Press Releases

March 02, 2022

Senator Durazo has introduced SB 1044, which aims to protect workers during natural disasters by requiring clear requirements and procedures for employers to uphold. 

February 17, 2022

Senator Durazo has introduced SB 1095, legislation for Equity in Climate Action, which would require that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) assess the social and economic impacts of any proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule or regulation that will significantly affect air qual

September 28, 2021

Governor Newsom has signed SB 321, the Health and Safety for All Workers Act, creating the first ever guidelines for health and safety for domestic workers in California.                        

September 27, 2021

Governor Newsom has signed State Senator María Elena Durazo’s (D-Los Angeles) SB 639 into law, which will phase out the use of the federal 14(c) certificate in California, and ultimately prohibit paying workers with disabilities less than the California minimum wage and transition workers with di

September 27, 2021

In response to Governor Newsom signing SB 62, the Garment Worker Protection Act, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), who authored the bill, issued the following statement: 

September 24, 2021

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senator María Elena Durazo’s legislation SB 334 to require private, for-profit detention facilities and prisons operating in California to uphold basic health and safety standards for people being detained in these facilities.

July 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES – In response to Governor Gavin Newsom signing SB 51 on Friday, Senator Durazo issued the following statement:

July 01, 2021

The 2021-2022 budget set to be signed by Governor Newsom will include a groundbreaking California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit that would simultaneously confront the homelessness crisis facing California, address the job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that have disproportionately harmed