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By Assemblywoman Laurie Davies | Contributing columnist PUBLISHED: October 18, 2021 at 9:19 a.m. | UPDATED: October 18, 2021 at 9:19 a.m.   It feels like every day there is a new catastrophe facing Californians: More than 70 cargo ships are piled up at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports with no docking date in sight; a jobs report showed that more than 300,000 less jobs were created than what was projected; not to mention the thousands of gallons of oil washing up on Orange County shores. Democrats are failing Californians.
by: City News Service Posted: Oct 4, 2021 / 01:59 PM PDT / Updated: Oct 4, 2021 / 02:58 PM PDT SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday a bill, supported by San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan, that will require licensed alcohol and drug residential treatment facilities to maintain, on premises, at least two doses of naloxone or a similar drug approved for the treatment of an opioid overdose. Assembly Bill 381, authored by Assemblywoman Laurie Davies, R-Laguna Niguel and supported by Stephan’s office, also requires a staff member to be on the premises who has been trained on how to administer naloxone.
Yesterday, I was appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon to the Assembly Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill.
According to the latest update from the Unified Command leading the oil spill response along the Orange County coastline, sampling teams have conducted water and sediment samples, and the water and sediment data received from Orange County samples do not indicate a public health concern for short-term exposures from the use of beaches in the county. This recommendation does not apply to fishing and harvesting activities, which are being addressed by state officials.
OIL SPILL UPDATE Claims Process for Individuals or Businesses Claim Center Number: 866-985-8366 --- PROCESS FOR FILING A CLAIM: Contact Claims Call Center Claims representative will take the claim info (contact name, number, claim type) This information is forwarded to an Amplify Energy Claims Adjuster Claims Adjuster will reach out to Claimant and work direct with Claimant on documentation and requirements for the claim. --- CLAIM TYPES: Lost Wages (e.g., individual or business impacted due to beach closures, commercial fishing vessels) Personal Property Damage (e.g., an oiled boat)  
As my first #CALeg year officially comes to a close with all bill signings done, I'm proud to announce that ALL 6 of my bills, that made it through the legislative process, have bene signed into law! Assembly Bill 381 - Requires all drug treatment centers to carry opioid overdose emergency medication Naloxone (aka Narcan) on sight at all times and have staff trained on how to administer in case of emergencies.
Dana Point Harbor is officially open! Claims are available to any business that was affected by the harbor closure. For claims related to economic losses or assistance with oiled vessels, please call 1-866-985-8366.
As your new Assemblymember, I am extremely proud of my six bills that were passed unanimously through the California State Legislature this year. Assembly Bills 381, 419, 502, 543 and 938 have all been signed by the Governor into law, and one other bill is on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his signature. -- Assembly Bill 381 - Requires all drug treatment centers to carry opioid overdose emergency medication Naloxone (aka Narcan) on sight at all times and have staff trained on how to administer in case of emergencies. Assembly Bill 419 - Prohibits a defendant from being told any personally identifying information about a victim or witness of a crime.
We've received calls and emails from the residents of Assembly District 73 who are concerned and want to help. A hotline for wildlife impacted by the oil has been set up by Calwild, Oiled Wildlife Care Network, at (877) 823-6926. If you spot wildlife in need of care, please do not touch them and immediately call CalWild for help.
This past weekend 126,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean from an offshore rig near the Huntington Beach and Newport Beach shores. This oil spill is now one of the largest in Orange County history and will undoubtedly cause some environmental challenges in the years ahead.