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6.08.21 Letter Urging to the Governor to Increase Budget Reserves

Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) has signed on to a letter authored by her colleagues Assemblymembers Tim Grayson (D-Concord) and Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) urging Governor Gavin Newsom to increase reserves in the proposed 2021-22 State Budget.

RELEASE: Bill to Modernize Domestic Violence Hotlines Advances

AB 689 Will Expand Access to Services for Survivors

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to expand access to domestic violence services, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, has passed the Senate Public Safety with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 689 will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek help via text and other computer-based technologies.

CA Assembly passes EDD bill aimed at preventing prison fraud

Excerpted from KCRA3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The assembly passed bills on Wednesday addressing reform of the state's troubled Employment Development Department.

Assembly Bill 110 would require that EDD cross-reference records of those incarcerated with the unemployment records and applications.

After a KCRA 3 investigation revealed the rampant fraud being perpetrated against the state's unemployment department, district attorneys across the state started their own investigation.

OP-ED: This is the moment to reform senior care

Excerpted from CalMatters

By Cheryl Wilson

Seniors want care choices and services keeping them in their homes and policymakers are waking up to that fact. The Program for All-Inclusive Care — a California creation — accomplishes this by combining medical and home care, transportation, and other services. 

RELEASE: Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Unemployment Funds from Fraudsters

Bill to Thwart Prisoner Abuse of Unemployment Benefits Moves to Second House

SACRAMENTO – After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California's Employment Development Department (EDD).

State Bill Seeks to Close Restraining Order Ghost Gun Loophole

Excerpted from NBC7

By Alexis Rivas

“When I found out these ghost guns are not subject to California’s gun violence restraining orders,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (74th District - Orange County). “I was shocked, and I knew something had to be done to close this dangerous loophole”

Petrie-Norris worked with Friedman to author State Bill 1057, which classifies ghost gun parts as weapons that could be seized through a GVRO.

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RELEASE: Legislation to Cut Unnecessary Green Tape Passes 1st House

AB 72 Will Increase Sea-Level Rise Initiatives Along the Coast

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support in the Legislature, AB 72 – The 2021 Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act – passed out of the Assembly. AB 72, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will rationalize the regulatory approval process for critical coastal adaptation projects.

 

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