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Tuesday, June 5 2018

The passage of a California Senate bill advances the cause of including the Arroyo Seco Tributary into a larger watershed study in light of ongoing drought conditions.

The bill, SB 1126, authored by Pasadena-area Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, is designed to include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group plan.

The measure passed unanimously on Thursday, May 31, with 39 state senators voting for adoption.

Monday, June 4 2018

Sacramento, California– SB 1266 passed the California State Senate. The author, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, proposed SB 1266 to protect communities from residential burglaries by requiring ankle monitoring as a condition of payroll.

Friday, June 1 2018

Senate Bill 1100, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, would raise the required age to purchase a shotgun or a rifle, collectively known as long guns, from 18 to 21 throughout California

“I am proud that this important piece of legislation has passed the California State Senate,” Portantino said. “This bill sends a clear message to those in Washington who continue to ignore the cries for change to our gun laws. Here in California we create change and respond to gun violence with sensible control.”

Friday, June 1 2018

The California state Senate has passed SB 1100, authored by Pasadena-area state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, which would prohibit anyone from purchasing more than one firearm within a 30-day period in the state.

The bill also increases the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years.

Friday, June 1 2018

In a year when mass school shootings in Florida and Texas grabbed headlines and prompted student protests, a raft of proposed new gun regulations found little resistance from lawmakers in California, already home to some of the nation’s most extensive gun laws.