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Senate approves Ted Lieu bill prohibiting California from cooperating in mass spying; now on way to governor

August 28, 2014
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Bipartisan measure a response to illegal snooping by feds

SACRAMENTO – In response to repeated federal admissions of widespread warrantless spying on innocent American citizens, the California Senate today passed and sent to Gov. Brown bipartisan legislation that would ban the state from supporting or assisting the federal government in unconstitutional spying on Golden State citizens. 

Sen. Ted Lieu calls for investigation of psychotropic drug prescriptions for minors

August 28, 2014

Action follows reports overprescribing foster children

SACRAMENTO – In response to a newspaper series that showed inappropriate prescriptions of psychotropic drugs to foster children, Sen. Ted Lieu, chair of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, today announced he was calling on the California Medical Board to investigate.

Lawmakers embrace agreement for renewed tax credit to help film/TV industries

August 27, 2014
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Principal co-author Sen. Ted Lieu supports deal

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu of Redondo Beach, principal co-author of a bill to expand tax credits to help California’s renowned film and TV industries remain competitive, today praised a bipartisan agreement between Gov. Brown and stakeholders.

Sen. Ted Lieu-backed privacy bill calls for increase protections from drone surveillance

August 26, 2014
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Bipartisan measure returns to Assembly for final vote

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today on a bipartisan vote approved a plan backed by Sen. Ted Lieu that would provide greater privacy protections to Californians by establishing basic restrictions on governmental use of unmanned aerial surveillance systems, or “drones.”

The measure now returns to the Assembly for concurrence.

Sen. Ted Lieu commends ILWU for unloading Israeli-flagged cargo vessel

August 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In response to attempts by anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction protestors to stop longshore workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from unloading an Israeli-flagged cargo vessel, state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, released the following statement:

Senate OKs message to feds: Clean up dangerous leaded aviation fuel ASAP

August 22, 2014

Measure seeks to reduce lead exposure

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to help clear the air of brain-damaging, airborne lead, the California Senate today approved a resolution urging the federal government to speed up efforts to promote the development of unleaded aviation fuel.

Sen. Ted Lieu bill cracking down on cheating contractors goes to Gov. Brown

August 22, 2014

Measure goes after unsafe work from ‘underground economy’

SACRAMENTO – A key step to help curb California’s underground economy by cracking down on contractors who cheat passed the state Senate today and now goes to Gov. Brown.

Bipartisan effort to combat child-sex trafficking goes to Gov. Brown

August 21, 2014
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Public safety measure sponsored by Los Angeles County
 
SACRAMENTO – On a near-unanimous vote, the state Senate today approved a bipartisan plan to strengthen penalties imposed on buyers and sellers of minors for sex, sending Senate Bill 1388 by Sen. Ted Lieu to Gov. Brown.

Lawmakers join key Hollywood interests to urge passage of renewed tax credit to help film/TV industries

August 20, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu joins rally

SACRAMENTO – Joined by dozens of Hollywood actors, makeup artists, support workers and fellow lawmakers, Sen. Ted Lieu joined a rally on the Capitol steps today to urge passage of an expanded tax credit to help California’s film and TV industries stay in the Golden State.

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Landmark auto-safety bill coauthored by Sen. Lieu goes to governor

August 20, 2014

GUEST PRESS RELEASE from the office of Asm. Brian Jones, R-Santee

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature passed landmark legislation today that will improve automotive safety, protect consumers from unscrupulous tire dealers and increase fuel economy.  Approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 1665 is headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

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