Press Releases

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

AB 220 Allows Candidates to Use Campaign Funds for Child Care Expenses

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) praised the signing of AB 220 by Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday.

“AB 220 will help create greater gender parity among elected officials in California and more broadly help all parents with young children seek and serve in public office by allowing the use of campaign funds for child care expenses,” said Bonta. “I’m excited and extremely grateful to Governor Newsom for signing AB 220 into law.”

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Amendments Will Prohibit For-Profit, Private Detention Facilities

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today welcomed news of the return of the last out-of-state California inmates from a for-profit, private prison in Arizona.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Today, I voted for SB 276. This bill is a crucial step to protect the public, especially people who cannot be vaccinated for legitimate medical reasons. I have long believed and advocated that those who need medical exemptions should be able to obtain them. But I want to be clear:  No one is entitled to an illegitimate or fraudulent medical exemption.

I feel compelled to address some of the blatant misinformation that has been spread regarding SB 276. 

Here are the facts:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Latest Amendments Strengthen Doctor-Patient Relationship, Support Robust Legitimate Medical Exemptions, and Protect Community Health from Preventable Outbreaks

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on SB 276, as recently amended, by Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento):

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

AB 1191 Now Moves to Senate for Consideration

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on the passage of AB 1191 that creates a state pathway for the construction of a new privately-financed, environmentally superior ballpark at Oakland’s Howard Terminal site:

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed key legislation by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) that would end the use of for-profit, private prisons in California.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of his proposed budget:

“A budget is far more than numbers on a spreadsheet; it’s a reflection of our values and our priorities as Californians. That’s why I’m truly pleased to see Governor Newsom dedicate so much of his revised budget plan to helping uplift the most vulnerable people in our state-- all while maintaining vital protections against a future recession by growing our rainy day reserves to record levels.”