California Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2017

Law360, Los Angeles (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- California lawmakers are expected in 2017 to push for expanded parental leave, reforms to state environmental laws, and legislative responses to the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal, while state regulators will likely grapple with rapidly evolving automated driving technologies, experts told Law360.

As self-driving cars increasingly move from the laboratory to the bumper-to-bumper reality of Golden State roadways, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Insurance and other agencies will be scrambling in 2017 to figure out how to keep drivers safe while maintaining a competitive regulatory environment for cutting-edge technology and automotive companies.

Meanwhile, the state’s new Democratic supermajority...

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