Press Releases

March 19, 2021

Senator María Elena Durazo, alongside co-authors Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), has introduced SB 575 to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) formula for the Violation

March 04, 2021

LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) with co-authors Senators Nancy Skinner (D-Alameda) and Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Alex Lee (D-San Jose) introduced SB 731, groundbreaking criminal just

March 04, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) has introduced SB 639, legislation that would prohibit paying workers with disabilities less than the California minimum wage.

March 01, 2021

LOS ANGELES - In response to the rise in hate crimes and attacks on Asian Americans in California and across the country, Senator Durazo (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on Monday:

February 09, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights that would 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.

January 08, 2021

LOS ANGELES - In response to Governor Newsom's proposed state budget released this morning, Senator María Elena Durazo issued the following statement:

February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Last week, State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) today introduced Senate Bill 1190, which would enable all victims of violent crimes and their families to terminate a lease without penalty within 180 days of the crime having occurred.

February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) today introduced Senate Bill 1333 to create the California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit.

October 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – This week, Senator María Elena Durazo (D – Los Angeles) will lead a bi-partisan delegation to Mexico to survey the extensive social and economic ties between California and Mexico.