Press Releases

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.

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.