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California GMO Labeling Bill Advances to Senate Floor

Friday, May 23, 2014

Consumer Choice Bill Progresses in State Legislature

Sacramento, CA. – California consumers, environmental and food safety groups celebrated today as the Senate Appropriations Committee passed SB 1381 (Evans) with a 5-2 vote. The bill now goes to the Floor for a full Senate vote by May 30th.

Evans’ Statement on 2014 Governor’s May Revision

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Noreen Evans (D- Santa Rosa), chair of the Senate Banking & Finance Committee and immediate past chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to Governor Browns 2014 May Budget Revision:

Law Enforcement, Cannabis Industry Support Evans’ Drug Storage Bill

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sacramento, Calif.—A bill to assist police while protecting the rights of individuals who legally possess medical marijuana was applauded yesterday by both law enforcement and the medical marijuana industry as it gained unanimous passage out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.  Senate Bill 1193 by Senator Evans next moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Evans’ California Oil Tax Bill Clears Senate Education Committee

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Long-Term, Self-Sustaining Revenue Source Championed by Students

Senate Approves California Tribal Court Enforcement Standards

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – A bill by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to simplify and streamline the process by which California courts recognize and enforce tribal court money judgments passed out of the state Senate today with a unanimous vote.  The bill, SB 406, also known as the Tribal Court Civil Money Judgment Act, does not alter any rights under current law but creates a standard enforcement process for judgments rendered in sovereign tribal courts. 

Evans Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State Address:

“Having chaired the 2009 Legislative Conference Committee on Budget, when we made vicious cuts to services to balance our state budget, I appreciate the Governor’s recognition of the hard work and sacrifices made by everyone to stabilize California’s economic future.

Evans Responds to Governor’s Drought Declaration

Friday, January 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of Emergency proclamation declaring a drought:

“Today’s declaration by the Governor represents what many in the environmental and agricultural communities in my district have long feared: California’s water system is insufficient and conservation alone is not enough.”

Bill to Regulate Toy Guns Advances in CA Senate

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SANTA ROSA, CA – Legislation authored by Senators Kevin De Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) to regulate the appearance of toy, imitation or “copycat” guns passed out of its first policy committee today with a 4-1 vote.  In an effort to stem a reoccurring tragedy involving toys being mistaken for real firearms Senate Bill 199, the Imitation Firearm Safety Act, would amend California law to define what an imitation firearm is and what those imitations must look like to differentiate real guns from fake guns.  Currently, toy guns such as airsoft a

Evans Responds to Governor’s 2014-15 Budget

Thursday, January 9, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) today issued the following statement in response to the 2014-15 Governor’s Budget:

"In 2009, when I chaired the Legislative Conference Committee on Budget, the Legislature was forced to agree to numerous cuts to vital state services such as CalWORKS and higher education or to borrow from other funds, including education and transportation. The impact to Californians was severe. Working families, women and children of our state bore the brunt of those cuts and have done so since then. "

Legislators Vow Introduction of Legislation Regulating Toy Guns

Friday, November 22, 2013

Santa Rosa City Teen Tragedy Highlights Need for Imitation Gun Regulations

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