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Statement On Recent Committee Assignments

"Several months ago, I advised Speaker Rivas on my intention to step down as Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee.  Speaker Rivas asked me to stay on as Chair until he found a replacement.

Public Safety Chair’s Statement on Recent Organized Crime Thefts

With recent reports of large groups between 30 and 50 individuals, ransacking retailers in Los Angeles County, it is worth noting that the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Organized Retail Crime Taskforce (ORCTF) has the capacity and authority to investigate each crime, retrieve stolen merchandise, and arrest perpetrators and those involved in the planning, execution, and distribution of stole

Statement on Building Our Community

I am proud to share that I have secured $5.5 million for groups and organizations in my District for programs, services, and new construction projects that will benefit the communities in the 57th Assembly District for years to come.

Funding awards are being given to the following organizations:

Statement on SB 14 and the Victims Component

Senator Grove and I met in my office to discuss SB 14. The meeting was productive and the Senator and I believe there is a pathway forward for the bill.

Our respective staffs did discuss suggested amendments to SB 14 on July 7, 2023, but Senator Grove declined the suggestions.

Assembly Public Safety Leaders Announce Critical Retail Theft Study Authorized by Nonpartisan, Little Hoover Commission

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), Chair of Assembly Public Safety Committee, and Assemblymember Juan Alanis (R-Modesto), Vice Chair of Assembly Public Safety Committee, announce that the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, has authorized the Assemblymembers’ request to investigate retail theft, shoplifting, and organized retail theft in California.