SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on the Governor’s signing AB 857 (Cooper), requiring individuals who assemble homemade own guns to seek a serial number for the weapon and pass a background check ith the Department of Justice:
“My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Sharon Runner’s family and friends as all of us in the Senate mourn her loss. While battling a tragic illness, Senator Runner endured and showed a real commitment to representing the people of her district. She committed her life to lifting all children with a quality education by helping found the Desert Christian schools and fought tirelessly for small businesses during her time in the Assembly and Senate.
LOS ANGELES – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), in his capacity as Acting Governor, issued a proclamation today declaring July 8, 2016 as “Vin Scully Day” in the State of California to honor the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer.
The text of the proclamation is below:
LOS ANGELES - California Acting Governor and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León issued the following statement regarding the attacks on law enforcement in Dallas, Texas.
"I deeply mourn with the families and friends of the five brave police officers killed in Dallas, Texas last night. As our nation continues to grapple with issues of race and gun safety, violence should never be the answer. In my capacity as Acting Governor, I have ordered flags in all state buildings to be lowered in the officers' memory until sunset on July 12."
Statements from Legislative Leaders
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statements on the Legislature’s passage of the nation’s strongest gun-violence prevention measures.
SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature today gave final approval to the “No Place Like Home” initiative, a first-of-its kind plan to assist local communities in preventing and addressing homelessness. This proposal provides $2 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with mental illness. The “No Place Like Home” initiative takes a “housing first” approach, which has been used successfully in other states and is considered best practice by many homeless advocates and social service experts.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee appointment:
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) today announced an agreement on the landmark ‘No Place Like Home’ legislation (AB 1618/AB 1622) to provide $2 billion for the housing and treatment of mentally ill Californians who are homeless, releasing the following statements:
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s deadlocked ruling in the U.S. v. Texas case: