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Bipartisan legislation to combat child-sex trafficking clears key Senate Committee

April 22, 2014

Legislative remedy sponsored by L.A. County and California Against Slavery

SACRAMENTO –  A bipartisan measure by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Redondo Beach) to crack down on people who buy, sell and exploit young children for sex today passed the Senate Committee on Public Safety.  SB 1388 passed the Committee on a vote of 7 to 0.  The bill is joint authored with Senator Jerry Hill and Senator Holly Mitchell.  Republican Senate Leader Bob Huff is a principal coauthor of the bill.

Sen. Lieu holds oversight hearing for top-to-bottom review of for-profit colleges

April 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), Chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, convened a joint oversight hearing this morning to examine private colleges and universities offering degrees and training in California.

Sen. Lieu announces top-to-bottom review of regulations overseeing for-profit colleges

April 18, 2014

Hearing will be held Monday, April 21, in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, announced today there will be a joint-house hearing Monday to examine oversight of private colleges and universities offering degrees and training in California. 

132 California arts organizations receive competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts

April 16, 2014

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Nearly $5 million awarded to support the arts across California, including groups in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO - The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that one hundred and thirty-two grants, totaling $4,848,900, will be awarded to California arts organizations and agencies, including groups in the district represented by Sen. Ted Lieu, chair of the Joint Committee on Arts.

Bipartisan effort launched to combat demand-side of child-sex trafficking

April 11, 2014
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Legislative remedy sponsored by L.A. County and California Against Slavery 
 
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Knabe, joined by a bipartisan panel of lawmakers that included Sen. Ted Lieu today formally announced legislation and an increased public awareness campaign to push for harsher penalties for people who buy, sell and exploit young girls for sex.

Sen. Lieu, Supervisor Knabe to announce package of bills targeting child sexual exploitation and slavery this Friday

April 10, 2014

Legislative remedy sponsored by L.A. County and California Against Slavery
 
LOS ANGELES – Sen. Ted Lieu will join Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Knabe and other child-welfare advocate leaders Friday to discuss a “War on Child-Sex Trafficking” package of state bills targeting sex buyers.
 

Sen. Ted Lieu plan to raise arts funding to $25 million annually ok’d after first policy hearing

April 08, 2014

Measure would restore arts funding to 1982 level; stimulate state economy

SACRAMENTO – In response to decades of budget cuts to one of California's most dynamic and innovative industries, a plan by Sen. Ted Lieu of Redondo Beach to increase arts funding to $25 million annually today passed its first policy test.
 

Sen. Ted Lieu condemns U.S. Supreme Court striking down contribution limits

April 02, 2014

Lieu bill will would give voters a say.
 
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, the author of legislation that would allow voters to send a strong message to Congress that Citizens United must be overturned, today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down aggregate limits on federal campaign contributions.

Sen. Ted Lieu introduces Innocence Project-backed plan to allow expanded DNA testing

March 20, 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 plan announced today by Sen. Ted Lieu and backed by the rights group Innocence Project.

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