Press Releases

August 25, 2016 - Bill assuring face to face family visits in CA jails heads to Governor

August 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 - Proposal to re-define minors involved in sex-for-pay as trafficking victims passes

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.

Bill limiting forfeiture of property to police without conviction heads to Governor

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.

Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution Charges Against Minors Passes

August 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   Contact:  Charles Stewart
August 18, 2016                                                                                               (213)745-6656 o
                                                                                                                       (310)251-4567 c

Press Release: Sen. Holly Mitchell SB 443 to Reduce Permanent Property Seizures by Law Enforcement Passes

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

Senator Holly J. Mitchell dismayed at gun deaths in TX, MN and LA

July 08, 2016

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Contact: Charles Stewart
213/745-6656 o 310/251-4567 cell

 

 “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.

Despite swell of support, drug reform bill stalls in committee

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

Press Statement - Senator Holly J. Mitchell statement from the California Women's Caucus on the State Budget

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.”

Governing Institute and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation Select California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell as Lois M. DeBerry Scholarship Recipient

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

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

June 06, 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.