Press Releases

Assemblymembers Luz Rivas, Mark Stone, and Cottie Petrie-Norris Introduce Legislation to Ban Single-Use Vapes and Tobacco Filters

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1690 at a virtual press conference alongside the bill’s joint authors, Assemblymembers Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) and Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine), and its sponsor, the National Stewardship Action Council. AB 1690 prohibits the sale of single-use vapes and tobacco filters found in cigarettes and cigars to result in the use of less wasteful alternatives.

Following the United Nations’ COP26 Climate Change Conference, Assemblymembers Luz Rivas, Lisa Calderon, Chris Ward, and Senator Dave Cortese Commit to Introduce Legislation on Climate Change Education

SACRAMENTO – At the United Nations’ 2021 Climate Change Conference (COP26), Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Assemblymember Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier), Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) learned that the world is surpassing California on climate change education.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ Equestrian Rider Safety Bill Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ (D-San Fernando Valley) Assembly Bill (AB) 974, enacting it into law. AB 974 is a constituent-led measure that improves the safety and visibility of equestrian riders and their equines while on paved highways.

La legislatura de California aprueba la ley promovida por la asambleísta Luz Rivas, que eliminará el término racista “alienígena” de las leyes estatales, y espera la firma del gobernador

SACRAMENTO – Hoy, la legislatura de California aprobó la legislación de la asamblea, AB 1096, promovida por la asambleísta Luz Rivas (D-Arleta). La ley ahora va a la oficina del gobernador para su firma. AB 1096 elimina el término ofensivo “alienígena” de todas las leyes y códigos estatales, reemplazándolo con otro lenguaje que refleja más la terminología legal actual, como “no-ciudadano” o “inmigrante”.

Legislature Approves Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ Bill to Remove the Derogatory Term “Alien” from State Law, Heads to the Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Legislature passed Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ (D-Arleta) Assembly Bill (AB) 1096. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature. AB 1096 eliminates the offensive term “alien” from all state laws and policies, replacing it with other language that is more reflective of today’s legal terminology, such a “noncitizen” or “immigrant.”