Press Releases

January 15, 2014

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.

January 15, 2014

RE: AB 60 Implementation

January 15, 2014

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.

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.

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.

November 22, 2013


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

November 22, 2013

Santa Rosa City Teen Tragedy Highlights Need for Imitation Weapon Legislation

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.