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Sacramento, Calif.— Building on some of the legislative work done as part of a landmark year for plastic and battery recycling in California, Senator Josh Newman has introduced a bill to create a statewide collection and recycling program for textiles. Under SB 707, producers of clothing and other textiles will be required to implement and fund an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that will enhance recycling and increase reuse in this important sector.

Sacramento, Calif.— As Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Josh Newman introduced SB 760 today, which requires all K-12 schools in California to provide appropriate and equitable access to all-gender restrooms for students to use during school hours.

Sacramento, Calif.— Senator Josh Newman, Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, introduced his first education bill of the year, SB 291, which will ensure all K-8 pupils in California have access to a minimum standard of recess while prohibiting the withholding of recess as a form of punishment or discipline.

Sacramento, Calif. — With the support of the California Secretary of State, California Common Cause, and the League of Women Voters of California, State Senator Josh Newman introduced a constitutional amendment today that, when approved by California voters, will ensure that future statewide and legislative recalls in California are democratic, objective and less susceptible to hyper-partisan gamesmanship.

Sacramento, Calif.— State Senator Josh Newman introduced legislation today requiring candidates running for office in California to submit their prior education, military experience and work history to the Secretary of State at the time of filing. As a result, this bill will create a straightforward basis for holding candidates accountable for the willful misrepresentation of their background or professional qualifications.

Sacramento, Calif. — State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has been named Chair of the Senate’s Committee on Education by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. The committee oversees an array of education issues, from early childhood and K-12 through higher education, including adult and special education; after-school programming; alternative education; career technical education; teacher credentialing; and school infrastructure.

Fullerton, Calif - RevHubOC, a California Social Purpose Corporation, along with partners OneOC, the Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton, the North Orange County Community College District, the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CIELO, Advance OC, the Orange County MultiEthnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (OC MECCA), and the Social Science Research Center at Cal State Fullerton, announced today an $8.5 million grant through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and Senator Josh Newman (CA-29

Fullerton, Calif. Orange County elected officials and local service providers were joined by Governor Gavin Newsom today for the grand opening of a new homeless outreach facility in the city of Fullerton.