Senator Lara Speaks About Healthy California Act (SB 562) at Appropriations Committee Hearing

May 22, 2017

Senator Ricardo spoke on May 22, 2017, as the Senate Appropriations Committee held its first hearing on the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 5620. Learn more at

SENATE SPOTLIGHT - A pair of dollar-minded senators on plugging the cradle-to-prison pipeline

April 27, 2017

Senators Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell, joint authors of a package of criminal justice-reform bills, explained the need for more rational thinking to save at-risk youths from the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Lara, D-Bell Gardens, chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chairs the Senate Budget Committee. Watch their recent press conference on the package of bills HERE.

Senator Lara Rallies With Supporters of Healthy California Act

April 26, 2017

Senators Ricardo Lara spoke to nearly 1,000 supporters of the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562) to create a universal healthcare system to cover all residents. Members of the Senate Health Committee later voted 5-2 to approve the bill.