SACRAMENTO—A bill aimed to increase the number of first-time home buyers in the state of California through the California Statewide Housing Plan was approved today by the governor. Assemblymember James Ramos (D-San Bernardino) introduced the measure, AB 1508.
SACRAMENTO—Local agencies charging mitigation fees for development projects will be required to share more information in their annual reports about how those charges are being used and better inform payees of their rights to request an audit under a bill signed today by the governor. The bill, AB 516 was authored by Assemblymember James C. Ramos.
SACRAMENTO--Constructing temporary sleeping cabins – which are less than 250 square feet – used to shelter the homeless will be less expensive with the governor’s approval of a measure that allows these temporary shelters to be built without fire sprinklers but with alternative fire safety standards. Assemblymember James C.
SACRAMENTO—Legislation granting tribal law enforcement agencies and tribal courts access to a national data network providing local and state law enforcement agencies with information used to investigate crimes and a message system maintained by the Federal Bureau of
SACRAMENTO—California State University campuses will be required to follow State Auditor recommendations for repatriation of Native American human remains and items wrongfully in their possession and prohibited from using Native American remains and cultural artifacts for purposes of teaching or research and to the appropriate tribes under legislation signed today by Governor Gavin Newsom.
SACRAMENTO—A mural depicting California Native American history will be incorporated as part of a legislative hearing room as part of any construction, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, or reconstruction work undertaken for the legislature’s annex under AB 1459 signed today by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Assemblymember James C.
SACRAMENTO—University of California (UC) campuses will face two additional state audits in the wake of slow progress in returning wrongly held Native American human remains and cultural artifacts to the appropriate tribes under a bill, AB 226, signed today by the governor and authored by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino). Federal and state law required UC to return the human remains and items by 1995.
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino)and Yurok Tribal Chairman Joe James today issued the following statement upon learning of the governor’s veto of AB 273 which would have established additional requirements for social workers, probation officers, and juvenile courts when a child or non-minor dependent (NMD) is missing from foster care, including immediate notification requirements, hearing timelines, and due diligence reporting deadlines.
SACRAMENTO—California Community Colleges and California State Universities will be required to stock fentanyl test strips at the campus health center and provide information about how to use the strips under legislation authored by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.