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Statement On Recent Committee Assignments

"Several months ago, I advised Speaker Rivas on my intention to step down as Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee.  Speaker Rivas asked me to stay on as Chair until he found a replacement.

AB 2799 & Hip Hop

Hip-hop's 50th anniversary went off without a hitch as Run-D.M.C. had their final performance in August at the Hip Hop 50 Live concert at Yankee Stadium. 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes celebrated future generations of rappers at 50 Cent's The Final Lap Tour and female MCs like Queen Latifah, Remy Ma and MC Lyte got their flowers in Netflix's "Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop."

Rappers including 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, Takeoff and more who died due to gun violence were incorporated into the celebrations despite their physical absence.

A Discussion on the Right to Safety Resolution

(Inside California Politics) — California Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, joined Inside California Politics co-host Nikki Laurenzo to discuss the effort to create a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to strengthen gun control.

Asm. Jones Sawyer is one of the lead authors of a resolution introduced at the State Capitol in support of Governor Newsom’s effort.

Public Safety Chair’s Statement on Recent Organized Crime Thefts

With recent reports of large groups between 30 and 50 individuals, ransacking retailers in Los Angeles County, it is worth noting that the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Organized Retail Crime Taskforce (ORCTF) has the capacity and authority to investigate each crime, retrieve stolen merchandise, and arrest perpetrators and those involved in the planning, execution, and distribution of stole