California Attorney General Updates

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June 27, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govReleases 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal through DOJ's OpenJustice Platform SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General today announced new and updated firearms data available through the California Department of Justice (DOJ)'s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal. The dashboard is accessible though DOJ's OpenJustice Data Platform. The announcement will improve transparency and information sharing for firearms-related data and includes broad enhancements to the platform to help the public access data on firearms in California, including information about the issuance of Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits and Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs). “Transparency is key to increasing public trust between law [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 27, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govDespite U.S. Supreme Court decision, national coalition of 22 attorneys general emphasize that abortion remains safe and legal in states across the country OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and a national coalition of 22 attorneys general today issued a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, access to safe and legal abortion remains robustly protected in numerous states across the country, including in California and the coalition states. As highlighted by the multistate coalition's [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
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June 27, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced today that Timothy Ryan O'Neal, operator of Protection Loss Prevention in Sacramento, was sentenced to two years in state prison for failing to report taxes for $979,549 in taxable income over a period of four years. As part of a plea agreement, O'Neal will be required to pay $67,489 in restitution, or the full taxes owed. “Mr. O'Neal failed to make good on his taxes, defrauding the state of California and its citizens,” said Attorney General Bonta. “This sentence exemplifies my office's commitment to upholding California's laws, and [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
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June 23, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAnnounces upcoming legislation to further strengthen California's commonsense gun laws Reminds Californians that other conceal and carry restrictions remain in effect SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta reaffirmed his support for commonsense gun laws in response to an opinion issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. In Bruen, the Court held that New York's requirement that a person show “proper cause” in order to receive a license to carry firearms in public is unconstitutional. Despite the ruling, Attorney General Bonta reminds Californians that general [...]
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
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June 22, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed an answer in defense of Senate Bill (SB) 9, which allows homeowners to build up to four residential units on a single-family lot. SB 9 was part of a package of bills passed by the Legislature last year to alleviate California's housing crisis. In March, four Southern California cities filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court arguing that SB 9 is unconstitutional and asking the court to block the Attorney General's Office from enforcing the law. In today's answer, Attorney General Bonta responds to [...]
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
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June 22, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a bipartisan coalition in urging Congress to enact legislation giving the manufacturers of popular food and candy products the tools they need to enforce their trademarks against copycat cannabis-infused edibles. Last year, Attorney General Bonta issued a consumer alert warning Californians of cannabis-infused edibles packaged and sold as copycat versions of popular brands, such as Cheetos, Fruity Pebbles, and Sour Patch Kids. These illegal and unregulated products are marketed to children and teens and often boast levels of THC at many times the legal limit. “While [...]
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 21, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov**The information provided below is based on preliminary details regarding an ongoing investigation, which may continue to evolve** OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred today in Adelanto in San Bernardino County. The OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual and reportedly occurred following a vehicle stop involving the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at around 3:00 a.m. Following notification by local authorities, the California Department of Justice's [...]
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
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June 20, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta joined a multistate coalition in an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of federal protections for wetlands. In Sacketts v. U.S. EPA, the Supreme Court will consider the scope of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act and whether a narrower definition of protected waterways should be adopted. In the brief, the coalition argues that denying wetlands federal protection would undermine the Clean Water Act's goal of improving water quality and protecting states like California from upstream pollution. “California relies on our waterways [...]
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
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