Press Releases

RELEASE: Senator De León Introduces Bond Funding Transparency and Accountability LA Times Coverage Revealed Mismanagement

April 04, 2011

(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.

RELEASE: Legislation to Ban Cop-Killer Bullets Passes Senate

June 01, 2011

(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.

RELEASE: Senate Approves Bill to End “On Your Knees” Bathroom Cleaning and Backbreaking Bed-Making Practices for Hotel Housekeepers

June 01, 2011

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.

Statement on SB 798

June 22, 2011

LAPD Chief Beck and the Senator

“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.”

RELEASE: Hotel Housekeeping Bill to End “On Our Knees” Bathroom Cleaning and Backbreaking Bed-Making Practices Passes Assembly Labor Committee

June 22, 2011

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.”

PARA DIFUSION INMEDIATA: Un Rio Metálico de Armas de Estados Unidos Genera la Guerra Mexicana Anti-narcoticos

July 06, 2011

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.