Brown signs Dream Act, bans shark fins

Gov. Jerrry Brown has been busy disposing of the bills sent to his desk by the Legislature.

  • Asemblyman Gil Cedillo said Saturday he was told by the governor's office that Brown signed the California Dream Act, authored by Cedillo. The law allows illegal immigrants who graduate from California high schools to apply for the same financial aid as other state university and college students.
  • In a blatant move to help labor and Democrats, Brown signed a bill that moves all ballot initiatives to November elections, when voter turnout is higher.
  • On Friday Brown signed the bill than bans the sale and possession of shark fins in California.
  • Brown vetoed bills that would have put limits on red-light and right-turn cameras and banned their use as revenue generators, and also vetoed a bill that would have required microchip implants in dogs and cats reclaimed from animal shelters.

Earlier Brown vetoed the bill Mayor Villaraigoa wanted that would have required drivers to allow three feet clearance before passing a bicyclist or slow to fifteen miles an hour.

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