Press Releases

Holly Mitchell Bill would Authorize HIV Tests for Babies When Parent Can't

August 09, 2013

AB 506, which would allow a social worker to order an HIV test for an infant in temporary or full custody of the courts, when a parent or guardian is unavailable to provide consent, has been sent to the Governor's desk. Introduced in the Assembly by Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), the bill passed both houses of the Legislature with bipartisan support.

State Party Backs Mitchell Bill to Aid Poor Families

August 02, 2013

Sacramento - Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell's bill to repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule in the CalWORKs program, AB 271, has been declared a priority by California's Democratic Party (CDP), as it awaits action in the state Senate. CalWORKs benefits are normally based, in part, on the number of family members in a household – except when a child is born into a family that is already receiving aid, in which case current law does not allow additional assistance despite increased need.

CLBC members seek Florida convention boycott, federal civil rights review in response to jury's verdict in trial on Trayvon Martin shooting death

July 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO – July 16, 2013 – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today strongly urged demonstrators protesting the not guilty verdicts handed down by a Sanford, Florida jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting death trial to express themselves in a peaceful, nonviolent manner that respects the rights, freedoms and quality of life of California's residents, business owners and neighborhoods.

Bill To Allow Rehab Class Credits For County Prisoners Moves Forward

May 30, 2013

Holly Mitchell measure would let some inmates learn-to-earn shorter sentences

Sacramento -- Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell's bill, AB 624, to allow counties to give their sheriffs authority to award inmates time credits toward reduced sentences for classes taken to improve employability, literacy or social skills will be brought up for a full vote on the Senate floor next week.

Assembly Passes Holly Mitchell's Repeal of Cap on Family Aid

May 30, 2013

AB 271 would lift cap on aid for CalWORKs families which have more children

Sacramento - Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell's bill to repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule in the CalWORKs program, AB 271, has been passed on a bipartisan vote of the Assembly. CalWORKs benefits are normally based, in part, on the number of family members in a household – except when a child is born into a family that is already receiving those benefits.

Fiscal Committee passes Assemblymember Mitchell's Bill to Allow California Access to Federal Funding for 'Health Home Services' for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

May 24, 2013

Sacramento -- Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell's bill to provide California with the opportunity to access 90% federal matching funds for Health Home Services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, AB 361, has been passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 361 would allow the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to participate in the Health Home for Enrollees with Chronic Conditions option under the federal Affordable Care Act and provide funding for comprehensive care management and care coordination. 

Fiscal Committee passes Assemblymember Holly Mitchell's Fracking Moratorium

May 24, 2013

Sacramento - Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell's bill to impose a moratorium on the practice of fracking in California, AB 1323, is the only one of three proposed bans passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Testifying before the committee, Assemblywoman Mitchell vigorously defended the need for the ban, challenging the notion that any loss to the state in future oil revenues could be allowed to outweigh potential costs, in terms of quality of life and home values, imposed on those living in the vicinity of fracturing sites.