Press Releases

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.”

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

AB 1927 Allows People Fearing Suicide to Voluntarily Suspend Gun Purchasing Ability

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1927, which will allow people fearing suicide to voluntarily and confidentially submit their own names to California’s background check system to prevent themselves from purchasing a gun. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed Budget for 2018-19:

“Governor Brown’s 2018-2019 budget proposal is what we have come to expect from his steady hand: A balanced spending plan that keeps our state on safe and secure ground while wisely investing in our future. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bonta Bill Streamlines Removal of Cannabis Convictions from Californians’ Records(SACRAMENTO) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced AB 1793 which creates a simpler and expedited pathway for Californians to turn the page and make a fresh start by having certain criminal convictions for cannabis-related offenses removed or reduced fr

Friday, January 5, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Bipartisan Assemblymembers Vow to Uphold Will of California Voters Following U.S.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Actions on Cannabis