Press Release

Friday, September 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (September 13, 2019) – California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) today abstained from voting on AB 857, a law crafted in the hopes of providing for the establishment of a local public bank by a local agency.

Monday, September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (September 9, 2019) – Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to place a moratorium on the cruel and unnecessary trophy hunting of bobcats in California passed the State Senate today on a 31-7 vote.

“California is a leader in wildlife protection and yet the state allows bobcats to be killed merely as trophies,” said Kamlager-Dove. “Nobody hunts bobcats as sustenance. The population of these small predators is self-regulating naturally. Hunting these magnificent creatures is not only without practical necessity, it is immoral.”

Monday, September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (September 9, 2019) – The Fair Pay to Play Act, seeking fair compensation for student athletes, won bipartisan support today in the State Assembly on a 72-0 vote. The bill would stop the NCAA from preventing student athletes from receiving payment in connection with the use of the student athlete’s name, image or likeness. SB 206 is authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and co-authored by Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles).

Monday, September 9, 2019

The California State Assembly on Monday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow college athletes to more easily make money off their own name, image and likeness, beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

The vote -- initially posted as 66-0, but later shown as 72-0 with 7 not voting -- all but assures that the measure will go to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).

Because the bill was amended after it had passed the State Senate, it will have to return there for a concurrence vote that could come as early as Tuesday, according to the office of Sen. Nancy Skinner, the bill's sponsor. However, the Senate approved its version of the bill by a 31-5 margin, and the bill’s basic intent remains unchanged.

If the legislation reaches Newsom’s desk, he will have 30 days to sign it or veto it. If he takes no action, the bill becomes law.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (September 3, 2019) – California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) today voted to pass SB 276, a law designed to reduce the number of improperly issued immunization exemptions.

“By ensuring medical exemptions to vaccines are reviewed and validated, SB 276 will protect the health of California’s children and greater communities,” said Kamlager-Dove. “This bill may not be a perfect solution for all families, but without the bill, immunization rates may not reach the level necessary to protect preventable disease.”