SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to provide relief to California taxpayers stunned with the imposition of a “retroactive tax,” Sen. Ted W. Lieu, Asm. Jeff Gorell and Board of Equalization Chair Jerome E. Horton today announced a joint effort to craft a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to the problem created by the [...]
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Bi-Partisan Drone Industry Legislation Introduced on Unmanned Aircraft to Expand California Jobs, Protect Privacy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California State Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) and Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) announced today they have joint-authored two bills on the growing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or “drone” industry. Assembly Bill 1326 will attract manufacturing jobs in this rapidly growing industry to California by providing state tax incentives, while Assembly Bill [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced the introduction of SB 360, which would allow California counties to develop, own and operate public voting systems, subject to approval and certification by the California Secretary of State. Most California counties purchase their voting systems from one of five private vendors. The [...]
Padilla Bill Would Protect the Voting Rights of Calif. Emergency Responders and Natural Disaster Volunteers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 362. The bill would empower the Governor and the Secretary of State to act to protect the voting rights of emergency personnel and volunteers who are dispatched to help with disaster relief efforts outside of California. California’s public safety and emergency [...]
Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Protect Public’s Access to Wireless Communication Services
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 380. The bill would prevent the arbitrary interruption of wireless communication services. “For decades, California law has required a court order to interrupt or shut down traditional telephone service. SB 380 would extend these protections to the modern mobile communications network [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 222, which would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. SB 222 would prohibit the unauthorized collection, analysis, transfer or storage of an individual’s genetic information. “I strongly support and believe in the promise of genomic research to improve public health [...]
Calif. Legislation to Better Manage Carpool Lanes, Ease Congestion introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s happened to anyone who lives in Southern California. A late-night accident or mysterious slowing clogs the rightmost freeway lanes, while the carpool lane sits empty. Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Bill 405, a measure that will create a pilot program of sorts to ease such [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 5. The bill would allow undergraduates to qualify for a teaching credential by earning a bachelor’s degree in education. The bill would also allow graduate level teaching programs to expand from one to two years. “Allowing students to earn [...]
Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California: Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Address Health Concerns
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while working in the industry, Hall’s [...]
Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Introduce Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) will hold a Valentine’s Day press conference to introduce legislation requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while [...]
Seabee Veterans and Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Propose Renaming Segment of Pacific Coast Highway as ‘Seabee Memorial Highway’
VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at the request of local veterans groups and Seabee boosters, Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 18 to rename a segment of Pacific Coast Highway 1 as “Seabee Memorial Highway.” The section of highway between Mugu Rock and the City of Ventura would be designated in [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Building upon the work of Attorney General Kamala Harris and leaders in the mobile technology industry, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) has introduced AB 257, which will establish minimum privacy protections for users of mobile applications (apps) in California. An app is a software program that [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 191 today. The bill would allow counties to continue to collect funds for local emergency medical services, including pediatric trauma care, at no cost to the general fund. Without the Padilla bill, many counties will lose their only source [...]
Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 11, 2013 including California Energy Commission
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Russell Hochschild, 41, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California Energy Commission. Hochschild was vice president of external relations at Solaria Corporation from 2007 to 2012. He served as a San Francisco public utilities commissioner from [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced a bill today (AB 265) to help local governments create dog parks for their residents. Under current law, cities often hesitate to open dog parks because dog parks can subject cities to massive liability from litigants who claim, for example, that they were [...]
OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced Assembly Bill 248 that directs appropriate state agencies to collaborate with local authorities to study, evaluate and report back options related to the future of the two natural-gas-fired electrical power plants located at Mandalay Bay and Ormond Beach in Oxnard, California. “Over [...]
Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Business Advisory Commission Generates Legislation to Help Small Businesses Avoid Shakedown Lawsuit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Saturday, February 2, members of Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Small Business Advisory Commission voted to ask him to introduce legislation to address a new breed of shakedown lawsuits plaguing small businesses in Southern California. On Monday, February 4, Assemblyman Gatto did what the Commission asked, introducing legislation [...]
Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Legislation to Create Earthquake Early Warning System in California
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Three weeks ago, the California Institute of Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology published a study concluding for the first time that a statewide California earthquake involving both the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas may be possible. This morning I introduced legislation to [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43) introduced legislation today to help curb the epidemic of hit-and-run offenses in Southern California. Currently, motorists who flee the scene of an accident can simply “run down the clock” to avoid any liability whatsoever. If a motorist is not identified (which is often very difficult) [...]
Calif. State and Local Officials Join Local Chambers of Commerce to Unveil Plans for Oxnard / Port Hueneme Enterprise Zone
OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Speaking together in a joint press conference, state and local government officials joined community and business leaders today in announcing a collaborative effort to establish a new Oxnard / Port Hueneme Enterprise Zone that will encourage investment and create jobs in an area still staggering from the past decade’s economic [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) introduced legislation to clarify the way write-in candidates qualify for the general election under California’s “Top Two” election system. Assembly Bill 141 reestablishes the 1 percent minimum vote requirement, allowing greater legitimacy for the write-in process.
Calif. Seeks End To Court Orders Capping the State’s Prison Population and Requiring Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43) introduced legislation today that will allow Californians to park for free at broken or malfunctioning parking meters for the maximum time allowed by the meter. The bill, AB 61, would prohibit local governments, such as cities and counties, from enacting an ordinance that bans parking in a space controlled by a broken meter or broken kiosk for on-street parking.
Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell’s First Act as Budget Vice-Chair: Offer Voters Decision on State ‘Rainy Day’ Surplus Fund
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly on Thursday announced that Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) has been chosen to serve as vice-chairman of the Assembly’s Budget Committee. As one of the first acts in this new leadership role Gorell introduced legislation that will give California’s voters the ability to make an earlier decision on implementing the state’s “rainy day” surplus fund.
California State Fire Fee Bills Being Sent to Local 44th Assembly District Residents – Short Window to Challenge Fee
CAMARILLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Thousands of 44th Assembly District residents in certain unincorporated areas will be receiving in the mail a new California state tax bill charging property owners an additional fee for fire prevention services within the “State Responsibility Area” (SRA). The office of Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) is asking the media to help inform residents of this new bill and the very short time window allowed to challenge or appeal an erroneous fee.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Initiates Federal Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 1, a measure that begins the process to amend the United States Constitution to nullify the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In Citizens United, a deeply divided Supreme Court held that corporations are due the same free-speech rights enjoyed by natural persons.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) introduced Senate Bill 15 today which is the first attempt in California to establish regulations on domestic use of drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Calif. Senator Padilla Issues Statement on California State Auditor’s Report on LAUSD Handling of Child Abuse Allegations
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ — California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the California State Auditor’s report on Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) handling of child abuse allegations:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Delivering on his pledge to ask the people of California to vote on the best path forward, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today hailed the passage of Proposition 30 as a clear and resounding victory for children, schools and the California dream.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill (AB) 1658, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles) was signed today by Governor Brown, establishing the California Legacy License Plate Program. The program will allow car enthusiasts to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one of three iconic California license plate designs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles and energy in California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 276 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Central Coast Hospital Authority. AB 377 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Pharmacy. (Additional follow.)
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Spur Job Creation in California – Incentivize Investment in Advanced Manufacturing
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 1128 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in California by allowing sales and use tax exemptions on the purchase of manufacturing equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2013.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 40 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Elder and dependent adult abuse: reporting. AB 41 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – High-Speed Rail Authority: conflicts of interest: disqualification. (Additional follow.)
Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ – goes into effect on January 1, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1525 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law, known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights”, will require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million a year in media revenues to provide specific protections to college-athletes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill 1900, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), a bill which removes barriers to the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel in California and will save local rate-payers millions on their utility bills, was signed by Governor Brown today.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace to announce that he has signed two bills that increase privacy protections for social media users in California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012 (SB 1409), authored by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which strengthens the clean energy partnership between California and the U.S. military.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they receive for each school and district.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to improve education in California: AB 644 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Schools: average daily attendance: online instruction. AB 1723 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Postsecondary educational institutions: meetings: live video and audio transmission. (Additional follow.)
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