It remains unclear whether Governor Jerry Brown would have signed the law if it had passed.
"This bill is the strongest legislation restoring and defending net neutrality protections in any state-and prevents internet service providers from blocking, throttling, slowing content, or engaging in anti-consumer practices like zero-rating", said Carli Stevenson, campaigner for the advocacy group Demand Progress.
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In addition, it would prohibit internet providers from collecting fees from apps and sites in order for them to reach users.
The measure is scheduled for votes in the Senate and Assembly Friday night following months of contentious negotiations. Jerry Brown's signature is the next step on a road that could lead to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman appointed by President Donald Trump, pitched the repeal as a way to stop the federal government from "micromanaging the internet".
Telecommunications industry groups including the California Cable and Telecommunications Association and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association opposed the legislation. "We hope that other states can look to this legislation as a model for net neutrality standards".
After passing in the Assembly on Wednesday, SB-826 breezed easily through the Senate yesterday. 1906 by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D), won a final vote of 48-14 in the Assembly Aug. 30 to accept Senate amendments.
Aretha Franklin’s funeral fit for a queen
Franklin's body arrived, in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, more than two hours before the service was scheduled to start. Gwendolyn Quinn, a Franklin family spokeswoman, told the Free Press of Grande, "Aretha was fond of her".
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US, Mexico reach NAFTA deal as attention turns to Canada
USA automakers have opposed raising the North American content requirement, but the United Auto Workers union has supported it. The U.S. president also had words for Canada, which was not involved in the weekend talks between the U.S. and Mexico.
French actor Gerard Depardieu denies rape allegations
His other notable film roles include The Last Metro , Jean de Florette , 1492: Conquest of Paradise , and Life of Pi . French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say.