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Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Landmark Legislative Bills Pass The Assembly Floor And Are Heading To The Senate

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Sacramento, CA – This week, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills passed the Assembly Floor and are heading to the Senate for committee hearings. The bills include: AB 43 – Greenhouse gas emissions: building materials: credit trading platform and compliance system, AB 262 – Children’s camps: regulation, AB 299 – Hazing: educational institutions: civil liability, AB 304 – Domestic violence: probation, AB 323 – Planning and land use: parcels: changes in use, AB 610 – Youth Transit Pass Pilot Program: free youth transit passes, AB 647 – Grocery workers, AB 776 – Route 210, and AB 1244 – Private Security Services and Private Investigators: qualified managers.

“My focus remains steady in meeting the needs of Californians and that is reflected through my legislation. The people come first. I thank my colleagues for their support and I will continue to remain a diligent leader and listener throughout this process,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.

AB 43 would express the intent of the Legislature to enact an Embodied Carbon Trading System within the program created by AB 2446, or the Low Carbon Product Standard (LCPS), to facilitate a credit-trading platform for building materials.

AB 262 would direct the Department of Social Services (DSS) to lead a stakeholder group to develop recommendations through a report to the Legislature on future regulations that would protect children while attending day and overnight camps.

AB 299 would allow for civil action to be brought against an educational institution for an instance of hazing in which one or more students were involved if that educational institution knew or should have known of the dangerous hazing practices of an affiliated organization.

AB 304 would restructure the oversight of the rehabilitation process domestic violence offenders must undergo, in an effort to reduce recidivism and increase overall education within the system – including among probation departments, courts, and program providers.

AB 323 would protect homeownership pathways for low-income families.

AB 610 would create the Student Transit Pass Pilot Program to fund the development and implementation of fare free transit passes to California students. The bill also requires a report on the program’s outcomes, including whether the program increased transit ridership among student users, to be submitted to the Legislature.

AB 647 would require a successor grocery employer, upon change in control of a grocery establishment, to hire from the list for 120 days after the grocery establishment is fully operational and open to the public and retain each eligible grocery worker for at least 120 days after their commencement date, except as specified.

AB 776 would require the department, through the erection of highway signs and appropriate markers, to provide recognition of the historical and cultural importance of the California Indian tribes local to, or historically located in, the Counties of Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

AB 1244 would require a qualified manager under the Private Investigator Act and the Private Security Services Act to hold a current and valid qualified manager’s certificate issued by the director, and would require the director to issue a qualified manager’s certificate to a person who meets the requirements of the act, as applicable. 

“We are listening and collaborating with Californians to provide solutions that work; for the good of the public and the planet,” said Holden.