Press Releases

Wednesday, February 6 2019

Sacramento, California - Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senator Richard Roth, (D-Riverside) Chair of Senate Budget Sub-Committee on Education, announced the introduction of SB 217- the Special Education Early Intervention Grant Program. The bill will provide school districts with funding for early special education services.

Tuesday, January 29 2019

Sacramento, California -  Early in the 2019 legislative session Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) is continuing his leadership for sensible gun control. This week, he introduced SB 172, which would require stronger storage safety of all firearms within the home. Specifically, the bill would make it a crime of criminal storage if an unloaded or loaded firearm were present in the home of a minor or a prohibited person and not safely stored.

Monday, January 28 2019

Glendale, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) has selected Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel of San Marino as the 25th State Senate District 2019 Women of the Year. Every year during the California State Legislature honors one woman from each district and honors then in a ceremony.  This year, Senator Portantino is honored that Ms. Siskel has agreed to proudly represent the 25th Senate District.

Thursday, January 10 2019

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following statement:

21 Gun Purchase Age Became Law on the 1st & One Gun Per Month Purchase Limit Gets a Reintroduction
Thursday, January 3 2019

Sacramento, California–On New Year's Day, SB 1100 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D - La Cañada Flintridge) became law in California.  SB 1100, signed by Governor Brown, raised the purchase age for all firearms in California to 21.