Press Releases

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

September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Late Monday evening, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 489, which will extend the period of time allowed for hospitals and emergency physicians to bill for emergency services provided to workers injured on the job.

September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – This afternoon, Senate Bill 620 was once again approved by the Senate, this time for a concurrence vote, following its passage in the Assembly. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced SB 620 to provide California judges with necessary discretion at sentencing for felony criminal cases in which a firearm was used.

September 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Late yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 489, which will extend the period of time allowed for hospitals and emergency physicians to bill for emergency services provided to workers injured on the job.

September 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Senator Steven Bradford (D- Gardena) introduced Senate Bill 789, a measure to streamline Inglewood sports and entertainment projects, expedite transit projects to serve Inglewood and the upcoming Olympics, while ensuring the protection of existing community members and their homes.