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Saturday, April 27, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 78, to express the will of the legislature in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings. The resolution has 21 coauthors.

 “PG&E’s bankruptcy will have a ripple effect that impacts everyone across the state,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “There is a lot at stake, and we want to make clear that the outcome must prioritize victims, ratepayers, and any reorganization of PG&E should not jeopardize the state’s safety, energy reliability, and climate change goals.”

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that would strengthen anti-discrimination laws in new forms of housing accommodations such as Airbnb, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

“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, April 12, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom released his Strike Force Report Wildfires and Climate change: California’s Energy Future. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

 

“The Governor has outlined the significant issues and we all recognize the magnitude of the problem. What’s clear is that we need all hands on deck. That means coordinated concrete action at all levels of government to make sure we have a safe, green, and reliable electric grid and to prevent catastrophic wildfires.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

 

Assemblymember Holden’s College Athlete Civil Rights Act Passes First Policy Committee

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, PG&E announced its new CEO and Board of Directors selection. Assemblymember Holden issued the following statement:

"I'm not impressed. I don’t see much in this collection that indicates that they are going to watch out for anything but their bottom line but we’ll see. It appears the priority in this selection was protecting shareholders over ratepayers. The legislature will be keeping an eye on what immediate actions PG&E's new board will take to make sure wildfire victims, ratepayers, and our clean energy goals are not left out of the picture."

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to require periodic hate crime training for peace officers, Assembly Bill 837, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee today.

“The misrepresentation of hate crimes in California makes it harder to protect targeted groups,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Accurate statistics of hate crimes is a vital step in addressing the problem and shaping policy.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to remove the 710 North Project Area between Interstate 210 and Interstate 10 from the California State Freeway and Expressway code, Assembly Bill 29, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee today on a unanimous vote.

“Fixing our state’s highway code to reflect the new reality is the logical next step to bury the tunnel idea once and for all,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.