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Hospital safety bill passes Senate
New Times

On May 31, Senate Bill 796, authored by Republican San Luis Obispo Sen. Sam Blakeslee, passed unanimously on the Senate floor. The bill will next go to the Assembly—and eventually to the governor’s desk, if it carries through both houses.

If signed into law, SB 796 would make it a misdemeanor to bring contraband into state mental hospitals, such as Atascadero State Hospital in San Luis Obispo County.