Press Releases

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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Assemblymember Holden’s Bill on Assurance of Voluntary Compliance Signed by Governor

 

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 669, that authorizes the Attorney General to accept Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) when settling with companies that have violated consumer protection laws.

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Governor Newsom Signs Wildfire Legislation

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 1054, which protects ratepayers and increases accountability for investor owned utilities, was signed into law today.

 

“This package offers a durable solution to the problems arising from utility-caused wildfires in California,” said Assemblymember Holden.  “The incredible devastation catastrophic wildfires have inflicted on the lives of Californians, the cost to customers and the impact on solvency of the providers of power to all of us is the reason why this legislation is crucial.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Legislation to Bury 710 Freeway Option Once and For All Advances

 

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, unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Transportation today.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

After a Three-Year Effort, Another Win for the Developmental Disability Community

Sacramento, CA – After a three-year legislative and budget battle to increase funding for developmental disability service providers, Assemblymember Chris Holden has claimed another victory to add more than $200 million in new state funding, in addition to the $200 million federal matching funds, for a total of over $400 million for the developmental disability community.  This increase will address the minimum wage disparity and help nearly 330,000 Californians living with these disabilities to find the services they need to lead valued and productive lives within our community.