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Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden will hold a hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation to discuss timely transportation issues for the region and the state. The hearing Moving Goods, Moving People will includelocal and state government officials and experts who will discuss issues regarding funding solutions, active transportation and managing regional growth.
Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) groundbreaking legislation to protect the investment of small business franchisees by strengthening their legal rights has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Today’s action comes a little more than a year after the Governor vetoed a highly controversial predecessor to this measure, SB 610.
AB 525 protects franchise owners from unreasonable interference by corporations ensuring franchisees can operate their businesses, transfer the franchise to a qualified heir, and renew their contracts. The bill represents a historic compromise between franchise owners, corporate owners, Democratic leaders and labor.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) bill to expand access to mutual water companies' board meetings through the utilization of modern teleconference and internet streaming was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today.
AB 1077 strengthens the Mutual Water Company Open Meeting Act by requiring all shareholders to be guaranteed, at a minimum, the right to teleconference into any meeting and prohibiting the water company's board from meeting exclusively in executive session.
Sacramento – After years of legislative effort, Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s landmark legislation to increase college opportunity for thousands of California high school students will go into effect January 1.
Governor Brown today signed Holden’s AB 288 College and Career Access Pathways Act to allow high school students, especially those in underserved communities, greater access to college courses and career tech classes at both high school and college campuses.
Sacramento - Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden's bill (AB 1097) to allow for electronic
contracts that will provide more consumer protections over paper contracts has been signed into law
by Governor Brown.
Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s measure to promote a college-going culture for underserved high school students today cleared its final legislative hurdle and is now headed for the Governor’s desk.
AB 288-Concurrent Enrollment promises expanded offerings for high school students, allowing them to take more college courses, and be introduced to college-level coursework both on a high school campus and at a community college.
Sacramento – After years of legislative efforts, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has successfully authored landmark legislation to expand Concurrent Enrollment.
The Senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of this historic measure that will allow thousands of low income, non-traditional high school students across California to be able to attend community college in order to get a head start.
Bill Extends Statute of Limitations on Human Trafficking
Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Holden’s bill to ensure justice for victims of human rights abuses moved a step closer to reality today. The Senate voted unanimously in support of Holden’s AB 15 to extend the statute of limitations for human trafficking and other abuse cases to ten years. Currently, California has a two-year statute of limitations, which is often too short to gather evidence to ensure victims get a fair trial.
“I think it’s important to understand that victims of human trafficking and other abuses often suffer mental and physical problems that prevent them from filing these cases quickly,” said Assemblymember Holden. ”Because of that, many of these crimes are never prosecuted and the horrific abuses continue. Survivors of these abuses face unique obstacles to bringing their suit and it often takes many years for them to find their way out of perilous circumstances.”
Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to expand access to mutual water companies’ board meetings through the utilization of modern teleconference and internet streaming has passed the Legislature.
AB 1077 strengthens the Mutual Water Company Open Meeting Act by requiring all shareholders to be guaranteed, at a minimum, the right to teleconference into any meeting and prohibiting the water company’s board from meeting exclusively in executive session.