to veto AB 2051 by clicking
here. By filling out the form you will be sending a fax to the Governor.
I submitted mine. I hope the Governor vetoes a bunch of these bills. He is in a tough reelection battle.

Update: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a socialized medicine law and a law requiring pro-homosexual propaganda in school textbooks.

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