Press Releases

ASDVISORY: Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris Convening Oversight Hearings - Focus on Professional Licensing and State Mental Health Funding

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is working to better understand issues facing Californians in order focus the Committee’s oversight efforts.

RELEASE: Climate Resiliency Bill Approved by the Legislature-- AB 1011 Incentivizes Habitat Restoration Projects to Protect the California Coast

Monday, August 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to incentivize nonprofits to undertake projects that provide habitat restoration and improved public access to coastal resources, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D–Laguna Beach) is working with the Coastal Commission on AB 1011 to provide fee-waivers to nonprofits. This legislation was unanimously approved by the Senate (39-0) and is now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature.

RELEASE: Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris’ First Bill Signed by Governor Newsom - AB 608 Enhances Efficiency in Property Tax Administration

Monday, July 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris’ first bill. Assembly Bill 608 will go into effect January 1, 2020 and will save money for both local governments and small business owners.

RELEASE: Legislation Addressing Legal Services Gap for Active Duty Members Passes Senate Policy Committees - Bill expands coordination of pro bono legal services for Active Duty Members and their families

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On a 6-0 vote with bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 558, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D–Laguna Beach), passed out of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee July 9, 2019. The bill also received unanimous support in Senate Judiciary Committee on July 2, 2019. AB 558 seeks to fill the need for legal services for active duty military members. Current law requires the California State Bar to coordinate pro bono legal services for veterans.

RELEASE; Bill to Establish the Ecosystem Resilience Program Advances - Watershed Protection for Now & the Future

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) is carrying Assembly Bill 933, which will establish the Ecosystem Resilience Program within the Department of Conservation to provide funding for Watershed Coordinators to develop and implement watershed improvement plans. AB 933 passed the Senate Natural Resources  and Water Committee today, July 9, 2019, on a 7-1 vote.

RELEASE: Bill to Help Seniors Remain in their Homes Receives Unanimous Support - Changes Will Enhance Service Delivery and Streamline PACE Programs

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) is authoring Assembly Bill 1128 which will help more seniors remain in their homes and in our communities, by streamlining the licensing for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) facilities. Today, AB 1128 passed on a bipartisan vote in the Senate Health Committee.

RELEASE: Bill to Strengthen Patient Protections in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment Advances - Department of Health Care Services to Play a Critical Role in New State Effort

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assembly bills (AB) 919 and 920, authored by Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), passed out of the Senate Health Committee today with bipartisan support. Both bills aim to increase patient protections in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment facilities.