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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.