Latest Updates from Assemblymember Bloom

Governor Newsom Signs Landmark Animal Blood Bank Modernization Act Into Law

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Newsom signed into law 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).

Bill Establishing California Commission on the State of Hate Signed

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes and incidents was signed by Governor Newsom late yesterday. The bill, AB 1126, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would establish the first statewide commission to monitor and track hate crimes  and recommend policy to the Governor, State Legislature, and State Agencies.

 

California Governor Signs Legislation Establishing the Farm to Community Food Hub Program

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday evening, Governor Newsom signed AB 1009, effectively establishing California’s first Farm to Community Food Hub Program to promote direct farm and ranch sales to local communities. Authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica), AB 1009 will use the state’s $15,000,000 investment from this year’s budget to implement three food hubs throughout the state.  

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Closing Redlining Loophole

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 721 into law. Authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica), AB 721 will remove vestiges of racist redlining and segregation in the form of covenants prohibiting multi family housing – even where local zoning allows it. These covenants  have hindered affordable and supportive housing development throughout the State.

Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Incentivize Housing Production

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1398 authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica). AB 1398 will work to incentivize timely compliance with the housing element, or state housing laws.

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).