California Downgrades Knowingly Exposing Others To HIV From Felony To Misdemeanor
HIV was the only communicable disease for which exposure is a felony under California law.
Los Angeles Times:
Knowingly Exposing Others To HIV Will No Longer Be A Felony In California
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive. (McGreevy, 10/6)
Capital Public Radio:
Brown Lowers HIV Transmittal Penalty, Rejects State Parks Smoking Ban
For the second year in a row, Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have banned smoking at California state parks and beaches. The two similar bills, SB 386 by Sen. Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) and AB 725 by Asm. Marc Levine (D-Marin County) were among five vetoes issued by the governor Friday. (Adler, 10/6)