Press Releases

April 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Transportation & Housing Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 1275 (De León) today, propelling California toward its goal of putting one million electric cars, trucks and buses on the state’s roads within the next ten years.

March 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA – On March 9, 2014, the citizens of El Salvador voted to select a new government to lead the country for the next five years. According to international observers, including the Organization of American States (OAS), the United Nations (UN), and hundreds of U.S. citizens, the elections were free and democratic. El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has been praised by observers for their great work and professionalism.

March 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA—El día 9 de marzo del presente año, el pueblo Salvadoreño salió a votar masivamente para elegir al nuevo presidente que dirigirá al país por los próximos cinco años

March 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) review of the Off-Site Soil Sampling Report, dated February 18, 2014.

February 27, 2014

SANTA CLARA – Focused on the question of how to best leverage limited public dollars and maximize reductions in energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), Senator Kevin de Leόn, Chair of the Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, convened a hearing in Silicon Valley with local Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose). Experts from private capital and clean energy companies explored California's opportunities to more effectively attain our goals to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

February 24, 2014

 Proposal Will Bring One Million Electric Cars, Trucks and Buses in Ten Years;

February 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO --  Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding Exide Technologies’ February 7, 2014 lawsuit filing in Los Angeles Superior Court asking a judge to set aside South Coast Air Quality Management District’s recent amendments to its Rule 1420.1.

February 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Highlighting the need for a culture change, Senator Kevin de Leόn and Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair and Vice Chair, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson announced Senate Bill 967 which will require California colleges and universities to address campus sexual violence by requiring them to adopt consistent victim-centered sexual assault response policies and protocols that follow best practices and professional standards.

February 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO –Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in State Capitol Room 1190, Senator Kevin de León and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will announce new legislation to address sexual assault on college campuses with the Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair and Vice Chair, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.

WHEN:         Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:        State Capitol, Room 1190

January 31, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee has approved the establishment of a Council of Economic and Policy Advisors as a collaborative relationship between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management and the State Senate. This new partnership creates an official channel for legislators to approach academics for solutions to overcome complex issues.