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News Room: 2005-2006 Legislation

May 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012
Seniors Honor Simitian for Financial Abuse Protections

Thursday, May 17, 2012
State Senate Unanimously Passes Simitian Drug Redistribution Bill

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

Monday, March 05, 2012
Research Confirms Effectiveness of California’s Distracted Driving Laws

February 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
Simitian Legislation Creates Largest Coastal No-Discharge Zone in the Nation

Monday, February 13, 2012
EPA Bans Ships from Dumping Waste off State Coast

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Simitian Bill To Curb DXM “Robotripping” Signed Into Law By Governor

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

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Simitian Bill To Curb DXM “Robotripping” Goes To Governor For Approval

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

June 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011
Simitian Bill To Expand Access To Small Claims Court Sent To Governor For Approval

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

May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Senate Passes Simitian Bill to Expand Access to Small Claims Court

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Simitian Bill to Curb DXM “Robotripping” Receives Senate Support

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Gov. Brown signs law requiring 33% of energy be renewable by 2020

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Governor signs ambitious renewable energy legislation

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

March 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Renewable-energy bill passed by Legislature

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
California lawmaker seeks stiffer fines for drivers on phones

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

Thursday, March 03, 2011
Simitian Announces ‘Oughta Be a Law’ Winners

February 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Senate Passes Renewables Bill

January 2011

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

December 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010
Simitian Reintroduces 33% Renewable Energy Bill

August 2010

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ban on sewage dumping along California coast to get federal teeth

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 15, 2010
Aquaculture made safe

January 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hands-free cell phone interview

December 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009
KLIV profiles Simitian’s work in Silicon Valley

Monday, December 07, 2009
Promoting the Car Phone, Despite Risks

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

August 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009
North County Times: ‘There Oughtta Be A Law’

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel: ‘Slow down’ law among handful signed by governor

Thursday, August 06, 2009
Governor Signs Move Over Slow Down Bill

July 2009

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

February 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009
Opinion: California can produce more green electricity

May 2008

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Hands-free phones are lifesavers, study says

March 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008
Keep your hands off the cell phone come July

January 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Cough syrup: drug of choice for teens

December 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007
Mandatory reporting law protects the vulnerable

August 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007
Teen Cell Phone Ban While Driving Passes State Assembly

Thursday, August 23, 2007
ACLU Honors Simitian for Privacy Protection Legislation

Thursday, August 16, 2007
Consumer Rights Group Rates Simitian 100%

July 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007
Distracted Drivers Face Penalties for Negligence on the Road

June 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007
Cell-phone law confusion leads to hands-free frenzy

May 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Quest: San Francisco Bay Invaders

April 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007
State Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Prohibit Teens’ Use Of Cell Phones While Driving

December 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006
New law aims to keep wolf out of granny’s bank account

Friday, December 29, 2006
“Move Over, Slow Down” Bill Aims to Save Lives on Highway

September 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006
Creative Philanthropy and Change in State Law Allows Gifts of Cash-saving Kilowatts

Friday, September 29, 2006
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Outlaw “Pretexting,” Prohibit Purchase and Sale of Phone Records

Thursday, September 21, 2006
Governor Signs Lifesaving “Move Over, Slow Down” Bill

Thursday, September 14, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor to Sign Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill

Tuesday, September 05, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor to Sign Elder Abuse Bill in Palo Alto

August 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006
Coastal Protection Measure Sent to Governor—Toughest Standards in the Nation

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Senior Groups Urge Governor to Sign Bill to Curb Elder Financial Abuse

May 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006
Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill Passes State Senate

Friday, May 26, 2006
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Regulate “Fish Farming” Along the California Coast

Thursday, May 11, 2006
California Set to Regulate “Fish Farming” Along The Coast; Toughest Standards in the Nation

April 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006
Multiracial Coalition Launches Initiative to Recognize the Changing Face of Race and Diversity

February 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006
Simitian Announces “There Oughta Be A Law” Contest Winners and Pushes Vetoed “Oughta” Bill

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Simitian Pushes Bi-Partisan Effort to Equalize School Funding

November 2005

Thursday, November 17, 2005
Simitian Scores 100% with Seniors

Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Simitian to Chair Senate Environmental Quality Committee

October 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Expand Access to Justice

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Governor Signs Two Out of Three “Oughta” Bills; Contest Under Way

Friday, October 07, 2005
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Protect California’s Coast

September 2005

Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Highlight School Spending Disparities

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Governor Signs Simitian Bill Allowing San Mateo County to Serve Emotionally Disturbed Young People

Thursday, September 22, 2005
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Allow Public Pension Systems Access to Highly Profitable Funds

August 2005

Monday, August 29, 2005
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Protect Elders Against Financial Abuse

July 2005

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Bill to Protect Elders Against Financial Abuse is Closer to Becoming Law

June 2005

Wednesday, June 01, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference About Elder Abuse Protections

May 2005

Thursday, May 26, 2005
Elder Abuse Protections Pass in State Senate

Monday, May 23, 2005
Santa Clara County Traffic Relief Measure Advances in State Senate

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
“Move Over-Slow Down” Measure is a Lifesaver; Advances in State Senate

April 2005

Thursday, April 14, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference on SB 687 - School Accountability Report Cards

Friday, April 08, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Briefing on Senate Bill 682 - Identity Information Protection Act of 2005

March 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005
“There Oughta Be a Law” Contest Winners Announced - Three Will Be Heard by Senate Next Week

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