Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland,) co-author of SB 2, SB 3 and SB 35, issued the following statement on today’s votes to combat California’s housing crisis:

“Today, we have taken a giant step forward to address the dire needs of California families who cannot afford a safe, reliable roof over their heads.  Housing is not a partisan issue. It affects everyone. By passing SB 2, we have created an ongoing source of funding for the building of more affordable housing units throughout the state.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SB 779 asks Dept. of Insurance to look at whether bail insurance rates are related to the risk the insurers take on

September 14, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



Special to The Bee

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 12:00 PM

California has long been a global leader on climate change and energy innovation. Since the passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act a decade ago, other countries have sought to emulate our cutting-edge approach to reducing carbon emissions.

Now, with the Buy Clean California Act, the state has an opportunity to export that leadership directly, through an innovative new approach to industrial pollution.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Appropriations Committee passed key bills by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) on Friday.

AB 262, the “Buy Clean California” will require the state to purchase greener building products on state infrastructure projects. This bi-partisan bill is supported by a diverse coalition of business, labor and environmental groups and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain California’s climate leadership.

Monday, August 28, 2017

By Rob Bonta

California’s housing crisis has become an out-of-control car rolling downhill and gaining speed. The ability of middle and low-income people to secure affordable shelter, a basic human need and right, has been moving further out of reach. Together, my colleagues and I must take action this week.

Friday, August 25, 2017


SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Senator Bob Hertzberg and Assemblymember Rob Bonta today committed to working together on reforms to California's bail system that prioritize public safety and cost-efficiency. 

Discussions regarding the current legislation - SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, authored by Senator Hertzberg and Assemblymember Bonta - will continue throughout the fall and the bill will be revisited early next year, in the second year of the two-year legislative session.

Monday, July 17, 2017

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017

The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis: