Press Releases

Governor Signs Bill to Support Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

AB 2019 Gives Billions of State Dollars to Small Businesses Contracting With the State

SACRAMENTO – California small businesses are thanking Governor Newsom for signing AB 2019 (Petrie-Norris, D-Irvine) and wrapping up decades of advocacy that spanned 3 administrations. AB 2019 will require departments and agencies to have 25% of its contract dollars go to small businesses and keep them accountable for doing so.

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ Statement on Iran

It has been heartbreaking to watch the events unfold in Iran following the tragic and brutal killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Mahsa was simply wearing her hijab loosely when she was arrested, tortured and killed in the custody of the “Morality Police.” This shocking incident has sparked outrage and fury throughout Iran and the world.

Blackmarket Bakery Honored as Local Restaurant Spotlight

COSTA MESA Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris honored Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa for the restaurant spotlight for this month. This business started with one woman selling her baked goods at farmers markets.

Cracking Down on Loud Vehicle Noise Pollution

AB 2496 Awaits Signature on Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Across the state, noise pollution from loud vehicles has become a significant problem in local communities. According to observations by law enforcement, this noise pollution is often caused by custom-made or aftermarket equipment that modifies vehicle exhausts to exceed noise limits set by state law.


SANTA ANA – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer today announced the filing of misdemeanor charges against Amplify Energy, Beta Operating Company, and San Pedro Bay Pipeline (collectively, “Amplify”) for discharging approximately 25,000 gallons of petroleum from an underwater pip

70 Seniors Attend Scam Stopper Seminar in Irvine

IRVINE On Thursday, September 9, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and the Contractors State License Board hosted the Senior Scam Stopper Seminar at the Rancho Senior Center.

Studio C Florals — Local Business Spotlight

NEWPORT BEACH- Studio C Florals has been honored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris as the Local Business Spotlight for August. It is a woman owned small business that started in 2014.