Press Releases

Friday, May 18 2018

Sacramento, California –Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement:

Wednesday, May 9 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, joined California Treasurer John Chiang in announcing SB 426, which seeks to cut off state pension investments in companies that sell assault weapons that are banned in California. SB 459 is sponsored by the Treasurer and has already garnered several co-authors including Assemblymember Eloise Reyes and Assemblymember Mike Gipson.

Monday, April 30 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Senate voted to pass SB 972 with bi-partisan support. The bill authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) would require public, charter, and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number and/or text crisis lines on student identification

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.