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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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1. LASSIE THE LOBBYIST.............................UNSCRIPTED

NO DOG VIDEO! LASSIE'S PLANE WAS DELAYED!!! TIMMY ONLY!!!!!

2. EMINENT DOMAIN BILL......................................VO/SOT

3. HEAT WAVE HEARING........................................VO/SOT

4. ORGAN DONATION PROGRAM ANNIVERSARY............VO/SOT

5. PRISON HEALTH CZAR.......................................VO/SOT

1. LASSIE THE LOBBYIST UNSCRIPTED

FEEDING SOUNDBITES AND VIDEO UNSCRIPTED DUE TO LATE TIME OF EVENT. LASSIE'S FLIGHT WAS DELAYED SO VIDEO AND SOUNDBITES ARE ALL TIMMY. NO LASSIE!! LASSIE IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND TOMORROW'S HEARING ON THE NEUTER/SPAY BILL WHICH CTNS PLANS TO COVER.

INFO: TO COUNTER FORMER GAME SHOW HOST BOB BARKER'S LOBBYING IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL TO REQUIRE NEUTERING AND SPAYING OF MOST DOGS AND CATS, THE FORMER STARS OF LASSIE WITH FOUR AND TWO LEGS ARE LOBBYING SENATORS ON THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE TO VOTE NO ON AB-1634 TOMORROW MORNING. JON PROVOST WHO PORTRAYED TIMMY ON THE LASSIE SHOW FROM 1957 TO 64 IS AT THE STATE CAPITOL, AND LASSIE AND HIS OWNER WILL SOON JOIN THEM. LASSIE IS A MALE DOG AND THE NINTH GENERATION DESCENDANT OF THE LASSIE FROM TELEVISION AND THE MOVIES. GIVEN THAT LASSIE DOES NOT MEET BREED SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR COLLIES, THE DOG WOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR A BREEDERS EXEMPTION WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED IF THIS LEGISLATION IS ENACTED. MANY DOG BREEDERS HAVE OPPOSED THE LEGISLATION AND RESCUE GROUPS HAVE SUPPORTED THE BILL BY ASSEMBLYMAN LLOYD LEVINE (D-VAN NUYS). BOB BARKER CAME TO THE CAPITOL YESTERDAY FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SUPPORT.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: JON PROVOST/FORMER LASSIE ACTOR

2. EMINENT DOMAIN BILL VO/SOT

LIVE:

AN ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE THIS MORNING DEFEATED AN EMINENT DOMAIN REFORM BILL. THE PROPOSED STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE LIMITED THE GOVERNMENT'S TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR USE IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS ONLY.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:25)

GOVERNMENTS HAVE TRADITIONALLY USED EMINENT DOMAIN TO TAKE PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC USE. IN 2005, THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULED GOVERNMENTS MAY ALSO TRANSFER PRIVATE PROPERTY FROM ONE OWNER TO ANOTHER. FOLLOWING THE THAT DECISION, MANY STATES ARE CONSIDERING LAWS THAT WOULD LIMIT EMINENT DOMAIN POWERS. REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLYMAN WOMAN MIMI WALTER'S PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE STOPPED CALIFORNIA STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM SEIZING PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR PRIVATE USE. ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS DEFEATED IT ON A SEVEN TO THREE PARTY LINE VOTE. THOSE OPPOSING THE BILL CLAIM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS NEED EMINENT DOMAIN TO SEIZE PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR COMMERCIAL REDEVELOPMENTS IN BLIGHTED AREAS.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN MIMI WALTERS/R-LAGUNA NIGUEL

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "THAT'S JUST AN EXCUSE. I CAME FROM LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT. I KNOW WHAT WE CAN AND CAN'T DO. AND THERE IS A WAY TO REDEVELOP AREAS AND PROTECT PEOPLE'S PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS. BUT THEY WANT THE EASY WAY OUT. THEY WANT TO COME IN AND TAKE A PERSON'S PROPERTY. THEY DON'T WANT TO WORK FOR IT AND MAKE IT FAIR TO THE PERSON WHO OWNS THAT PROPERTY."

VO TAG:

WALTERS SAYS CURRENT LAW GIVES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MUCH POWER TO DEFINE BLIGHT, ALLOWING THEM TO SEIZE PRIVATE PROPERTY, TRANSFER IT TO NEW OWNERS WHO REDEVELOP IT, THEN BENEFIT FROM ITS INCREASED TAX REVENUE. A DEMOCRATIC-AUTHORED EMINENT DOMAIN BILL WITH FEWER PROTECTIONS FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY PASSED THE SAME COMMITTEE LAST WEEK.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN MIMI WALTERS/R-LAGUNA NIGUEL

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "I THINK BLIGHT IS A VERY ARBITRARY WORD. I MEAN, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN COME IN AND JUST DECIDE THEY WANT, THEY WANT TO TAKE AS PIECE OF PROPERTY, SO THEY'RE GOING TO DECLARE IT BLIGHT. THERE'S NO STRICT RULES IN PLACE THAT SAY WHAT IS BLIGHT, AND WHAT IS NOT. AND THAT STANDARD IS TOO BROAD."

3. HEAT WAVE HEARING VO/SOT

LIVE: A HEARING TO DETERMINE THE ADEQUACY OF STATE PLANS FOR DEVASTATING HEAT LIKE LAST SUMMER'S NEARLY TWO WEEKS OF TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES WAS TROUBLING AND ENCOURAGING FOR THE SENATOR WHO CHAIRS THE COMMITTEE. SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ CONDUCTED AN INFORMATIONAL HEARING OF THE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE SENATOR HEARD TESTIMONY FROM THE STATE'S PUBLIC HEALTH AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR, CITING ENCOURAGEMENT THAT HE WAS NOTIFIED OF LAST WEEK'S MINI HEAT WAVE FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. HE SAYS THE FACT THAT THE STATE NOW HAS A REPORT THAT INDICATES WHEN TO CALL A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR HEAT HELPS MOBILIZE RESOURCES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

SUPER: SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ/D-SHAFTER

SOT: (:10)

SAYS: "SO MANY TIMES WE COME UP WITH PLANS AND REPORTS BUT WE NEVER REALLY GO BACK TO ASK THE QUESTION, ARE THEY WORKING, AND CAN WE AMEND THEM IN WAYS THAT'LL MAKE THEM ACTUALLY MUCH BETTER AND THAT'S REALLY THE PURPOSE OF TODAY'S HEARING."

SUPER: HENRY RENTERIA/DIRECTOR/OFFICE OF EMERGENCY

SOT: (:15)

SAYS: "HEAT EMERGENCIES NOW ARE SOMETHING THAT ARE VERY REAL AND WE NEED TO BE DEALING WITH THEM ON A REGULAR BASIS, CONSEQUENTLY, HEAT EMERGENCIES ARE ALSO UNPREDICTABLE, SO IT'S NOT LIKE YOU CAN ESTABLISH PERMANENT COOLING CENTERS AND NOT HAVE ANYBODY COME TO THEM BECAUSE IT NEVER GOT OVER 100 DEGREES."

VO TAG: LATER IN THE HEARING THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TESTIFIED ABOUT WHETHER HEAT REGULATIONS WERE BEING IMPLEMENTED FOR OUTDOOR WORKERS, PROVIDING ADEQUATE SHADE AND WATER AS THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER SIGNED LAST YEAR REQUIRED. SENATOR FLOREZ BELIEVES THE DEPARTMENT MAY BE UNDERSTAFFED TO FULLY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS FOR NON COMPLIANCE WITH HEAT REGULATIONS.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ/D-SHAFTER

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I THINK IT'S FANTASTIC THAT WE NOW INCLUDE HEAT WAVES AS PART OF OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES THAT ARE OUT THERE. MANY TIMES, THE GOVERNOR'S WAITED FOR COUNTIES TO ASK HIM FOR HELP, NOW THE GOVERNOR CAN ACTUALLY PULL THE TRIGGER, HE DID A FEW DAYS AGO, AND NOW WE HAVE SOME REAL LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP THAT WILL SAY WE REALLY NEED TO CHECK ON PEOPLE AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE SAFE IN HEAT THAT LASTS A MUCH LONGER PERIOD."

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "WE'RE HAVING A HEARING AUGUST 15TH BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR HAS OBVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT HIS GREEN CREDENTIALS, WE HAD BOUGHT OVER 11 HUNDRED CARS TO USE ETHANOL. YET WE HAVE NO ETHANOL STATIONS, THESE CARS ARE SO LARGE WE'RE MAKING THE POLLUTION ISSUE WORSE BECAUSE THEY'RE USING REGULAR GASOLINE IN THEM."

SUPER: SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ/D-SHAFTER (VOICE ONLY, NOT ON CAMERA)

SUPER: DOCTOR MARK HORTON/STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "WHEN YOU SAY FURTHER RESEARCH, WHEN DOES THAT OCCUR? NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO UNDERTAKE THAT RESEARCH AT THE PRESENT TIME, WHEN YOU SAY WE NEED FURTHER RESEARCH BUT WE DON'T HAVE PLANS AT THIS TIME, I'M MISSING THE CONNECTION, WE NEED IT BUT WE DON'T HAVE PLANS TO DO IT SO WHAT CAN YOU TELL US IN TERMS OF GETTING THOSE PLANS COMPLETED? I'LL HAVE TO CONSULT WITH STAFF AND SEE WHAT RESOURCES AND PLANS THEY HAVE AVAILABLE TO MAKE FURTHER RESEARCH ON THE DATA WE HAVE AVAILABLE."

4. ORGAN DONATION PROGRAM ANNIVERSARY VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND A WEBSITE DATA BASE OF ORGAN DONORS IN CALIFORNIA CELEBRATED THEIR ONE YEAR PARTNERSHIP TODAY. THAT CEREMONY WAS AT A D-M-V FACILITY IN SACRAMENTO.

SUPER: TODAY/DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE GROUP CALLED DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA WAS SET UP BY PRIVATE NON PROFITS TO COMPILE THE LIST OF ORGAN DONORS IN 2005. IN ADDITION TO CELEBRATING THE PARTNERSHIP, MEMBERS OF DONATE LIFE ARE CELEBRATING 1.6 MILLION CURRENT REGISTERED DONORS.

SUPER: TRACY BRYAN/PRESIDENT/DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:37)

SAYS: "BEFORE DONATE LIFE'S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DMV, THE ONLY WAY THAT CALIFORNIANS COULD SIGN UP TO GIVE LIFE WAS BY GOING ON LINE TO DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA DOT ORG, AN ELECTRONIC DATA BASE WHICH WAS LAUNCHED IN APRIL 2005. DURING THAT FIRST YEAR, WE SIGNED UP 300 THOUSAND CALIFORNIANS TO GIVE LIFE, BUT WHEN DONATE LIFE LINKED UP WITH THE DMV LAST JULY, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SIGNING UP TO GIVE LIFE SKY ROCKETED AND INCREASED FIVE FOLD FROM SOME 20 THOUSAND PER MONTH TO 100 THOUSAND PER MONTH SIGNING UP THROUGH THE DMV."

VO TAG: THE D-M-V SPENT 1.1 MILLION DOLLARS TO UPDATE THE REGISTRATION FORM TO INCLUDE A BOX TO CHECK IF REGISTRANTS WERE WILLING TO DONATE ORGANS AND TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO "DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA" SO ITS DATA BASE CAN BE UPDATED.

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SUPER: SONJA ARCHIE/AWAITING HEART AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANT/SACRAMENTO RESIDENT

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I URGE PEOPLE TO BE PART OF DONATE LIFE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE WE'RE LOSING A LOT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR CULTURE ARE NOT AWARE OF ORGAN DONATION I ASK YOU TO TELL THEM TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR BECAUSE IT DOES SAVE LIVES."

SUPER: ELIZABETH ARTEAGA/HEART AND KIDNEY RECIPIENT/ROCKLIN RESIDENT

SOT: (:33)

SAYS: "ESPECIFICAMENTE QUIERO QUE TODOS SEPAN ... 33 POR CIENTO DE ELLOS ESPERAN TRANSPLANTO EN CALIFORNIA .. PERSONAS COMO YO."

5. PRISON HEALTH CZAR VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE MAN APPOINTED TO RUN CALIFORNIA'S PRISON INMATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TODAY DISMISSED NEW PLANS TO EXPAND PRISON SPACE AS INEFFECTIVE. INMATE HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE MANAGER ROBERT SILLEN WAS GUEST SPEAKER TODAY AT THE SACRAMENTO PRESS CLUB.

SUPER: TODAY/STERLING HOTEL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30)

FOLLOWING A 2000 LAWSUIT, A FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE DETERMINED CALIFORNIA'S INMATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WAS INADEQUATE AND UNDER FUNDED, VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS AGAINST CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT. 17 MONTHS AGO, THE JUDGE APPOINTED SILLEN, EMPOWERING HIM TO TAKE WHATEVER STEPS NEEDED TO FIX THE PROBLEM. SILLEN SAYS THE STATE'S PRISON GUARD UNION HAS INSTILLED FEAR FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AS A WAY TO BUILD MORE PRISONS AND BOOST ITS MEMBERSHIP, BUT ALSO BLAMED THE STATE'S GOVERNORS AND LEGISLATURE FOR CREATING AN OVERCROWDED, UNDER FUNDED PRISON SYSTEM. HE THE PRISON REFORM BILL PASSED IN MAY TO BUILD BED SPACE FOR AS MANY AS 53,000 MORE PRISONERS, WILL ONLY CREATE A LARGER DYSFUNCTIONAL SYSTEM.

SUPER: ROBERT SILLEN/EXECUTIVE MANAGER/INMATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

SOT: (0:27)

SAYS: "THIS IS A CHARADE. MY OWN PERSONAL ESTIMATION IS THAT IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE NEED FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO SHOW THAT THEY CAN GET ALONG TOGETHER, AND SHOW THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THEY CAN WORK IN A BIPARTISAN MANNER, AND IF TERM LIMITS WEREN'T ON THE TABLE, THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AN AB900. BUT THAT'S MY SPECULATION. THE STATE CANNOT BUILD THEIR WAY OUT OF THIS PROBLEM."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN TODD SPITZER/R-ORANGE

SOT: (0:16)

SAYS: "WE SHOULD BE WORKING THROUGH AB900, THAT'S THE STRUCTURE THAT THE LEGISLATURE SET UP TO DEAL WITH OVERCROWDING, AND REHABILITATION. THE PROBLEM WITH BOB SILLEN, IS THAT IF IT'S NOT HIS WAY, IT'S NO WAY. AND THAT'S THE WAY HE'S ACTING, AND THAT'S WHY HE'S NOT GETTING A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE LEGISLATURE."

VO TAG:

ASSEMBLYMAN TODD SPITZER IS DISAPPOINTED WITH SILLEN'S REACTION TO THE STATE'S EFFORTS AT PRISON REFORM, AND SAYS SILLEN'S LACK OF COOPERATION WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION IS CREATING MORE PROBLEMS IN THE PRISON SYSTEM THAN IT IS SOLVING.

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SUPER: ROBERT SILLEN/EXECUTIVE MANAGER/INMATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

SOT: (0:36)

SAYS: "NOT A BAD QUESTION. EIGHTY-THOUSAND OF THEM, 80,000 OF THE 173,000 ARE NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS. UNLESS SOMEONE TRULY ADDRESSES IN A MEANINGFUL FASHION SENTENCING REFORM AND PAROLE REFORM, THEN THIS IS JUST GOING TO GO ON FOREVER, AND FRANKLY I DON'T THINK IT WILL GO ON FOREVER. I DON'T THINK THE FEDERAL COURTS WILL LET IN GO ON FOREVER. THERE'S STILL TIME FOR THE STATE TO STRAIGHTEN IT OUT, BUT MAYBE IT'S NOT IN THEIR BEST POLITICAL INTERESTS TO STRAIGHTEN IT OUT. BECAUSE IF THE COURT'S DO IT, THEN THEY CAN ALWAYS POINT THE FINGER AND SAY THE COURTS DO IT. THEIR ONLY PROBLEM IS CAN THEY CONVINCE THEIR CONSTITUENTS TO RE-ELECT THEM WHEN HEY DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY WERE ELECTED TO COME HERE TO DO."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN TODD SPITZER/R-ORANGE

SOT: (0:09)

SAYS: "HE'S CREATING SO MUCH CHAOS IN OUR PRISONS, HE'S PUTTING PRISONERS ABOVE THE CITIZENS, HE'S PUTTING PRISONERS ABOVE THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, IT'S NO WONDER NO ONE WANTS TO WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS."

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