BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 01 June 2012 08:19 PM

SACRAMENTO — Almost 70 bills by Inland Southern California lawmakers are still alive following this week’s deadline for legislation to pass their houses of origin.

The state Assembly and Senate considered hundreds of measures this week. Among the Inland legislation to advance were bills targeting scrap-metal theft, legalizing water-based cremations, and allowing naturopathic doctors to give injections.

A bill by state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, would make it clear that a defendant has to pay money to fulfill a victim-restitution order, and not just serve time in jail. And a measure by Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, would give school districts more flexibility in dealing with chronic truants and their parents.

Bills with a fiscal impact had to pass their house of origin’s appropriations committee by May 15. Dozens of measures stopped there. The deadline for nonurgency legislation to pass the house of origin was Friday, June 1.

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