Press Releases

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.” 

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.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Whittier, California - City of Whittier officials and Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon are pleased to announce the approval of $1.4 million in grants for Whittier parks. The funding was announced this week following final approval of the 2018-2019 State Budget and will assist in addressing a variety of longstanding parks needs in the community.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1085, a measure authored by Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon which would allow new small businesses, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies to be exempt from paying the minimum franchise tax for their first year of operation, was approved today by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with bipartisan support.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 871 into law, a measure that extends and enhances the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2658, a measure authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon which provides greater legal certainty for blockchain technology, passed the Senate Government Organization Committee today with bipartisan support, 13-0.