September 2, 2021 (SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 721, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, to invalidate vestiges of discrimination in housing covenants. AB 721 provides property owners with a process to remove exclusionary language in housing deeds to allow for more affordable and supportive housing that is consistent with local zoning.
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September 1, 2021 (SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Senate approved Assembly Bill 1282, the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R - Santa Clarita), along with Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin (D – San Mateo), Devon Mathis (R – Visalia), and Chad Mayes (I – Yucca Valley).
SACRAMENTO – Two priority bills authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica) have both passed a key legislative hurdle this afternoon. AB 1126, which would establish a statewide Commission on the State of Hate, passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations with a 5-2 vote.
SACRAMENTO – Three bills authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica) aimed at creating a healthier, safer, and more ethical California all passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations this afternoon. AB 1009, which will establish the Farm to Community Food Hub Program, passed the Committee with a 5-2 vote.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 150 – a budget trailer bill – which includes the groundbreaking California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit. The Tax Credit simultaneously confronts the homelessness crisis facing California while also addressing the job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that have disproportionately harmed low-income communities.
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development passed AB 1282 with broad bipartisan support after unanimously passing the Senate Agriculture Committee earlier this month.
SACRAMENTO – Two bills aimed at tackling two of California’s most pressing issues – the housing crisis and safe access to public transportation – were heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Both bills, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with solid support.
SACRAMENTO – Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon.