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Gov. Newsom signs No Place for Hate Bills to combat hate and harassment in California

  • The No Place for Hate Bills — SB 1161 and AB 2448 — were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in California on Tuesday.
  • The Increase Safety for Public Transit Riders bill (SB 1161), authored by State Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine), will require the Mineta Transportation Institute to create a community survey for California transit operators as a way to gather data in creating solutions and strengthening passenger safety.
  • The Protect Customers’ Civil Rights at Businesses bill (AB 2448), authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), will direct the state’s Civil Rights Department to create a pilot program that will incentivize businesses to create safe and welcoming environments.
  • The bills will be effective starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed two Stop AAPI Hate-backed bills aimed at combating hate and harassment in public spaces in California. 

The No Place for Hate Bills — SB 1161 and AB 2448 — were signed into law by Newsom in California on Tuesday. The bills will be effective starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Anti-Asian hate bills unanimously passed in California now await Gov. Newsom’s approval

Anti-Asian hate bills
  • Stop AAPI Hate’s No Place for Hate Bills — AB 2448 and SB 1161 — have passed the California’s State Legislature on Tuesday.
  • The Public Rider Transportation Safety bill (SB 1161) promotes safe ridership by gathering data on street harassment of women and other vulnerable communities.
  • The Expanding Civil Rights Protections at Businesses bill (AB 2448) calls on businesses to train their employees against discrimination.
  • The bills now advance to Governor Gavin Newsom, who will either sign them into law or veto them.

Two anti-Asian hate bills will advance to Governor Gavin Newsom after passing the California State Legislature.

The Stop AAPI Hate-backed No Place for Hate Bills — AB 2448 and SB 1161 — passed the California’s State Legislature on Tuesday without any opposition.