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CA Assembly Declares Nation's First Transgender History Month


Bill Offers Pathway for Blockchain and Crypto Organizations to Incorporate in California

Haney’s AB 1229 will create new business structures that will allow California to regulate and tax web3 and blockchain organizations forming in the state

SAN FRANCISCO — Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) has announced new legislation that would create California’s first legal framework for organizations that use blockchain or other technologies to create Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)—which are a cornerstone of the crypto movement. 

New Bill to Create State Run MMA Fighters Pension Fund Passes Policy Committees

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 1136 will require Mixed Martial Arts promoters to set aside a portion of their ticket sales for a California state run pension fund for combat sports athletes

Sacramento, CA — Today, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) along with renowned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion coach Cesar Gracie and MMA referee and former pro-fighter Herb Dean celebrated the passing of AB 1136, the Mixed Martial Arts Pension Fund from both the Business and Professions Committee and the Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Committee.

Bill Lets Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Tell Their Stories in Court

AB 1497 ensures survivors of violence can share their stories in court and allows judges to consider trauma in sentencing decisions

Sacramento – Today Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) announced the Legal Justice for Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Victims Act that will ensure that survivors of violent acts—who are then found guilty of committing violence against their attackers—can share their full stories in court and allows judges to consider their experiences when making sentencing dec

Bill to Allow Amsterdam-Style Cannabis Cafes in California Introduced by Asm. Haney

Sacramento – Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) has introduced AB 374 which allows local California governments to license Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes. While cannabis cafes in the Netherlands thrive and capitalize on the social experience of cannabis by offering coffee, food, and live music, all of those opportunities are currently illegal under California law.