Press Release

Thursday, June 13, 2019

(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.”

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

(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.”

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

(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 safety regulation throughout the nation.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

(Sacramento - May 30, 2019) – This week, the California State Assembly voted (77-3) to approve Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s (D – South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 1754, legislation that establishes a California Olympic and Paralympic Public Safety Command (COPPSC) for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

(Sacramento - May 28, 2019) – Today the California State Assembly voted 51-18 to approve Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s (D- South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 1007, legislation that would protect workers and reduce departmental backlog by expediting the disciplinary process for state employees.

Friday, May 24, 2019

(Sacramento – May 24, 2019,)  - This week the California State Assembly voted (74-0) to approve Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s (D- South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 258 which establishes a grant program that would fund health, mental health and other supportive services for California students.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s Bill that Allow State Cannabis Business Deductions Heads to the Senate

(Sacramento – May 23, 2019) – This week the California State Assembly voted 69-1 to approve Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s (D- South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 37, legislation that allows legal cannabis businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses.