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Tuesday, July 2 2019

“I’m outraged that some people would work so hard to put our school children in jeopardy by fighting this very sensible and appropriate law. Parents should not be worried about purchasing bulletproof backpacks or afraid of gun violence on our campuses when California has already put in place an effort to alleviate those concerns,” Portantino said.

The senator said the law does not discriminate against young people.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Gun owners’ rights groups are asking a federal judge to overturn a California law raising the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21.

The Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation sued Monday in federal court in San Diego, contending that those over 18 are legally adults and can’t be deprived of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, a former La Canada Flintridge city councilman,

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Tuesday, July 2 2019

Senate Bill 568, amendment authored and introduced by Senator Portantino, would allow Glendale Community College’s Governing Board to declare April 24 as the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day by campus closure.

Monday, July 1 2019

SB 7, authored by Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday. If approved by the full legislature, the bill would allow the purchase of surplus properties occupied by nonprofits along the former 710 freeway extension route at their current use value, and would prohibit Caltrans from implementing the tunnel or surface freeway options for the 710 gap closure.