Senator Lena Gonzalez Issues Statement Regarding The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (SB 252) Becoming a Two-Year Bill

June 28, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement regarding The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (SB 252) becoming a two-year bill: 

“I am disappointed that the Chair of the Assembly Public Employment and Retirement Committee has decided not to set my SB 252 The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act for a hearing this year. The bill is very much still alive, and I look forward to continuing to work with the Chair and our coalition of labor unions and youth climate supporters to have a public hearing on the bill early next year.”


Senator Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District, which includes the City of Long Beach and portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. Senator Gonzalez lives in Long Beach with her family.