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CTNS SCRIPTS

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2007

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1. HUMAN TRAFFICKING........................................VO/SOT

2. PRISON POPULATION CAP HEARING..............VO/SOT

3. CHP AUDIT REQUEST.........................................VO/SOT

4. LEAFY GREEN SAFETY BILLS...........................VO/SOT

5. DISCRIMINATION/SUPREME COURT................VO/SOT

1. HUMAN TRAFFICKING VO/SOT

LIVE: THE NATION'S NEWEST COALITION TO HELP COMMUNITY MEMBERS RECOGNIZE AND HELP VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS IN CALIFORNIA'S CAPITAL CITY. THE FEDERAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS JOINED THE RELIGIOUS AND OTHER GROUPS THAT WILL ASSIST SUCH VICTIMS.

SUPER: TODAY/SHERATON GRAND/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) SACRAMENTO'S IS THE EIGHTEENTH "RESCUE AND RESTORE" COALITION SET UP NATIONWIDE. IN CALIFORNIA, THERE ARE SIMILAR COALITIONS IN SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES. THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ESTIMATES BETWEEN 14,500 AND 17,500 PEOPLE ARE TRAFFICKED INTO THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY AND FORCED INTO SEX AND SLAVE LABOR. MEMBERS OF THE SACRAMENTO AREA COALITION RECEIVED TRAINING ON HOW TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL CASES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING TODAY IN SACRAMENTO. THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY SAYS IN THIS REGION, CASES ARE THE MOST PREVALENT IN THE LATINO, ASIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, AND DISCUSSED A CASE HIS OFFICE PROSECUTED INVOLVING A MAN WHO SMUGGLED A CENTRAL AMERICAN MOTHER, FATHER AND THEIR DAUGHTER INTO THE U-S.

SUPER: MACGREGOR SCOTT/UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "HE ESSENTIALLY KIDNAPPED THE DAUGHTER AND PROSTITUTED HER OUT AS THEY WERE COMING NORTH, ALL THE WAY, SO THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF A CASE WE'VE PROSECUTED. WE'RE CERTAINLY AWARE OF ASIAN WOMEN BEING BROUGHT HERE TO WORK IN SEX PARLORS RIGHT HERE IN THE RIVER CITY AND WE'RE AWARE OF EASTERN EUROPEAN WOMEN WHO'VE BEEN BROUGHT HERE UNDER THE GUISE OF MAIL ORDER BRIDES WHO ARE BROUGHT HERE FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES AS WELL."

SUPER: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

VO TAG: FEDERAL GRANTS OF 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS FUND THESE GROUPS EFFORTS NATIONWIDE. THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT AIRS IN TELEVISION MARKETS WHERE THE 18 COALITIONS ARE ESTABLISHED.

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SUPER: TOM LORENTZEN/REGIONAL DIRECTOR/UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "I LOOK AT OUR EFFORT IN A WAY LIKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EFFORT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AND IDENTIFY VICTIMS SO PLEASE CONSIDER ALL OF YOURSELVES TO BE PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EFFORT."

REGARDING STATE LEGISLATION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

SUPER: MARISA UGARTE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/BILATERAL SAFETY CORRIDOR COALITION

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "THE ONE IS PASSING THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO GIVE RESPITE TO DOMESTIC TRAFFIC VICTIMS. WE WORK ON BOTH BUT RIGHT NOW THERE IS ONLY FUNDING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL VICTIMS, AND WE WORK VERY HARD AND WE HAVE HAD SOME GOOD NUMBERS OF CASES THAT ARE GOING TO BE PROSECUTED."

SOT: (:12)

SAYS: "PUEDE SER CON NINOS, CON ADULTOS ... LA LEY DE OFERTA Y DEMANDA."

2. PRISON POPULATION CAP HEARING VO/SOT

LIVE:

TWO FEDERAL JUDGES HEARD ARGUMENTS IN A SACRAMENTO FEDERAL COURTROOM TODAY THAT COULD LEAD TO A LIMIT ON CALIFORNIA'S PRISON POPULATION. IN MAY, THE GOVERNOR SIGNED A PRISON REFORM BILL TO BUILD SPACE FOR 43 THOUSAND MORE INMATES, BUT INMATES' ATTORNEYS, CITING UNCONSTITUTIONAL OVERCROWDING AND INADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT, ARE SEEKING EARLY RELEASE FOR UP TO 35 THOUSAND INMATES.

SUPER: TODAY/ FEDERAL COURTHOUSE-SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING PRISON INMATES PRESENTED THEIR CASE TO DISTRICT JUDGES LAWRENCE KARLTON AND THELTON HENDERSON, ASKING THEM TO DETERMINE IF THE STATE HAD BEEN GIVEN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME TO RELIEVE OVERCROWDING IN CALIFORNIA'S PRISONS, AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO ENSURE OVERCROWDING WOULD NOT RE-OCCUR. CHUCK ALEXANDER, THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, THE UNION THAT REPRESENTS PRISON GUARDS, SAID BEFORE TODAY'S HEARING THAT PRISON OVERCROWDING ENDANGERS INMATES, GUARDS, AND PUBLIC SAFETY, EVEN THOUGH MORE PRISON SPACE COULD LEAD TO MORE JOBS FOR PRISON GUARDS.

SUPER: CHUCK ALEXANDER/ CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (0:23)

SAYS: "IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT MORE MEMBERS TO US. WE CAN'T FILL THE SLOTS WE HAVE NOW, AS WE'VE SAID MANY TIMES, WE'VE GOT ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND VACANCIES NOW, AND WE ARE WORKING SIXTEEN HOURS A DAY, MANY OF THOSE UH, DOUBLE SHIFTS, UNWANTED, WE'RE NOT VOLUNTEERING FOR THEM, WE'RE BEING COMPELLED TO DO THEM, UH, CONDITINS ARE ABHORRENT IN THERE RIGHT NOW, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.

SUPER: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION VIDEO

VO TAG:

DURING EARLY ARGUMENTS, THE JUDGES STATED THEY WERE RELUCTANT TO IMPOSE A CAP ON THE STATE'S PRISON POPULATION, WITH KARLTON DESCRIBING IT AS A RADICAL IMPOSITION OF FEDERAL POWER OVER STATE GOVERNMENT, AND QUESTIONING WHETHER AN INMATE CAP WOULD PROVIDE A LONG TERM RESOLUTION TO STATE PRISON OVERCROWDING.

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SUPER: CHUCK ALEXANDER/ CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "THE LEGISLATURE'S PASSAGE OF AB900 DOES NOTHING MORE THAN DELAY THE INEVITABLE, AND THAT'S ASSUMING THEY COULD DROP THE NEW BUILDINGS TOMORROW. WE'D FILL THOSE UP IN A WEEK'S TIME, AND NEXT YEAR WE'D BE RIGHT BACK HERE AGAIN."

3. CHP AUDIT REQUEST VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COMMITTEE VOTED THIS MORNING TO AUDIT THE PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING PRACTICES OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. THE AUDIT WAS REQUESTED BY THREE STATE LAWMAKERS, SENATORS GLORIA ROMERO AND TOM MCCLINTOCK, AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN BONNIE GARCIA.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:25)

THE AUDIT REQUEST FOLLOWS PUBLISHED AND BROADCAST REPORTS CRITICAL OF THE C-H-P PURCHASE AGREEMENTS SINCE JANUARY 2004 FOR HELICOPTERS, MOTORCYCLES, PATROL CAR ELECTRONICS, COUNSELING SERVICES, AND OFFICERS' SIDE ARMS. ASSEMBLYWOMAN GARCIA ALSO SAYS SHE IS CONCERNED AFTER SHE LEARNED HER EARLIER REQUESTS TO REVIEW THE USE OF C-H-P AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING POSSIBLE NON-OFFICIAL TRIPS BY HIGH RANKING C-H-P OFFICIALS, WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. THOSE AIRCRAFT MANIFESTS ARE ROUTINELY DESTROYED BY THE C-H-P AFTER ONE YEAR, THE MINIMUM TIME ALLOWED BY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION RULES.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN BONNIE GARCIA/R-CATHEDRAL CITY

SOT: (0:17)

SAYS: "THE F-A-A IS NOT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. AND I'M SURE THAT AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001, A LOT OF THOSE RULES HAVE CHANGED. SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE KEEPING THE INFORMATION THAT'S REQUIRED, BUT THAT WE GO OVER AND ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY TO MAKE SURE TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT IS THERE."

CON'T VO (0:10)

BOTH C-H-P COMMISSIONER MIKE BROWN AND ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER KEVIN GREEN ATTENDED TODAY'S COMMITTEE MEETING, BUT GREEN IGNORED REQUESTS FOR AN INTERVIEW AFTER HE LEFT THE HEARING ROOM, LEAVING A PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS.

SUPER: FRAN CLADER/CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL

SOT: (0:20)

REPORTER: "ANY IDEA WHERE THE POLICY CAME FROM OF DESTROYING DOCUMENTS LIKE THE AIRCRAFT MANIFESTS?"

SAYS: ""WELL, I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO SPECIFICS BECAUSE THE AUDITOR WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE AS AN AGENCY HAVE RECORD RETENTION SCHEDULES FOR A LOT OF OUR THINGS, A LOT OF OUR DOCUMENTS, AND IT'S, SOME OF IT IS BASED ON STORAGE CAPACITY."

SUPER: FILE

VO TAG:

INFORMATION OFFICER FRAN CLADER SAYS THE C-H-P WELCOMES AN AUDIT OF ITS OPERATIONS, AND LOOKS FORWARD TO COOPERATING WITH THE STATE AUDITOR. STATE AUDITOR ELAINE HOWLE SAYS THE AUDIT WILL REQUIRE ABOUT FOUR MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN BONNIE GARCIA/R-CATHEDRAL CITY

SOT: (0:24)

SAYS: "ABSOLUTELY. WE'RE SENDING A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TODAY ASKING THAT WE REVIEW POLICIES ACROSS THE BOARD, IN ALL OF OUR AGENCIES, THAT WE HAVE INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT OF AUDITS, OR IF WE HAVE TO PROVIDE RECORDS FOR THE TAXPAYERS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE CLEAR ACCOUNTABILITY AND THERE ARE CERTAIN STANDARDS OR POLICES THAT WE'RE ADOPTING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TRANSPARENT IN GOVERNMENT."

SUPER: FRAN CLADER/CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL

SOT: (0:16)

SAYS: "I DIDN'T MEAN, I'M NOT SURE WHETHER THEY'RE CONSISTENT WITH STATE PRACTICES, WHAT I MEANT TO SAY IS THAT THERE IS A S.A.M. MANUAL, A STATE ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL THAT DICTATES HOW LONG WE KEEP CERTAIN DOCUMENTS AND PAPERWORK. AND WE DO THINGS CONSISTENT WITH THOSE POLICIES AND REGULATION."

4. LEAFY GREEN SAFETY BILLS UNSCRIPTED

FEEDING SOUNDBITES AND VIDEO UNSCRIPTED DUE TO LATE TIME OF HEARING

INFO: THREE BILLS TO SET NEW REGULATIONS FOR INSPECTING, GROWING AND TRACING BACK E-COLI IN LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES ARE BEING HELD IN THE ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE. THE LEGISLATION HAS PASSED THE SENATE AND THIS WAS ITS FIRST ASSEMBLY HEARING. COMMITTEE MEMBERS INDICATED THEY WANTED TO SEE HOW THE MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH GROWERS OF LEAFY GREENS WORKED BEFORE LEGISLATING COMPLIANCE. GROWERS ESTABLISHED AN AGREEMENT THAT IS VOLUNTARY, BUT MOST ARE TAKING PART IN AFTER THE E-COLI OUTBREAK IN SPINACH LAST SUMMER THAT SICKENED MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE, KILLING FOUR OF THEM.

SUPER: SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ/D-SHAFTER

SOT: NOT TRANSCRIBED DUE TO TIME.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN DOUG LAMALFA/R-RICHVALE

SOT: NOT TRANSCRIBED DUE TO TIME.

5. DISCRIMINATION/SUPREME COURT VO/SOT

LIVE: LAWMAKERS TODAY ANNOUNCED A BILL THAT THEY SAY WILL ASSURE THOSE WHO FIND THEY ARE EARNING LESS MONEY THAN THOSE IN THE SAME POSITION WILL HAVE LEGAL RECOURSE. A UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION IN MAY OF THIS YEAR SAID A GOODYEAR TIRE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT ENTITLED TO SUE BECAUSE SHE HAD NOT FILED THE COMPLAINT WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE DECISION ON HER PAY.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE JONES SAYS HIS BILL RECOGNIZES THAT MANY EMPLOYEES DON'T KNOW WHAT COLLEAGUES EARN. IN THE SUPREME COURT CASE, THE PLAINTIFF FILED THE COMPLAINT ONLY AFTER AN ANONYMOUS NOTE ALERTED HER SHE WAS EARNING 15 TO 40 PERCENT LESS THAN MALE COLLEAGUES, EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD MORE EXPERIENCE. A BILL SIMILAR TO JONES'S IS GOING THROUGH THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS BUT HE SAYS HIS LEGISLATION IS STILL NECESSARY.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE JONES/D-SACRAMENTO

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "EVEN IF THE FEDERAL LAW PASSES IT'S STILL POSSIBLE THAT STATE COURT CAN DETERMINE HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE STATE LAW AND LOOK TO THAT SUPREME COURT DECISION SO EVEN WITH THE FEDERAL LAW WE BELIEVE WE STILL NEED TO PASS THIS STATE LEGISLATION AS WELL."

5. DISCRIMINATION/SUPREME COURT VO/SOT

LIVE: LAWMAKERS TODAY ANNOUNCED A BILL THAT THEY SAY WILL ASSURE THOSE WHO FIND THEY ARE EARNING LESS MONEY THAN THOSE IN THE SAME POSITION WILL HAVE LEGAL RECOURSE. A UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION IN MAY OF THIS YEAR SAID A GOODYEAR TIRE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT ENTITLED TO SUE BECAUSE SHE HAD NOT FILED THE COMPLAINT WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE DECISION ON HER PAY.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE JONES SAYS HIS BILL RECOGNIZES THAT MANY EMPLOYEES DON'T KNOW WHAT COLLEAGUES EARN. IN THE SUPREME COURT CASE, THE PLAINTIFF FILED THE COMPLAINT ONLY AFTER AN ANONYMOUS NOTE ALERTED HER SHE WAS EARNING 15 TO 40 PERCENT LESS THAN MALE COLLEAGUES, EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD MORE EXPERIENCE. A BILL SIMILAR TO JONES'S IS GOING THROUGH THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS BUT HE SAYS HIS LEGISLATION IS STILL NECESSARY.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE JONES/D-SACRAMENTO

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "EVEN IF THE FEDERAL LAW PASSES IT'S STILL POSSIBLE THAT STATE COURT CAN DETERMINE HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE STATE LAW AND LOOK TO THAT SUPREME COURT DECISION SO EVEN WITH THE FEDERAL LAW WE BELIEVE WE STILL NEED TO PASS THIS STATE LEGISLATION AS WELL."

CONT. VO: TODAY'S NEWS CONFERENCE WAS INTERRUPTED WHEN A SUPPORTER OF THE LEGISLATION FAINTED ON THE STAGE. SHE QUICKLY REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS ESCORTED AWAY BY THE STATE CAPITOL NURSES.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN PATTY BERG/D-EUREKA

SOT: (:05)

SAYS: "I SAID SHE JUST LEARNED WOMEN ONLY GET PAID 77 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR AND SHE KEELED OVER."

VO TAG: THE JONES BILL IS A GUT AND AMEND, WHICH MEANS THE CONTENTS OF THE ORIGINAL LEGISLATION WERE STRIPPED FROM IT AND THIS NEW LANGUAGE INSERTED. THE BILL IS IN THE SENATE AND IS EXPECTED TO BE HEARD IN JUDICIARY COMMITTEE BEFORE JULY 12.

EDITORS NOTE:

THE JONES BILL IS AB-437.

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SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN PATTY BERG/D-EUREKA

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "IT'S A TRAVESTY TO ME THAT WE SHOULD EVEN NEED THIS BILL I PLAN TO SEE THE DAY WHEN WE DON'T HAVE ANY PAY DISCRIMINATION IN THIS COUNTRY."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE JONES/D-SACRAMENTO

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "THEY MIGHT LIKE THE FACT THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS RULED AND MOVED THE LAW BACK DRAMATICALLY, IN A VERY TERRIBLE FASHION IN TERMS OF ENSURING EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND PROSECUTION AGAINST INEQUALITY IN PAY AND WORK CONDITIONS BUT WE'RE NOT TRYING TO DO ANYTHING HERE OTHER THAN MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO."

SPANISH

SUPER: VALERIE SMALL-NAVARRO/LOBBYIST/AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

SOT: (:24)

SAYS: "NO SABEMOS PORQUE NO PREGUNTAMOS ... ES JUSTO."

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