Renter protections, police reform: What the California legislature approved

In Sacramento, lawmakers wrapped up their legislative session just before 1:30 a.m. today. Photo credit: Jirka Matousek/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

The California legislative session wrapped up just before 1:30 a.m. today. It was a manic night with time limits on bill debates. Lawmakers passed an emergency deal that protects tenants from eviction if they’re unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. The protection lasts through January.  Lawmakers also debated police reform and passed a ban on chokeholds and carotid artery restraints. However, some bigger measures didn’t come up for a vote because the legislature ran out of time.