O’Donnell School Bond Bill Signed by the Governor

For immediate release:

Assembly Bill 48 Will Provide $15 Billion to Ensure Schools are Safe and Updated

Sacramento - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 48:

"AB 48 gives voters the opportunity to support our preschools, K-12, community colleges and universities with a facilities bond measure on the March statewide ballot.

School facilities set the tone for the school day. Students are more motivated to learn when their schools are safe and modern. This bond will provide funds to rehabilitate our classrooms and construct career technical education/vocational education facilities to ensure our high school graduates are prepared for jobs in the modern economy. This bond is about investing in our students’ and California’s future.

I would like to thank the Governor for his support of this bond and for recognizing the impact that school facilities have upon student achievement.”


Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.

CONTACT: Matthew Estipona, (916) 319-2070