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Free College Bill Moves to Assembly Floor for a Vote

AB 295 Would Afford Californians Access to Higher Education

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s (D-South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 295, has passed through the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee and now heads to the Assembly Floor for a full vote.

Prayer Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


We gather in this chamber to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a warrior of love and truth. Dr. King, through his actions and life’s work, has shown us the essence of humanity – striving towards unconditional lov  e for one another, working to change unjust laws, and serving those most in need.

Legislative Leaders Seek to Make Juneteenth A Paid State Holiday

(Sacramento – January 14, 2022) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1655 to establish June 19, also known as Juneteenth, as a paid state holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. This occurs on the same day that the California State Assembly honors the late civil rights pioneer and icon Reverend Dr.

Statement by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer on Proposed California Budget

As Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, I am pleased to see programs I am spearheading have additional funding from the Governor.  This includes much needed resources to support law enforcement via my bill AB 331, which helps to curb smash and grab crimes by instituting felony convictions in contrast to Prop. 47.

New Bill Seeks to Mitigate Harmful Use of Illegal and Dangerous Fireworks

AB 1588 Will Provide Resources to the State Fire Marshal

(Sacramento – July 20, 2021) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D–South Los Angeles) co-authored Assembly Bill 1588, which seeks to provide $1.8 million in funding to the California State Fire Marshal to safely enforce existing statewide programs to prevent the use of illegal and dangerous fireworks.