Press Releases

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Bloom (D – Santa Monica) announced the introduction of legislation to require health insurance policies and plans to cover hearing aids for children. Bloom was joined by co-authors Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) and Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), as well as advocates and families supporting the bill.


Monday, February 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced Assembly Bill 366, also known as the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, aimed at allowing animal blood banks in California to utilize a donor blood collection system for dogs and cats.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation, released the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s proposed budget:

Monday, October 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2998 into law, approving a statewide ban on specific household products that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals. The measure, which was introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), prohibits the sale of juvenile products, specified mattresses and mattress components, and upholstered or reupholstered furniture in California that contain unnecessary toxic flame retardant chemicals.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1771 into law, approving significant reforms to the way local jurisdictions determine regional housing needs. AB 1771, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), makes several changes to this process, known as the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process, including requiring the regional distribution to be more data-driven and equitable. 


Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2797 was signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown, providing a much needed clarification to the application of State Density Bonus Law and the Mello Act in the Coastal Zone. The measure, introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) clarifies that a project cannot be found inconsistent with the Coastal Act merely because it receives a density increase under state law.

Friday, September 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure to provide the same legal protection to children of same-sex couples as is afforded to other families. AB 2684, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), updates California’s Uniform Parentage Act, which was promulgated to extend the parent-child relationship equally to every child and parent, regardless of the martial status of the parents.