May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a time to recognize the contributions of our Asian and Pacific Islander community in the United States.
This month is Autism Awareness Month nation-wide. Autism is the common use term for a complex assortment of neurological disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Prompted by a suspected hate crime in his district, pro Tem Steinberg has proclaimed April 13th to be “We are all Sikh day” in Sacramento. Events will take place in Sacramento and at the State Capitol with a ceremony on the Senate floor on April 11th.
(Sacramento, CA) — Recent media coverage in the Los Angeles Times regarding the mismanagement and conflict-of-interest violations in the Los Angeles Community College District’s $5.7 Billion construction program has highlighted the need for increased oversight of bond fund expenditures and ethics standards.
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(Sacramento, CA) Today, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The California State Senate voted today 22 to 16 to pass Senate Bill 124, the Cop-Killer Bullet Ban Protection Act. Despite the gun lobby’s concerted and misguided efforts to keep cop-killer bullets legal and accessible, strong law enforcement support from up and down the state won over the majority of Legislators.
SB 432 (D-DeLeón) heads to Assembly
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California State Senate approved today, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Senate Bill 432, a pioneering piece of legislation to prevent work-related injuries in hotel housekeepers.
“The bill is being held in committee while I work to secure the necessary votes to move it to the Assembly Floor. The safety of our law enforcement officers and the public depends on this advancing. This does not inhibit recreational BB gun enthusiasts. It will keep copycat handguns and military style assault weapons off our streets. It is a small price to pay if we spare even one life lost needlessly.”
SACRAMENTO– The California State Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today advanced Senate Bill 432 (De Leόn), a bill seeking to outlaw unsafe housekeeping practices that result in housekeepers cleaning bathroom floors on their knees for lack of mops and lifting heavy mattresses for lack of fitted sheets.
“The hotels change their sheet inventory frequently. There will be no added expense,” said the bill’s author Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-22). “All we ask is that when the hotels make their next purchase, half of the sheets be fitted. It is a minor action for them but a major benefit to employee health, safety, happiness and productivity.”
Un Rio Metálico de Armas de Estados Unidos Genera la Guerra Mexicana Anti-narcoticos
La Resolución del Senador De León Promueve Mayor Cumplimiento del Gobierno Federal
(Sacramento, CA) – Respondiendo a un flujo obsceno de armas que migran libremente a través de la frontera de Estados Unidos hacia México, el Senador Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles) ha presentado una Resolución Conjunta Bicameral (SJR 10) del Senado exhortando al Presidente y al Congreso de los Estados Unidos de plantear un plan integral para detener el tráfico de armas ilícitas estadounidenses hacia México.