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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Issues Statement on State Budget: Education Funding and English Learner Accountability Are Key Elements

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee released the following statement regarding the state budget: “Today is an exciting day for California and for millions of K-12 students throughout the state. I commend Governor Brown for his vision in what I [...]

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California Bill to Protect Access to Wireless Communication Services Approved by Calif. Senate (SB 380)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Senate today approved SB 380 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of 35 to 2. The bill would set standards to prevent the arbitrary shutdown or interruption of cell phone service. The bill now moves to the Assembly for consideration. “SB 380 establishes a [...]

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Bill to Modernize California’s Election System Approved by State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Senate today approved SB 361 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of 29 to 9. The bill would modernize California’s voter registration system and increase online access to elections information. The bill now goes to the Assembly for consideration. “While many states provide online [...]

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California slated to be first state in the nation to provide voter registration through Health Benefit Exchange similar to ‘Motor Voter’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Health Benefit exchange is one of hundreds of state offices required to offer voter registration services under Senate Bill 35 by Calif. Senator Alex Padilla. Last year, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 35, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which expands voter registration by requiring that California come into [...]

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Bill to Allow Out-of-State Voting for California’s Emergency Workers approved by Calif. Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. State Senate has approved SB 362 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill was passed with a bipartisan vote of 30 to 7. The bill would empower the Governor and the Secretary of State to establish alternative means for emergency personnel to obtain a ballot and vote [...]

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California Senate Approves Stable Funding for State-wide Pediatric Trauma Care Centers (SB 191)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, the State Senate approved a bill that will provide stable funding for pediatric trauma care centers throughout the state. The bipartisan vote was 33 to 1. SB 191 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will allow counties to continue to collect funds for local emergency medical services, including pediatric [...]

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California Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Protect Genetic Privacy – no unauthorized DNA testing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved SB 222 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act, which would prohibit the unauthorized collection, analysis, transfer or storage of an individual’s genetic information. The bill now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. “Presently [...]

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Calif. Senate Natural Resources Committee approves California Earthquake Early Warning Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Senate Natural Resources Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 9–0. The bill would require the development of a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California. The measure now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. About 90% of the [...]

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Regulating Drones in California: State Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Padilla Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 15 by California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). SB 15 would establish standards for the domestic use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drones.” The federal government has taken action to accelerate both the public and commercial deployment of drones in [...]

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Calif. Environmental and Business Coalition supports Padilla Bill to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at a State Capitol press conference, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was joined by a coalition of environmental and business groups to show support for Senate Bill 405 (Padilla), which would “phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies.” The environmental and [...]

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State Senator Alex Padilla announces Candidacy for California Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced his candidacy for the office of California Secretary of State with a formal statement (text follows). “Today I am officially announcing my candidacy for Secretary of State. The strength of our democracy depends on the active involvement of all of our citizens. Last [...]

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Padilla’s California Earthquake Early Warning Bill Clears First Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif.Senate Governmental Organization Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 10 – 0. The bill would require the development of a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California. The measure now goes to the Senate Natural Resources Committee for consideration. “A fully [...]

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Kevin Ware’s Injury Brings Renewed Focus to Injured Student-Athletes, says California State Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) called on the NCAA to raise their standards and adopt strong rules that require continued academic and medical support for injured student-athletes. “My thoughts and prayers go out to Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware for a speedy and complete recovery,” said Senator Alex [...]

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Calif. Communications Networks During Emergencies and Natural Disasters Focus of Hearing – Padilla to Discuss Earthquake Early Warning System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee will speak at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) public hearing regarding challenges to the nation’s communications networks during emergencies and natural disasters, and how innovative technology can enhance communication during emergencies. Senator Padilla will focus his comments on [...]

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Padilla Legislation Would Facilitate Creation of California Public Voting Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced the introduction of SB 360, which would allow California counties to develop, own and operate public voting systems, subject to approval and certification by the California Secretary of State. Most California counties purchase their voting systems from one of five private vendors. The [...]

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Padilla Bill Would Protect the Voting Rights of Calif. Emergency Responders and Natural Disaster Volunteers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 362. The bill would empower the Governor and the Secretary of State to act to protect the voting rights of emergency personnel and volunteers who are dispatched to help with disaster relief efforts outside of California. California’s public safety and emergency [...]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Protect Public’s Access to Wireless Communication Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 380. The bill would prevent the arbitrary interruption of wireless communication services. “For decades, California law has required a court order to interrupt or shut down traditional telephone service. SB 380 would extend these protections to the modern mobile communications network [...]

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Bill to Protect Genetic Privacy introduced by Calif. Senator Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 222, which would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. SB 222 would prohibit the unauthorized collection, analysis, transfer or storage of an individual’s genetic information. “I strongly support and believe in the promise of genomic research to improve public health [...]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Help Prepare Tomorrow’s California Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 5. The bill would allow undergraduates to qualify for a teaching credential by earning a bachelor’s degree in education. The bill would also allow graduate level teaching programs to expand from one to two years. “Allowing students to earn [...]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Continue Funding for Emergency Pediatric Trauma Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 191 today. The bill would allow counties to continue to collect funds for local emergency medical services, including pediatric trauma care, at no cost to the general fund. Without the Padilla bill, many counties will lose their only source [...]

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Seismologist to Discuss Earthquake Early Warning System at Calif. Senate Distinguished Speaker Forum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Dr. Lucy Jones, Senior Science Advisor for Risk Reduction with United States Geological Survey (USGS), will be featured Monday as part of the Calif. State Senate’s Distinguished Speaker Forum. Her presentation will take place on the Senate Floor upon adjournment of Monday’s senate session. “Dr. Jones’ presentation provides a unique [...]

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TechAmerica Recognizes Calif. Senator Alex Padilla as California ‘Legislator of the Year’ for 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was recognized this week by TechAmerica, as the “California Legislator of the Year” for 2012. TechAmerica is the top bipartisan political network whose members represent some of the world’s leading technology companies including Google, Cisco, Facebook, Intel, Oracle, eBay and Microsoft. Senator Padilla was chosen [...]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Legislation to Create Earthquake Early Warning System in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Three weeks ago, the California Institute of Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology published a study concluding for the first time that a statewide California earthquake involving both the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas may be possible. This morning I introduced legislation to [...]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Spur Job Creation in California – Incentivize Investment in Advanced Manufacturing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 1128 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in California by allowing sales and use tax exemptions on the purchase of manufacturing equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2013.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ – goes into effect on January 1, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1525 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law, known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights”, will require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million a year in media revenues to provide specific protections to college-athletes.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s English Learner Reform Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they receive for each school and district.

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Calif. Governor Brown to Sign Padilla’s Driverless Vehicle Bill today at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View

MOUTNAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown will sign SB 1298 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The bill will establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles on California’s roads and highways.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Expand Voter Registration – California Acts While Other States Move to Restrict Voting and Voter Registration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 35 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will facilitate voter registration and further California’s compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly known as Motor Voter. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2013.

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Padilla Bill to Require Translation of Ballot Initiatives and Petitions Approved by California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved Senate Bill 1233 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). SB 1233 would require that the Attorney General issue a title and summary of all ballot initiatives and petitions in all languages covered by the …

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California State Assembly Approves Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’- Senate Bill 1525

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights,” would require universities located in California that …

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Calif. Bill SB 1160 to Protect Public’s First Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Headed to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Senate today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 34 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla, the bill would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services used …

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Bill to Protect Public’s 1st Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Passed by California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 69 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla, the bill would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services used for …

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Padilla’s California ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Assembly Appropriations Committee today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights” would require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million …

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Calif. Driverless Vehicle Legislation Moves Forward – Senator Padilla Bill Would Establish Safety and Performance Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 1298, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was passed by the Assembly Transportation Committee today on a bipartisan 12 to 0 vote. The bill would establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles …

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Calif. Assembly Committee Kills Bill That Would Expedite Dismissal of Problem Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/–– The Assembly Education Committee yesterday killed SB 1530, a bill that would have narrowly modified the dismissal process in cases where a teacher has been accused of sex, violence or drug offenses involving children. The Padilla Bill would have empowered school …

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Calif. Bill to Protect Public’s First Amendment Rights and Access to 911 Services Passed by Key Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce today approved SB 1160 authored by Senator Alex Padilla with unanimous bipartisan support. SB 1160 would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services used for calling 911 in an …

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Calif. Senator Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights” would require universities located in California …

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Padilla Bill to Require Translation of Ballot Initiatives and Petitions Approved by Calif. Assembly Elections Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 1233 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved by the Assembly Elections Committee today. SB 1233 would require the Attorney General to issue a title and summary of all ballot initiatives and petitions in all languages …

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Padilla Bills Approved by State Senate, including SB 1108, SB 1233, and SB 1530

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The State Senate on Tuesday approved SB 1108 on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 39 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. The bill now moves to the State Assembly for consideration.

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Calif. State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Public’s First Amendment Rights and Access to Communication Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Senate on Friday passed SB 1160 authored by Senator Alex Padilla with unanimous bipartisan support 32 to 0. SB 1160 would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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California Senate Paves Way for Driverless Cars – Legislation by Senator Padilla Would Establish Safety and Performance Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 1298, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was passed by the State Senate today with unanimous bipartisan support. The vote was 37-0. The bill would establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles on California roads and highways. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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California Genetic Privacy Bill Moves Forward – Padilla’s SB 1267 to Protect a Person’s DNA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California’s Senate Judiciary Committee today passed Senate Bill 1267, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. The measure now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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Padilla Bill to Comply California with Federal Voting Rights Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that his bill, SB 1233 (Padilla) was passed by the Senate Elections Committee. The bill would require ballot initiative petitions to be provided in other languages. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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Senate Education Committee Approves Padilla Bill to Protect California School Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. Senate Education Committee today approved SB 1530 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill expedites and elevates the dismissal process for teachers and other certificated employees whose misconduct is serious and egregious. SB 1530 won the unanimous support of the committee. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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Calif. Bills to Protect the Public’s Access to Communications Services Passed by Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee today passed SB 1160 and SB 1161 authored by Senator Alex Padilla with unanimous bipartisan support 13 to 0 and 12 to 0. SB 1160 would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communications service. SB 1161 would affirm California’s growing role as the leader of the global Internet economy.

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Calif. Senate Committee Approves Padilla Advanced Manufacturing Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Governance and Finance committee today approved Senate Bill 1128 (Padilla) on a 7 to 0 vote. The bill would encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in California by allowing sales and use tax exemptions on the purchase of manufacturing equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector. The bill will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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California Autonomous Vehicle Bill Moves Forward: Senator Padilla Bill would Establish Standards for Testing and Operation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — CA Senate Bill 1298, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate Transportation Committee today on an 8 to 0 vote. The bill would establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.

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Calif. Senator Padilla Bill to Protect Against Telecom Service Interruption

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today introduced SB 1160 to protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of telecommunications service. Continue reading

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California Senate Established New Select Committee on English Learners – Senator Alex Padilla Named Chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today that he has been named Chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on English Learners. The committee will focus its efforts on how to improve the academic success of California’s 1.5 million English Learner students. Continue reading

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Calif. Senator Padilla Announces Legislation to Prohibit the Sale of Tobacco Products within 600 Feet of a School

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that he will move forward with Senate Bill 331, which would prohibit new tobacco retailers from locating within 600 feet of a school.

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Calif. Senator Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Require Increased Support for Health and Education of Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the same day as the college football national championship game, California State Senator Alex Padilla announced he will be introducing legislation that would require that student-athletes injured during their college career be provided the necessary medical and financial support to complete their degree.

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Calif. Senator Padilla Held Hearing in Fresno Today Regarding California’s Broken English Learner System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Select Committee on College and University Admissions and Outreach, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) held a hearing today in Fresno at the Fresno Board of Education.

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Calif. Senate Energy Committee Chair Alex Padilla to Hold Oversight Hearing on Unspent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee announced today that he will hold an oversight hearing on Monday, October 31 at 10 a.m. in room 3191 in the State Capitol.

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Statement from Calif. Senator Padilla on Continuation of Sales and Use Tax Exemption Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee released a statement today regarding action taken by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA), Chaired by State Treasurer Bill Lockyer.

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Calif. Senators Padilla and Wolk to Hold Oversight Hearing Focusing on Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and the Committee on Governance and Finance, Chaired by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will hold a joint hearing in Sacramento tomorrow to review implementation of California’s Advanced Transportation and Alternative Source Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Help California’s 1.5 million English Learner Students Achieve English Proficiency

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 753 into law Saturday. The new law, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), removes barriers California’s English Learners face when working to achieve English proficiency. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Senator Padilla’s Anti-Piracy Legislation – new law will help reduce music and movie piracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 550 (Padilla) Sunday. The new law will help reduce music and movie piracy by allowing inspections and verification to ensure that large-scale disc replicating plants are complying with California anti-piracy laws.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline Environmental Review and Fast-Track Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Taking action to fast-track the creation of thousands of jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday signed legislation to streamline environmental review for key construction projects. The two bills, signed during a ceremony at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium, are expected to drive hundreds of millions in economic investment while ensuring all projects meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Accelerate NFL Stadium/Convention Project Development Promises Thousands of Jobs in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will accelerate the approval process for an NFL football stadium and a modernized convention center in downtown Los Angeles.

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California Senate Approves Padilla’s Los Angeles NFL Stadium Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 292 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will help bring a new stadium and convention center to downtown Los Angeles and create more than 23,000 jobs, including 12,000 jobs during the construction process and another 11,000 permanent jobs when finished. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

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Calif. Governor Signs Senator Padilla’s Smoke-Free Rental Housing Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today that Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 332. This new law expands the availability of smoke-free housing in California by allowing landlords to prohibit smoking in rental units. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.

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Calif. Gov. Signs Padilla Bill to Prevent Genetic Discrimination – Unruh Civil Rights Act Modernized to Reflect 21st Century

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown Tuesday night. The new law will protect Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on an individual’s genetic information. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.

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Calif. Senator Padilla Legislation on the Move: Two Bills Signed by Governor Brown with More on the Way

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Pacoima) ambitious legislative agenda has already achieved some success this year with the Governor signing two of his bills and more working their way through the Legislature. Find below some of the highlights and status of pending legislation by Senator Padilla.

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Padilla Bill to Criminalize Cell Phones in California Prisons Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 26, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday with unanimous bipartisan support. SB 26 would crack down on the smuggling and possession of cell phones and other wireless communication devices in California prisons. The bill now goes to the full Assembly for consideration.

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Calif. State Senate Approves Padilla Bill to Prevent Genetic Discrimination

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved with strong bipartisan support by the State Senate today. The bill protects Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information in California. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

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Calif. State Assembly Approves Padilla Bill to Prevent Genetic Discrimination

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved with strong bipartisan support by the State Assembly today. The bill protects Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information in California. The legislation now goes back to the Senate for concurrence and then to the Governor for his signature.

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Prohibit Violent Felons from Possessing Body Armor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after signing SB 408 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which prohibits violent felons from possessing body armor such as bullet proof vests:
“Public …

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