Press Releases

Monday, January 29, 2018

(Los Angeles) - Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) wrote Assembly Bill 1884, a measure that calls upon dine-in restaurants to have a straws-upon-request policy, “to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans.” KABC Radio interviewed Assemblymember Calderon about his new legislation. Hear the entire conversation here: (13:27)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) introduced Assembly Bill 1884 this week, a measure that calls upon dine-in restaurants to have a straws-upon-request policy.

“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” stated Majority Leader Calderon.  “AB 1884 is not ban on plastic straws.  It is a small step towards curbing our reliance on these convenience products, which will hopefully contribute to a change in consumer attitudes and usage.”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), today announced the introduction of AB 1782, a bill which will establish surfing as California’s state sport.  California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year.  The state is home to several surfing museums, including the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

Both Assemblymembers are avid surfers who have spent much time surfing in the waters off the coast of Southern California.

Monday, October 16, 2017

WHITTIER, CA - Majority Leader Ian Calderon issued the following response to the Governor’s Veto of AB 1408:

Friday, October 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1127, a measured authored by Majority Leader Calderon requiring baby diaper changing stations be installed in men’s and women’s restrooms, was signed into law by Governor Brown today.

“Our policies are evolving to meet the needs of families and California is leading the way,” said Majority Leader Calderon.  “I thank Governor Brown for signing AB 1127. Both moms and dads will now have a safe, sanitary place to change their baby.”

Thursday, October 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 299, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon that would bar all public entities from compelling rental property owners and managers to obtain information, or take any action based on the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant or prospective tenant, was signed into law today by Governor Brown.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1178, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon requiring post-secondary institutions to annually inform students of their cumulative debt and future estimated monthly payments, was signed into law by Governor Brown today.