Press Release

Monday, May 8, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) and the Members of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men are calling for the creation of a grant program with initial funds at $10 million, and continued funding of programs proven to be successful at helping young men of color succeed.

Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – A host of past and present members of the California Legislative Black Caucus were on hand in the State Assembly for the 2017 celebration of Black History Month. Among them was the legendary Speaker Emeritus Willie L. Brown Junior. The former Assembly Speaker noted it had been 22 years since he wielded the gavel in the Assembly and praised the CLBC for its efforts to improve the lives of African-Americans and all people in California.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South LA) and the State Assembly have confirmed Governor Jerry Brown’s state Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra. Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer said – after the special committee he co-chaired questioned Congressman Becerra - they found, “He has the courage, the valor, the grit and fortitude, as well as the qualifications necessary to be the legal voice of every Californian. Congressman Becerra proved that he’s not only battle-tested, but ready for war on behalf of the Golden State.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Co-chair of the Assembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General, voted to recommend that the full Assembly confirm Congressman Xavier Becerra as Attorney General of California. “Congressman Becerra adeptly answered tough questions necessary for him to prove to Californians that he has the courage, the valor, the grit and fortitude, as well as the qualifications necessary to be the legal voice of every Californian,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer “Congressman Becerra proved that he’s not only battle-tested, but ready for war on behalf of the Golden State.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

 

The funds approved by the California Strategic Growth Council are designed to help Californians drive less and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Friday, September 23, 2016 – Today Assemblymember Jones Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) is proud to announce that Governor Brown signed his bill, AB 1900, which allows for the disposition of the existing San Pedro Courthouse by the Judicial Council.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill 2013, by Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., a measure that extends probable cause determination hearings to out-of-custody defendants charged with a misdemeanor.

Previously, a defendant charged with a misdemeanor could only challenge the probable cause of his/her arrest if that person is currently in custody. If an individual is arrested and released, they cannot challenge the probable cause of their arrest until trial, wasting scarce court, public defender and district attorney resources on a meaningless trial.