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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
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1. LASSIE THE LOBBYIST UNSCRIPTED
"Lassie" the dog, the actor who portrayed Lassie's owner and Lassie's real owner will visit the State Capitol to lobby members of the legislature to oppose a bill requiring neutering and spaying of most dogs and cats. The bill is set to be voted on in the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday. The Lassie visiting the Capitol is a ninth generation descendant of the dog who starred in the television series. Efforting video and soundbites which will be fed raw and unscripted due to their arrival at the Capitol near CTNS deadline.
2. EMINENT DOMAIN BILL VO/SOT
A bill to require any private property seized through eminent domain be only for public work projects and nothing to enhance another private entity is being heard this morning in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. HEAT WAVE HEARING VO/SOT
Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) will conduct an informational hearing to examine the effectiveness of heat regulations to protect workers and emergency plans for heat waves. Last year, the summer heat wave is blamed for symptoms that killed about 140 people throughout California. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. ORGAN DONATION PROGRAM ANNIVERSARY VO/SOT
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will celebrate its one year anniversary of partnership with "Donate Life California." That is the manner in which people renew their drivers licenses and sign up for organ donation or can do so online. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. PRISON HEALTH CZAR VO/SOT
The man appointed to the federal receivership of the health care system in the state prisons is the featured guess at the Sacramento Press Club's monthly luncheon. State mismanagement of the system led to lawsuits and a federal judge's decision to remove control of medical delivery in prison from the state Department of Corrections to receiver Bob Sillen. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly check in as required to collect per diem, which will be paid retroactively as of July 1, 2007 once a budget is signed. The Assembly is on call of the speaker which means members must be able to report to floor session within two hours if the speaker calls it.
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