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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 1497, that strengthens anti-discrimination laws in new forms of housing accommodations such as Airbnb, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

“There’s a history of discriminatory behavior in housing and now we’re seeing it happen in hosting platforms,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Our laws intended to prevent discrimination must adapt to changes in technology, especially as it relates to short-term hosting platforms which are becoming increasingly popular.”

Friday, October 4, 2019

Governor Signs Dual Enrollment Legislation

 

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 30, that ensures dual enrollment opportunities remain available to students.

 

“With the rising cost of higher education that widens the achievement gap, we need to find more ways to make college more affordable and accessible,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Dual enrollment is a proven strategy that creates pathways to college and gives opportunities to students who might never have thought it would be possible to go to college. ”

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden joined Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing ceremony for legislation aimed at improving California’s wildfire prevention, mitigation and response efforts. As chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy, Holden had a significant role in developing a comprehensive legislative package this year to address the threat of wildfires and the resulting impact on communities and ratepayers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sacramento (CA) – Today, Assemblymember Holden’s College Athlete Civil Rights Act of 2019 was signed into law. The legislation, Assembly Bill 1573, gives college athletes more tools and protection to address the challenges or abuses they may face on campus. The bill also allows colleges to create a degree completion fund.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden congratulates Caltech for receiving their $750 million pledge from Stewart and Lynda Resnick that will support cutting-edge research into the most pressing challenges in environmental sustainability.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that would eliminate any future possibility for the 710 tunnel, Assembly Bill 29, passed the Legislature today after votes in both the Senate and Assembly Floors. The bill now awaits Governor Newsom’s signature.

“We’re just one step away from burying the tunnel idea for good,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The concept of changing the Highway Code came directly from the community and I’m looking forward to seeing this through till the end.”

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2020 Young Legislators Program. Now in its fifth year, the Young Legislators Program, offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sacramento, CA – A resolution that expresses the will of the legislature in PG&E’s bankruptcy passed on the California State Senate Floor with a 38-1 vote. The resolution, ACR 78 authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden who chairs the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, is now chaptered by the Secretary of State. The resolution unanimously cleared the Assembly Floor earlier this year with bipartisan support.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Bill to Kill 710 Tunnel Passes Appropriations Committee

Legislation to extend dual enrollment and monitor idle oil wells also passes

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sacramento, CA – While most advocates must wait until September or October for their proposals to be signed into law, efforts to help people with developmental disabilities have turned into early victories thanks to legislative and budget proposals by Assemblymember Chris Holden. The impacts of these victories will result in $400 million for developmental disability service providers, $3 million for speech-language pathologist training, and better standards for music therapy.