Press Releases

Monday, April 19 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 457, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada-Flintridge) and Senator Scott Wilk (R – Santa Clarita), passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee today. SB 457 requires the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) Boards of Administration to allow school districts and cities to opt out of investment vehicles issued or owned by the Republic of Turkey.

Thursday, April 15 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) announced today the establishment of the Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia, and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art, and Cultural Exchange for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.

Thursday, April 15 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 45, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) that provides critical investments to help California become more resilient to climate change, passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today with bipartisan support.

Wednesday, April 14 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada-Flintridge) was proud to administer the oath for the State Bar of California for Anahit Sargsyan, the first Walter and Laurel Karabian Fellow and former Legislative Assistant in his Capitol office.

Monday, April 5 2021

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2021 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary.