SACRAMENTO – Today, California made history by becoming the first state in the nation to ban fur. The measure, Assembly Bill 44, was spearheaded by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and signed into law by Governor Newsom this morning.
SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1516, a measure by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that will make homes and communities more resilient to wildfires.
During 2017 and 2018 California experienced the largest fires ever recorded in its history. In 2017, over 1.3 million acres burned in high-severity wildfires and over 10,000 structures were destroyed. In 2018, over 1.8 million acres burned and over 22,700 structures were destroyed. Over one hundred Californians have died from wildfires over the last two years. The legislation was inspired by the findings of firefighting experts after investigating the sites where these wildfires had hit the hardest.
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, California took one final step closer towards becoming the first state in the nation to ban the sale and manufacture of fur.
On a 27-8 vote, Assembly Bill 44, by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), passed the Senate Floor and then passed a concurrence vote in the Assembly. The bill is now on the desk of Governor Newsom, awaiting his signature.
Friedman’s Bill Requiring Caltrans to Address Climate Change Heads to the Governor
SACRAMENTO – On Monday, a measure authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) requiring the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to factor in our state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in future updates to the California Transportation Plan passed the legislature.
SACRAMENTO – On Friday, animal welfare advocates and opponents of the fur trade won a significant victory as landmark legislation banning fur in California passed a key vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The measure, Assembly Bill 44, by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), would implement a statewide prohibition on the sale and manufacture of new fur products in California. If successful, it would make California the first state in the nation to ban fur.