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Monday, October 21 2019

Sacramento, California–Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) has finished a very successful 2019 legislative session with a positive and productive result for the residents of the 25th Senate District and for the State of California.

Thursday, October 17 2019

Sacramento, California – SB 172 became the third important gun safety measure authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this year.  

Tuesday, October 15 2019

Sacramento, California–Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) bill SB 600 has been signed by the Governor. This valuable legislation ensures health insurance coverage for cancer patients and others fighting disease who want the option to protect their fertility. Senator Portantino has been endeavoring for over a decade to solve this public health issue to help patients have fertility options. As a father, this issue has long been a passion for the Senator. 

Monday, 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 first state in the country to mandate that high schools and middle schools start later in the morning.  The bill is based on over three decades of research on teen health, sleep patterns and brain chemistry.  SB 328 seeks to align school start times with the biology of teens. Overwhelming research shows that when the school day starts later, our children are significantly healthier and perform better in school.  The California PTA sponsored and supported SB 328.  While pediatricians and researchers from across the country united behind the bill, it faced stiff opposition.  That opposition led to a veto from Gov. Brown last year.  This year, Gov. Newsom appropriately saw things differently and put our children’s health and welfare at the forefront of education policy.