Press Release

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bloom AB 1540 State Dinosaur

SACRAMENTO – Joining an esteemed list of other symbols such as the state flower, state animal, and state bird, the California State Legislature has taken the first step towards adding a dinosaur to that list.   The legislation, AB 1540, by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) would designate Augustynolophus morissi, a duck-billed dinosaur that roamed California 66 million years ago, as the official state dinosaur.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety approved AB 411, legislation by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) that provides statutory authorization for the use of therapy and facility dogs during witness testimony in certain cases. AB 411, which passed unanimously on a 7-0 vote, authorizes vulnerable victims and witnesses, including certain child witnesses, to be accompanied by a dog trained in providing emotional support while testifying at a preliminary hearing, trial, or juvenile court.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

(Los Angeles) — At the Assembly hearing on “The Secondary Impact of California's Film and Television Tax Credit Program on Diversity,” Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) spoke to the importance of film and television to the economy of California. He discussed how this is related to the issues surrounding livable wages and housing and how they are interconnected with working to improve diversity and maintain California’s leadership in this critical component of our economy.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) announced the creation of the Select Committee on Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention. The committee, which he will Chair, is tasked with examining the epidemics of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, tooth decay, and other associated health outcomes.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) gaveled in the first hearing of the Budget SubCommittee # 3on Resources and Transportation with an overview of the thick agenda the SubCommittee will be tackling this year.  While the first hearing focused mainly Climate and Environmental Research in California, Assemblymember Bloom said the SubCommittee will be dealing with many water related challenges such as the lasting impacts of the drought, new flooding related issues, and access to clean water for rural communities.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) announced that Ivy Bottini, an activist and artist, has been selected as the 50th Assembly District’s 2017 “Woman of the Year”.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to protect California’s climate change successes from potential attempts to weaken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation, has announced a series of hearings over the next three weeks. The hearings are intended to help Californians understand the impact of proposed rollbacks of federal environmental regulations and budget cuts aimed at climate change and clean air programs.  The hearings will focus on research, investment in green infrastructure, and enforcement of pollution violators – all of which could soon be severely curtailed or eliminated.