Press Release

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bills Would End Incarceration of State Inmates in For-Profit, Private Prisons and Require CalSTRS and CalPERS to Divest Holdings

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced two important pieces of legislation today shortly after the legislature adjourned session. The first bill, AB 32, would prohibit California’s use of for-profit, private prisons and the second bill, AB 33, would require California’s public retirement funds (CalPERS and CalSTRS) to divest their holdings in for-profit, private prisons.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Sacramento – Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Chair of the California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus, applauds Governor Brown’s leadership in pardoning deserving Southeast Asian Americans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bills Would End Incarceration of State Inmates in For-Profit, Private Prisons and Require CalSTRS and CalPERS to Divest Holdings

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced his intention to introduce two important pieces of legislation when the legislature convenes on December 3. The first bill would prohibit California’s use of for-profit, private prisons and the second bill would require California’s public retirement funds (CalPERS and CalSTRS) to divest their holdings in for-profit, private prisons.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018

AB 734 Creates Pathway for New, 100% Privately-Financed Ballpark, Unprecedented Environmental Stewardship, New High-Quality Jobs, Economic Development, and Affordable Housing

SACRAMENTO - AB 734 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), which would help the Oakland Athletics build a privately financed ballpark and ancillary development including retail space and affordable housing in the city of Oakland, was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.