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Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Asm. Bocanegra California Film Tax Credit is Box Office Success for Hollywood Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced the second round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and former Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) authored the legislation in 2014, and 2015 marked the first year of credit distribution.
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Holds Rally, Awareness for Victims of Homicide

WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto has announced a rally, "Awareness for Victims of Homicide," to remind policymakers, law enforcement (and...
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto receives James Hansen Courage Award for Work on CPUC Reform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was presented with the James Hansen Courage Award on Thursday from Environmental...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster Transparency, Oversight, Reform at California PUC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to bolster governance, accountability, transparency and oversight at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Governor Edmund G. Brown...
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Gov. Brown Announce Sweeping CPUC Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), the author of ACA 11 (which passed the Assembly by a 61-9 vote...
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto to Question Frontier Communications Over Outages

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Members of the local media are invited to attend a hearing held by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles)...
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Frontier FAIL: Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell to Host Town Hall Confronting Troubled Transition from Verizon to Frontier

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell invites residents to a town hall for customers impacted by the switch from...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Asm. Mike Gatto’s Legislation to Protect Children From Identity Theft Clears Privacy Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee passed legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Jacqui...
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Calif. Asm. Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Give Consumers the Power to Cancel from Services with a Simple Click

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- You’ve seen the ads from companies that advertise the ease of signing up for their cable or internet service...
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislation to Curb Fraudulent Disability Placard Use – AB 2602

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to address the illegal use of disabled parking placards in...
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Calif. Asm. Mike Gatto Introduces Legislation Giving Law Enforcement Vital Resources to Investigate Cold Cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to strengthen law enforcement’s ability to investigate cold cases in...
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Releases CPUC Reform Initiative, as Proposal Gains Steam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) released the text of his proposed constitutional amendment, ACA 11, to reconfigure...
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Announces Legislation to Restructure Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the influential Utilities and Commerce Committee, announced a constitutional amendment...
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Calif. Parking Bill of Rights proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced a package of reforms that will make parking policy more fair...
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Practices What He Preaches, Signs Easy Estate-Planning Deeds at his Office

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was joined today by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and members of the...
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The DRONE Act of 2016: Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Announces Consumer Aviation Measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto announced a comprehensive solution to the challenges that drones pose, The Drone Registration/Omnibus Negligence-prevention Enactment...
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Aliso Canyon Gas Leak: Calif. Assemblyman Gatto to Hold Hearing in Porter Ranch Jan. 21

PORTER RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Members of the local media are invited to attend hearing by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) Utilities and...
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Identity Theft – AB 1580

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced legislation that would allow parents to protect their child and family from identity theft. AB 1580 allows a parent to freeze their child's credit with the three credit bureaus, preventing identity thieves from opening fraudulent credit accounts and ruining their credit at an early age.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Named Chair of Utilities & Commerce Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) was appointed chairman of the Assembly’s formidable Utilities and Commerce Committee, overseeing...
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Reminds on New Laws for Californians Jan. 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- While everyone is out celebrating New Year’s Day, Californians should take note of new laws that will take effect...
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Gov. Brown Signs Gatto’s Bill to Protect Calif. Water-Conscious Residents from Govt. Fines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 1164, legislation that will prohibit local governments from banning water-conscious landscaping at private...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Bill to Keep Your TV from Spying on You Signed into Law – AB1116

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of his committee on Consumer Protection and Privacy, authored AB 1116,...
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Calif. Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee Marks Identity Theft Prevention Success

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and the members of his Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection marked a...
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Gatto's Calif. Crime-Solving DNA Bill Signed Into Law – AB 1492

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 1492, legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), which revamps and improves California’s DNA-testing...
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Calif. Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perpetrators, by Mike Gatto, signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) bill to establish a “Yellow Alert” system, allowing law-enforcement officials to engage drivers in...
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Calif. Bill to Save Middle-Class Homeowners Thousands of Dollars Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In California, to pass the contents almost any asset — a bank account, a multi-million-dollar stock account, a car...
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AB 1492: Mike Gatto's California Crime-Solving DNA Bill Passes, heads to Gov's Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In December 2014, a Court of Appeal dealt a blow to law enforcement and the use of DNA in...
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AB 1164: Gatto Bill to Protect Calif. Water-Conscious Residents from Government Fines Awaits Governor's Signature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ In some California cities, including the city of Glendale, residents are prohibited from installing drought-tolerant landscaping synthetic grass to reduce...
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Gatto Legislation to Create Greater Transparency and Disclosure for Calif. Government Officials Receives Approval, sent to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key reform by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to increase financial-disclosure requirements and modernize the forms used by...
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AB 1116: Calif. Bill to Keep Your TV from Spying on You Heads to Governor's Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of his committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection, authored AB 1116,...
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Calif. Bill to Open-Up Carpool Lanes and Reduce Traffic Receives Legislature Approval – AB 210

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to help reduce traffic and increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway...
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Gatto's Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perps, Awaits Governor's Signature – AB 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved legislation to reduce the number of hit-and-runs by a vote of 68-0,...
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Calif. Gov. Brown and Assemblyman Gatto Announce Participating California Agencies in Innovation Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Governor Brown and Assemblyman Gatto (D-Glendale) announced the participating agencies of the California Innovation Award, established by...
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California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Blockbuster Hit with Local Jobs – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ –- Today, the California Film Commission announced the first round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Proposes Calif. Bill to Label Food Irrigated with Contaminated Fracking Water – ABX2-14

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Some California crops are being irrigated with oil-field wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, (otherwise known as “fracking”), says Assemblyman Mike...
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Calif. Legislation Allowing First Responders to Jam and Take Down Drones Interfering with Fires, announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) introduced legislation to "help protect emergency...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Bill to Keep Strangers from Using Your TV to Record Private Conversations Passes Senate Judiciary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection, has authored...
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Gatto Revives Legislation to Overhaul Calif. DNA Testing Regime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Could thousands of rapes and murders go unsolved in California because of problems with a ballot initiative? asks Assemblyman...
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Gatto's Bill to Create Calif. Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Drivers Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee passed legislation to reduce the number of hit-and-runs on a 7-0 vote....
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto’s Bill to Protect Water-Conscious Calif. Residents from Gov. Fines Passes Key Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In some California cities, including the city of Glendale, residents are prohibited from installing synthetic grass or artificial turf...
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Gov. Brown Signs Gatto Bill Granting Children Access to Ailing Parents – AB 1085

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to provide access for adult children who wish to visit an ailing...
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Calif. Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perpetrators Passes Senate Transportation Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It was a close call, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale). After surviving a “no” recommendation from the chair and...
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Gatto Bill to Open-Up Calif. Carpool Lanes and Reduce Traffic Approved by Senate Transportation Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation designed to help reduce traffic and increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway...
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Calif. Black License Plates Return: DMV Now Processing Iconic Plates for Legacy Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced AB 1658 to create the California Legacy License Plate Program, he...
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Bill to Protect the Genetic Profiles of Californians Clears Assembly Floor – AB 170

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to strengthen notice requirements for the storage of newborn blood...
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Onsite-Water Recycling Practices: Recycled-Water Bill Passes Assembly as California Drought Lingers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus...
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Gatto's California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Hit with the Motion Picture Production Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced that four major television productions will be relocating to California from out of...
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Calif. legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles freeway system passes Assembly – AB 210

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system, one of...
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto and Crime Victims United Issue Statement Regarding AB 84 Being Held by Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The following is a joint statement from Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and Crime Victims United regarding the Assembly...
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Calif. Bill to Keep Strangers from Using TV to Record Conversations Passes State Assembly – AB1116

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Imagine a television that records and transmits conversations in the privacy of your bedroom, asks Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto...
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Gatto Introduces Bill to Cut California Bureaucracy and Protect Water-Conscious Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), the principal co-author of last year’s California water bond and numerous water-efficiency bills,...
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Calif. STEAM Proposal for a 'UC-Tech' Gets Passing Grade from Higher Education Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of California system is overcrowded, with slots increasingly scarce for California’s growing population. California industries, from...
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Calif. 'Crowdsourced' Bill to Combat Data Breaches Approved by Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee – AB 83

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) continues to innovate the way laws are made in Sacramento by harnessing the power...
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Calif. Bill to Create Statewide Hit-and-Run Alert System Safely Passes Committee – AB 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) fight to reduce hit-and-run crimes continued when the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted...
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Calif. Bill to Keep Strangers from Using Your TV to Record Private Conversations Approved by Privacy Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Imagine a television that records and transmits conversations in the privacy of your bedroom. Then imagine words meant to...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Legislation to Overhaul DNA Testing Regime Approved by Public Safety Committee – AB 84

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Could thousands of rapes and murders go unsolved in California because of problems with a ballot initiative? asks Assemblyman...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Latest Recycled-Water Bill Passes Committee as California's 2015 Drought Continues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus on delivering new sources of clean water. Gatto’s legislation to help reduce the barriers for onsite-water recycling and allow more Californians to participate in safe and sustainable recycled-water practices was approved by the Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on a 15-0 vote.
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Huge Win For Middle Class Californians As Probate Simplification Legislation Passes State Assembly – AB139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to create a “Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed” in California, allowing a...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Bill to Improve Probate Process, Cut Fees for Families, Passes Judiciary Committee – AB 139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To pass the contents of just about any asset — a bank account, a multi-million-dollar stock account, a car...
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Inspired by Kerri Kasem, Mike Gatto Continues Quest to Give Rights to Calif. Children Denied Access to Ailing Parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced new legislation that would provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want...

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