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Gov. Brown signs into law bipartisan effort to combat child-sex trafficking

September 28, 2014

Public safety measure sponsored by Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a bipartisan plan by Sen. Ted Lieu to strengthen penalties imposed on buyers and sellers of minors for sex.

Gov. Brown signs Innocence Project-backed plan to expand DNA testing

September 25, 2014

Sen. Ted Lieu law will make it easier for wrongfully convicted prisoners to obtain testing

SACRAMENTO – Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, wrongfully convicted prisoners will have have improved access to scientific testing of evidence under a Sen. Ted Lieu bill signed into law today by Gov. Brown.

Gov. Brown signs renewed film/TV tax credit bill co-authored by Sen. Ted Lieu

September 18, 2014
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Measure expands incentives to help California production

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, principal co-author of a bill to expand tax credits to help California’s renowned film and TV industries remain competitive, today released the following statement after Gov. Brown signed the measure into law.

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Sen. Ted Lieu bills to improve public safety, protect privacy, create film/TV industry jobs await gubernatorial action

September 17, 2014
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Lawmakers endorse nearly two dozen Ted Lieu-backed measures

SACRAMENTO – Protecting children from sex trafficking, improved privacy from illegal federal snooping and creating more well-paying jobs that tap into California’s trademark cornerstones of creativity are among the proposals by Sen. Ted Lieu that await action on Gov. Brown’s desk.   

Gov. Brown signs Ted Lieu bill cracking down on cheating contractors

September 17, 2014

Sen. Ted Lieu Measure goes after unsafe work

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan by Sen. Ted Lieu to help curb California’s underground economy by cracking down on contractors who cheat.

Innocence Project-backed plan to allow expanded DNA testing goes to governor

August 29, 2014

Measure would make it easier for wrongfully convicted prisoners to obtain testing

SACRAMENTO – Wrongfully convicted prisoners would have improved access to scientific testing of evidence under a Sen. Ted Lieu bill that went to Gov. Brown today.

Senate sends governor Sen. Ted Lieu bill on ‘pay for success’ partnerships to help the poor - and taxpayers

August 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO – As a way to restore key social programs at no cost to California taxpayers, the California Senate today approved and sent to Gov. Brown a chamber of commerce-backed plan to launch pilot programs run by non-governmental groups that would get paid only if they succeed.

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.

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