Press Releases

June 26, 2012

AB 1325 requires individuals to submit identification when filing for a Fictitious Business Name statement and clarifies penalties for falsifying documents

June 18, 2012

Sacramento —Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens) today honored the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) on the Assembly Floor during the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Caucus’ Pride Ceremony.

Accepting on behalf of the Latino Equality Alliance, were Ari Gutierrez and Eddie Martinez – Co-Chairs of the organization.  LEA serves Southeast Los Angeles and focuses on issues important to the Latino LGBT population, including marriage equality, LGBT inclusive immigration reform and family acceptance.

June 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Legislature passed a balanced on-time budget.

June 15, 2012

New policy will protect the hundreds of thousands of DREAM ACT students from deportation and allow them to seek work permits

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Obama administration set forth a new policy through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will halt the deportation of undocumented young people who were brought to the US as young children and creates a mechanism for them to seek work permits.

June 14, 2012

AB 1345 provides safeguards to protect taxpayers from waste, fraud and abuse

June 14, 2012

AB 925 will require charter schools to describe employee personnel policies in charter school petitions

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to provide charter school employees with more information about school personnel policies such as sick leave, bereavement leave, and maternity leave, the Senate Education Committee passed AB 925 by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Specifically, the bill requires charter schools to describe their personnel policies and procedures when petitioning to become a charter school.

June 01, 2012

Bills Seek to Ensure Student’s Constitutional Right for a Free Public Education, Recognize Faculty Public Service in University Tenure Policies and Ensures Curriculum Access for Long Term English Learners

SACRAMENTO – This week, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) advanced important educational equity measures to the Senate.

AB 1575 Identifies, Eliminates and Prevents Students from being charged fees in Violation of his/her constitutional right to a free public education

May 15, 2012

Data Reveals Disproportionate Impact of Budget Cuts on Communities of Color

(SACRAMENTO) – Today on the south steps of the State Capitol, Assembly members and Senators who represent the five legislative caucuses of the State Legislature held a press conference spotlighting the disproportionate impact of budget cuts on communities of color.

May 07, 2012

Celebrations included a Cinco de Mayo Week Floor Resolution and the Presentation of the Latino Spirit Awards

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature joined the Latino Legislative Caucus today in commemorating Cinco de Mayo Week by presenting the Latino Spirit Awards and passing the Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 146 (ACR 146) introduced by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara, (D-Bell Gardens). The measure proclaims May 1-7, 2012 as Cinco de Mayo Week and urges Californians to join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

March 23, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) celebrated the accomplishments of women leaders in the 50th Assembly District with the Women of Distinction Awards. The keynote Speaker for the event was author and radio personality, Josefa Salinas of 92.3fm. Nationally famed spoken word Artist Simply Kat emceed the event.