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Thursday, August 29 2019

SACRAMENTO—SB 568, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate Floor for final action. SB 568 would help Glendale Community College offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24th. April 24 is the day the worldwide Armenian Community commemorates the Armenian Genocide.

Monday, August 26 2019

Senator Anthony J. Portantino Expresses Concerns with Ethnic Studies Curriculum Draft:  – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) sent a letter to the California Department of Education detailing his concerns regarding the current draft of the department’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

Thursday, August 15 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J Portantino’s (D - La Cañada Flintridge) is pleased that the student suicide prevention effort created by SB 972 is in effect for the 2019/2020 school year.  

“As a father, I don’t want to ever read another story in the paper about a teen who took his or her life.  I am hopeful that for students struggling with depression and grappling with suicidal thoughts, having this resource readily available will save a life.  It’s a simple idea that should have a significant impact,” commented Senator Portantino.

Sen. Portantino's SB 600: Health care coverage: fertility preservation.
Thursday, August 15 2019

SB 600 requires an individual or group health care service plan (health plan) contract or health insurance policy, as specified, to include coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a medically necessary treatment may cause iatrogenic infertility to an enrollee or insured. States that the provisions of this bill are declaratory of existing law.