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Parole Audit: CDCR wrongly placed thousands of dangerous, violence-prone felons on unsupervised parole.
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Legislative highlights for Senate District 28 constituents for 2011
Preventing skin cancer, protecting grieving families and creating jobs dominate
SACRAMENTO – Banning children from using cancer-causing tanning beds, protecting grieving families from funeral protests and improving the state's competitiveness are some of my top legislative goals while serving you in 2011.
Among my proposals are:
- SB 746 – Tanning Prohibition for Minors
This bill would ban minors under the age of 18 from using tanning booths because scientific research concludes the ultraviolet ray-emitting machines cause deadly skin cancer. For more, click HERE.
- SB 888 – Funeral Protests
This bill seeks to protect grieving families from disruptive protests while balancing constitutionally sanctioned restrictions on the time, place and manner in which protests at funerals can be held. More HERE.
- SB 892 – Economic Development
This bill seeks to create jobs and increase competitiveness through creation of a business-focused state agency using existing resources. For my Press Release on this issue, click HERE. For my Op-Ed that explains, why I believe this is necessary, click HERE.
Other bills of mine you may have heard about recently include SB 336, which would mitigate emergency room overcrowding; SB 917, which would help prevent animal abuse by banning their sale by temporary retail venues while also increasing penalties for animal neglect; SB 919, which would ban the electronic transmission of sexually explicit images by school-age children; and SB 779, a move to help ensure today's students have more financially secure futures by allowing schools to teach 'financial literacy' as part of its mandated economics curriculum.
If you have questions about these or any of my other bills, please contact me by using the contact information at the bottom of this e-newsletter.
Ted W. Lieu
28th Senate District
For more, including Fact Sheets on many of the above measures, visit my Web site at the address below..