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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007
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1. BUDGET DEADLINE VO/SOT
Saturday marks the deadline for the Governor to sign the state budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year that begins Sunday. The conference budget conference committee meets today, but the Senate and Assembly aren't in session and the bill would have to pass both houses before the governor could sign the spending plan. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT UNSCRIPTED
Some bills including those related to plastic bag recycling, meat recalls and restaurant safety among others will take effect on Sunday. While most bills take effect January 1 of the year after the one in which they're signed, some take effect mid year. Feeding soundbites and video pertaining to bills.
3. IMPORT SAFETY VO/SOT
The Senate's Agriculture Committee chair has conducted one informational hearing and plans more in an effort to find information about foreign imports and their lack of inspection. Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) called for the first hearing due to concerns about melamine in pet food protein additives and recalls of toothpaste that contained battery acid. Feeding soundbites and video.
4. TIM BROWN AT CHP VO/SOT
Former Oakland Raider star Tim Brown will attend his ninth annual Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp at the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento. Brown and other NFL players, college football players and highway patrol officers will serve as mentors in the daylong football camp for more than 100 boys that don't have fathers. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. VARIOUS SPINACH REQUEST
Feeding soundbites and video regarding spinach ecoli outbreak last year and subsequent legislation that was sought per station request.
--FYI ONLY NO VIDEO--
London Car Bombs The State Office of Homeland Security says it has been in contact with federal homeland security officials and no threat level is being raised in the state due to the car bombing in London early this morning. Will effort soundbites if anything changes.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is at the Kern County fire with the director of the Office of Emergency Services and elected officials from the area at an elementary school for a briefing and news conference.
The Senate and Assembly are not in session.
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