(CALMATTERS) California’s Legislature may have a supermajority of Democrats, but that doesn’t mean they agree on everything. Case in point: a group of proposals that died in marathon floor sessions Thursday ahead of a Friday deadline for bills to pass out of the house in which they originated. Here’s a look at some of the most controversial or otherwise noteworthy proposals that didn’t make it:
- A bill that would have taxed guns and ammunition to fund gun violence prevention programs. (The author pleaded with Newsom to help spur its passage after last month’s mass shooting in San Jose.)
- A bill that would have banned single-use plastic packaging for online sales.
- A bill that would have given health care workers $7 billion in bonus “hero pay.” (Nevertheless, major unions asked Newsom and legislative leaders Thursday to give $8 billion in bonuses to essential workers.)
- A bill that would have strengthened workers compensation protections for health care workers.
- A bill that would have changed the state’s solar panel subsidy program.
- A bill that would have heightened labor standards at fast food joints.
- A bill that would have levied a tax on international corporations’ income earned abroad to fund local efforts to combat homelessness.