Press Releases

July 18, 2011

Assemblymember Mitchell Introduces Caylee's Law

Under AB 1432 Failure to Promptly Report a Missing or Deceased Child will be a Felony

July 14, 2011

SACRAMENTO-On Wednesday, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) introduced AB 1432, dubbed Caylee's Law, which would make it a felony in California to fail to report the death or disappearance of a child, aged 14 or younger, to law authorities within 24 hours. Calls for such legislation have been inspired by the recent case of the death, ruled a homicide, of 2-year old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days. Her mother, while having been acquitted of the charge of murder, has evoked outrage nationwide for failing to report her child's disappearance.

July 08, 2011

The first annual Christmas-in-July will bring children from under-served communities who have demonstrated scholastic improvement during the school year to Kenneth Hahn State Park from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 9th in the 47th District, for a day of fun, healthy activity, education – and gifts. Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest has volunteered to be the event's  Summer Santa.

June 28, 2011

We had to pass this budget.  All of us must take action together in order to get our state back on a stable course.

I voted yes because this budget is a forward step towards the future, it:

June 17, 2011

As the constitutional deadline rapidly approached for adoption of California's annual state budget, I remained aware that voters have clearly indicated they regard this as a fundamental responsibility of their Governor and Legislature. Nonetheless efforts to do this on a bipartisan basis, utilizing ‘bridge funding' to allow additional revenue to be applied to offset the $9.6 billion deficit that remains, weren't yielding a budget compromise, despite the $14 billion in cuts to state programs already approved this year.

June 03, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) AB 396, authored by Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell, passed the Assembly with unanimous support on May 26, 2011. It directs the State Department of Health Care Services to maximize the federal government's contribution to payments for health care services provided by counties and the state to juveniles in custody.

May 24, 2011

(Sacramento, CA)  A measure joint authored by Assemblymembers Holly Mitchell (D-South Los Angeles) and Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) to protect homeless youths from being ticketed and harassed for loitering passed the Assembly unanimously Tuesday, with bipartisan support.

May 20, 2011

Sacramento, CA - ACR 41, which would designate a portion of State Highway Route 405 in Los Angeles County as the CHP Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz Memorial Highway, passed the Assembly on May 19 with bipartisan support.

On June 22, 2010 Officer Ortiz pulled a vehicle over for a carpool violation on the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles.  While approaching the vehicle, another car driving along the shoulder struck Officer Ortiz and his motorcycle.  Sadly, two weeks later Officer Ortiz passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

May 19, 2011

Sacramento, CA - AB 667, which updates the medical criteria used in many situations to qualify a child for transfer from an acute inpatient setting to a subacute care facility, often at lower cost, passed the Assembly on May 11 without opposition.

Currently, children whose needs could be adequately provided for in a subacute facility are often not transferred from the hospital's intensive care unit because they do not meet the conditions specified in regulations.

May 05, 2011

Assemblymember Holly Mitchell extends warm wishes for the celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Today commemorates the 149th anniversary of the victory of Mexico over French invaders on Mexican soil, said Assemblywoman Mitchell, whose Los Angeles-based district includes many residents of Mexican descent. Cinco de Mayo has become very much a day on which Americans celebrate Mexican and Mexican-American culture. This is a tradition we should encourage – and enjoy!