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October 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — In the last round of legislative action in 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that will evaluate school lockdown drills.

October 13, 2019

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Canada Flintridge) announced early Sunday morning that SB 7, the “final nail in the coffin” for plans for a 710 freeway extension in Pasadena, has been signed by Governor Newsom.

October 13, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Sunday that will mandate a later morning start for most middle and high schools, choosing to side with pediatricians and the PTA rather than the state’s leading teachers union and groups representing school boards and superintendents.

October 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California will require health insurance companies to cover the cost of fertility procedures for patients undergoing treatment that can make it difficult to have children, such as chemotherapy, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday.

September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019 - SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in urging Congress to enact Jaime’s Law. The law would change federal law to require background checks for ammunition purchases and prevent the purchase of ammunition...

Press Releases

October 14, 2019

Sacramento, California Our Kids win today as State Senator Anthony J. Portantinos (D – La Cañada Flintridge) school start time bill SB 328 has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. California will become the...

October 13, 2019

Sacramento, California Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) has proudly announced that SB 7 has been signed by Governor Newsom.  This final legislative outcome is the culmination of over 20 years of dedication the Senator...

October 11, 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) sensible gun control bills SB 61 and SB 376 have been signed by Governor Newsom.

October 9, 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) post release services referral program bill SB 620 has been signed by Governor Newsom. The bill was suggested and sponsored by the Pasadena Police Department and would allow local law enforcement...

October 9, 2019

Sacramento, California – Last night, the Glendale Community College Armenian Genocide Commemoration Bill, SB 568, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Prior to the passage of SB 568, GCC...