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2013-05-30 20:20:26

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the California State Senate voted against Senate Bill 405, a ban on 100 percent recyclable plastic bags and a tax on paper bags. The following is a statement from Mark Daniels, chairman of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an organization representing the United States' plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, which employs 30,800 people in 349 communities across the nation, including approximately 2,000 in...

2012-06-28 23:00:42

Assemblymember Mary Hayashi announced that her bill, AB 1451, passed the California State Senate today. AB 1451 will add training on concussions to the first aid certification required of all California high school coaches. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) announced that her bill, AB 1451, passed the California State Senate today. AB 1451 will add training on concussions to the first aid certification required of all California high school...

2012-05-09 02:22:55

LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Natural Resources & Water Committee of the California State Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1386, a bill aimed at clarifying the authority and roles of water agencies in southern Los Angeles County. The bill was introduced earlier this year by South Bay veteran lawmaker, Senator Alan Lowenthal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO ) "WRD is pleased to see this important senate bill move...

New Legislation Prohibits Sale And Possession Of Shark Fins
2011-09-13 04:52:22

  Campaigns to save shark species have progressed in the past week as the California State Senate passed a ban on the sale and possession of shark fins last Tuesday. Shark fins could cost as much as $600 per pound and is a billion-dollar global industry. Shark fins are harvested from sharks in the ocean by catching the species, and then cutting off their fins, only to toss them back into the ocean for the animals to bleed out and die. "Since the 1970s the populations of...

2010-08-31 13:22:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the top Democratic recipients of health insurance cash teamed up with Republicans in the California state senate late Monday to block health insurance premium legislation authored by state Assembly Members Dave Jones and Mike Feuer. Overall health insurers have given $800,218 in campaign contributions to California senators since 2007, in addition to gifts and donations made at their behest to nonprofit groups according to an...