The bill would also dissolve the existing Combatant Status Review Tribunals in favor of a new panel of three military judges using court-martial procedures to determine the status of each detainee.
Schiff is a member of the U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence.
Huff pushed for money tracking via website
Sen. Bob Huff introduced legislation Tuesday that would require every state department and agency to establish a website to track expenditures.
Senate Bill 719 would give the public access to how state agencies expend their budgets, thereby holding the government more accountable for how it spends taxpayer money, Huff said in a statement.
The websites would be similar to those required under recent legislation passed in states such as Kansas and Texas, and the federal site, www.usaspending.gov, which tracks unclassified expenditures of $25,000 or more.
Krekorian honored by education group
The California Council for Adult Education honored Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian on Monday as the group’s legislator of the year.
Krekorian wrote a bill to increase the cap for adult education program expenditures, which was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008.
The legislation helped adult schools last year, but was nullified by the state’s new budget plan, signed by Schwarzenegger two weeks ago, said the association’s executive director, Steve Prantalos.
Still, Prantalos said, Krekorian showed a concern for adult education that deserved recognition, particularly while adult schools are struggling to find financial support as the state’s budget balancing act unfolds.