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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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1. LAWMAKER PULLS OVER PARIS......................VO/SOT

2. VARIOUS ASSEMBLY BILLS....................UNSCRIPTED

3. HEALTH CARE INVESTMENT.............................VO/SOT

4. RV'S ON DISPLAY................................................VO/SOT

1. LAWMAKER PULLS OVER PARIS VO/SOT

LIVE: A CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMAN PULLED OVER PARIS HILTON FOR DRIVING IN EXCESS OF 100 MILES AN HOUR SEVEN YEARS AGO IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY. ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN BENOIT WAS THEN AN AREA COMMANDER IN THE HIGHWAY PATROL'S INDIO OFFICE.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:15) THE ASSEMBLYMAN HAS SINCE RETIRED FROM THE HIGHWAY PATROL. HE SAYS HILTON SPED BY HIM AT ABOUT 125 MILES PER HOUR WHILE HE WAS IN AN UNMARKED PATROL CAR WITH LIGHTS, BUT SHE WAS GOING 110 WHEN HE MEASURED WITH A RADAR GUN. BENOIT SAYS SHE WASN'T DRUNK OR ON DRUGS BUT SEEMED INDIFFERENT ABOUT HER DRIVING.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN BENOIT/R-BERMUDA DUNES

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "WHEN I DID READ AND HEAR ABOUT HER CURRENT PROBLEMS AND I CAN REFLECT ON HAVING SEEN HER DRIVING PATTERN. THERE'S A CERTAIN DISREGARD FOR OTHERS SAFETY AND WHEN THERE'S AN ABILITY TO PAY THE FINE AND NOT BE IMPACTED BY THAT, I THINK THE ONLY CHOICE THE JUDGE HAD WAS TO FORCE INCARCERATION IT'S NOT ABOUT PARIS HILTON IT'S ABOUT HER AND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE SHE CAN HURT."

VO TAG: RIVERSIDE COUNTY COURT RECORDS SHOW HILTON WAS CHARGED WITH DRIVING IN EXCESS OF 100 MILES AN HOUR AND FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR. THE FAILURE TO APPEAR CHARGE WAS DISMISSED AFTER HILTON PAID THE 400 DOLLAR FINE.

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SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN BENOIT/R-BERMUDA DUNES

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "AS I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY WITH MY CHP CAR, SHE WENT BY ME ABOUT 125 MILES AN HOUR AND I WAS ABLE TO CATCH UP TO HER AS SHE SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT AND GET A PACE OF 110 AND ISSUED A CITATION IN MAY FOR 110 MILES AN HOUR."

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "SHE HADN'T BEEN DRINKING THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF UNDER THE INFLUENCE, THE ONLY THING THAT WAS CLEAR IS THAT A WANTON DISREGARD FOR EVERYBODY ELSE ON THE ROAD. WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING 120 MILES AN HOUR ON AN INTERSTATE FREEWAY MOVING IN AND OUT OF VEHICLES IT WAS CLEAR SHE WAS NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER FOLKS."

2. VARIOUS ASSEMBLY BILLS UNSCRIPTED

FEEDING GENERIC VIDEO OF ASSEMBLY FLOOR AND SOUNDBITES FROM FLOOR DEBATE AND OFF THE FLOOR ABOUT VARIOUS ITEMS BEING TAKEN UP TODAY.

INFO: 197 BILLS WERE LISTED THIS MORNING TO BE TAKEN UP TODAY ON THE ASSEMBLY FLOOR. LAWMAKERS BROKE FOR CAUCUS LUNCH AT ABOUT 1:15 AND ARE STILL NOT BACK IN SESSION. BILLS EXPECTED TO BE VOTED ON AFTER LUNCH INCLUDE LEGALIZING SAME SEX MARRIAGES AND REQUIRING ALL DOGS AND CATS EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS OR MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS TO BE NEUTERED OR SPAYED BY FOUR MONTHS OF AGE. (SOUNDBITES BELOW ON GAY MARRIAGE). THE BILL REQUIRING STATE RETIREE FUNDS FROM DIVESTING THEIR FUNDS IN IRANIAN DEFENSE OR ENERGY COMPANIES IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE VOTED ON LATER TODAY. ON THE FLOOR, MEMBERS DEBATED A BILL TO REQUIRE FLOOD INSURANCE AND PROHIBIT DEVELOPMENT IN AREAS WITHOUT CERTAIN LEVELS OF FLOOD PROTECTION (AB-5) BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN LOIS WOLK (D-DAVIS). THAT BILL IS STILL ON CALL BUT IS EXPECTED TO PASS. THIS BILL WAS CALLED A "JOB KILLER" BILL BY THE CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHICH RELEASED ITS LIST OF BILLS UNFRIENDLY TO BUSINESS LAST MONTH. THE ASSEMBLY ALSO VOTED ON A BILL TO NO LONGER REQUIRE FINGER PRINTING FOR ADULTS WHO RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS. ASSEMBLYMAN MARK LENO IS TAKING WHAT IS TERMED THE "LEGISLATIVE FOOD STAMPS CHALLENGE" WHICH MEANS HE IS LIVING ON THREE DOLLARS A DAY WHICH IS THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS GIVEN TO THOSE ON FOOD STAMPS, FOR THE NEXT WEEK. THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID HE WOULD VETO THE GAY MARRIAGE BILL (AB-43) AND WOULD RATHER THE VOTERS DECIDE WHETHER GAYS SHOULD MARRY, AND HAS NOT TAKEN A POSITION ON AB-1634 WHICH REQUIRES NEUTERING AND SPAYING. THE GOVERNOR HAS TWO MALE DOGS .. A YELLOW LAB NAMED SPUNKY AND A COCKAPOO NAMED SARGE. SCHWARZENEGGER'S PRESS SECRETARY WOULD NOT SAY WHETHER THE ANIMALS ARE NEUTERED AND DID NOT KNOW WHETHER THEY HAD FATHERED ANY LITTERS.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:50)

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN LOIS WOLK/D-DAVIS

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: " LAST WEEK THE ADMINISTRATION CAME UP WITH A PLAN. CURRENTLY THERE ARE DISCUSSIONS IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND IN THE SENATE ON FLOOD PROTECTION AND CLEARLY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THIS MOVE ON IN RESPONSE TO THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JARED HUFFMAN/D-SAN RAFAEL

SOT: (:41)

SAYS: "TODAY WE HAVE A LOT OF ARBITRARY LINES AND A LOT OF POLITICS, IF YOU LIVE IN A HOME THAT MIGHT GET A FEW INCHES OF INUNDATION ONCE EVERY 99 YEARS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE. BUT IF YOU LIVE IN A HOME THAT IS BELOW SEA LEVEL AND RIGHT BEHIND A HUGE LEVEE, A LEVEE LIKE MANY IN OUR STATE COULD BE VULNERABLE AND FACE A HIGH RISK OF FAILURE IN THE YEARS AHEAD, YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT TECHNICALLY IN THE FLOOD PLAIN, IT'S TIME TO GET RID OF THESE ARBITRARY DISTINCTIONS AND SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC POLICIES IN THE AREA OF FLOOD MANAGEMENT."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN ANTHONY ADAMS/R-HESPERIA

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THESE LEVEES. WE SHOULD NOT BE MANDATING TO THE LOCALS THAT THEY CARRY THIS BURDEN OF PROVIDING SO CALLED INSURANCE TO THE PROSPECTIVE HOME OWNERS. ALSO THIS BILL DOES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF HARM IN THAT IT COULD POTENTIALLY PRECLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOW TO MODERATE INCOME HOUSING IN AREAS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE AVAILABLE. THIS IS A NO GROWTH MEASURE THAT IS INTENDED TO DO NOTHING MORE THAN STOP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITY BECAUSE THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS FALLEN SHORT ONCE AGAIN."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MARK LENO/D-SAN FRANCISCO

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "TO HAVE THIS MUCH ATTENTION TO THIS ISSUE ONLY CONTINUES TO RAISE THE VISIBILITY OF THIS ISSUE AND THE MORE PEOPLE SEE PEOPLE SUFFERING FAMILIES THAT DON'T HAVE EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW MORE PEOPLE COME AROUND TO OUR SIDE, I WOULD DOUBT ANYONE LEARNS MORE AND GOES THE OTHER WAY."

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "WE'RE JUST USED AS A STRAW OBJECT TO BAT BACK AND FORTH. WE'RE THE SCAPEGOAT SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE REAL PROBLEMS WITH AMERICAN FAMILIES. YES, FAMILIES HAVE CHALLENGES, BUT IT'S NOT BECAUSE A LOVING COUPLE DOWN THE STREET WANTS TO HAVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE."

SOT: (:15)

SAYS: "ON SUNDAY I WENT TO THE SUPERMARKET AND SPENT 20 DOLLARS ON MY FOOD FOR THE WEEK. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET TWO BOXES OF CEREAL ON SALE FOR TWO DOLLARS EACH, SIX CANS OF FOUR DOLLAR SOUP ON SALE FOR TWO DOLLARS EACH, AND A QUART OF MILK."

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "TO REQUIRE FINGER PRINTING INDICATES THERE'S A CRIME WITH BEING POOR. 48 OTHER STATES HAVE DROPPED THE REQUIREMENT .. IF IT WERE SO IMPORTANT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, THAT WOULD NOT BE THE CASE."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "I BELIEVE GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER WILL VETO THE GAY MARRIAGE BILL AND THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE MATTERS AND IF YOU TOOK IT TO THE VOTERS AGAIN, IT WOULD BE MORE THAN 60 PERCENT, I'M CONVINCED, WE OUGHT TO RESPECT THAT."

SOT: (:17)

SAYS: "WHY IS IT THAT A MOTHER WHO IS RECEIVING AFDC GOES TO WORK WE DON'T COMPENSATE THE DIFFERENCE WE SAY YOU CAN'T WORK OR YOU LOSE ALL YOUR GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. THAT'S CRAZY. WE SHOULD INSPIRE THAT PERSON TO CHANGE AND HELP HER."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN BONNIE GARCIA/R-CATHEDRAL CITY

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC BENEFITS OF COURSE WE WANT TO FEED FAMILIES, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT RECEIVING SERVICES IN TWO COUNTIES OR THREE COUNTIES OR USING TWO AND THREE NAMES."

3. HEALTH CARE INVESTMENTS VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE GROUP THAT MANAGES CALIFORNIA'S PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION SYSTEM SAYS IT WILL INCREASE ITS HEALTH CARE INVESTMENTS BY AT LEAST FORTY PERCENT, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE NATION'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

SUPER: TODAY/ CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM-SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM IS THE LARGEST PUBLIC PENSION FUND IN THE UNITED STATES, WITH ABOUT 15 BILLION DOLLARS IN INVESTMENTS INTENDED TO HELP THE STATE AND SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PAY THEIR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT BENEFIT OBLIGATIONS. ITS CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER SAYS MOST CAL-PERS' INVESTMENTS ARE PASSIVE, BUT WITH THE COST OF ITS HEALTH CARE OBLIGATIONS RISING FASTER THAN INFLATION, OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS CALPERS WILL INVEST 700 MILLION DOLLARS IN COMPANIES IT BELIEVES WILL INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS, AND REDUCE ITS OWN LONG-TERM MEDICAL COSTS.

SUPER: RUSSELL READ/CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER/CALPERS

SOT: (0:21)

SAYS: "WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS THAT REAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ECONOMY SOMETIMES REQUIRE SOME NEW INITIATIVES. THIS IS GEARED TOWARD NEW INNO, NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES, SO ALL OF THIS MONEY IS REALLY GEARED TOWARD THE CREATION OF NEW SERVICES, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, AND NEW CAPABILITIES."

SUPER: DAVID BRAILER/CHAIRMAN/HEALTH EVOLUTION PARTNERS

SOT: (0:26)

SAYS: "ANY POLICY MAKER WOULD SAY THEY WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE MORE OF A ROLE IN CHOOSING THEIR TREATMENTS AND FEELING MORE OWNERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE PREVENTATIVE ACTIVITIES THEY WANT. AND TO DO THAT, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT CHANGING BEHAVIOR. IT'S ABOUT CREATING AN INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE INDUSTRY THAT ALLOWS THAT TO HAPPEN SEAMLESSLY AND WITHOUT A LOT OF EFFORT. SO, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO INVEST IN THE THINGS THAT ARE NECESSARY, IN WHATEVER WAY HEALTH CARE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE."

VO TAG:

DAVID BRAILER IS THE CHAIRMAN OF HEALTH EVOLUTION PARTNERS, A HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT AND ADVISORY GROUP CAL-PERS HAS PARTNERED WITH TO GUIDE ITS NEW INVESTMENT STRATEGY.

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SUPER: RUSSELL READ/CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER/CALPERS

SOT: (0:19)

SAYS: "WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A MASSIVE-SCALE PROBLEM, UH, MASSIVE SCALE ISSUE. AND A MASSIVE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. UM, SO WE LOOK AT THIS AS SOMETHING IN WHICH WE'LL BE WORKING PRETTY COLLAB, UH PRETTY COLLABORATIVELY WITH, UH, WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AS WELL AS WITH THE FEDERAL, AND STATE GOVERNMENT."

SUPER: DAVID BRAILER/CHAIRMAN/HEALTH EVOLUTION PARTNERS

SOT: (0:31)

SAYS: "WHETHER YOU THINK THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SHOULD BE MORE GOVERNMENT MEDIATED, MORE, IF YOU WOULD, PROTECTIVE AND NURTURING, CRADLE TO THE GRAVE, OR IT SHOULD BE MORE OF A MARKET PLACE, WHERE IT HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF OTHER INDUSTRIES THAT ULTIMATELY COME TO HEEL TO THE CONSUMER, WHO GET WHAT THEY WANT AND THEY HAVE CHOICES AND THEY KNOW WHAT THINGS COST, I FALL MORE INTO THAT LATTER CATEGORY. BUT I THINK EVERYBODY, REGARDLESS OF YOUR BELIEF ABOUT HOW CONSUMER-DRIVEN VERSUS HOW NURTURING, AGREE THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS NOT WHAT WE WANT, AND IT DOESN'T DELIVER ITS PROMISE AND IT'S GETTING WORSE."

4. RV'S ON DISPLAY VO/SOT

LIVE:

DESPITE RISING GASOLINE PRICES, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES REMAIN A POPULAR CHOICE FOR VACATION TRAVEL. A GROUP REPRESENTING CALIFORNIA'S RECREATIONAL VEHICLE DEALERS DISPLAYED SEVERAL R-V'S AT THE STATE CAPITOL TODAY. THE CALIFORNIA RECREATIONAL VEHICLE DEALERS ASSOCIATION WILL DISPLAY SEVERAL RECREATION VEHICLES AT THE CAPITOL TODAY, INCLUDED SOME RV'S DATING BACK TO THE 1930'S.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:15)

THE DISPLAY INCLUDED A 1936 VINTAGE TRAVEL TRAILER, PULLED BY A RESTORED 1935 PACKARD SEDAN. CAL-R-V-D-A PRESIDENT ANDY COYLE SAYS R-V'S HAVE INCREASED IN POPULARITY SINCE THE 9-11 TERRORIST ATTACKS, AND THAT RISING FUEL PRICES HAVE NOT CAUSED A REDUCTION IN R-V SALES OR USAGE.

SUPER: ANDY COYLE/PRESIDENT/CAL-RVDA

SOT: (0:23)

SAYS: "THE FUEL PRICES ACTUALLY HAVE NOT IMPACTED US GREATLY. MOST OF OUR CUSTOMERS REALIZE THAT IT'S MORE EFFICIENT TO TRAVEL IN A MOTOR HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY THAN TAKING AN AIRLINE, OR GOING ON A BOAT. BECAUSE YOU CONTAIN YOUR COSTS. YOU EAT IN THE R-V, YOU SLEEP IN THE R-V, AND YOU'RE ALL TRAVELING TOGETHER, SO THE ACTUAL MILEAGE IS ACTUALLY QUITE EFFICIENT."

VO TAG:

COYLE SAYS THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC BILLS OF CONCERN TO HIS ASSOCIATION, BUT HE WANTS TO REMIND LAWMAKERS OF THE POPULARITY OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES.

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