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Alex Padilla Statement On His Election as California Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla released the following statement after being declared the winner in California's 2014 mid-term election...
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California Bill to Facilitate Texting to 911, Modernize Emergency Communications signed into Law – SB 1211

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Gov. Brown this past week signed Senate Bill 1211, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill moves...
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Landmark California Plastic Bag Ban Signed into Law – SB 270

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...
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California Legislation to Protect Healthcare Workers Signed into Law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) was signed by Governor Brown this week. The bill...
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Calif. Gov. Brown signs Computer Science Bill for California Students – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill...
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First Driverless Vehicle Permit Issued by DMV in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first...
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Calif. Legislature Approves Bill Focused on Seafood Mislabeling – SB1138

SACAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, the Calif. State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 1138. The bill, by Senator Alex...
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Plastic Bag Ban Would Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California, approved by Assembly – SB 270

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)...
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Calif. Legislation to Protect Healthcare Workers Headed to Governor – SB 1299

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."
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California Military Sexual Assault Legislation Signed by Governor Brown

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.
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State Legislature Approves California High School Advanced Computer Science Bill – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) won final legislative approval after a unanimous bipartisan vote of...
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Senate Bill Strengthening California Voting Rights Act Headed to Gov. Brown – SB 1365

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill that would strengthen the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is on its way to the desk of...
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Bill to Strengthen California Voting Rights Act Approved by State Assembly – SB 1365

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to strengthen voter protections under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was approved today by the State...
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Calif. Military Sexual Assault Legislation Headed to Governor Brown – SB 1422

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to remove investigations and prosecutions of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command is headed...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla to Welcome National Latino Leaders to NALEO’S 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will...
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Calif. Bill to Protect Workers from Heat Related Illnesses Headed to Governor Brown – SB 1360

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly approved SB 1360 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would require...
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Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Clears Assembly – AB 2282

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they'd gladly use recycled water to wash cars and...
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Bill Targeting Mislabeled Seafood Approved by California State Senate – SB 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Senate today approved Senate Bill 1138 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a vote of 36...
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California Senate Approves Military Sexual Assault Bill – Senate Bill 1422

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1422, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of...
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Violent Attacks at Two Los Angeles Area Hospitals Highlight Need for More Healthcare Worker Protections, says Padilla – SB 1299

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – The stabbing of two nurses in two Los Angeles area hospitals within hours Monday morning is a shocking...
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Calif. Bill Targeting Mislabeled Seafood Approved by Senate Health Committee – SB 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Health Committee today approved Senate Bill 1138 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which addresses the growing problem...
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Legislation Seeks UC and CSU Guidelines Allowing Computer Science Courses to Meet Admissions Requirements – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to allow high school advanced computer science courses to be counted towards core college admissions requirements was...
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Calif. Senator Padilla's Legislation Targets Mislabeled Seafood with Senate Bill 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla held a press conference at Taylor’s Market in Sacramento to announce Senate Bill 1138...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Issues Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon v. FEC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court decision in the case, McCutcheon...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla’s Statement Regarding Senate’s Vote Today to Suspend Senators

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate vote to suspend Senator Ron...
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Calif. Senator Padilla Seeks to Strengthen Political Reform Act including prohibition on running for more than one office at a time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), member of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, announced the introduction...
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Calif. Senator Padilla Announces Key Support for Statewide Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach)...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Highlights 2013 Legislative Accomplishments – Begins Final Year in State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will begin his final year in the Senate when the legislature reconvenes on...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill Providing Stable Funding for Pediatric Trauma Care Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 191. The new law extends stable funding for...
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Facilitate Modern, Public Voting Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 360 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown over the weekend. The...
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing Out-of-State Voting for Emergency Responders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 362 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The new law, authored by...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Expand Broadband Deployment in Remote Parts of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 740 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The legislation authorizes...
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Bill Calling for California Mental Health Education in Public Schools Signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 330, authored by Senator Alex Padilla was signed by Governor Brown today. The bill would improve...
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California Health Benefit Exchange to Register Eligible Voters under new law authored by Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On October 1, California is slated to be one of the first states in the nation to provide voter...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring Court Order to Interrupt Wireless Communication Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 380, a bill to prevent the arbitrary shutdown or interruption of cell phone service, was signed...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Sen. Padilla Bill to Create California Earthquake Early Warning System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which requires that the Office...
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Bill to Expand California Broadband Deployment to Un-served Areas Approved by Assembly – SB 740

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senate Bill 740 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved by the State Assembly. The legislation would...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla's Bill to Strengthen Landmark College Transfer Degree Law Headed to Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, SB 440 authored by Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) is headed to the Governor for his signature following...
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California State Assembly Approves Padilla Bill Calling for Mental Health Education in Public Schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 330, authored by Senator Alex Padilla was unanimously approved by the California State Assembly today. The...
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Calif. State Assembly Votes to Strengthen Landmark College Transfer Degree Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today unanimously approved SB 440 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill...
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Calif. Legislature Directs California Law Revision Commission to Review Government Access to Mobile and Web-based Customer Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, the California State Assembly gave final approval to Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima)....
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Calif. Bill to Empower Voters Signed into Law: Charter Measures Must be Placed Before Voters at Statewide General Elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 311, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed into law this week by Governor Jerry...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Better Prepare California Teachers by allowing up to two years of graduate level preparation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 5 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed today by Governor Brown. Specifically, SB 5 will...
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Calif. Senator Padilla Calls for Community Voice in Decommissioning of San Onofre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today at a hearing of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee regarding the...
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California use of Amber Alert System Focus of Statement by Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Chair of the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), today issued...
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Swan SONGS: Hearing Focuses on Challenges of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee held the first in a series of hearings focused on the...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Calls on Congress and President Obama to Act In Response to the Decision on the Voting Rights...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)...
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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Issues Statement on State Budget: Education Funding and English Learner Accountability Are Key Elements

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee released the following...
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California Bill to Protect Access to Wireless Communication Services Approved by Calif. Senate (SB 380)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Senate today approved SB 380 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of 35...
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Bill to Modernize California's Election System Approved by State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate today approved SB 361 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of 29...
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California slated to be first state in the nation to provide voter registration through Health Benefit Exchange similar to 'Motor Voter'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Health Benefit exchange is one of hundreds of state offices required to offer voter registration services under Senate...
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Bill to Allow Out-of-State Voting for California's Emergency Workers approved by Calif. Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Senate has approved SB 362 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill was passed with...
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California Senate Approves Stable Funding for State-wide Pediatric Trauma Care Centers (SB 191)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, the State Senate approved a bill that will provide stable funding for pediatric trauma care centers throughout...
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California Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Protect Genetic Privacy – no unauthorized DNA testing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved SB 222 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would establish the California...
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Calif. Senate Natural Resources Committee approves California Earthquake Early Warning Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Senate Natural Resources Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 9–0....
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Regulating Drones in California: State Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Padilla Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 15 by California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). SB 15 would establish...
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Calif. Environmental and Business Coalition supports Padilla Bill to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, at a State Capitol press conference, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was joined by a coalition of environmental...
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State Senator Alex Padilla announces Candidacy for California Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced his candidacy for the office of California Secretary of State with a...
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Padilla's California Earthquake Early Warning Bill Clears First Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif.Senate Governmental Organization Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 10 –...
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Kevin Ware's Injury Brings Renewed Focus to Injured Student-Athletes, says California State Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) called on the NCAA to raise their standards and adopt strong rules...

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