Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Assemblymen Evan Low and Bill Dodd, and State Senator Jerry Hill, hailed the passage today of a state law they co-sponsored creating mandatory prison sentences for certain sexual assaults. The measure was inspired by the Brock Turner case.
Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1887, authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. AB 1887 bans non-essential, state-funded travel by California state employees to North Carolina, Mississippi and other states that enact discriminatory laws after June, 2015. It is similar to executive orders and local ordinances already in place in New York State, Baltimore, San Francisco and elsewhere. However, it expands on these executive orders because it applies to states that enact new anti-LGBT laws in the future.
(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) will attend a meeting between United States Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Silicon Valley business leaders in San Jose to discuss how employers can play a role in President Obama's America's College Promise initiative to make the first two years of community college free for responsible students.
SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) released the following statement regarding the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi:
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) and Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) issued the following statement regarding Dell Inc.’s decision to lay off their janitors at a Santa Clara office building:
(Los Angeles) — Assemblymember Evan Low (Silicon Valley) joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León, Members of the state legislature and California's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, Equality California, to remember the lives cut short by the recent gun violence in Orlando, Florida. A member of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, Assemblymember Low stated “we will continue to advocate for the rights and dignity of our humanity….We stand here today as a coalition to say enough is enough!” Hear his full remarks in this Assembly Access video.
Unanimous 6-0 Vote in Senate Public Safety Committee
SACRAMENTO – AB 2888, by State Legislators Asm. Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Asm. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara), passed the State Senate Public Safety Committee today by a unanimous 6-0 vote. The bill will ensure that anyone convicted of sexual assault in California cannot be sentenced to probation. The legislators worked with Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in crafting the proposal. The bill next goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for a hearing in August. “I’d like to thank Chairwoman Hancock and the Committee members for their vote today. Rapists like Brock Turner shouldn’t be let off with a slap on the wrist,” said Assemblymember Evan Low. “Judge Persky’s ruling was unjustifiable and morally wrong, however, under current state law it was within his discretion. While we can’t go back and change what happened, we can make sure it never happens again.”
Bill Closes Loophole in Sentencing of Sexual Assault Crimes
Legislature passes on-time budget for sixth consecutive year
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose), Co-Chair of the California Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus, participated in Drone Information Day at the California State Capitol. Lawmakers and the public were able to interact with drones during live demonstrations and technology displays. Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.