Press Releases

Bill to Remove Racist Housing Covenants Awaits Governor’s Signature

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.

California Close to Legalizing Community Blood Banking for Animals

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).

Important Housing and Transit Bills Clear Senate Judiciary Committee

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.