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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Assemblymember O'Donnell applauds increased funds for schools and ensuring the state lives within its means

Thursday, June 8, 2017

As excerpted from 89.3 KPCC.

California public schools are facing a shortage of teachers — specifically, a shortage of teachers qualified to teach math, science, bilingual or special education.

So state lawmakers are considering making an offer to prospective teachers: commit to teach in these high-need subjects and we'll take a bite out of your tuition costs.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

As excerpted from The 74. 

The California Assembly has approved two bills protecting undocumented immigrant students on school property.
Monday, June 5, 2017

(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. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pet Rescue and Adoption Act Passes the State Assembly

Thursday, June 1, 2017

(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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bill will halt the sale of pets from inhumane puppy and kitten mills