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RELEASE: 2021 Nonprofits of Distinction

IRVINE – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has named five Nonprofits of Distinction for 2021: Power of One Foundation (Costa Mesa), Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (Huntington Beach), Miracles for Kids (Irvine), Age Well (Laguna Woods) and Project Self Sufficiency (Newport Beach).

RELEASE: Small Business Spotlight: Honoring the Wee Loft

NEWPORT BEACH – The Wee Loft, a local European Toy Shop, has been selected as part of the Small Business Spotlight for Assembly District 74. For more than 37 years, this Corona Del Mar-based small business has been dedicated to sparking happiness for kids in Orange County.
 

RELEASE: Legislation Expanded to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Ghost Guns

AB 1057 Passes California Senate Public Safety

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has expanded legislation to close a critical loophole in Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) to also cover Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs). AB 1057 will allow for ghost guns to be seized when an individual is deemed to be an extreme risk to themselves or others, or if a person has perpetrated abuse or threats of abuse.

RELEASE: Substance Abuse Treatment Patient Protection Bill Advances in the Senate

AB 1158 Leverages Insurance Requirements to Protect Patients

SACRAMENTO — In response to an 18% increase in overdoses nationwide, legislation to protect patients recovering from alcohol and substance use has passed out of the Senate Insurance Committee and Senate Health Committee with unanimous support.

RELEASE: Bill to Cut Green Tape Advances

AB 72 Will Expand Projects to Combat Sea-Level Rise

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to protect the California Coast, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee unanimously passed AB 72 authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. AB 72, the Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act of 2021, cuts green tape by establishing a coordinated and efficient process for coastal adaptation permitting.

RELEASE: Bill to Help Seniors Remain in Their Homes Advances

AB 540 Will Increase Access to Safer, Less Costly Nursing Home Alternative

SACRAMENTO — The Senate Health Committee has passed legislation to increase access to wraparound healthcare services that enable seniors to age in the comfort of their own communities instead of nursing homes. AB 540 will help thousands of California’s growing population of seniors by improving beneficiary awareness and access to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). 

RELEASE: EDD Fraud Prevention Measure Passes Public Safety Committee

Legislation Will Safeguard Taxpayer Unemployment Funds

SACRAMENTO – After more than $810 million taxpayer dollars were stolen last year, a bill to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California's Employment Development Department (EDD) passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.

 

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