Press Releases

October 24, 2013

LOS ANGELES—The District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court today extended the deadline by 90 days whereby local residents who may have been damaged by the Exide Technologies battery plant in the City of Vernon may file personal injury claims.  The judge’s ruling came in response to a request by Senator Kevin de Leόn (d-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) asking for residents to be exempted from the bankruptcy proceedings or at the very least be given a six month extension of the deadline when they would have time to submit proof if they want to submit a claim.

October 16, 2013

<p>LOS ANGELES, CA – Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), today called on the District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court to exempt personal injury claims by local residents from the bankruptcy proceedings surrounding the Exide Technologies lead battery recycling plant. &nbsp;The Court has notified residents of the City of Vernon and surrounding communities, who may have suffered damages, that they have only until October 31, 2013 to submit proof if they want to submit a claim.

October 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 39 (De León) today, which protects local agencies from frivolous lawsuits filed by public officers convicted of felonies against the public’s trust in order to recuperate lost pension benefits.

October 09, 2013

 SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, October 9, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 402 (De León), which helps achieve health equity for mothers and their newborns by requiring all perinatal hospitals in California to implement the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” recommended by the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

October 05, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, October 5, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 4 (Ammiano), known as the TRUST Act, which ends the abuses under the federal government’s Secure Communities (S-Comm) program. Under S-Comm, local law enforcement uses local resources to detain people – many of whom are never charged with a crime – for federal immigration purposes.

October 03, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA – Hoy 3 de octubre del 2013, el Gobernador Jerry Brown firmó el Proyecto de Ley AB 60, el cual otorga el derecho a los residentes indocumentados para poder solicitar licencias para conducir. El Senador Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles) tomó las riendas de la medida en el Senado.  El, en conjunto con otros miembros de la Bancada Legislativa Latina Demócrata, lucharon para obtener apoyo para el proyecto de ley y se aseguraron de que tuviera los votos necesarios para que la medida progresara.

September 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Governor signed Senate Bill 606 (De León) today, September 24, 2013, increasing the penalties for the intentional harassment of a child because of their parents’ employment.