Photo District News has an update on the status of the California post-mortem publicity rights bill:
"The ... bill has not passed and almost certainly won't in the near future. The California legislature is scrambling to hammer out a budget with just two days left in the legislative session, which typically gets extended only for the purpose of passing a budget. A source in the office of California Sen. Sheila Kuehl, the lawmaker who introduced the bill, confirmed that the Senate was unlikely to vote on this bill before a budget is passed, and that the legislature will likely adjourn when that happens. The bill would need to pass both legislative houses and be signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before becoming law."