Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Statement on the Budget

(Sacramento – June 13, 2019) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D – South Los Angeles) today released the following statement regarding the 2020-2021 budget just passed by the Legislature.

“I am happy to see that this year’s budget contains over $20 million worth of direct investments in the 59th Assembly District, with potentially millions more in various state grant funds,” said Asm. Jones-Sawyer.  “The $10 million investment made in the Natural History Museum will help provide access to important educational and cultural resources to all families in my district, and the $10 million for Destination Crenshaw, a project that will bring much needed infrastructure and environmental equity to the people of South Los Angeles along LA METRO’s LAX-Crenshaw line.”

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer introduces AB 1618 to Preserve the Integrity of Plea Agreements

(Sacramento – June 12, 2019) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D – South Los Angeles) today introduced AB 1618 which preserves the integrity of agreed upon plea bargains.

“As Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee I am committed to ensuring equal access to the benefits of legislation and propositions that update our criminal justice system,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer.  “The voters, the Governor, and the Legislature have shown time and time again that there is a desire to ensure that our justice system reflects our values of fairness and justice.”

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr.'s Resolution Urging Federal Gun Control Passes Senate Committee

(Sacramento – June 11, 2019) – Today the California State Senate Committee on Public Safety voted 5 - 2 to approve Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s (D- South Los Angeles) Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 5, legislation that urges the federal government to use California as a model for firearm safety and to pass legislation that would provide universal firearm