Ask any Californian that left California, they’ll tell you how the democrat-controlled state is like a three-ring circus. Gavin is in the center ring, ring-mastering, when he’s not in Florida, Mexico, Montana, or “helping Biden with his campaign.” The California Legislature is the clown car that pulls into the ring, and completely insane legislation keeps pouring out of it. The citizens that haven’t fled the state are the [dismayed] audience, mouths agape wondering how much more insanity, in the form of proposed legislation, can emerge from the clown car.
Today, I offer you a short trip to the circus, take a gander at what the clowns stumbling from the car are spewing.
The biggest clown of all jumped from the car yesterday and pummeled the life out of one of the few non-clown bills. I refer to the rejection of a bill by the public safety committee that would make the human trafficking of children a “serious felony… on par with rape and murder.” The rejection puts California on the same plane as the Biden controlled DoJ, which recently removed “international sex trafficking of minors from areas of concern.” Those two moves, coupled with the concerted effort to keep the public from viewing a movie based on a true story about international sex traffickers (“Sound of Freedom“) is another article in itself.
I am just going to give you snapshots of the clown bills emerging from the circus car today. Please fasten your safety belts.
California Legislature And The Assembly Clown Bills
We’ll start with the California Assembly Floor Session Bills. Keep in mind, I’m just pointing out the more colorful clowns, follow that Assembly link to see the full complement.
First up, ACA 4. ACA 4 is a “A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Sections 2 and 4 of Article II thereof, relating to elections.” The proposed change would allow convicted felons to vote, even while they are serving time in prison. This colorful clown was brought to the people of California by the following legislators:
SB-58 Controlled substances: decriminalization of certain hallucinogenic substances. This bill was introduced by everyone’s favorite alphabet mafia capo, Senator Scott Wiener. The usual cast of characters put their name in the credits though. What is Wieners brilliant idea this time? Drugs of course! Specifically, the bill would “make lawful the possession, preparation, obtaining, transfer, as specified, or transportation of, specified quantities of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, and mescaline, for personal use or facilitated or supported use, as defined, by and with persons 21 years of age or older.” Gearing up for next year’s “Pride Month” or White Party?
SJR-2 Climate change: Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. No clown car from the California Legislature would be complete without a climate change bill, so here it is. First, check out the familiar names.
Secondly, take a look at what the bill propose: “formally endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, state California’s agreement with the principle of nonproliferation of fossil fuels, and urge the United States government to join in formally developing a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.” The justification for SJR-2, or the “Whereas” section, if full of fake science, fake science, and democrat virtue signals. Clowns are gonna clown after all.
California Legislature And The Senate Clown Bills
That was the highlights for today’s California Assembly activity, let’s jump over to the Senate and see what they have on tap. Today’s Senate Floor Session Bills docket is quite full!
AB-1614 Gasoline fueling stations: phaseout: study. You may recall California wants to ban gasoline cars and allow only electric vehicles. You may also recall that the California electric grid cannot possibly handle the demand that the ban would bring. And building solar and wind farms will not do a darn thing, except indiscriminately kill more wildlife. None of that gets in the way of the democrat virtue signal however, and AB-1614 will surely chug right along and figure out how to bribe gas station owners.
AB-1394 Commercial sexual exploitation: child sexual abuse material: civil actions. AB-1394 was introduced by members Wicks and Flora, and was coauthored by Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Gabriel, and Lowenthal. Going right along with democrats obsession with sexualizing children, AB-1394 reduces penalties (from $250,000 to $125,000) and gives social media companies a mulligan for allowing the sexual exploitation of children. Odd to think about considering Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have all historically led the pack, at some point, in allowing the sexual exploitation of minors. Specifically the proposed amendment would:
“…prohibit a social media platform from being deemed to be in violation of this provision if it demonstrates certain mitigating facts, including that the social media platform instituted and maintained a program of at least quarterly audits of its designs, algorithms, practices, affordances, and features to detect and correct designs, algorithms, practices, affordances, or features that have the potential to cause or contribute to violations of that provision, as prescribed.“
AB-665 Minors: consent to mental health services. Continuing in their fixation of sexualizing children, AB-665, co-authored by Sen. Wiener, would expand the definition of “professionals” in regard to mental health for minors. The bill also gives minors as young as 12 years of age greater latitude in consenting to mental health services and “residential shelter services” without parental contact.
From the bill text:
California Legislature (dis)Honorable Mentions
Had about enough? Yeah, me too. Make no mistake, there are more clown bill coming from the legislative clown car. Bills like legalizing mushrooms, and creating category codes for firearms and ammunition purchases for consumer tracking purposes. Another bill would compensate student members of school boards, while another would require the fake science of climate change to be taught in schools. An election bill that allows ballots to be counted if they are printed in “substantial compliance” of layout specifications. Close is good enough? This one needs more scrutiny. As does another election law that prohibits counties from terminating voting system contracts until they have another signed.