Press Releases

6.08.21 Letter Urging to the Governor to Increase Budget Reserves

Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) has signed on to a letter authored by her colleagues Assemblymembers Tim Grayson (D-Concord) and Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) urging Governor Gavin Newsom to increase reserves in the proposed 2021-22 State Budget.

RELEASE: Bill to Modernize Domestic Violence Hotlines Advances

AB 689 Will Expand Access to Services for Survivors

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

RELEASE: Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Unemployment Funds from Fraudsters

Bill to Thwart Prisoner Abuse of Unemployment Benefits Moves to Second House

SACRAMENTO – After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California's Employment Development Department (EDD).

RELEASE: Legislation to Cut Unnecessary Green Tape Passes 1st House

AB 72 Will Increase Sea-Level Rise Initiatives Along the Coast

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support in the Legislature, AB 72 – The 2021 Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act – passed out of the Assembly. AB 72, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will rationalize the regulatory approval process for critical coastal adaptation projects.

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.   

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.