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The ARKANSAS House gives final approval to SB 411, a bill that would bar Razorback State cities from becoming so-called “sanctuary cities,” which bar law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The bill moves to Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), who has said he will sign it into law (ASSOCIATED PRESS).
A NEW YORK state court blocks Rockland County from imposing a ban on unvaccinated people under age 18 in public places. The ban was an attempt to contain a measles outbreak in the county, where at least 167 cases have been reported this year. Judge Rolf Thorsen disputed the county’s claim that the outbreak was an epidemic. County officials are weighing an appeal (JURIST).
Citing the measles outbreak, NEW YORK CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio declares a state of emergency that will require all unvaccinated residents of the Brooklyn community of Williamsburg to be vaccinated against the disease or face fines up to $1,000. The city has experienced 285 cases of measles since last fall (NEW YORK TIMES).
The LOS ANGELES City Council unanimously votes to impose a fine of $1,100, the maximum penalty allowed under state law, on people who hang fraudulent or expired disabled placards in their vehicles to take prime parking spots. The measure goes to Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) for consideration (LOS ANGELES TIMES).
- Compiled by RICH EHISEN