Press Releases

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. 

Tuesday, August 21 2018

Sacramento, California- SB 972 the suicide prevention legislation which is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Legislature and is headed to the Governor’s Desk for his signature.  SB 972 requires public, charter, and private schools to print the National Suicide Prevention Hotline telephone number on all student identification cards for grades seven through college.

Monday, August 20 2018

Sacramento, California- As the 2018 legislative session comes to a close, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) moves forward with 15 bills that have cleared policy and fiscal committees. All are now before the California State Assembly for consideration. 

Thursday, August 9 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored the Homenetmen on their 100th anniversity at the California State Capitol.   The Homenetmen leadership and their scouts were recognized on the floor of the State Senate with a resolution from Senators Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), Senator Kevin De León (D- Los Angeles) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). Similar recognitions were also conducted on the Assembly floor by Assemblymember Nazarian.

Tuesday, June 26 2018

Sacramento, California- Yesterday, the California Legislature passed an important measure to continue the fight for a cleaner California. Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, serves on the budget committee which earlier in the day passed the bill on its way to the full Senate.   He is pleased by the outcome.