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Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County honored as 2024 Nonprofit of the Year

2024 Nonprofit of the Year

Irvine, CA  Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris recognized Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County as the 73rd Assembly District 2024 Nonprofit of the Year during a Harvest Solutions Farm volunteer event in Irvine attended by 120 volunteers, who harvested 20,000 pounds of cabbage that will be

ABC 10: California legislators unite to support domestic violence bills

Sacramento, CA (June 12, 2024) - Beneath the shade of a massive redwood tree on California's Capitol, eight California legislators from both the assembly and senate convened Wednesday morning in support of several domestic violence bills attempting to become law.

The collaboration was led by Senator Susan Rubio and Senator Angelique Ashby. Accompanying them were Asm. Blanca E. Rubio, Asm. Jesse Gabriel, Asm. Blanca Pacheco, Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris, Asm. Mike Gipson and Asm. Eloise Reyes who all discussed these bills.

L.A. Focus: California Hosts Symposium to Connect Small Businesses with Billions of Dollars in Contracts

Los Angeles, CA (June 11, 2024) - In the fiscal year 2022-2023, over $961 million was awarded to small businesses in California. The participation goal, as mandated by AB 2019, was 25% but the state surpassed that mark by 9.4%.

AB 2019 was authored by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine). It codifies a 25% small business goal for state procurement and enhances the ability of state agencies to include small and underserved businesses in state contracting.

Spectrum News 1: California bill to require breathalyzers for anyone convicted of a DUI

Sacramento, CA (April 23, 2024) - Two years ago, Angel Renteria was walking her dog when she was struck by a drunk driver. At 16, she spent months on life support and lost the ability to walk or speak.

It's stories like Renteria's that have led Orange County Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris to author a bill to mandate anyone convicted of a DUI to install an interlock ignition device, or IID, such as a breathalyzer, in their vehicle.

ABC 10: California bill for DUI offenders to have breathing devices in cars passes committee

Sacramento, CA (April 23, 2024) - Rhonda Campbell with Mothers Against Drunk Driving says lawmakers have passed a new bill, AB 2210, out of the Public Safety Committee to tackle drunk driving.

After years of fighting to move the bill forward, MADD said the committee agreed to a pilot program covering five counties in California. It would ensure all DUI offenders, including first-timers, are required to install ignition interlock devices, or breathing devices, in their cars to prevent them from driving drunk. The current law doesn't apply to first-time offenders.