Today, the California State Senate voted to approve a bill that will help render toothless the federal “indefinite detention” powers under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, by Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, was previously passed by the state assembly by a vote of 71-1 (roll call here)
California residents are strongly encouraged to contact Governor Jerry Brown, urging him to sign AB351.
If passed into law, AB351 would make it state policy to reject “indefinite detention” powers from the federal government. It reads, in part: