Press Releases

Thursday, September 20, 2018

AB 3139 Authorizes City of Oakland to Lease Surplus State Land to Temporarily Provide Housing and Food to Homeless Community Members

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) to address the growing homeless crisis in Oakland has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown. 

AB 3139 will allow the City of Oakland to lease up to 10 unused parcels of land below or next to state freeways for emergency shelter or food service programs for one dollar ($1) per month.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1871, which will require charter schools to provide low-income students with one nutritious meal each school day.

AB 1871, authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), rights a long-standing inequity by ensuring that low-income students in charter schools have the same access to free and reduced-price school meals as low-income students in all other public schools.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Governor Signs AB 1840 to Help Stabilize School Budget

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) praised Governor Brown for signing AB 1840 which will deliver almost $35 million to the Oakland Unified School District to help stabilize its budget and protect students. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New law will replace the cash bail system with one that assesses individual risk instead of personal wealth 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 10, the bill they authored that will eliminate the money bail system in California and replace it with a system that assesses each person’s individual public safety or flight risk.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

AB 1793 Creates Simpler Pathway for People to Exercise Existing Right to Reduce or Remove Out-dated Cannabis Convictions from Their Records


SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on AB 1793 passing the Senate and moving to the Governor’s Desk:

Monday, August 20, 2018

SB 10 passes Assembly, clearing major hurdle for bail reform

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today applauded their colleagues in the Assembly for voting to pass SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, calling it a critical first step in tackling reforms that must be made to California’s criminal justice system.

Senator Hertzberg released the following statement:

Monday, July 30, 2018

Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Oakland Mayor and Congressman Ron Dellums:

Ron Dellums stood for justice and represented Oakland and the East Bay for decades with tenacity, passion, and courage that are legendary.

I extend my sincere condolences to his family.