Assemblymember O’Donnell’s Bill to Keep ICE out of Schools Passes the Assembly

(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill (AB) 699 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) passed the State Assembly with bipartisan support.  The bill prohibits school staff from allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to enter school sites without approval from the school district Superintendent and possession of a judicial warrant and identification. 

Assemblymember O’Donnell’s Bill to Address Teacher Shortage Passes Unanimously

(SACRAMENTO) – A bill introduced by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to address the growing need for qualified teachers has passed the California State Assembly unanimously.   

Assembly Bill (AB) 169 establishes the Golden State Teacher Grant Program, which will award one-time grant funds of $20,000 to students in educator preparation programs if they commit to teach in a subject area especially impacted by the teacher shortage, such as math, science, bilingual education, or special education.

Long Beach Leads the Way to Reduce Student Testing and Increase College Attendance

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to allow Long Beach Unified School District to administer the SAT instead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessment passed out of the Assembly Education Committee yesterday on a 7-0 vote. 

O’Donnell Pet Rescue and Adoption Act Passes Committee

(Sacramento) - Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) addressed animal rights activists, caregivers and business owners gathered at the Capitol to mark the passage of the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act from the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.