A lot of work was done in the month of August setting the stage for the end of session on Wednesday, August 31.
I began the month with a back-to-school backpack giveaway event, and had several projects funded in part by the $400 million I secured for my district in the State Budget. Throughout the month I worked with sponsors and various committees to ensure my mix of public safety, social justice, and healthcare bills made it through both legislative houses.
Now I await Governor Newsom's action on my bills.
To read up on all my bills currently before the Governor, please visit my website.
As always, I am proud to serve you and appreciate your continued support.
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Representative, 59th District
Chair, Public Safety Committee
Member, California Reparations Taskforce
I was excited to help kick-off the beginning of the school year by co-hosting the Annual Mothers-in-Action backpack giveaway event held in Exposition Park.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students were provided with backpacks complete with writing pads, notebooks, pencils, water bottles, erasers, pens, sharpeners, and more.
Ensuring our kids are prepared for the start of school is vital to setting the tone for the entire academic year. Preparation helps to get students excited for the return to class.
Also on hand was LAUSD board member Dr. George McKenna and Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price. In addition to co-hosting the event, I was able to partner with Target to contribute an additional $200 to Mothers-in Action.
As the legislative session came to a close on Wednesday, August 31, my legislative package made it through the Assembly and State Senate with 13 bills now before the Governor for signing consideration.
It has been a tremendous legislative year for me with many priorities in public safety, social justice reform, and overall community and business development at the forefront of my policy agenda.
In addition to bringing over $400 million back to my district for infrastructure development, including new construction and enhancements to Kedren Community Health Center, and public works programs, the following bills are now one-step away from becoming law.
AB 2294 Retail Theft
AB 2043 Bounty Hunters
AB 371 E-Scooters
AB 2799 Creative Expression-Rap Lyrics
AB 2195 Drug Alternative Plea
AB 1803 Expungement Fees
AB 1782 Inmate Welfare Fund
AB 2873 Housing Diversity
Corrective & Healthcare Policies
AB 2595 Parental Cannabis
AB 2321 Room Confinement
AB 858 Hospital Algorithms-Giving caretakers (nurses) ability to make healthcare decisions over system recommendations
AB 1655 Juneteenth State Celebration/Recognition
AB 2296 Reparations Taskforce Funding
California will once again face a severe water shortage as drought continues to plague our state.
Governor Newsom is asking all Californians to conserve a minimum of 15 percent this year to avoid water restriction mandates. Some counties and communities have already been asked to limit outside watering to one-day per week.
Water is a crucial and limited resource. For tips on how to conserve water, please visit Conservation Tips (ca.gov) to help get us through the year with water reserves. Thank you.
Free Lunch Program
Kids under 18 years of age can enjoy free lunches through summer and snacks all year-round via Los Angeles County's Parks and recreation's Free Lunch and Snack program. The program offers free lunches Monday through Friday 12 - 1 p.m. (summer only) and snacks 3 - 4 p.m. (year round). For more details visit Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program - Parks & Recreation (lacounty.gov)