Press Releases

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), released the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s plan to solve the state’s housing and homelessness crisis:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced Assembly Bill 2436, which will help consumers, who have suffered a catastrophic loss of their home, cover the cost of required code upgrades by providing Building Code Upgrade coverage to homeowners who are rebuilding their homes.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this week, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced House Resolution 74 to condemn the shameful behavior by the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series. HR 74 requests that in addition to the penalties already imposed, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball remove the 2017 World Series title from the Houston Astros, impose penalties or fines against players on the 2017 Astros team found to be complicit, and calls upon the Commissioner of MLB to require Houston Astros owner Jim Crane to publicly apologize.

Friday, January 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced Assembly Bill 1953, legislation to expand licensed veterinarians’ scope of practice to include the collection and sales of blood and blood products collected from dogs.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, October 8, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a package of tenant protection measures including AB 1399 (Bloom). This important reform will close abusive loopholes in the Ellis Act.  Bloom is also Principal Co-Author of AB 1482 (Chiu), which creates a rent cap and provides “just cause” eviction protections statewide.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, legislation to expand insurance coverage for children’s hearing aids passed the California State Assembly. The measure, introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica), would require health insurance plans to provide coverage for hearing aids and hearing aid services for children under 18 years of age.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, September 5, the California State Assembly approved AB 1399, Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s (D-Santa Monica) measure to close 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.