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Governor Signs Corbett Truck Fuel Efficiency Bill

July 16, 2014

SB 469 Helps Reduce GHG Emissions, Align State to Federal Law

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) announces that Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 469 which helps to achieve the important goal of improving the overall fuel efficiency of trucks moving goods in and around California in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Corbett Prescription Label Bill Advances to Assembly Floor

July 02, 2014

SB 204 Expands Upon Previous Patient-Centered Prescription Label Legislation

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee today approved legislation by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that requires the California Board of Pharmacy (Board) to solicit and reveal information that will help improve the health and safety of patients in California.

Legislation Funding Clean Energy Tech Programs Passes Assembly Committee

June 26, 2014

SB 64 Helps Fight Climate Change, Grow California’s Economy

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) requiring that the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development’s (GO-Biz) establish programs that provide critical research and development (R&D) stage clean technology funding passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee today.

Corbett History Education Accuracy Bill Clears Assembly Education Committee

June 25, 2014

History-Social Science Content Standards Not Updated Since 1998

Corbett Bill Protecting Minors From E-Cigarette Harm Passes Assembly Committee

June 25, 2014

SB 648 Prohibits E-Cigarette Sales in Child-Accessible Vending Machines

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Governmental Organization Committee Legislation today approved legislation by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that prohibits electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) from being sold in vending machines, except in bars where minors are already forbidden. 

Community Smart Growth Bill Advances to Assembly Appropriations Committee

June 25, 2014

SB 674 Strengthens Communities, Benefits Local Residents

SACRAMENTO – SB 674, authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay), passed from the Assembly Local Government Committee today.  This bill supports the development of projects that encourage locating businesses and services closer to the day-to-day needs of local residents.

Senator Corbett Honors Starlyn 'Star' Lara as "Veteran of the Year"

June 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) today honored Hayward resident Starlyn ‘Star’ Lara as the 10th State Senate District’s 2014 “Veteran of the Year.”

Assembly Aging Committee Approves Assisted Living Facility Closure Bill

June 24, 2014

SB 894 To Be Amended in Appropriations for Consistency with State Budget Actions Relative to Community Care Licensing     

SACRAMENTO – Authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay), SB 894 seeks to protect assisted living residents during and after a facility closure passed from the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee earlier today.

Corbett Prescription Label Bill Passes Second Assembly Policy Committee

June 24, 2014

SB 204 Will Elicit Important Information for Board of Pharmacy, Legislature

SACRAMENTO – An important bill by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that requires the California Board of Pharmacy (Board) to reveal information that will help improve the health and safety of patients in California passed from the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee today.

Senator Corbett Celebrates Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in California

June 19, 2014

Honors Awareness Supporters, Advocates on Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) today celebrated June 2014 as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, as well as recognized June 21, 2014 as The Longest Day in California, to show support for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, in a special ceremony on the Floor of the California State Senate.

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