September 18, 2014

Senator Kevin de León, Rev. Msgr. John Moretta, and L.A. City Councilmemer Jose Huizar and Boyle Heights/South East L.A. Residents

September 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Sending a powerful signal to other states and nations that Hollywood is here to stay, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1839 extending and expanding the California Film and Television Tax Credit.

September 16, 2014

SB 967 Student Advocates

September 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Erasing the stain of Prop. 187, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 396 (De León). This legislation removes all unconstitutional provisions of Proposition 187 from our state laws and helps California move beyond this painful and harmful chapter in history.

“SB 396 closes a dark chapter in our state’s history, and brings dignity and respect to the national immigration debate. California is leading the country integrating immigrants into society and recognizing them as contributors to our economy,” said Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

August 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 270 (Padilla-De León-Lara) has passed both houses of the California State Legislature. The final Senate vote was 22-15.

“In crafting this compromise, our focus was on doing away with single-use plastic bags, changing consumer behavior, and importantly, supporting and expanding California jobs,” said Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). “SB 270 is a win-win for the environment and for California workers.”

August 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Addressing the dangers posed by self-assembled, untraceable firearms—known as ghost guns—Senate Bill 808 (De León) passed both the Assembly and Senate, awaiting review by Governor Jerry Brown.

Legislation and Policy Chair, Amanda Wilcox, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence commented, “It is essential that self-assembled or manufactured guns be regulated. Assembling rifles from “partial receivers” to evade the background check and record requirements threatens public safety. We applaud the legislature for addressing this problem.”

August 29, 2014

Community Calls on Governor to Approve Measure

August 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO- To combat sexual assault on college campuses, California passed the first legislation in the nation to define affirmative consent, and to require schools to provide education and resources to prevent sexual violence. On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 967 (De León/Jackson) on a 36-0 vote, following a Monday, August 25, 2014 vote by the State Assembly which passed the bill with 57 ‘ayes’ and 20 ‘noes’.