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“As the world mourns the death of this great leader, I am struck by the extraordinary life he led as rebel, prisoner, president and peacemaker.
On one of his many visits to Los Angeles, I was honored to meet with him and was impressed with his statesmanlike demeanor and his lack of bitterness.
His fight against apartheid was one of the great moral lessons of our time and he leaves a legacy of tolerance that has earned him worldwide respect. “
Assembly District 41
Pasadena – It's what teens do; hang out and share everything online. But parents fear their kids will interact with older strangers who might harm them or that posts made as a teen could come back to haunt them years later when they apply to college or a job.
That's why Assemblymember Chris Holden is teaming up with Facebook and Assemblymembers Ed Chau and Roger Hernández on a Safety and Privacy Workshop. It's free and open to the public!
Thursday, November 21
Mt. Sierra College Auditorium
101 E. Huntington Drive
Facebook recently changed it privacy settings for teens. Learn what parents, teens and community members need to know about reporting tools, new privacy settings and bullying prevention.
Sacramento - Members of the Armed Forces and National Guard will get a break on state use tax when they are transferred to California under Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill signed today by Governor Brown.
"It just doesn't seem fair to tax active duty military personnel when they are already making so many sacrifices," explained Assemblymember Holden (D-Pasadena). "It's the right thing to do to relieve some of the tax burden for our service men and women who are already sacrificing so much for their country."
AB 201 Small Business Loan Guarantee and AB 250 CA Innovation Initiatives
Sacramento – Governor Brown today signed two innovative business bills authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and designed to boost California’s economy.
AB 201 makes the Small Business Loan Guarantee program more accessible and user friendly and AB 250 expands opportunities for pioneering, start-up technology in California.
Pasadena – Assemblymember Chris Holden will present his “State of the State” address to the communities of the 41st Assembly District:
Sierra Madre City Council, Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm
Monrovia City Council, Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 pm
Rancho Cucamonga City Council, Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm
La Verne City Council, Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm
San Dimas City Council, Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm
Upland City Council, Monday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Altadena Town Council, Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm
South Pasadena City Council, Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 pm
Pasadena City Council, Monday, October 21 at 6:30 pm
Claremont City Council, Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
Domestic Violence * Choose California*Small Business Loan Guarantee*Tax Break for Military
Sacramento – As we near the end of my first legislative session representing Assembly District 41, I am very pleased that eight of my bills have been approved in the Assembly and Senate.
Two of them – Assembly Bill (AB) 72 and Assembly Bill (AB) 139 – have already been signed into law by Governor Brown and the others are on his desk awaiting signature.
Sacramento – Lawmakers today gave final approval to Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to help California farmers and improve the state’s agricultural economy. The Assembly unanimously in favor on final amendments.
Under Holden’s AB 199, state agencies – such as public hospitals, prisons and public schools – would be required to purchase agricultural products from California companies if the price is equal to or less than the lowest out-of-state company. AB 199 also encourages all public schools, school districts, and public colleges to purchase agricultural products grown within the state whenever possible.
Sacramento - The State Senate has passed Assembly Member Chris R. Holden’s AB 359 with overwhelming bi-partisan support.
AB 359 is a consumer protection bill that will increase public transparency of airport infrastructure financing while streamlining state regulations in order to save local taxpayers thousands of dollars.
Sacramento: The State Legislature today gave final approval to Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to end disputes over architects’ designs. The Assembly voted 75 to 0 on amendments taken earlier in the Senate. AB 630 now goes to Governor Brown for signature.
AB 630 safeguards an architect’s work such as architectural drawings or plans, by clarifying that a person can only use the plans or drawings if they have written permission. Architects currently face a challenge preventing those who are not authorized to use their work from using it again and again.
(Sacramento) - Legislation authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) to give service members a tax break when they are transferred to California has been approved by the state Legislature. Assembly Bill 143, the Military Use Tax Exemption, would eliminate “use tax” – a type of sales tax – on personal property purchased by an active duty military member who has been transferred into the state. After AB 143 was approved by the Legislature, Assemblymember Holden was interviewed by Kitty O’Neal on KFBK Radio’s Afternoon News.