Press Releases

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today AB 1408, a measure authored by Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon that would assist law enforcement in the supervision of convicted criminals, is headed to the Governor’s desk.

Monday, September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1064, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon which requires the California State University (CSU) to complete comprehensive survey every three years to identify cost of attendance (COA) for students, is headed to the Governor’s desk. “Cost of attendance sets the cap for federal aid available to students,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “It also signals to families and students how much funding should be budgeted and saved for education. For our most needy students, the adoption of an inaccurate COA can cause a student to be ill prepared to finance their living while attending a university.” In fall 2013, the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA found almost half of all incoming first-year students said COA was a very important decision-making factor while choosing colleges. Yet, at the state level, there are no laws dictating cost of attendance formulation. Currently, San Francisco State University and CSU, Bakersfield’s have similar COA. In 2015, the median monthly housing costs for renters in San Francisco was $1558 compared to $983 in Bakersfield. This same pattern of similar cost of attendances being rendered for campuses with radically different costs for comparable housing is also found when comparing CSU Fresno with CSU Long Beach and CSU Chico with CSU Northridge. “Students and families should be better informed of their expected living costs while attending our public universities,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “AB 1064 is a step in that direction.” AB 1064 received bipartisan support in the Assembly and Senate. ###

Monday, September 11, 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, is headed to the Governor’s desk today.

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Majority Leader Ian Calderon issued the following statement today on the passage of Assembly Bills 617 and 398, landmark legislation that extends the state’s cap-and-trade program and improves air quality:
 
“Legislation that passed today establishes a comprehensive, statewide program with strong air quality provisions that combats pollution and helps meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals.
 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today AB 1408, a measure authored by Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon that would assist law enforcement in the supervision of probationers, was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee with bipartisan support.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved with bipartisan support Assembly Bill 1127, a measure authored by Majority Leader Calderon requiring baby diaper changing stations be installed in men’s and women’s restrooms in restaurants, department stores and other frequently visited public buildings and businesses in California.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Senate Government Organization Committee approved Assembly Bill 86, a measure authored by Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon establishing the state Government Innovation Fellowship in order to provide opportunities for government agencies to pursue innovative ideas and solutions.