Press Releases

Thursday, February 25 2021

Sacramento, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced strong coalition support from mental health advocacy groups for Senate Bills 224 and  14, both of which address the growing mental health crisis among California’s youth. The bills mandate mental health education and training programs in schools. The Senator also announced that the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission voted to support both measures, increasing their positive momentum.

Monday, February 22 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) issued the following statement on the passing of today’s Golden State Stimulus Package:

Friday, February 19 2021

Sacramento, California – Today Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 715, a measure that would define a valid and unexpired hunting license and would require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to confirm the validity of the hunting license. The bill would also authorize the state prosecutor to investigate officer-involved shootings that result in the death of a civilian if there is a reasonable dispute whether that civilian was armed.

Tuesday, February 16 2021

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada-Flintridge) and Senator Scott Wilk (R – Santa Clarita) introduced SB 457, a measure that 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, February 11 2021

Sacramento, California – Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Canada Flintridge) introduced SB 387, a measure aimed at improving community policing, diversity within rank and file departments, and public safety outcomes.