State Legislation

Thursday September 12, 2002

The following describe bills Gov. Gray Davis signed Wednesday: 

n Adds certain moving violations to existing law that requires boat operators to pass a boating safety course if convicted of specified moving violations. The bill also extends the nighttime ban on personal boat operation and excludes diveboard users from existing life jacket requirements. 

n Requires the state Department of Transportation to compile, summarize and make available highway congestion data. 

n Increases penalties against someone who falsely poses as a practicing attorney. 

n Clarifies the existing law to specifically authorize Internet bids on public works and other public contracts. 

n Simplifies the process for filing claims with the Senior Citizen’s Homeowners and Renters’ Tax Assistance Program.