Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In celebration of Earth Day, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris held a virtual press conference with leading scientists and advocates to highlight the risks threatening California’s coastal communities. The Assemblywoman highlighted legislative efforts to cut green tape and expand coastal protection. “On Earth Day we renew our focus on protecting and restoring …continue reading

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At a pivotal point in global pandemic response and recovery, the Assembly’s Revenue and Taxation Committee voted unanimously to support AB 593 which will incentivize the innovation of life-saving therapies, like the COVID-19 vaccine. The Golden State Innovation Act, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, restores critical tax incentives that make …continue reading

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With unanimous, bipartisan support, legislation to increase access to critical healthcare services has passed the Assembly’s Aging and Long-Term Care Committee. AB 540, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will help more seniors remain in their homes and in our communities by improving beneficiary awareness and increasing access to the Program …continue reading

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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has been appointed the new chair of the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. This Committee is dedicated to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them to innovate, growing the state’s economy and generating jobs in California. As more …continue reading