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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.

Gov. Brown signs Sen. Ted W. Lieu to improve consumer protections from bad doctors

October 03, 2013

Governor signs renewal of state medical board

SACRAMENTO – Medical patients will have improved protections from bad doctors under a Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill signed today by Gov. Brown.

As signed into law, Senate Bill 304 will allow the California Medical Board to operate through 2018 and enhance the board’s ability to take action against dangerous physicians and surgeons.

Carson resident named one of 18 Californians to work, study state’s legislative process in 2014

October 09, 2013
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Sen. Ted W. Lieu announcement honors local youth

SACRAMENTO – Mark Mendoza of Carson has been named one of 18 Californians selected from a pool of about 600 candidates to be a California Senate Fellow, Mendoza’s senator, Ted W. Lieu, announced today.

Gov. Brown signs plan to target worker training for jobs most needed, pay best

October 05, 2013

Goal of Sen. Ted W. Lieu’s bill: Cut unemployment, improve salaries

SACRAMENTO – With the goal of preparing today’s workers for skilled, well-paying jobs that are either needed or soon will be, Gov. Brown late Friday signed into law a Sen. Ted W. Lieu plan to provide the resources to train and better prepare workers.

Gov. Brown signs Sen. Lieu-backed bill to end retroactive tax on state entrepreneurs

October 04, 2013

New law will bring relief from California taxes, reinforce rule of law 

Gov. Brown signs bill mandating greater protections from secret monitoring of California journalists

October 03, 2013
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Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill will shut loophole in California’s ‘Shield Law’
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill mandating that reporters and their news organizations be given five days’ notice of any subpoenas of their records held by others.
Those records include phone calls or other invasions of their newsgathering communications, according to Senate Bill 558, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

Sen. Ted W. Lieu commends fuel station conversion

October 03, 2013


West Los Angeles County fuel firm launches renewable fuel source for California


Southland task force targets illegal online sales of prescription narcotics

October 02, 2013
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PHOTO CAPTION: Sen. Lieu, left, with Assistant Sheriff Gary Pentis. (Photo by Veronica Zendejas).

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