California lawmakers eye bills on vaccines, guns, housing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police.

The session that began in January will end Sept. 13 after lawmakers pile bills on the desk of freshman Gov. Gavin Newsom. He’ll have until mid-October to approve or veto the legislation.

One of the hottest debates is over a bill that aims to lower the number of vaccination exemptions in the wake of this year’s measles outbreak.

Another would require companies such as Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers like employees instead of contractors.

A third would require training for police on how to de-escalate confrontations, a response to public outrage about police shootings.

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