Bill aimed at outing transgender youth | EV charging stations | Concealed carry applications
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, March 24.
New legislation would require schools to disclose students’ gender identity at school
A lawsuit filed against Chico Unified School District has sparked new legislation that opponents say would harm transgender youth. A recently introduced bill would require school employees to notify parents in writing if they become aware that a student identifies as a gender other than their sex assigned at birth.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
North State legislators vote to advance bill requiring equitable distribution of EV charging stations
A new bill approved by a senate committee this week requires California agencies to assess the need for electric vehicle charging stations in low-income and underserved communities. Redding Senator Brian Dahle is among those who voted in support.
— CapRadio Staff
Applications for concealed carry firearms on the rise
Concealed carry applications and firearm safety trainings are skyrocketing across some of California’s most liberal counties. Last summer, a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that gave local law enforcement officials broad discretion over who gets a concealed carry permit. Now that those rules are relaxed, applications from gun owners are pouring in. Read the full story.
— Ben Christopher, CalMatters
California’s new pay transparency law leaves many with questions
Workers, business groups and employment lawyers still have questions about a new California pay transparency law. The broad aim of the new law was to narrow gender and race-based pay gaps. It would require any company with 15 or more employees to post pay scales in job listings. The policy went into effect in January, but many people still aren’t clear on the details. Read the full story.
— Grace Gedye, CalMatters
In case you missed it
- Bethel expansion project permitted to continue after Redding City Council vote — NSPR
- New group in Chico creates a space for Muslim moms — NSPR
- Interview: Shasta County likely to see Chriss Street as next CEO — NSPR
- Proposal to regulate oil industry profits advances in legislature — CapRadio
- Man accused of leaving body at Food Maxx scheduled for a hearing this week — NSPR
- This winter season now the second snowiest on record — NSPR
- Pandemic era rule that helped more students qualify for CalFresh to end in June — CalMatters
- Voters could decide whether to abolish state agency that oversees taxation of utilities and railroads — CapRadio
- Some camping at city-sanctioned campsite in north Chico told to leave — NSPR
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