Press Releases

September 13, 2017

Consumer Arrest Record Equity (CARE) Act (Senate Bill 393) sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly approved Senate Bill 393, the Consumer Arrest Record Equity Act, to seal arrest records and remove barriers to employment and housing for those arrested but not convicted of a crime. The CARE Act is sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.

September 12, 2017

Senate Bill 258 has support of consumer advocates and major manufacturers

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), passed the California Assembly 54-14. Senate Bill 258 would make California the first state to require ingredient labeling for common cleaning products used by millions of consumers and workers every day.

September 12, 2017

$10 million announced today will aid California students who face elimination of DACA program and other AB 540-eligible students

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Legislature announced $10 million in funding to help undocumented students pay for college, expanding the Dream Loan program authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).

September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) issued the following statement on the newly introduced Senate Bill 183, which would require that ICE agents obtain a warrant before entering a state building, including a California courthouse, school or college:

September 08, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement on the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349):

“I introduced the Dialysis Patient Safety Act in response to the shocking stories I heard from patients and workers about lack of protections and oversight in this rapidly expanding industry. Dialysis in California is a billion-dollar industry yet we treat it like a Wild West with bare minimum standards.

September 05, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that gives work authorization to 240,000 California young immigrants – and 800,000 overall -- brought to the U.S. as children:

 

August 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement in response to President Trump’s threat to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that gives work authorization to 240,000 California young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children:

“Dreamers grew up as Americans, and DACA lets them work and contribute to California’s economy. If Donald Trump eliminates DACA he will be a dream-destroyer for 240,000 young Californians.

August 31, 2017

Senate Bill 568 will move presidential primary to first Tuesday in March to make California voters count

SACRAMENTO, California – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced they are joining forces behind the Prime Time Primary (Senate Bill 568), which will advance California’s presidential primary from one of the last in the nation to one of the first.

August 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – State Senators Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), and Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) joined Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) at Clean Truck and Bus Day on Tuesday, August 29, to move toward a diesel free California by 2030 through a major investment to fund clean-fuel school buses, transit vehicles and commercial medium and heavy duty trucks.

August 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement after Long Beach Memorial Medical Center announced that Anthem Blue Cross would restore in-network coverage of patients retroactive to August 15: