Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 390, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago.
The bill "Authorizes pedestrians to enter a crosswalk when the countdown symbol is displayed provided the crossing is completed before the countdown ends."
Not surprisingly, before the bill passed the State Legislature, the California Highway Patrol argued in opposition to it.
Despite the CHP's opposition, the bill passed the State Assembly on a 79-0 vote. It also passed unanimously in the State Senate on a 40-0 vote.
The law officially takes effect on January 1, 2018.
(via ABC 7 San Francisco)