Press Releases

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 203, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), which prevents youth, up to age 17, from being interrogated prior to being held in custody and before waiving their Miranda rights without consulting with legal counsel.

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1244, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill authorizes state-licensed cannabis laboratories to test samples of cannabis or cannabis products for a state or local regulatory, law enforcement, or prosecuting agency. SB 1244 was sponsored by Los Angles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

September 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1157, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill requires landlords managing medium- to large, subsidized, multi-family housing units in California to offer their tenants the option of having their rental payments reported to a major credit bureau.

September 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced the inaugural award of nearly $1 million in CalMoneySmart grants to 12 nonprofit organizations throughout California. The $4 million CalMoneySmart grant program was created by SB 455 (Chapter 478, Statutes of 2019), authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill established the California Financial Empowerment Fund (FEF) to provide low- and moderate-income Californians with greater access to financial tools and education they can use to improve their financial well-being.

September 09, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, September 9th, the Governor signed Senate Bill 1447 into law. This bill, authored jointly by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), expands California’s assistance programs for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing a new $100 million small businesses hiring tax credit program.

September 03, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Last night, Senate Bill 731, also known as the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2020, failed passage on the Assembly Floor. The bill was not brought up for a vote due to the legislative deadline imposed by the California State Constitution. This bill, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), would have increased accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

August 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed AB 1460 – California State University Ethnic Studies, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Weber (D- San Diego) and sponsored by the California Faculty Association (CFA), which requires undergraduates to complete a minimum of one three-unit course in Ethnic Studies to graduate, effective beginning with students graduating in the 2024–25 academic year.

July 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Key working groups from both houses of the California State Legislature are prioritizing economic recovery in the final weeks of session and have developed a joint $100 billion stimulus plan, building upon the successful collaboration that led to a balanced state budget addressing the $54 billion deficit.

July 20, 2020

COMPTON, CA – Last week, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, hosted a Food Giveaway and distributed thousands of pounds of fresh food to the community.

July 01, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced two measures aimed at enacting significant police reform in the state of California: SB 731 and SB 203.