Press Releases

Thursday, February 13, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) will demand an audit of the Alameda County, the Fresno County, and the Los Angeles County sheriffs’ departments when she testifies before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Feb. 26, 2020. The audit that she requests will be of realignment funds, money given by the state to counties to move incarcerated people from prisons to county jails.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Seeking to stop research laboratories from testing chemicals on dogs, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) today introduced legislation to halt the practice. Advancements in technology have provided alternative methods to test the effects of chemicals, such as human cell-based tests, computer models and other approaches.

“Testing on dogs is unethical and unnecessary,” said Kamlager. “No animal deserves to suffer like this. We must press for change and use scientifically proven alternatives from the 21st century.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to protect and expand the Baldwin Hills Conservancy. Assembly Bill 2000, the Baldwin Hills and Urban Watersheds Conservancy Act, expands the boundaries to include the Southern Ballona Creek Watershed and Upper Dominguez Channel area, changes the name to the Baldwin Hills and Urban Watersheds Conservancy and repeals the January 1, 2026 sunset date.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, on the 47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Assemblymember Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to remove a significant barrier to abortion access – cost. AB 1973, the Abortion Affordability Act, eliminates insurance copays and deductibles for abortion services.

Abortion foes in state legislatures across the country are emboldened and have been approving bans or serious restrictions on abortion. Assemblymember Kamlager is committed to fighting back against the pernicious attacks upon sexual and reproductive health care.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove to incorporate implicit bias training into continued education for healthcare professionals, lawyers and judges (D-Los Angeles).

Kamlager-Dove’s Assembly Bill 241 requires implicit bias training as a component of continued medical education (CME) for licensees under the Medical Board, Physician Assistant Board and Board of Registered Nursing.

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.”