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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.

September 13, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA –Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has released the following statement:

“At the request of Governor Jerry Brown, I have agreed to work with his office during the interim to find a practical solution to keeping ammunition out of the hands of criminals,” Senator De León said. “The Governor has expressed a resolve to help stem the continued outbreak of gun violence, and combat the easy accessibility to firearm ammunition. I look forward to working with Governor and moving this bill to his desk in January.” 

September 13, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Both houses of the Legislature voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 39, 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.

“The Legislature voted to protect local government from overly greedy officials that have for too long defrauded the public,” Senator Kevin de León said. “SB 39 is permanent and lasting relief in order to safeguard cities across the state.”

September 12, 2013

 SACRAMENTO, CA – Hoy miembros Latinos del Senado Estatal de California encabezan el avance de AB 60 (Alejo). El objetivo de esta medida es proveer a los residentes indocumentados  una licencia estatal válida para conducir.

September 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Latino members of the California State Senate today are spearheading the passage of AB 60 (Alejo). The bill aims to provide undocumented residents in California with a valid driver’s license. AB 60 passed the Senate this afternoon and is now in the Assembly pending further consideration. 

September 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate today approved Assembly Bill 241 (Ammiano), the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, with Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) as floor manager. The vote was 22-12.

September 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the UC Davis Center for Human Lactation and the California WIC Association (CWA), released “Policies, Promises, and Practice,” newly released state and county fact sheets that highlight the exclusive breastfeeding “gap” is greatest in hospitals serving low-income mothers and babies. The data also shows that breastfeeding-supportive hospital policies ensure quality maternity care that mothers can count on.