I am proud to announce that the Legislature overwhelmingly passed a $330 million Entertainment Tax Credit to bring "below the line" and post-production jobs back home! Read More
Welcome to my legislative website. It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.
Please sign our petition supporting basic public safety standards for all charter-carrier drivers (Uber/Lyft) and ensuring requested drivers do not have a violent history, are responsible and safe drivers, and do not have DUIs. Read More
(Van Nuys, CA) - Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garett stood together on the steps of the seismic-retrofitted Van Nuys City Hall to highlight historic legislation which would provide a five-year 30% state seismic tax credit to property owners for safety improvements to their vulnerable buildings. The legislation, Assembly Bill 428, was authored by Assemblymember Nazarian. "It is common sense legislation that will help property owners afford lifesaving structural changes to their buildings,” said Assemblymember Nazarian. “On average, a dollar spent on hazard mitigation provides our community about $4 in future benefits." Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian proposed adding five positions and increasing the California Arts Council’s budget by $10 million dollars. Governor Brown’s budget proposal funds the California Arts Council at $4.911 million, which includes $1.138 million of General Fund dollars. This is a five million dollar decrease from last year.
The $10 million increase was passed by the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4 and will part of the Assembly’s Budget proposal.
Assembly Bill (AB) 428 Will Establish a Five Year 30% Tax Credit for Seismic Retrofit of Earthquake Vulnerable Buildings
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian stood on the steps of the seismic-retrofitted Van Nuys City Hall to highlight historic legislation which would provide a five-year 30% state seismic tax credit to property owners for safety improvements to their vulnerable buildings.
"It's not a question of if, but rather when the next big earthquake will hit Los Angeles, and together with Assemblymember Nazarian, we're taking action to shore up our buildings and better protect our city from the inevitable," said Mayor Garcetti. "AB428 would take an important step in making my seismic resilience plan a reality, providing a tax benefit to help building owners complete lifesaving retrofits. I urge the State Legislature to pass this important legislation."
Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian, Katcho Achadjian, and Scott Wilk are holding an essay contest in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th-12th grade are invited to participate in the essay contest to support the world-wide efforts to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its centennial anniversary.
Winners will be awarded a scholarship, flown up to the State Capitol on April 20th, 2015 to take part in the Legislature’s centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, and receive special recognition from the Assemblymen. In addition to being recognized by the caucus, winning entries will be displayed at a special exhibit dedicated to Armenians at the California State Museum in Sacramento.
The three winners will be contacted directly and announced to the mainstream and Armenian media on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
The State of California and 43 U.S. States have joined over 20 governments around the world recognizing the Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish regime a century ago. The Government of Turkey threatens to retaliate against nations, including the United States, who recognized the Genocide (HR 148, 1975).
Write a letter to President Obama, discussing actions the United States should take regarding the Armenian Genocide and persuading the Republic of Turkey away from denying its past history.
Please see the attached materials for historical context.
Copies of submissions will be transmitted to the White House and posted online.
Paper Format: 500 words, double-spaced 12-point font.
Please include your name, age, high school, grade, teacher’s name and subject area, city, phone #, and email address at the top of the essay.
Essay Deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015.
Assembly Bill (AB) 24 Requires Drivers to Enroll in a DMV Employer Pull Notice Program, Participate in a Department of Justice Finger-Print Background Check, & Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (Sherman Oaks) introduced a consumer protection and public safety bill to establish basic public safety standards for drivers of charter party carriers, such as limousines, buses, and transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft.
“Ridesharing is simply high-tech hitchhiking,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “Consumers are being blindly picked-up by complete strangers and entrusting them with their safety. As a public servant, I want to ensure your driver gets you home safely through the enactment of common sense safety measures.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian today announced that $200,000 in tax credits was awarded to Sentry Control Systems, LCC in Van Nuys. With the support of the tax credit, Sentry Control Systems will add 35 additional full time employees in the 46th Assembly District through the California Competes Tax Credit program.
“I am thrilled Sentry Control Systems has received a $200,000 tax credit to help them expand their excellent local business. I will continue fighting for small businesses in Sacramento,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.
Caltrans Establishes New Rules for Setting Yellow-Light Times; Creating Safer Streets
Sherman Oaks (CA) – For all those motorists struck with the dilemma of slamming on the breaks or potentially running a red light, there is good news! Thanks to the efforts of Assemblymember Nazarian, Caltrans released its California Traffic Control Device Manual with updates to increase yellow light timing up to .05-.07 of a second by using the actual speed of flowing traffic rather than the posted speed limit in state engineering calculations.
46th District Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian marks successful year in the California Legislature.
Sacramento (CA) – Last week, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian marked the end of a very successful and highly productive year in the California State Assembly. The Assemblymember passed nine bills from both the Assembly and State Senate; three of which have already been signed into law.
“This session, we reaffirmed California as a leader of forward-thinking policy. We passed vital legislation to help our film and aerospace industries become competitive and bring jobs back home. We passed a landmark ban on single-use plastic bags and passed the first ever kill switch for smartphones – protecting consumers from identity and property theft. We also passed legislation providing paid sick days and ensuring rental units remain affordable to help hard working families,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Could the popular Orange Line buses in the San Fernando Valley be replaced by light-rail trains? A bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown has opened up that possibility. And that opens up the debate over whether the highly popular busway might be converted into a light-rail line.
While the Orange Line is popular, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said whether it's with the current buses or with a new light rail, there is room for improvement.
Governor signs legislation to allow a Continuous Revenue Fund in the State Budget
Sacramento (CA) – On July 9th, Governor Brown signed AB 1625 to establish a continuous Special Revenue Fund within the state budget, for the California Arts Council (CAC). AB 1625 authored by Assembly Member Nazarian (D- Sherman Oaks) allows the CAC to properly leverage private and public donations and more effectively finance special arts projects throughout the state.
Under the Arts Council’s statutory authority, the CAC is able to receive gifts and donations. In order to receive donations the CAC must first request and the Department of Finance (DOF) must approve a Special Deposit Fund account where these donations can be stored.