Press Releases

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, 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.

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, 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.

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.”

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sacramento, CA - The following bills have been chosen by the Members of the Legislative Technology & Innovation Caucus for priority support because of their potential to positively and substantially impact California’s innovation economy.

Monday, May 14, 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 Revenue and Taxation.

“The film industry is part of the fabric and identity of our state,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “AB 1734 will bring jobs back to California and ensure that this vibrant industry remains part of California’s legacy.”