Press Releases

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“Assembly Bills 726 and 813 will not move forward this year.  After several months of questions and reviews of the ISO studies, including an informational hearing of the Assembly Committee on Utilities & Energy, there has been constructive dialogue on the process that the ISO should utilize in further consideration of regionalization.  It’s important to recognize that these bills did not authorize regionalization of the grid.  The bills established the next steps for the ISO to follow.  But there is still more to discuss starting with the role of the Legislature in review of any proposed governance structure of a new ISO.  We will continue our work on the issues over the fall and likely revisit it in the second half of this two-year session.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill that establishes a transit pass pilot program, Assembly Bill 17, cleared the legislature today and is heading to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The proposed transit pass pilot program would provide free or reduced cost transit passes for low-income K-12 and college students.  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sacramento, CA – A coalition of state legislators, developmental disabilities services providers and their clients, and unions gathered at the State Capitol for a rally in support Assembly Bill 279 (Holden) to help people with developmental disabilities. Assembly Bill 279 requires the State to adjust reimbursement rates for developmental disability service providers in order to comply with mandated minimum wage increases.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sacramento, CA –  In an effort to lessen dependency on fossil fuel-based energy during the solar eclipse on August 21st, Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy Chair, Chris Holden (AD – 41), introduced House Resolution 50. The measure encourages all Californians to reduce energy use, and pledge to “Do Your Thing for the Sun” during the hours of 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on August 21st, 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today the California Legislature passed legislation to extend California’s Cap and Trade Program, Assembly Bill 398, and strengthen air quality provisions in areas with the worst air pollution, Assembly Bill 617.

“Today’s vote extending California’s Cap and Trade Program means California will maintain its global leadership role in combating climate change,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The air quality agreement also prioritizes the states most disadvantaged communities who face the greatest burden of pollution.”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Nonprofit of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit organization based in Claremont that provides athletic shoes to kids in need.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Shoes That Fit as the 41st Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year” said Assemblymember Holden (AD-41). “Through the simple gift of a new pair of shoes, this organization has changed the lives of thousands of students and helped empower them to reach their highest potential.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Veteran of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Monrovia Councilmember Larry J. Spicer, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1994.

“I am pleased to recognize Councilmember Larry Spicer as the 41st Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year,” said Assemblymember Holden (AD – 41). “After serving in our country’s armed forces, Larry continues to make a positive impact as councilmember, community leader and volunteer.”