Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

Cottie Petrie-Norris

The Family Business Association of California has named Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris as its Outstanding Legislator for 2021 for her strong support of family businesses and efforts to improve California’s business climate. FBA released the following statement: Petrie-Norris, a Democrat, represents coastal Orange County. A businesswoman and community leader, she chairs …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

At the first oversight hearing held by the Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill, legislators evaluated if and how California law, regulations and protocols should be updated after the 25,000-gallon oil spill that occurred off California’s coast in early October. The responsible party, Amplify Energy, was invited to …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Legislation to cut unnecessary green tape and increase sea-level rise mitigation initiatives along the California coast heads to the Governor’s desk for signature after passing on the Assembly floor on a 63-0 vote. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 72 will establish a coordinated and efficient process for coastal adaptation …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In response to increasing rates of domestic violence reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, legislation to expand domestic violence services has received widespread, bipartisan support and is now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. AB 689, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

At a joint hearing held by the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SB&E) and the Jobs, Economic Development and Economy (JEDE) Committee; advocates, community development professionals, and business owners shared their perspectives on the challenges facing women- and minority-owned businesses during the latter stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. …continue reading

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At an informational hearing held by the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, legislators, economists, advocates and small business owners discussed the state of recovery for small businesses. As California emerges from the COVID-19 Pandemic, these experts highlighted critical challenges facing the small business community and offered specific policy …continue reading

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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, released the following statement after voting for Senate Bill 129, the 2021-22 state budget bill: “A budget is a statement of values, and this year’s budget opens windows of opportunity and invests billions in California’s future. “We’ve …continue reading

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Laguna Beach-based Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) is being honored by the State Legislature as the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 74. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing marine mammals and inspiring ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. To date, …continue reading

featured graphic for the re-election campaign of Cottie Petrie-Norris for California Assembly District 74 during COVID-19

Legislation to expand access to domestic violence services, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, has passed the Senate Public Safety with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 689 will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek help via text and other computer-based technologies. “An alarming 1 in 3 women in America experience …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In a critical step to end child marriage, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has introduced AB 1286 which passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. This bill requires counties to report the number of child marriages to the state on a quarterly basis. California is one of only 13 states …continue reading