Press Releases

RELEASE: Legislation Expanding Senior Services Signed into Law - AB 1128 will Reduce Red Tape & Increase PACE Programs for Aging Californians

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bill 1128, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This bill will expand access to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by consolidating the responsibility of licensure functions within the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

RELEASE: California Governor Approves Bill to Expand Access to Birth Control - AB 1264 Clarifies Vague Telehealth Law for Patients

Friday, October 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic $100 million investment in reproductive health in the 2019-20 state budget, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ AB 1264, which clarifies vague telehealth law in order to reduce medically unnecessary barriers to telehealth prescribing, including oral contraceptives.

RELEASE: Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act Signed Into Law

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 963, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Over the last weeks of session, students from all over California came to advocate on behalf of AB 963, the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act, which will give California Universities and Colleges the necessary tools to increase civic engagement and participation in democracy among young voters.

Bill to Increase Access to Drought-Proof Water in OC Becomes Law

Thursday, October 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Bill 1752, authored by Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), ensures access to state bond and revolving funds to assist in the construction of the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project, which will provide drought-proof, local drinking water. This project will significantly enhance local water supplies while reducing the region’s 90% reliance on imported water. Today, AB 1752 was signed into law by Governor Newsom.

RELEASE: Assemblywoman Petrie Norris’ Sea-Level Rise Legislation Signed by Governor - Bill Invests Millions in Green Infrastructure along California’s Coast

Friday, September 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO— In an effort to combat the effects of our climate crisis, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) authored Assembly Bill 65 which was signed into law by Governor Newsom today. AB 65 invests in Green Infrastructure along the California coast in order to combat sea-level rise.

RELEASE: Bill to Protect State Records Signed into Law - AB 469 Improves Transparency and Preserves Sensitive Information

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO– Assembly Bill 469, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), passed both houses of the State Legislature with unanimous support and has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This bill will ensure that state records are consistently and properly managed by requiring each state agency to appoint a Records Management Coordinator.

RELEASE: Governor Newsom Signs AB 558 - Pro Bono Legal Services for Active Military Members now Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to address the legal services gap for active duty military, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, authored Assembly Bill 558, which requires the California State Bar to coordinate civil legal services for active duty service members and their families who otherwise cannot afford them.