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Proposal Authorizes Attorney General to Label Potentially Unconstitutional Measures on Signature Petitions
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee today approved Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) initiative reform proposal that authorizes the Attorney General to label potentially unconstitutional measures on signature petitions.
“The recently proposed anti-gay ballot measure violates the spirit of the initiative system,” said Rendon. “Voters should be informed when they sign on to a potentially unconstitutional proposal.”
Legislation Provides Record Review Process for CPUC Decisions
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that establishes a court review process for California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decisions today cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
“Recent controversies within the CPUC prove the need for enduring oversight,” Rendon said. “Allowing for record review of CPUC decisions holds the commission accountable for its actions while providing consumers an opportunity to pursue justice.”
Update to L.A. River Master Plan Focuses Attention and Resources on Lower River
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that spurs much-needed revitalization of the Lower L.A. River today passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee by a unanimous 15-0 vote.
“After decades of neglect, it’s time to focus attention and resources on the Lower L.A. River and its neighboring communities,” Rendon said. “Assembly Bill 530 updates the L.A. River Master Plan to include specific plans to revitalize the Lower River and provides residents of the Southeast the opportunity to engage with vibrant and accessible green space.”
"California lawmakers approved bills yesterday dealing with hydraulic fracturing's effect on seismic activity and methane emissions.
The Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed A.B. 1490 and A.B. 1501, both by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D), who represents part of Los Angeles. The committee approved both bills 5-3.
A.B. 1490 would put a moratorium on nearby fracking after an earthquake of 2.0 or greater in magnitude, until the state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources determines that fracking does not heighten the risk of seismic activity. The bill does not yet specify how far a well could be located from the epicenter of the earthquake and still continue operations.
Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, announced proposals Monday that would allow legal challenges to California Public Utilities Commission rulings to be heard in Superior Court. Current law requires plaintiffs to take their case to an appellate court, which may or may not take up the case.
Legislation Creates New Transparency and Oversight Mechanisms
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today expanded his legislation to reform the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to ensure court review of CPUC decisions and to create an Inspector General and Public Advisor.
“The activities of the CPUC have been hidden under a shroud of secrecy that needs to be lifted,” Rendon said. “The proposed reforms serve as a step toward restoring the CPUC’s accountability to the public.”
Exhibit Will Be Displayed In Capitol Rotunda from April 21 to May 1
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), along with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, will host a reception and display of artifacts of the “Flying Tigers” on Monday, April 20.
Following the reception, the artifacts will be displayed at the second floor rotunda of the Capitol from April 21 to May 1.
"Much of the Lower L.A. River basin has not been developed to include open and accessible green space. This has been a disservice to residents of the area, many of whom are low-income and Spanish-speaking and deserve the opportunity to interact with the river that flows through their communities," says Anthony Rendon…
Susanne Weiss Goldsmith Was Part of “Kindertransport” Rescue Mission
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) honored Susanne Weiss Goldsmith today as part of the Assembly’s annual observance of California Holocaust Remembrance Week. Weiss Goldsmith was part of the Kindertransport, a mission that rescued 10,000 predominantly Jewish children and placed them in foster homes in Great Britain.
“Susanne’s inspiring journey exemplifies the resiliency of the human spirit and what we can achieve when banding together,” Rendon said. “We have a duty to remember the Holocaust and renew our commitment to stand up against injustice in any form.”
Proposal Makes Petition Signatures Open to California Public Records Act
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today instructed Legislative Counsel to draft a proposal to counter “The Sodomite Suppression Act,” the barbaric ballot initiative calling for legalizing the murder of LGBT Californians.
“Voters must be informed when a petition they sign violates the United States Constitution,” said Rendon. “My proposal is simple: initiative signatures – particularly those that give permission to violate constitutional rights – shall be subject to the California Public Records Act.”