Press Releases

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO- Yesterday, legislation to protect California’s video game industry passed out of the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee. The bill, AB 2574, was introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) to provide financial incentives for video game companies.    

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to extend California’s successful Film and Television Tax Credit Program passed out of its second committee yesterday. The bill, AB 1734, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) and Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego), extends and enhances the program, which has been one of the most effective economic development tools in the state.

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s (D-Santa Monica) bill to protect California tenants from eviction passed out of its second Assembly Committee today on a 7-3 vote. The measure, AB 2364, closes loopholes in the Ellis Act that have allowed some landlords to displace tenants and raise the price of rent control units. Though misuse of the Ellis Act has existed for decades, the current housing crisis has exacerbated the problem.  

Thursday, April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, legislation to allow compensation for peer review panelists passed the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media. AB 2456, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), authorizes the California Arts Council to compensate grant program review panelists for their time spent reviewing and convening to discuss grant program applications.   

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, a measure to protect California tenants by closing loopholes in the Ellis Act passed out of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee on a 5-2 vote.  AB 2364, introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) makes several critical changes to the Ellis Act to prevent landlords from evicting tenants and raising the prices on units under the guise of leaving the rental market.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, AB 2998, a measure authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) to protect Californians from toxic flame retardant chemicals, passed out of the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee on a 7-2 vote. The bill, which cleared the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee last week, prohibits the sale of juvenile products, mattresses, and upholstered or reupholstered furniture in California that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to keep film and television jobs in California cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday morning by passing the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media.  The bill, AB 1734 jointly authored by Assemblymembers Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) and Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego), extends and improves the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program – one of the most effective economic development tools in the state.