Press Release

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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Excerpted from Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) that will invest in ecofriendly infrastructure projects designed to protect coastal communities from sea-level rise.

Assembly Bill 65 will support projects such as adding kelp and sea grass to protect against greater wave impacts, shoring up land marshes and restoring natural ecosystems.

“The California coast is home to 840 miles of breathtaking beauty and nearly 70% of all Californians,” Petrie-Norris said in a statement. “And all of this is under threat from sea-level rise. We must be proactive and invest in smart solutions to safeguard our coast.”

RELEASE: Assemblywoman Petrie Norris’ Sea-Level Rise Legislation Signed by Governor - Bill Invests Millions in Green Infrastructure along California’s Coast

Friday, September 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO— In an effort to combat the effects of our climate crisis, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) authored Assembly Bill 65 which was signed into law by Governor Newsom today. AB 65 invests in Green Infrastructure along the California coast in order to combat sea-level rise.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Excerpted from NBC San Diego

By Lexie Michel

As the Santa Ana winds roll in, fighting fires quickly and efficiently is of the utmost importance. San Diego may soon benefit from a new program helping firefighters on the ground make informed decisions.

Orange County Fire Authority launched its new Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) on Sept. 1 and has been flying successful pilot missions of the new tool.

The FIRIS system uses a plane equipped with infrared and radar sensors that can see through smoke to provide real-time perimeter mapping and live high definition video of wildfires. The aircraft is dispatched at the first report of smoke and has successfully flown missions over the recent Tenaja Fire in Murrieta and the Ortega and Fossil fires in Orange County.

RELEASE: Bill to Protect State Records Signed into Law - AB 469 Improves Transparency and Preserves Sensitive Information

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO– Assembly Bill 469, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), passed both houses of the State Legislature with unanimous support and has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This bill will ensure that state records are consistently and properly managed by requiring each state agency to appoint a Records Management Coordinator.

RELEASE: Governor Newsom Signs AB 558 - Pro Bono Legal Services for Active Military Members now Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to address the legal services gap for active duty military, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, authored Assembly Bill 558, which requires the California State Bar to coordinate civil legal services for active duty service members and their families who otherwise cannot afford them.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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