Press Releases

February 03, 2012

SACRAMENTO-AB 1432, dubbed Caylee's Law, passed the Assembly Thursday with overwhelming, bipartisan support. Caylee's Law would make it a misdemeanor in California to fail to report the death or disappearance of a child, aged 14 or younger, to law authorities within 24 hours. This legislation was inspired by the recent death of 2-year old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days. Her mother, although acquitted of the charge of murder, evoked outrage nationwide for failing to report her child's disappearance.

November 22, 2011

California federal and state legislators hold special event to recognize women vets and announce available assistance for servicemembers

LOS ANGELES – During a special event to recognize the commitments and sacrifices of women veterans, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) honored a female vet, Lauren Williams, and a veterans service organization, Military Women in Need, for their exemplary service to America's veterans.

November 04, 2011

SACRAMENTO – In an unusual achievement for a freshman policymaker, five substantive bills authored by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell were passed by both branches of the state Legislature and by mid-October all five were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. In her first bid for public office, Mitchell was elected to the Assembly last November, was appointed Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services in January, and in less than a year she has succeeded in putting laws on the books of the California Code.

November 04, 2011

LOS ANGELES – At a public meeting called October 13 to address both urgent and long term needs of children in the 47th District, Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) was quick to respond when a member of the audience shouted out, What are you going to do about the incarceration of so many of our young people? with an equally pointed question, Not me, we!. What are we going to do about it?

November 04, 2011

SACRAMENTO – CalWORKs recipients, program staff and policy experts painted a complex picture of child poverty and how CalWORKs functions to deter and relieve it at a legislative hearing. Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell presided at the hearing, being joined by Assemblymen Wesley Chesbro, Felipe Fuentes and Richard Pan.

September 26, 2011

WHAT: Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Hearing on Potential Budget Impacts of Congressional Super Committee Deficit Reduction Program Cuts

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 4202

WHY: State programs receive substantial federal funding and are at risk for cuts

HOW: Super Committee mandated to recommend cuts to reduce deficit or massive cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Military spending are triggered by Thanksgiving

July 22, 2011

(Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 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 June 7th with bipartisan support.

July 22, 2011

(Sacramento) AB 727, which would require that at least 50% of the foods sold in vending machines in state buildings meet minimum nutritional and sustainability standards, passed out of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee with a 7-5 vote and the Senate Health Committee with a 6-3 vote.  The bill, authored by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) declares a preference for the availability of at least one California grown food in each concession and cafeteria in state buildings.

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