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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PACOIMA >> Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-Pacoima, introduced a bill Wednesday to name a portion of Interstate 5 after San Fernando Valley native son and rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens.

Bocanegra’s ACR 23 calls for the portion of Interstate 5 between the 170 and 118 freeways to be renamed “The Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway” in honor of the late rocker, who is most famous for his hit “La Bamba.”

Friday, February 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Film Commission announced the second round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.  Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and former Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) authored the legislation in 2014, and 2015 marked the first year of credit distribution.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

(Sacramento, CA)Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) invites the community to submit nominations for California’s 2017 Woman of the Year awards.  March is Women’s History Month in California, and each year, the State Legislature holds an awards ceremony in Sacramento to honor women who exemplify courage, strength and vision in their daily lives.

Friday, January 27, 2017

A proposed California law seeks to ensure that a person who uses false documents to conceal their citizenship status faces the same punishment as a person who uses a fake driver's license.

The legislation by Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) would amend the penal code to make both crimes “wobblers," meaning prosecutors would have the discretion to charge suspects in such cases with either felony offenses or lower-level misdemeanors.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Legislation Would Reduce Punishment for Use of False Documents

Friday, January 20, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Today, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) was appointed to four legislative committees by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount).  The committees are:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Yesterday, Governor Brown released his proposal for the 2017-18 budget.  As anticipated, the governor introduced a fiscally-conservative budget that forecasts lower revenues due to uncertainty at the national level.  Many of California’s main revenue streams, such as the Capital Gains Tax, are tied to Wall Street’s performance, and it remains uncertain that California will continue to receive program funding from a Republican-controlled Congress.

Monday, January 9, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles), the Assembly’s Democratic Majority Whip, announced his full-fledged support for Rep. Xavier Becerra’s (D-Los Angeles) appointment as California’s next Attorney General.  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

California legislation began their session on January 5, one lawmaker wants to create a hate crime registry.

January 5 marks the first day of the California Legislative Session and Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-San Fernando Valley) put forth a bill that would require the names of people convicted of hate violence, and their crimes, to be made public via a California Hate Crimes Registry.

Monday, January 9, 2017

In light of an "alarming spike in hate crimes," which even spooked the OC Human Relations Commission into mounting its #HateFreeOC campaign last month, a state legislator has introduced a bill aimed at listing every hate crime and criminal who perpetrates one for public inspection.

On Thursday, the first day of the 2017-18 Legislative Session in Sacramento, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced AB 39 that would establish the California Hate Crimes Registry.