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Monday, February 25 2019

Sacramento, California– Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a bill that would more efficiently doll out degrees to students who have completed coursework and earned an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) at the time of transfer.  Under the current system, many students who transfer from California Community Colleges to an UC or CSU do so without their Associate Degrees for Transfer even after earning them.  Senator Portantino seeks to end this inefficient and penalizing system.

Friday, February 22 2019

Sacramento, California–Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced legislation, SB 600, which will insure health insurance coverage for cancer patients and others fighting diseases through aggressive treatments the options to protect their fertility. Senator Portantino has been endeavoring to solve this public health issue for over a decade by helping patients have fertility options. This has been a passion of his as a father of two daughters. 

Thursday, February 21 2019

Sacramento, California– Today, a coalition of organizations including the California Council of Behavioral Health Associations (CBHA), California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), Born this Way Foundation, and Children Now, issued statements supporting SB 428. The bill would require applicants for new and renewed teaching credentials to complete a course in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

Tuesday, February 19 2019

Sacramento, California–Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge has reintroduced SB 328 the science based, landmark School Start Time Bill.