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News Room: 2007-2008 Legislation

June 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Protect Coastal Areas

May 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free and No Texting Laws

March 2012

Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Cell phone law proves effective

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
California drivers finally put down those cellphones and are living to tell the tale

December 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011
U.S. Safety Board Urges Cellphone Ban for Drivers

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Simitian’s Consumer Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, August 19, 2011
Simitian’s Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed By Legislature, Goes to Governor For Approval

Monday, August 15, 2011
Legislature Passes Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free And Texting Laws

June 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Simitian Honored As A “Clean Power Champion” For 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011
Waging a years-long battle for more school funding

April 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Signing ceremony for Simtian’s 33% renewables bill

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Simitian’s Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed By Senate

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Simitian’s 33% Renewable Energy Bill Signed by Governor Brown

March 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Simitian’s 33% Renewable Energy Bill Clears Legislature

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
California Raises Renewable Energy Requirements

February 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Renewable energy ‘on’ switch

January 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
We’re meeting goals on renewable energy - but they should be higher

December 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Take three for 33 by 2020

August 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Simitian Welcomes EPA’s ‘No Discharge’ Ruling for Ships

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Governor must weigh in on state’s right to shield personal data

April 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010
A Cellphone Fine, Billed as Small, Is No Longer That

February 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010
Simitian Legislation To Strengthen Hands-Free/Texting Laws

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Highway Deaths and Crashes Drop in First Year of Hands-Free Cell Phone Law

Monday, February 01, 2010
Simitian Honored With Distinguished Leadership Award

January 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tracking down texters

November 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
PTSD treatment for vets shines light in dark corners

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Simitian Delta/Water Bill Approved By Legislature, Goes To Governor For Signature

October 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hang up and drive: State, city work to corral distractions while driving

September 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Palo Alto Online: Simitian attends summit on distracted driving

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Media Advisory: Simitian to Participate in D.C. Summit on Distracted Driving

July 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009
Texts while driving even more dangerous

Sunday, July 19, 2009
Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cellphone Risks

May 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Privacy Piracy interview with California State Senator Joe Simitian, 11th District

April 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Treating the Invisible Wounds of War

March 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Simitian says more clean energy is urgent

Saturday, March 07, 2009
Effective data can save money and kids

January 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009
New year means new laws taking effect

December 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
New Year to Bring Protections for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Veterans & Seniors

October 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Legislation Outlaws “Skimming” - Privacy Protection Signed Into Law

Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Legislation Outlawing Deceptive Sweepstakes Practices

September 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Delta Emergency Plan Signed Into Law - California’s “Katrina” Only A Matter Of Time

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Help Returning Vets

Monday, September 29, 2008
Simitian Bill Is “The Necessary Next Step To Improve Our Public Schools”

Monday, September 29, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Oil Spill Prevention Legislation

Monday, September 29, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian “Green Chemistry” Bill

Monday, September 29, 2008
Win for driving safety

Sunday, September 28, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Bill To Protect Childhood Victims of Sexual Abuse

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Bill To Expand Small Business Loan Program

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Bill To Prohibit Text Messaging While Driving

August 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008
Texting Bill on Schwarzenegger’s Desk

July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Global warming education bill didn’t deserve to be iced

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Lawmakers favor trees in feud over shaded solar panels

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Trees Vs. Solar Issue Put To Rest In The Capitol

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Gov. Schwarzenegger Reinforces Commitment to Protect Identity Theft Victims

Thursday, July 03, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Child Care Legislation:  Affordable Child Care For San Mateo County Gets New

Wednesday, July 02, 2008
California Expands Identity Theft Prosecution

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Bill To Toughen Identity Theft Prosecution

June 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008
Legislation Outlaws Text Messaging While Driving

May 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
PPIC Research Shows Hands-Free Law A Lifesaver

Wednesday, May 07, 2008
State Senate unanimously passes local’s veterans law

April 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Senate Approves “Trees Vs. Solar” Legislation 38-0

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
California proposes ocean rangers

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
State bill would require peace officers on cruise ships

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Legislation Targeting Cruise Ship Crime and Pollution Passes First Test

Thursday, April 03, 2008
Simitian’s Child Care Subsidy Pilot Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
To protect the children

March 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Simitian Announces “Oughta Be A Law” Contest Winners

Monday, March 24, 2008
Sex-abuse victims deserve equal rights to recourse

Monday, March 10, 2008
Simitian Bill Tackles Cruise Ship Crime, Pollution

Monday, March 10, 2008
Ocean Rangers Proposed for Cruise Ships

February 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Bill would require peace officers on cruise ships

Thursday, February 14, 2008
A new lesson for California students? Global warming

Friday, February 01, 2008
Simitian Bill Toughens Identity Theft Prosecution

Friday, February 01, 2008
Calif. Senate Passes Identity Theft Bill 40-0

January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Senate Strengthens California Privacy Protection Measure

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Senate Approves Simitian Bill to Teach Climate Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
‘What’s in it?’ Senate Thinks Californians Have a Right to Know

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Privacy Protection for RFID Documents Approved

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Simitian Proposes Bill to Teach Climate Change; Senate Vote Set for Wednesday

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Simitian bill would teach climate change

Monday, January 14, 2008
California must act to rescue a delta in severe distress

November 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007
At last, a home for unwanted drugs

October 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Law may cut schools’ construction costs

Monday, October 15, 2007
Governor Signs Simitian Tax Check-Off Bill to Continue Funding for Endangered Species Programs

Saturday, October 13, 2007
New law bars forced implants of ID chips

Saturday, October 13, 2007
NorCal Teen Inspires New Prescription Flushing Law

Friday, October 12, 2007
Simitian Bill to Ban ‘Tagging’ of Humans Signed into Law—“RFID” at Issue

Friday, October 12, 2007
Drug “Take-Back” Plan Signed by Governor; Environmental and “Pharming” Issues Addressed

Friday, October 12, 2007
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Streamline School Construction

Thursday, October 04, 2007
Bill to keep drugs out of drinking water needs only Schwarzenegger’s signature

September 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007
Guv signs law banning minors from using cell phones while driving

Thursday, September 13, 2007
Schwarzenegger Signs Teen Driver Cell Phone Ban (with video)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor to Sign Teen Cell Phone Bill

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Drug “Take-Back” Plan Headed To Governor; Environmental and “Pharming” Issues Addressed

Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Californians Against Waste Name Simitian 2007 “Legislator of the Year”

Monday, September 03, 2007
Safe labor (SB 362 Editorial)

August 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007
A wise call for road safety

Thursday, August 30, 2007
Simitian Bill to Ban ‘Tagging’ Humans Closer to Becoming Law - “RFID” at Issue

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Bill would ban cellphone use by teen drivers

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Law to mute teen drivers

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