Press Releases

April 19, 2013


SACRAMENTO- In reaction to the news released today by the Boy Scouts of America which is proposing to end a long-standing ban on openly gay youth, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) released the following statement:

April 11, 2013

Senators Pass Package of Bills to Address Disparities in Health Access for Autistic Children

April 10, 2013

California One Step Closer to Ending Discrimination-Youth Equality Act Passes Senate Committee

March 29, 2013

Statement of Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Sen. Ricardo Lara on the Legacy of Civil Rights and Labor Leader Cesar Chavez

March 26, 2013

Lara’s Statement on Supreme Court Hearing Prop. 8

SACRAMENTO- Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) released the statement below following the oral arguments in California’s Proposition 8 case this afternoon:

“The hopes and dreams of an entire community depend on a decision on whether or not same-sex marriage should be allowed in the state of California. For the sake of families, partnerships and the 40,000 children whose parents are part of the LGBT community, I hope that the Court will side with justice.

March 18, 2013

Lara’s Bill to Streamline Prescription Claims Processing Passes out of the Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO- Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D-Long Beach) bill that protects modern and efficient processing of workers’ compensation pharmacy claims passed out of the Senate Floor today on a bipartisan vote with no opposition.

March 04, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                            
Senators Corbett, De León and Lara Meet with DTSC, Receive Assurances Agency will Work with Investigators

February 28, 2013

Lara Appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Ports & Goods Movement

SACRAMENTO- Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) was appointed to Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California Ports & Goods Movement Wednesday afternoon by a unanimous vote of the Senate Rules Committee. He released the statement below following the announcement:

February 19, 2013

Senator Lara Introduces Youth Equality Act
Lara and Equality California Take Aim at Discrimination in Youth Groups Including Boy Scouts