The Daily Californian-
On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 946, which prohibits criminal punishment for street vendors statewide.
Cities and counties can now create permit programs for vendors, and the bill also gives street vendors a way to remove prior citations, according to a press release from the office of state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens. The press release also stated that one of the reasons for creating the bill was to establish protection for immigrant vendors from harassment and arrests.