Body Camera Bill Passes in Gold Assembly

On Saturday, February 17, the Gold Assembly passed a bill that mandates that all police officers wear body cameras. Delegates from Valle Lobo proposed the bill, which passed through voice and stand-up votes. An official tally was not available. “I think this bill would really lower police brutality because [police] would know that they were being documented,” … Continue reading “Body Camera Bill Passes in Gold Assembly”

Gold Legislature Delegates Discuss Their Favorite and Least Favorite Bills They Have Seen

Three days into Sacramento, the delegates in the legislative houses have already seen countless pieces of legislation. This legislation came from many delegations and thousands of delegates, and represents the culmination of months of work. But not all legislation is created equal. Reporters spoke to delegates in the Gold Senate and Gold Assembly to find out … Continue reading “Gold Legislature Delegates Discuss Their Favorite and Least Favorite Bills They Have Seen”

Gold Assembly Delegates Spar Over Voter Registration Bill

The Gold Assembly was engulfed in a lengthy debate over AB 2183, a bill that registers public school students to vote when they turn 18 by using information already collected on these students by the Department of Education. This legislation, debated in the first plenary session of the day, provoked strong opinions from both sides … Continue reading “Gold Assembly Delegates Spar Over Voter Registration Bill”

New Delegates Express Their Motivation to Choose Gold Legislature

Youth and Government has an array of program areas for delegates to best explore and engage in various aspects of California government, from the Department of Education to Constitutional Convention. One of the most popular program areas is the legislature, which includes Senate and Assembly.  In the two program areas, delegates sponsor bills from their … Continue reading “New Delegates Express Their Motivation to Choose Gold Legislature”

Veteran Delegates Reflect on Their Experiences in the Legislative Houses

For veteran Youth and Government delegates, the return to Sacramento has a nearly ritualistic quality. It is a time to reflect on years past and look forward to the days to come. To outsiders and new delegates, this may seem perplexing. However, returners to Youth and Government understand clearly the incredible experiences that this program … Continue reading “Veteran Delegates Reflect on Their Experiences in the Legislative Houses”