Press Release

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Daily News:

California has more than 800,000 high-schoolers playing sports, yet the state does not require schools to have athletic trainers at practices or games—and very few do. Just 25 percent of public high schools employ a full-time athletic trainer, according to CIF data from 2016-17 (athletic directors from 1,406 schools self-reported—an 88.6 percent rate).

The CATA has been working on this issue for more than three decades. California Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) has introduced Assembly Bill 1510, which would provide for the licensure and regulation of athletic trainers and establish the Athletic Trainer Licensing Committee within the California Board of Occupational Therapy. It would bar a person from practicing as an athletic trainer or using the title unless the person is licensed by the committee.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CALABASAS, CA - Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) convened a special oversight hearing to examine the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal credit information for over 145 million consumers.

This joint hearing of the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance, Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection, and Assembly Select Committee on Cyber Security heard testimony from several panelists from the public and private sector reporting on the impact of the data breach and reviewed options to protect consumers from future attacks.

Friday, October 20, 2017

(Reseda, CA) – Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) wants to hear from you. He’s hosting a town hall on Wednesday, November 8th in the Reseda High School auditorium. Joining him will be California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Here’s more in this Public Service Announcement from Assemblymember Dababneh.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – This past Saturday, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills) to increase transparency in local elections and accountability for elected officials.

“The Governor today took a huge step to improve the public’s trust in local and state government,” said Assemblymember Dababneh. “My two bills will boost voter confidence, strengthen government accountability and increase transparency of the special interests involved in our elections.”

Friday, October 13, 2017

AB 485 GraphicNew law will halt the sale of pets from inhumane puppy mills


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Governor Jerry Brown today has signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1542 by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills), which is a first-in-the-nation step toward halting the growing epidemic of social media motivated attacks, or assaults planned for the purpose of filming and posting online for internet attention.