Press Releases

November 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Senate District 35 was awarded over $11 million in funding for projects to transform community streets, walkways and parks into green spaces that improve air and water quality and provide greater opportunities for walking, biking and recreation. The local recipients of this critical funding are in the communities of Compton, Lynwood, South Gate, Watts and South Los Angeles. 

November 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) provided comments in response to the article published by the Sacramento Bee, regarding claims of vitriolic arguments over diversity and bias preceding the termination of prominent African American, State Administrative Law Judge Karen Clopton of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). 

October 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Brown signed SB 490 into law, which authorizes licensed salon professionals to be paid by commission, as long as they are guaranteed at least twice the state minimum wage. 

“SB 490 allows salon professionals to not only get paid for their services, but also compensated for selling products that boost the bottom line for the salons where they work,” said Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena).  “It is only fair that salon professionals be compensated for the business they bring to their respective salons.”

October 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 189 into law. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced SB 189 to clarify when an owner of a company may waive his or her right to workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 380, which modifies the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program to allow a family to choose whether or not to request CalWORKs aid for a step or half-sibling of an aided child, when the step or half-sibling receives child support payments from a non-custodial parent.

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – This afternoon, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 620 into law, updating mandated sentencing enhancements for felony cases in which a firearm was used.  This bill, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California, changes current law which prohibits judges from striking or dismissing a firearm sentence enhancement and allows judges to determine on a case-by-case basis as to whether or not a 10-year, 20-year or life-term extension is justified. 

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 582 into law, which will expand the locations where an alcohol manufacturer may purchase advertising space and time from, or on behalf of, an on-sale retail licensee by including the Los Angeles Stadium in the City of Inglewood and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

October 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 344, which will extend the deadline for county boards of education to determine, on appeal, whether a pupil can attend a school within the district that the pupil and parents desire.  “Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) handles more transfer appeals than any other county in the state,” said Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena).  “In order for the appeal process to be fair, SB 344 will afford LACOE and other large offices of education the necessary time to review appeals, and relieve the stress on parents, students, and

October 02, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 618 authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). SB 618 requires the integrated resource plans (IRPs) of all load-serving entities, which include investor-owned utilities (IOUs), electric service providers (ESPs), and community choice aggregators (CCAs), to contribute to a diverse and balanced portfolio of resources.

September 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 549 into law. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced SB 549 to ensure that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is made aware in a timely fashion when Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) redirect funds intended for safety-related project