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.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Balmeet Singh wears a turban in public and is a member of the Sikh faith. Police arrested a man in September who they say committed a hate crime by threatening Singh, throwing a drink on Singh and asking Singh if he intended to blow up the country.

"Members of the Sikh community, as well as other communities, came forward and spoke to me about similar incidents that had happened to them here in Bakersfield and in Kern County," said Singh.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) was appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon to be the Democratic Leadership team’s Majority Whip for the 2017-18 Regular Session.

Monday, December 5, 2016

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

Sacramento, CA – Today, on the first day of the 2017-18 California Legislative Session, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced legislation to establish the California Hate Crimes Registry, which would make public the names of those criminals convicted of a hate crime and the crimes of which they were convicted, while protecting the confidentiality of the victims.