Press Releases

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

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

(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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on the Governor’s FY 2017-18 May Revision:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

(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. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

(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.