May 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Senate Bill 270 (Padilla/De León/Lara) will be heard by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee in State Capitol, Room 447.

In January, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) crafted the SB 270 compromise which secured the votes necessary for passage in the Senate. Under aggressive opposition from out-of-state manufacturers, Wednesday’s hearing is the first time the bill will be heard in the Assembly.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Invitation to the government of El Salvador to partner with CA 

April 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding the April 10, 2014 traffic collision between a FedEx tractor trailer and a bus carrying high school students, as well as adults, from Southern California, en route to tour Humboldt State University.

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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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 16, 2014

 SACRAMENTO --  Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) applauded the action of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for filing a lawsuit today seeking up to $40 million in penalties from Exide Technologies for air quality violations from illegal emissions of lead and arsenic.

January 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Senators Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) today unveiled legislation that will implement a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags,  promote recycling and California manufacturing, and provide financial incentives to maintain and retrain California employees in affected industries.   The lawmakers were joined by environmental, worker and manufacturing representatives at the news con

January 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Senate approved legislation today by Senator Kevin de Len (D-Los Angeles) that will set deadlines to shut down hazardous waste facilities that continue to violate health and safety laws while operating on expired permits.  The bill (SB 812) will strengthen the hazardous waste regulatory system, beginning with addressing when final permit decisions must be mad