Press Releases

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

AB 734 Creates Pathway for New Ballpark Which Will Create High-Wage Jobs and Adjacent Affordable Housing

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) praised today’s vote in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee which would allow the Oakland Athletics to build a privately financed ballpark which will meet high environmental building standards to replace the current Oakland Coliseum.

Friday, May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed key legislation by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) including AB 1793 and AB 1871.

Monday, May 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) issued the following statement on the Governor’s Revised Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office release of cannabis-related tax revenue:

“In January, state excise tax and cultivation tax revenues were projected to be $175 million for the first two quarters of the year. The actual amount collected in the first quarter of 2018 was only $34 million. If the current trend holds, the state will be over $100 million short of the projection.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

AB 3 Would Mirror Existing Laws for Purchasing Handguns

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) announced legislation Thursday to raise the age to purchase long guns such as rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21.

 “California already wisely mandates that someone be at least 21 years of age to purchase a handgun,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “It’s time to extend that common-sense law to long guns in order to enhance public safety.”

Friday, February 16, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 2220, which will expand scholarship and academic protections to thousands of college athletes across California.

In 2012, the State Legislature made strides in protecting our college athletes by passing the Student Athlete Bill of Rights. The current law however, only protects college athletes at five universities in California.

Friday, February 16, 2018

AB 3001 paves the way to swap out fossil fuels with clean energy to heat California’s homes and businesses 

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) introduced AB 3001 today to build on California’s leadership in combating climate change by growing the marketplace for clean, renewable heating systems. While California has made great strides in reducing the carbon footprint of its electricity supply, most homes and businesses still rely on natural gas – a fossil fuel – for space and water heating.

Friday, January 26, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1871, which would require charter schools to provide each needy student with one nutritionally adequate meal each school day.

“Hungry students cannot learn effectively,” said Bonta. “School meals are essential to supporting the academic achievement and well-being of students, particularly low-income students who may not otherwise have adequate access to nutritious meals.”