California lawmakers are trying to make shower doors less attractive to people who want to use them.
Assembly Bill 1470, a companion to SB 1691, would require people to have their shower doors open to the outside, not the inside.
SB 1470 also requires shower doors to have a mirror to allow people to watch the water flow through.
Assembly Bill 1530 would ban the sale of bathtub-style shower heads, which are popular among young people, who would need to buy new ones.
Assembly Member Mike Gatto, who co-authored SB 1530, says shower heads have become so popular that he has been contacted by people who would like to buy a new one.
He is sponsoring the bill because the current law isn’t working.
“I think people are looking for something that’s different, something more attractive,” he said.
“It’s not just about being stylish,” Gatto said.
“It’s also about having fun and making your own money.”
The bill was introduced in late May, but Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has delayed it until after the end of the legislative session, because of the California drought.
Senate Bill 1369 would prohibit people from buying water meters that could record their usage.
The California Health Care Act would allow people who are pregnant or who have medical conditions to get insurance that covers the costs of prenatal care and breast feeding, even if their doctors disapprove.
The bill also would extend a state law allowing medical marijuana for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis, a measure that was blocked by the Supreme Court in May.
This article has been updated with additional information.