Press Releases

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.”

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sacramento (CA) - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s College Athletes Civil Rights Act of 2018, Assembly Bill 2747, passed the California State Assembly Committee on Higher Education today. The recently amended version of Assembly Bill 2747 allows college athletes to receive earnings through a degree completion fund, and creates safeguards for college athletes from abuses by college coaches, trainers, and other athletic staff.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sacramento, CA – In the Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in Sacramento, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized Holocaust survivor Isabelle Teresa Huber of Claremont on the Assembly Floor. This year marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Holocaust – the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sacramento (CA) - In the midst of March Madness, Assemblymember Chris Holden announced introduction of his legislation, Assembly Bill 2747, the College Athletes' Civil Rights Act of 2018, to protect to college athletes from harmful policies by the National College Athletics Association (NCAA).

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to extend tax relief for individuals participating in a turf removal water conservation program, Assembly Bill 2283, passed the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation today with a 6-0 vote.

“Water conservation shouldn’t be taxed,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “California barely got out of the drought last year and we’re already experiencing a shortage of rainfall this year.”

Monday, March 12, 2018

Pasadena, CA – In Celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2018, Assemblymember Chris Holden will recognize the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction on Thursday March 15th at his Annual District Office Spring Open House. The women are being recognized for their service that has a made a positive impact in the community.

Out of 70 nominations from throughout the district, South Pasadena Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian, M.D. was named the 2018 Woman of the Year for the 41st Assembly District.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced Assembly Bill 2370 that expands lead testing in drinking water within child care centers. The legislation also encourages greater lead testing of high-risk children, and informs parents about the risks and effects of lead exposure.

“Lead poisoning is a serious threat to children’s health,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Increasing lead testing for California’s high-risk children is one of the single biggest steps we can take to prevent lead poisoning.”