Press Releases

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 19, 2016

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August 15, 2016

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August 16, 2016 
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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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 “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 29, 2016

 

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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.”

June 08, 2016

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Contact: Charles Stewart
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Governing Institute and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation Select California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell as Lois M. DeBerry Scholarship Recipient
Annual Scholarship Funds Women in Government Leadership Program Participant

June 07, 2016

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Contact: Charles Stewart
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STATEMENT

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell questions Jasmine Richards conviction on old “lynch” law

On July 1 of last year, Governor Brown signed SB 629, a bill that I introduced  to delete the law’s use of the term ‘lynching’ to define the crime of unlawfully removing someone from police custody.

May 13, 2016

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016
Contact: Charles Stewart
213-745-6656 office 310-251-4567 cell

Press Statement

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell responds to Governor’s new budget

 

April 05, 2016

Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test

April 05, 2016

CONTACT: Zaineb Mohammed, Zaineb@ellabakercenter.org or 510-285-8236

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bill authored by Senator Holly Mitchell to repeal ineffective sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee.