Press Releases

Thursday, September 20, 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, was signed into law today by Governor Brown.

“I am thankful to Governor Brown for signing AB 1884,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “By removing the default behavior of providing straws with every drink, consumers have an opportunity to make a deliberate, small change that will minimize the harmful impacts of single use plastic straws in the environment. It’s a small but significant step forward and will hopefully set the precedent for the rest of the nation to adopt similar policies that will ensure less plastic ends up harming the environment.”

Thursday, August 30, 2018

La Mirada, CA - City of La Mirada officials and Majority Leader Calderon are excited to announce the approval of $400,000 in funding for improvements to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The funding was announced following final adoption of the 2018-19 State Budget and will assist in making essential upgrades to the theatre. Since the La Mirada Theatre opened its doors in 1977, patrons from La Mirada and surrounding communities have enjoyed countless high quality performances.

Wednesday, August 29, 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 providing a financial aid award package to students, passed the Assembly with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor’s desk.

Monday, August 27, 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 with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor’s desk.

Monday, August 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 3085, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) which creates the New Beginnings California Program aimed at providing employment opportunities to those experiencing homelessness, is headed to the Governor’s desk. 

“As California’s homeless population continues to increase, AB 3085 offers another tool to connecting homeless citizens with the services they need, while offering them the opportunity to achieve the self-confidence that often accompanies employment, “stated Majority Leader Calderon. “This measure incentivizes local governments to either pursue a homeless employment program of their own, or expand on an existing one.” 

Monday, August 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2658, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon which provides greater legal certainty forblockchain technology, passed the Assembly Floor today with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor’s desk. 

“Blockchain holds tremendous promise and has many potential applications that can benefit consumers, businesses, and industries in California and worldwide,” stated Majority Leader Calderon. “As a complex, emerging technology, it is important to define “blockchaintechnology” in statute, as well as identify potential technical, regulatory, and governance hurdles, in order to provide greater certainty regarding the technology’s legal standing.” 

Thursday, August 23, 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 with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor’s desk.