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Monday, March 25 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 302 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), to reestablish a trade office between California and Armenia passed the State Senate Business and Professions Committee.  The bill received bi-partisan support and garnered a unanimous vote.   Armenian Consul General Armen Baibourtian flew to Sacramento to offer testimony in favor of the proposal.

Thursday, March 21 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) will be presenting SB 302, the Armenian/California International Trade and Investment Office Bill, before the Senate Business and Professions Committee on Monday, March 25, 2019.   SB 302 seeks to officially reestablish the trade office between California and Yerevan.  The office was originally created by Senator Jack Scott but terminated by Governor Schwarzenegger.  The Senate Business and Professions Committee is the first legislative hurdle for the bill.  

Thursday, March 14 2019

Sacramento, CA – At the request of State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, the California State Senate Rules Committee re-authorized the State Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. The Committee aims to explore innovative ways of strengthening cultural and economic ties between our great state, Armenia and Artsakh.  Senator Portantino will continue chairing the committee throughout the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Wednesday, March 13 2019

Sierra Madre, California – On March 11, 2019, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) hosted the first of two Senior Seminars with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Office of State Controller Betty Yee, and the Office of Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, at the Hart Park House Senior Center in Sierra Madre. The representatives from each office shared information on different programs and services offered and answered numerous clarifying questions. Over 40 seniors attended Monday’s senior seminar.

Tuesday, March 12 2019

Claremont, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) co- hosted a Gun Violence Legislation discussion with The League of Women Voters - Mt. Baldy Chapter, Pomona College’s Department of Politics, Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action this past Sunday on the Pomona College Campus.  The event was part of the League of Woman Voters Mt. Baldy Area’s Yearlong Speaker Series. Panelists shared public policy insights, new perspectives and reform ideas from the Senator and local community activists.