Press Releases

Public Safety Chair Seeks to Increase Officer Standards, Protecting Public from Excessive Force

Consistent with Science, New Standards to Serve As Safe-Guards to Protect the Public

SACRAMENTO, California – (December 7, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced AB 89, The Peace officer Education and Age Conditions for Employment (PEACE) Act, a bill that would require new recruits for police departments and prison guard service obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or reach age 25 before serving as a

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Presents Resolution In Support of the United States Postal Service

House Resolution 105 Urges Federal Government to Preserve the Sanctity of Our Democratic Process

SACRAMENTO, California – (August 27, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones- Sawyer (D- Huntington Park) introduced House Resolution 105 on the Assembly Floor to urge the federal government to preserve the operational capacity of the United States Postal Service and the integrity of our American democracy.

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The resolution is in direct response to the current situation involving controversial changes by the Trump Administration to postal service operations that have the potential to impact a voter’s ability to mail-in a ballot and be counted on election day.

Programas De Asistencia Al Arrendatario

Queridos amigos,

Los programas destinados a ayudar a los inquilinos durante estos tiempos sin precedentes siguen estando disponibles para quienes califican.  He recopilado información sobre el estado de estos programas y en qué estamos trabajando mis colegas y yo en la legislatura para brindar alivio a los inquilinos y propietarios.

Bill Combating False and Racially Motivated 911 Calls Moves Forward

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s Public Safety Bill Is First of Its Kind State Policy to Deal with Rise in Discriminatory 911 Calls and False Police Reports

LOS ANGELES, California – (August 20, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s (D-Huntington Park) legislation dealing with the growing misuse of the 911 emergency system to attack people of color has passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 7-0 vote. AB 1775 increases the criminal penalties imposed when a person knowingly makes a false 911 call for the purpose of harassing another. The strongest penalties are imposed when a false 911 call is based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, place of origin, or other protected characteristic.

AB 1775 has received broad support from 911 dispatch operators, social workers, police unions and sheriffs, as well as cities and municipalities representing diverse communities. The bill has no registered opposition.

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Champions Legislation to Combat Racist 911 Calls and False Police Reports

AB 1775 combines three bills increasing penalties for discriminatory 911 calls

LOS ANGELES, California – (August 6, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Huntington Park) announced the merger of three bills aimed at ending discriminatory 911 calls. AB 1775 (Jones-Sawyer) will increase the criminal penalties imposed when a person knowingly makes a false 911 call for the purpose of harassing another. The strongest penalties are imposed when a false 911 call is based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, place of origin, or other protected characteristic.

The Ralph Civil Rights Act of 1976 provides that all persons have the right to be free from violence or intimidation by threat, based on a person’s perceived or actual race, gender, age, sexual orientation or other protected classes. AB 1775 will classify blatantly false reports as a form of intimidation, allowing the victim of these calls to file a lawsuit against the person who knowingly made the false report.