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Bill would allow older taxpayers to downsize their property without tax penalty
Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s AB 1378 toprovide property tax relief for California seniors has been approved in Assembly Business & Professions Committee. The measure would expand eligibility for when seniors sell or downsize by allowing both spouses to retain their own separate tax claims for transfer of a principal residence.
Currently, California seniors over 55 and disabled adults are permitted to transfer the assessed value of their present home to a new home – but only one spouse or partner can claim the tax transfer. AB 1378 ensures both property owners in a recognized partnership are entitled to the base tax transfer.
Sacramento - Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) bill to expand the time limit for filing
human rights claims from two to ten years in cases of torture, war crimes, genocide and human
trafficking was unanimously approved in the Assembly Thursday. AB 15 extends the statute of
limitations to bring California law into line with federal law
Sacramento – Franchisees in California are one step closer to being treated as the small business owners that they are, and not employees, now that Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 525, has passed off the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote of 54 to 10. The measure, jointly authored with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Assemblymembers Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), now goes to the Senate.
AB 525 would provide franchisee small business owners a greater level of protection from having their franchise contract arbitrarily terminated by adopting a “substantial compliance” standard for termination. This standard says franchise owners are making an honest effort to comply with the contract
Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Music Therapy bill to provide formal recognition to music therapists has been approved in the state Assembly and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
“Music therapy has many benefits for every age from babies to adults,” said Assemblymember Holden. “It can help ill patients recover faster, soothe anxiety, and ease depression. For children with learning and behavioral disorders, it is especially effective. There are several studies to back up the notion that music really is universal.”
Sacramento - As we remember the horrors of the of the Armenian Genocide some 100 years ago and
the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, Assemblymember Chris Holden has introduced legislation to
extend the statute of limitations for the victims of human rights abuses.
Sacramento - Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) bill to
reform the Buy Here, PayHere used car industry
has been unanimously approved in the Assembly and now goes to the
Senate for consideration. The vote was 75 to 0.
Sacramento: Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden's bills to
expand and improve access to California schools were approved have
been approved in the Assembly Education Committee. They now move to
Assembly Appropriations for consideration.
As the battle over improving public education continues, students have been left behind. We are all to blame, and have to do everything we can to ensure that our children are prepared for the workforce of the 21st century.
That is why we are working in a bipartisan effort on a proven approach – concurrent or dual enrollment. With the introduction of Assembly Bill 288, we hope to expand opportunities for students to take community college courses while still in high school.
Sacramento – Under legislation proposed by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), students in underserved communities throughout California would have access to advanced coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Computer Science classes.
The bill, AB 252, passed Assembly Education Committee late Wednesday on a vote of 5 to 1. The measure is aimed at increasing the number of minority, female and low income students who often do not have access to advanced courses at their high schools.