Press Releases

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. 

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.”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Legislation Requires Air Quality and Soil Testing

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. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Announcement Comes After Bocanegra Introduces Entertainment Workforce Development Legislation

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) announced the recipients for recurring television series, new series, relocating series, and pilots under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, authored by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in 2014.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Legislation would benefit under-represented groups

 (SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California.  AB 1664 will expand and 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, who are experts in their fields.