Press Release
Monday, January 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Flanked by representatives from law enforcement and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today unveiled legislation to ban the sale, manufacture, purchase and trafficking of plastic and self-assembled firearms – often referred to as “ghost guns” -- in California.  Senate Bill 808 requires self-made or assembled guns to contain permanent pieces of metal and to be registered with the Department of Justice through a serial number and gun owner background check.

Media Advisory
Monday, January 13, 2014

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. the California Department of Justice will display homemade firearms in State Capitol Room 1190 to highlight the growing threat of untraceable and undetectable guns.

Press Release
Friday, January 10, 2014

Senator Kevin de León calls on South Coast Air Quality Management District Board to vote to amend a rule to would require owners or operators of large lead-acid battery recycling facilities to reduce arsenic emissions and other key toxic air contaminant emissions.

Press Release
Friday, November 22, 2013

 

La Tragedia del Adolescente de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa Resalta la Necesidad por Legislación de Armas de Imitación

Press Release
Friday, November 22, 2013

Santa Rosa City Teen Tragedy Highlights Need for Imitation Weapon Legislation

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Press Release
Saturday, October 26, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today urged Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy and the LAUSD Board of Education to “show greater collaborativeness” on behalf of the students.

Press Release
Thursday, October 24, 2013

LOS ANGELES—The District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court today extended the deadline by 90 days whereby local residents who may have been damaged by the Exide Technologies battery plant in the City of Vernon may file personal injury claims.  The judge’s ruling came in response to a request by Senator Kevin de Leόn (d-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) asking for residents to be exempted from the bankruptcy proceedings or at the very least be given a six month extension of the deadline when they would have time to submit proof if they want to submit a claim.