SACRAMENTO—The Senate today approved legislation (SB 808) by Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) to ban the sale, manufacture, purchase and trafficking of plastic and self-made firearms – referred to as “ghost guns” – in California. The bill requires self-made or assembled firearms to contain permanent pieces of metal and to be registered with the Department of Justice (DOJ) through a serial number and gun owner background check. The Senate floor vote was 21 ayes – 9 noes.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today made the following remarks in his address to the National Academy of Social Insurance, Annual Policy Research Conference, at the National Press Club, via webcast.
“I am pleased to finally see national attention to the plight of millions of working Americans who have no pensions. Listening to the President’s State of the Union last night, it’s promising that he is directing the Treasury to tackle this issue.
SACRAMENTO – The Senate approved legislation today by Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) that will set deadlines to shut down hazardous waste facilities that continue to violate health and safety laws while operating on expired permits. The bill (SB 812) will strengthen the hazardous waste regulatory system, beginning with addressing when final permit decisions must be mad
LOS ANGELES – Senators Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) today unveiled legislation that will implement a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags, promote recycling and California manufacturing, and provide financial incentives to maintain and retrain California employees in affected industries. The lawmakers were joined by environmental, worker and manufacturing representatives at the news con
SACRAMENTO -- Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) applauded the action of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for filing a lawsuit today seeking up to $40 million in penalties from Exide Technologies for air quality violations from illegal emissions of lead and arsenic.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today accused the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) of “repeated failures to protect our most vulnerable communities from toxic polluters,” in testimony before a Senate Environmental Quality Committee oversight hearing on California’s hazardous waste regulatory system. At the hearing the committee voted 6-0 in support of Senate Bill 812 (De Leόn) to strengthen the hazardous waste regulatory system and set deadlines for when final permit decisions must be made by DTSC.
SACRAMENTO,CA – Calling it “an important step toward reforming local corruption,” Senator Kevin de Leόn today applauded an $8 million tax credit award from Treasurer Bill Lockyer and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee to the City of Vernon to build new housing and bring in more residents to the largely industrial area.
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