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Ramos: congratulates Bonta for ‘securing justice in Indian Country’

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) released the following statement upon learning of the the 26-years to life sentencing of Jarrett Blue Rucker who killed Milton “Yogi” McGarva on March 9, 2020. McGarva was a member of Pit River Tribe and a victim of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) crisis.

Ramos announces 2024 bill package

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) announced his 2024 bill package that deals with issues ranging from public safety to youth homelessness to education to mental health services. 

Ramos measure would require K-12 education accurately reflect historical mistreatment of Native Americans

SACRAMENTO—When teaching about the Spanish Mission and Gold Rush Eras, California public schools would be required to teach the true history of the impact on California Native Americans during those periods if AB 1821, is approved. Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino), the first California Native American elected to the legislature, introduced the measure today.  

Ramos measure would count prior convictions in determining penalties for retail theft crimes if approved by legislature and then voters

SACRAMENTO—Prosecutors will find it easier to seek sterner penalties against retail theft suspects if a bill, AB 1772, introduced today by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) is approved by the legislature, governor and then wins voter approval. If approved, store thefts would no longer be processed as a misdemeanor with no jail time if a suspect has been convicted of two or more specified theft-related offenses, and punishment could range from imprisonment in the county jail ranging from six months to as long as three years.

Ramos commends L.A. City Council for helping implement Feather Alert system to protect missing Native Americans

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today after the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion recently requesting a report from the Los Angeles Police Department about implementing the state’s nearly year-old Feather Alert system. Ramos authored the legislation that alerts the public when a Native American individual goes missing, similar to AMBER alerts.

Ramos crafts balanced approach in changes to warehouse placement bill

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) today announced he is strengthening health and clean air protections in his bill, AB 1748, regarding siting of local warehouses as early as this week.

The amended version of the legislation will be heard in the 2024 legislative session in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. A date has not yet been determined for the hearing.