Press Releases

June 26, 2012

AB 389, which would set standards for delivery of blood clotting products and related equipment for home use by people with bleeding disorders, has passed the state Senate and now awaits the Governor's signature to become law. The bill was adopted on a vote of 47 ayes, no nays.

May 15, 2012

Statement by Holly Mitchell, Chair, Budget Subcommittee 1

Regrettably, the May revision to the 2012/13 state budget, even in the face of a 16 billion dollar deficit, is a profound disappointment on many levels, promising to compound the blows of the past by continuing pain into the foreseeable future.

California now faces unacceptable infrastructure decay, the slide of education to last place, police layoffs, and elimination of investments in people and projects that would create jobs.

May 04, 2012

(Sacramento, CA) AB 1709, authored by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and requiring that a minor have the right to a jury trial if the verdict or decision in the case may legally affect his sentence or status in future criminal cases, has passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety.

April 30, 2012

AB 2348 will expand access to women seeking reproductive health care

A bill by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) that will increase access to birth control for poor and rural women has passed the Assembly Business & Professions committee on a 6-3, party-line vote.

April 12, 2012

Discussion of film and prospects for a no-waste culture follows

WHAT: Bag It! A documentary and community discussion about environmental action

WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2012 7 p.m.

WHERE: West Los Angeles College ATA 128 (Theatre Room)
9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. Parking Lot 5

April 12, 2012

UCLA students interview of Survivor submitted to Assembly's Holocaust Memorial Project

WHAT: 2012 Assembly Holocaust Memorial Ceremony & Luncheon

WHEN: Monday, April 16, 2012 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Luncheon 12:30-2 p.m.)

WHERE: The California State Capitol, Floor of the Assembly. Luncheon: The Capitol, East Lawn

WHY: To honor Holocaust Survivors through student recordings of their tribulations

April 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO – In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients and their caregivers spoke movingly today to lawmakers of how often the program is all that stands between lives lived at home in familiar communities – and stark institutionalization. After hearing the testimony and weighing the fiscal, legal and human impacts, the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services voted, in accord with the recommendation of its chair, Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), to spare the program from a cut to key services.

February 18, 2012

Open house to feature works of art by 47th district resident

LOS ANGELES, CA — February 18, 2011 —Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell (D-47) once again opens her district office in Culver City on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an exhibit of art by a resident of the 47th district, conversation about legislative and local issues, as well as refreshments.

February 08, 2012

Democratic Legislators Act to Relieve Burden of Rising Public College Fees on Middle Class

Los Angeles—Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-47) joined Assembly leaders today in introducing major new legislation to create the Middle Class Scholarship program. AB 1501, introduced by Speaker John A. Pérez and co-authored by Assemblywoman Mitchell, whose district includes UCLA, would provide thousands of dollars in savings for middle-income families with students enrolled in California's public higher education system.

February 03, 2012

A new anti-metal theft law, authored by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, stiffens penalties for a crime that's epidemic and makes the punishment more reflective of the millions of dollars in damage caused to property when copper wiring is stolen.

Due to the increasing value of metal, more and more thieves are stealing copper wiring from construction sites, digging up underground telecommunication wires and cutting wires at utility stations, said Carter, a Rialto Democrat whose measure,  AB-316,  went into effect on Jan.1.