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RELEASE: Legislation Expanding Senior Services Signed into Law - AB 1128 will Reduce Red Tape & Increase PACE Programs for Aging Californians

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bill 1128, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This bill will expand access to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by consolidating the responsibility of licensure functions within the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

RELEASE: California Governor Approves Bill to Expand Access to Birth Control - AB 1264 Clarifies Vague Telehealth Law for Patients

Friday, October 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic $100 million investment in reproductive health in the 2019-20 state budget, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ AB 1264, which clarifies vague telehealth law in order to reduce medically unnecessary barriers to telehealth prescribing, including oral contraceptives.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Op-Ed: Rogue Rehab Facilities Need State Oversight

Friday, October 11, 2019

Excerpted from Orange County Register

By Cottie Petrie-Norris

The scope and scale of America’s opioid crisis is staggering, and thousands lose the battle with opioid addiction each year in California alone.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 130 Americans die from opioids every single day. Far too many of us know and love someone in our community or family who has suffered the consequences.

MS. MAGAZINE: Groundbreaking Student Voter Bill Signed into Law in California

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Excerpted from Ms. Magazine

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 963, the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act, into law yesterday. The bill, authored by Assembly member Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), calls for historic investment to increase civic engagement among the state’s 3.1 million students enrolled at 147 public universities and colleges.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Political Landscape: Laguna receives $1M from state to remove and modify vegetation that could fuel wildfires

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Excerpted from Los Angeles Times

Laguna Beach will receive $1 million from the state to fund local efforts aimed at removing or replacing vegetation that could provide fuel for wildfires, officials announced this week.

RELEASE: Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act Signed Into Law

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 963, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Over the last weeks of session, students from all over California came to advocate on behalf of AB 963, the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act, which will give California Universities and Colleges the necessary tools to increase civic engagement and participation in democracy among young voters.

Bill to Increase Access to Drought-Proof Water in OC Becomes Law

Thursday, October 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Bill 1752, authored by Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), ensures access to state bond and revolving funds to assist in the construction of the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project, which will provide drought-proof, local drinking water. This project will significantly enhance local water supplies while reducing the region’s 90% reliance on imported water. Today, AB 1752 was signed into law by Governor Newsom.

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