The right to protest is central to the ability to advocate for a world where every person can breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect the lands we love. AB 70 & SB 96 would create a vague definition of “riot” that could penalize whole groups of people for the actions of a few. AB 70 & SB 96 leave too many questions of legality up to interpretation by police under rapidly changing conditions.
AB 70 was introduced on February 27, 2023, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary. A public hearing was held on March 2, 2023. The bill passed through committee on March 7, 2023, and through the full Assembly on March 22, 2023. SB 96 was introduced on March 1, 2023, and referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing.
Ask your legislators to oppose AB 70 & SB 96.
|Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Saftey||Awaiting Action|
|Assembly Committee on Judiciary||Passed|
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