Press Releases

Friedman Earns Top Spot on California Small Business Association’s Honor Roll

SACRAMENTO – This week, the California Small Business Association (CSBA), a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to represent and advocate for California’s small businesses, released their 2019 Legislative Honor Roll.  Receiving the highest possible honor, Assemblymember Laura Friedma

Friedman’s Gun Safety Legislation Passes Education Committee with Unanimous Support

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, a gun safety bill by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) passed its first test with bipartisan support in the Assembly Education Committee.  Assembly Bill 276 will curb youth access to firearms by requiring schools to send home valuable safe firearm storage information to families. 

 

Governor Signs Friedman’s Bill Encouraging Affordable Housing Near Metro’s Orange Line

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Governor Newsom signed into law legislation put forward by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that will bring growth and opportunity to the area surrounding the San Fernando Valley’s Orange Line. The measure, Assembly Bill 1560, was sponsored by the Valley Industry Commerce Association (VICA). 

 

California Becomes First State in the Nation to Ban Fur

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.

Friedman’s Affordable Housing Bills Signed by Governor

BURBANK – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined Governor Gavin Newsom in South Los Angeles for a press conference where the Governor signed an historic package of housing legislation. Included in this housing package were two measures by Assemblymember Friedman, Assembly Bill 671 and Assembly Bi

California Moves One Step Closer Towards Safe Streets

SACRAMENTO – Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that will put the brakes on illegal street racing and reckless driving on California’s roads has passed the legislature with broad, bipartisan support and now heads to Governor Newsom for his signature.

 

Friedman Bill to Curb the Damage Done by Wildfire Heads to Governor’s Desk

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.

The End of Fur: Friedman’s Fur Ban on Way to Governor’s Desk

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.