Press Releases

October 16, 2019

Senator Bradford Releases Statement on 2019 Legislative Accomplishments


SACRAMENTO ­– This year, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) continued his efforts championing a multitude of issues impacting not just his constituents, but all Californians.   In total, he was successful at getting 13 bills approved by the Legislature, 10 of which were signed into law by the Governor’s bill signing deadline, which was this past Sunday, October 13th at midnight. 


September 12, 2019

Assembly and Senate Approves SB 206 the Fair Pay to Play Act


SACREAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senate Bill 206, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), was approved by the California State Senate with unanimous support. SB 206, known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, will give California student athletes the right to their name, image, and likeness, allowing them to earn money from sponsorships, endorsements and other activities.


July 01, 2019

Senator Bradford Approves California State Budget -Securing Millions for Senate District 35


SACRAMENTO ­– Recently, the Budget Bill for fiscal year 2019-2020 was passed by the Senate and Assembly after long negotiations between both houses and the Governor’s Administration. The new budget includes the state’s largest reserves in history, pays down billions of dollars to our state’s pension debt, and prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis.


March 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday morning, Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing California’s execution chamber during his time in office.

March 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senator Bradford honored Ms. Michelle Smith-Ballard, as the Woman of the Year for the 35th Senate District. Ms. Smith-Ballard currently serves as the Vice President of Community and Citizenship for Turner Construction Company with over 38 years of construction experience. She is responsible for the diversity outreach program on the construction of the new, state of the art Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park in Inglewood where she is overseeing one of the largest diversity and local hire programs in the region.

March 01, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was appointed Chair of the newly formed Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. The Select Committee will examine the challenges currently facing African American, Latino, Native American and Asian/Pacific Islander boys and men in California, and will focus on developing strategies that yield positive outcomes.

February 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– Monday afternoon, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) recognized Mrs. Ozie B. Gonzaque as his 2019 Unsung Hero, an annual award given out by members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) during Black History Month. Members of the CLBC honor their esteemed guests on the Senate and Assembly floors, presenting them with a framed resolution for their work and accomplishments in the community.

October 03, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– On Sunday Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 978, authored by Senator Bradford (D-Gardena), which requires local law enforcement agencies to post their current policies, procedures, and training materials on their department websites.                                                                                               

October 03, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– Last Friday Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 343, by Senator Steven Bradford (D–Gardena), which provides an immediate income tax exclusion for payments received by Carson residents as part of a major pollution cleanup effort ongoing in the Carousel neighborhood.

October 02, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– On Sunday Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1232 into law. This bill, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and sponsored by Californians for Safety and Justice, increases the age of eligibility for a young person who has been a victim of a crime to apply for compensation from the California Victim Compensation Board.