Press Releases

Monday, June 4, 2018

AB 1951 allows school districts to give 11th grade students a college entrance exam instead of state-required assessment


(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill 1951, by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to provide access to college admissions tests such as the SAT or ACT during the school day, passed the Assembly Tuesday and now awaits referral to its first Senate policy committee.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 2191 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to fund research of increased local shark activity and shark sightings along the California Coast passed the Assembly Floor Thursday.

 “AB 2191 is about getting educated and staying safe in our local waters,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “I believe it is important that we understand why we are seeing more sharks along our coast so that we can be prepared and safe at the beach.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

AB 1743 by the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee receives strong support to move bill to the State Senate


Friday, May 11, 2018

Chair of Assembly Education Committee calls for budget that invests in Education and pays down debt

Monday, May 7, 2018

(LONG BEACH) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) kicked off Teacher Appreciation Month with his 4th Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony on Thursday Family, friends, and colleagues gathered to celebrate 15 teachers from the 70th Assembly District who go above and beyond for their students and community. Assemblymember O’Donnell presented each with an Extraordinary Teacher Award.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Chair of the Assembly Education Committee’s Assembly Bill 3205 passes first policy committee


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Assembly Bill 2191 emphasizes need for funding for research of sharks along California coast