Press Releases

Statement from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris on 2019-20 Budget Bill

Thursday, June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, released the following statement after voting for Assembly Bill 74, the 2019-20 state budget bill passed today, June 13, 2019. 

“I am pleased with the balance in the 2019-2020 budget. With careful attention to state and local issues, we have crafted a budget that will strengthen state reserves, enhance budget resiliency and create economic opportunity to fuel California’s long-term growth.

Bi-Partisan Legislative Substance Abuse Treatment Working Group Announced - Tackling the Opioid & Substance Abuse Epidemic

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, a bipartisan group of legislators announced a new Legislative Substance Abuse Treatment Working Group formed to address the challenges confronting California’s addiction treatment industry.  Members include, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, Senators Patricia Bates, Jerry Hill, and Henry Stern, and Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, Tasha Boerner Horvath, William P. Brough, Tom Daly, Kevin McCarty and Marie Waldron.

California State Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt First Informational Hearing

Friday, May 17, 2019

IRVINE, CA – Today, Friday, May 17, 2019, the California Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt chaired by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris hosted the first informational hearing on the student debt crisis, bringing student borrower and expert voices to the forefront of this conversation. The event was co-hosted by NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UC Irvine and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI).

California State Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt to Hold First Informational Hearing

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hearing will Discuss “The Changing Face of the Student Debt Crisis in California”

IRVINE, CA – On Friday, May 17, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and members of the Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt will host the first informational hearing on the student debt crisis. The event is co-hosted by NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UCI and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI).

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.