Press Releases

September 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 796. Authored by Senator Bradford (D-Gardena), SB 796 authorizes the County of Los Angeles to return the beachfront property known as Bruce’s Beach to the Bruce family.

September 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 2. Authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), SB 2 aims to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

September 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 177 into law.  This budget trailer bill eliminates 17 criminal and vehicle fees that disproportionately impact poor people of color who cannot afford to pay for the fees.  Fees have been used to pay for the cost associated with the carceral system and are separate from fines that are imposed for violating the law.  AB 177 incorporated a majority of the changes that were present in a previous version of SB 586 (Bradford, 2021). Senator Steven Bradford issued this statement in response to the signing:

September 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senate Bill 796, authored by Senator Bradford (D-Gardena), was approved 38-0 during a final concurrence vote on the Senate Floor. SB 796 will authorize the County of Los Angeles to return the beachfront property known as Bruce’s Beach to the Bruce family.

September 08, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), was approved 28-9 during a final concurrence vote on the Senate Floor. Also known as the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021, SB 2 aims to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

September 03, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), was approved on a vote of 49-21 on the Assembly Floor. Also known as the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021, SB 2 aims to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

 

June 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, President Biden signed S. 475, a federal bill which officially recognizes Juneteenth as a national holiday. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement in response:

May 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), was approved on a vote of 26-9 on the Senate Floor. Also known as the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021, SB 2 aims to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

 

April 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senate Bill 796 passed out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water with strong bipartisan support. This bill, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), will allow the County of Los Angeles to return the beachfront property known as Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce, from whom it was wrongfully taken in 1929.

April 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2021

CONTACT: Austin.Panush@sen.ca.gov  

 

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