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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, a closely watched and highly anticipated bill by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) to "ensure...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- This week, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley),...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) was signed by Governor Brown this week. The bill...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they'd gladly use recycled water to wash cars...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signing this week of several bills to aid California seniors by improving oversight of assisted living...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After nearly two years of negotiation, legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks was signed by Governor...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate...
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics....
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2565, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), a...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2013, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), which...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima)...
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Tom Dresslar, 61, of Sacramento,...
Smart Cities Prevail

Supporters Hail Victory for Bipartisanship, Economy and California Taxpayers SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last Friday, after hearing arguments from both sides in the...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, the Calif. State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 1138. The bill, by Senator...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, advocates for street safety are celebrating as two landmark bills by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which seek...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved SB 270 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles)...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly voted 55-16 to approve a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most homeowners want cheaper water bills, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles). If provided the infrastructure, they'd gladly use recycled water or water-efficient technologies to wash cars and irrigate lawns. Many cities have vast reservoirs of recycled water. If offered a market, they'd gladly allow the water to be used for more than just landscaping medians.
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) won final legislative approval today in the State Senate. The bill would require hospitals to establish comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans. According to the bill's backers, "Violent attacks at California hospitals underscore need for more healthcare worker protections."
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus announced legislation to provide legal services to the unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America.
Calif Gov Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including AB 1455 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) - Pupils: bullying: counseling services, and AB 1583 by Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) - Controller: state funds: reporting. Complete list follows.
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1422 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The law removes investigations and prosecutions of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command in the California Military Department ensuring that there is no conflict of interest in the evaluation and prosecution of sexual assault cases. SB 1422 goes into effect on January 1, 2015.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D– Torrance), was approved today by the State Legislature with...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools passed the...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) won final legislative approval after a unanimous bipartisan vote of...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Good-government advocates rejoiced today after the California Senate passed the Innovation Awards bill by a vote of 31-4, says...
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill to improve access to vision care for adults...
Isadore Hall III

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) to prohibit the State of California from selling or...
Isadore Hall III

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement after his AB 1576, requiring...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- What is the quickest way to get rid of a murder weapon? Unfortunately, in some cities, it is turning...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill that would strengthen the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is on its way to the desk of...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Muratsuchi, Chair of the Select Committee on Aerospace, released the following statement on the passage of SB 718...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to strengthen voter protections under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was approved today by the State...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to remove investigations and prosecutions of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command is headed...