Press Release

Tuesday, April 17, 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 by the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media.

Tuesday, April 3, 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 Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today with bipartisan support.

“Defining “blockchain technology” in statute will provide greater legal certainty for businesses,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “Without knowing the legal standing of blockchain, they might avoid innovating or utilizing blockchain as part of their business.”

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1858, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon that requires all higher education institutions in California to adopt the U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Shopping Sheet when communicating financial aid packages to students, passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee today.

Tuesday, March 13, 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 Higher Education Committee today.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sacramento, California – Majority Leader Ian Calderon released the following statement regarding the District Court ruling on AB 1687.

“The purpose of AB 1687 is to establish protections and limit the harm to individuals who have their personal information published online. Even though it is against both federal and state law, age discrimination persists in the entertainment industry. The impacts of age discrimination on the careers of actors and actresses  - especially those competing for smaller roles – cannot be ignored.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

(Sacramento) - The California State Assembly took a firm stance against the Trump Administration’s proposed expansion of offshore drilling operations in California. As the former Chair of the Committee of Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media, Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) expressed concern about the harmful effects of oil drilling and visible derricks off the California coast and its potential negative impact on tourism. “The impacts this would have on tourism would be enormous,” Assemblymember Calderon said. “We have a lot of people that come from not only all over the country but all over the world to enjoy our beautiful coastline.” Here’s more from Majority Leader Calderon in this Assembly Access video.