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Job hunters, consumers, environmentalists – even reporters! – benefit from looming new laws

December 17, 2013
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Sen. Ted Lieu has more than two dozen measures taking effect Jan. 1, 2014 
 
     SACRAMENTO – Increasing public safety, safeguarding consumers and taxpayers, expanding career opportunities for workers and protecting journalists are among the proposals by Sen. Ted Lieu taking effect Jan. 1, 2014.

‘Bullying Prevention Day’ tomorrow to encourage youths, parents and educators to raise awareness

December 11, 2013
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Sen. Ted Lieu legislation calls for statewide observance

SACRAMENTO – As part of a statewide legislative effort, Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance is urging youths, parents and educators to commit tomorrow, Dec. 12, to help raise public awareness about the potential damage and dangers of bullying.

Statewide watchdog group gives Sen. Ted W. Lieu a perfect 100-percent score on key 2013 votes

December 04, 2013
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Sen. Ted W. Lieu is among 10 of 40 senators earning ‘perfect’

SACRAMENTO – For the third time in three weeks, state Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance has been given a top score by a statewide California watchdog group for his votes on key legislation during the recently completed 2013 session of the Legislature.

Here’s how Californians can get emergency information and help typhoon survivors

November 20, 2013

Sen. Ted W. Lieu: Phillipines still in need of help
REDONDO BEACH – Sen. Ted W. Lieu, a member the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, today renewed the call for Californians to help victims of the typhoon-stricken Philippine Islands.

Sierra Club: No California lawmaker is ranked higher than Sen. Ted W. Lieu for environmental votes in 2013

November 13, 2013

West L.A. County senator earns additional environmental kudos

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance has been given a 90-percent score by the Sierra Club, a rating that was not exceeded by any other lawmaker in the 120-member Legislature, for his votes during the recently completed 2013 session of the Legislature.

Two fellow Democratic senators, Loni Hancock of Berkeley and Bill Monning of Carmel, also received 90-percent scores.

California League of Conservation Voters gives Sen. Ted W. Lieu a 100-percent score for his environmental votes in 2013

November 08, 2013
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L.A. County senator cited for perfect pro-environment record

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted W. Lieu, a Torrance Democrat, has been given a perfect, 100-percent score by the California League of Conservation Voters for his votes during the recently completed 2013 session of the Legislature.

Sen. Ted W. Lieu’s statement on FAA lawsuit over future of Santa Monica Airport

October 31, 2013

Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, today released the following statement in response to the lawsuit filed this morning against the Federal Aviation Administration by the City of Santa Monica.  The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court, asks the court to declare that the City holds clear title to the land occupied by Santa Monica Airport.  The lawsuit also challenges the FAA’s claim that the City must operate the airport forever.

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Sen. Ted W. Lieu bills to create jobs, improve career training and protect consumers are signed into law

October 13, 2013
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Governor, lawmakers endorse more than two dozen Lieu-backed measures 

SACRAMENTO – Increasing public safety, protecting consumers, creating middle-class careers and saving taxpayers money are among the proposals by Sen. Ted W. Lieu signed into law by Sunday’s deadline.  

Gov. Brown signs bill to help reduce false confessions by juveniles charged with homicide

October 13, 2013
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Action means interrogations of juveniles for homicide would be videotaped

SACRAMENTO – Minors accused of homicide would have greater protections from coerced confessions because key law enforcement interviews would be videotaped under a Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill signed into law today by Gov. Brown.

Senate Bill 569 by Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, who had cited research showing that false confessions by children under 18 have led to an increase in wrongful convictions, takes effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Gov. Brown signs bill mandating penalties, jail for paroled sex offenders who remove ankle-mounted satellite monitors

October 12, 2013
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Bill strengthens deterrent for sex offender absconders

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law legislation to ensure convicted sex offenders who cut off their ankle-mounted satellite-GPS monitors serve the full maximum incarceration sentences in county jail. 

Senate Bill 57 by Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance will mean paroled sex offenders, effective Jan. 1, 2014, will remain under GPS supervision instead of cutting them off with little fear of punishment.

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