Press Releases

March 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO - A bill authored by Senator Ricardo Lara and co-sponsored by Equality California and GSA Network – that would improve the handling of bullying and discrimination incidents in public schools, has passed the Senate Education Committee by a bipartisan vote of 7-0-2.

March 06, 2014

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today announced The California Accountability in Public Service, or CAPS Act – a package of three bills aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in political practices, including banning all gifts from lobbyists.

February 14, 2014

Coalition of Health, Labor and Immigrant Advocates Support Bill to Expand Health Access to California’s Remaining Uninsured

SACRAMENTO —Joined by a broad and diverse statewide coalition of health, immigrant and community advocates, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) today introduced Senate Bill 1005, the Health For All Act, which will expand access to health care coverage for all Californians, irrespective of immigration status.

February 12, 2014

Sacramento – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) will hold a press conference in Los Angeles on February 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to unveil the Health For All Act -  legislation to expand access to health care coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status.

Joining Senator Lara, will be a coalition of health, immigration, labor and community advocates who agree that immigration status should not impede an individuals’ ability to access or purchase health coverage.  

January 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO —Working in partnership with a broad and diverse statewide coalition, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) who chairs the state’s Latino Legislative Caucus today announced plans to introduce legislation that will expand access to health care coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status.
 

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Committee on Environmental Quality today approved Senate Bill 712 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach).  The bill requires the Exide Technologies battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA to either complete the DTSC permitting process by 2015, or have their interim permit revoked.   The Exide facility has been operating under interim status without a final permit from the department since the early 1980s.

January 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In response to ongoing community concerns about hazardous emissions from the Exide Technologies battery recycling facility in Vernon, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) introduced legislation this week to require hazardous waste facilities to obtain full permits in order to continue operations.