Press Releases

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Legislation to Assist Coastal Communities with Climate Change Passes 1st Committee

Monday, March 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO — In an effort to assist coastal communities with adaptation to climate change, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 11-0 to pass Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ Assembly Bill 65 (AB 65) on Monday, March 25, 2019. Proposition 68, approved by California voters on June 5, 2018, authorizes $40 million to address sea-level rise; and AB 65 prioritizes projects that utilize green-natural infrastructure for coastal adaptation.

Statement from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris on Reports of Newport-Mesa Students Saluting a Swastika

Monday, March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), released the following statement regarding social media postings involving students who displayed anti-Semitic symbols:

“I am heartsick and disturbed seeing kids in our community engage in anti-Semitism. I find the casualness of their bigotry and hate particularly concerning. This is not normal and we can’t turn a blind eye. We must do a better job educating our kids—there is no room in our society for hate.