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Friday, October 13, 2017

Assemblymember O’Donnell’s bill to remove sunset date on the Promise signed by Governor

Friday, October 13, 2017

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s Pet Rescue & Adoption Act Signed by Governor

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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.” 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Assembly Bill 699, bill to keep ICE officers out of schools, signed by Governor

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) secures classrooms from immigration enforcement in California with Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Assembly Bill 699 Thursday.

The bill prohibits school staff from allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to enter a school site without following guidelines established by the Attorney General. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

O’Donnell voted against the measure in the State Assembly in defense of municipal sovereignty

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 35 by Senator Scott Wiener (D — San Francisco) Friday. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D — Long Beach), who opposed the measure, issued the following statement:

“Although not unexpected, this event is unfortunate. Most cities across California stood in strong opposition to this measure, because SB 35 is a threat to municipal sovereignty and a threat to those who do not want their communities planned from Sacramento. Cities will now need to be very cautious in their efforts to re-zone, and they may face the potential of having state-imposed rules forced upon them in order to allow large buildings in neighborhoods where they might not be a good fit.  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Chair of Assembly Education Committee emphasizes statewide need for safe schools for all students

(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill 699, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D — Long Beach) to keep Immigration & Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers out of schools, passed the Legislature Friday.  Assemblymember O’Donnell issued the following statement:

“As a teacher and a parent, I want schools safe for all children. Allowing ICE officers on school grounds threatens the peace of mind that students need in order to grow and succeed. Students cannot learn when they are afraid. Now more than ever, California needs to step up as a leader for young people by ensuring that our classrooms are secure and supportive.”

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Legislation Would Ban Puppy Mill Animals From Being Sold at Pet Stores in California.

(SACRAMENTO) – Today is a good day for Californians, but an even better day for animals that live in California.

Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), passed its last legislative hurdle Thursday and is on its way to the Governor’s desk.  This landmark bill requires all dogs, cats, and rabbits offered for retail sale in California to be obtained by animal shelters or non-profit rescue organizations.