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Newsom signs bill to combat cyberattacks against K-12 schools

Legislation aimed at tackling the issue of cyberattacks on the state's public K-12 education system was signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.

SACRAMENTO – Legislation aimed at tackling the issue of cyberattacks on the state's public K-12 education system was signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.

Introduced by Assemblymember Diane Papan, D-San Mateo, Assembly Bill 1023 passed the state senate unanimously last month.

YouTube expands in San Bruno

Assemblymember Diane Papan, D-San Mateo, was also in attendance at the unveiling, commending YouTube both for the role they play in bolstering the local economy and providing communication services for individuals across the globe.

Did You Know Your Car’s Tires Could Be Harming Salmon?

To this end, CalTrout also supports Assembly Bill 756 introduced by Assembly Member Diane Papan and sponsored by California Coastkeeper Alliance. This bill would direct Caltrans to further study the issue and assess the use of biofiltration to limit 6PPD from getting into our waterways. Biofiltration works by capturing stormwater before it reaches streams and filtering out pollutants, but could be expensive to implement at scale. Preliminary research suggests that biofiltration could be useful in mitigating 6PPD impacts.


Protecting our water for everyone

Climate change is already harming California — and that means too little and sometimes too much water. Water management has never been simple in California. And it’s not getting easier.

With our varied and now wildly alternating climate, California’s 40 million residents and the largest agricultural economy in the nation face risks on many fronts. Water is our most critical resource for cities and farms. It is also the lifeblood of our rivers and the San Francisco Bay-Delta.  

Government Watch

Assembly Bill 246, a bill to remove toxic chemicals from menstrual products introduced by Assemblymember Diane Papan, D-San Mateo, was approved May 15 by the California Assembly by a vote of 64-0.

In California, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances class chemicals have already been removed from clothing, children’s toys, cookware and food packaging but remain in many menstrual products. AB 246 will remove these chemicals from menstrual products, according to Papan’s office.

Papan Bill to Regulate Peer to Peer Car Rental Services

Assembly Bill 893 will ensure that vehicles rented through third party platforms similarly pay local and state fees that support vital public services, placing the peer to peer platforms on a level playing field with traditional car rental services. These include local levies such as those imposed in San Mateo County that help address local needs and fees supporting the California Office of Tourism which markets California as a destination, helping to attract billions of dollars in spending by visitors.

Papan prepared for brand-new Assembly role

Will be sworn in Monday, and set to prioritize water and climate issues

Following her recent victory in the November elections, newly-elected Assemblymember Diane Papan is preparing to represent San Mateo County in the recently formed 21st Assembly District…

“I’m tremendously honored to have the opportunity to serve,” Papan said. “We’ve got a lot of challenges ahead, and we are going to work very hard. My goal is to work together on our most pressing needs.”

…Her immediate policy focus is on water supply and drought, climate resilience through Bay adaptation investments to deal with the increased risk of flooding, and affordable housing.