Press Releases

September 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTCharles.Stewart@sen.ca.gov 213-745-6656 (District Office)

Myriam.Valdez@sen.ca.gov 916-651-4030 (Capitol office) / 661-801-3180 (cell)

 Governor Brown Signs Bill Making California a “Housing First” State

September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Contact: Charles Stewart

213/745-6656 office 310/251-4567 cell

 

Sex trafficked minors will no longer be charged with prostitution

Instead of being treated as criminals, youths to get supervision and counseling services

 

August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Contact:   Charles Stewart

(213) 745-6656 office  (213) 210-1023 cell

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Holly J. Mitchell’s measure to assure availability of face-to-face visits in California jails has been approved by the state Legislature and now heads to the Governor for final approval.

Diminished contact with relatives negatively impacts family cohesion, particularly for children.

August 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
August 25, 2016     

Contact:  Charles Stewart

(213)745-6656 o (310)251-4567 c

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Legislature has voted to send the Governor a proposal that the law be changed to deem persons under the age of 18 who might previously have been charged with criminal prostitution as victims of sex trafficking, eligible for treatment rather than prosecution.

August 24, 2016

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Contact:   Charles Stewart (213) 745-6656 office

(213) 210-1023 cell

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Holly J. Mitchell’s measure to restrict the practice of civil asset forfeiture of private property seized by law enforcement agencies in California has been approved by the state Legislature and now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for final approval.

August 18, 2016

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August 15, 2016

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Contact:  Charles Stewart
August 16, 2016 
(213)745-6656 office
(310)251-4567 cell

Bill to Reduce Permanent Property Seizures by Law Enforcement Passes

Seized assets valued at less than $40,000 must be returned unless owner convicted

July 08, 2016

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Contact: Charles Stewart
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 “I am utterly dismayed over the race-based killing of law enforcement officers in Dallas on Thursday, and the ongoing homicide of Black men at the hands of law enforcement nationwide.

“Based on what we have learned about these acts of violence so far, they are racist and wrong.

June 28, 2016

 

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Contact: Charles Stewart
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STATEMENT

Despite swell of support, drug reform bill stalls in committee

June 15, 2016

Legislative Women’s Caucus

State Budget Press Conference & Rally

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11am

East side of Capitol

STATEMENT

 

Good morning

I stand before you pleased that 2016 is the year we finally say good-bye to a rule that has been dubbed in the press as “California’s Worst Law.”