Assemblymember Chris Holden Accepting Applications for 2019 Young Legislators Program
Now in its fourth 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.
“I’m excited to launch the fourth annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students and I look forward to meeting next year’s Young Legislators.”
During the six month program, students will meet once a month to become better advocates on issues they care about, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about the legislative process. The program concludes with a free trip to northern California to visit the facebook headquarters and the State Capitol.
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Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 3146, that would have created transparency measures on pollution from idle and abandoned oil and gas wells that are located in close proximity to homes and businesses, was killed by the oil lobby last week.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to study transit pass programs for students, Assembly Bill 2304, passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly Floor today. This bill requires the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies to conduct a study on the prevalence of student transit pass programs and their effectiveness.
Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden welcomes Ann Marie Hickambottom to join his district office staff. Ann Marie Hickambottom brings a wealth of knowledge of the Pasadena and Altadena community where she and her family have deep roots, and has executive experience in organizational and program development from a long career in nonprofit management.
Friday, February 16, 2018
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, led a special ceremony on the Assembly floor to mark February 2018 as Black History Month. Assemblymember Holden urged all citizens to join in celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans and noted this year’s Black History Month theme is African-Americans during a time of war.
SACRAMENTO--A coalition of state legislators and advocates today announced a package of criminal justice reform legislation affecting employment opportunities for Californians with prior convictions. The proposals by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) will prohibit the majority of State agencies that provide professional licenses from using arrest or conviction records as the sole basis to deny professional licenses to Californians with non-violent offenses.
Pasadena, CA – State funds were approved for the Metro Gold line Foothill Extension and Orange/Red Line to Gold Line Bus Connector. Both projects are expected benefit the foothill communities and the Greater Los Angeles Area. These projects have been approved to receive grants from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), which receives its funding from both the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and Senate Bill 1.
(Monrovia, CA) - The best way to understand how laws work for you is to talk about them. “We need to all be on the same page when it comes to facts,” says Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena). ”And we need to be aware of what our local community is doing on the ground level.”
Join Assemblymember Holden on this Assembly Access video as he explains some of the most compelling regulations today - including Prop 47, Prop 57 and what the Public Safety Realignment Act means for the community.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that requires idle and abandoned oil and gas wells be tested for hydrocarbon emissions, Assembly Bill 3146, passed the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. This bill also requires results from these tested oil and gas wells to be collected and publically reported by the Department of Conservation.
“There are over 25,000 oil and gas wells across California, many close to where people live, that can emit harmful chemicals into our air undetected,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “We need to know how much and how often these wells are emitting pollutants in order to protect public health.”
Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden nominated Pasadena local Thomas D. Seifert to represent the Arroyo Seco Tributary on the newly established Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group. The nomination was sent after California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy expanded the nomination process for the working group to include the 41st Assembly District, even though the Arroyo Seco Tributary was left out of the original legislation that created it.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to study transit pass programs for students, Assembly Bill 2304, cleared the Assembly Committee on Transportation today unanimously with bipartisan support. This bill requires the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the prevalence of student transit pass programs and their effectiveness.
“College is expensive, and students are struggling because of it,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “For many students, transportation is among the most costly of all school-related expenses and providing free or low cost transit passes is a solution that benefits both students and the environment.”