Press Releases

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“The Governor made us wait,” said Representative Rob Bonta of the California Assembly, about the Buy Clean California act that he had sponsored.

Governor Jerry Brown had until midnight on Sunday to sign or veto the bill. "It was touch-and-go until the very end, given some of the governor’s office's concerns," Bonta reports. He was on a plane returning home from visiting his daughter on the east coast when the good news finally arrived in the form of a group text from his staff:  AB 262 signed!!

“I congratulated my team,” Bonta said. “This was not an easy lift at all.”

Monday, October 16, 2017

Provides Additional Language Translations for Limited-English Proficient Voters

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bill Promotes Clean Manufacturing Through State Infrastructure Purchasing


(Sacramento, CA) - Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 262, a first-of-its-kind bill to address climate change through state purchasing. AB 262, the Buy Clean California Act authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), will require the state to buy certain common building products from cleaner manufacturers.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Provides Protections for California Students in Admissions and Discipline While Attending Charter Schools


SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1360 authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) which will prohibit discriminatory admissions practices and allow due process in student discipline proceedings at charter schools.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) - Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1227 which will help keep children from being exploited for labor or sex by requiring school districts to include human trafficking prevention education in grades 7-12 as part of comprehensive sexual health education.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Capital & Main
Author: Dean Kuipers

With California doubling and tripling down on climate change as a reality in 2017, a new bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature could use the state’s massive purchasing power as the world’s sixth largest economy to address greenhouse gas emissions far beyond its borders.

Assembly Bill 262, the Buy Clean Act, would require all state departments and the University of California and California State University systems to buy steel, rebar, flat glass and mineral wool board insulation for its infrastructure projects from low-carbon producers. Currently, the state usually buys at the lowest price, meaning that materials can come from companies in China and elsewhere, where the carbon footprint is almost certainly higher.

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.