Press Releases

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. 

Tuesday, April 17 2018

Sacramento, California – Yesterday, the Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee passed SB 1126, the Arroyo Seco Tributary Legislation. The bill is now headed to the Senate Floor for a vote. SB 1126 is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, and purposes to include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group plan.

Tuesday, April 17 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 1100 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge.  SB 1100 prohibits a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increases the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years.

Wednesday, April 11 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, the Senate Education Committee unanimously passed SB 1243 with bi-partisan support. The legislation is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, and sponsored by IBM. SB 1243 proposes a unique early college/high school technology pathway program which is known as P-TECH.