Affordable-Housing Bill Clears Major Hurdle, Passes on Assembly Floor

The California Assembly today voted 54-25 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing.Following the vote Atkins made the following statement: “California is in crisis. Rising housing costs affect us all. Too(…)

Assembly passes Gender Recognition Act, advancing LGBTQ civil rights in California

The California Assembly Wednesday passed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins that would create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill would also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender. The(…)

LGBT Data Collection Bill Passes Legislature

 Assembly Bill 677 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), which would help ensure California public policy meets the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities, Monday passed the Assembly on concurrence and now heads to the Governor’s desk. “I want to thank all of my colleagues in the Legislature for understanding the(…)