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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27TH, 2006
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1. HUMAN TRAFFICKING VO/SOT
Representatives from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, along with local officials, will present information on how local service agencies can be trained to recognize, report and assist victims of human trafficking. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. PRISON POPULATION CAP HEARING VO/SOT
Two federal judges are conducting a hearing in Sacramento as a first step to determine whether to cap California's prison population. Lawmakers and the governor enacted legislation to deal with prison overcrowding, but prisoners rights groups are seeking what could be early release for up to 35 thousand inmates. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. CHP AUDIT REQUEST VO/SOT
The Joint Legislative Audit Committee meets this morning to consider requests from lawmakers for specific audits. Senator Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia (R-Cathedral City) are expected to request an audit of the California Highway Patrol's purchasing and contracting practices. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. LEAFY GREEN SAFETY BILLS VO/SOT
The Assembly Agriculture Committee will consider three food safety bills that have passed out of the State Senate. The bills, written by Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) create new regulations for inspecting leafy green vegetables, how they are grown, and tracking back contaminated food to its source. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. DISCRIMINATION/SUPREME COURT VO/SOT
Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) will announce legislation that they say will facilitate workers ability to collect in pay discrimination cases. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Lottery Commission - Conducts a public hearing at Sacramento Headquarters.
Energy Commission - Conducts a special business meeting to discuss alternative transportation fuels.
Cal ISO - The board of governor's for the California Independent Systems Operator which oversees the state power grid conducts a teleconference.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is touring the fire area in South Lake Tahoe with other state and local officials.
The Senate and Assembly check as required to collect per diem. The Assembly is on call of the Speaker.
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