Press Release

Orange County Assemblymember Promotes Access to Birth Control for All Californians

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

AB 1264 Will Reduce Barriers and Expand Access to Birth Control to Address Unmet Need

SACRAMENTO – To expand access to birth control and enable providers to truly meet patients where they are, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is authoring AB 1264 that will allow people to safely access birth control via phone apps. AB 1264 is simply seeking to clarify vague telehealth law related to safely prescribing medication. The bill was approved by the Assembly Business & Professions Committee today on a 16-0 bipartisan vote. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Petrie-Norris Measure Prioritizes Green Infrastructure Projects Along the Coast

State Assembly Votes to Invest in Green Infrastructure

Monday, April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO — In a commitment to investing in Green Infrastructure along California’s coastal communities, the State Assembly unanimously approved Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ Assembly Bill 65 (AB 65) on Monday, April 22, 2019. Proposition 68, approved by California voters on June 5, 2018, authorizes $40 million to address coastal adaptation; and AB 65 prioritizes projects that utilize green-natural infrastructure for coastal adaptation.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Planned Parenthood Rally

Planned Parenthood Rally

Assembly Bill 526 Passes 1st Policy Committee - Increasing Medi-Cal Enrollment for Vulnerable Women, Infants, and Children

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) has introduced AB 526 which would authorize express lane enrollment from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to Medi-Cal. Today, April 9, 2019, AB 526 passed the Assembly Health Committee 15-0.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

By John Myers - Apr 09, 2019

California lawmakers from both major parties pushed Tuesday for a closer look at technology and security mishaps in last year’s launch of the state’s new voter registration system at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

“We have to get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible,” Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield) said. “We can’t tolerate mismanagement and poor leadership.”

The demands for new scrutiny came in response to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times which found a number of problems — from computer programming errors to an attempted hacking attempt last year, traced to servers in Croatia.

Some who worked on the high-profile “motor voter” project said they felt pressure to turn on the system in time for the June 2018 statewide primary. The completion date for the effort was moved up by three months, a fateful decision that left less time for testing the equipment and training DMV employees.

Assembly Health Committee Approves Calderon and Petrie-Norris Bill Aimed At Empowering Female Patients During Pelvic Exams

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Health Committee approved Assembly Bill 1030 today with bipartisan support. AB 1030 is a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, which requires the California Medical Board and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to develop an informational pamphlet for patients undergoing a gynecological pelvic examination.