Closes existing loophole for local elected officials
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1661, a bill jointly authored by Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) which requires local elected officials to take a mandatory sexual harassment prevention training and education course within the first six months of taking office or commencing employment, and every two years thereafter.
Bill Will Protect Youth Athletes
(SACRAMENTO, CA)- Today, Assemblymember McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced the Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2007, which will require youth sports participants to undergo the same safety protocols as high school athletes in order to protect them from injury.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced the Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1716, which establishes the Lower American River Conservancy Program with the goal of enhancing and protecting the natural habitat and water conveyance of the American river.
August 6, 2016 marked the 51st anniversary of President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act. As the President told Congress then, "the command of the Constitution is plain: it is wrong—deadly wrong—to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country." Unfortunately for our democracy, the last few years have seen a terrible backlash against the right to vote for many citizens. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down an essential part of the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of voting discrimination to get approval for new voting laws from the Department of Justice. Essentially, this gutted an important protection meant to ensure every citizen the reasonable exercise of their right to vote.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, Assembly Bill AB 1716, which establishes the Lower American River Conservancy Program successfully passed the legislature and is on its way to the Governor.
(Sacramento, CA) – AB 2679, which will establish key standards for medical cannabis manufacturers and help implement the landmark Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), today passed the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee with a vote of 8-0.
California’s Environmental Laws Help All Californians
McCarty’s Youth Sports Safety Measure Moving Forward
Assemblymember McCarty Advocates for Gun Ammunition Regulation
Assembly Produces Responsible Budget for a Stronger Middle Class
Legislation to Increase Access to Mental Health Services at College Campuses