Assemblymember O’Donnell Calls for Shark Research, Beach Safety Funding

New legislation introduced in partnership with CSU Long Beach’s Shark Lab

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2191 Monday to fund research of the increasing numbers of sharks along the California coast, as well as protection efforts for sharks and beachgoers.  

“As a parent, my priority is the safety of our kids,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “This bill is about learning why there are more sharks and how to deal with the increase so we can keep our kids safe at the beach.”

Assemblymember O’Donnell Applauds Proposal to Address Special Education Teacher Shortage

Governor Brown’s budget proposal includes funding to increase number of qualified special education teachers

 (SACRAMENTO) – The Governor’s proposed budget includes funding for increasing the number of special education teachers, consistent with Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s (D – Long Beach) Assembly Bill 169, which addresses the teacher shortage in critical key subjects.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Pathways to College Act

Chair of Assembly Education Committee joined by educators and students to support AB 1951

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), joined by educators and students, introduced the Pathways to College Act (Assembly Bill 1951) Tuesday.

The bill works to open doors to higher education for parents and students by allowing school districts to offer college admissions tests like the SAT or ACT during the school day at no cost to students. 

Assemblymember O’Donnell Statement on Proposed 2018-19 Budget

Chair of Assembly Education Committee applauds fiscal responsibility, calls for more efforts to fund K-12 Career Technical Education programs

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:

Additional Funding Secured for Clean Air in California

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s Smog Check Measure Signed by Governor

(SACRAMENTO) – Committing to more money for clean air efforts in California, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1274, by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), Tuesday.

“AB 1274 is a win for both consumers and our environment,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “This bill saves time and money for vehicle owners, while dramatically boosting the state’s clean air efforts. Thank you to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for sponsoring this bill and working with me to get it through the Legislature. I am grateful to the Governor for signing this bill into law, and I am proud to be part of the movement toward quality air for all Californians.”