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RELEASE: Legislation to Protect Substance Use Recovery Patients from Bad Actors Advances

AB 1158 Will Ensure Patients in Recovery are Protected Under Law

SACRAMENTO - In response to an 18% increase in overdoses nationwide, legislation to protect patients recovering from alcohol and substance use advances to the Assembly Floor. AB 1158, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will protect recovering patients from abusive practices by requiring licensed recovery and treatment facilities to maintain minimum insurance coverage.   

05.10.21 California Introduces Bill To Fight State Child Marriage Laws

Excerpted from KFBK Radio

By Sasha Margulies

California is one of 13 states that does not have a minimum age requirement for marriage. Child marriage is currently legal in 46 states, with only Delaware, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania setting the minimum age at 18 and eliminating all exceptions, according to Equality Now. Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris says she's introduced a bill to ban child marriage in the state.

05.09.21 Bill asks: How many children marry in California?

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Brooke Staggs

If you are younger than 18 in California you can’t get a tattoo, buy a Lottery ticket, or visit a tanning bed. But you can get married.

California is one of only 11 states that has no minimum age requirement for marriage.

RELEASE: Bill to Expand Domestic Violence Services Advances

AB 689 Will Modernize Hotline Services to Include Text and Chat

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

 

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