Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today ,the Assembly Arts and entertainment Committee voted 7-0 to approve legislation by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 6-1 to approve Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to curb prostitution on streets throughout the City of Los Angeles.  AB 1206 would establish 24-month pilot program in Los Angeles to allow law enforcement agencies to impound vehicles of “johns” and pimps that are used during solicitation of prostitution. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s legislation to give local government more tools to combat illegal dumping has cleared the State Assembly. Assembly Bill 332 amends current law to allow local governments to temporarily close a street or alley where persistent illegal dumping has been proven to occur. “In many cases, and in particular in the San Fernando Valley, this illegal dumping happens next to or near landfills or waste disposal facilities,” said Assemblymember Bocanegra. “The dumped property is not only an eye sore, but it is also a public safety hazard.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Citing an ‘Alarming Spike in Hate Crimes,’ Bocanegra Authors Hate Crime Reporting Bill as an Important Public Safety Tool to Better Protect Communities and Reduce Hate Crimes in California

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee voted 7-0 to pass Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to improve hate crime reporting, and communication between law enforcement agencies and human relation commissions so they are able to work cooperatively to combat hate crimes and hate incidents.

“We have witnessed an alarming spike in hate crimes in the days and weeks following the presidential election and a double-digit increase in hate crimes reported to California law enforcement in 2015,” said Assemblymember Bocanegra.  “These crimes divide communities, and it is imperative that California send a message that intolerance has no place in our neighborhoods.”

Monday, April 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and the State Assembly held a special commemoration of the Armenian Genocide during the April 17th floor session to remember the 1.5-million people who lost their lives in that often forgotten tragedy. “The entire wealth, culture, history and lives of the Armenian people were destroyed and this resolution (AJR 3) before us is more than just a resolution, it’s a statement of values,” Assemblymember Bocanegra said to his fellow Assemblymembers.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Legislation Requires Air Quality and Soil Testing

Friday, February 24, 2017

(Los Angeles, CA)  At the Assembly hearing on “The Secondary Impact of California's Film and Television Tax Credit Program on Diversity,” Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) spoke to the importance of below-the-line jobs in the entertainment industry. These jobs are vital to the economy of California, “I want to be sure that every member of this Golden State is represented,” he said.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee voted 12-0 to pass legislation to provide more resources for and planning assistance to the Pacoima and Tujunga Washes, which are tributaries of the Los Angeles River (LA River).  Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) introduced AB 466, which will create a working group modeled after the “Lower LA River Working Group” established in 2015. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As exerpted from

California state Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Ian Calderon today introduced legislation aimed at building the state’s below-the-line workforce by increasing funding for entertainment industry job-training programs. The proposed legislation, AB 1664, would increase funding by $1 million for current hands-on training programs geared towards high school and community college students that are run by entertainment unions.


Friday, March 17, 2017

As excerpted from San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“Today’s announcement means that in the first three months of this year, the tax credit program is responsible for creating more than 8,400 good-paying, below-the-line jobs in California,” added state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), who authored the $330 million-per-year 2.0 bill and recently introduced legislation to fund more entertainment job-training programs. “The tax credit is working, and California is winning the fight against runaway production.”

The CFC estimates the $57.3 million tax credits reserved for the latest 15 qualifying shows will generate $620 million worth of in-state spending, $235 million of which will cover over 4,400 crew and cast member jobs.