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July 2, 2007 5:50 AM

The AM Alert

It's day two of the

new fiscal year

. Budget negotiations aside, it is expected to be a

slow week

in the Capitol, as the Fourth of July falls on Wednesday. Today, Secretary of State Debra Bowen will lead a media tour of the facilities where her

"top-to-bottom" review

of the state's voting systems is taking place. In the Capitol, committees in both houses are holding legislative hearings. On the Assembly side, a half dozen committees are scheduled to meet, including

Aging and Long-term Care, Labor, Natural Resources, Rev and Tax, Transportation

and

Utilities and Commerce

. Many of the Senate Democratic caucus'

greenhouse-gas bills

are up in the Assembly today. And

Jenny Oropeza is still a member of state Senate

after losing her bid for Congress last week. That means the Long Beach Democrat has legislation to attend to. Oropeza will present one of her signature bills for the 2007 session, legislation to

ban smoking in cars with children

, in the Assembly Transportation Committee today.

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