Press Releases

Friday, June 16, 2017

Legislation supported by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Attorney Mike Feuer would allow municipalities to close streets where excessive illegal dumping occurs

Thursday, June 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – On the heels of the legislature approving the state budget, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D- Pacoima) lauded a balanced, on-time budget that brings much-needed resources to the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

Friday, June 2, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The State Assembly voted 54-21 to approve legislation to bring equity to California’s criminal justice laws, by ensuring the use and manufacturing of false immigration documents carries the same penalties as the use and production of a fake driver’s license.  Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra's (D-Pacoima) AB 222 requires California voters to repeal sections 113 and 114 of the California Penal Code, an unnecessary and anti-immigrant provision enacted in 1994 as part of Proposition 187 to fight the perceived ills of illegal immigr

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bill would benefit under-represented groups

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) released the following statement on Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision: 

“Governor Brown’s budget revision shows a better outlook for California compared to January’s budget, and we don’t have to make painful cuts to key programs despite revenue projections remaining down from last year.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s legislation supported by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez

(SACRAMENTO) – The State Assembly voted 60-1 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. 

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.