California's AB-1326 bill, which attempted to regulate virtual currency businesses, is no longer active, thanks to a state senator.
According to definitions by the Californian government, the bill is now "dormant or dead" but can potentially be re-activated by its author at a later date.
Colin Gallagher, chair of the Bitcoin Foundation Education Committee, commented on the bill's status:
He continued: "Had this bill passed the Legislature and been signed by the Governor, it would have criminalised startups and any users who donate virtual currency, as well as making oppressive permitting requirements standard in California for literally every use case not expressly exempted by the law."
A controversial bill
Similar to New York's BitLicense, which famously divided the bitcoin scene, Dababneh's bill has also proved somewhat controversial.
EFF's criticism drew a response from Dababneh, who at the time said the EFF had "little expertise in the area of financial regulation".
Dababneh's bill, however, also drew support from industry bodies such as Coin Center.
to Senator Marty Block, Jerry Brito, executive director, argued the bill would "create a smart licensing regime for virtual currency businesses".
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