Press Release

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Sacramento – September 17, 2019,)   – In a major step forward to give all California job applicants a fair chance, this morning the California Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 125 with unanimous bipartisan support.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         

(Sacramento – September 11, 2019) – This week, the California State legislature passed Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s (D- South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 37, legislation that would allow legal cannabis businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses, and the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor.

Friday, September 6, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
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.