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RELEASE: Legislature Passes Bill Seeking Local Input in Future Use of Fairview Developmental Center - AB 1199 Passes Senate Floor with Bi-Partisan Unanimous Support

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to ensure local input is considered regarding the future use of Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, California, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris authored Assembly Bill 1199, which would require the Department of General Services (DGS) to hold a public hearing. Today, AB 1199 passed the Senate Floor 40-0, receiving final approval from the Legislature with strong bi-partisan support.

RELEASE: Governor Newsom Signs Climate Resiliency Bill into Law - AB 1011 Incentivizes Habitat Restoration Projects to Protect California’s Coast

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 has worked with the Coastal Commission to pass Assembly Bill 1011 to provide fee-waivers to 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The bill was unanimously approved by the legislature and was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

STATEMENT: SB 276 - Immunizations: medical exemptions.

As an Assemblywoman and as a mom, taking care of California’s kids is my number one priority.

The goal of SB 276 is to ensure that California students are vaccinated and protected from preventable, life-threatening diseases like measles, polio and whooping cough.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Costa Mesa mural seeks to inspire solutions for O.C.’s homeless population

Excerpted from Los Angeles Times

By Bradley Zint

Local officials and activists gathered Saturday morning to unveil a new mural at a historic Costa Mesa church that aims to raise awareness for helping Orange County’s homeless population.

The artwork by Brian Peterson and Damin Lujan at First United Methodist Church was completed in three days on a small structure housing telecommunications equipment in the church’s parking lot.

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

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 1264, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), will increase access to birth control by allowing Californians to be prescribed birth control via a smartphone app with fewer barriers. Today, AB 1264 was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate 35-2 and is now headed to the Assembly for a concurrence vote.