Press Releases

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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1793 which will remove barriers to housing and employment by creating a less-burdensome pathway for Californians to have certain criminal convictions for previous cannabis-related offenses removed or reduced on their records.

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. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 2845, which improves accessibility and transparency in the pardon and commutation process.

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.