Press Releases

Thursday, April 26 2018

Sacramento, California –Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) authored SB 1317 and SB 1266, two important bills to protect communities against burglaries and unregulated recovery facilities. Both bills passed key policy committees this week, Senate Health and Senate Public Safety, and are now moving to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Wednesday, April 25 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing voted to pass SB 1360. The bill,  authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, allows a person with a driver’s license from the Republic of Korea to be exempt from specific testing requirements when applying for a California driver’s license.

Monday, April 23 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, both houses of the California State Legislature passed resolutions recognizing the Armenian Genocide and urged Washington to follow California’s lead. State Senator Anthony Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, authored the Senate Resolution 107 along with Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Senate Pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de-Leon, Senator Wilk, and Senator Newman.

Wednesday, April 18 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 832 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) and joint authored by Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and other members of the Senate passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. The bill proposes to extend and improve the current California Film and Television Tax Credit Program. This will enhance California’s successful entertainment business which brings thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic growth across California.