Press Releases

Wednesday, April 24 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 328, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) has passed the Senate Education Committee.

Wednesday, April 24 2019

Sacramento, California – On Tuesday, SB 172, Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s firearm storage bill, passed the Senate Human Services Committee.  SB 172 proposes to resolve the problem of improper and dangerous firearm storage in residential homes and residential senior care facilities.  Unsafe storage puts guns in the wrong hands and far too often leads to potentially deadly situations.  The vast majority of accidental firearm deaths, suicides and senseless acts of violence among children are related to easy access of firearms.

Thursday, April 11 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 532, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), passed the Senate Government and Finance Committee. Senator Portantino introduced SB 532 at the request of the City of Glendale, to help free up $27 million dollars of dormant Redevelopment bonds for use to build affordable housing.  Mayor Ara Najarian and Director of Community Development Philip Lanzafame flew to Sacramento to offer testimony on behalf of the effort.  

Wednesday, April 10 2019

Sacramento, California–Today, SB 217, SB 428, SB 568, and SB 729 all passed the Senate Education Committee, the of the bills are authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge).  SB 217 is jointly authored with Senator Richard Roth and SB 428 is jointly authored with Senator Richard Pan.

 

Tuesday, April 9 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Transportation Committee passed SB 7, the State Highway Route 710 bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge). The bill would allow the surplus of the non-profit properties to be purchased at their current use value. In addition, SB 7 would prohibit Caltrans from implementing a tunnel surface freeway or expressway for Route 710 between Route 10 and Route 210 and it lays the foundation for the state to return surplus freeway stubs back to local cities in the freeway corridor.