(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D- South Los Angeles) announces the formation of his Law Enforcement Advisory Council naming Mike Jimenez, retired President of California Correctional Peace Officers Association, and Keith L. Williams, Ph.D., Chief of Kinloch Police Department, as the first two members.
It has been announced that my colleague, State Senator Steve Bradford, has been appointed as the Chair of the California Senate's Public Safety Committee marking the first-time in our state's history both the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees are chaired by African Americans.
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
SOUTH LOS ANGELES, California – (November 24, 2020) – The Annual Operation Gobble hosted by California State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angles) will provide over 200 families in Assembly District 59 (AD59) with free turkeys in time to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Statement by Assemblyman and Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Reggie Jones-Sawyer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.