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Business - July 15 2019

Wisconsin Governor Signs SB 152

WISCONSIN Gov. Tony Evers Signs SB 152, which imposes regulations on e-scooters in the Badger State. Under the new law, e-scooters must weigh less than 100 pounds and abide by a 15 mile-per-hour speed limit. Local governments could prohibit e-scooter use on sidewalks or streets with speed limits above 25 miles per hour and restrict public rentals (FOX6NOW [MILWAUKEE]).

RI Governor Signs HB 5677

RHODE ISLAND Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signs HB 5677, legislation that defines natural hair braiding and exempts braiders from the state’s requirement for hairdressers and cosmeticians to be licensed. The law goes into effect immediately (U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT).

CA Governor Signs AB 205

CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signs AB 205, which updates the Golden State’s legal definition of beer to include varieties fermented with fruit, honey, spices or other foods (CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).

California Senate Committee Approves AB 5

The CALIFORNIA Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement approves AB 5, which would establish a firm process for establishing whether a worker is an employee or a contractor (For more on this issue, see “California Bill Highlights Workers Misclassification Debate” in the June 28th SNCJ). The measure moves to the Senate Committee on Appropriations (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).