SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation that takes exception to a federal anti-terrorism law has produced an unusual alliance between one of the Legislature's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative members.
Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco says his carrying of a bill by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly illustrates bipartisan agreement that the federal government is going too far and trampling on civil liberties.
AB351 by Donnelly, a Republican from Twin Peaks in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California, would prohibit state agencies, employees and the California National Guard from enforcing a federal law allowing for indefinite detainment.
Leno says Michigan and Virginia have similar laws.
The bill passed the Senate 37-0 Tuesday after some ribbing from fellow lawmakers about Leno carrying Donnelly's bill. It now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown.
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