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Friday, June 29, 2007

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1. BUDGET DEADLINE............................................VO/SOT

2. NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT...................UNSCRIPTED

3. IMPORT SAFETY..................................................VO/SOT

4. TIM BROWN AT CHP ACADEMY........................VO/SOT

5. VARIOUS SPINACH..........................................REQUEST

1. BUDGET DEADLINE VO/SOT

LIVE: THE COMMITTEE OF SENATE AND ASSEMBLY MEMBERS THAT CONVENED TO COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE SPENDING PLANS GENERATED BY BOTH HOUSES IS SET TO CLOSE TODAY. BUT REPUBLICANS DO NOT LIKE THE PLAN GENERATED BY MAJORITY DEMOCRATS AND NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN LEADERS ON BOTH SIDES IS EXPECTED BEFORE A PLAN CAN BE REACHED.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25) THIS EXPECTED FINAL MEETING OF THE BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TODAY COMES ONE DAY BEFORE THE BUDGET IS SUPPOSED TO BE SIGNED ACCORDING TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION. THE LEGISLATURE'S DEADLINE FOR PASSING A BUDGET IS JUNE 15TH AND A VOTE IN EITHER HOUSE ON A SPENDING PLAN HAS YET TO BE TAKEN. STATE CONTROLLER JOHN CHIANG WHO SIGNS CHECKS ISSUED BY THE STATE SAYS DEBT SERVICE, PAY FOR STATE EMPLOYEES COVERED BY CERTAIN FEDERAL STANDARDS AND IN HOME SUPPORT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE. PAYMENTS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND REMEDIAL SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS WILL STOP AS WILL PAY AND PER DIEM FOR LEGISLATORS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES AND SOME VENDORS WHO CONTRACT WITH THE STATE.

SUPER: JOHN CHIANG/CONTROLLER/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:31)

SAYS: "WE DON'T WANT TO COUNT REVENUES THAT IN FACT ARE NOT REAL, WE DON'T WANT TO INCUR OBLIGATIONS THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE THE BURDEN OF THE TAX PAYERS OF CALIFORNIA. SO WE SHOULD HAVE A SMART BUDGET, BUT CERTAINLY WE DON'T WANT TO GO TOO LONG BECAUSE WE CREATE CASH FLOW PROBLEMS FOR EDUCATIONAL DISTRICTS, SPECIAL DISTRICTS FOR LOCAL JURISDICTIONS, WE CREATE PROBLEMS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR VENDORS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE STATE. THEY ARE OFTENTIMES VERY SMALL BUSINESSES WHO ALSO HAVE MAJOR CASH FLOW ISSUES."

SUPER: JUNE 30, 2006/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG: REPUBLICANS SAY THE BUDGET MAJORITY DEMOCRATS SUPPORT IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE IS NOT BALANCED WHILE DEMOCRATS CONTEND THEIR PROPOSAL IS IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S. LAST YEAR THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE STATE BUDGET ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEADLINE.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: JOHN CHIANG/CONTROLLER/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "ASIDE FROM WHAT'S PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF STATE GOVERNMENT IS AN OBLIGATION WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY AT THE VERY MOMENT THOSE BILLS COME DUE. HOPEFULLY THE LEGISLATORS WILL PASS THE BILL, THE GOVERNOR WILL SIGN THE BILL SO WE WON'T RUN INTO THOSE PROBLEMS IN LATE JULY."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN LAIRD/D-SANTA CRUZ/BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "WE HAVE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT PRIORITIES AND WHILE WE WANT TO PROTECT TRANSIT IN SCHOOLS AND PEOPLE ON SOCIAL SECURITY, WE STILL DO THAT IN THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK OF THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET. I THINK FOR THE REPUBLICANS, IT'S STILL A GOOD BUDGET BECAUSE THERE ARE NO NEW TAXES AND NO NEW PROGRAMS, IT MEETS EVERYBODY'S NEEDS. AND IT'S FRUSTRATING PEOPLE DON'T FEEL THE SAME URGENCY GETTING TO A FINAL CONCLUSION."

SUPER: SENATOR DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH/R-MURRIETTA

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "IT DOESN'T RAISE TAXES THAT'S TRUE BUT A BALANCED BUDGET MEANS IT TAKES IN THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT IT SPENDS IN A GIVEN YEAR, IT SPENDS ABOUT TWO AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS MORE THAN IT TAKES IN NEXT YEAR SO WE NEED TO GET THAT DOWN TO A BALANCED BUDGET. A BALANCED BUDGET IS A BALANCED BUDGET, THERE'S REALLY NOT TOO MANY WAYS TO DEFINE IT."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN LAIRD/D-SANTA CRUZ/BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

SPANISH

SOT: (:28)

SAYS: "TENEMOS UN PRESUPUESTO ... DEL GOBERNADOR."

2. NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT UNSCRIPTED

FEEDING VIDEO AND SOUNDBITES UNSCRIPTED OF NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT 7/1/07.

INFO: SEVERAL BILLS SIGNED BETWEEN 2003 AND 2006 HAVE EFFECTIVE DATES JULY FIRST OF THIS YEAR (SUNDAY). GENERALLY BILLS TAKE EFFECT JANUARY FIRST OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR BUT OTHERS DO SO MID YEAR TO GIVE TIME TO ENACT OR FOR VARIOUS OTHER REASONS. SB-611 BY FORMER SENATOR JACKIE SPEIER (D-HILLSBOROUGH) WAS SIGNED IN 2006 AND REQUIRES MEAT AND POULTRY SUPPLIERS WHO SELL PRODUCTS IN CALIFORNIA TO NOTIFY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES WITH A LIST OF PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS IN CALIFORNIA WHO RECEIVED THE PRODUCT IF THERE IS A RECALL OF SUCH PRODUCTS. SB-719 BY SENATOR GLORIA ROMERO (D-LOS ANGELES) FINISHES LEGISLATION SIGNED IN 2005 REGARDING POLICE PURSUITS. THAT BILL REQUIRED POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR PURSUITS. THE PROVISION THAT TAKES EFFECT THIS WEEKEND ALLOWS POLICE AND THEIR DEPARTMENTS TO BE IMMUNE FROM LAWSUITS IF THEIR GUIDELINES ARE IN WRITING AND IF TRAINING OCCURS YEARLY. AB-2449 BY ASSEMBLYMAN LLOYD LEVINE (D-VAN NUYS) REQUIRES GROCERY AND BIG BOX STORES MORE THAN 10,000 SQUARE FEET TO PROVIDE RECYCLING FOR PLASTIC BAGS. IT WAS SIGNED IN 2006. SB-78 BY SENATOR TOM TORLAKSON (D-ANTIOCH) SIGNED IN 2003 REQUIRES STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PASS A STANDARDIZED PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST TO TAKE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES IN THEIR THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. SB-144 BY SENATOR GEORGE RUNNER WAS SIGNED IN 2006 AND CLARIFIES STANDARDS SUCH AS TEMPERATURES FOR FOOD STORAGE AND OTHER FOOD SAFETY THAT RESTAURANTS MUST FOLLOW.

SUPER: FILE

VO: (2:00)

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN LLOYD LEVINE/D-VAN NUYS

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "A FEW STORES HAD DONE THIS IN THE PAST, THERE WAS NO UNIFORM PROGRAM, THERE WAS RAMP UP FOR THIS LEGISLATION BUT THIS WILL GET US THE MOST AVAILABLE AVENUES FOR RECYCLING OTHER THAN CURB SIDE RECYCLING IN CALIFORNIA. THERE WILL BE 7000 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WE ANTICIPATE PEOPLE CAN TAKE THEM BACK AND HAVE THEM RECYCLED."

SUPER: SENATOR GEORGE RUNNER/R-LANCASTER

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD SAFETY .. THE TEMPERATURE OF THE FOOD, HOW IT'S SERVED, HOW IT'S STORED SO THAT WHEN WE GO TO A RESTAURANT, WE DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHETHER WE'RE GETTING SICK OR NOT. SO THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO UPDATE OUR CODES TO MAKE THE FOOD SAFER FOR OUR CITIZENS HERE IN CALIFORNIA."

SUPER: SENATOR TOM TORLAKSON/D-ANTIOCH

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "BASICALLY I BELIEVE AS STUDENTS GET A WAKE UP CALL, YOU KNOW THIS IS A SERIOUS TEST, IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CAN GOOF OFF AT, IF WE DO SOME WORK, WE'RE GOING TO GET IN ENOUGH SHAPE TO PASS THE TEST, WE WON'T HAVE THIS HUGE INFLUX OF STUDENTS NEEDING TO TAKE A THIRD YEAR OR REQUIRED TO TAKE A THIRD YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL."

3. IMPORT SAFETY VO/SOT

LIVE: THE STATE SENATOR WHO CHAIRS THE AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE IS CONDUCTING HEARINGS AND SEEKING TO GATHER INFORMATION ON FOOD IMPORTS AND HOW TO PROTECT CALIFORNIANS FROM DANGEROUS ADDITIVES IN FOOD AND DRUGS, PARTICULARLY FROM CHINA.

SUPER: FILE

VO: (:20) SENATOR ABEL MALDONADO CONDUCTED AN INFORMATIONAL HEARING LAST WEEK IN SALINAS ABOUT THE INSPECTION PROCESS FOR IMPORTED FOODS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF LABELING FOOD AND DRUG PRODUCTS WITH THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. MALDONADO SAYS REPORTS OF TAINTED PET FOOD, TOOTHPASTE AND OTHER PRODUCTS PARTICULARLY FROM CHINA HAVE BEEN UNSETTLING AND THAT THE STATE MUST STEP IN, GIVEN THAT FEDERAL INSPECTORS ONLY INSPECT ONE PERCENT OF FOREIGN IMPORTS.

SUPER: SENATOR ABEL MALDONADO/R-SANTA MARIA/AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE CHAIR

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "BUT HEALTH SERVICES SAYS IT'S NOT THEIR RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY'RE WILLING TO ABDICATE IT TO THE FEDS .. WELL, IT'S GONNA BE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY WHEN PEOPLE GET HURT. PETS ARE HURT, PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE HURT, IT IS GOING TO BE OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY."

VO TAG: MALDONADO SAYS HE FINDS IT PARTICULARLY DISCONCERTING THAT FOOD THAT IS REJECTED FROM THE UNITED STATES IS SENT BACK TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND WORRIES THE 298 PRODUCTS REJECTED FROM CHINA FOR BANNED PESTICIDES, SALMONELLA AND OTHER HEALTH CONCERNS MAY COME BACK IN ANOTHER SHIPMENT AS PART OF THE 99 PERCENT OF GOODS THAT ARE NOT INSPECTED.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: SENATOR ABEL MALDONADO/R-SANTA MARIA/AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE CHAIR

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I'M IN THE PROCESS OF COMING TOGETHER WITH MY STAFF TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING, I DON'T WANT TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. BOTTOM LINE, I DO WANT US IN SUPPORT OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING IN PRODUCTS HERE IN CALIFORNIA, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S THE SAME STANDARDS THAT COME FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, WE'RE LOOKING FOR RESIDUE, WE'RE LOOKING FOR DISEASE, LOOKING FOR ALL THESE THINGS THAT ARE COMING FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY CHINA."

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "THERE IS A HUGE PROBLEM AND WE NEED TO FIX IT. THE PROBLEM WE HAVE TODAY IS THAT ONLY ONE PERCENT IS BEING INSPECTED AND WHEN THAT CONTAINER FAILS, AND GOES BACK TO CHINA THEY JUST PUT IT BACK ON THE SHIP AND BRING IT BACK BECAUSE 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME, IT'S GONNA COME THROUGH. IT'S FRIGHTENING AND I'M TRYING TO PUT SUNLIGHT ON THE ISSUE."

SPANISH

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "EL GOBIERNO FEDERAL Y EL GOBIERNO ... QUE HAIGA UNA INSPECCION."

4. TIM BROWN AT CHP VO/SOT

LIVE: FORMER OAKLAND RAIDERS STAR WIDE RECEIVER TIM BROWN

TAUGHT ABOUT 100 FATHERLESS YOUNG MEN A TRAINING CAMP ESPECIALLY FOR THEM.

SUPER: TODAY/CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ACADEMY/WEST SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE 10 TO 18 YEAR OLD BOYS WERE ALL TAKING PART IN THE NINTH ANNUAL TIM BROWN MINI CAMP. THIS YEAR'S AND LAST WERE AT THE HIGHWAY PATROL ACADEMY IN WEST SACRAMENTO. BROWN, OTHER FORMER NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS, COLLEGE PLAYERS AND C-H-P VOLUNTEERS HAD AN OPENING CEREMONY THEN IT WAS FOOTBALL DRILLS WITH THE KIDS.

SUPER: TIM BROWN/FORMER OAKLAND RAIDER

SOT: (:29)

SAYS: "IF THEY WERE ARRESTING TIM BROWN AND PULLING TIM BROWN FOR DRUNK DRIVING I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WOULD PUT THEIR NAME BEHIND THAT SO IT'S BECAUSE OF WHAT I DID THOSE SIXTEEN YEARS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO BE HERE TODAY. YOU GUYS ARE AT THE STAGE OF YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU'RE FRESH, WHILE YOU HAVE THINGS GOING FOR YOU MAKE GREAT CHOICES AND RIGHT DECISIONS FOR YOURSELVES."

VO TAG: BROWN SAYS HE HAD TO LEAVE THIS YEAR'S CAMP EARLY TO TAKE PART IN A HEISMAN TROPHY EVENT.

5. VARIOUS SPINACH REQUEST

FEEDING VIDEO AND SOUNDBITES REGARDING E-COLI AND SPINACH PER STATION REQUEST.

SUPER: FEBRUARY 23, 2007/HEIDRICK AG HISTORY CENTER/WOODLAND

SUPER: JUNE 27, 2007/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: FILE

VO: (:55)

SUPER: ELISA ODABASHIAN/WEST COAST DIRECTOR/CONSUMERS UNION

SOT: (:28)

SAYS: "IT PUTS IT IN THE HANDS OF A GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOT HAVE AS PART OF ITS CHARGE THE PROMOTION OF THE LEAFY GREEN INDUSTRY, THE REGULATION OF THAT INDUSTRY. CURRENTLY IT'S ALL VOLUNTARY AND IT'S PRETTY MUCH BEEN RUN BY THE INDUSTRY ITSELF SO IT REQUIRES SAFETY REGULATIONS, GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES ON EVERY FARM AND EVERY PROCESSING FACILITY, AND ALSO IT'S NOT VOLUNTARY IT'S MANDATORY SO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE TO DO IT."

SOT: (:07) SAYS: "IF EATING ONE SET OF SPINACH PUTS 200 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL AND KILLS FIVE, PAYING A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR IT IS GOING TO BE WORTH IT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN DOUG LA MALFA/R-RICHVALE

SOT: (:37)

SAYS: "YOU HAVE THE PEER PRESSURE IN THE INDUSTRY, PEOPLE WANT TO COMPLY, THEY WANT TO HAVE A PROGRAM THAT'S DOING IT AND IT'S BEING ADDRESSED THAT WAY SO LET'S LET THIS PROGRAM WORK. SO IF IT DOESN'T WORK THEN DO YOU COME IN WITH THE BILLS? THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEBODY AROUND HERE THAT WANTS TO SHOVE BILLS ANYWAY, BUT I THINK THAT WHEN WE DEMONSTRATE OVER A COUPLE YEARS THAT THIS PROGRAM WORKS, THERE WON'T BE ANY NEED FOR LEGISLATION THERE WON'T BE NEED TO DISRUPT THE PROCESS ALREADY IN PLACE THAT'S GOING TO WORK. I MEAN, WE CAN NEVER LEGISLATE 100 PERCENT THE TYPE OF OCCURRENCES THAT CAN HAPPEN, IT'S A MOVING TARGET."

SUPER: BARDIN BENGARD/LEAFY GREEN ADVISORY BOARD ALTERNATE (FROM 2/23/07)

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "THE BEST INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY IS TO DO THE BEST JOB POSSIBLE AND WE KNOW HOW TO FARM, WE KNOW HOW TO MANUFACTURE PRODUCTS, AND HOW TO DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS WHICH FRANKLY THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T KNOW AND THE PEOPLE WHO HURT MOST ARE THE PRODUCERS. IT'S IN OUR INTEREST TO PUT OUT THE BEST PRODUCTS WE CAN, THE SAFEST PRODUCTS EVERYDAY."

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