Press Releases

Friedman’s Fur Ban Clears Major Hurdle in State Senate

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.

FRIEDMAN NAMES CRESCENTA VALLEY INSURANCE AS ‘SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR’

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, as part of this year’s California Small Business Day celebration, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) recognized Crescenta Valley Insurance as the 43rd Assembly District’s 2019 Small Business of the Year.  She presented the award to President Rick Dinger and his wife Heather Dinger at a luncheon hosted by the California Small Business Association (CSBA).

 

            California Small Business Day is an annual celebration created by the passage of House Resolution 57 in 2000.  Over 1,500 business owners and representatives of small businesses from across California gathered this year, to be honored by legislators and other state leaders.  The day was created to honor the small businesses and entrepreneurs of California who make outstanding contributions to the economy, workforce, and communities throughout our state.

FRIEDMAN NAMES BURBANK ARTS FOR ALL ‘NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR’

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) honored the Burbank Arts for All Foundation as the 43rd Assembly District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.  Burbank Arts for All Foundation was honored as part of the fourth annual California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol.  Each year, approximately 100 nonprofit organizations are honored from communities across California by

Friedman’s Fur Ban Passes Assembly Floor

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the California State Assembly passed legislation introduced by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) implementing a statewide prohibition on the sale and transfer of new fur products in California.  The measure, Assembly Bill 44, would make California the first state in the nation to ban the sale or transfer of fur.

Friedman’s Bill to Protect Tenants Passes Assembly Floor

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, a bill by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that extends the period that landlords must give rent increase notices to tenants of month-to-month units passed the Assembly Floor. The measure, AB 1110, would expand the notification requirement to 90 days for rent increases between 10-15%, and 120 days if the increase is higher than 15%.

Friedman’s Bill Encouraging Affordable Housing Near Orange Line Passes Assembly Floor

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed 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 bill is co-authored by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Van Nuys) and sponsored by the Valley Industry Commerce Association (VICA).

Friedman’s Affordable Housing Bill Passes the Assembly with Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO – Last week, legislation put forward by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that will help affordable housing organizations significantly increase the number of families they can serve passed the Assembly Floor with unanimous, bipartisan, support.

The bill, AB 587, will create a much-needed exemption for affordable housing organizations like Habitat for Humanity to sell deed-restricted land to eligible low-income homeowners.

            “We’re absolutely thrilled! This bill is a major game changer for Habitat and exciting news for housing in California.” said Debbie Arakel, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity California. “With high land costs being one of the greatest barriers to providing affordable homeownership, this bill allows Habitat to better leverage property. We can double our home production in many communities and provide even more homeownership opportunities for low income families throughout the state.”