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Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May.

Among those under consideration are several that try to protect health or the environment by banning cigarette sales online, microbeads in cosmetics, mislabeled seafood and unprotected sex in adult films.

Bills shaping up as potentially divisive include SB1000, which would require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, and SB1132, which would place a moratorium on fracking for oil and natural gas.

One that is certain to draw partisan opposition is AB1552 by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego, which would require employers to offer up to three days of paid sick leave to their workers.

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