Press Releases

Monday, September 17 2018

Sacramento, California - Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 972,  suicide prevention legislation authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge.

Friday, September 7 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Legislature has passed the following 18 bills authored by Senator Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and are now on the Governor’s desk waiting approval.

SB 25 “Ballot Order”

SB 275 “Young Adults Treatment Recovery Act”

SB 328 “School Start Time”

SB 354 “IEPs”

SB 399 “Autism”

SB 419 “Harassment Retaliation”

SB 502 “Public Rails AEDs”

SB 746 “Firearms: Ammunition and Dealer Inspection”

SB 939 “Claims Against the State: Appropriation”

Friday, August 31 2018

Sacramento, CA– Today, the California State Assembly voted to pass SB 328, the School Start Time Bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge. 

Thursday, August 30 2018

Sacramento, CA- As the legislative session comes to a close, SB 1100 and SB 1177  authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed both the Senate and Assembly and are headed to the Governor’s desk. The actions further establish Portantino’s legacy as one of California’s leaders for sensible gun control.  SB 1100 raises the age for all gun purchases to 21 after the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School.  SB 1177 prohibits the purchase of more than one long gun a month.

Tuesday, August 28 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Legislature has voted to pass SB 1126 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). The bill will include the Arroyo Seco Tributary into the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group. SB 1126 contains an urgency clause which would make it effective on the day it garners a signature from Governor Brown.  Non-urgency bills do not become law until January 1st.