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Bill Package Moves to Senate


I am pleased to announce that 10 of my bills have been approved by the Assembly and now head to the State Senate for discussion and voting.

I am thankful to my colleagues in the Assembly for their overwhelming support of these bills and their recognition of the importance that each policy has to our state.

Statement on CA Budget

Public Safety Chair’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Presentation

Sacramento, California (May 12, 2023) –Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s revised budget proposal:

Statement on Reparations Task Force Final Report

I have, for the better part of two years, stated that reparations is more than just a check – it is about removing institutional barriers in the form of laws that have and continue to marginalize Black communities in California.

Statement on Public Safety Committee Hearing

The fentanyl issue requires comprehensive input from a variety of experts and stakeholders in order to establish a united approach to solving the matter.

Often there are duplicative efforts put forth, or broad scoped legislation offering temporary solutions, or providing no rational solutions at all.

Statement on Governor Newsom’s Prohousing Jurisdiction Announcement

“I am encouraged by the announcement that Governor Newsom has designated the City of Los Angeles as a Prohousing jurisdiction. As the Assemblymember representing South Los Angeles, I’m grateful to Mayor Karen Bass for leading the charge to advance housing initiatives that have brought us to this point.