Press Releases

RELEASE: Substance Abuse Recovery Patient Protection Bill Passed by the Legislature

AB 1158 Puts Patients Before Profits

SACRAMENTO – After one scheme out of Orange County ran up $60 million in fake charges before investigators at the California Department of Insurance stopped it, both houses of the California Legislature have passed legislation authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris to protect patients recovering from alcohol and substance abuse.

RELEASE: Gun Safety Legislation Passed by the Legislature

Bill to Protect Californians from Ghost Guns Heads to Governor
SACRAMENTO – After a year of increased gun violence, the California State Legislature has approved legislation that closes a dangerous loophole in California’s gun safety laws. AB 1057, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will allow for the seizure of ghost guns when an emergency Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) or Domestic Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) is served. The Governor has until October 10, 2021 to sign or veto bills.

RELEASE: Bill to Cut Unnecessary Green Tape Awaits Signature

Legislation to Protect California Coast from Sea-Level Rise Advances

SACRAMENTO - Legislation to cut unnecessary green tape and increase sea-level rise mitigation initiatives along the California coast heads to the Governor’s desk for signature after passing on the

RELEASE: Bill to Increase Access to Domestic Violence Services Signed Into Law

AB 689 Will Modernize Hotline Services to Include Text and Chat

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to expand access to domestic violence services, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, has been signed into law. AB 689 will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek help via text and other computer-based technologies.

RELEASE: Smart Parke Honored – Small Business Spotlight

SACRAMENTO – Smart Parke has been selected as part of the Small Business Spotlight for August in Assembly District 74. This Laguna Woods-based small business was founded in 2020 and provides dog/cat daycare and boarding services. From the safe suite structure to the spacious, clean interior and tons of outdoor space, Smart Parke was designed with a pet’s enjoyment in mind!