June 06, 2014

Policy Direction for the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Rivers and Coastal Protection Bond Act

LOS ANGELES – Focused on the question of how to best meet the needs of park-poor communities, Senators Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Fran Pavley (D-Agora Hills) held a Joint Informational Hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, and the Senate Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness at Marsh Park (funded by AB 31) on the Los Angeles River on Friday, June 6, 2014.

June 06, 2014

Long-term clean infrastructure investment - smart growth & jobs, to meet California’s landmark climate goals

LOS ANGELES – Presenting a long-term investment strategy that would further California’s pursuit of its landmark greenhouse gas reduction goals, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and State Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) at a downtown press conference in Los Angeles this morning, Friday, June 6, 2014. 

June 05, 2014

 Joint Informational Hearing

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and WaterSenate Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness

Pavley and De Leon, chairs

Friday, June 6, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Marsh Park, 2960 Marsh Street, Los Angeles, California

Informational Hearing:  The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Rivers and Coastal Protection Bond Act

June 04, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Announcing a campaign to erase the stain of Proposition 187, the most mean-spirited proposition in California’s history, today, June 4, 2014, legislative leaders announced Senate Bill 396 to repeal Proposition 187.

“Today we remember the xenophobic sentiments that spurred Proposition 187, and we announce Senate Bill 396 to erase its stain from our law books. California will lead the country forward to a brighter day where immigrants are treated with dignity and given an opportunity to thrive,” said Senator Kevin de León, author of Senate Bill 396.

June 03, 2014

Remember, Erase, Lead

SACRAMENTO – Today, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in State Capitol Room 1190, new legislation will be announced. Senate Bill 396 (De León) will erase Proposition 187, one of the most mean-spirited and un-American propositions in this state’s history, from the code books.

May 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Highlighting the need for a major culture change, Senators Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) secured the votes necessary for Senate Bill 967 to pass the California State Senate. This legislation will require California colleges and universities to address campus sexual violence by requiring them to adopt consistent survivor-centered sexual assault response policies and protocols that follow best practices and professional standards. The Senate floor vote on May 29, 2014, was 27 ayes – 4 noes.

May 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES – To fulfill the vision of a restored and revitalized Los Angeles River, the majority of the federal funding match will need to come from the state of California.

“Congratulations to Mayor Eric Garcetti for his extraordinary hard work leading the charge in D.C., securing the victory of this plan that fulfills the long-held dream of the people of Los Angeles having access to a natural oasis in the middle of our city,” Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

May 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee approved SR 44 (De León/Steinberg), a new house rule to establish fundraising blackout periods during the most critical times of the year to ensure that Members of the Senate are solely-focused on legislative business. The vote held today, May 21, 2014, was 4 ayes – 0 noes.  

May 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Senate approved legislation to significantly strengthen the gift limitations under the Political Reform Act today, Monday, May 19, 2014, by passing Senate bill 1443 by Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles). The Senate floor vote was 34 ayes – 0 noes.