Press Release

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018

(Sacramento)  - Joined by leading environmental organizations and researchers, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) called for passage of his measure (Assembly Bill 1884) to reduce single use plastics and prevent plastic waste from entering the environment. “Human activity impacts nearly all parts of the ocean from lost and discarded fishing nets entangling marine mammals to spilling garbage and sewage into the ocean that eventually affects the lives of marine life, animals and humans,” said Majority Leader Calderon. “Our continued negative impact will eventually destroy our ocean, impacting not just the lives that call it home, but all of our lives as well.” AB 1884 will require dine-in full service restaurants to provide straws upon request only, thereby reducing- and eventually eliminating- some single-use plastics. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. 

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today the Assembly approved AB 3085, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) which creates the New Beginnings California Program aimed at boosting homeless employment.

“California’s homeless population continues to increase,” stated Majority Leader Calderon.  “With AB 3085, our goal is to incentivize local governments to either pursue a homeless employment program of their own, or expand on an existing one.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sacramento, California – Today AB 1734 (California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act), a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon which extends and makes improvements to the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program, was approved on the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2658, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon which defines “blockchain technology” for the first time in statute, passed the Assembly floor today with bipartisan support.

“It is in California’s best interest to encourage innovation with and investment in blockchain technology,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “Defining “blockchain technology” in statute will provide greater legal certainty for businesses, will benefit consumers, and result in economic growth.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1884, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to have a straws-upon-request policy, passed the Assembly Floor today.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1895, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon that would require UC and CSU campuses to create income based repayment (IBR) plans for DREAM loans, passed the Assembly Floor today.

“AB 1895 is about equality,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “By creating an income based repayment plan, students who are undocumented and receive DREAM Loans will have the same opportunity as their documented peers to feel secure taking out loans, afford their loans upon graduation, and most importantly, pursue the American Dream.”