FRIEDMAN INTRODUCES BILL TO REQUIRE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS

SACRAMENTO, CA—On Friday, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced landmark gun safety legislation, Assembly Bill 276, that would require all firearms to be kept safe and secured by Department of Justice-approved locking systems. The bill is sponsored by the Gifford’s Law Center and the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence.

Friedman to Join with a Coalition of Legislators and Advocates to Announce Proposals to Combat Childhood Poverty

SACRAMENTO— On Tuesday, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) will join a coalition of legislators and community leaders representing more than 35 organizations from across the state will hold a press conference calling for smart investments to end deep child poverty based on the recommendations issued by the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force. Following the press conference, the community leaders will fan out throughout the Capitol as part of an advocacy day where they will meet with legislators.

FRIEDMAN INTRODUCES BILL TO BAN THE SALE OF FUR IN CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO, CA—Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced the California State Fur Ban, Assembly Bill 44, to prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur products throughout the state of California. The bill is sponsored by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, Animal Hope in Legislation, and the Humane Society of the United States.

 

FRIEDMAN’S ‘ZERO TRAFFIC FATALITIES’ LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed into law a measure by Assemblymember Laura Friedman that addresses increased traffic-related injuries and fatalities and speeds across the state. AB 2363 creates a Task Force to review current methodology when setting speed limits, then to report and recommend to the legislature how fatalities as a result of vehicle related collisions can be reduced to zero.

 

           “Speed and safety have been priorities for me since I first became a resident of Glendale. Speed limits and traffic-related fatalities continue to rise, despite a Master Bicycle Plan and investment in engineering to slow the flow of traffic. This policy will begin to address injuries and fatalities as a result of increased speeds across the state.” –Assemblymember Friedman