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News Room: 2009-2010 Legislation

November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012
State Senator Honored for Kindergarten Readiness Work

Monday, November 05, 2012
Simitian Honored Wednesday as Early Learning Champion

September 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Editorial: Transitional kindergarten - a good move

August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
Students introduced to new TK grade in California

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As School Starts, CA Launches Its First New Grade Level in More Than a Century

June 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012
Palo Alto Lawmaker’s Bill Would Restrict Use Of Red-Light Cameras

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

May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Curb Red-Light Camera Abuses

March 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012
Simitian Named ‘Education Advocate of the Year’ for Kindergarten Law

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A win for transitional kindergarten

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

February 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Editorial: Don’t Cut Funding for Kindergarten, Preschool

January 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012
Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposes Killing Transitional Kindergarten Funds

December 2011

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
NTSB: Cell Phones Should Not Be Used While Driving

November 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011
California Reading Association Names Simitian ‘Policymaker of the Year’

September 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Governor Vetoes Simitian’s Hands Free Legislation

Thursday, September 01, 2011
“Red Light Camera” Reforms Headed To Governor

Thursday, September 01, 2011
Simitian Bill To Boost Kids’ Health Insurance Sent To Governor For Approval

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

Friday, June 03, 2011
Simitian Bill To Boost Kids’ Health Insurance Passes Senate

Thursday, June 02, 2011
Simitian Bill To Curb Public Employee “Pension Spiking” Passes Senate

May 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Raise fines for those who text while they drive

Monday, May 16, 2011
Senate Approves Measure To Protect Motorists From “Red Light Camera” Abuses

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
State Senate agrees to raise fine for drivers texting or on phone

Monday, April 25, 2011
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free And Texting Laws

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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
California Raises Renewable Energy Requirements

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Why is Green Tech such a foreign concept?

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

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Simitian stresses importance of prepping for kindergarten

February 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Senate Passes Renewables Bill

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

January 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Simitian Introduces Bill To Boost Kids’ Health Insurance

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Legislators consider digital distractions

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Legislature must clear the way to help San Mateo kids

Friday, January 21, 2011
Lawmaker Seeks More Privacy Protections For Consumers

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Simitian Introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Bill

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

December 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010
Law meant to boost economy, construction

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Online impersonation banned starting in New Year

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Malicious E-personation Protection Effective January 1

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Consumer Rights Group Gives Simitian 100% Score

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

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
More renewable energy demanded of state utilities - again

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

Saturday, December 04, 2010
Democratic lawmakers will revisit bills vetoed by Schwarzenegger

Thursday, December 02, 2010
School Boards Name Simitian Education “Legislator of the Year”

November 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
State Senator honors two teachers who proposed kindergarten law

Monday, November 08, 2010
Palo Alto teachers show that grassroots politics can work

Monday, November 01, 2010
Reception to honor Palo Alto teachers for Kindergarten Readiness Act

October 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010
New law raises age to start kindergarten in California

Friday, October 01, 2010
Simitian’s Kindergarten Readiness Act Signed by Governor

September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010
New law will shield FasTrak users’ information

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Simitian Bill to Streamline Environmental Process Signed Into Law

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Simitian FasTrak Privacy Bill Signed by Governor

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Simitian Bill Makes Malicious E-Personation a Crime

Friday, September 24, 2010
A new age for kindergarten?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Making sure kids are ready to learn

Monday, September 13, 2010
Starting kindergarten: later is better

Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Earlier cutoff date to enter kindergarten a step closer in California

Thursday, September 02, 2010
Bill to raise kindergarten start age heads to governor

Thursday, September 02, 2010
Simitian Bill to Streamline Environmental Process Passes Legislature

Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Kindergarten Readiness Act Passes Legislature

August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Bill To Curb Public Employee ‘Pension Spiking’ Passes Legislature

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Green goal line in sight: 33 percent renewable electricity bill nearing key votes

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
FasTrak Privacy Bill Passes Legislature

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Proposed kindergarten cutoff date would mean some California kids start school later

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

Monday, August 23, 2010
State apologizes for mistreatment of Italian residents during WWII

Friday, August 20, 2010
Legislature Acknowledges Mistreatment of Italian Americans

Friday, August 20, 2010
Simitian Bill to Boost Kids’ Health Insurance Passes Legislature

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passes Legislature

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Require kindergarteners to be 5 by Sept. 1

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Simitian Bill to Outlaw E-personation Passes Legislature

Monday, August 09, 2010
Simitian’s bill aimed at online impersonation

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

Thursday, August 05, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY: Hearing on Scientists’ Report on Delta Ecosystem Water Needs

July 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time to end fight over renewables

Friday, July 16, 2010
Citizens’ Polling Place Proposal Becomes Law

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Simitian Bill Streamlines Environmental Process, Preserves Essential Protections

June 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010
New state agency tries to revive delta

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Renewable energy: Pass SB 722

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
California should outlaw online impersonation

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Malicious Internet impersonation should be a crime

Friday, June 18, 2010
California renewable power bill passes first test

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