SACRAMENTO— A bill requiring the Department of Justice to implement procedures for employees assigned to the Bureau of Gambling Control to track those hours and expenses that can be charged to the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today. The measure, AB 553, was introduced by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino).
SACRAMENTO—Unused facilities at Patton State Hospital can be leased to a nonprofit corporation or local government to provide mental health and homeless services following the governor’s approval of AB 349 which takes effect in January. Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) introduced the measure.
Today tribal leaders, victims, local law enforcement and lawmakers gathered today to learn how the a new tool – the Feather Alert – will work to help law enforcement quickly notify the public about missing Native Americans and enlist their aid. The law, AB 1314, took effect in January and was authored by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino), the first and only California Native American elected to the legislature.
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino), the first and only California Native American elected to the legislature, announced he received an award from the California Native American Heritage Commission for serving as the longest serving chair. Ramos received the award last night at the California Tribal Chairpersons’ Association.
Please note: the celebration was broadcast on Assemblymember Ramos’s Facebook page. It was recorded and can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/AsmJamesRamos
SACRAMENTO—A measure prohibiting California State University campuses from using Native American remains and cultural artifacts for teaching or research cleared the Senate Education Committee today on a 5-0 vote. The bill also requires the CSU system to follow recommendations from the State Auditor—and to obey state and federal laws—by repatriating remains and sacred artifacts to appropriate tribes.
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) today commented on the upcoming California Native American Day, to be celebrated on Sept. 22:
SACRAMENTO-- California State University administrators faced skeptical legislators and tribal leaders during a joint informational oversight hearing today over their decades-long failure to return 698,200 Native American human remains and artifacts to appropriate tribal descendants in violation of state and federal laws. Assemblymember James C.
SACRAMENTO—The Ayala Drive overcrossing on State Route 210 in San Bernardino County will be renamed in honor of longtime City of Rialto firefighter, Scott “Buckshot” Schwingel, who died of job-related colon cancer.
SAN BERNARDINO—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) announced today that Fontana resident Angelica Macias was selected as the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation 2023 Scholarship recipient for the 45th Assembly District and will receive $5,000.