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In California, Broken Meters Shouldn’t Lead to Parking Tickets, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43)

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.
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislation to Protect California’s Native American Sacred Sites

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he will be introducing legislation to protect California's Native American sacred sites. The state's legislative counsel is still working with Gatto to draft specific details, but it is anticipated that the legislation will include a process for public review of a proposed project if that project threatens a sacred site.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Secures Funding for Cutting Edge Piezoelectricity Project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After two years of work, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has found a new partner in the fight for green transportation and domestically produced alternative energy. Building on an idea of Gatto’s, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it will fund preliminary research on the potential of using California’s roadways to generate green electricity.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Receives Legislator of the Year Award From the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award tonight from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), a not-for-profit group that represents renewable natural-gas producers throughout the country. Renewable natural gas is an alternative, renewable energy, derived from the natural decomposition of waste from landfills and organic sources and is used to generate green electricity and clean transportation fuel.
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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.
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Forms Small-Business Advisory Commission to Improve the State's Business Climate

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced on Tuesday that he is seeking applications from local business owners to serve on his District 43 Business Advisory Commission. The commission will meet several times in the months ahead, with the goal with formulating one or more legislative proposals that would be introduced by Assemblyman Gatto in the 2013 state legislative session.
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto's Bill to Bring Back Vintage License Plates signed by Gov. Brown

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.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's California Green Fuels Bill Signed into Law

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.
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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto's Water-Conservation Bill Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 2230, a California water-conservation bill authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) which requires all newly permitted car washes to use at least 60 percent recycled water, was signed into law today.
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Closely Watched California Homemade Food Act Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, was signed into law today. The California Homemade Food Act legalizes the sale of homemade, “non-potentially hazardous” foods by creating a two-tier system of “cottage food operations” based upon the point of sale
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Calif. Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on Their Smartphones Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The measure would give California drivers the option to present their proof of auto insurance in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.
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California Stadium Violence Prevention Bill Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Next time you find yourself at a football game, with a front row seat to a brawl in the stands between two rowdy fans, you’ll be able to more quickly and less conspicuously summon stadium security. Assembly Bill 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), was signed into law today by Calif. Governor Brown.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Bill to Protect Senior Citizens Signed into Law (AB 1624)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 1624, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles), an important measure to protect senior citizens and others from...
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Assemblyman Mike Gatto Bill to Allow Calif. Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on iPhone heads to Gov.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708, a measure which would give California drivers the option to present...
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Assemblyman Mike Gatto's California Stadium Violence Prevention Bill Heads to Gov. Brown – AB 2464

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed...
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Water Conservation Bill Moves to Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee...
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Calif. Bill to Disclose Permanent Spending Programs by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Clears Significant Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2220, a measure which would require disclosure to voters when...
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California Homemade Food Act by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Clears Assembly Floor with 56-17 Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Assembly Bill 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly Floor by a bipartisan vote of 56-17. The Act, which would allow for the sale of certain homemade, non- hazardous foods by creating a structure for 'cottage food operations,' now heads to the Calif. Senate.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Continues to Take a Stand Against Stadium Violence with AB 2464

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Bill (AB) 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed two committees this week, both by a strong bipartisan margin. On Monday, the Act passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, and on Wednesday, it passed the Assembly’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Green Fuels Bill Passes Key Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Bill 1900, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), a bill that would change the state's rules on Renewable Natural Gas, passed the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce on Monday by a vote of 11-1. The bill would change the rules for Renewable Natural Gas (also known as biomethane), a natural, renewable-energy source fuel. Current rules have been described by many as bizarre or simply counter-productive.
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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Water Conservation Bill Clears First Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee today by a vote of 11-1.

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Bill to Bring Back Vintage License Plates Clears Significant Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CA Assembly Bill (AB) 1658, a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles) that would allow car enthusiasts to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for 'classic' California license plates, passed its first legislative hurdle on Monday.

Three California Assemblymembers Initiate Federal Constitutional Amendment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assemblyman Michael Allen (D-Sonoma County), Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) have introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 32, 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.

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Biogas Bill Means Clean Air, Renewable Energy, and California Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) on Wednesday introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1900, a bill that would change California's laws pertaining to biogas. Biogas (also known as bio-methane) is natural gas produced by decomposing matter.

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Registration and Proof of Insurance on Their Smartphones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Bill 1708, amending the California Vehicle and Insurance Codes, to give California drivers the option to carry their proof of auto insurance and vehicle registration in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.

California Homemade Food Act Introduced in Calif. State Assembly Would Decriminalize Artisanal Food Production

SACRAMANTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), the Los Angeles Bread Bakers (LABB), and Proyecto Jardin are pleased to announce that Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D—Los Angeles) has introduced the California Homemade Food Act, AB 1616, in the California State Assembly.

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